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10 am In-Person & Online Sunday Service
On Sundays: Holy Eucharist in the church with seating outdoors in the Courtyard for those who wish, also online.
Everyone who wishes is welcome to receive communion.
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.
Monday, August 16 at 5:15 pm
Grief Group meets on third Mondays
Our Grief Group gathers Monday, August 16 (and on the 3rd Monday of each month) at 5:15 pm in the Common Room. The group is led by an experienced facilitator, Anna Cook, who brings significant experience and training to the leadership of the group. Please pass the word about this resource. All are welcome at this non-sectarian program to regain strength after loss.
Click the file below to learn more about our Community Kitchen project
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 Frances Schultz or use online form
Prayer List and Prayer Chain available
The prayer chain and the prayer list are available to you.
CLICK TO READ MORE: Prayer List & Prayer Group Available
For prayer requests, you can also use the online Prayer Request (also find a hotlink on our home page at smitv.org .)
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.
CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION: Estate Planning
Clergy and staff email addresses
CLICK FOR ALL CLERGY AND STAFF EMAIL ADDRESSES: Clergy & Staff Email Addresses
Monday Meals on Wheels
Volunteer Opportunity welcomes you
Do you have a free hour once a month to help serve our wider community?
Every Monday throughout the year (52 Mondays including Monday holidays) St. Mark’s has a team of volunteers that deliver hot lunches to our area homebound. Our team delivers Route 1 which covers the Solvang area. The route takes about an hour and meals are picked up at around 11 am from Atterdag Village.
We are in need of new volunteer drivers. A volunteer typically does the route once a month or every other month. Please contact Billy Hurbaugh (text or call 805-245-4099) for more information or to sign up.
…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.
Celebrations - week of July 25
7/25 Mick Kelleher
7/27 Joshua Billington
7/28 Leslie Zuller
7/30 Maksym Morphy
7/30 Alexandra Savage
7/30 Rob Stalling
7/31 Charlie Brewer
7/31 Canon G.H. “Hank” Mitchel
8/1 James Shupe
From the Rector
Thank you, Rev. Courtney!
The Rev. Courtney Tan and I have been in conversation and agreed that we have reached the conclusion of her pastoral ministry at St. Mark's-in-the-Valley.
Her final service at St. Mark's will be 10 am Sunday, August 1, a service which will include prayers for leave-taking and a special reception celebration in her honor following.
Rev. Courtney came to us during COVID, and her service during this peculiar season of uncertainty and disruption has been a special gift. She came for a six-month stay almost 13 months ago, as COVID continued.
As we move out of the pandemic time, while not "back to normal," she is spending more time on her search, interviewing, and visiting and gaining more experience in other parishes.
St. Mark's has happily benefitted from Rev. Courtney's presence, and, at the same time, needs to focus on who we are and what we are moving into as the future unfolds, a future that does not include a second priest on staff, continuing to rely on the active involvement of lay leaders, lay members, and part-time lay staff.
I know you join me in thanksgiving to God for the privilege of having her service among us and prayers for her ongoing discernment and search.
From Rev. Courtney:
"This past year at St. Mark’s has been a blessing and a gift. During a time marked by closures and distancing, St. Mark’s and Reverend Randall opened their hearts and extended a welcome greater than any I ever anticipated. St. Mark’s has been a place for me to hone my skills in the art of priestcraft, in ministry, to use my knowledge and skills, and to grow and learn. As I leave, I will always carry with me the lived ethos of St. Mark’s; all are welcome, all have a place, and responding positively to unanticipated situations leads to wonderful things."
Saturday, August 28, 2021