The Messenger of St. Mark's | Lent | March 25, 2020
St. Mark's Pastoral Emergency Phone Line: 505-800-2422. Note: This is the fastest way to reach us right now.
News & Events
Conversation Tree at St. Mark’s - Keeping a Deeply Relational Parish
We are doing a conversation tree to keep the relational fabric of St. Mark's vibrant during this time period. If you haven't let Fr. Christopher know other parishioners you would like to be in contact with, or if you'd like to be assigned individuals, please contact him via email .

To read Fr. Christopher's letter to the parish regarding this, please click here .
Virtual Classes/Meetings/Worship
For a current and complete list of all of the video meetings/classes and/or live streaming worship opportunities, please check out this page . It will be updated regularly with new information:

Wednesday, March 25
1 2:00PM Noonday Prayer with Seminarian Randall Hayden
12:30PM Children's Chapel with St. Mark's Montessori School
5:00PM  Stations of the Cross  with Seminarian Randall​
5:30PM Lenten Family Worship (Modified Holy Eucharist) with Mother Sylvia 
7:00PM Lenten Book Group with Fr. Christopher 

Thursday, March 26
7AM Centering Prayer w/Donnel Miller-Mutia ​
11AM Modified Holy Eucharist
12PM Parish "Check In"
6:30PM Zoom Bingo for all Ages with the Murray-Schroders 

Friday, March 27
10AM Godly Play Story-The Great Family

Saturday, March 28
10AM Lenten Family Worship (Modified Holy Eucharist) with Mother Sylvia (St. Marks, ABQ)
6:30PM Chanted Scriptures and Prayers with Mother Sylvia (St. Mark's, ABQ)

Sunday, March 29
​9:30 AM Modified Holy Eucharist with Fr. Christopher, Mother Sylvia, and Deacon David
11:00 AM Inquirer's Class: "Holy Week" w/Mother Sylvia
11:00AM Pray the Anglican Rosary w/Seminarian Randall Hayden
12:30PM Virtual Coffee Hour & Facilitated Group "Check in" and Conversation

Monday, March 30
10AM Mosaic Meeting
10AM Lenten Family Worship (Modified Holy Eucharist) with Mother Sylvia 
6:30PM Chanted Scriptures and Prayers with Mother Sylvia 

Serving Together
As opportunities arise to serve individuals both within and beyond the St. Mark's community in the midst of this crisis, we'll let you know.  

If you would like to facilitate an online group, class, bible study, or other gathering for the members of St. Mark's using Zoom in the coming weeks, please contact Mother Sylvia, ( email her ), with the day, time, and description of the online gathering you wish to host.  

About Zoom
A tutorial and instructions on How to Join a Zoom Meeting can be found here a nd is complete with a helpful video.

About Facebook Live
If you do not have a Facebook account, you will not be able to join a live video (which may all be found here, if you have an account ) however, you may be able to watch the video after it ends. We will make every effort to post links to live Facebook streams after they have ended, here .
Icons Available
In these troubling times, many of us find it is helpful to pray with an Icon Image.  

Brett Braud is willing to loan several of his icons to members who feel it would help them to get through this period. Call Brett at (505) 681-9378 and you can discuss which icon you would like to borrow. Brett will deliver them.


An  Icon Prayer Card  of an Icon at St. Mark's is available as a free gift for you. Just contact Pat Catlett via email or by phone, 505-268-5808. Card images available:

  • St. Francis (from Cecil's Garden)
  • Sweet Kiss (above our votive candles)
  • Archangel Raphael (used for healing Sundays)
  • Christ the Pantocrator (large icon behind the pulpit)
  • Face of Christ (located in Stoney Chapel)
All are welcome to give and/or pledge to St. Mark's by mail:
431 Richmond Place NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

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You may give an Electronic Offering or pay a Pledge payment to St. Mark's - securely via PayPal® - anytime - by clicking on the button below:
Diocesan Resources

Bishop Hunn's Lenten Podcast
+ New Birth Into A Living Hope
Bishop Hunn begins Season 2
of his Lenten Podcast
Simply Christian LIFE

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby has invited all of the bishops of the Anglican Communion to study the first letter of Peter at the Lambeth Conference in the summer of 2020. 1st Peter is written to a mostly poor community which is a misunderstood minority in a society suspicious of the followers of Jesus. 

Please join Bishop as he leads this study.

Easter Message & Invitation from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
To read the words to the Church regarding Holy Week and Easter Day from the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church published on 3/17, click here .

To see Bp. Curry's Habits of Grace: An invitation for you , click here .
Diocese of the Rio Grande Together Bi-Monthly Publication & Subscription Information
The March-April " Together " bi-monthly electronic publication from the Diocese of the Rio Grande may be downloaded here .

Please note: All Congregations of the Rio Grande will receive complimentary print copies of the March-April issue of Together to provide the opportunity for parishioners to examine the new format. Afterward, print copies will only be available by paid subscription only . The annual rate will be $20.00. Click here to subscribe the print edition , or contact Toye Robertson at (505) 881-0636.

The electronic Together format is free . You will be able to access the electronic free edition of the Together publication here in The Messenger, or find it on the Diocesan website .
Email submissions should be sent to the Communications Coordinator by 5:00 p.m. each Tuesday for inclusion on Wednesday e-news and the Sunday paper announcements. Please see submission guidelines here.
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