We are located in the Lower Northeast Philadelphia at
4442 Frankford Avenue,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19124.
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We gather for worship:
9:15 am Bible study
10:00 am Worship
Wednesdays at 10:30 am (Ecumenical Worship)
St Mark's Church, Frankford
4442 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19124
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You, and of course, God!
We're here to welcome you. Please stop by during these hours:
Monday, Wdnesday & Friday 10am - 2pm
Call 215-535-0635 for an ofice apointment or for other matters.
The Very Reverend Jonathan N. Clodfelter is the eleventh rector of St. Mark's Church, Frankford and Dean of the Pennypack Deanery, Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, and has served God in Frankford for twelve years.
Twenty-one years ago, while a child was being baptized, Jon had at dramatic conversion experience. At that time Jesus came and spoke to him, saying "peace be with you." Jon has always taken that to mean that no matter what happens in his life, or the life of others, Jesus will always be present guiding us in peace. It was a powerful revelation and there are times, when Jon feels his ministry is simply to baptize and share that testimony, but it is through that conversion that he has found his voice as a preacher and minister in the Church of God.
Jon, as he prefers to be called, was born and raised in Missouri near the Ozark Mountains where he enjoyed camping, canoeing, hunting, and fishing as a boy. He was involved in Scouting and his church. He came to Philadelphia, by way of a career in the US Army, where he served as an intelligence analyst at various command levels all over the world and service as chaplain in a children's home in North Carolina.
Today, he enjoys hiking in the woods and driving his sixteen year old car long distance. He enjoys routine household repair and grows fruit without a great deal of success; he contends the fruit he raises appears to be feeding the birds in his community very well.
Jon graduated from the University of the State of New York, Virginia Theological Seminary, and has recently completed a second Master's Degree at the Villanova University's School of Business in Church Management.
He is a family man, dedicated to his wife of twenty-plus years, his four children, and grandchildren.
Jon's ministry focus is on keeping the church relevant in our rapidly changing urban community. He believes that he is leading the St. Mark's Church, Frankford members to find ways to appropriately live in this rapidly changing 21st Century.
He serves as the Dean of the Pennypack Deanery, Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, a member of Diocesan Council, President of the Northeast Committee on Homelessness, and has served in the past on the Temple University Institutional Review Board.
Let us now sing the praises of famous men, our ancestors in their generations.
The Lord apportioned to them great glory.
But of others there is no memory; they have perished as though they had never existed; they have become as though they had never been born, they and
their children after them.
But these also were godly men, whose righteous deeds have not been forgotten;
their wealth will remain with their descendants, and their inheritance with their children's children.
Wisdom of Jesus
ben Sirach 44