Worship schedule

Important notice!  For the health and safety of our congregants we have paused our in-person worship services indefinitely.  Until then, please join us at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday for LIVE WORSHIP, online. Use this link to access our stream. Or go to the home page and click LIVE WORSHIP from the menu. You may also view the service on our Facebook page, St. Mark’s UMC, Tucson, or on our YouTube channel, UMC St. Mark’s Oro Valley. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Worship at St. Mark’s is full of joy, in the deepest and richest sense of that word. Worship is designed to draw us into thanking and praising God, helping us grow and learn about our Christian faith, and inspiring us to go into the world to make God’s kingdom here a better place for all people.

Preaching is intended to make the Biblical story come alive and connect us to God and one another. The same sermon is preached at all the Sunday services. We celebrate the seasons of the church year including Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, Pentecost, and ordinary time.

All our worship services make use of modern technology with screens, cameras, videos, and up-to-date sound system.

The Sanctuary is equipped for hearing assistance with a looped hearing assist system, and includes accessible seating for persons with restricted physical abilities.


Traditional Worship

8:15 a.m. or 9:45 a.m.

Our traditional worship is spirited and alive! Filled with the music of our Chancel, Celebration Singers, and Bell choirs, piano and organ, hymns and songs, we are immersed in the traditions of our faith in ways that feel ever new.


Modern Worship

The Gathering

11:15 a.m.

Led by our Praise Team and band, we join in contemporary music that is both lively and soulful. At this more intimate service, we share joys and concerns, and practice rituals like bringing in the light, that draw us close to God and each other.


Wednesday Night Worship

Soul Station

Whether you can’t get to church on Sunday or just enjoy a mid-week renewal, we welcome you to join us any Wednesday evening in the Fellowship Hall. Our program is for all ages (and by the way, it’s casual). Childcare is available, if preferred, for infants and toddlers.

Beginning with a community meal, and ending each week with the celebration of Holy Communion, this service gives a chance for conversation with others, and a time of learning.

  • 5:45—6:15 p.m.: We share a community meal
  • 6:15—7:05: Adults: Prayer time and program. Children:  Activities in another room
  • 7:05—7:15: All ages gather back together to finish the evening with Holy Communion.