Advent Offerings

Advent/Christmas Schedule at St. Mark's

12/13-14  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 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 2019 will serve roughly 1,700 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 Shea Pollom by email at .

12/15 9.00am Advent III - Christmas Pageant and Living Nativity in the Pecan St. Courtyard

The Christmas Pageant is always a wonderful celebration for our whole parish family wherein our children get to experience the nativity stories from the Gospels of Luke and Matthew in new ways. This year the pageant will be a series of tableaus created by our costumed children with the living nativity animals, and adults will be shepherded through each scene in small groups.  Together we will sing some of your favorite Christmas hymns and experience once again the joy and wonder in this story of God becoming human.

12/16 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.

Forms are available online or in the church. Include a $25 donation for each memorial or honorarium. Thank you for adding to the seasonal beauty of St. Mark's. Direct questions to Ann Coiner at 210-827-2073 or    

12/22 9.00am Advent IV - Las Posadas beginning in the Church

Las Posadas (Spanish for "the inns") is a 400-year-old Mexican tradition that reenacts the story from Luke's Gospel in which Joseph and a very pregnant Mary searching for lodging (Luke 2.1-7). In our celebration of Las Posadas at St. Mark's, children and adults will journey as pilgrims or peregrinos around our campus, led by Joseph and Mary who are seeking a place to rest and give birth to their baby.  At each door that we stop to knock on, we'll sing the traditional Spanish song, and finally after several stops, we will be welcomed into the "inn" and a celebration, including food, will follow.

12/25 Christmas Day 

One Combined Holy Eucharist at 10.00am

12/30 10.00am Christmas Lessons and Carols

Congregational Lessons and Carols with Holy Eucharist. No 7.45am service, Formation classes, or Children's Chapel