FOR CANCELLATIONS DURING THE WEEK we will follow the Knox County Schools schedule. If Knox County schools are out, then week-day and evening activities are canceled at the church as well. If Knox County Schools release early due to weather / road conditions evening activities at St. Mark will be canceled.
WE WILL MAKE EVERY EFFORT NOT TO CANCEL SERVICES ON SUNDAY. In the event a cancellation is deemed necessary, the Pastor will seek the advice of the Lay Leader and Council Chair. We will also consider what other churches in our immediate area are deciding. Close attention will be given to multiple weather forecasts and traffic reports.
IF A SUNDAY CANCELLATION IS REQUIRED we will post the information on the church website and Facebook ( and send a church-wide email. We will also list church closings and cancellations with WBIR-TV, Channel 10 (Comcast 9), WATE-TV, Channel 6 (Comcast 13), and WVLT-TV, Channel 8 (Comcast 5).
WE WILL STRIVE to make a final decision NO LATER THAN 8:00 on Sunday morning.
IF YOU RECEIVE WORD OF A ST. MARK CLOSING please share the information with anyone you may know – especially those who may not have internet / email access.
No announcement will be made and no email will be sent if we are having Sunday services. Our default position is always that we WILL have services on Sunday.
Regardless of whether the decision is made to cancel or continue with our schedule, you are strongly encouraged to use your best discretion regarding your own safety.
In the event that we do have services and you are unable to attend, please remember that the scripture reading, sermon, and special music from our 11:00 service will be available on our website at within an hour of the service).