St. Mark altar servers are an integral part of the Liturgy. Their duties include carrying the cross, candles, and liturgical fans in processions and entrances. They maintain the censer and hand it to the priest or deacon when required. Altar boys must be mature enough to carry out the aforementioned duties without disrupting the sanctity of the altar.
St. Mark handmaidens are also an integral part of the Liturgy. Their duties include cutting of the holy bread that is distributed to the parish following holy communion and at the end of Liturgy. They also serve the holy bread and wine to communicants following communion. Girls must be mature enough to carry out the aforementioned duties without disrupting the communion of the parish.
The purpose of the St. Mark Flower Committee is to beautify the church with flowers on special holidays and feast days. This enhances the beauty of the church, making it look much more appealing and inviting to tourists and those regular visitors. Volunteers meet at designated times in the church. Both men and women interested in helping to adorn the church are welcome. If you enjoy working with flowers (both silk and live) and have a creative flair, please consider volunteering for this effort by contacting Shirley Dean.
The purpose of the St. Mark Flower Committee is to beautify the church with flowers on special holidays and feast days. This enhances the beauty of the church, making it look much more appealing and inviting to tourists and those regular visitors. Volunteers meet at designated times in the church. Both men and women interested in helping to adorn the church are welcome.
Coffee Hour Fellowship
Coffee hour at St. Mark is held in the church social hall after Divine Liturgy. The purpose of Coffee Hour is fellowship.
Volunteers are asked to participate twice a year with two other families to share the workload. Duties include bringing and serving light refreshments, providing bagels, donuts, making coffee, pouring juice, and clean-up afterward. If you are interested in helping, please contact Debbi Dillon.
Hosts/Hostess volunteers, click on the link below to view the Coffee Hour Checklist
The mission and purpose of the St. Mark Greeters is to meet and greet parishioners and visitors to St. Mark each Sunday, welcoming them to worship and orienting them to our parish and services. Greeters shake hands with everyone and provide a church bulletin to all. We at St. Mark want all who enter our Holy Temple to feel welcomed, respected, and a part of our church community.
If you are a member of St. Mark and are interested in becoming a Greeter, you must already know or be willing to learn all our parishioner’s names, be enthusiastic, outgoing, and sociable with new members and visitors at coffee hour. Greeters should be at church 20 minutes before Sunday Liturgy to begin their duties. Please contact Karen Phinney or Coy Williamson for more information on becoming a Greeter.
Prosphora (church bread) is baked and offered each week by a circle of volunteers. This bread is used during eucharistic services for communion and for distribution following communion. If you are interested in baking prosphora, no experience is necessary, however preparers will need two 9″ x 13″ (or larger) baking dishes. St. Mark will provide you with a stamp to stamp each loaf. Workshops are available for those interested in learning the process. If you’d like to volunteer, please contact Coy Williamson.
Reading Sheet Team
The purpose of the Reading Sheet Team is to aid in worship through textual media. The team creates supplements for the service book for those items that change weekly. Team members work individually and follow no specific schedule. Team members must have a computer with internet access and be able to dedicate a couple of hours every 2-4 weeks. Team members must be interested in the details of the Orthodox Christian services. Resource materials are provided. If you wish to participate in this ministry, please contact Nina Bilyeu.