The Episcopal Church invites us to keep the season of Lent holy “by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word.” (Book of Common Prayer p 265). Below are some activities St. Mark's offers throughout the season:
Wednesdays in Lent
6 p.m. dinner, 6:20-7:30 p.m. class
What's your story? How did you arrive at the spiritual place you now stand? How has the grace of God been shown in your life? Each Wednesday in Lent, we will have an opportunity to listen to individuals, both lay and ordained, share parts of their spiritual stories.
Feb. 21 - Beth Tjoflat & Jess Simmons
Feb. 28 - Bill Carroll and Doug Milne
March 7 - Marcia King & Hazel Donahoo
March 14 - Allison & Randy DeFoor
March 21 - Aaron Smith & Caroline Daw
Lenten Evensong and dinner benefiting St. Mary's
Sunday, March 11, 5 p.m.
The Fourth Sunday in Lent, often called “Refreshment Sunday” or “Laetare” (meaning “rejoice”) is a time when we traditionally back off a bit from the rigors and discipline of Lent – a sort of break before we continue Lent until Easter. We will celebrate this lighter day in Lent with a festive Evensong and catered dinner. We will use this opportunity to honor our decades-long partnership with St. Mary’s, and the Rev. Beth Tjoflat will speak at the dinner about the ministries we support there. Please join us for this beautiful service and festive occasion. All proceeds raised at the dinner support St. Mary’s.