We are: “Large Enough to Share, and Small Enough to Care”
Jail Ministry: Our clergy meets with people in the County Jail in Montesano to share the word and pray in fellowship. This ministry is shared with other churches in the larger Grays Harbor area.
Nursing Home Ministry: Members of St. Mark's meet at the nursing home in Montesano for a monthly birthday party for the residents. On call pastoral needs are also made.
Ministerial Association: St. Mark's clergy meet monthly with clergy from other churches in Montesano to support each other and to assess and address the needs of the community.
Community Outreach for the 2016 year
Over $10,600 from special offerings and out of our annual operating budget of about $24,500, went to financial outreach in 2016; listed recipients below received support:
Domestic Violence Center, Hoquiam, WA ($500)
Montesano Food Bank and Food Bowl Event, Montesano, WA ($1250)
Grays Harbor Food Bank Distribution Center (Coastal Harvest), Aberdeen, WA ($300)
Chaplains on the Harbor Ministry, Grays Harbor, WA ($3500)
Chaplains on the Harbor Meals at St Andrews, Aberdeen ($1575)
Monthly Birthday Cakes for Monte Health & Rehab Nursing Home, Montesano, WA ($248)
PAWS and Freedom Tails, Aberdeen, WA ($300, raised from Blessing of Pets Sunday)
Camp Michael, Olympia, WA ($350)
American Friends of the Episcopal Church, Jerusalem ($100)
Children's Advocacy Center, Montesano, WA ($700)
Willapa Region Ministry ($50)
Camp Victory ($500)
Angel Tree Ministry (Christmas gifts for families of those in jail) ($100)
Friendship House, Aberdeen, WA ($300)
Montesano Bible Camp ($100)
Montesano School Supplies ($105)
Hoquiam Baptist Church-tent city support ($150)
Clergy Discretionary Fund ($80)
St James Family Center, Cathlamet, WA ($100)
St Hugh, Allyn, WA ($125)
Bishop Discretionary Fund ($165)
Facility Used by Community Groups
We feel blessed to share our facility with: several Alcohol Anonymous groups, and an occasional wedding or funeral or other special event.
Prayer Ministry & Support
We have an ongoing prayer list of those within our church family and those in our community that can use our prayers for various issues. We also have a healing service on the third Sunday of each month where we can have hands on healing prayers and anointing with oil for ourselves or those who we pray for.