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10 am In-Person & Online Sunday Service
Holy Eucharist outdoors in the Courtyard on Sundays.
Everyone who wishes is welcome to receive communion.
Masks and physical distancing continue for now.
One Sunday service
A recording will be available to view anytime after the service
on our website and on Facebook.
Join via Zoom – click this link:
OR manually enter meeting ID and password into Zoom Meeting Client
Meeting ID: 845 7856 1732
OR One tap mobile on your phone
OR Dial your phone and manually enter meeting ID and password
+1 669 900 6833
+1 253 215 8782
Meeting ID: 845 7856 1732
OR go to Facebook Live (no need to join the Zoom meeting)
OR wait for the recording to be posted to our Facebook page or website.You will find a button on the homepage of the website that will take you directly to the Online Services page.
The Great Cross now at St. Mark's-in-the-Valley
Click the file below to learn more about our Community Kitchen project
…about our Santa Barbara County Food Action Plan and how ourCommunity Kitchen can help address the priority goals of the Plan — and help our neighbors be healthier and more food secure.
Participate in any of St. Mark’s Ministries
At. St. Mark’s, anyone is welcome to participate in anything. Everything we do is a ministry of imperfection. We aim for perfect, but get whatever we get (sometimes VERY good!), and thank God that everything we do is handmade and a work of love.
CLICK TO READ MORE: Ministries
Contact Jeannie May or use online form
Prayer List and Prayer Chain available
The prayer chain and the prayer list are available to you.
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For prayer requests, you can also use the online Prayer Request (also find a hotlink on our home page at smitv.org .)
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“Glean” from stores for hungry neighbors
Do you have 40 minutes or so one morning a week to provide a regular delivery of food for hungry neighbors?
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Adding St. Mark's to your estate planning
Planned giving is enormously important to the long-term life of St. Mark's-in-the-Valley.
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Clergy and staff email addresses
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Celebrations - week of May 16
5/16 Peter Firestone
5/18 Diane Byington
5/18 Matthew Firestone
5/19 Nicholas Seaman
5/21 Nick Zigler
5/22 Paula Hunsicker
5/23 Jill Bader
5/23 Kirby Cannon
5/23 Randall Day
5/23 Linda Kettelhut
5/23 Hannah Mesikep
Back in the Church – Pentecost – May 23
We return to indoor worship (with open doors and open windows) that will include seating outdoors in the Courtyard, near the church building on the Day of Pentecost, Sunday, May 23 at 10 am.
Recognition Sunday June 6
We will be recognizing all the successes and completions happening at this time of the year - graduations, moving up from middle school to high school, at least one EFM (Education for Ministry) graduation and other special celebrations at the 10 am service on Sunday June 6. Do you know of members and close friends of St. Mark's-in-the-Valley we should be recognizing this year? Please contact Director of Christian Formation, Tasha Morphy at email@example.com.
Time for a change….
Thank you, Tasha!
Our Coordinator of Christian Formation for Children and Youth, Tasha Morphy, will complete her work at St. Mark's on Recognition Sunday, June 6. She writes, "After nearly four years of service at St. Mark’s it is with a heavy heart that I submit my resignation. My last day will be Sunday, June 6. I am so grateful for the lasting relationships I have made here and the wonderful community of people I have been fortunate to work with. Thank you for the opportunity to have helped form and guide the children and youth of St. Mark’s.”
Tasha, Zach and family will continue to be part of St. Mark's faith community so this is not a farewell but a time to be grateful and hopeful for new future challenges and joys. We will miss her energetic contributions to our Christian Formation program and to many other areas of the life of St. Mark's in her role on staff.
Bishop's Visit June 13
The Rt. Rev. John Taylor, Bishop of Los Angeles, our diocesan bishop, plans to visit St. Mark's-in-the-Valley on Sunday, June 13 at 10 am. The Vestry is beginning to plan priorities for the visit. Bishop Taylor with preside and preach at the Eucharist that day.
Bishop Taylor began ministry as seventh bishop of the six-county Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles on Dec. 1, 2017. He was ordained to the episcopate on July 8, 2017 at a service at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Los Angeles County Music Center, with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry as chief consecrator.
Summer Classic – August 21
Initial conversations have begun to enjoy a simplified, casual Summer Classic event in our Courtyard on Saturday, August 21. Plans are just now in formation (if you have ideas or want to be involved in planning or working on the event, please contact co-chairs Peter Wright, (805) 452-1075, firstname.lastname@example.org and Karen Johnson (805) 451-5236), email@example.com). This year's event will have the primary focus of gathering the many members of the community who care about the various elements of our community service work and rebuild our relationships following the separation of the pandemic. This event gathers support for our Open Doors program, for our Community Center and Arts Venue initiative, for St. Mark's Preschool, and for the SYV Community Kitchen at St. Mark's.
Stop by to pick up a copy or let Silvia Lucatero (firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you would like one mailed or dropped off at your home (doorstep delivery).
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