Pastor Dave’s Lenten Challenge #1
Clean Water
America spends billions of dollars on coffee, soda, and alcoholic beverages every year. Join others in your St. Mark community in giving up all drinks except for clean tap water during the 40 Days of Lent. This spiritual discipline will help us understand how much of our money goes to purchasing cans and bottles. All the money we save during this challenge will go to support the Marion Medical Mission and their work digging clean water wells around the world. We will have a special dedication event the Sunday after Easter. Please contact Pastor Dave with any questions.

Pastor Dave’s Lenten Challenge #2
4 Gospels in 40 Days
You are invited to spend the 40 days of Lent reading through the 4 gospels. We have reading assignments available at St. Mark, and you can download the document online. Lent gives us a chance to deepen our faith and increase our service. We hope you will join us for these daily readings.

The Gospel of Luke – Day 1-9
Day 1 – Chapters 1-2 Day 6 – Chapters 14-16
Day 2 – Chapters 3-5 Day 7 – Chapters 17-19
Day 3 – Chapters 6-8 Day 8 – Chapters 20-21
Day 4 – Chapters 9-10 Day 9 – Chapters 22-24
Day 5 – Chapters 11-13

The Gospel of Matthew – Day 10-22
Day 10 – Chapters 1-2 Day 17 – Chapters 17-19
Day 11 – Chapters 3-4 Day 18 – Chapters 20-21
Day 12 – Chapters 5-6 Day 19 – Chapters 22-23
Day 13 – Chapters 7-9 Day 20 – Chapters 24-25
Day 14 – Chapters 10-11 Day 21 – Chapters 26-27
Day 15 – Chapters 12-13 Day 22 – Chapter 28
Day 16 – Chapters 14-16

The Gospel of John – Day 23-32
Day 23 – Chapters 1-3 Day 28 – Chapters 12-13
Day 24 – Chapters 4-5 Day 29 – Chapters 14-16
Day 25 – Chapters 6-7 Day 30 – Chapters 17-18
Day 26 – Chapters 8-9 Day 31 – Chapter 19
Day 27 – Chapters 10-11 Day 32 – Chapters 20-21

The Gospel of Mark – Day 33-40
Day 33 – Chapters 1-2 Day 37 – Chapters 9-10
Day 34 – Chapters 3-4 Day 38 – Chapters 11-12
Day 35 – Chapters 5-6 Day 39 – Chapters 13-14
Day 36 – Chapters 7-8 Day 40 – Chapter 15-16

Lenten Worship and Activities at St. Mark Presbyterian Church


Ash Wednesday
This year, Ash Wednesday shares the date of February 14 with Valentine’s Day.
St. Mark will observe the beginning of the Lenten season with Ash Wednesday Worship on Wednesday, February 14 at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary.

Third Wednesday Program
Wednesday, February 21
5:30 PM – Potluck Meal in Gleason Hall
6:15 PM – “Sabbath” Program

Third Wednesday Program
Wednesday, March 21
5:30 PM – Potluck Meal in Gleason Hall
6:15 PM – “Sabbath” Program

Palm Sunday/Jerusalem Festival
Sunday, March 25

Maundy Thursday
Thursday, March 26
7:00 PM – Worship in the Sanctuary

Easter Saturday
Saturday, March 31
5:00 PM – Worship in Fellowship Hall

Easter Celebration!
Sunday, April 1
8:30 AM – Worship in the Sanctuary
10:30 AM – Worship in the Sanctuary