Fr Jesse: Keeping in Touch

Dear St. Mark’s,   As many of you know, when a rector leaves a congregation, there are clear expectations that he or she cannot return within the first year, and after that must be invited back by the next rector.  In addition, the outgoing rector can no longer be a “pastor” to the congregation he…


A new way to help Two Saints’!

Two Saints’ is now part of the Kroger Community rewards program. If you’d like to donate some of your Kroger points to Two Saints’ it’s easy. You’ll need to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with Two Saints’ after you sign up. If you don’t have a Kroger Plus card you…


Two Saints’ Needs Volunteers

Two Saints’ is looking for volunteers- we have several open spots on our teams. If you’re interested in serving from 10-1 every ten weeks feeding people then Two Saints’ is for you!  If interested contact Brandon Johnson @ 870-926-6938 or email at

A Message from the Rector

Dear vestry and parishioners of St. Marks:

It is with a true mix of emotions that I write to you to say that our time together is coming to a close.  On Monday evening, after much prayer and discernment, I received and accepted a call to be the next rector of St. Michael’s, Barrington, IL (a suburb of Chicago).  


Liturgical Servers

Do you have a desire to participate more fully in the worship services at St. Mark’s?  Our services are called “liturgies”, from the Greek work leitourgia, meaning “work of the people.”  Our common worship is enhanced by all the volunteers to help make it great. There are many different ways that people of all ages can participate…