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+
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Hello St. Markers!
Someone in Fr. Gary’s household has come down with Covid-19. They tested positive on Thursday, Jan 14 after less than 24 hours of symptoms. Thus we are under quarantine for a while at my house.
Sunday Services will be online for at least two weeks at 10:00 AM. I, of course, will not be present.
So far I have no symptoms and the symptoms are typical flu like symptoms for said household member. I’m looking for a supply priest now. Prayers appreciated.
As we were already shut down for in person worship we do not believe to have created a potential outbreak. The last time said individual was in church was 10 days before symptoms appeared. But if you worshipped with us on Jan 3rd you may just pay close attention for any signs or symptoms, however unlikely.
Peace be with us all.
Fr. Gary L Jackson
Greetings from Honduras!
As we begin 2021 I wish to give thanks to all of you for your support, both prayerfully and financially. Your generosity with both is overwhelming and appreciated. I pray that we may all experience a much different 2021! The population in general here seems indifferent to continuing proper health measures to prevent COVID. There is a rise in cases and rumors abound that the government will return to stricter circulation measures and lockdown.
In December we were able to get most of the foundation made for the storage building. Much thanks to an anonymous donor. The heavy rains this year and both hurricanes caused us to lose soil. When we are able, we will buy more fill soil and then pour the slab. We are also hoping to start the first community project this month: A covered pila, which is a concrete water storage container with a washboard to wash clothes. The church family that will benefit from this has five kids so there is a lot of clothes washing! This will be just about $500 for both projects. My prayer is that we can get both done this month. After that is completed the desire is to build a septic tank for another church family that currently has an outhouse and outdoor shower. Due to health and mobility issues, they could really use a complete indoor bathroom (sink, shower and toilet). This means we will also need to install a plastic water tank in order to use the bathroom.
We continued to make and distribute food bags to those affected by the hurricanes and the effects of the pandemic. We fell short to distribute 30 more bags close to Christmas yet will do our best to make this happen soon. A quick overview of food bags: from March-October we made and distributed 350 bags for an approximate value of $8800. These were smaller/lower quantity bags. In November and December, post hurricanes, we made and distributed 265 larger food bags for an approximate value of $8500. This happened thanks to your generosity.
I am looking to return to Texas before summer to take care of some personal things and visit family. Paul was a tentmaker and that is an option I am exploring while home. I also need to get over to Florida to visit family and a mission team and would like to come visit y’all as well.
PRAISES: Continued health. God’s love and providence!
PRAYER REQUESTS: Peace and trust. 2021 community project funding.
Please email or text me if you have any questions.
Faithfully, your brother in Christ,
David Ledwitz, Missionary
Episcopal Diocese of Honduras, Comayagua Deanery
firstname.lastname@example.org 214-763-6912 text/voice messages
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