CROP Hunger Walk

sunDAY, march 3 | 1 pm | Church of the incarnation, 1001 N. Brand blvd.

Hunger is one of the greatest injustices facing our world, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Ending hunger is possible, and it is possible in our lifetime. You can help make it happen! For nearly half a century, CROP Hunger Walks have ensured that more people locally and globally have access to nutritious, sustainable food sources. You are invited to get on your sneakers or comfy shoes and join Diane Bernhardt (818-845-6246) and Savannah Jarratt ( as they lead the team from Saint Mark’s. The walk will begin at 1 pm at Incarnation Church just across the street from Saint Mark’s. The team will gather in Parlour Hall after coffee hour. Can’t join them on that day? No problem. You can also sponsor a participant. For more information on walking and sponsoring please contact Diane or Savannah. 

All Parish Meal: Sunday Pancake Supper

sunDAY, march 3 | 5 pm | parlour Hall

All are welcome as we gather on Sunday, March 3 at 5 pm for the traditional “Shrove Tuesday” pancake supper. The staff will be flipping pancakes and pouring syrup as we gather for fellowship, food and fun AND to sing all the hallelujah songs we can before we say goodbye to them on Ash Wednesday. Invite a friend to join you for pancakes!

A Lenten Offering

available at the welcome table Sunday, March 3 and Ash Wednesday, March 6

Saint Mark's parishioners of all ages have an opportunity this Lent to make an impact in the lives of children through our partnership with Get On the Bus, a program that provides transportation and support for children to visit parents who are incarcerated. Quarter collection folders will be available at the Welcome Table on Sunday, March 3 or Ash Wednesday, March 6. Parishioners will place a quarter in one of the slots for each day during Lent (except Sundays) and then bring the folders back to church at the Easter Vigil or on Easter Day. Money collected will be given to Get On the Bus for their upcoming trip in May. We give thanks for Fr. Bill Leeson for suggesting these Lenten folders so that we may keep Lent in our homes and before our eyes everyday during the Lenten season.

Ash Wednesday: Mass with the Imposition of Ashes

wednesDAY, march 6 | 8 am, noon and 7 pm

Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Mid-week Worship during Lent

wednesDAYs, march 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10 | 7 pm

O God, your glory is always to have mercy. Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Adult Education during Lent

Anglican History and Its Poetry

sunDAYs, march 10 - April 7 | 9 am | The gooden study

Join Fr. Bill Leeson for a five part series on "Anglican History and Its Poetry". Each session will consist of a synopsis of Anglican History for the first part and presentation of a poem for the second part. The topics for each week are: 1) Anglo-Saxon poems (2) Middle English poems (3) poems of the Elizabethan and Stuart periods (4) Oxford Movement 19th cent poems and (5) modern Anglicanism and its poetry.

Faithful Citizenship

sunDAYs, march 10 - April 14 | 11:50 am - 1 pm | The gooden study

Join us this Lent as we take time to better understand our civic responsibilities as a disciple of Christ. Fr. Jim Prendergast will lead this six-lesson study exploring the concepts of covenant, community, and the common good. Together we will reflect on how we can grow as faithful citizens. All are welcome and materials will be provided. Sign up can be found at the Welcome Table.

Gregory the Illuminator Mass

saturDAY, march 23 | 8 am

Almighty God, whose will it is to be glorified in your saints, and who raised up your servant Gregory the Illuminator to be a light in the world, and to preach the Gospel to the people of Armenia: Shine, we pray, in our hearts, that we also in our generation may show forth your praise, who called us out of darkness into your marvelous light; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Mass for the Annunciation

monDAY, march 25 | 8 am

Pour your grace into our hearts, O Lord, that we who have known the incarnation of your Son Jesus Christ, announced by an angel to the Virgin Mary, may by his cross and passion be brought to the glory of his resurrection; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Saint Mark’s Early Music Series

saturDAY, march 30 | 7 pm

Bach Vespers: Saint Mark’s Choir, together with members of the USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia, conducted by Donald Brinegar, perform three Bach cantatas as a Lenten meditation: Ich habe genug BWV 82, a solo cantata for bass written in 1727 for the Feast of the Purification of Mary with featured soloist E. Scott Levin, Aus der Tiefen rufe ich BWV 131, perhaps (but not likely) Bach’s first surviving cantata, and Himmelskönig, sei willkommen BWV 182, which Bach composed in Weimar for Palm Sunday and first performed in 1714. Reception to follow.

saturDAY, april 13 | 8 pm

La Camerata: a lecture recital performance of the secular cantata Frà Dori, e Fileno by Camilla de Rossi (1710). Besides her surviving work, which includes several oratorios in addition to Frà Dori, e Fileno, all we know about Camilla de Rossi is that she called herself "The Roman." The cantata is full of pastoral imagery in both text and sound. The ensemble will also demonstrate period gesture in lecture and staged performance. Featuring: Marisa De Silva (soprano), Sarah Reynolds (mezzo-soprano), Hunter Harris (violin), Ashley Salinas (violin), Marylin Winkle (cello), and Arthur Omura (harpsichord and organ). Reception to follow.