Ash Wednesday, February 22

Holy Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes 12 noon In Person

At Home Imposition of Ashes 7 pm Livestream

Dear People of God: The first Christians observed with great devotion the days of our Lord’s passion and resurrection, and it became the custom of the Church to prepare for them by a season of penitence and fasting.

This season of Lent provided a time in which converts to the faith were prepared for Holy Baptism. It was also a time when those who, because of notorious sins, had been separated from the body of the faithful were reconciled by penitence and forgiveness, and restored to the fellowship of the Church. Thereby, the whole congregation was put in mind of the message of pardon and absolution set forth in the Gospel of our Savior, and of the need which all Christians continually have to renew their repentance and faith.

I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word. And, to make a right beginning of repentance, and as a mark of our mortal nature, let us now kneel before the Lord, our maker and redeemer.

Rector's Lenten Study

Rob Bell’s What is the Bible?


Mondays 6pm, 3.13, 3.20, 3.27, 4.3 at Fr. Art’s house, bread & soup provided.

Contact Fr Art here for address. You can also join via Google Meet here!

Best-selling author and minister, Rob Bell, dives deep into the Bible, using a fresh perspective to look at old, tried and true stories. He shows us how this ancient library of books is still relevant and revolutionary so many centuries after first being recorded. He argues that we shouldn’t ask, “Why did God say . . .?” But instead, we should be asking other questions, such as “What’s the story that’s unfolding here and why did people find it important to tell it? What was it that moved them to record these words? What was happening in the world at that time? What does this passage/story/poem/verse/book tell us about how people understood who they were and who God was at that time?”

By taking this multi-dimensional approach, he looks deeper into the meaning behind these stories that many often take at face value, revealing new truths that readers might not have considered before. And he invites us to come on this journey of discovery with him to “turn the gem” that is the Bible and find out for ourselves just why and how it’s still revealing things to us even today.

Order your copy here and support St. Mark’s Cathedral.

The Sunday Gospels

The Sunday Gospels

Sunday mornings at 9 am in the Parlor

  • 2.26 Matthew 4:1-11 Not by bread alone…
  • 3.5 John 3:1-17 Born of water and spirit…
  • 3.12 John 4:5-42c He cannot be the Messiah, can he?
  • 3.19 John 9:1-41 How were your eyes opened?
  • 3.26 John 11:1-45 If you had been here…

We live by many calendars – social, seasonal, civil, personal. The rhythm of our experiences and commitments shapes each of us and provides a context in which we can search for meaning in our personal lives, in our relationships with God and others, through our work and play, in joy and pain, in our very living and dying. The church year gives us as Christians this same opportunity.

What in the world is a Lectionary?

The lectionary is a group of readings—four biblical selections for each Sunday of the church year. The readings are ecumenically determined, providing the consoling thought that on a given Sunday ministers all over the world are grappling with the same material. Each Sunday the lectionary offers readings from both the Hebrew scriptures as a whole and the Psalter in particular, as well as readings from both the Gospels and the Epistles.

– Robert McAfee Brown

Transformed by the Word: Wednesday Bible Study

6:45 pm in the Parlor & Online

March 1 – May 3, 2023

Join us in studying the four Gospel accounts of the Passion in Lent, then explore the post-resurrection accounts in each Gospel during Easter season.

Find the Google Meet link here, in the web calendar ,and our weekly e-news. No meeting on 3/29 or 4/5. Facilitated by Kathy Smith & Sylvia Lovett