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Lent is a season of reflection, repentance, and preparation.
Ash Wednesday, February 22, through Easter, April 9

Worship Services

Ash Wednesday
February 22 | 7 PM

Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent, a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline.

In-person and livestream available.

Childcare is available for children ages birth to 5.

Holy Thursday
April 6 | 7PM

Holy Thursday is the first of the three days of solemn remembrance of the events leading up to and immediately following the crucifixion of Jesus.

In-person and livestream available.

Good Friday
April 7 | 7 PM

Good Friday services focus upon prayer and reflection on the death of Christ and penance and special devotion for the believer.

In-person and livestream available.

Childcare is available for children ages birth to 5. Please register before April 4 to secure a spot.

Easter Sunday
April 9
7:00, 8:15, 9:40, 11:00 AM

7:00 AM – Sunrise Service- We will gather in the church chapel. In-person only. 

8:15 AM – Traditional service
In-person only

9:40 AM – the current service.
In-person and livestream available.

11:00 AM – Traditional service.
In-person and livestream available.

    Wings of Hope: Lenten Offering & Easter Card Campaign

    Your Lenten offerings this year will benefit Outreach Indiana, an organization that provides social services, safe haven, and assistance for homeless youth and young adults in Indianapolis. Honor someone special this Lenten season with a gift through St. Mark’s Wings of Hope Campaign. Make a gift In Honor, In Memory, or In Appreciation of a special person or group. Honorees will receive an Easter Card from St. Mark’s acknowledging your gift and celebrating the Resurrection of Christ. Your donations are given directly to Outreach Indiana to help them continue their mission of providing hope for homeless youth!

    Children’s Lenten Resources & Activities

    Family Devotionals

    People often choose to give up something for Lent, but it is also a great time to begin a new practice of daily prayer and contemplation. Lenten activity booklets for children will be available in the church narthex in time for Ash Wednesday (February 22). These colorful materials help the 40-day season of Lent to our youngest church members.

    Kidz Lenten Musical
    March 12 | 1:30 PM

    Save the Date for the KMP Lenten Musical, The Name of Jesus, by WordKidz. Children, there are still plenty of spots open to participate! Adults, come support the children of the church as they lead a celebratory Easter praise and worship musical.

    If you have questions, please contact Joyce Click at jclick@stmarkscarmel.org.

    Kidz Lenten Resources

    Resources are available for children of all ages, and include plenty of family-time activities.
    Download materials to guide your family through the entire season of Lent.

    Easter Egg Hunt Brunch
    March 25 | 10 AM

    Come and enjoy brunch and an egg hunt with the Easter Bunny! The morning will start off with brunch at 10 AM and the egg hunt to follow.

    Donations of wrapped candy, small toys, stickers or treats are needed by March 15. Drop off items at door #2.

    Breakthrough Prayer – Lenten Study

    What is a breakthrough prayer initiative?

    It is a churchwide practice of adding a brief daily prayer to your existing prayer life seeking God to break through in our church and in our own lives with new hopes and possibilities. We will join together praying the same daily prayer with holy expectation of what God’s plan is for our future. The below elements will launch this prayer initiative at St. Mark’s:
     NOW: Pray the Breakthrough Prayer each day at 8:00 PM.
     February 26: New breakthrough prayer launches for Lent, and everyone in the church prays it simultaneously, no matter where you are, at 8:00 PM daily.
     February 26: Begin churchwide study using Dynamite Prayer: 28 Day Experiment book.
     March 5 to March 26: weekly 5:00 PM Sunday night meals at St. Mark’s with small group gatherings to discuss Dynamite Prayer book .