Stations of the Cross - Fridays at 6:30 pm What are the Stations of the Cross? For centuries Christians have gone on pilgrimage to Jerusalem, to visi

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Stations of the Cross - Fridays at 6:30 pm

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What are the Stations of the Cross? For centuries Christians have gone on pilgrimage to Jerusalem, to visit the holy places where Jesus lived and died and rose again, to trace the last steps of Jesus as he was led to the cross and tomb, where He fulfilled and accomplished the will of God for our salvation. This “way of the cross” Christian pilgrims brought home from the Holy Land, and in the version we use there are fourteen “stations” (each of which are taken from one of the Gospels) along the way of the cross, at each of which we remember with gratitude what Jesus did and suffered for our salvation, and we pray for repentance, faith, and love toward God.

What do we do? We gather in the church at 6:30, and then process around the sanctuary to each of the 14 stations (the stations are pictures of various scenes from Christ's passion). At each station we read a passage from one of the Gospels, say a prayer and then sing a verse (or 2) from a hymn as we walk to the next station.

Who should come? Everyone is invited. Families should feel free to bring their children. This is a family friendly service!

Read the stations as we say them at St. Marks by clicking here.

Following the service - all are invited to the Rectory for dinner. RSVP to Fr. Patterson (jsspatterson@gmail.com) if you plan to attend dinner.

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Lenten Quiet Day with George Herbert

Please join us on March 24th (9:30 am - 3 pm) for a quiet retreat.

The day of quiet begins at 9:30 am with Holy Communion. We will then hear a series of short reflections by Fr. Edward Rix (Interim Rector of All Saints, Wynnewood and Vice-President of the Prayer Book Society). In-between the reflections we will observe periods of silence (for quiet reading, prayer, etc.). Fr. Rix's subject will be "Welcome Dear Feast of Lent: Praying the Lenten Pilgrimage with George Herbert."

Please bring a bag lunch.

RSVP to the church office (215-884-7660) or jsspatterson@gmail.com

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Easter Egg Hunt - March 31st

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All are invited to join us on Saturday, March 31st (10 am) for an Easter Egg Hunt.

Before the hunt, Fr. Patterson will deliver a short message to the children about the death and resurrection of Jesus.

Volunteers are needed to help stuff the eggs - please speak with Diane McTigue if you would like to help.

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Briefly Noted:

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Story of the Cross - There is no meeting tonight.
Easter Flowers - Please remember to fill out an order form if you wish to purchase flowers to beautify the altar at Easter.
On Palm Sunday (April 1st) Bishop David Hicks (our Diocesan Bishop) will be making his episcopal visit.

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On the Calendar:

Tonight - Pipe Organ work night, 7:30 pm. All are invited.
Men's Prayer Fellowship - Saturdays at 8 am.
Lenten Quiet Day - March 24th, 9:30 am - 3 pm.
Passion Sunday - March 25th. Holy Communion 10 am.
Vestry Meeting - March 25th, following Sunday School.
Altar Guild Meeting - March 25th, following the service.
Easter Egg Hunt - Saturday, March 31st. Time TBA.
Palm Sunday - April 1st. Festal Procession of Palms and Holy Communion 10 am. (No Sunday School today - please join us for a reception honoring Bishop Hicks and welcoming our new members).
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday of Holy Week - daily Holy Communion, time TBA.
Maundy Thursday - Holy Communion and the Stripping of the Altar, 7 pm.
Good Friday - Meditations upon the Passion and Death of Christ - Noon.
Holy Saturday (Easter Eve) - The Great Vigil of Easter, 10 pm.
Easter Sunday - Holy Communion 10 am (no Sunday School today).

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