Holy Week & Easter

Holy Week and Easter is a bustling time at St. Mark's Episcopal Church. We invite you to click (or tap) on the days below to learn about service times and activities occuring throughout the week.

Palm Sunday - March 25

Palm Sunday - March 25

On Palm Sunday our services begin outside with the distribution of palms in celebration of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. We will process inside, singing, and then continue with the Holy Eucharist, including the dramatic reading of the Passion. Both 9 and 11 a.m. services include live animals - a donkey, sheep and goats - which will stay on the Baker Green during the 10 a.m. Christian Formation hour. Don’t miss this special day as we begin Holy Week, when we remember Jesus’ last week of earthly life.

7:30 a.m. Blessing of the palms and Holy Eucharist: Rite I (chapel)

9 & 11 a.m. Palm Procession with animals from Baker Green to the church & Holy Eucharist: Rite I (church)

10 a.m. Animals on the Green, coffee in Leatherbury Hall

5 p.m. Palm Procession from Memorial Garden to the chapel & Holy Eucharist: Rite I (chapel)

Maundy Thursday - March 29

Maundy Thursday - March 29

Our commemoration of the Last Supper begins in Leatherbury Hall with a simple Lenten meal. A beautiful and richly-symbolic service follows the meal in the church and features the foot washing, communion, and the inspirational stripping of the altar.

6 p.m. Dinner in Leatherbury Hall

7 p.m. Foot washing, Stripping of the Altar and Holy Eucharist: Rite I in the church

Nursery is available

Good Friday - March 30

Good Friday - March 30

On this day we commemorate Jesus’ arrest, trial, crucifixion, suffering, death, and burial with the traditional Book of Common Prayer Good Friday liturgy. The church will also be open throughout the day for those who would like to walk the Stations of the Cross. The Bloodmobile is on campus for donating the Gift of Life.

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Bloodmobile on campus

12 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy (church)

Nursery is available

5:30 p.m. Clergy-led Stations of the Cross in the church

Easter Sunday - April 1

Easter Sunday - April 1

6:30 a.m. Contemporary sunrise service in Stockton Park

This ecumenical sunrise service in the park includes communion and features contemporary music.

9 a.m.Traditional Holy Eucharist: Rite II with brass in the church

This service features music by the choir and the St. Mark’s Brass Ensemble.

10:10 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt

Children gather in the chapel prior to the hunt on the Baker Green. Please bring a basket to gather eggs.

11 a.m.Traditional Holy Eucharist: Rite II with brass in the church

This service features music by the choir and the St. Mark’s Brass Ensemble.