Weekly Connector

Monday, March 4, 2024

A Sacred Journey Together: Lent 2024

The rituals and rhythms of Lent have been a part of the Christian faith from the beginning. Whether they are relatively new to you or a part of your DNA, Lent invites us to pause, listen, and to remember. Though the days of Lent are marked out in linear fashion, they are also an invitation to enter more deeply into the good news of the Gospel. We hope that the liturgies and rituals of Lent will bring us closer to God and to each other, following the commandment to love God and love each other.

Click here for more information on each of the following events.

Pilgrimage to Easter: Experiencing the Great Three Days

Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20 | 6:15 p.m.

Join us on the final three Wednesdays in Lent as we learn about the Great Three Days, facilitated by The Rev. Sarah Hoch.

Contributive Meal During Lent

Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20 | 5:30 p.m.

Join us for a meal in the Community Room. No registration necessary; please bring a food item to share.

Philosophy of Love

Thursdays, March 7, 14, 21 | 12 p.m.

Join Prof. Charles Taliaferro online for three meetings on the philosophy of love. Access the Zoom link here.

Spiritual Direction

Sunday, March 10 | 9:15 a.m.

Join us in the Banquet Room for a presentation led by Joan Olson and Lowell Johnson.

Maundy Thursday Shared Meal

Thursday, March 28 | 6 p.m.

Join us for a simple meal as we remember the Last Supper. Suggested donation $10; registration available here.

Holy Week and Easter Schedule

The full schedule for Holy Week and Easter at Saint Mark's is now available. View all event and service times below or on our website. Please note that the service times have changed from last year!

Sunday, March 24 (Palm Sunday) 

8 a.m. Eucharist Rite I

10:30 a.m. Choral Eucharist Rite II 

5 p.m. Choral Evensong

Wednesday, March 27

7:30 p.m. Service of Tenebrae

Thursday, March 28 (Maundy Thursday) 

6 p.m. Shared meal and first portion of the liturgy 

7:30 p.m. Liturgy continues with Foot Washing, Holy Eucharist and Altar Stripping

Friday, March 29 (Good Friday)

12 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy

7:30 p.m. Muscial Devotion: The Crucifixion by John Stainer

Saturday, March 30 (Holy Saturday) 

8:30 p.m. The Great Vigil

Sunday, March 31 (Easter Sunday)

8 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I

10:30 a.m. Choral Eucharist Rite II 

5 p.m. Choral Evensong

Easter Flower Ministry

The Altar Guild would like to invite all who are interested to participate in the annual Easter Flower ministry of remembering their loved ones by contributing to the Easter flower fund.  Each memorial - or in honor of - is $35.


You can send a check to:

Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral-Attn: Flowers

519 Oak Grove Street, Mpls., MN 55403

There are order forms available in the pews and at each door as you enter the Nave that will give you the opportunity to order specific plants. Easter lilies will be ordered if you do not specify otherwise. Please remember to include the names of the persons being remembered or honored. You are welcome to take the flowers you ordered home after the 10:30AM service on Sunday, April 7 or pick up on Monday, April 8, 1-4 p.m.

In order for the names to appear in the Easter bulletins the requests must arrive at the church office by Palm Sunday, March 24, 2024.

Thank you for participating in this valued ministry.

ECMN Deacon Call Day 2024

Saturday, March 9 | 12-3 p.m., Saint Mark's

Register Here

Are you eager to help your faith community recognize and share its gifts with the world? Do you feel called to bring the concerns of the world into your church? Do you want to help the church "walk the talk?" Does the term "servant leadership" stir your soul? If so, you may be interested in learning more about the diaconate!

Deacons are the order of clergy called to model their lives and teachings after Christ, to "show Christ’s people that in serving the helpless they are serving Christ himself." 

Deacon Call Day is an opportunity to meet current ECMN deacons, learn more about the call of the diaconate as well as the process of discernment and formation for the diaconate, and hear from those who have dedicated their lives to this unique ministry. Join us, and share this widely with anyone in your faith community whom you believe may be called to the order of deacons.

Spiritual Direction

Sunday, March 10 | 9:15 a.m.

What is Spiritual Direction? Join us at 9:15 on Sunday morning for a presentation led by Spiritual Directors Joan Olson and Lowell Johnson. We will discuss the ways that the ancient practice of Spiritual Direction may bring new insights into your journey with God to become more aware of God’s presence in your daily life and the world.

Newcomers' Connection

Sunday, March 10 | Following 10:30 a.m. service

The next Saint Mark’s Newcomers’ Connection gathering will be held at the Cathedral following the 10:30 service this Sunday, March 10.

This 45-minute gathering is an opportunity for those who are new or returning to St. Mark’s to meet other newcomers and some of the Cathedral staff and leadership. It’s a chance to ask questions about the life of the Cathedral and to learn of opportunities for prayer, study, and service to encourage you on your journey of faith.

The gathering will be held in the Heritage Room which is on the Nave level. A brief tour of the building will be provided for those who are interested. Beverages and snacks will be available.

Upcoming Saint Mark's Music Series

Join us for the following recitals in Saint Mark's Music Series.

Admission is free!

Sunday, March 17, 2:30 p.m.

Organ Recital by Henry Dangerfield

Click here for more information about Saint Mark's Music Series.

Livestream Link Available On Our Website

Our 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning and 5 p.m. afternoon Evensong services are both livestreamed digitally. One can watch the services live or later in the week.

Go to https://ourcathedral.org and click on the word "Livestream" near the top right of our home page. The Bulletins for these services are available through that same link a few days before the service.

In addition, selected events such as our music series may also be livestreamed. Our church website and online calendar list livestream information for these special events.

We are noting this information here as we will soon discontinue the Weekend Reminder after March 10 and are reminding you that information is always available on our website.  


Every Sunday at 9:15 a.m.

First Sunday: 

Youth Group, Adult Formation: Dean's Forum

Second Sunday: 

Godly Play, Youth Group 

Third Sunday: 

Godly Play, Youth Group

Fourth Sunday: 

Youth Group, Adult Formation

Every Sunday:

Fellowship (9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) in the Community Room

Saint Mark's Art Gallery: Meditation on Ink and Watercolor

Now showing through March 24 in the Art Gallery, open during regular building hours.

Gospel Based Discipleship

Online Every Friday at 12:15 p.m.

We are a small group that meets to read a short passage from the Gospels and reflect on its meaning for our lives, both as individuals and as community.  Joining is as easy as clicking the Zoom link below!

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 832 5391 5612

Connect with Interim Dean, Rev. Lane Hensley

Reach out to Rev. Hensley at 612-400-1205 or  laneh@ourcathedral.org. You can also schedule a conversation with him by phone, Zoom, in-person meeting at the Cathedral or elsewhere, or over a meal together by visiting https://lanehensley.org/meet.

Worship & Prayer

Worship & Prayer Schedule


5:30 p.m. Santa Misa en Español (Worship Service in Spanish)


8 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I (Traditional Language)

10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II (Contemporary Language) – In Person & Online

5 p.m. Choral Evensong – In Person & Online


8 a.m. Morning Prayer


12:15 p.m. Holy Eucharist

5 p.m. Evening Prayer


9 a.m. Contemplative Prayer


Special Needs 

Cindy Beukema, Larry Brant, Christopher Cox, Michael Curry, Ginger Ephrem, Taylor Hansen, Megan Hoffman, David Nickel, Kevin Stelling, Canyon, Greer


Paul Elmstrand, Matthew Ruge, Adam Finseth, Jay Fillmore

Ongoing Prayers

Mary Jo Browne, Daniel Brinkmeier, Marc Cliplef, Bob Collier, Sally Cuningham, Alan Damascus, Richard Evans, Eldon Feist, Nancy Foster, Glen Hausfeld, Marie Irwin, Anneke Jessup, Carol Adele-Jewett, Ashley Johnson, Anthony Larson, Robert Little, Ann Maas, Kathy Matt, Rodrigo Pines, Terry Schlink, Ella Slade, Donald and Dianne Sutton


For the Saint Mark’s Shawl knitting ministry and their blessed shawls and compassion

From the Book of Common Prayer

For Protection:

Assist us mercifully, O Lord, in these our supplications and prayers, and dispose the way of thy servants towards the attainment of everlasting salvation; that, among all the changes and chances of this mortal life, they may ever be defended by thy gracious and ready help; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.



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