Lent and Easter 2019

Lent and Easter at St Mark's 
The Mystery of God  - A Lent course by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland

Lent is a time to examine our lives and to seek God. Traditionally it was a time of fasting and prayer where people sought to root out any evil in them and seek God’s mercy and grace.

This year at St Mark’s we will be running the course ‘The Mystery of God’ from Churches together in Britain and Ireland on Wednesday evenings and as part of the weekly Thursday communion service and also in some Sunday 10am services.

Alongside this we will be invited to ‘save your spare change’ for Water Aid; a charity that seeks to provide clean water to those where access to pure drinking water is restricted. Our Children’s Church supports this charity and has invited the adults to join them in helping.
Also, there will be the opportunity to sign up for the Guildford Diocesan email alerts that will bring a thought for the day or a video clip for each day of Lent. If you are not ‘online’ you can ask someone who is to print off these resources as there will be print friendly versions available on the Diocesan website.

The Lent course will take the following format
Wednesday evenings will be a mixture of readings, thoughts and discussion both in large and small group format.

Thursday mornings will be a service with course content replacing the sermon.

The readings indicated will be drawn upon for the session so please read them in advance if you have time.
For details of the course see the attached leaflet.

Services for Holy Week & Easter 2019

Palm Sunday 14th Apr 10 am The mystery of Joy and Salvation
Wednesday 17th Apr 7.30 pm Compline and Hot Chocolate
Maundy Thursday 18th Apr 7.30 pm A reflective and interactive service ending with the stripping of the altar
Good Friday 19th Apr 10 am Messy Easter - explore the meaning of Easter through craft and activities for families. Ending with hot cross buns
    2 pm Reflective service for Good Friday
Holy Saturday 20th Apr 7 pm Easter Bonfire and BBQ when we renew the Easter Candle
Easter Sunday 21st Apr 10 am All age Easter service