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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fr. Gary Jackson+
December 1 - special route to St. Mark's
Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon - Sunday, December 1st. See the map below for route to get to and from St. Mark's.
Greetings from Texas!
As of this writing I have been home in Dallas for a month. In the past month I’ve experienced both a death and a birth in the family and watched a loved family member’s drug use worsen. No matter where we live in the world, we will experience bad things in life. How we handle them defines who we are. We must rely on our faith in Jesus to carry us through difficulties. And give him proper praise in good times. Is it easy? NO! Do I fail? Yes, more than I can count yet I choose to get back up and follow Jesus. Friends, as we move into the holiday season, the family gatherings, the shopping, the stress and madness, remember to pause. Breathe in and pray. Smile big and carry on. Hug someone this week. Call or email. Just to tell them how you feel and that you are thinking of them. Thanksgiving is more than a one-day event. I give thanks for St Mark’s in my life. Your tiny gestures towards me mean a world of difference when my ministry is surrounded, it seems at times, by more struggle than hope.
Recently I met with team members planning a trip in February and discussing the construction projects, we will be doing with consist of putting stucco and a floor in a new church plant. It is exciting to walk alongside those who come down to serve. We try to inspire hope one prayer at a time. One hug at a time. One wheelbarrow of cement at a time.
I have been updated on a project at a community school I was proud to be part of. The building of a small multipurpose court for the kids. I have included some pictures. School will end in early November and resume in February. This is coffee harvest season and sadly many kids will help with that to support their families.
PRAISES: Health. Generosity. Appreciation. YOU!
PRAYER REQUESTS: A newer used iPhone. Finances to meet current end of year needs ($420). Generous end of year giving to start off 2020.
As I continue to serve in faith, I bid your prayers for more supporters, prayerfully and financially, to walk alongside me in Honduras. Serving here, I am not financially supported by the Diocese. I live 100% solely on the generosity of others. I bid your prayers for generous end of year giving in November and December.
If you feel led to walk alongside me financially, the tax deductible giving link is located at http://chasinggod.org/giving/ and click on the Give Now button. Select “General Fund” from the dropdown option. If you prefer to mail a check, please make it 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). Did you know that you may set up recurring giving through your bank or online? Please email me if you have any questions.
Faithfully, your brother in Christ,
David Ledwitz, Missionary
Episcopal Diocese of Honduras, Comayagua Deanery
Gifts from the Heart