Lent at St. Mark’s

LivingWell

“Lent is an opportunity to review, refine, and retune all the systems of our lives in the hope of living more congruently as resurrected people.” – The Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church

Through worship and through an intentional focus on wellness, St. Mark’s invites you to review, refine, and retune.

Lenten Worship Schedule
Sundays Worship at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Maundy Thursday, April 2
7:00 p.m. Light Refreshments and Conversation
7:30 p.m. Worship including Foot Washing, Eucharist, and Stripping of the Altar

Good Friday, April 3
Noon Worship including Communion from the Reserve Sacrament
7:30 p.m. Worship including Veneration of the Cross

The Great Vigil of Easter, April 4
7:30 p.m. Worship with the Lighting of the Fire, Stories of God’s Saving Deeds, Renewal of Baptismal Vows, and Celebration of the Easter Eucharist

Easter Sunday, April 5
Worship at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
followed by a joyous Easter Egg Hunt

Wellness for Parents – Sunday Mornings in March
9:15 – 10:15, Bethlehem Chapel
There is no greater joy, challenge, or responsibility in this life than that of being a parent. But, with all there is to do as parents, finding time for self-care can be difficult. Parents and families are pulled in many different directions. Because of this, it is more important than ever for parents to have a compass to help them find their way and to keep themselves and their families heading in a positive direction.

Join Pastor Debra and Beth Johnson, St. Mark’s Congregational Wellness Advocates on this Lenten journey toward Wellness.  Childcare will be available from 9:15 a.m. until Sunday School starts at 9:30. Children will join their parents at 10:15 a.m. for worship.  For more information, pamphlets are available in the parlor or you can contact Beth at BethJ5@comcast.net or Debra at rector@stmarksevanston.org.

Building Healthy Relationships – Tuesday Evenings in March
6 – 8 pm, Bethlehem Chapel
Few things affect the quality of our lives more than the quality of our relationships. Our relationships are always under construction, and it is good to learn and re-learn what it means to support, love, and communicate with others in healthy ways. This four-week program provides an opportunity to explore together some new skills that can improve the relationships in our lives, in our families, at work, or in the community.

Join Lisa Montgomery and Andrea Nowack, St. Mark’s Congregational Wellness Advocates on this Lenten journey toward Wellness. Each evening will begin with a simple supper of soup and bread (6 – 6:45) followed by small groups focused on building healthy relationships (6:45 – 8:00). Please feel free to come for the small groups at 6:45 even if you can’t make it in time for dinner.  For more information, pamphlets are available in the parlor or you can contact Lisa at msmontg@aol.com or Andrea at amnowack@comcast.net.

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