St. Mark's Episcopal Church is a warm and inclusive congregation on Milwaukee's east side. As a vibrant, diverse community we carry Christ's light to the world through acts of justice & love for neighbors and God's creation.
St. Mark's is a beautiful church both within its friendly parish and aesthetic stature. The church is nearly 125 years old and of the Gothic-style with high-vaulted ceilings with wooden trusses. Stained glass windows line the aisles. Seating capacity in the church is 220, additionally, the chapel seats 20. Outside, cloisters enclose a courtyard garden. The courtyard is a peaceful, beautiful place beloved by many in the community.
Sunday service is at 9:30 a.m. Church School is at 9:30 a.m. and offered to children ages preschool through grade 5. Throughout the school year, Church School meets during the first half of the service, ending in time for the children to join their parents at Communion. Nursery care is provided for children too young for Church School. We have confirmation classes during the school year on the third Sunday evening of the month.
All baptized Christians are welcome to receive Communion, no matter which church you might belong to. Following Sunday worship services, we gather for coffee, refreshments and conversation. Visitors are always welcome!
Our parish prioritizes the sharing of our time, talents, and resources with individuals and communities in need. We have a number of community events, like the Downer Classic Corn Roast in the summer, a flower sale in spring, and a pumpkin sale in fall, where proceeds go to local and international non-profit organizations.
Our parish community continues to engage in acts of service toward our neighbors, such as serving meals at The Gathering (a local feeding program), and community organizing through Common Ground on issues related to affordable health insurance, education, and the foreclosure crisis.
To provide educational opportunities for the adults at St. Mark’s, we host a program, Mark's Bistro, on Thursday evenings to explore how we live as faithful Christians in the modern world. Whether the topic focuses on issues that are impacting our own community or whether we look at how the historical church and the saints are still relevant today, Adult Formation’s mission is to help equip us with the tools to show God’s love in our families, our church, our community and the world. Guests are invited to attend both the dinner (5:30 p.m.) and program (6:15 p.m.) portions of the evening. The program is free, but we request a donation of $8.00 to help cover the cost of dinner. We also have programs weekly after our church service.