Worship with Us
ONE SERVICE only this Sunday, December 16th at 10:45am!  Please join us for “Unto Us” – A Celebration of the Lord’s Birth through Music.  
Sunday School is at 9:30am
Service Times
9:00 am-Contemporary Worship Service 
10:10 am- Sunday School
11:10 am- Traditional Worship Service
 
10:45 am for a Blended Worship Service (5th Sundays only)
 
Two Christmas Eve Services on Monday, December 24th:
5:00pm – Family Service
7:00pm – Candlelight  Service
 
 
 
 
 
 
208 W. Bandera Rd., Boerne, Texas, 78006
830.816.3000
 
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Worship Services

Our services are about unity, the Holy Scripture and theology.  We extend a special welcome to visitors and hope their experience will lead them back again soon!  St. Mark offers two services every Sunday with Sunday School classes each week.
 
Visit the Adult Christian Education and Children’s Christian Education pages to learn more about this.

 

The 1st service begins at 9:00 a.m. and contains all elements of reformed worship.  Our praise band and singers lead us in reflective confession and praises to God through their energetic contemporary music.

 

The 2nd service begins at 11:10 a.m. and contains all elements of reformed worship, offered through a more traditional style.  Its music, derived from a litany of time-honored hymns, is lead by our chancel choir.
 

5th Sunday services begin at 10:45 a.m. and are a blend of both contemporary and traditional styles of worship. They are only held on the 5th Sunday in months with five Sundays and are followed by an all-church luncheon.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

The Messenger

The Messenger is St. Mark’s congregational newsletter. Content submissions are due on the 25th of the month. Please submit all articles, pictures or announcements to the church office for inclusion within The Messenger. Contact the Church Office for any questions about The Messenger newsletter.
 
 

Audio Sermon Archive

 


Dec 9, 2018
“Entering The Story – The Impossible, Possible
Series: (All)
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  • Dec 9, 2018“Entering The Story – The Impossible, Possible
    Dec 9, 2018
    “Entering The Story – The Impossible, Possible
    Series: (All)
  • Dec 2, 2018“When The News Is Good” – (ANTHEM that followed the sermon)
    Dec 2, 2018
    “When The News Is Good” – (ANTHEM that followed the sermon)
    Series: (All)
  • Dec 2, 2018“When The News Is Good”
    Dec 2, 2018
    “When The News Is Good”
    Series: (All)
  • Nov 18, 2018Never Give Up
    Nov 18, 2018
    Never Give Up
    Series: (All)
  • Nov 11, 2018How Do I Fit In?
    Nov 11, 2018
    How Do I Fit In?
    Series: (All)
  • Nov 4, 2018The “Big Deal” About Jesus
    Nov 4, 2018
    The “Big Deal” About Jesus
    Series: (All)
  • Oct 21, 2018Faithfulness
    Oct 21, 2018
    Faithfulness
    Series: (All)
  • Sep 30, 2018“Taking Responsibility”
    Sep 30, 2018
    “Taking Responsibility”
    Series: (All)
  • Sep 23, 2018Walk This Way Part 5: Walking in Greatness
    Sep 23, 2018
    Walk This Way Part 5: Walking in Greatness
    Series: (All)
  • Sep 16, 2018“The Easy Button”
    Sep 16, 2018
    “The Easy Button”
    Series: (All)
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Where Can I Serve?

Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of this church is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads overseas to every nation. Church members and visitors are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as cleaning up the church grounds to leading Bible study classes.
 

Christian Education Ministry

  • King’s Kids First Fridays
  • Sunday School
  • Vacation Bible School

Evangelism Ministry

  • Movies in the Park
  • Parades
  • Community Walks

Communications Ministry

  • Social Media – Calling all social savvy individuals who want to help St. Mark reach beyond our walls to share our faith with the world through social media.
  • General Communications – looking for individuals that are interested in serving any area of this ministry and willing to work on projects like brochures, reviewing website content, working on media content for website and publications, etc.

Congregational Life Ministry

  • All-Church Annual Retreat
  • Sports Sunday

Ready to Serve?

For more information about the opportunities listed here, contact the appropriate Elder or simply reach out to the church office at office@stmarktx.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

How Do I Meet People?

Our church is not a place for spectators. It is a place for team members. Whether you are a five-year old child, a ninety-five year old grandmother, a busy mom, or a businessman with big responsibilities, we want you to be a part of our vibrant church community. Here are some ways you can learn, serve, and grow at St. Mark:

  • Bible Study for children, youth and adults
  • Chronologically Gifted (CG) Group
  • Compassion in Action Group
  • King’s Kids First Friday
  • Ladies Night Out
  • Lunch Bunch
  • Youth Group
  • And More!
Call or visit the church office for more information.

Want to learn more?

Here’s how:

Join Us for Worship

We offer services each Sunday in two styles and times.

  • Contemporary – 9:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary
  • Traditional – 11:10 a.m. in the Sanctuary
  • In months with 5 Sundays, everyone joins together on that 5th Sunday for one blended worship service at 10:45 am, followed by an all church lunch. It’s a wonderful way to experience the entire St. Mark community and both styles of worship.

Connect through Next Step

Next Step is a series of three classes for visitors and new members offered quarterly. These lively discussion sessions look at What is Church & Membership? What is Presbyterian? And What is St. Mark? Attending Next Step helps visitors learn about the church. You can tour the campus, meet staff and lay leaders, connect with others, and ask questions about our mission, ministries and programs. Learn More

Grow Your Faith

St. Mark offers classes and opportunities to learn and serve, where you can expand your faith alongside your church family. Christian Education Director Angela Grover would love to help you discover these opportunities.

Become a Member

We welcome you to join our congregation! The only requirement to become a member of a Presbyterian church is to proclaim faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Individuals may join by

  • Profession of Faith and Baptism (for those who have never been baptized),
  • Reaffirmation of Faith (for those who are not currently active members of another Christian church),
  • Transfer of Church Letter (for those on the active roll of another church).

Prospective members meet with the pastor and active elders to be received into the church. This meeting is arranged at your convenience. New members are presented and welcomed into the congregation during a worship service.

WHAT NEXT? Let the church office know you want to join and/or attend the Next Step classes to learn more about St. Mark and how to get involved.

2017 All Church Retreat at Mo Ranch, Hunt Texas

 
 
 
 
 

Events Calendar

 

 

Our Dedicated Staff

 
Rev. Dr. Joan Watson, Pastor
Rev. Dr. Watson began as interim pastor and head of staff at St. Mark in November, 2018, following a 15- year ministry at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. At Covenant, she was Associate Minister for Pastoral Care (7 years) and Associate Minister for Christian Education and Spiritual Formation (8 years). Prior to her tenure at Covenant, Joan served Texas churches for 20 years as a Church Educator and served a year in the Clinical Pastoral Care and Counseling residency program at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. Joan has a deep sense of call to be pastor in all its expressions – preaching, teaching, worship leadership, sacraments and pastoral care, particularly during times of transition. She believes in the redemptive love of God through Jesus Christ and the sacred call to all to receive God’s grace and gifts and to live unique, joyful, purposeful lives for God’s glory. She and her husband, David, have recently relocated to the San Antonio area. They have two married children and one grandchild.
 
Angela Grover
Angela Grover, Christian Education Director
Angela Grover joined St. Mark in July 2014, along with husband, Scott Grover and two sons, Aidan and Alec. She excitedly accepted the position of Director of Christian Education in September of 2015. Adding to her role, January 2018, she began working with the youth of St. Mark, as well as adults and children. Angela feels led and equipped 
by God to support and encourage others, and create exciting ways to study and live out  His Word in our church and community. When she is not working, she enjoys time at the gym, crafting, and throwing parties. 
 
Kristine Luisi, Early Learning Center (ELC) Director
Kristine joined the ELC preschool staff in 2007, serving as an assistant teacher, coordinator of programs, and assistant director before being named director in 2016. She is originally from New Jersey and graduated from Rutgers with a degree in Economics. After having children, she earned a Child Development Associate certification at San Antonio College. Kristine and her husband, Jim, live in Fair Oaks Ranch with their three boys. She spends her free time at her sons’ sporting events, and also enjoys reading, cooking and walking. 
 
Marilyn Bonaguro, Nursery Coordinator
Marilyn has lived in the Boerne area since 2002 and previously lived in Chicago. She has been married to Jack for over 50 years, and they have six children and six grandchildren. With family in various states, she and Jack travel a lot. Her service includes the St. Mark Early Learning Center, elder of  Children’s Christian Education, the Family Life Center Kitchen Crew, Compassion in Action team and as St Mark Trustee. She also volunteers at the Hill Country Pregnancy Care Center and enjoys bible studies, reading and walking.  Marilyn has over 6 years of service as the St. Mark Nursery Coordinator.
 
John Tucker, Director of Music
John said he “is excited to be working each week with the hardworkingand talented St. Mark Chancel Choir and Praise Team, to offer God our best in musical offerings and in worship leading.” In addition to directing at St. Mark, John’s full time job is choir director at both Boerne ISD middle schools. John has two daughters living in Stephenville, whom he adores.
 
Financial SecretarySarah Hinman, Financial Secretary
Sarah joined the staff of St. Mark as Financial Secretary in January of 2014. Originally from California, moved to Katy, Texas, in 2004 and was a charter member of Grand Lakes Presbyterian Church where Sarah was called to serve as church office administrator and later moved to the Boerne area. She has 2 children and 5 grandchildren. Sarah loves singing with the Chancel Choir, and she enjoys cooking, gardening and hanging out with the deer in her backyard.
 
Naomi Koudouris, Administrative Assistant
Naomi joined the St. Mark family in April, 2018, and is really enjoying her role as Office Administrator.Naomi brings over 30 years of administrative experience to this position, including five years of office management experience.Before joining St. Mark, she was with WellMed Medical Management in San Antonio where she served as Senior Executive Assistant to multiple senior level leaders for that enterprise for nearly nine years.Naomi recently relocated to Boerne, and when not working, she loves cooking and reading and enjoys anything to do with the arts, especially music.
 
Alan Reyes, Sexton
Alan was born in Mexico City, Nationalized in the USA in 2009. Graduated from Northwest Vista Associates in Business (2009), UTSA bachelors in Spanish (2011).  Father of a wonderful daughter, seeker of truth, participant in creative environment, fit/ healthy lifestyle enthusiast, and believes that everything that you do should be out of love.
 
 
 
Rev Ed Brogan, Parish Associate Chaplain Ed Brogan has served around the world as a Presbyterian Pastor, Air Force Chaplain, and Director of the Presbyterian Council for Chaplains and Military Personnel. He retired from that council directorship, which selected and supported Presbyterian chaplains to serve in the military and VA. There are about 300 Presbyterian chaplains serving at any time. He also served a term as the national president of the Military Chaplain Association. Ed has degrees including a B.S. from MIT, Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary His is also a graduate of the Air Force’s Squadron Officer School, Air Command & Staff College, and the Air War College. He retired from that service in 2001 as a Colonel, with his final duty as the senior chaplain at Arlington National Cemetery. Ed, now a member of Mission Presbytery, and his wife Sandy – a St. Mark member – settled in Boerne and enjoy being near both their sons and their grandchildren.
 
Rev Mary D D’Alessio, Parish Associate “Mary D” serves as Parish Associate for Prayer and Healing. After graduation from Columbia Theological Seminary in 1992, she was ordained a Minister of the Word by Washington Presbytery. Before honorably retiring from active ministry in 2016 she served churches in PA, TX, and SC. She and husband, Dave, also an honorably retired Minister of the Word, moved to the Boerne area in 2016 to be closer to their daughter who lives in Bangs, TX, and they soon became active in the life of St. Mark. Mary D’s heart for ministry is for people to grow in their relationship with God through study, prayer, and fellowship. She enjoys walking the “hills” of Fair Oaks Ranch and cooking gourmet meals with husband Dave.
 
Img_4587-001Duane Manning, Commissioned Ruling Elder
Duane is a Commissioned Pastor, Parish Associate at St. Mark and is responsible for older adult visitation ministry. He is also serving as Pastor of Pipe Creek Presbyterian Church, a partnership ministry between our two congregations. He conducts monthly vesper services at Menger Springs, Morningside Ministries and Franklin Park on behalf of St. Mark. Duane retired from the Air Force in 1999 and is employed part time at USAA. He and his wife, Jackie, have been married 32 years and live in Fair Oaks Ranch. He is very grateful and blessed by God’s grace and love and enjoys sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.
 
 
 
 
 

Contact Information

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm. Closed Fridays. Church Location & Address: 208 West Bandera Road, Boerne, Texas. (map) Telephone & Email: Tel: (830) 816-3000 | Email: office@stmarktx.org