The Altar Guild

The Altar Guild was organized in August 1957 by the late Bishop Reuben L. Speaks. The purpose of such an organization was to bring together a group of members, whose primary responsibility is the upkeep of the Altar.  Those members are chosen carefully because the work of the Altar Guild is a sacred trust, requiring persons, who are dedicated to the task.  The Altar Guild prepares the altar for Holy Communion by dressing the altar and pulpit in white, including fresh white flowers and white candelabras. Originally only women were members, but today there are male members. In 1973 Rev. Lawrence A. Miller reorganized the Altar Guild. The new duties included purchasing and arranging flowers, cleaning the brass candelabras, flower pots, and being advisors to the Acolytes.

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    St. Mark AME Zion Church

    531 South Roxboro Street
    Durham, NC 27701
    (919) 688-2092


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    Sunday Services
    Sunday School for All – 8:45 am
    Morning Worship Service – 10:00 am

    Communion – 1st Sunday

    Weekly Bible Study
    Bible Study Wednesday Noon & 6:30 pm
    Prayer Meeting Wednesday 7:15 pm
    Men’s Bible Study Tuesday 7 pm-8 pm
    Women’s Bible Study Tuesday 7 pm-8 pm

  • Today’s Bible Verse

    “Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life.”
    — 1 Timothy 1:15-16 (NIV)