St. Mark’s Mission Statement:
“to live, share and grow in Christ’s love”
At St. Mark’s we believe that questions are as important as answers, that your mind as well as your heart needs to be nourished and that we need each other to grow into the love of God in Jesus Christ.
St. Mark’s Church is a proud amalgamation of St. Mark’s Anglican Church and Holy Cross Lutheran Church and is connected to both the Anglican Synod of the Diocese of Toronto and the Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. (You can learn more about the history of St. Mark’s here).
What to Expect
When you enter our church building you will find beautiful stained glass windows, with a traditional yet comfortable atmosphere. Casual attire is welcome! Accommodations are made to assist everyone’s full participation and ensure that special needs (including members with physical challenges) are met. Loving concern is evident as we worship and socialize together. Together we can make a joyful noise unto the Lord and spread the good news of His love and salvation.
New to St. Marks?
If you are new to us, we want to recognize and welcome you. Please join us for coffee hour following our Sunday service. We’d love to have you get involved – when you are ready. There are many meaningful ways to take part in the life of the parish: as ushers, coffee hosts, readers, communion assistants, altar guild members, lay visitors, choir members, Sunday School teachers and assistants – or just to join in any events taking place!
Reconciliation in Midland
The process of reconciliation is especially important in the Midland area, which has a long and sometimes difficult history with the First Nations people, the Wendat (or Huron). It is from this group that the area is still known – Huronia. St. Mark’s is cognizant of the area’s native citizens, and in 2015 St. Mark’s hosted a “Blanket Exercise” as part of the Reconciliation Process we have focused on over the past year. Prior to this event, several of our members who are native or Métis spoke to the congregation about their family history. This sharing was very well received. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s recent report reinforced the importance of such events being held in every community. This added great weight to the commitment St. Mark’s had already made to this important process.