Friday, October 25 - 7-8:30pm
Saturday, October 26 - 10am-3pm
One of the gifts which the Holy Spirit has particularly cultivated in his Church is sacred music. It is a unique treasure, with its own singular and distinctive way of communicating. The Scriptures tell us much about its nature, and the Church across the ages has articulated a vision for its practice. This seminar, which will include both lecture and practicum, will examine the unique way in which music communicates, will survey the theology and history of sacred music, and will consider how we may hand it down to generations to come.
Mr. Hoyt is the organist and choirmaster at Good Shepherd Reformed Episcopal Church in Tyler, Texas. He is an accomplished musician, composer, lecture, and author.
Please join us as we celebrate this important feast in the life of the church.
Evening Prayer and Holy Communion begins at 6 pm, followed by a meal. We will provide the main course - please write Matthew Maule to sign up to bring a side dish to share (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A Seminar Open to All:
Friday, December 6 - 7-8:30pm
Saturday, December 7 - 10am-3pm
The Book of Common Prayer is not only central to a vibrant spirituality, but to the renovation of the interior life. Come and consider how God uses the Book of Common Prayer to transform human desire to yearn for higher things and why the moral life is necessary to “lay aside every weight and...run with patience the race that is set before us” (Heb. 12:1).
Fr. Oldfield is a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary & formerly a member of the St. Mark’s Fellows Program. He is the Rector of St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Melbourne, Florida.
Alice B. Nugent (1923-2019) was a lifelong Anglican and later in life (from 2010-2019) was a member of St. Mark’s Reformed Episcopal Church, where she attended faithfully. A Kindergarten teacher for 22 years, Mrs. Nugent’s abiding love for children was evident in her joyful embrace of the children of the parish and in her eager service in Vacation Bible School, as well as the many ways in which she helped the children of our parochial school (St. Mark’s Classical Academy). She was a member of the Women for Greater Philadelphia, the Colonial Dames 17th Century Club, the Philadelphia Story League, and the Daughters of the American Revolution (William Penn Chapter). Her husband of 64 years (James) predeceased her by a number of years.
The Morrises are hosting a cinema evening at their home on Sept 7th. This will be the influential action movie, The Dark Knight, directed by Christopher Nolan. Current action movies, with their conflicted characters and blurred lines between good and evil, reflect the growth of ambiguity in contemporary culture. Discussing this movie can help us respond to people around us. We will have a potluck dinner at 5:00 pm, and watch the movie at about 6:00 pm, with discussion afterwards. Contact Chris or Naomi Morris (email@example.com) for more details.
Please join us on September 13 at 7 pm for an evening of laser tag! The more the merrier, so please feel free to bring friends and we will look forward to a night of hanging out with everyone soon. We're praying that back to school is going well for all the students!
Students will have time to meet their teachers and see their classrooms, as parents meet with Fr. Patterson for an orientation in preparation for the coming school year.
St. Mark's will be hosting another laser tag night at the church on Friday, August 23, at 7:00 pm. We hope you can make it! Parents are more than welcome to stay, bring along friends, the more the merrier! We usually end around 9:00. The last couple times have been a BLAST, so we hope you can come!
All are invited to join us for Evensong at 5 pm (The Most Reverend Ray Sutton, homilist), followed by a reception in honor of Bishop & Mrs. David L. Hicks. Bishop Hicks has served as the Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of the Northeast & MidAtlantic (The Reformed Episcopal Church) for 14 years. In August he will begin his new ministry as Rector of a parish in the Pittsburg area.
Kindly register to attend.
Registration is free, but your donation is most welcome.
The Right Reverend David L. Hicks,
Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic
of the Reformed Episcopal Church
Tait Samuel Deems
as a Priest
in Christ’s One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church
Saturday, June 29, 2019
at 1:00 pm
St. Mark’s Reformed Episcopal Church
1162 Beverly Road
Rydal, Pa 19046
Your Prayers and presence are requested.
Clergy: Red Stoles
As we read in the gospels, on the 40th day after his bodily resurrection from the grave - our Lord Jesus Christ bodily ascended into heaven. This is an important event in the life and ministry of our Lord and we will commemorate and celebrate it together on Thursday, May 30th (the 40th day after Easter).
Please join us for either of the following 2 services:
10 am - Bishop Walter Banek, celebrant and homilist
6 pm - Bishop David Hicks, celebrant and homilist (with hymns/organ)
A potluck dinner will follow the 6 pm service. Please write Matthew Maule (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you plan to attend the potluck dinner.
Tait Deems is hosting a Game Day for the fathers and sons of St. Mark's on May 26th at the Deems home, 854 2nd Ave. Blue Bell, PA. Lunch will be provided and everyone is invited to drive over after Sunday School for a lunch and board game afternoon. Rides from church and back to church for pick up can be organized.