Welcome From the Rector
Welcome! We are glad that you are visiting St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery, whether online or for a service during the week. You are most welcome wherever you might be on your own spiritual journey.
The congregation worships on Sunday morning at 10:30 am. We gather in the round, offering prayers, listening to ancient texts, and reflecting on how God is present and calling us to live in the world today. St. Mark’s is honored to have the talented Jeannine Otis as our Music Director. We sing a variety of hymns from various genres of music with heart and soul, and are led often by professional musicians. At communion, everyone is invited to God’s table. It is the tradition at St. Mark’s that we pass the bread and wine of Christ to each other, as Jesus would have done many years ago.
St. Mark’s is an Episcopal Church that is rooted in tradition, and progressive in thought and action. One can feel the Spirit present in this sacred place and through each other. Following the service, coffee and something sweet or savory are served in the main sanctuary as a sign of gracious hospitality.
After the Sunday morning service, we offer a bi-monthly forum on Seeking Justice. The forum aims to increase our understanding of current and complex issues of justice so that we may take action. To date, topics have included: re-entry of persons who are formerly incarcerated, the role of beauty in seeking justice, the lynching today of people of color, giving voice to oppression and the importance of interfaith dialogue through the writings of Khalil Gibran, domestic violence against farm workers, political prisoners in Central and South America, among others.
Weekday classes are offered on Wednesday nights, as well as a worship service. Please check our website for information about current events. We also gather at 12 pm on Fridays for Noonday Prayers in the small chapel in the main sanctuary. Please join us.
St. Mark’s has a long, rich history and commitment to the Arts through poetry and dance, historic preservation, and justice. Several renowned arts organizations are housed at St. Mark’s, for which we give thanks; they include: the Poetry Project, Danspace and the New York Theatre Ballet, among others. Experience all of this and more at St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery. We hope to see you soon.
The Rev. Anne Sawyer, Rector