Holy Week 2023

Holy Week begins with the procession with palms during worship on April 2.

Our songs of praise will echo one of the oldest expressions of joy and thanksgiving known to people of faith. “Hosanna” is both a song of praise and a prayer for saving help. There couldn’t a better way to set the tone for all that follows in the story of Jesus’ Passover meal with his disciples, his courageous stand before the most powerful people in the empire, his sacrifice of love on the cross, and his gift of peace and new life to his disciples.

During the “Great Three Days” of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Eve, we will gather each evening for worship at 7:30 p.m. Each one of these services is part of a whole cloth which wraps us in love, like the quilts that will be given to those who are baptized at the Easter Vigil. At that festive service, we will start the celebration that will continue in the worship services of Easter Day.

As you make plans to be with us, please note that the worship times on Easter Sunday are 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. There will be an Easter Breakfast served in our Parish Commons from 8:15-11:00 a.m.

Holy Week

4/2 Palm Sunday | Worship Services at 8:30, and 11am (in-person), 9:45am (in-person and online)

4/6 Maundy Thursday | 7:30pm Worship Service

4/7 Good Friday | 7:30pm Worship Service

4/8 Easter Vigil | 7:30pm Worship Service/Welcome New Members

4/9 Easter Worship | Services at 8:00am (in-person), 9:30am (in-person and online), and 11:00am (in-person)

Note: As the services for Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday are streamed live from the sanctuary via Facebook live, the YouTube version of the service will not be available until after the initial stream. If you’d like to watch the service live outside of Facebook. A video player will be available on this page at the time of the service.

Holy Week Devotions

On Monday to Friday of Holy Week, you are invited to join us online for daily devotions led by St. Mark’s staff members.  They will be posted on our website each morning at 8:00 a.m., and will remain there for listening at any time. Each of the devotion leaders has chosen a favorite song to share, along with reflections on how it has spoken to them in their life of faith. Check out the full playlist here.