Frequently Asked Questions

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If the question you have about St. Mark’s is not listed below, please contact us and we will do our best to answer!

Q: Can I bring my children to church?

Absolutely! Our nursery is available on Sunday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for infants to age 3. We offer Sunday school for children age 4 to third grade. Students may serve as acolytes beginning in third grade. We also encourage students to participate in St. Mark’s middle school and high school youth group programs to develop friendships, participate in mission work, and grow in their faith. Confirmation classes begin in ninth grade.

Q: Is the church accessible for the handicapped?

Yes. All of our church facilities are on the ground level and there is handicapped parking adjacent to the entrances.  If you are not able to come forward for communion, please let an usher know and a priest will come to your pew with communion.

Q: How can I get involved?

St. Mark’s is always growing and we would love to welcome you personally.  Be sure to fill out our welcome card so that our clergy can reach out to you.  We have a ton of ways to get involved.  If you are looking for spiritual formation, check out our Adult Faith Formation page.  If you are looking to get involved in a worship ministry, click here.  If you are more interested in service ministries, check those out here.

Q: Can I take communion? How does it work?

All baptized Christians of any denomination or tradition are welcome to receive Holy Communion at St. Mark's. We have an open table and all are welcome. At this time, due to COVID-19, we are only participating in communion with the bread/host.

Q: How should I address the clergy at St. Mark’s?

At St. Mark's, many people address the priests as "Father Cook" or "Father Groff." The best way to address them is to ask them how they like to be addressed. Chances are it will be their first name (Jim and Sanford).

Q: How do I find out about being baptized, confirmed, or getting married?

Our St. Mark’s clergy will be happy to speak with you about your desire to be baptized, confirmed or married at our church. Contact the church office for additional information.

Q: Can I meet with a priest?

Of course!  All clergy are more than happy to meet or talk.  Click on this Clergy link to find their direct email or simply call the church office.  The clergy would feel privileged to meet with you.

Q: What are your COVID protocols?

We follow the CDC and Health Department’s recommendations for illness prevention. Together we can keep our community safe and healthy.