Confirmation & Adult Inquirer's Class A Confirmation Class (for young adults) will begin in October. Parents should contact Fr. Patterson if they hav

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Confirmation & Adult Inquirer's Class

A Confirmation Class (for young adults) will begin in October. Parents should contact Fr. Patterson if they have a young adult to enroll. This class begins with an overview of the "story" of the Bible and then moves on to a study of the Catechism (as found in the 1928 BCP) with a special emphasis upon understanding the Lord's Prayer, The 10 Commandments and the Apostle's Creed. Young Adults must complete this class prior to Confirmation.

An Adult Inquirer's/New Members Class - will also be forming this fall. This class is open to any adult (or young adult) in the parish. This is a required class for any adult who wishes to seek Confirmation (which will take place sometime in the spring) and it is highly recommended for any adult who (already having been Confirmed) is interested in joining St. Marks Church.

In the adult class instruction will be offered on:

the history of the Book of Common Prayer (where did it come from?) and how to make use of it.
The logic and order of Cranmer's service of Holy Communion
An Anglican theology of Worship
"Why do you do that?" (answers to commonly asked questions about our customs and traditions)
The Mission, Vision and Values of St. Mark's Church
A brief overview of the Reformed Episcopal Church and comments upon the state of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
And more . . . .

Exact dates/times for both classes TBD based on the needs/schedule of participants. If you are interested in attending, please contact Fr. Patterson (


Father/Son Retreat


Our 2nd annual Father/Son retreat is scheduled for September 20-22.

Bear repellant is recommended but not mandatory. Just kidding.


Confirmation service - September 24th, 7 pm

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God willing, on September 24th, Bishop Hicks will Confirm Brian and Morgan Oldfield.

All are invited to attend the service at 7 pm. A reception will follow in Cranmer Hall.


Opening Eucharist for the 133rd Diocesan Council - November 7, 10:30 am


Mark your calendars - The opening Eucharist for the 133rd Diocesan Council for the Reformed Episcopal Diocese of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic will be hosted by St. Mark's Church on Thursday, November 7th at 10:30 am.

All parishioners are invited to attend.


Briefly Noted:

The Serving Schedule for September and October is online here (copies also available in the narthex).
* Choir - if you are interested in joining either the Senior or the Junior Choir, please speak with Mr. McGorrey as soon as possible.
* Grace Church Ministry Partnership - we continue to collect non-perishable food items and used clothing (in good repair) to be donated to Grace RE Church (Collingdale). Please bring in your donations on the 1st of each month. Contact Judy Palmer if you have any questions.
* Card Making Class - Are you "crafty" (or would you like to be)? A Greeting Card making class will be taught here on September 19th (6:30-9:30 pm). More information is available online.


On the Calendar:

Men's Prayer Fellowship - Saturdays at 9 - 9:30 am (meeting in the chapel).
Pipe Organ work - Saturdays at 9:30 am.
Morning and Evening Prayer* - daily (8:30 am and 4:30 pm)
Holy Communion each Thursday* at 9:15 am
Weekly Bible Study - Thursdays, at 10 am (meeting weekly)
Card Making Class - September 19th (6:30-9:30 pm)
Father/Son Retreat - September 20-22.
A service of Confirmation and Holy Communion - September 24th, 7 pm.
Commissioning of Sundy School, Children's Church and teachers at St. Mark's Nursery and Classical School - Sunday, September 29th.