The Messenger of St. Mark's | Lent | February 12, 2021
St. Mark's Pastoral Emergency Phone Line: 505-800-2422.
Join us for virtual worship on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. here:
Zoom Meeting, Meeting ID: 894 5266 0070, and the password: liturgy
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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Saturday: Mardi Gras Deliveries & Party (Feb. 13)
St. Mark's is preparing for a Mardi Gras/Lent delivery this Saturday. Mardi Gras treats and accessories will be in the bag along with devotions and opportunities to explore a Holy Lent. Be on the lookout!

That evening, join us for an evening of frivolity and fun at our Zoom Mardi Gras party from 6-8 p.m.  Costumes encouraged, but not required; there will be prizes…

Go to:, Meeting ID is 510 932 1315
Ash Wednesday at St. Mark's
Ash Wednesday, February 17:

7:00 a.m.: Our Ash Wednesday Liturgy will be livestreamed on Facebook Live and on Zoom:
Facebook Live -- or -- Zoom: Link to Join Zoom, Meeting ID: Meeting ID: 505 262 2484, Passcode: liturgy

8-9 a.m.: All are welcome to drive through the eastern parking lot for imposition of ashes and/or take time for silent prayer in the Nave.

12-1 p.m.: The Nave will be open for prayer. Organ music will be played as a meditative background for prayer.

5:30-6:30 p.m.: The Nave will be open to anyone wanting to pray with flute music mixed with moments of silence.

IMPORTANT: Please wear masks and observe social distancing practices. Thank you!
Sunday Discussion Group - Topic: Thoughts on Spirituality
11:00 Sunday morning Discussion Group:
Again, this Sunday, February 14, 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 Sunday:
·    Worship with us at 9:30 a.m.
·    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.
All happening here: Join Zoom here, Meeting ID 894 5266 0070: and passcode is: liturgy 

Pick up your Valentine Care Package for an Unhoused Neighbor
Do you have ever wonder what you might do to extend care to an unhoused neighbor standing at a corner or underpass? Lucia, one of our St. Mark's youth, has assembled 100 Valentine's Care Packages for members of St. Mark's to distribute to unhoused neighbors in the coming days. Each plastic-sealed care package includes snacks, new socks, sanitizing wipes, and a Valentine. You may pick up one or more of these bags to distribute to someone in need - at your convenience - from the West Entrance of St. Mark's beginning Saturday, February 13th at 10:00 a.m.
Lenten Book Group and Meditations on the Wonder of Creation
Lenten Book Group and Meditations on the Wonder of Creation
Tuesdays 10 a.m. and/or 7 p.m. Zoom (1-hour sessions)
Beginning February 23, 2021
Facilitator: Fr. Christopher
We have pre-ordered 21 copies at $15.00/each ($4 cost savings for the purchaser), so please let us know if you need one or plan to order your own from Paraclete Press. We still have plenty of books, so please email Fr. Christopher to arrange getting a book.

Inquirers’ Class: Lenten Book Study
Inquirers’ Class: Lenten Book 
Title: Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again
Author: Rachel Held Evans
Sundays in Lent (Starting 2/21) - Noon-1 p.m. – Zoom Class
Join us for a lively discussion and community time.
Participants are asked to purchase their own book online.

If the Bible isn't a science book or an instruction manual, then what is it? What do people mean when they say the Bible is inspired? When Rachel Held Evans found herself asking these questions, she began a quest to better understand what the Bible is and how it is meant to be read. What she discovered changed her--and it will change you too.

Drawing on the best in recent scholarship and using her well-honed literary expertise, Evans examines some of our favorite Bible stories and possible interpretations, retelling them through memoir, original poetry, short stories, soliloquies, and even a short screenplay. Undaunted by the Bible's most difficult passages, Evans wrestles through the process of doubting, imagining, and debating Scripture's mysteries. The Bible, she discovers, is not a static work but is a living, breathing, captivating, and confounding book that is able to equip us to join God's loving and redemptive work in the world.

Lent Madness Dinner-time Devotions
Mon/Wed at 5:30 p.m. during Lent (Starting February 22)
This Lent, join the Miller-Mutia Family for Dinnertime Devotions on Mondays and Wednesday Nights from 5:30-6:00 p.m. We'll meet in Mother Sylvia's Zoom Room (Meeting ID 510-932-1315) at 5:30 p.m. to sing grace and share "highs and lows" from the day. Then, over dinner, we'll read the Lent Madness bios of the Saints for the Day and discuss which saint(s) will be getting our votes! Drop ins are always welcome, but if possible, we'd love you to RSVP so we know to expect you! RSVP here.

Seem more about Lent Madness here:
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 electronically (including pledge payments) to St. Mark's - securely via PayPal® - anytime.
LGBTQ+ Evening Prayer
A Service of Evening Prayer for the LGBTQ+ Community & Our Friends and Allies
The Last Sunday After the Epiphany, February 14, 2021 @ 6:00 PM
Additional Lenten Opportunities
Tending the Garden of our Hearts: Lenten Practices for Life
A Virtual Lenten Mini-Retreat
Sunday, February 21, 3-5PM on Zoom
Join Mother Sylvia (St. Mark's), Father Spencer (St. John's Cathedral), and Mother Jeanine (St. Thomas of Canterbury) as we explore Gardening-Finding Fertile Ground, Tilling the Soil, Planting, Waiting-as a metaphor and pattern for our spiritual life this Lent. Join us for an afternoon of Reflection through Art, Scripture, Music, Movement, Silence, and Simple Spiritual Practices. All are welcome. Young adults especially encouraged to attend. Contact Mother Sylvia for Zoom Link.

Christian Vocations 101
Thursdays, 6-7:30PM on Zoom (2/25-3/25)
Join members of the Commission on the Ministry of the Baptized in the Diocese of the Rio Grande Mother Sylvia (St. Mark's) and Mark Childress (Holy Faith, Santa Fe) for a 5-week introduction to the theology of vocation and an exploration of the various "orders of ministry" in the Episcopal Church. What does it mean to be a bishop? a priest? a deacon? a baptized member in the Episcopal Church? How do the vows made by people in each of these orders of ministry offer a lens through which we might see God's call to each one of us more clearly? RSVP to Mary Jewell via email for 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.
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