No matter where you are on your
journey of faith,
you are welcome here.
St Mark's Episcopal Church
337 Ridge Road
Barrington Hills, IL 60010
If you need to contact the rector with a pastoral emergency other than during office hours, please call 224-545-1225. If Father David does not answer, please leave a message. Also, Father David is out of the office each Tuesday and Thursday.
8am Holy Eucharist
(spoken, no music)
10:15am Holy Eucharist
Family Service on the 3rd Sunday month
5:00pm Celtic Service
9:15-2:15, Monday through Friday
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Holy Week Schedule
Palm Sunday, March 29 8am and10:15am. Process with Palms commemorates the Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem, participants may pick up palm crosses as devotionals for Holy Week. The service ends with a dramatic reading of the Passion Narrative.
Holy Tuesday, March 31, 9:30am and 7:00pm. Stations of the Cross is a procession service with participants moving from "station" to "station" where actions of Jesus last day are identified with scripted dialogue and prayers. Taize songs which carry participants between stations at the evening service.
Maundy Thursday, April 2, 6:30pm. Recalling the Last Supper, participants share a simple meal which becomes a Table Eucharist. Moving from table to a non-foot washing to a musical meditation in the church, attendees may stay and pray.
Good Friday, April 3, noon and 7:00pm. The Book of Common Prayer service at noon marks the hours Jesus hung on the cross. The 7:00pm service is a meditation in readings, prayers and song of the life and ministry of Jesus which might be called a wake.
The Great Vigil, April 4, 7:00pm. One of the oldest liturgies marking the feast of the Resurrection, the Vigil begins in the dark with the striking of the New Flame symbolizing Jesus as the Light coming in to the darkness of our world. Salvation history is recounted through readings from the Hebrew Scriptures building to a commemoration of baptism. Lights are lit to full, bells are rung and the participants celebrate the Eucharist with brass and song.
Easter Sunday, April 5, 9:00am and 11:00am. The most important day of the Christian year - the Feast of the Resurrection celebrated with brass, hand bells, and choirs.