What We Believe
What We Believe
God created us in love, for love
No matter who you are, what your background is, or where you are on your spiritual journey, we welcome you. Simply stated, at Saint Mark’s we practice the art of loving God and loving neighbor. Our mission is the mission of God: ‘Tikkun Olam’ – the healing of the world. We participate in this mission individually and collectively — together as a community, we worship, enjoy sacraments and music, and connect in fellowship with each other. And we guide, support and empower you to grow in your own individual faith through prayer, study and service.
A Message from the Dean
As followers of Jesus, we are committed to walking in the Way of Love, shaping our lives through the practices of prayer, study, and service. In prayer, we set ourselves in the presence of God. In study, we ground ourselves in the story of God. And in service, we offer ourselves in the love of God. The whole of the Christian life is just this: practicing the love of God and love of neighbor. And this is the core of everything we aim to do here at Saint Mark's, in ways both seen and unseen, in real change both large and small.
Our Local, National and Global Network
An Inclusive & Affirming Community
As part of Christ’s call for us to love God and love each other, we welcome all people, regardless of color, ethnicity, nationality, social or economic class, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. Ordination and the offices of bishop, priest, and deacon are open to all without discrimination. Laypeople and clergy cooperate as leaders at all levels of our church. Leadership is a gift from God and can be expressed by all people in our church.
As Episcopalians, we at Saint Mark’s share a common life with other Anglicans around the globe, and that common life is shaped by The Five Marks of Mission – five signs that we are actively participating in God’s mission in the world. The Five Marks of Mission explain how we translate faith into action in tangible and measureable ways.