What to Expect

Where do I park?

St. Mark’s shares a parking lot with the St. Charles public library. Please feel free to utilize any of the parking lots on our property or near the library. Parking for those that are unable to take the stairs is located on the north end of the church. Inside these doors, there is an elevator located to the right of the stairs.

Where’s the front door?

The main door is located on the east side of the church. Inside this door, there are stairs that go up to the narthex or down to the Sunday school area. There are other doors located on the north side of the building with access to our elevator.

I brought kids. Now what?

We offer Sunday school for children during our education hour (9:45-10:45 AM). There is a children’s message during most Sunday services. We also have a nursery/cry room that is unstaffed at this time located up the stairs inside the front door. This room has a television that streams the service and a small restroom. Interested in our children’s ministry, contact our Director of Christian Education (Alex Brice).


We have volunteers who brew hot coffee for all to enjoy Sunday mornings. The coffee is located up the stairs inside the front door entrance.

Anything else?

We invite you to come as you are. All are welcome!


“Worship life at St. Mark’s draws creatively on the Christian traditions and modern styles that we find relevant to our lives today.”
Traditional worship is an interactive experience with space for individual and communal prayer, reflection and meditation, worship through song, the reading and teaching of the Bible, and the celebration of the sacraments. Led by organ, brass, piano, and musical ensembles such as choirs and bells. 
Contemporary worship is an interactive experience for prayer, worship through song, the reading and teaching of the Bible, and the celebration of the sacraments. Led by a worship team including a live band and vocal leaders. Engaging worshippers through the arts and leading high-quality contemporary worship music, the band generally includes keyboard, drums, and guitars.
Service Times:
Sunday: 8:30am (Traditional) 11am (Contemporary)
Wednesday: 6:30pm
Saturdays: once a month masked service
Our History
In the late 1800s, women, men, and children would stand on the banks of the Fox River and watch people get off boats in what is now known as St. Charles. In the early 1900s, Pastor F. G. Miessler saw this same picture and said that everyone who comes to St. Charles needs a church to welcome them and for them to call home. Over 110 years later, we continue to be a growing church that creates communities of belonging where all people can call home.