Lent at St. Mark's

A Season of Prayer:  40 Days in the Desert

Starting on Ash Wednesday (March 1), and continuing through Lent, as part of your Lenten observance, consider praying these prayers by Forward Movement.   Each day offers a prayer from The Book of Common Prayer or a passage from the Bible.  Themes of exile, hospitality, and migration, which are recurrent themes in the Bible and throughout the history of the church, help focus the 40 days of Lent and the call of the desert landscape in our lives.  May these prayers (also in Spanish) help guide your Lenten journey and help us find in Christ our Promised Land.

Music in the Park: A Lenten Offering, March 8 - April 5

This Lenten season we will be trying something new as an offering of beauty and creativity for our members and also for our surrounding neighbors.  

Katie McDonough, Susan Waltrip, Kelly Cavender, and Brandon Raney have been working together with The Rev. Matt Wise, Joe Causby, Leah Thomas, and our St. Mark's kitchen staff.  We are excited to share that "Music in the Park" will take place each Wednesday in Lent (March 8-April 5) from 12 noon until 1.00pm in Travis Park.

You are invited to pick up a soup and biscuit lunch to go from St. Mark's and walk across Pecan St. into Travis Park where you'll be serenaded by several of our musical parish members and their talented friends. The line-up includes:

March 8 - Matthew Wise from Down for the Count
March 15 - Dr. Joseph Causby
March 22 - The Rick Cavender Band
March 29 - Men Off Work (Len Briley and friends)
April 5 - Mothership featuring Albert Steves

Musicians will be playing tunes from various musical genres and have been invited to intersperse their music with stories about how they've experienced the sacred -- the holy -- the divine in and through their music. "Music in the Park" is sure to be a meaningful and reflective offering each of these five weeks and we hope you will join us.  

Volunteers Requested - We are seeking volunteers to help as greeters, biscuit bakers, and soup servers. Volunteer for one Wednesday or more. All are welcome! If you are interested, contact Susan Waltrip at or Katie McDonough at

Nursery care for volunteers will be available from 11.45am - 1.45pm. Please RSVP to Janet Carrizales at or call the front desk at 210-226-2426.

A Day of Prayer and Service, April 2

This offering is intended for all ages. The day will begin with a combined 10am Sunday worship service, an opportunity for us to pray together as a community, before we move into the world in fellowship and service.  

We will gather for a simple lunch followed by community service opportunities throughout San Antonio, concluding with a prayer service at St. Mark's at 5.00pm.

This day is for families and parishioners of all ages, and there will be volunteer opportunities for all. We are very excited about this invitation to live out our core vocation as we observe Lent together, and we encourage all to participate.  

Read about the opportunities and sign up online to serve at Christian Assistance Ministry,  SAMMinistries,  Haven for Hope,  Green Spaces Alliance,  East Hart Avenue Community Park,  and Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Antonio.

Donations of jean and tennis shoes will be collected for CAM (Christian Assistance Ministries) on April 2nd.

Families are highly encouraged to participate with their children during the Day of Prayer and Service. Childcare is available up to age 4. Please RSVP to Janet Carrizales at or call the front desk at 210-226-2426.