St. Mark’s is a progressive, open-minded Episcopal Church in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Our doors are open to all who seek after God. We strive to see Christ in every person around us, and to respect the dignity of every human being.
Episcopal worship is liturgical, meaning that the rites we use on Sundays and in other worship services are prescribed in our Book of Common Prayer. These liturgies both connect us to God through prayer, and with Christians who have come before us.
As a member of the world wide Anglican Communion, we trace our history back to the Anglican Church, or the Church of England, and still maintain those connections through the Arch Bishop of Canterbury.
Episcopalians are followers of Jesus Christ. We believe God was uniquely present in Christ, and Christ continues to be with us today. Through Christ, we learn about God’s desire for a relationship with us.
Episcopalians base their beliefs on The Bible, reason, and our tradition. We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and that it contains all things necessary for our salvation. We also believe that God has given us the gift of reason in order to read and understand those Scriptures and apply them to our modern lives. Episcopalians do not turn off their brains when they come to church.
Finally, our tradition, as inherited from our Anglican roots, helps shape our identity. It can be seen in our Prayer Book, in our worship style, and in our theology. To learn more about what Episcopalians believe, visit our Catechism from the Book of Common Prayer.
At St. Mark’s, all people are welcome to attend Sunday services and all are invited to partake of the Eucharist. This is a place where you can find a deeper connection to God. No matter where you are on your journey of faith, you are welcome here.
If you have questions about St. Mark’s, please contact us; we would love to hear from you.