The Messenger of St. Mark's | Christmastide | January 1, 2021
St. Mark's Pastoral Emergency Phone Line: 505-800-2422.
FOR VIRTUAL WORSHIP/CLASSES/PRAYERS: For a complete listing and schedule of our online / in-person offerings available, please visit our website:
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Saint Mark's Mission & Outreach
Virtual Christmastide Caroling
Tuesday, January 5, 7-8 p.m. – 12th Night/Eve of the Epiphany Carol Sing
Hosted by Team McLaren
Zoom Meeting ID: 510 932 1315
You may pick up a photocopied caroling book and hymnal packet outside St. Mark’s (on the table near the West Entrance).  
Thank You for the Technology Funding Gift
St. Mark’s received a generous financial gift of $7,000 for Technology Needs & Upgrades. We are extremely grateful for this generous and timely gift. The gift was designated for new laptops, software upgrades, microphones, filming equipment or other needed technology and consulting as we continue to grow in our online offerings. Additional funding for technology growth and system development will be needed as we prepare to offer hybrid worship (both in-person and online) with the coming vaccine distribution and emerging new ways of being church. If you’d like to help with this emerging need, please mark your special donation for "technology" in the memo line via check or here through PayPal.  
Annual Meeting & Vestry/Delegates
Three vestry positions open up each January at St. Mark's, as well as one delegate position - all will be elected at our annual Parish Meeting (Sunday, Jan. 31). Please prayerfully consider whether your time and talent could be best used in the guiding, collaborative spirit of our vestry or as our representative to the Diocese of the Rio Grande at ConventionNomination forms are available here.
All ministry Annual Report information must be submitted to Jennifer Lind via email (by Monday, January 18th).
St. Martin's Hopeworks Breakfast & Clothing Donations
Our next breakfast is Sunday, January 10.

We need the following help:

  • Money to purchase the meal. You may contribute financially by specifying "Hopeworks" on your contribution to St. Mark's - check or here via PayPal.

  • Help make casseroles with Jo Ann Swinson on Saturday January 9 (see details below)

  • Help deliver and serve food on Sunday morning. We meet at the church at 7:00 a.m. and we are done by 10:00 AM.  Please contact Joan Camera - via email - if you can help on Sunday, January 10th, for the entire time or just an hour.  

  • By January 9th: Donate needed clothing to HopeWorks clients (St. Mark's donated 38 pieces of clothing that were distributed on 12/24 - THANK YOU!). Please contact Bruce Roach 919-576-4042 (call or text) or by email if you are able to make a clothing donation for HopeWorks. Note: Sizes should run larger (M to XL), and the Male:Female gender split runs approximately 12:1. Items needed:
  1. Winter coats and jackets
  2. Hoodies and sweatshirts
  3. Socks
  4. Gloves
  5. Knit caps
  6. Underwear & Socks (NEW only, please)
St. Martin's Hopeworks Breakfast Casserole Preparations
This is a reminder that, on the morning of January 9th, we will be preparing breakfast casseroles for St. Martin's HopeWorks. For the casseroles, we still need, 8-pounds of ground pork sausage, 8-pounds of mild chopped frozen green chile, 20-dozen eggs and 3-gallons of whole milk. If you can donate any of the needed ingredients, please contact Jo Ann Swinson at 505-265-3339 or 505-803-6403. Monetary donations are also appreciated by putting "HopeWorks" in the memo line, and you may donate electronically here.
January Birthday Blessing
This Sunday, January 3, anyone celebrating a birthday during the month of January will be given a special blessing during our Sunday liturgy at 9:30 a.m.
All are welcome to give and/or pledge to St. Mark's by mail (St. Mark's has a secure mailbox and is checked regularly): 431 Richmond Place NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106.

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You may give electronically through the Diocese of the Rio Grande Parish Donation site and check the box next to "Albuquerque-St. Mark's". Just fill out the rest of the information and click the Next button at the bottom of the page. Please make sure fill out "special instructions or comment" to let us know how to apply your gift (i.e.: pledge, congregational relief fund, etc.).

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You may give an Electronic Offering, donate to the Congregational Relief Fund, or make a Pledge payment to St. Mark's - securely via PayPal® - anytime.
Racial Justice & Reconciliation Event: Wintertalk
The NM Conference of Churches is presenting an important opportunity for growth and conversation, as we continue to work towards greater racial justice and reconciliation, particularly as it pertains to The Church in New Mexico. The event is entirely online, January 8-9 (see the full flyer here). 
Email submissions should be sent (via email) to the Communications Coordinator by 2:00 p.m. each Thursday for inclusion on Friday e-news. Please see submission guidelines here.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
431 Richmond Place NE | Albuquerque, NM 87106 |505-262-2484 |
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