Holy Week

As we prepare for the deep mysteries of Holy Week, we hope
     you will share and be part of our services and events at St. Mark’s

NOTE: The times of some services have changed. This listing is correct.

Palm Sunday, April 14: A single service at 10:30

Hosanna! Lord, Jesus: A Week of Holy Pilgrimage with the Rev. John Wall
  Adult Formation with The Rev. John Wall at 9:30 am. The   Rev. John Wall will open our hearts and minds to the great symbols and meanings of Holy Week which mark this important time in the life of the Church.

The Liturgy of the Palms at 10:30 am.
  We will gather aside the Education Building for opening rites and process along New Hope Road (weather permitting). We will start our Palm Sunday liturgy with the blessing of palms and the story of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. We then enter the Centrum to break open the Word revealed to us in scripture and the breaking of bread.

Hypo-allergenic incense will be used at all services.

Wednesday in Holy Week: A Prayer and Healing Eucharist, April 17 at 7:30 pm
As a worshipful culmination to our Lenten study-series and of all that would assail our bodies and souls, the people are invited to bring their cares and concerns and hold them up to the light of God’s healing power.  On this night, we will share in a special prayer form and conclude with a time of testimony and thanksgiving.

The Paschal Triduum

Maundy Thursday, April 18 Agape Meal at 6:30 pm, Service at 7:30 pm
  Agape meal in CLC 1 followed by Eucharist and foot washing at 7:30 pm* We begin the Paschal Triduum by following Jesus’ maundy or mandate that we love one another as He has loved us. And we experience the humbling and mysterious act of foot washing. We will break bread together and conclude with the stripping of the altar.

Good Friday, April 19 at 12 noon
We hear the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John. On the Cross we see God’s self-emptying love and during this service, that love manifests itself in God’s judgment as well as God’s forgiveness.

The Great Vigil of Easter, April 20 at 8 pm
Between crucifixion and resurrection, we light the new fire and remember the story of God’s saving acts in history.  We welcome new members into our community and celebrate the joy of the Resurrection, God’s eternal gift. Alleluia! Christ is Risen.

Easter Day, April 21: A single service at 10:30

Holy Eucharist at 10:30 am
On this day, the entire community gathers to sing, chant and offer high thanksgiving.  For if God will raise Jesus from the dead, then He will do no less for us. Come, let us celebrate together our new Easter life. Alleluia! Christ is Risen.
  Easter egg hunt follows the service.

 Easter Brunch follows worship
We gather in the joy of the Resurrection! All are invited to join us in Community Life Center for fellowship, food and fun!