August 2020 Update
St. Mark’s Board has decided that we will not be resuming face to face services in September. Services will continue on Zoom for now, and the Board will re-evaluate this decision month by month.
The time, energy and risk in face to face services would be considerable for both staff and volunteers. The potential benefit is limited by the small numbers allowed with physical distancing (20 per service) and the many elements which are prohibited (no singing, responsive prayers, Sunday School, communion, coffee time, etc.
On the positive side, St. Mark’s is blessed with an abundance of energetic, creative people who have devised virtual, small group, and outdoor/drive-in activities which are feasible despite the current restrictions. Thus, with appropriate precautions, we can come together in new ways to celebrate our community and our faith. These will be communicated as plans firm up. It is clearly difficult that we cannot all meet together yet, this is a safe and encouraging start. Thank you again for your understanding, and for your continuing contributions to the life of our church!
June 2020 Update