A Snapshot of Our Ministries
Senior Choir is open to older teens and adults and leads congregational singing at the 9:30 AM service from September to June. Occasional singers are also welcome to join for special occasions or for a liturgical season such as Advent/Christmas or Lent/Easter.
Instrumentalists add beauty to our worship by playing solos and accompanying choir anthems all year round.
Bell Choir meets Sundays at 11:30 AM from October to May, ringing three octaves of both Hand Bells and Hand Chimes and enriching worship 6-8 times a year. The Bell Choir is directed by Esther Zabinzki.
We learn our whole life long! Though we are formed in many ways in activities we do together such as music, prayer, fellowship, and mission, St. Mark's offers opportunities for learning more about the faith in study groups. Here are some examples of offerings:
Baptism for Adults or Children
Preparation for the Sacrament of Baptism may be arranged through the priest of the parish in the form of classes. A demonstrated commitment to the church is expected if Baptism is desired at the end of the sessions.
Confirmation for Adults
Preparation for the rite of Confirmation in the Episcopal Church may be arranged through the priest of the parish. A demonstrated commitment to the church is expected for the rite of confirmation.
Required for all couples seeking to be wed in the Episcopal Church.
Meets as announced on Sundays at 11:10 AM to discuss various topics of interest that engage us in the life of the Spirit. One Lent we studied our bishop's recommended book: "The Rich and the Rest of Us." We have had speakers such as from "Nets for Life."
Advent and Lent Book or DVD Study
Often times we will have a specific study during the seasons of Advent and Lent on timely and engaging topics.
Epiphany Season Study
"Exploring the Bible" put out by the Massachusetts Bible Study. This was a six week program.
Meets every six weeks for a potluck dinner and lively discussion on a pre-chosen book.
Outreach and Mission
Men of St. Mark's come together for food and fellowship on the 1st Saturday of each month for Breakfast at 8:00 AM
The New Trading Post
A consignment shop and ministry of St. Mark's located at 6 Central St. Foxboro. The NTP offers gently used clothing at remarkably low prices for all in our community and especially those who are in need. If you are interested in volunteering at the Post, please send us a message through our online website contact page.
Foxboro Food Pantry
We collect canned goods, dry goods, and toiletries to assist those in need in our community. Items are gathered at all times and presented as an offering by the children on the first Sunday of each month.
One Family Project
Together with other Episcopal parishes in our deanery, we currently support the One Family Project housed at All Saints Episcopal Church, Attleboro.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Meets the first Wednesday of each month at 10:00 AM. Prayer is offered during the meeting and woven into the construction of the shawls to be given to people in need of comfort such as those confined to the hospital or at home.
Comfort and Care Team
Provide visits, occasional transportation and meals as well as make sure those homebound stay connected with the church community.
This Team gets the word out to Foxboro and surrounding communities the message of God's love manifest in the life of Christian community. This ministry includes prayerful discernment about the role of newsletters, parish website, social networking sites such as Facebook, and other means of being in touch with one another and the world for the purpose of spreading God's transformational love.