“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 second Sunday of each month at 11:45 AM in Classroom 16. These meetings include fellowship, planning for service work, activities for spiritual growth, and prayer for each individual on the parish prayer list. Daughters also meet online every Thursday morning to pray for the prayer needs of the parish community. 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 Lisa Drew 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.