"From Death to Life"

Experience the immersive journey of Holy Week.

Celebrate Easter!

The people of St. Mark’s invite you to a special week of worship, culminating with the great Easter celebration.


Come, immerse yourself in the pilgrimage that takes us to the hope of resurrection. 

Come, let the worship and music and sacred rituals renew your faith. 

Come, celebrate new life!


Communion at all services. Our Table is open to all.

St. Mark’s is an RIC-church. ALL are welcome!


Please email or call the office if you have any questions: office@stmarksaurora.net or 630-897-6891.

Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 2

10:00 AM (also livestreamed)

Our Palm Sunday service begins with a procession of everyone waving palms, accompanied by organ and handbell choir. The joyful music, children's message, and sermon all focus on Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and its significance for our lives. 


We'd love to have you join in person, if you are able, but you can also watch our Palm Sunday service live on the St. Mark's YouTube channel at 10 a.m. (Recorded video will also be available.)

"The Easter Triduum"

The Easter Triduum—the three days before Easter—traces the final days of Jesus' life, his death, and his resurrection. At St. Mark's, we walk through these solemn days by coming together in worship, with music, prayers, and Communion. We invite you to take this immersive journey with us. Experience the path from the cross to the resurrection. Then, emerging out of the darkness, celebrate the light of the Risen Christ on Sunday morning!

  • Maundy THursday

    THURSDAY, APRIL 6

    7 PM (also livestreamed)

    The Maundy Thursday service is a solemn remembrance of Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples. We remember his disruptive and intentional act of washing his disciples’ feet and participate in a similar ritual with handwashing. 


    We share Communion together, and the service closes with a darkening of the lights and stripping of the altar, to prepare ourselves for the betrayal, arrest, and crucifixion of Jesus. We depart in silence.

  • GOOD FRIDAY

    FRIDAY, APRIL 7

    3 & 7 PM (also livestreamed)

    On Good Friday, we are offering a self-guided tour of the Stations of the Cross in our sanctuary at 3 PM or a guided tour at 3:30 PM.


    The 7 PM service is a traditional "Tenebrae" or "Service of Shadows." There are seven readings from Luke’s story of the Passion, each followed by  contemplative music. Gradually candles are extinguished until the sanctuary is dark. The “tomb” is slammed shut and a bell tolls 33 times, once for each year of Jesus' life on earth. We depart in silence.

  • HOLY SATURDAY

    SATURDAY, APRIL 8

    5 PM

    The Holy Saturday service begins with a lighting of the new Memorial Paschal Candle, symbolizing that the light of Christ cannot be extinguished, that darkness cannot overcome the light. The lit candle is carried in procession into the darkened church toward the altar while we sing a chant. As the service continues, we move more and more into the light. By the end, we proclaim that we are people of the light. And we proclaim the Easter message: Jesus Christ will rise. His light will overcome the darkness.

Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 9

8:15 and 10:00 AM (also livestreamed)

Come, celebrate Easter Sunday with us, at either 8:15 or 10 a.m. Experience the joy of the story that changed everything! The celebration begins with a procession of St. Mark's bell choir and vocal choir, singing “Alleluia.” Throughout the service, we continue to praise the Risen Christ with bells, brass instrumentalists, and vocalists.


Have kids? There will be special handouts for children and a children’s message especially for them. In addition, we have a unique "PlayGround" area in our sanctuary where young children can be in church (with parents nearby) and quietly entertain themselves. Easter "Kid Kits" will also be available during the service for children ages 3 to 10.


St. Mark’s is a Reconciling in Christ (RIC) church that welcomes all people. We believe all are created in God’s image and that diversity is a part of God’s design for creation. We welcome all to worship and to our open Communion Table.


We'd love to have you and your family join in person, if you are able! You can also watch our Easter Sunday service live on the St. Mark's YouTube channel at 10 a.m. (Recorded video will be available after the service.)