Palm Sunday March 29, 2015
The scripture readings for the services are available on the lectionary pages. Please pick the service from the calendar and click on the link to find the scripture readings.
In addition, you can find background readings on Sunday's readings at The Rev. Michael Hiller's Blog, "Break Open the Word."
On Palm Sunday, children will gather in the Barbara Oliver Classroom in Lions Hall (behind the church) at 9:50am where they will be led in fun, creative and topical activities. (They will return to the sanctuary in time for the Eucharist.)
Easter April 5, 2015
Sunday, April 5, is Easter Sunday. At the 10 a.m. Easter Service, St. Mark's will feature a brass quintet.
Children will gather in the Barbara Oliver Classroom in Lions Hall (behind the church) at 9:50am where they will be led in fun, creative and topical activities. (They will return to the sanctuary in time for the Eucharist.)
On Easter Sunday we will also have an Easter egg hunt during coffee hour following the 10 a.m. service.. This is a great opportunity to introduce your children, grandchildren, godchildren, nieces, and nephews to the life of the St. Mark's community.
Lenten Book Group
The Rev. Stephen Trever will lead a Lenten Book Group that will use A Season for the Spirit, Readings for the Days of Lent by Martin Smith. The discussion sessions will be on Sundays from 9 to 9:40 and/or Wednesday evenings from 6:45 to 7:25. Call the office and leave a message for Rev. Trever.
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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