Holy Eucharist – The Mass – Holy Communion – Lord’s Supper

The Eucharist (meaning Thanksgiving) is the central service of the church.

Eucharist is the commemoration of Jesus’ last supper with his disciples. It is the time in which the church believes Christ again becomes present to its current assembly.

We gather together from our various places in life, assembling as the community of faith in song and word. We begin by hearing again the saving acts of God in history, and then reflect on their meaning for today. We then offer prayers for those in need, and the whole world, and make known the purposes for which we gather. We then take the simple things of Jesus’ time; bread and wine, and distribute them as Jesus did at the Last Supper, believing that in so doing God is in our midst. In great joy we then move on with our lives to do the most important mission work of the church, at home, at work and in the world.

At St. Mark’s, Eucharist is the principal worship service most times we gather. It is our practice to celebrate the communion every Sunday at 9:00 a.m., every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. and most Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

Notes:

  • All baptized Christians are welcome to receive communion at St. Mark’s. Please join us at the table of the Lord.
  • If you are unwell, please receive the bread but do NOT dip or share the cup. Receiving the bread only is still considered Holy Communion.
  • When you abstain from receiving the chalice, you may wish to stay at the rail with crossed arms so that the communion assistants understand your wishes and offer the blessing of the cup.
  • Please use the hand sanitizer gel at the front of the pews.
  • In the event of illness, private communion is your home is an option.