The Messenger of St. Mark's | Epiphany | January 15, 2021
St. Mark's Pastoral Emergency Phone Line: 505-800-2422.
NEWS & EVENTS
FOR VIRTUAL WORSHIP/CLASSES/PRAYERS: For a complete listing and schedule of our online / in-person offerings available, please visit our website: https://www.stmarksabq.org/online
or click on the button below:
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Saint Mark's Mission & Outreach
HopeWorks Breakfast & Clothing Donations - Thank you!
St. Martin's Hopeworks
On Sunday, January 10, St. Mark’s served breakfast to 116 individuals experiencing homelessness. Tremendous thanks to our generous parish, as some people had more than one serving last Sunday and there were still enough meals left over that HopeWorks provided to individuals on 1/12/2021. We were also able to give our four heavy winter coats, three boxes of sweaters and dozens of new pairs of socks to those in need. We could not do all of this without the support of all of you. Thank you.

We are still accepting food and clothing. For food needs, please contact Joan Camera via email. There is still an urgent clothing need for new underwear, undershirts and bras for the clients at HopeWorks. For specifics, please reach out to Bruce Roach via email for information. 

As always, you may contribute financially by giving donations by check with “HopeWorks” on the memo field or through PayPal® (please select “HopeWorks” on the “(Optional) Use this donation for” dropdown.).

Our next breakfast is Sunday, March 14th.
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).
Help Offset the PayPal® Fees for St. Mark's Donations
PayPal® donations are a safe and effective way to donate to St. Mark's, but many are probably not aware that St. Mark's is charged a fee for every donation. Now PayPal® has a way to donate with an option for the giver to offset the cost of the donation transaction fees. Just click on the "I’d like to add $___ to my donation to help offset the cost of processing" checkbox before entering your payment information. You may donate anytime here.
Help Wanted: Making Anglican Rosaries for Grief Care Packages
Discussion Group: Video Presentations by Nadia Bolz-Weber
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11:00 a.m. on Sundays
Beginning this Sunday, January 17, join Deacon David from 11:00 to noon for some spiritual exploration based on short videos presented by Nadia Bolz-Weber. We will use her bold and sometimes irreverent view of Jesus’ teachings as a starting point for discussing our own thoughts on spirituality and our journeys. This week’s topic will be “everything has become new” [2 Corinthians 5:17].

Coffee Hour Catch-ups will take place from 10:30 to 11:00. Please join us in the regular Sunday morning Zoom Room for these talks:
Join us here via Zoom, Meeting ID is 894 5266 0070, and the password is liturgy.
More Sunday Singing with Sylvia
If you haven't already done so, please get yourself in the vaccination queue by registering here for the COVID-19 vaccine.
More Sunday Singing with Sylvia
Join Sylvia and other St. Mark's Singers on Sunday at 11 a.m. in Mother Sylvia's Zoom Room (Meeting ID 510-932-1315, Link here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5109321315
All are welcome to come, warm up, learn a new song, and sing with us! (Note: Recording your part for use in an upcoming liturgy at St. Mark's is always encouraged, but never required! You are welcome to simply come to learn!) 

Sunday, 1/17 at 11:00 a.m.: Learn a traditional French Liturgical Chant (in English) "Pour Down you Heavens from Above." For those who are willing to record a part, recordings are due by Monday, 1/25 at 9AM. 

Find more info, including audio recordings and sheet music at:
Continuing Daily Devotions
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Perhaps the Advent Season helped you establish a habit of daily devotions. How might you continue that pattern as we move into a New Year? Perhaps you might enjoy beginning or ending your day with a short bible story (read aloud by the children and youth of St. Mark's). Link to a video with a bible story each day here. Throughout the month of January, we will be recording more bible stories to share in the upcoming season of Lent. If you'd be willing to read a story for us to record and share, please contact Sylvia+ via email here.
GIVE TO ST. MARK'S
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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.
COVID-19 NEWS & RESOURCES
DIOCESE & BEYOND
The Last Five Years Virtual Production
Annelise Wall (one of St. Mark’s graduating high-school seniors in 2020) has a lead role in a virtual production of “The Last Five Years” this Saturday and Sunday, January 16 and 17.  
Week of Prayer & Pilgrimage for Christian Unity: January 18-25, 2021
Registration & Details:  http://nmpilgrimage.org/wppcu-2021.html
You are invited to participate in the upcoming Week of Prayer & Pilgrimage for Christian Unity. Each participant is encouraged to create their own intention, goal, and route for this pilgrimage. If you would like to participate with a partner(s) in this experience, you are welcome to join Mother Sylvia in a prayer walk/pilgrimage between several Nob Hill Churches on Saturday morning, January 23rd, beginning at 8AM in the parking lot of Albuquerque Mennonite Church. Sylvia+ plans to begin and end at ABQ Mennonite, pausing briefly to pray outside a number of other churches along the way, for a total of ~7 miles round trip and ~3 hours (depending on your walking speed). Tentative route listed below and map below.
Women of the DRG: Why Gratitude Matters - A Theology of Thankfulness (ANEW2)
Why Gratitude Matters: A Theology of Thankfulness - ANEW2 January 23

Women's Ministry of the Diocese is staying online in 2021 via ANEW2, our 4th Saturday Zoom gatherings. Join us on January 23 at 10 a.m. for the perfect way to begin the year: Why Gratitude Matters: A Theology of Thankfulness. Contact Cindy Davis to get the Zoom link. 
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
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