Lent originated in the early Church as a season of preparation for those desiring baptism. Thus, Lent has always been a teaching season and, in particular, a time "to read and reflect on God's holy Word," as we are reminded on Ash Wednesday.
A Deanery-wide exploration of the great figures of Lenten gospels is the topic of conversation for the 2017 Lenten programs. A different presenter will be at St. Mark's each week as we examine some of the principal stories of Lent - Nicodemus, the Woman at the Well, the Healing of the Man Born Blind, the Raising of Lazarus, and the Prodigal Son.
On Wednesday, March 8, The Rev. Richard "Rick" Lindsey of All Saints Hilton Head will be with us to discuss the story of the Healing of the Man Born Blind.
A simple supper will be served at 6:00 p.m. with the Lenten study commencing at 6:30.