Adult Education—Walk in Love, Episcopal Beliefs and Practices

Sunday, october 21 and October 28 with wrap-up session on November 18  |  after 10 am mass |  Bishop Gooden Study

Join the Saint Mark’s clergy for an exploration of Walk in Love, Episcopal Beliefs and Practices by Scott Gunn and Melody Wilson Shobe. Take a journey through The Book of Common Prayer, the Christian life, and basic beliefs of our faith. Walk through the liturgical year, the sacraments of the church, habits of daily prayer, and the teachings of Anglican Christianity. See how our prayer shapes our belief and our lives and how our beliefs lead us into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. Walk in Loveis a comprehensive look at the practices and beliefs found within the Episcopal faith. Book can be found on Amazon by searching the title or authors.


From the Diocese-Autumn sessions of ‘Versed’ to explore LGBTQ issues

final tuesDAY session, october 23 | 7-10 PM

The Autumn 2018 sessions of Versed, a study program for young adults sponsored by the diocese's Program Group on Youth & Young Adult Ministries, will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 2, with the topic "Beyond Inclusion: Queering the Church" at St. John's Cathedral, 514 West Adams Blvd., Los Angeles 90007. Each program will begin with dinner at 7 p.m. and continue with presentations and discussion until 10 p.m. The Episcopal Church has progressed towards full inclusion of LGBTQ people, but what does it mean to advance beyond mere inclusion? This season of Versed will move past defensive theology (just arguing for a space for LGBTQ people in Christianity), and dive into how Queer perspectives enrich the church’s understandings of acceptance, gender, sexuality, bodies, Scripture, identity, and community. According to the course description, "We’re striving to make this a safer space for brave questions and conversations that lead us beyond inclusion in our churches, inviting us to see Queerness - not on the margins - but in the heart of the Gospel message." The four topics are:

10/23 - Beyond Binary: Mixed Identities & God

Parking is available in the St. John’s Cathedral lot (on site) and on the street. Each program will begin with dinner at 7 p.m. and continue with presentations and discussion until 10 p.m. Cost is $40 per person, including dinner. Click the link to make reservations and buy tickets at: http://bit.ly/versed2018


Music in the Garden-Halloween Cabaret

friDAY, october 26 | 7 PM - 9 pm

Spooky merriment awaits at this year’s Halloween themed Music in the Garden. Enjoy a deligthful evening featuring great music and fun. All are welcome!

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Bishop Suffragan’s Ball at Saint Mark’s again this year!

SaturDAY, OCTOBER 27 | 7 PM-10 pm

The Bishop Suffragan’s Ball is THE dance of the year for Junior High/Middle School Youth from all across the Los Angeles Diocese. If you would like to volunteer to provide food or work a booth, please email Andrea Fleetham at akfleetham@gmail.com. Lots of help is needed and it’s really fun work! See you at the ball!


All Saints’ Day Mass

ThursDAY, november 1 | 7 pm starting in the garden

Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord: Give us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those ineffable joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.


Annual Campaign Dinner

saturDAY, November 3 | 5:30 pm in the garden and 6 pm in Parlour hall

The Annual Campaign Dinner will be held on November 3, beginning at 5:30 pm with appetizers in the garden and followed by dinner in Parlour Hall. It will be a festive and full evening where grace, gratitude and generosity are in abundance; please mark your calendars now! Invitations and pledge cards will be mailed in mid-October. Annual Campaingn Team Members—Mary Ablaza, David Coolidge, Katie Perkins and Felix Racelis— will be sharing their personal stories of Grace, Gratitude and Generosity on Sundays during the month of October, either from the lectern or in the bulletin and will be available in Parlour Hall after mass for conversation.


Healing Mass with Anointing

WEDNESDAY, november 7 | 7 PM

All are welcome to this mass held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7pm. Come to receive anointing for healing for yourself or for someone else. Consider inviting anyone you know who would be blessed by this special mass.