Welcome to St. Mark's!
We don’t know what brought you here, but we trust that God’s love is what draws you.
Thank you for joining us here at this amazing and wonderful place where we hope you’ll experience the love of God in some very real ways.
St. Mark’s is an active, growing congregation that hopes to “see Jesus in and be Jesus to others as we are led and empowered by Grace.” This mission statement is where we hope to find our direction in making God known in San Marcos, the surrounding communities, and wherever we serve.
We are so grateful that you are here! We hope you and your loved ones will find Christ present in the people, the worship, and our service together.
Ways to Worship & Pray
Sundays @ St. Mark's
Our early service is a contemplative celebration of the Holy Eucharist using the traditional language of Rite 1 from the Book of Common Prayer.
This service celebrates the Holy Eucharist using the contemporary language of Rite 2 with some extremely joyful noise from our choir.
Nursery available 8am-12pm Sunday School at 10am
The Daily Office refers to the ancient tradition of praying at certain times throughout the day (morning, noon, evening and night).
At St Mark's, a community gathers at 8am Monday through Friday to pray the morning office and invite God to be present in the activities of the day ahead.
The labyrinth is a sacred pattern, an ancient mystical tool that can help us quiet the mind and create a space for self reflection and prayer. It is not a maze. There is only one path in, one path out. Labyrinths are usually in the form of a circle with a meandering but purposeful path. The labyrinth at St. Mark's is patterned after the Chartres Cathedral labyrinth in France.
Ways to Connect and Serve
Episcopal Church Women
Episcopal Church Women (ECW) is an organization that includes all women of the Episcopal Church. The ECW is organized on the National, Provincial, Diocesan, and local level.
At St. Mark’s, ECW women actively gather together throughout the year for fellowship, faith building, and service. The fellowship activities include a Fall gathering, a Christmas party, and a Spring salad supper.
Our Chili Cookoff in October is our major fundraiser. This includes a bake sale, silent auction, live music, and children’s activities. The money we raise is donated to numerous charitable organizations throughout Hays County and surrounding area as an extension of the outreach mission of St. Mark’s.
We look forward to seeing you at ECW gatherings!
Many members of our congregation get involved in our worship ministries. There are opportunities to serve as Lectors (who read the scriptures and prayers), Eucharistic ministers (who help administer the chalice of wine at Communion), Acolytes (who light the candles, carry the cross, and assist the priest), in the Choir, or as a Greeter. It also includes the Altar Guild (who prepare the sanctuary for worship and care for the holy vessels and linens), and the Flower Guild (who adorn the Altar with flowers each Sunday and on special occasions).
Ways to Learn and Grow
Children's Sunday School
Come see how we learn traditional things in non-traditional ways. Sunday school is a traditional thing for many Christians, and it's one of the ways we help our youngest members find some grounding in the faith we hold dear.
Sunday School begins at 10:00 am.
School of Wisdom
St. Mark's School of Wisdom is open to the curious and the serious – to all seekers of Christian wisdom and spirituality. Our assumption is that everyone needs to find their own way, in their own way. Each course and each spiritual practice is part of a transformational journey, a journey we are all on whether we are conscious of it or not. All are welcome to join us in learning and practicing the spiritual path that Christianity has to offer.