Advent/Christmas Schedule at St. Mark's
12/2 No 7.45am Service, 10.00am Combined Service Only
12/2 9.00am Advent I - Intergenerational Wreath-Making and Teaching
We’ll gather in Gosnell Hall at 9.00am to create our wreaths. The Rev. Matt Wise will lead us through prayers and readings for lighting your Advent Wreath. Each household will have the opportunity to create their own wreath. Children will remain in Gosnell Hall for Children’s Chapel.
12/7-8 Annual Christmas to the Street BBQ
Christmas to the Street began in 2004 as an outreach ministry led by the St. Mark’s Youth and Kitchen Ministries. The goal was simple: provide a generous home-cooked meal of brisket and sausage with all the fixin’s to our neighbors in downtown San Antonio.
The response and support from the community has continued to grow each year. Our volunteer base of over 150 youth and adults spend over 24 hours preparing, cooking, serving, and working to make these meals special. We serve at St. Mark’s and Haven for Hope. Altogether, Christmas to the Street 2018 will serve over 2,000 meals to hungry men, women, and children.
To volunteer at Christmas to the Street, register online. If you would like more information on Christmas to the Street please contact Meredith Rogers by email at .
12/9 9.00am Advent II - St. Nicholas Day
We will gather in Gosnell Hall at 9.00am. The children will leave their shoes in the hallway, and will have a visit from St. Nicholas. They will hear the story of St. Nicholas, participate in a craft, and eat a delicious breakfast. Children will remain in Gosnell Hall for Children’s Chapel.
12/9 5.00pm Advent Lessons and Carols
The choirs of St. Mark's sing a service in celebration of the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
12/13 Women's Christmas Luncheon
Feliz Navidad! You are invited to fiesta with the Women of St. Mark’s at the annual come and go luncheon. Hosted by the granddaughters of Patsy Steves at 501 Grandview Pl, San Antonio, TX 78209 from 11.30am-1.30pm. Valet parking will be available. RSVP by Friday, December 7 to or 210-226-2426.
12/15 10.00am Pageant Rehearsal
If you would like for your child to participate in the Christmas Pageant, please make plans to attend the rehearsal. Questions? Contact Abby Richards
12/15 3.00pm Texas Children's Choir Christmas Concert
The Texas Children’s Choir will present a concert of Christmas favorites.
12/16 9.00am Advent III - Christmas Pageant and Living Nativity
Our annual Christmas Pageant will be performed by the children at 9.00am in Gish Hall. Following the pageant, live animals including goats, ducks, sheep, and the famous “Seth the Donkey” will help us create our own living nativity - a great opportunity for families to take pictures and videos and to enjoy meeting the animals. Children will remain in Gosnell Hall for Children’s Chapel.
12/17 Christmas Flower Deadline
Consider making a contribution to the Altar Flowers Fund for Christmas flowers in memory of, in honor of, and in thanksgiving for family and friends. The Christmas floral display will be in the church on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Donate online and include a $25 donation for each memorial or honorarium. Thank you for adding to the seasonl beauty of St. Mark’s.
Deadline for forms with donation is December 17. Direct questions to Ann Coiner at 210-827-2073 or .
12/23 9.00am Advent IV - Las Posadas
We’ll gather at 9.00am to participate in this 400-year-old Mexican tradition. As we sing songs and parade through the church and the parish house, we’ll re-enact Mary and Joseph’s search for “posada” (lodging or accommodation) - a place to rest and to birth the coming baby Jesus. We “peregrinos”(pilgrims) will find our journey’s end in Gosnell hall in a joyful celebration with food and a piñata. Children will remain in Gosnell Hall for Children’s Chapel.
12/25 Christmas Day
One Combined Holy Eucharist at 10.00am
12/26-12/28 Office Closed
12/30 No 7.45am Service
12/30 10.00am First Sunday After Christmas
Congregational Lessons and Carols with Holy Eucharist