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Basics In Christianity

posted Jul 29, 2015, 12:35 PM by Will McQueen

Please check Fr. McQueen's YouTube channel to view our Basics In Christianity Classes.  The link can be found here

Evangelist Newsletters Online

posted Oct 7, 2014, 9:36 AM by Will McQueen

We've added a new link to the website where you may view the Evangelist Newsletter from month-to-month. Please let us know if you experience any errors opening the file.

Save the Date!

posted Mar 17, 2014, 7:18 AM by Will McQueen

On April 25, 2014, please join us for our first Feast of St. Mark service at 609 S. Main St.  In 2012, our organist, Ken Collier, led a traditional hymn service, and we are going to host that service again that night.  The service will begin at 7:00 p.m. and we will have a coffee and desert reception in the parish hall following the service.  You will not want to miss this opportunity to sing and learn about some of the great hymns of the Church that would be familiar to Christians no matter what faith tradition.  Please join us.

Going Home

posted Oct 27, 2013, 8:20 PM by Will McQueen

On September 30, 2013, St. Mark's was able to purchase the St. John's Episcopal Church building at 609 S. Main St., and December 1, 2013, Advent Sunday, will mark the first service in our new church home.  We were so grateful to all who helped work on this purchase, and for the Diocese of Georgia in their willingness to sell the building to our church.  We look forward to being faithful stewards of the building that many have called their spiritual home for decades, and that above all else 609 S. Main St. will be known as a place where the Christian faith is preached and taught, and that the worship of the Lord in the beauty of holiness will continue in the Anglican tradition.  Thanks be to God for this most wonderful gift!

1st Anniversary

posted Jul 28, 2013, 12:22 PM by Will McQueen

On Sunday, August 4, we will celebrate our 1st anniversary.  That morning we will welcome back to St. Mark's our bishop, The Rt. Rev. Dr. Foley Beach who will celebrate, confirm, and preach that morning.  Following the service we will have a parish breakfast at the Federation of Women's Clubs building adjacent to the chapel.  All are welcome to join us as we give thinks for the blessings of our first year in the Anglican Diocese of the South, and beseech our Lord to guide, guard, and direct us in the coming year and beyond.  All are welcome to join us in this celebration.

Services during Holy Week

posted Mar 18, 2013, 9:25 AM by Will McQueen

St. Mark's welcomes you to our services commemorating our Lord's last week leading up to Good Friday and Easter Sunday.  We hope you will join us for many of our services during this week.

3/24 - Palm Sunday - Blessing of the Palms, Reading of the Passion, and Choral Mass @ 9:00 a.m.
3/25 - Monday in Holy Week - Low Mass @ 6:00 p.m.
3/26 - Tuesday in Holy Week - Low Mass @ 6:00 p.m.
3/27 - Wednesday in Holy Week - Low Mass @ 6:45 a.m.; Tenebrae @ 6:00 p.m.
3/28 - Maundy Thursday - Choral Mass w/stripping of the altar @ 6:00 p.m. Vigil in the chapel to continue until noon on Good Friday.
3/29 - Good Friday - Mass of the pre-Sanctified @ 6:00 p.m. 
3/30 - Holy Saturday - Great Vigil of Easter @ 8:00 p.m. with the kindling of the new fire, blessing of the font, first Mass of Easter
3/31 - Easter Sunday - Choral Mass w/incense @ 9:00 a.m. Easter egg hunt and parish breakfast following service.

Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday

posted Feb 11, 2013, 8:47 PM by Will McQueen

We will have our Annual Pancake supper at the home of Steve and Diane Moore on Shrove Tuesday beginning at 6:30 p.m.  With the rain, please consider going down Tree Farm Rd. since the road conditions are a bit better coming from that direction.  Please contact Fr. McQueen for more details.

On Ash Wednesday we will have two services, one at 7:00 a.m. and the other at 6:00 p.m.  
Both will include the Penitential Office and Imposition of Ashes, but the evening service will include the Great Litany and Holy Communion.  Childcare will be available during the service.  We will have no dinner following the service that night.

Bishop Beach's prayer at the Georgia State Capitol - 1/22/2013

posted Jan 22, 2013, 6:40 PM by Will McQueen

Heavenly Father, 
The Creator of the Universe, 
The Creator of our World, and
The Creator of each one of us,

You formed us while we were in our mother’s womb,
You have known us before we knew ourselves.

You have told us in Psalm 139 that you knit us together in our mother’s womb, and that we have been fearfully and wonderfully made.

You have told us in the Gospel of John that we are your children, born of the Holy Sprit and given eternal life.

It is You, Lord, who brings forth life
It is You, Lord who breathes life into every living thing.
You are the creator and sustainer of all we know.

And Lord, you have warned us in Proverbs 6 that you hate and call an abomination the hands that shed innocent blood.

You have told us in Leviticus that the sacrifice of a child profanes your Name.

You have told us that You will not leave unpunished the sacrifice of children.

Have mercy on us, Lord, and forgive us for taking the lives of over 55 million precious babies.

Have mercy on us, Lord, and forgive us for snuffing out the beauty of your creation.

Have mercy on us, Lord, and forgive us for abandoning your Laws and Commandments.

Heavenly Father, I plead the blood of your Son over my sin and the sins of our Nation. God end abortion and send revival to the United States of America.

Father, we come in Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ asking you to intervene in the affairs of our nation.

Change the hearts of our leaders, 
bring them to repentance.

Change the hearts of our judges, 
bring them to repentance.

Change the hearts of our government officials and policy makers, 
bring them to repentance.

Change the hearts of those in the media, 
bring them to repentance.

Change the hearts of our religious leaders, 
bring them to repentance.

Change the hearts of our citizens, b
ring them to repentance.

Change our hearts, O God, 
bring us to repentance.

Help us all to turn from our wicked and evil ways, thoughts, and actions – those things which violate your commandments – and help us to follow in the ways of true justice and right living.

Start with us – start with me!

Father, we come in the Name of Jesus, asking you to help us stop abortion in our nation.

We ask in the Name of Jesus that it be stopped.

Father, we ask that you pour out your Holy Spirit on this nation and blow the Spirit of life throughout the land.

And Father, we pray for all those young women who right now find themselves expecting a baby, guide them to one of your servants who will guide them toward life, and not death.

In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Mere Anglicanism

posted Jan 8, 2013, 4:18 PM by Will McQueen

For the past several years, Charleston, SC, and the Diocese of South Carolina has been home to the Mere Anglicanism conferences.  Borrowed from C. S. Lewis' work Mere Christianity, the conference organizers have attempted to present an annual set of lectures that address themes for "mere Anglicans," and are accessible for both clergy and laity alike.  This year's lectures look fantastic, and is open to all.  Please consult the Mere Anglicanism website for more details.

Sermons for Advent I, II, & III

posted Dec 17, 2012, 5:42 AM by Will McQueen   [ updated Dec 17, 2012, 6:49 AM ]

Sermon for Advent Sunday - Preparing a heart to receive Christ;

 
Sermon for the Second Sunday of Advent - Hear, Read, Mark, Learn, and Inwardly Digest
(Preached at St. John's Anglican Church of Americus);

 
Sermon for the Third Sunday in Advent - Trying to make sense of the senselessness in CT.
 
 

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