This Week at St. Mark's - from Pastor Kerstin
Dear Friends at St. Mark's,
We are now entering the Lenten season. Lent comes from an old English word for spring that means 'lengthening', and refers to the fact that, in spring,the days get longer. During Lent, we as Christians reflect on Jesus' way to the cross. It is a time to remind ourselves that sin and death are still all around us, and that we need a loving and gracious God to set us free and lead us to a new life. I invite you to observe the Lenten season at St. Mark's - on Sundays, as we gather in worship, but also during our mid-week meditations on Wednesday nights (more information see below). May your journey to the cross and beyond be blessed this Lenten season.
This week at St. Mark's:
Wednesday, March 5 Ash Wednesday
7 p.m.: Worship Service in the Sanctuary with Imposition of the Ashes
Thursday, March 6, 7 p.m.: Choir practice in the sanctuary; please join the choir as its members prepare musically for the Lenten and Easter season!
Sunday, March 9 First Sunday in Lent
8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.: Worship Services in the Sanctuary
9:40 a.m.: Education Hour for all Ages; Theme of the Adult Forum: How do we observe the Sabbath?
PLEASE NOTE: THIS SUNDAY, DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME STARTS! WE WILL LOSE AN HOUR, SO DON'T BE LATE FOR SERVICE!
Monday, March 10
12 noon: Memorial Service for Joan Howe, followed by a reception in St. Mark's Center
Wednesday, March 12
6 p.m. Soup Supper in St.Mark's Center
7 p.m. Mid-Week Meditation in the style of Taize in the Sanctuary; Theme of this year's mid-week services: Changes
Have a blessed week!