Sometimes it’s good to re-connect with our past in order to better appreciate the richness of the present.
We're inviting friends and neighbors, old and new, to celebrate 50 years of faithful service to the Lord in Silvis and East Moline.
St. Mark’s 50th Anniversary Celebration
A Brief History of St. Marks
In September of 1967, St. Mark’s held services at United Township High School in East Moline. In December of that same year, services were moved to an established church building on 16th Street in East Moline. The current building on Seventh Ave. in Silvis was constructed in 1972. A new sanctuary was added to the building in 2001; the former sanctuary is now used as a fellowship hall. In 2015, the fellowship hall was renovated, and this summer minor updates to the sanctuary were completed; including a new mural by parish member Bobbi Mongeau of East Moline.
In addition to improvements to the facility, St. Mark’s is experiencing newness and growth in other areas. In 2014, weekly in-depth Bible Studies were established and attendance at both the Bible Studies and weekly Masses have slowly increased over the past three years.
In 2015, the parish started Celebrate Recovery at St. Marks, a Christ-centered outreach ministry designed to help people find healing from their hurts, habits, and hang-ups. The program is now entering its third year and beginning to see growth.
In 2016, parish Vicar Fr. Don Sackett joined with a fellow priest, Fr. Tom Janikowski of Trinity Anglican Church in Rock Island, to start www.QCAradio.com, an Anglican podcast that explores a variety of topics from an orthodox, Anglican perspective. What began as a little bit of fun has grown to include weekly podcasts from seven regular hosts, frequent special guests and thousands of listeners from around the globe.