Lots of fun was had along with lots of pancakes and lots of bacon at the annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. Thanks to the 20s/30s for cooking up good food, and to Micah McGraw for holding the pinata! An thanks to Matt Greindling for the photos.
8 am - Low Mass
Sermon - Mother Johnson
9 am - Family Mass
Sermon - Mother Takacs
Music: by the Boys & Girls Choir
10 am - Christian Formation
For Kids - Schola (in the Library)
For Adults - The New Testament View of the Final Destiny of All People. Join Roy Clouser, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, for a provocative look at the way Christian scripture teaches us to think about the afterlife. Part one of a three-part series, continuing March 23 and March 30.
11 am - Choral High Mass
Sermon by Fr. Mullen
The Great Litany - Thomas Tallis
Short Communion Service - Tallis
Cast me not away - S. S. Wesley
In Jejunio et Fletu - Tallis
Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall following the High Mass.
The Lion's Mark is the monthly newsletter of Saint Mark's.
HELP US SAVE THIS TREASURE!
Following years of preparation and planning, Saint Mark's is embarking on a project of restoration and historic preservation of the church exterior in 2014. Funded in part by a grant from the National Park Service and National Trust for Historic Preservation, this project will address pressing needs for the restoration and preservation of the masonry, roofs, and glass of the church exterior.
More details will be posted on the website soon. Meanwhile for more information, contact Cheryl Barber, Director of Development & Communications, in the Parish Office.
Building the Boys & Girls Choir
The Saint Mark’s Choir of Boys and Girls is now enrolling children and youth ages 7 to 17. No prior musical experience is needed to join this exciting new ministry. The Choir leads music at the 9 am Family Mass. For more information, please contact Dr. Darryl Roland, Director, at email@example.com.
Fridays in Lent
Fridays in Lent are days of special obligation. At Saint Mark's we keep Fridays in Lent with Evening Prayer followed by Stations of the Cross, beginning at 5:30 pm. This year our worship is followed at 6:30 by a series led by Mother Takacs, studying Benjamin Britten's War Requiem. See more details below.
Lenten Quiet Day - March 22
This Lent, we will have the opportunity to gather at Saint Mark’s for a Quiet Day of prayer and teaching with noted iconographer Suzanne Schleck. Suzanne will lead us in an exploration of icons as visual expressions of God’s love and transforming power.
Icons are calls to conversion, to the acceptance of the fact that heaven is real, God is real, and God yearns to meet us face to face. Join us for a prayerful Saturday in Lent as we hear the call. The day begins with the Sacrament of Reconciliation at 9:30 for those who wish, followed by 10:00 Mass and the Quiet Day offering. Lunch will be included.
Saturday, March 22, 9:30 am - 3 pm. More info from Mother Johnson.
March 25 - The Feast of the Annunciation of Our Lord to the BVM
We keep this feast with a Choral High Mass at 7 pm. Mother Takacs will celebrate and preach.
Missa Cuiusvis Toni - Johannes Ockeghem
Ave Maria - Anton Bruckner
Hymn to the Virgin - Benjamin Britten
Trip to the Cloisters
There will be a rare opportunity to view examples of the 12th century stained glass from Canterbury Cathedral this spring. The exhibit will be at the Cloisters in New York City and we are considering two dates, April 26 and May 10. If you are interested please contact Matt Griendling, firstname.lastname@example.org, for further details.
The Episcopal Church has produced a new video emphasizing the missional character the church is called to be. Perhaps this piece is more aspirational than descriptive, but Jesus did send his followers out on a mission, so it's probably a good idea for us to consider carefully what that means for us today!
The Pity of War: Suffering and Solace in Britten’s War Requiem
Join Mother Takacs for a five week series on the music, history, and theology of the War Requiem of Benjamin Britten. This masterpiece of 20th century choral literature was composed for the consecration of the new Coventry Cathedral in 1962 after the original cathedral was destroyed during the Blitz in 1940. The work weaves the traditional Requiem texts with poetry by the prominent British war poet, Wilfred Owen, who was killed in action just days before the end of World War I. These texts, combined with Britten's profoundly moving music, makes the War Requiem a powerful commentary on life, death, war, and redemption.
The series will take place following Evening Prayer & Stations of the Cross on Fridays in Lent, 6:30 - 7:30 in the Library on the Second Floor of the Parish House. March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11