The Messenger of St. Mark's | After Pentecost | October 9, 2020
Classes/Meetings/Worship: For a complete listing and schedule of our online / in-perseon offerings available, please visit our website:
St. Mark's Pastoral Emergency Phone Line: 505-800-2422.
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St. Mark's Mission & Outreach
Cosmos Mural Star Party Workshops - Register By 10/18/2020
Did you know, that according to an ongoing survey from Reach3Insights, during this pandemic 76% of people picked up new habits, hobbies, behaviors, and routines? Is your new hobby trying mosaics? Have you signed up yet to create your star or nebula? Would you like to help build a lasting gift of art created by our community here at St. Mark’s, St. Mark’s Montessori School, and the Sacred Art Guild? Your tax-deductible gift will build on the generous contributions of $5000 from the Sacred Arts Guild and $2000 from private donors – which have gone towards our goal of $ 14,500. Thank you for helping us reach for the stars!  
You may Donate here via PayPal or send us a check with the words “Cosmos Mural” on the memo line. 

Note: All individuals who register need to bring their own chair and their own beverage. This is an outside event, so please dress accordingly.

Welcome Our New Business Manager
Bruce Roach has joined St. Mark’s as our Business Manager. He is a finance and accounting professional and business consultant with 40 years of experience in numerous industries, including many not-for-profit entities.
Bruce is a parishioner at St. Michael’s, where he serves as Assistant Treasurer, and is a non-voting Vestry member. He is also active with their Casa San Miguel Food Pantry, Hopeworks, and Social Justice (especially for Immigration and Navajoland) ministries, with extensive experience in special fundraising events. He lives in Altura Park with his wife of 39 years, Liz Fitzgerald, and their spirited two-year-old dog, Sacha.
St. Martin's HopeWorks: Breakfast Casserole Preparations
On Saturday morning, November 14th, in St. Mark's kitchen, we will be preparing breakfast casseroles for St. Martin's HopeWorks. For the casseroles, we will need 4 loaves of bread, 20 dozen eggs, 3 gallons milk, 2 pounds ground pork sausage, 4 large onions, 8 pounds frozen chopped mild green chile and 8 pounds grated cheddar cheese. If you can donate any of these ingredients and/or help with the preparation of the casseroles, please call Jo Ann Swinson at 505-265-3339 or 505-803-6403.
St. Martin's HopeWorks: Breakfast Items & Servers
St Mark's will be serving breakfast to go in person at HopeWorks on Sunday, November 15th.

We are looking for a few volunteers to help with the serving that Sunday morning from the times of 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. If you wish to help serve, please contact Joan via email here.

We could use some financial support to purchase 3 hams, tortillas, drinks and fresh oranges and the casserole fixings. You may also contribute to the HopeWorks fund electronically through PayPal. Or, you may send St. Mark's a check and put "For HopeWorks" the the memo line.
Funeral for Crystal Wood
There will be a virtual funeral for our beloved Crystal Wood on Saturday, October 17 at 2:00 p.m.

All are invited and welcome to view Crystal's funeral on our Facebook Live page or on Zoom.

You may give in memoriam by donating to the St. Mark's Memorial Fund.

Reminder: Send a Short Video to the Stewardship Team
Want to make a short video for St. Mark's? We are looking for anyone who would like to record a short (approx. 30 seconds) video telling us why St. Marks is important to you. You can say it, sing it, dance it, play a sport with it, or do anything you feel called to do to express how you feel. Some questions to consider are:

  • Why is the community at St. Marks important to you?
  • How has it been a part of your life during the Coronavirus pandemic?
  • What’s the impact St. Marks has had on your life?

Is there something you think of fondly about your life at St. Marks?
You can record your video on your phone, TikTok, Zoom, or another platform you like.
Once it's recorded, please email it to Erin Cook via email. We will use them in our upcoming stewardship campaign. We look forward to hearing from you!
Last Sunday's Music: I’ll Fly Away and Deep Peace, Fertile Ground
Each week, different members of St. Mark's contribute their talents to create a video for our worship. In case you missed it, or simply want to enjoy it again, click to view “I’ll fly Away, featuring photography by Hans Stuart and Music with Bill Foote and Dan Matthews and “Deep Peace, Fertile Ground” with artwork and poetry by Allen Lowery and piano music with Deacon David.
Visit with a St. Mark's Icon: Visit with Christ in the Temple
Join us for a short, virtual visit each week with the Icons and Iconographers at St. Mark's. This week, St. Mark's Iconographer Pat Catless introduces us to the Icon of Christ in the Temple. Click here to enjoy a video visit with the Icon of Christ in the Temple.
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 an Electronic Offering, donate to the Congregational Relief Fund, or make a Pledge payment to St. Mark's - securely via PayPal® - anytime - by clicking on the button below:
Walking with Asylum Seekers Training Opportunity
In the month of October, join Episcopal Migration Ministries, in partnership with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) and Lutheran Family Services of the Rocky Mountains (LFSRM), for a three-part training series for congregations interested in supporting and walking alongside asylum seekers. The three 90-minute virtual events will provide advocacy updates, resources for group discernment, ministry models, and important considerations when engaging in ministry with asylum seekers.
Walking with Asylum Seekers: Ministry Opportunities for Congregations

WEBINAR: October 8, 4:00 – 5:30PM Eastern
Walking with Asylum Seekers: Sponsorship Part 1

MEETING: October 20, 4:00 – 5:30PM Eastern
Walking with Asylum Seekers: Sponsorship Part 2

MEETING: October 27, 4:00 – 5:30PM Eastern
Register here.
Evening Prayer with the LGBTQ+ Community and our Allies in the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande
Please Join Us Sunday, October 11, 2020 6:00 p.m. (mountain time) Via Zoom
meeting ID: 875 8574 7114
password: evening
And also on Facebook Live
Email submissions should be sent (via email) to the Communications Coordinator by 5:00 p.m. each Thursday for inclusion on Friday e-news. Please see submission guidelines here.
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