Lent, Holy Week & Easter

Sunday Worship through March 18 (8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.)

We gather each Sunday in Lent to return to the Lord.  Each service begins with confession and concludes with a celebration of the Holy Eucharist.  There is music (hymn singing and choral anthem) at the second service.  Sunday school meets at 9:30 a.m. between the services.

Flowers for the Altars in Easter. If you would like to honor a loved one with the gift of flowers for St. Mark’s, click here.

Palm Sunday, March 25 (9:30 a.m.)
Triumphant Procession with Palm Branches, followed by Holy Eucharist. This is the only worship service on this date.


The Great Three Days (Triduum)
Maundy Thursday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Service includes foot washing, holy communion, stripping of the altar, and a time of meditation in the garden of repose.

Good Friday, March 30 at 12 noon
Services includes solemn collects, veneration of the cross, and communion from the reserved sacramentVigil

The Great Vigil of Easter at 7:30 p.m.
We gather in darkness to light the Paschal candle which guides us on our journey through an ancient story that has as much meaning for us today as it did when it was first told, we pass again through the waters of baptism and break free into the light of the Resurrection. 

The Sunday of the Resurrection, April 1 (8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.)
EasterWorship EasterEggHuntThese are joyous celebrations of Easter with music (hymn singing at 8 a.m.  and hymns and choral anthem at 10:30 a.m.).  Sunday school takes place at 9:30 a.m. between the services and the Annual Easter Egg Hunt takes place at the conclusion of the second service.

Preparation for Baptism: If you have been considering baptism for you and/or your child, Lent and Easter are traditional times of preparation. Please talk to Pastor Debra (rector@stmarksevanston.org) or to Deacon Scott (community@stmarksevanston.org) to learn more about this process of preparation for baptism at The Great Vigil of Easter, Saturday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. or on Pentecost, Sunday, May 20 at 9:30 a.m.

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