Palm Sunday Weekend (April 4/5)
For the time being, the church building is closed and all in-person services are cancelled. Throughout the Covid-19 crisis, by Saturday afternoon of each weekend, St. Mark's will post a 20-minute online service to this web page. You can expect...
- The Weekly Collect
- A Choral Anthem
- The Gospel Lesson
- A Homily
- Corporate Prayer
Every St. Marker is encouraged to "attend" and participate to continue our regular worship as a community of faith. This is also a great opportunity to introduce our church to a friend by sharing a link to this page (social media links below).
Under normal circumstances, our weekly gathered worship experience includes an opportunity for you to give your tithes and offerings. This reflects and emulates God's generosity to us and supports the Gospel ministry of St. Mark's. During this season you may still participate in the weekly offering through a one-time online gift via our secure giving page.
dr. peeler's message on matthew 21
These reflections on Matthew 21:1-11 by Dr. Amy Peeler are a great resource for your continued and prayerful exploration of the Gospel reading this weekend.
Palms for palm sunday
Palms will be available in front of the chapel this weekend starting at 9am on Friday morning (April 3). Here's a video by the Johnson family describing their use for this special yearly celebration.
"The Book of Common Prayer reminds us that if one is unable to actually consume the consecrated bread and wine due to extreme sickness or disability, the desire is enough for God to grant all the benefits of communion (BCP, p. 457). When being present at a celebration of the Eucharist is absolutely impossible, this act of prayer and meditation can provide the means by which you can associate yourself with the Eucharistic Action and open yourself to God’s grace and blessing" - from Forward Movement.
The Book of Common Prayer
Explore and utilize our shared and historic prayer book during this time of social distancing. This can be a spiritual aid for your online worship or personal spiritual formation.
past sermons and services
Each week during the crisis the online service video from the previous weekend will be posted to our sermons page. This page also houses past audio sermons from January 2019 to the present.