“God saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works but according to his own purpose and grace.”
– 2 Timothy 1:9
Become a Member of an Order
Those who feel a special calling may wish to join one of the two active lay ministry orders we have at St. Mark’s.
Order of the Daughters of the King is a lay women’s order that is open to women of the Episcopal church and other churches in communion with it. The order promotes a spiritual sisterhood of women dedicated to lives of prayer, service, and evangelism. The Sancta Sophia chapter at St. Mark’s meets on the third Wednesday and the fourth Monday of each month at 7pm in the Guild Room. The main purpose of each meeting is to pray for each person in the parish who has requested special prayer. The chapter at St. Mark’s is one of the largest in the Diocese of Los Angeles. Newcomers are welcome to join the training program offered every year or two. Contact Kimberly Cortner at DoK@stmarks-upland.org
Order of St. Luke the Physician is an international and ecumenical organization dedicated to the Christian healing ministry. Members meet together in local chapters to study Scripture-especially the biblical stories of the healing miracles-as well as other books on Christian healing. Members also engage in prayers for healing, often with the laying on of hands. On the first Sunday of each month, members of the order hold a healing service following Holy Eucharist at both services. They welcome anyone with a request for healing for themselves or others to join with them in the chapel for prayers and anointing with holy oil.