Palm/Passion Sunday and the Jerusalem Festival
Sunday, April 9 – This is a special Sunday in the life of the church. We hope that you and your families will join us.
Worship at 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM
– Procession of the Palms
– Dramatic Reading of the Passion
Jerusalem Festival Family Experience
Between 9:00 AM and 12 Noon, Gleason Hall is transformed into a 1st Century Jerusalem Marketplace
Maundy Thursday Worship
Thursday, April 13 at 7:30 PM in the Sanctuary
– Tenebrae Service with Chancel Choir
– The Lord’s Supper & Ritual of Foot Washing
The Tenebrae Service recreates the emotional aspects of the passion story, and speaks to life continuing in spite of death and darkness. To add to the drama, several members of our congregation have agreed to provide personal reflections on the meaning of this dramatic story, and how it has shaped their own faith story.
Good Friday Community Worship at St. Mark
Friday, April 14 at 3:00 PM
Seven Last Words of Christ
St. Mark hosts preachers from St. John UCC, St. Martin’s Episcopal, UKirk Campus Ministry, and Woodlawn Chapel Presbyterian Church as they join Pastor Jim and Pastor Susan in reflecting on Jesus’ final words from the cross.
Youth-Led Easter Vigil Worship
Saturday, April 15 at 5:00 PM in Fellowship Hall
Easter Vigil service will be led by the 2017 Confirmation Class
This service will recount the story of salvation history through reflection and song, as we await the dawn of Easter.
Easter Sunday – the Resurrection of the Lord!
Sunday, April 16
Worship services at 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM in the Sanctuary
– Worship with The Chancel Choir and Festive Brass
– Rev. Jim Poinsett preaching