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On Sundays, services at 8 am (In-Person), 10 am (In-Person and Online), 11:30 am (In-Person, entirely outdoors) and at 5 pm (In-Person). All doors and windows will be open in the church for safety.
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.
The 5 O'Clock Service has returned
Our 5 O'Clock Service provides an alternative gathering time that works for a number of individuals and families – and also offers an alternative liturgy and style of worship for those who prefer it. A more contemplative and casual service, the 5 o'clock is a relaxed but brief Eucharistic (communion) service that gathers around the altar in the church. Not for everyone, but it may work for you or someone you know. It's short enough that you can usually plan to be somewhere else around 6.
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 May 22
5/22 Paula Hunsicker
5/23 Jill Bader
5/23 Kirby Cannon
5/23 Linda Kettelhut
5/23 Hannah Mesikep
5/26 Elizabeth Graham
5/26 Caralyn Barber
5/28 Maria Andrade
5/28 Claire Tipich
5/29 Ward Rafferty
5/29 Merrill Weber
5/29 Paul Johnson
5/24 Sandra Kenny and Efrain Morales
Serving This Sunday, May 22 at 10 am
Vestry Officer of the Day (VOD)
Zack Seaman, Xavier Lovering, Willy Lovering
Priscilla Higgins, Maureen McKenna
Mary Beth Johnson
Sue Doherty, Darla Cannon, Sharron Luft
Priscilla Higgins, Candy Waldron
Advancing community. Inspiring generosity.
Planning for Summer Classic Moves Ahead
Save the date June 25, 2022, 5:30-8:30 pm for this year's Summer Classic, the event that gathers our wider community in support of our service to the Santa Ynez Valley region. We will gather on St. Mark's grounds for a fun, casual, summer evening with great food, wine & conversation with friends and neighbors who support this vibrant community hub serving the Santa Ynez Valley.
Recent big news is Ken Hollister is returning as our auctioneer, after filling that role last summer in a way that truly made the event special. With deep connections to St. Mark's-in-the-Valley, Ken's gift of serving in this way is a big boon to our 2022 planning.
He joins Chef Jake O. Francis, who returns to provide the meal, after an enthusiastic reception of his talents and his team in 2021. The team at Gavin Roy Presents will be providing lighting, sound, and music as they have for the past several years, led by Gavin himself. We are grateful for his continued participation which assures that technical support of the event a sure thing. The few items we need to rent from Bright Event Rentals are already ordered.
Leslie Zuller is assembling her administration and cashier team and will be assisted by Silvia Lucatero and returning team leader Nick Zigler. Yvonne Lowe is assisting with organizing table setup, linens, and table settings. Save the date cards are at the printer and will be mailed soon. The save the date social media campaign is already underway. Our Communications Director Valerie Cantella has the broader work of publicity on her calendar and will launch into the first phases of it after Holy Week and Easter.
As always, many volunteers and table sponsors are needed in all phases of this event that is an inspiring gathering of our many wider-community friends who enable our service of the SYV region through the SYV Community Kitchen, St. Mark's Preschool, the SYV Concert Series and our work as a community center, arts venue and welcome center for area residents and visitors. This event is part of what helps us have open doors for people of all faiths and none, day in and day out
Choir singing in services
Choir rehearsals on Thursdays at 7
St. Mark's Choir is now singing for Sunday services! Weekly rehearsals are on Thursdays at 7 pm and Sunday morning rehearsals are at 9:15 am. Join in when you can. Please dress warmly as all doors and windows will be open - and be sure to wear a mask! Hope to see all of you on Thursday! Singing in the choir is an activity for vaccinated folks.
A new, short 8 am service will start March 6
Now three Sunday services, a fourth on the way
To provide more options for gathering on Sunday, we now have three services 10 am, 11:30 am and 5 pm. The new 11:30 option is entirely outdoors in the Courtyard and is very brief. The 10 am and 5 pm are in the church with all doors and windows open and are shorter services. The 10 am is also online on Zoom and Facebook Live. On the 1st Sunday of Lent, March 6, a new, very brief 8 am service (our 4th Sunday service) will start, to accommodate schedules of people who want to be present on Sunday, but need to come to church early. This new service will be 30 minutes or less.
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