This Sunday at Saint Mark's: The Third Sunday of Easter

Join us this Sunday, April 30 for our worship of God:

8 a.m. – Low Mass

A spoken service in traditional language in the Lady Chapel, with sermon by Mother Nora Johnson

9 a.m. – Family Mass

A contemporary-language service in the Nave, with the Choir of Boys & Girls, congregational hymns, and children's sermon by Father Sean Mullen

10 a.m. – Christian Formation for All Ages

Children ages 3 and up are invited to join us in the Library for Schola. Each week students sing together, play musical games, learn a bit of music theory, listen to Bible stories, and spend time in prayer. Pre-Schola is formation for our youngest disciples, aged 0-36 months. Join us at 10:15 a.m. in the Choir Room (upstairs, next to the Library) for 15 minutes of musical play and storytelling. Pre-Schola parents and children are then welcome to join Schola for a time of prayer at 10:30 a.m.

Adult Forum: Contemplative Prayer. This Eastertide, Saint Mark’s is forming a Contemplative Prayer gathering every Thursday morning between the early Mass and Morning Prayer. Join Mother Johnson for an introduction to the group’s work and the principles of silent prayer.

11 a.m. – Choral High Mass

A contemporary-language service at the High Altar, with chant and incense, music by the Parish Choir, congregational hymns, and sermon by Father Sean Mullen

Coffee and refreshments in the Parish Hall follow the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Masses.

Posted on April 19, 2017 .

Coming Up at Saint Mark's

Tuesday, April 25, 7 p.m. - Pontifical High Mass for the Feast of Saint Mark

Join the Saint Mark's community as we celebrate our patronal feast, with a visit from Bishop Bill Franklin, who will celebrate, preach, and perform confirmation and receptions. A parish potluck follows in the parish hall; please bring a salad, side dish, or dessert to share.

Weeks of April 24 and May 1 - Curtis Recital Series

Join us for this annual series of recitals featuring student performers from our neighbors at the Curtis Institute of Music. Recitals will follow the midday Mass on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday during the weeks of April 24 and May 1. Each recital begins at 12:45 p.m. and lasts about an hour. All events are free and open to the public.

Sunday, April 30, 3 p.m. - Organ Recital by Robert McCormick 

Saint Mark's organist and choirmaster Robert McCormick will offer an organ recital, featuring the works of by Gerre Hancock, McNeil Robinson, Zachary Wadsworth and Searle Wright, as well as an improvisation on submitted themes. The recital is free and open to the public, and an offering will be collected to benefit the Food Cupboard and Saturday Soup Bowl.

Sunday, May 7, 3 p.m. - Choral Evensong & Benediction

The Parish Choir and the Choir of Boys & Girls will sing Choral Evensong & Benediction with Sumsion’s Evening Service in D and music of Morales and Bairstow, and Robert McCormick’s setting of O Salutaris Hostia.

Thursday, May 25, 7 p.m. - Choral High Mass of the Ascsension

On the Feast of the Ascension, join Saint Mark's for Choral High Mass and a parish dinner following as we celebrate Fr. Sean Mullen's tenth year of ministry as our rector. The Rt. Rev. J. Neil Alexander, dean of the School of Theology at the University of the South, will celebrate and preach, and the Parish Choir will sing Mathias' Missa Brevis and music of Gowers and Stanford.

Posted on April 19, 2017 .

The Lion's Mark: April 2017

In this issue, reflections from Fr. Sean Mullen and Ken Pearlstein, music updates from Robert McCormick and Clara Gerdes, information about parish elections, and a look ahead to Holy Week and Easter, plus upcoming events and more. Click here to read!

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Posted on April 3, 2017 .