St. Mark's Episcopal Church
March 22 , 2020
The Fourth Sunday in Lent
MIc Carlson
G racious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.
Hello, Everyone.
These extraordinary and difficult times are requiring us to explore and implement creative ways of reaching out in order to be as present as possible to the community we call St. Mark's. Earlier in the week, I released a live-stream video in front of the cross in the Sanctuary. I hope and pray that you have had a few minutes to view it. Today, I wrote a pastoral message which was sent via Constant Contact. I hope and pray that you have had a few minutes to read it. I hope that both of these communications as well as others have been helpful.  
As we work to discern how best to create and craft ministry outside the walls of the building we know as St. Mark's, challenges as well as opportunities are present. Please, see my message from earlier today in you inbox.
As your pastor, I would like to encourage you to determine news sources which will be helpful and to also limit coverage of the Virus on your mobile devices, iPads, TV, etc. I find myself even more anxious the more I watch, listen and attempt to digest. Yes, we all need to be well informed but I do think that limiting access to coverage could be helpful and ease some tension in the long run.
I hope you will take a few minutes to see what we continue to do as a community of faith found here in eNews. God continues to give us examples of God's action in our lives of faith for which we are very grateful.
Peace to you, and please stay healthy. ~ Christian+
Please join us this Sunday for Morning Prayer, Sunday Eucharistic Readings and Homily provided by Father Christian through Facebook. If you would like to follow along with the live stream please download and print the Service below.  
Please Read the Guidelines Below for Health Safety Guidance
Please note our hearts and prayers are with Rebecca Leacock and Jane Stidolph and family over the passing of Robert Leacock on March 15, 2020. Please hold them in your hearts and prayer in this difficult time.
News from our Neighdbors
please know that Degage is open 24/7 for the women of the community
Grand Rapids Episcopal Youth

Click on the link below to learn more about:
Sunday Morning Youth Formation at St. Mark’s, Oasis, Camp Opportunities, Breakfast Cafe, Spin it to Win it, a Progressive Mission trip and Much More.
If you give online, please place this on line giving card in the offering as a way of participating in this act of worship. 
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the LORD's people.
St. Mark's is a part of the
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
134 N. Division Avenue
Grand Rapids, MI 49503