Worship with Us
 
Please join us in the sanctuary or online for worship every Sunday at 10 am. Click Here!
 
Order of Worship for September 27                   Lyrics for September 20

Connect with Us!

Fall Sunday School and Midweek Groups have begun with in person and online options for participation. See the full listing here!
 
Access the September 20 service by clicking on the image below.

Reaching Out

While We’re Apart!

 
CLICK HERE for photos of where we feel close to God and worship while apart.
CLICK HERE to view photos of Adam Cashion and others delivering goodies.
Church Access
Since city restrictions on business operations due to COVID 19 have been eased, Office Administrator Naomi Koudouris is now in the office Monday-Thursday from 9:00am – 4:00pm to answer calls and to assist those needing to enter the buildings for specific reasons. Please enter by the door off the Bandera Street parking lot and sign in and out on the log sheet in the hall, indicating the areas of the building you will be in. When in the building, remember to keep appropriate social distancing and wear a mask. Thank you.
If you have a need or concern, or want to communicate important information, please email or call the office. Please continue to pray for one another, and do all you can to engage in healing and helpful efforts, and stay well.
Online contributions can be accepted. Go to Contact Us on this website. 
 
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Worship Services

In person worship resumes September 20,
with one service at 10 am in the sanctuary.
Worship will also be live streamed and

recorded on YouTube

 
CLICK HERE to access the Audio Sermon Archive. 
Worship at St. Mark is about unity, the Holy Scripture and theology. We extend a special welcome to visitors and hope their experience will lead them back again soon! Our regular schedule offers two services every Sunday with Sunday School classes in between. Due to COVID-19 concerns, only one service is currently being held in the sanctuary at 10 am every Sunday morning. 
 
Visit the Adult Christian Education and Children’s Christian Education pages to learn more about those programs. Click here for a copy of the Nursery Policy, and read about updated Nursery procedures due to COVID-19. . 
 
Traditional Schedule (pre- and hopefully post-COVID)
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 energetic contemporary music.
 
The 2nd service begins at 11:10 a.m. and contains all elements of reformed worship, offered in a more traditional style with a formal order of worship. Music is derived from a litany of time-honored hymns led by the chancel choir.

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

 
 
 
St. Mark is a praying church with an active prayer chain. Click here to submit prayer requests or to join the prayer chain.
 
 

Stay Connected

To keep up-to-date and engaged with all the ministries and fun activities going on at St. Mark, be sure to read the weekly “Happenings” e-news and the Pastor’s Message. The Happenings is emailed every Thursday or Friday and posted online. Content submissions for the weekly Happenings are due by Noon on Tuesday. Please submit all articles, pictures or announcements to the church office
Please Welcome Our Newest Members
 

Nona Annette

Crystal and Jay McElhenny

Linda Jerdet

How 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 this community and spreads. Church members and guests are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as cleaning up the church grounds to greater commitments like leading classes or serving as officers in the church.

Ready to Serve?

For more information about opportunities listed here, contact the church office – office@stmarktx.org or (830) 816-3000 – and they will connect you with the appropriate elder or deacon.

Adult Connections – Responsible for Christian education activities for adults

  • Join an adult Sunday school class or weekday small group.

Children/Youth Christian Education – Responsible for children & youth activities.

  • Kids and teens – attend Sunday school classes, youth group, or other activities like First Friday or Vacation Bible School.
  • Adults – teach a class, help with events like First Fridays or VBS, provide a meal for Wed. evening youth group meetings.
Communications – The communications team supports all internal and external communication efforts.
  • Website maintenance, social media, weekly Happenings & monthly newsletter, signage, etc.  

Congregational Life – Plans programs and events for Christian fellowship.

  • Attend events such as the Adult Olympics, Chili Cook-Off, 5th Sunday luncheons, Annual All-Church Retreat at Mo Ranch, or Soaking Prayer ministry.
  • If tech savvy, help with social media, website, and other communication efforts.

Finance – Responsible for the finances of the church.

  • Join the Finance Committee.

Host Ministry – Welcomes all to St. Mark worship, follows up with guests, receives and mentors new members.

  • Join the Host Ministry committee and/or volunteer to be a greeter/host or to provide refreshments on Sundays.

Outreach – Focuses on mission and evangelism in Boerne and beyond.

  • Participate in mission and evangelism activities such as Habitat builds, Kids Can tutoring, parade floats, Movies in the Park.
  • Help the Outreach committee coordinate mission giving and activities.

Personnel – Responsible for the “human resources” function of the church.

  • Join the Personnel Committee.

Property – Responsible for the operation & maintenance of church facilities.

  • Join the Property Committee, volunteer for all-church work days, or help with sound tech during worship services.

Stewardship – Coordinates a year-round stewardship program emphasizing faithful giving of time, talent and treasure.

  • Help plan stewardship activities by joining the Stewardship Committee.

Worship – Responsible for all worship services.

  • Join the choir or praise singers, play an instrument, be an usher or liturgist, coordinate communion, help with banners and vestments, be part of the Worship Committee.

Deacons – Responsible for serving those in need in the congregation.

  • Help with visiting shut-ins and members in the hospital or nursing homes; call on members who may need assistance; deliver communion to the home bound; pray for one another through the prayer chain; support Stephen Ministry which provides distinctively Christian, one-on-one, confidential care for people who are struggling in some way in their lives.

How Do I Meet People?

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

  • Sunday School classes for children, youth and adults
  • Chronologically Gifted (CG) Fellowship Group
  • Compassion in Action Sewing Group
  • King’s Kids First Friday parents’ night out
  • Small groups for adults that meet throughout the week
  • First Monday Lunch Bunch
  • Youth Group
  • Join a ministry team such as Property, Worship, Communications, Vacation Bible School, Adult Christian Education, Congregational Life, Outreach, etc. 
  • And More!
Call or visit the church office for more information.

Visitors – Learn More Here

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
  • 5th Sundays – 10:45 am in the Sanctuary. In months with 5 Sundays, everyone worships together on that 5th Sunday in one blended service, 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 an opportunity for guests to learn more about the church, how to get involved and how to join. Session 1 looks at why we do church and what it means to be Presbyterian & PC-USA. Session 2 is a chance to visit with church officers to learn about St. Mark’s ministries, opportunities for getting involved and what it means to be a member. You can tour the campus, meet staff and lay leaders, connect with others, and ask questions. 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. 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.

Youth striking a pose during the October 2019 All Church Retreat at Mo Ranch.

Worship included a baptism at Chapel on the Hill during St. Mark’s 2019 family retreat at Mo Ranch  Presbyterian Church Conference Center in Hunt Texas

This tree is definitely the kids’ favorite . Nursery staff care for preschoolers while parents and children attend classes

Events Calendar

 

 

Our Dedicated Staff

Rev. Dr. Joan Watson, Pastor, Head of Staff
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, Director of Christian Education & Youth 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 became Youth Director as well,  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/Childcare 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.
 
Mary Beth Thomas, Interim Chancel Choir Director
Mary Beth joined the St. Mark team as Interim Chancel Choir Director in July of 2019. Originally from California, she served as musician/choir director for than 30 years in Air Force Chapels as she traveled with her husband, David. They have three children and four grandchildren. She retired from North East ISD in 2018, having worked in elementary and middle schools as well as Central Office. Retirement didn’t last long as she is now working for the vice president of an educational publishing company. She is looking forward to her time with the talented folks in the St. Mark Chancel Choir!
 
Financial SecretarySarah Hinman, Financial Administrator
Sarah joined the staff of St. Mark 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, Office Administrator
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 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.
 
 

Contact Us

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday from 9 am to Noon & 1 to 4 pm. Closed Fridays. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, please enter the building by the Bandera Road entrance, wear a mask, sanitize your hands, and sign in and out. 
 
Church Location & Address: 208 West Bandera Road, Boerne, Texas. (map)
 
Telephone & Email: Tel: (830) 816-3000 | Email: office@stmarktx.org   

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