Prayer and Care
St. Mark’s is a community of followers of Jesus Christ who care for one another. How can you help care for your neighbors? How can we support you?
Prayer Chain & Prayer Requests
The prayer chain is a way to share our concerns and pray for our church family. We share a minimum amount of information on the prayer chain for privacy purposes. Please do not reply to prayer requests. We also ask that you do not share prayer request information on social media. If you would like to become a member of the prayer chain and provide prayer support for those in need please send an email to [email protected]scarmel.org.
Prayer requests are reviewed by church staff Monday through Friday during regular office hours (9:00 am – 3:00 pm.) If you have a Prayer Request, please email our pastors at [email protected] or call the church office at 317-846-4912. Please indicate if you would like your request shared with our Prayer Chain, shared with only staff or shared in worship.
Sign up to sponsor flowers or contact the church office at 317-846-4912. Flowers are $30 and may be taken home after the 11:00 am service.
Rosebuds are placed on the altar by St. Mark’s to celebrate the birth of a new child to a St. Mark’s family.
Grandparents are welcome to order a rosebud for non-St. Mark’s grandchildren at the cost of $10 each. Dates available for rosebuds are at the discretion of St. Mark’s based on worship events.
Please call the church office at 317-846-4912 for more information.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
This ministry uses the care and love of knitting, crocheting, weaving and quilting and combines it with a prayerful outreach to those in need of comfort and solace. We are always looking for new members and are happy to teach anyone interested in learning and provide supplies if needed. We would love to have any men that knit or crochet join as well. We also welcome members who would like to make shawls but can’t make the meetings. The group meets every other month on the third Tuesday.
Please contact the church office if you would like to request a prayer shawl.
Using traditional quilt patterns, the squares are a tangible sign of connection and encouragement. A cross is sewn inside as a reminder of God’s constancy, love and grace. The Prayer Squares are available at the Welcome Center in the Narthex. If you or someone you know could use this tangible symbol of support and prayer you are invited to take one as a gift or to share with someone else.
Contact the church office at 317-846-4912 if you are interested in helping with prayer squares.
New Mother Ministry
This team of volunteers takes turns delivering a basket filled with a variety of items – coffee mugs, teas, lotions, candles, soaps, and layette items (bibs, spoons, onesies, sippy cups, hats, small blankets, rattles) – to the new St. Mark’s mom. Along with the filled basket, the rose from the altar is included in the delivery. Are you interested in being a part of this ministry? Volunteers are needed to deliver baskets during a designated month and to donate items for the baskets. Please contact Amy Adams if you would like to volunteer.
Funeral Meal Ministry
A new group of volunteers is now coordinating and providing Funeral Meals. This ministry offers well-balanced, tasty, and low-cost meals to grieving St. Mark families and guests, ranging from $0-$4 per person.
The team currently has 19 members, 14 of whom are Team Leaders to guide helpers through the shopping, set-up, food prep, serving and clean-up. The team leadership rotates through funerals so no one carries a disproportionate load of each funeral meal. The goal is to provide a caring, stress-free, delicious, and welcoming meal for grieving families at a relatively low cost. Because they are not a catering service, the menu options are simple and consistent. (No substitutions or add-ons.)