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Welcome to St Markís 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 ďCelebrating Godís Inclusive Love,Ē 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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Lent at St. Mark's

Ash Wednesday, February 18 through Saturday, April 4

Lent is a season of preparation leading up to Easter. The 40-day period, plus the six Sundays before Easter, begins on Ash Wednesday (February 18) and ends on Saturday, April 4 with the Great Vigil of Easter. For centuries, Lent has been observed as a special time of self-examination and penitence. Lent is a time for concentration on the fundamental values and priorities of the Christian faith. If you have found yourself away from church and wondered about giving it another try, Lent is the perfect time. Throughout Lent, worship services take on a simpler and more solemn tone appropriate to this season. At certain times, crosses are veiled. The word "Alleluia" is not used in the liturgy or hymns. These practices help the worshipping community mark this season of renewal as a special time in the church year. The season of Lent is designed to help us enter into the mystery of the Resurrection through our own period of penitence, fasting, reconciliation and restoration. St. Mark's will be running a variety of services and programs to help us all focus more clearly on the redemptive power of Christís atoning death and resurrection. Please join us as your schedule permits.

  • Wednesdays in Lent - Walking the Labyrinth and Stations of the Cross - February 25, March 4, 11, 18, and 25 at 6:30 pm
  • Fridays in Lent - Trinity Institute Program - "Creating Common Ground" with Soup and Bread Supper - February 20, March 6, 13, 20, and 27 at 6:30 pm
  • Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper (see below) - Tuesday, February 17 (5:30 - 7:00 pm)
  • Ash Wednesday - Wednesday, February 18 at 7:30 am, 12:00 noon, and 7:30 pm
  • Palm Sunday - Sunday, March 29 - Distributing Palms and Holy Eucharist at 8:00 am and 10:00 am
  • Maundy Thursday - Thursday, April 2 - Pot Luck Supper with Foot Washings at 6:30 pm; Holy Eucharist and Stripping of the Altar at 7:30 pm
  • Good Friday - Friday, April 3 - Good Friday Liturgy and Seven Last Words at Noon and 7:30 pm
  • Easter Vigil - Saturday, April 4 - Service at 7:30 pm
  • Easter Sunday - Sunday, April 24 - Services at 8:00 am and 10:00 am

Labyrinth Walk and Stations of the Cross - Wednesdays at 6:30 pm Beginning February 25 - Every Wednesday during Lent join Pam Malone and Jane Donaldson at 6:30 pm as they lead you in this ancient meditative pratice. Stations of the Cross will also be included.


Maundy Thursday Potluck Supper on Thursday, April 2 at 6:30 pm - Please bring a dish to share. Contact Margot Fisher with any questions or to volunteer to help at mefisher at optonline dot net or 201-519-6176. The traditional service, washing of feet, and the stripping of the altar will follow supper.

What is Maundy Thursday?
Maundy Thursday, also called Holy Thursday, is a Christian ceremony held the Thursday before Easter during Holy Week. It involves an actual or symbolic washing of people's feet in commemoration of Jesus Christ's washing of his disciples' feet, as depicted in John 13:12-17.

So when He had washed their feet, and taken His garments and reclined at the table again, He said to them, "Do you know what I have done to you? You call Me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am. If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one anotherís feet. For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you. Truly, truly, I say to you, a slave is not greater than his master, nor is one who is sent greater than the one who sent him. If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them."

Maundy Thursday was first recorded as far back as 393 A.D., and is among the oldest traditional celebrations during Holy Week as a preparation for Easter Sunday.


Tuesday Morning Prayer Services at 8:30 am

Tuesdays, 8:30 am

Tuesday morning prayer provides commuters and others with a simple, intimate service (about 30 minutes long) that is an opportunity to learn about and pray the Daily Office with others. For questions please contact Brenda Allen (bjstarx at gmail dot com). All are welcome, so please join us!

Ingathering for the 2015 Stewardship Season Continues - Please Support St. Mark's!

 

We are now collecting pledge cards for the 2015 pledge drive. St. Markers are being challenged to give in response to their love for God. We believe this is a decision between you and God. The budget that funds the upkeep and ministries of St. Markís is computed based on what we receive in pledges, but the act of pledging is a spiritual practice. So we invite you into this spiritual practice by pledging your time, talent and treasure to God through a financial and time commitment to St. Markís. In other words, each pledge card is like a vote for St. Markís. For while pledging is a spiritual practice, our giving does enable St. Markís to operate as a church and to serve the community and the world. So please, give as you are able. Turn in your pledge cards and vote for St. Markís! Pledge cards are available in the foyer or from any Vestry member. For more information, contact Stewardship co-chair Jackie MacLeod or the Priest-in-Charge, The Rev. Bob Shearer.

St. Mark's Book Group, "Reading Between The Lines," Continues on Saturday Mornings

Saturdays, 8:30 - 9:30 am

The Book Group began meeting again on Saturday, September 20th, in Carroll Hall (Room 6), at 8:30 am, and will continue to meet during the program year. We are currently reading Simone de Beauvoir's "The Coming of Age." The book and our conversation explores age, especially old age. The Amazon Website blurb says of the book: "What do the words elderly, old, and aged really mean? How are they used by society, and how in turn do they define the generation that we are taught to respect and love but instead castigate and avoid? Most importantly, how is our treatment of this generation a reflection of our society's values and priorities?" Come to the meeting and join the conversation. There is no requirement to be old to participate in the group. The Book Group's only rule for membership is to show up at the meeting. Reading the book is optional. See Tom Crotty if you want information on getting the book or more on the Book Group. All are welcome, so please join us!

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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