Weekly Connector

Monday, March 13, 2023

Holy Week at Saint Mark's

Join us for these services as we journey with our Lord toward his triumphant resurrection.

  • April 1: Misa en Español, Domingo de Ramos (5:30 p.m.)
  • April 2: Palm Sunday Eucharist (8 and 10:30 a.m.); Choral Evensong (5 p.m.)
  • April 5: Sung Service of Tenebrae (7:30 p.m.)
  • April 6: Maundy Thursday with Shared Meal (6 p.m.), worship continuing at 7:30 p.m. with Choral Eucharist, foot washing and stripping of the altar
  • April 7: Good Friday Liturgy (12 p.m.); Music for Good Friday (7:30 p.m.)
  • April 8: Misa en Español (5 p.m.); Easter Vigil (7:30 p.m.)
  • April 9: Easter Day Holy Eucharist (10 a.m.); Choral Evensong (5 p.m.)

Please note that as opposed to previous years, we are holding ONE Easter Sunday Eucharist at 10 a.m.

Maundy Thursday Meal

Thursday, April 6 at 6 p.m. | Register here

Remembering the Last Supper, we will gather as a family at 6 p.m. for a simple meal and worship. At 7:30, we will complete the liturgy in the Nave with foot washing, Holy Eucharist and stripping of the altar.

While there's no fee to attend, you will be given an opportunity to donate through the registration form or in person at the meal.

Reservations for the meal are requested for planning purposes and will be available through April 3. Please contact Mary Lusk or Siri Hustad with questions.

Lenten Reading Reflection

Week 4: The Water

Read the Week 4 Reflection from Esther Agbaje here.

We are reading River Through the Desert: A Lenten Journey Through the Holy Land  by Richard Sewell. You can find copies in person at our bookstore or through our online shop.

The Pilgrimage

An Interfaith Civil Rights Journey

In January, 11 Minneapolis senior clergy traveled to Alabama for an interfaith Civil Rights journey. The group will share the lessons and insights gleaned in a series of three events on March 12, 19 and 26 from 4-5:30 p.m.

Learn more details here.

Lenten Donation Drive for Our Community Partners

Donations accepted through Palm Sunday, April 2

During the season of Lent (when we focus on praying, fasting, and giving), we will be hosting a donation drive for Minneapolis College and our food shelf partner, CANMN.

Drop-off bins will be placed throughout the Cathedral to collect diapers in sizes 3, 4, and 5, as well as wipes and toilet paper.

Questions? Connect with Rachel Babbit at rachelb@capacity-collective.com.

Advocacy Opportunity: Faith in Action at the Capitol

Tuesday, March 29 and Wednesday, March 30

Jesus believed in reaching out to those on the margins. Join the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition and advocate for Minnesotans on the margins.

JRLC Day on the Hill will be held via Zoom March 29 from 6:30–8:45 p.m. The evening will feature speaker Dr. Naheed Murad to discuss a key JRLC legislative issue on the racial issues around maternal morbidity rates. Additionally, we will discuss the 2023 Legislative Agenda. If you want to attend legislator visits with JRLC, those can be done in partnership with the Faith Leader Summit event the following day. Register for Day on the Hill here.

JRLC Faith Leader Summit will be held March 30 at Christ Lutheran on Capitol Hill, 105 University Ave, in the morning with a multi-faith prayer in the Rotunda and legislative visits in the afternoon. More info to follow, but if you have questions, please connect with Rachel Babbitt at rachelb@capacity-collective.com.

Soprano Singers Needed

The Cathedral Choir has vacancies for sopranos. For further information, please contact Ray Johnston at rayj@ourcathedral.org.

Ongoing Opportunities

Godly Play

For Children, every Sunday | 9:15 a.m. in the Children's Hall

For All Ages, 2nd and 4th Mondays | 6:15-6:45 p.m. via Zoom

Sunday Morning Youth Gathering for 4th-12th Grade

Sundays | 9:15 a.m.

Youth Group for 6th-12th Graders

2nd Sunday of the month | 4-6 p.m.

Timely Topics with the Dean

3rd Sunday of the month | 9:30 a.m. in the Banquet Room

Men's Ministry

2nd Thursdays | 6-8 p.m. at Brit's Pub


Saint Mark's Art Gallery: Treasures of Memory and Hope

Learn more about the exhibit here.

Donated Car Needed

Our Afghan refugee family's oldest son, Shakillurah, is in need of a donated car. Contact Lindsay Strand if you can help!

Worship & Prayer

Winter Worship Schedule


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


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

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

10:30 a.m. Abbey Way Worship – Whipple Chapel

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

Join us for Fellowship time and refreshments throughout the morning.


12:15 p.m. Gospel Based Discipleship – Zoom


7:30 a.m. Morning Prayer – Zoom


12:15 p.m. Holy Eucharist – In Person

4 p.m. Episcopal House of Prayer Contemplative Prayer – Zoom


9 a.m. Contemplative Prayer – In Person

7:30 p.m. Compline – Zoom

Download our

Day-by-Day Guide to Worship & Prayer


Special Needs 

Angelica Agents and family, Stephanie Hall, Wade Johnson, Amanda Kallen, Mike Matt and family,Deborah Melton, Rachel and Joey Page and family, Jim and Mary Huber, Ella Slade, Amara Strande, Sarah Tesch, Karen Thiel, Mark, Julie, and family,


Paula Cooey, Lance Agents, Ella Page

Ongoing Prayers

Carol Adele-Jewett, Lois Becker, Phyllis BettisonCindy Beukema, Viola Bradshaw, Donald Browne, Mary Jo Browne, Bob Collier, Nancy Foster, Angela Hughes, Marie Irwin, Anneke Jessup, Tyler and Dierdre Johnson, Young Ja-lee, Anthony Paul Larson, Shelley Lord and family, Ann Maas, David Morgan, Marilyn Nelson, Dave Nickel, Simon Pervaiz, Terry Schlink, Callie Jo Slattery, Dianne and Don Sutton, Paul Thatcher, Matthew and family


For Episcopal Peace Fellowship striving to Do Justice, Dismantle Violence, and Become Peacemakers, in our churches, communities, and the world

From the Book of Common Prayer

For Congress or a State Legislature,

O God, the fountain of wisdom, whose will is good and gracious, and whose law is truth: We beseech thee so to guide and bless our Senators and Representatives in Congress assembled (or in the Legislature of this State), that they may enact such laws as shall please thee, to the glory of thy Name and the welfare of this people; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.



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