St. Mark's Rector, Father Gary Jackson
Welcome to St. Mark’s Episcopal Community, a Church and an Academy, working together to proclaim God’s love in learning, word and sacrament.
Established in 1878,
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
is a beautiful, historic parish, filled with love, tradition, scripture, prayer, and fellowship. We are a member of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida,
The Episcopal Church U.S.A., and centered on common worship and prayer as found in The Book of Common Prayer.
Our parishioners serve God and our neighbors in many ways. From preparing the Altar to feeding the homeless, from visiting the sick to singing hymns of praise, from assisting the priest at the Altar to preparing and serving refreshments for church fellowship, we live out the acts of service our Lord commanded us to do.
There are a variety of opportunities for you to grow in love of God, serve others, and to develop supportive friendships. Seeking spiritual growth is an important aspect of our worship. Through weekly bible study, book discussions, and Wednesday evening educational programs, our parishioners explore, enhance, and deepen their faith.
We invite you to join us.
Please call our parish office at
321-636-3781 or e-mail us at email@example.com
Fr. Gary Jackson+
Greetings from Honduras!
One day when we had no rain, the landlord and I went on the roof and changed out the roof drains to larger sizes, readjusted them and added more drains. I had the pipe and concrete and so far, it is helping. Add to that adventure I accidentally snapped off the water line for the washer. I had to chip out the concrete wall to fix that. And I ended up flushing the algae out of the lines also. Our water comes from a river with a gravity system. On the same day, the neighbor’s water line burst at the street, so I helped him as he helped me when my electric line burned up. I hurt my back at the end of June and some neighbors helped me finish screen sand for construction and mow my grass. The joy of community life and truly being there for one another.
Thanks be to God for generous givers I was able to continue giving out food in June. Albeit a little less, there were grateful families who appreciated the generosity. Some only wanted a few things so it all worked out according to God’s plan. July 1 will mark Day 108 of mandatory in-home lockdown. Because my city and other larger cities have either not complied with the rules or the number of cases are increasing the government has suspended the Region at Phase 1 of the reopening plan for my city and the others are still at Phase 0. The government has added a new restriction, the vehicle you are in must comply with the daily odd or even number. If it is your one day within the two-week period to go buy groceries and the vehicle does not comply, you will not be allowed in town. The borders remained closed. We are still proposed to be under lockdown until August 15th.
Being able to help would not be possible without the generosity of others to help fill a desperate need. Thank you for sacrificially giving. I recognize that these are extraordinary and challenging times for everyone. It costs on average $25 to feed a family for 7-10 days for basic staples. As we enter week sixteen of lockdown, I bid your prayers to continue meeting this need and others. As you are aware of the need within the Diocese of Honduras, I am looking to raise $2500 in July. That will meet most needs through November! Please consider a financial gift, to help meet this need.
PRAISES: God’s providence! Health.
PRAYER REQUESTS: Continued provision for food supplies. Bountiful giving to resume ministry projects.
If you feel led to walk alongside me financially, for gifts NOT requiring a tax donation, please use my PayPal at paypal.me/ChasingGod. I will receive these gifts in 1-3 days. For TAX DEDUCTIBLE gifts please mail a check, made in the name of and sent to: Running For Him 24-7 Ministries, 255 Pleasant Dr, Aliquippa, PA 15001 and include a separate note that it is for my ministry (David Ledwitz 43025). I can also provide a link to give tax deductible gifts online. Please email or text me if you have any questions.
Faithfully, your brother in Christ,
David Ledwitz, Missionary
Episcopal Diocese of Honduras, Comayagua Deanery
Historic Cocoa Village Association Tour
St. Mark's is part of the Historic Cocoa Village Association Historical Tour. Scan the QR code below to access information about St. Mark's.
In-person services resume on August 9
St. Mark's in-person services resume August 9, 10:30 AM.
Reserve your spot by noon on Friday, August 7 - firstname.lastname@example.org
50 people may attend; 16 spots are available.
If you have previously responded for August 2, and received confirmation, there is no need to reply again.
The service may be viewed online.
Drive through communion will be offered for 21 minutes following the service.
8 AM service will be added, if needed.
There will be online services at 10:30 AM each Sunday.
Please join us via Facebook Live at 10:30 AM.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation, Your safety is our priority, and we are hard at work continuing to seek the best steps to take.
Sunday Morning Prayer
Go to Facebook and “like” St. Marks Episcopal Church, Cocoa FL. Then go to our page at 10:30 AM on Sunday.
St. Mark's YouTube Channel:
St. Mark's Facebook Page:
How to watch Facebook Live:
ALL ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN CANCELED.
AN ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE MADE WHEN THEY RESUME.
Thank you for wearing your name tag.
PREFER ONLINE GIVING?
It is available for St. Mark's via Realm. Click the button
or text lions to 73256, followed by the gift amount to give online via text.
You may also use online bill pay to have your financial institution send a check to St. Mark's. Thank you!
Volunteers are needed to join the counting teams. If you would like to learn more about the duties involved, please contact Liz Schorr.
GRIEF COUNSELING is available. Call certified grief counselor, Lou Prudhomme at 218-590-7763.
Enjoy the entire service from our Keep Saying Yes to Jesus Revival: featuring worship compilation by Josh Head, and the message of love by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.
Sermon only: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UePoOjDsCWI
THE SHEPHERD'S TABLE: If you would like to support this local outreach, donations are welcome - memo: The Shepherd's Table. For information call Dori Bisbey 321-258-7330.
SMILE AND HELP ST. MARK'S EPISCOPAL ACADEMY: AmazonSmile is a simple way to support them every time you shop, at no cost to you. Shop at smile.amazon.com, select St Marks Church Foundation Trust and Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to St. Mark's Episcopal Academy.
PRAYER LIST: Look for the Prayer Request Box in the entrance hallway of the church. Simply fill out a prayer request slip and drop it into the box. All prayer requests are utterly confidential. You may still call in critical needs to Susan Phillips:321-459-2669 or the church office: 321-636-3781.If you want Home Communion, please contact Jamye Rainwater, Lynda Bender or Jane Perdue.
PRAYER TEAM: If you want to join the Team, please contact Carolyn at the church office: email@example.com or 321-636-3781.
O God of peace, you have taught us that in returning and rest we shall be saved, in quietness and confidence shall be our strength as we pray through Christ our Lord.
St. Mark's Feast of the Resurrection, April 12, 2020
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
Processional: Hymn 207 Jesus Christ is Risen Today
Gradual: Hymn 204 Now the Green Blade Riseth
Recessional: Hymn 210 The Day of Resurrection
Remember don’t panic, but pray. My cell phone is 863-512-9325. Please call me if you want me or the deacons to bring you communion. I miss you already!
Fr. Gary L. Jackson, Jr.
St. Mark's Episcopal Community
4 Church Street
Cocoa, FL 32922
"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that's counted truly counts." Einstein
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