The Messenger of St. Mark's | Christmas | December 23, 2020
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Christmas Eve (and Beyond) at St. Mark's

11:00 a.m. - Virtual Simple Holy Eucharist with Consecration of Christmas Communion
Meeting ID: 848 7719 2615
Passcode: Holy
We begin our Christmas Eve celebration with a short, simple, said Eucharist in the Nave during which we will consecrate Christmas Communion for the members of St. Mark's.

12:00-2:00 p.m. Christmas Private Prayer
Drop by the church between 12-2 p.m. and spend time in private prayer in the church.

4:00 p.m. Special Musical Prelude Begins on Zoom
Meeting ID: 892 5529 6605
Passcode: Holy
The Musical Prelude for our Christmas Eve Liturgy begins at 4:00 p.m., featuring musical offerings from our organist, St. Mark's Voices & Friends, and the choir members of St. Mark's.  

5:00 p.m. St. Mark's Christmas Eve Liturgy Begins on Zoom 
Meeting ID: 892 5529 6605
Passcode: Holy
This year, St. Mark's will celebrate a single Christmas Eve on Zoom. The Proclamation of the Nativity Gospel will take the form of a simple pageant performed by children and other members of St. Mark's. Join us as we sing, pray, and listen together as the Christ Child is born once more among us.  

6:00 p.m. Christmas "Coffee Hour" on Zoom and Luminaria Setup in the Fish Garden
Meeting ID: 892 5529 6605
Passcode: Holy
When the Christmas Eve liturgy ends, our celebration continues! Stay on Zoom for a special "Christmas Coffee" hour and a time of sharing! Show us your Christmas trees and crèches. We invite you to come ready to share the story of a special ornament or Christmas tradition in your home. Or *head over to the church and meet in the Fish Garden to help set out and light luminarias.

7:00 p.m. Candle Lighting & Christmas Blessing (Silent Night) 
Meeting ID: 892 5529 6605
Passcode: Holy
At 7:00 p.m. we'll all gather on Zoom & in the Fish Garden to conclude our Christmas Eve Liturgy together. We’ll enjoy the glow of luminarias at church and candles at home. We’ll sing “Silent Night” together and receive a final Christmas Blessing.

Friday, December 25th, 7-8 p.m. – Christmas Day Carol Sing
Hosted by Team Miller-Mutia
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).  

Wednesday, December 30th, 7-8 p.m. – The 6th Day of Christmas Carol Sing
Hosted by Team Hardy-Martin
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).  

Tuesday, January 5th, 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.  
St. Martin's Hopeworks Breakfast
St Mark's is happy to announce our Breakfast at Hopeworks schedule for 2021. An easy way to remember our Sundays: The 2nd Sunday of odd-numbered months.

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 Marks - check or here via PayPal.

  • Help deliver and serve food on Sunday morning. We meet at the church at 7:00 AM 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.  
St. Martin's Hopeworks Breakfast Casserole Preparations
We will once again be preparing breakfast casseroles for St. Martin's Hopeworks on Saturday morning, January 9th, in St. Mark's kitchen. For the casseroles we need 4-loaves of bread, 8-pounds of ground pork sausage, 8-pounds of frozen chopped mild green chile, 8-pounds of grated cheddar, 4-large onions diced, 3-gallons of whole milk and 20-dozen eggs. If you can donate any of the needed ingredients, would like to contribute financially, and/or would like to help prepare the casseroles, please contact Jo Ann Swinson at 505-265-3339 or 505-803-6403. Thank you for your continued support of this ministry.
Your Help is Wanted for Recording Liturgical Hymns
Singers (of all ages):
Needed to help us record "hymns with harmony" for Christmas and Epiphany over the next several weeks. Sheet music, audio recordings of accompaniment AND parts, and recording details hereJoin us for group recording sessions Sundays (12/13, 12/20, 12/27) at 11 a.m. in Mother Sylvia's Zoom Room (Meeting ID 510-932-1315) and/or pre-record your part at your convenience and send it to Sylvia in advance of the group session.  
Announcement Regarding Paul Abeyta
Paul Abeyta, our former Facilities Manager, died on December 11, 2020. Click here to view his obituary. May light perpetual shine upon Paul. May he rest in peace and rise in glory. 
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.
Bishop Hunn's 2020 Christmas Message
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.
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