We are excited to welcome to Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church, Penn Yan! We are a congregation of The Episcopal Church that is committed to discerning God's call to create a community where all people can grow, flourish, and rejoice. Whether you wonder what an “Episcopalian” is, or have been one since birth, there is a place for you here. Wherever you are on your journey of faith, you will find there is a place for you here—there is room for your questions, your stories, your laughter, your doubt, your grief, and your most authentic self.
Our goal at Saint Mark’s is to make our worship simple and holy, lively, and engaging. We invite you to join us, wherever you may be along your own journey of faith. We hope you will feel at ease during worship and can experience the service in an open-hearted, open-minded way. We invite you to participate to whatever degree you can or desire. It is more important to us that you decide for yourself what you find spiritually meaningful and physically comfortable to participate as fully as you desire.
Meet our dedicated staff and church leadership. Get to know the passionate individuals guiding our community and supporting our ministries. Connect with us!
The Episcopal Church is a Protestant denomination rooted in tradition and open to diverse perspectives. Grounded in the teachings of Jesus Christ, we celebrate God's love and seek to serve others with compassion and inclusivity. We follow a rich liturgical tradition, centered around the Book of Common Prayer. We are committed to welcoming all individuals, embracing diversity of backgrounds, identities, and viewpoints, and striving for inclusivity in its congregations. With this commitment at the heart of our mission and ministry, we are actively engaged in social justice issues, advocating for human rights, peace, environmental stewardship, and promoting love and compassion for all people, both within and beyond its community. As a loving and supportive community, we invite everyone to experience a faith journey filled with reverence, spiritual growth, and the joy of belonging.The Episcopal Church
Financial giving to Saint Mark’s is an act of stewardship and a tangible expression of our faith. It sustains the church's mission, supporting worship services, community outreach, and pastoral care. These contributions enable us to serve those in need, provide educational programs, and maintain our sacred spaces for communal worship and spiritual growth. Giving to Saint Mark’s is an investment in fostering a vibrant faith community that offers support, love, and hope to its members and the wider world. It is a way to participate actively in God's work, contributing to positive change and making a lasting impact on the lives of others.
Giving of our time and talents to support Saint Mark’s Church is a deeply fulfilling way to live out our faith. By volunteering, we actively participate in God's work, becoming agents of compassion and positive change in our community. Through service, we strengthen the bonds of fellowship, cultivate a sense of belonging, and create meaningful connections with others. Our unique gifts, skills, and passions enrich the church's ministries, enhancing worship experiences and enabling us to make a significant impact on the lives of others. Ultimately, giving of our time and talents empowers us to be Christ's hands and heart in the world, fulfilling our calling to love and serve one another.
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Contributing to our Sharing Shed ministry is an opportunity to make a tangible difference in the lives of our neighbors in need. By donating food, household items, and sanitary products, you help create a compassionate and supportive community where everyone's essential needs are met. Your contributions empower individuals facing challenges to receive the care and resources they require, fostering a sense of dignity and hope. Another way to contribute is through a monetary donation designated for the Sharing Shed.
Together, we can build a more equitable society and extend a helping hand to those experiencing hardship. Your generosity transforms Saint Mark’s ReMARKable Sharing Shed into a symbol of love, compassion, and unity, making a meaningful impact on countless lives.
Planned giving offers meaningful ways to support Saint Mark's mission and ministries for generations to come. Consider including us in your will, establishing a charitable gift annuity, or designating us as a beneficiary of your retirement account or life insurance policy. These thoughtful gifts provide lasting impact and leave a meaningful legacy, ensuring the growth and continuation of our church's vital work in the Penn Yan community.