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Lent at St. Mark's

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:

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, February 26

7 and 11:30 a.m. - Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes

8:25 a.m. - Day School service (Imposition of Ashes only)

7 p.m. - Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes

Lenten Devotions

This year, we are partnering with Trinity School for Ministry to provide daily Lenten devotionals.

  • Prior to Lent, complimentary devotion books will be available in the chapel, back of church and church office.
  • Parishioners may also sign up to receive devotions for the coming week via email by subscribing to emails from Trinity School for Ministry. Click here to subscribe to emails.  *When subscribing, select "Advent and Lenten Devotionals" under "Which emails would you like to receive?" 

Wednesday Lenten Series - "On the 7 Deadly Sins"

Wednesdays, March 4 - April 1, Leatherbury Hall, 6 p.m. dinner, 6:30-7:30 p.m. class, nursery provided.

This year’s Lenten series, "On the 7 Deadly Sins", will be led by the Rev. Canon Dr. Douglas Dupree. Sins are often difficult to resist because in moderation they can be enjoyed with pleasure. When behavior is transformed by obsession it becomes deadly. This series will explore what theologians, artists, poets, satirists and the Bible have to say on the subject.

Lenten study for woman

Thursdays, February 27 - April 2, 7-8 a.m., church parlor

This study is led by St. Mark's parishioner Julie Davis. Recognize your own place in the story and Passion of Jesus by studying Jesus’ Passion story through the lens of the play presented by the inhabitants of the village of Oberammergau, in Bavaria, Germany staged every ten years since 1634 (including 2020). This class will watch a DVD filmed on location in Germany containing behind-the-scenes footage of the production.

Lenten Evensong & Reception

March 22, Lenten Evensong at 5 p.m., reception at 5:30 p.m. Nursery is available.

Led by the clergy and choir, Evensong is a 30-minute service that does not include Communion. Instead, it is a series of prayers, readings from scripture, congregational hymns and choral music.

Service opportunity

Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD) Sunday is the first Sunday in Lent (March 1). Parishioners are encouraged to collect spare change throughout the season using available mite boxes to give back to ERD.