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Chaplain's Reflections: What Does Chapel Look Like at St. Mark's?

It is so wonderful to have all of our students back on campus and back in our chapel! This year marks a return to combined division chapel services each week. It is amazing what a difference it makes to have four grades in the chapel at a time instead of two. There is more singing, more laughter, and more energy. 

Our theme for the first few weeks of chapel was all about community. We talked about who is part of our community (everyone!) and the ways that we can take care of one another. As we move into September our chapel lessons will align with our monthly Character Counts pillar of Trustworthiness. We will be talking about what it means to be trustworthy and also how we can trust God to always love us.

One of the ways that we build community at St. Mark’s is through our chapel chum program. We pair middle school students with lower school chapel chums each year (1st and 5th, 2nd and 6th, 3rd and 7th, 8th and 4th). Throughout the year our chapel chums will do various activities together, and this year we will go back to having combined 1-8th grade chapel services where chapel chums sit together. This is a wonderful way for our middle and lower school students to get to know each other and build community. Our first combined chapel chum service will be on September 21st at 8:35 AM.

We love to have parents join us for chapel. Please make sure to wear your family badge and enter through the side doors of the chapel. Your child is welcome to come and sit with you during chapel.

Chapel Schedule (all on Wednesday)

Lower School Chapel 8:15 AM

Primary School Chapel 9:00 AM

Middle School Chapel 1:20 PM