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Welcome to St Mark’s Episcopal Church in Teaneck!

We worship in a light, airy, and air conditioned space, celebrating the Eucharist at 8:00 and 10:00 am on Sunday mornings. We are generous in welcoming new people, active in outreach, and a very diverse group of Christians. Our Music Director and Choir present glorious music, and the Spirit of God is present in the congregation.

Members of our congregation include Africans, African Americans, Caribbeans, Caucasians, Indians, Koreans, Latin Americans, and Native Americans - a fair representation of the Teaneck community.

Our mission is “Celebrating God’s Inclusive Love,” by which we mean that our central work is to love everyone, without exception, who enters our personal or community sphere, to love them in a way that they would recognize as loving, and to extend ourselves to give assistance where assistance is needed; for God is love, and where love is, there is God.

Come to see us! We will welcome you with open arms!

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St. Mark's is accessible to the disabled for both worship and ministry. Use the entrance on Chadwick Road.
St. Mark's doors are open all day and all evening every day for people of all faiths or none.
Parking is available in Holy Name's physicians' lot Sundays and Holidays. Follow the red parking signs to the driveway just south of the church on Grange Rd.

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Summer Liturgies at St. Mark's

June 28 through September 6

Our summer worship schedule includes Sunday Eucharist at:

  • 8:00 am (simple, contemplative inddor service)
  • 10:00 am (with special music programmed during the summer - see below)
  • 5:30 pm (held outdoors on the lawn, weather permitting)

All are welcome to join us for any of these services. Our summer services are casual and relaxed, so please come as you are and share with us in the Eucharist and the joys of the summer season!

Summer Music at St. Mark's - Classical, Folk, Gospel, Spirituals, and Everything in Between!

Sundays, July 5 through September 6, at the 10:00 am services

Our summer worship schedule includes a variety of wonderful music organized by St. Mark's Music Director George Wesner, including a number of guest musicians. Come and enjoy the liturgy and the music with us!:

  • July 5 - Music to Celebrate Our Nation's Birthday - Mary Kearney, soprano, is a member of St. Mark's choir and shares her beautiful gift of music with us each week. Bud Burridge, guest trumpeter, has been a freelance musician for over 40 years - 30 in New York City. He has been a member of the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra since 1991 and is currently the principal trumpet for the Christmas Spectacular. He has held a chair in over 20 Broadway shows and has played numerous commercial, Movie, TV and album recordings. Bud studied orchestral trumpet at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and Jazz Studies at the University of Miami. He currently resides in Manhattan with his wife and son and holds a chair at the Broadway revival of On the Town.

  • July 12 - Classical Music of the Masters I - Sarah Carter, guest cellist, enjoys a versatile career as a freelance musician in the NYC area. She is currently playing the Broadway show The Visit starring Chita Rivera. She is a member of several orchestras, including the American Symphony, American Composer's Orchestra, Westchester Philharmonic, Oratorio Society of NY, Stamford Symphony, Little Orchestra Society, Opera orchestra of New York and Radio City Music Hall.

  • July 19 - Christian Folk Music - Owen Sheridan and Kim Queren are members of St. Mark's community and creatively blend their voices bringing spiritual texts to life with simplicity and joy.

  • July 26 - Summerchoir - Our special invitation to each of you to join us in song - an informal worship service of joy and praise. All are welcome - come as you are.

  • August 2 - The Music of Sir Karl Jenkins, Welsh Musician and Composer - Mary Kearny and Yanna Huls, duo, are members of St. Mark's choir bring a distinct element with voices that are classically trained and come together as one. We are blessed to have their ministry regularly.

  • August 9 - Classical Music of the Masters II - Andrea Andros, guest violinist, is the associate concertmaster of the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Orchestra and has performed with New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players, New York Grand Opera and the Bethlehem Bach Choir. Andrea is among the leading specialists of period instruments and has recorded extensively. She also is an active free-lancer on Broadway appearing in Newsies and On the Town among others. We welcome her back to St. Mark's.

  • August 16 - Gospel Music - Ardie Walser, tenor, is a member of St. Mark's and is wonderfully gifted in communicating the Gospel message through music.

  • August 23 - The Great American Spiritual - Ben Mather, tenor, joins the St. Mark's choir for special events and is joined by his college colleagues, Joe Dodry, Steve Dodry, David Trestini, CarlosMartes, Joel Krakower, Max Ohring and Evan Wallch to sing a complex and outstanding spiritual from their repertoire as members of the Rutgers Glee Club.

  • August 30 - Classical Music of the Masters III - Fran Duffy, guest harpist has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Baltimore, Pittsburgh and New Jersey Symphony Orchestras, among others. She is an active free-lancer in the NY Metropolitan area and has been the harpist for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. On Broadway she has appeared in The Producers, Beauty and The Beast and The Fantasticks. She is an active soloist and performer throughout the country. She has performed at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in NYC and presented at Merkin Concert Hall in NYC on the Alumni Winners series. Fran received BFA and MM degrees in music performance from Carnegie Mellon University and a MM in Orchestral Performance from Manhattan School of Music.

  • September 6 - St. Mark's Praise Band - Richard Kearney, Ski Austin, Doc Pruden, Kevin DeMarrais and Owen Sheridan bring their unique sound and energy with uplifting tunes.

Tuesday Morning Prayer Services include Organic Juicing and Qigong to Start Your Day

Tuesdays, 8:30 am

Join us on Tuesday Mornings for Prayer, Juicing, and mild Chair Qigong exercises. Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention (meditation or spiritual thought). The chair exercises are designed for most anyone who can raise their arms.

The word Qigong (Chi Kung) is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is pronounced chee and is usually translated to mean the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe. The second word, Gong, pronounced gung, means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together, Qigong (Chi Kung) means cultivating energy, it is a system practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality. More information is available from the National Qigong Association.

Through gentle movement in a spiritual environment, we will seek to breathe new life and energy into our bodies while nurturing our spiritual selves. Morning prayer (from the Book of Common Prayer Daily Office) lasts about 30 minutes, the Qigong chair exercises will last approximately 15 minutes to be followed by sharing freshly made organic juices. Please feel free to bring organic fruits and vegetables to share, if you wish.

A great way to start any day! For more information contact Brenda Allen at bjstarx at gmail dot com or at 201-281-8845.

Altar Flower Donations Needed


Altar flower donations are needed during the summer. Please consider making such a donation in thanksgiving for or in memory of a loved one. We will need flowers beginning November 2 through December 21. The cost of flowers is $50.00 and payment must be received in the parish office the Friday before the Sunday you designate. Please make checks payable to St. Mark's and be sure to note "Altar Flowers" in the memo section. A sign-up sheet can be found on the table at the entrance to Carroll Hall. Please indicate the date for which you would like to donate flowers, your name and contact information, including email address, and who you would like the flowers donated in memory of. You will be contacted to confirm your donation. If you have any questions, please contact Liz Hibbard at eehibbard at gmail dot com or 201-357-4384. Thank you!

The Transportaation Guild is Looking for a Few Good Drivers


Calling All Cars! Did you know that St. Mark's has a Transportation Guild? If you, or a parishioner you know, needs a ride to and from church, please let guild members Barbara Kist (email: kistbarb1 at aol dot com) or Michael Accordino (email: michaelpaccordino at gmail dot com) know and they can assist. The Guild can also use some new members willing and able to provide rides for this important ministry to those who are unable to drive to participate in our worship services. If you are called to join this ministry, please contact Barbara or Michael. Thank you!

Looking for a Great Ministry? Consider Hosting Sunday Coffee Hour!

Each Sunday Following the 10:00 am Service

Coffee hour is an important part of worship and fellowship, a weekly opportunity to relax and share in building a "beloved community" at St. Mark's. To make this happen, we need coffee hour volunteers. Coffee hour can be as simple as bagels and coffee (preferably), or something more elaborate, according to your preference. Given the economic times, we strongly suggest that simplicity be your guide. What is most important about coffee hour is the time it provides for fellowship and togetherness as we share in the many gifts of the Spirit, so please consider being a coffee hour host. There is a sign-up sheet on the table near the entrance to Carroll Hall. Thanks!

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