The Messenger of St. Mark's | Holy Week | March 26, 2021
St. Mark's Pastoral Emergency Phone Line: 505-800-2422.
For a complete listing and schedule of our online / in-person offerings available, please click on the button below:
Holy Week
Great Vigil of Easter 2020
Sunday, 3/28 - PALM SUNDAY
Procession of Palms and Holy Eucharist
Online Worship: Zoom Link, Meeting ID: 894 5266 0070, the passcode is: liturgy
  • 9:00 a.m. - Gathering - All are welcome to gather “in person” in the East Parking Lot and Garden at St. Mark’s to prepare palm branches and processional poles for the Palm Sunday Procession. Please make sure to keep socially distant and wear face coverings/masks.
  • 9:30 a.m. Liturgy of the Palms, Blessing of Palms, Procession, & Special Music - We will gather outdoors to hear the Palm Sunday Gospel and bless the palm branches, then begin our procession by circling the block around St. Mark’s together before continuing in procession to our homes by foot or by car for the Liturgy of the Word. (A limited number of people with advance reservations will continue the procession into the nave for the Liturgy of the Word). An extended organ meditation in the nave will give those processing back home ample time to arrive for the Liturgy of the Word.  
  • 10:00 a.m. - Liturgy of the Word The Passion according to Mark
  • 10:30 a.m. - Holy Eucharist

Tuesday, 3/30 - TENEBRAE
7:00 p.m. - A traditional Holy Week liturgy that evokes an emotional atmosphere expressive of Jesus’ passion. It features darkness, the extinguishing of candles, chanting of psalms, and quiet.

Wednesday, 3/31 - Praying Stations of the Cross & Meditation
  • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - All are welcome to come pray the Stations of the Cross (or simply sit in silence) in the Nave on Wednesday anytime between 11AM-2PM (ring the doorbell for entry). You may also pray the Stations from home using the images and audio files found here.
  • Noon - 1:00 p.m. - Meditation Hour: All are welcome to come and do stations of the cross at any time, but this hour will additionally offer quiet meditation with periodic flute sounds.

Canceled: Midweek Thursday Eucharist (will return on April 8th)
Thursday, 4/1 - MAUNDY THURSDAY (note: COVID-19 restrictions prevent in-person foot washing)
7:00 p.m. - Eucharist and foot-washing, emphasizing the call to self-sacrificial service. The liturgy ends with chant, the stripping of the altar and darkness.
Canceled: All-Night Watch.
Friday, 4/2 - GOOD FRIDAY
Noon - Traditional Good Friday Liturgy

Saturday, 4/3 - HOLY SATURDAY
10:00 a.m.Gathering & Deliveries (In the Fish Garden)
Meet in the Fish Garden at 10 a.m. for a brief service then pickup bags with goodies and devotional materials to deliver to other members of St. Mark's to aid participation in our Easter Celebrations. Please make sure to keep socially distant and wear face coverings/masks.
8:00 p.m. - Have a bell with you! Paschal Fire, candle-lit church readings of redemption from the Old Testament with psalmchants, baptisms and a proclamation of the resurrection that propels us into celebration.
Sunday, 4/4 - EASTER DAY
9:30 a.m. - Holy Eucharist
Sunday Morning Discussion Group – 12 Truths About Life
Continuing this Sunday, March 28 at 11:00 a.m., is a forum centered around Anne Lamott discussing “12 Truths I Have Learned About Life.”  Anne is an American writer whose popular books, articles, and talks cover topics of Christianity, alcoholism, depression, progressive politics, and single-motherhood.  Deacon David will lead the discussion.
Coffee Hour Catch-ups will take place from 10:30 to 11:00.
Please join us in the regular Sunday morning Zoom Room for this presentation.
St. Mark's Montessori School Is Enrolling Students
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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Help Migrant Families with Supplies
ABQ FaithWorks Collaborative is collecting these household items for about 30 migrant families. If you could help, with any of the following, bring it by the church during business hours (M-Th, 9-2), or contact Jane McGuire (info below):

  • Toilet paper
  • Bar Soap
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Dishwashing detergent
  • Laundry detergent
  • Windex
  • Surface cleaner
  • Razors and shaving cream
  • Deodorant
  • Hand/body lotion
  • Hair shampoo/conditioner
  • Sponges
Jane McGuire
505 220 5667
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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