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
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
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 churchNursery is available
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.