Welcome to St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church!

Moved by compassion and rooted in faith, we are a community actively engaged in ministries of peace, justice and reconciliation. Gospel-based hospitality and welcome form the heart of our congregation. We are LGBTQ+ inclusive, committed to gender and racial equity, and honor the dignity of all persons. We are thoughtful; we are creative; we are joyful; we are persistent! Through worship, prayer, and action, we seek to become the Beloved Community reflecting the love and justice of Jesus Christ.

We are part of the Presbytery de Cristo, the Synod of the Southwest, and the Presbyterian Church USA.

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What a warm and welcoming community of worshipers. My husband and I have been looking for a church home that is practicing what is preached and I think we can stop looking.

Ahren A.

A welcoming church congregation with a strong social justice mission.

Elizabeth K.

Worshiped there recently. An amazing place. Pastor Bart is a rock star and the worship experience was super meaningful.

John M.

This church is my spiritual home. I fine comfort and love which gives me strength to continue my journey.

Phil B.

Amazing, progressive, active and creative congregation.

Lisie G.

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Take a moment to ponder this striking image of Daunte Wright and his son by artist @nikkolas_smith. It evokes the beauty inherent in every person made in God’s image along with the excruciating personal and communal pain that erupts each time lives are cut short by racialized, state-sanctioned ...violence.

The work of the church (especially majority-white churches) in these moments is to listen to this pain, lament these senseless deaths, and recommit to our ongoing work of repenting of the ways systems of white supremacy diminish and destroy lives like #DaunteWright. His life and all #BlackLivesMatter to God and to us!

This coming Sunday we will try an ancient tradition (but a new one to us) called "Holy Humor Sunday."

In Leah Schade’s words, “In the early church, the Sunday after Easter was observed by the faithful as a day of joy and laughter with parties and shenanigans to celebrate ...Jesus’ resurrection. The custom of Bright Sunday, as it was called, came from the idea of some early church theologians that God played a joke on the devil by raising Jesus from the dead. So on this Sunday after Easter, parishioners and pastors played practical jokes on each other, drenched each other with water, sang, and danced. It was a time for clergy and people to tell jokes and to have fun.”

Alas, there will be no drenching on Zoom, but join us anyway at 10:30 tomorrow for this celebration of joy! DM us for Zoom link.

#HolyHumorSunday #joy #humor #TheTombIsEmpty #StMarksAZ

Two Easter worship opportunities, both or either!

1) No spoilers... but this week we walk through the valley of the shadow of death to come into the light of joy! Join us at 10:30@am tomorrow on Zoom to celebrate and worship our risen savior and sing aloud about how God opens wide the jaws... of Death to bring Life out of it! Us, every stranger we meet, the whole cosmos—all of it's getting redeemed!! It's very good!! Exclamation mark-worthy good!!

2) After over a year of being physically apart from one another, our “alleluias” will be extra hearty this Easter! Come celebrate the resurrection of Christ at an Easter sunrise service at 7:00 am tomorrow in the south courtyard of the church (Third St side). With music by Barbara Freischlad and Bridget Mitchell, this outdoor worship service will be a joyful way to ring in the feast... with all Covid-19 safety precautions in place, of course. Please bring a mask and an open heart ready to receive the good news of the empty tomb.

#Easter #EasterSunday #Resurrection #ResurrectionDay #HolyWeek #PCUSA #Tucson #StMarksAZ

#HolyWeek part 3: #GoodFriday service will include movements from “The Seven Last Words of the Unarmed” and “Considering Matthew Shepard.” When we say we see Christ in these human beings, it is not just a metaphor. DM for zoom info.
#TodaysCrosses #BlackLivesMatter #LGBTQIA 🌈

#HolyWeek part 3: #GoodFriday service will include movements from “The Seven Last Words of the Unarmed” and “Considering Matthew Shepard.” When we say we see Christ in these human beings, it is not just a metaphor. DM for zoom info.
#TodaysCrosses #BlackLivesMatter #LGBTQIA 🌈

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Phone: (520)325-1001
Fax: (520)327-4599
Email: stmarksaz@gmail.com
Address: 3809 E. 3rd St. Tucson, AZ 85716
Office Hours: 9am to 4pm / Monday – Thursday