March 9, 2014: First Sunday in Lent
The scripture readings for the services this Sunday at 8 and 10 a.m. are available on the lectionary pages. In addition, you can find background readings on Sunday's readings at The Rev. Michael Hiller's Blog, "Break Open the Word."
Lenten Intergenerational Suppers
Please join us Sunday evenings in Lent from 4 to 6 p.m. for an evening of food, games, fellowship, and lessons appropriate for all ages. We will meet in the Library on March 9, March 23, March 30, and April 6, and on March 16 we will meet in the parish hall. All are welcome to attend all or some of the evenings. Because we have volunteers providing simple meals, it is helpful if you let us know if you plan to attend. You can do so by emailing the Rev. Stephen Trever at Stephen@stmarksberkeley.org
Organist Don Pearson March 9 at 6
Evensong, offered by the St. Mark’s Schola Cantorum, will be offered at 5:30 p.m. Following the Evensong service at approximatley 6 p.m. organist Don Pearson will play a program to celbrate the 329th birthday of J.S. Bach. The program will include: Fugue in E-flat; Two Chorale Preludes: O Man, bewail thy grievous fall, from Orgelbüchlein, and All Glory be to God on high from Great Eighteen Chorale Preludes; Toccata and Fugue in d minor; Notebook for Anna; and Passacaglia and Fugue in c minor.
St. Mark's Worship and Service
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Or, in the words of the Gospel, "Come and see!" (John 1:46).
Compline Service on Thursdays at 8
St. Mark's holds a weekly compline service in the chapel on Bancroft Way on Thursday evenings at 8 p.m. Compline is the ancient Christian night liturgy, which invites us to reflect on the day just past, where we may have fallen short of the glory of God and to what we want to turn, and is composed of scripture, prayer, music and silence. This service is approximately 30 minutes long.
Hot Meals for the Hungry
On the third Saturday of each month, volunteers from St. Mark's and the wider community cook for 120 guests. The volunteers work in two shifts. From 1:30-4 p.m. volunteers set tables, prepare and cook the meal, and prepare box lunches. From 4:30-6:30 p.m., volunteers serve the meal and clean up.
All volunteers are welcome, including one-time or walk-in volunteers. Call (510) 848-5107 for further details or just show up and introduce yourself.
Social Justice and Social Concerns
The Social Justice and Social Concerns Committee at St. Mark's has just prepared a web page describing the many things that they do at St. Mark's and announcing a new Facebook page. Please visit the Social Justice web page to find out more about this important and vital activity.
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