Hello St. Mark's Community and Friends,
We look forward to the celebration of the resurrection as we celebrate Easter Sunday. We will worship in the sanctuary at both 7:30 AM and 10:30 AM on April 4. We will sing hymns and share the great Good News.
But those of us who proclaim Christ know that the proclamation of "Christ is Risen" is not the full story.
We also journey through Holy Week. We will hear the fullness of the story as we worship Maundy Thursday, April 1 at 7:30 PM and Good Friday, April 2 at 7:30 PM. At these services we hear the whole story -- a tale of betrayal, anger, frustration, crucifixion and death.
the full celebration of Holy Week is power-filled every year. But this year, somehow it feels even more focused. We have been dealing with isolation, controversy, suffering, sickness, and death.
John's gospel says that those who walk in darkness have seen a great light. We seek the light in the midst of our current darkness. As we celebrate the fullness of the Holy Week Story, may we find promise and hope in the midst od our current struggles. Nay we feel the presence of our most high God as we struggle to live as best we can.
I pray that you are able to find comfort and hope when you remember how far God will go, how much our God will do, so that you know how much our God loves YOU!!!
Peace and Blessings,