Worship

Worship at St. Mark’s is fueled by one purpose: to focus wholly and completely upon God. We strive to be a church in mission with the world, bringing the light of Christ to a world in need and helping create a place where people can serve in the spirit of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We believe that focusing upon God allows us to hear and respond to the call that God has placed upon our lives. With that in mind, we encourage you to step back from the clutter of life, examine your relationship with God, and come to St. Mark’s for worship. At St. Mark’s, we try to avoid labels directed toward worship—we would rather you come and see for yourself what it means to come before God with singing, prayer, and the written and spoken Word of God.

As a part of our United Methodist heritage, we don’t ask you to check your mind at the door when you enter. If you are troubled and wondering how to begin or renew your relationship with a loving God, we invite you to come. If you feel alone and don’t know where to turn, we invite you to come. If you want to celebrate the joy that life and a new day brings, we invite you to come. If you like to think about your faith and enjoy being challenged by the Holy Spirit to do more, act more, and be a part of something bigger than yourself, we invite you to come. No matter where you are in life, you are welcome.

The best part of the nature of God’s grace is that it has been given freely to us. In worship, we give thanks to God for this gift, and we witness and receive it through the sacraments of Holy Communion and Christian Baptism. By focusing completely upon the abundance of life and goodness that comes from God, we bring ourselves to a fuller relationship with God that empowers us to lead our world in the pursuit of love, peace, and joy.

We invite you to be a part of worship! Our services are on Sunday mornings. See the worship schedule below for a list of times and opportunities. If you have any questions or desire to be in further discussion about worship, please contact the church office at (615) 893-3455.

Sundays

8:30 a.m. Worship Celebration
9:45 a.m. Christian Education classes
11:00 a.m. Worship Celebration

The current Usher List is located HERE.

 

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY 

​​It is the intent of the St. Mark’s community to provide an opportunity for ministry whenever possible, however severe weather may prevent this.  

Our church policy is as follows: We understand that weather and road conditions may improve later in the day, but if the Murfreesboro City Schools are closed, all Wednesday night programming is cancelled.  During other times of the week, for those who are able to get here safely, meetings and programs will be held at the discretion of the chairperson or group leader. 

The church office will be open if possible, though it may not be fully staffed for its’ regular hours.  Staff members will be available via e-mail.  

In the event of a significant amount of ice or snow on a weekend, early service and Sunday school will be canceled. For those who are able to get here safely, we will have worship in the Sanctuary at 11:00.   Our website and Facebook page will give you the updated information. In addition, the staff of the church will communicate with their respective groups and classes via email, text, social media, or phone. Please check your communication devices for the latest update and information.

Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors