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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, September 20 at 5:15 pm
Grief Group meets on third Mondays
Our Grief Group gathers next on Monday, September 20 (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 September 12
9/12 Greg Johnson
9/15 Marilyn Allmon
9/17 Fallin Brady
9/17 Samantha Stalling
9/18 Mac Halme
9/19 Lily Nathan
9/19 Anna Beth Witt
9/13 Pamela and Richard Harris
9/17 Elida and Bill Ambler
9/19 Leslie and Tom Franklin
Parking Lot Improvements Begin
St. Mark's has a "Reciprocal Parking Agreement" with Mattei's Tavern, part of the original Santa Barbara County permit approval process with the Planning Commission and Supervisors (now nearly 10 years ago).
The Agreement provides for Mattei's to request to use St. Mark's parking lot at times of peak activity at the new resort and for St. Mark's to request to use parking at Mattei's if we have a significant need for more parking (perhaps a large wedding or funeral). Neither party is required to accept the request if their parking is already being used or if it is otherwise inconvenient to do so.
As part of that Agreement, Mattei's agreed to improve St. Mark's parking lot to be at the same level of construction, landscaping and lighting as the parking lots at Mattei's and to maintain the improvements and landscaping. Puck and Jim Lohnas have been a great help in assisting the Rector in discussions about the plan for the improvements with the designers, engineers, and contractors.
Work on the parking lot has begun and will last approximately three months.
Construction of the resort has been progressing through 2020 and 2021. Likely it will be completed at the end of this year or early in 2022. The Inn at Mattei's Tavern will be an Auberge resort and is on the Auberge website at https://aubergeresorts.com/matteistavern/ .
Pray with Our Lady of Guadalupe