The Messenger of St. Mark's | Eastertide | April 15, 2020
St. Mark's Pastoral Emergency Phone Line: 505-800-2422. Note: This is the fastest way to reach us right now.
News & Events
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, April 15 
12:30 pm - SMMS Children's Chapel 

Thursday, April 16
7:00 a.m. Centering Prayer w/Donnel 
11:00 a.m. - Midweek Chapel Eucharist
12:00 p.m. - Parish "Check In"
2:00 p.m. - Inquirers' Team Meeting ​​

Friday, April 17
10AM Godly Play Story (St. Mark's, ABQ)

Sunday, April 19
 9:30 a.m. - Virtual Eastertide Holy Eucharist
11 a,m. - Virtual Coffee Hour
12:00 p.m. - Inquirers' Class

Monday, April 20 
6:00 p.m. Monday Evening Contemplation and Chant (Mondays in Eastertide)

Tuesday, April 21
7:00 p.m. Centering Prayer w/Donnel 

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 & Watching Previously Aired Videos
You may not watch a live worship feed on Facebook if you do not have a Facebook account, BUT you may watch any worship liturgy after the live video of worship offerings, anytime here , without a Facebook account.
Upcoming Book Study
Laurus , by Eugene Vodolazkin , is the story of a young man in fifteenth-century Russia, a healer of seemingly supernatural ability who undertakes a pilgrimage through plague-ridden Europe and eventually to Jerusalem. 

If you are interested in participating in this study, please make sure you have a book (e-book versions are perfectly acceptable). A few copies of this book will be left on the outside benches where we have been lending out hymnals and BCPs, but please only take one if you intend to participate in this class and are not able to find a copy on your own. Also, please RSVP to the class.

This book study will start on Sunday, April 26 at 2 p.m. via Zoom ( link to Zoom meeting ) and go for five sessions. Before the first meeting on Sunday the 26th, please read the following: Translator's introduction, Prolegomenon and The Book of Cognition. 

Reading Schedule/Class Syllabus (to be read prior to class):

April 26 - Introductions; discuss Prolegomenon and The Book of Cognition
May 3 - Discuss The Book of Renunciation
May 10 - Discuss The Book of Journeys
May 17 - Discuss The Book of Repose
May 24 - Concluding discussions and reflections
East Central Ministries Urban Farm Plant Sale
St. Mark’s Montessori School is sad to say that this year we have canceled our annual plant sale fundraiser due to COVID-19. The good news is that the beautiful flowers and plants that you love to grow each year are still available for purchase. East Central Ministries/Urban Farms who we have partnered with for many years are selling plants and ollas at their greenhouse. The sale is outside and they are spacing people apart. Check out their website for a listing of products (see below):

Location & Time: 123 Vermont NE, Fridays 12pm - 4pm, and Saturdays 9am - 1pm.

Growing Awareness Urban Farm
A project of:
East Central Ministries
123 Vermont NE 
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 266-3590
Icon Card Available
In these troubling times, many of us find it is helpful to pray with an Icon Image.  

An  Icon Prayer Card of  The  Archangel Raphael  Icon used for healing Sunday at St. Mark's, is available as a free gift for you. Just contact Pat Catlett via email or call 505-268-5808.

All are welcome to give and/or pledge to St. Mark's by mail ( St. Mark's has a secure mail box 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:
Diocesan Resources

Four Strategies for Stress Management
Anxiety happens. Now, with COVID-19, many folks are finding that their anxiety is ramped up. In this brief live-stream presentation, The Rev. Dr. Jeanine Driscoll will present four simple strategies for adaptively managing anxiety.

Jeanine+ is the priest at St. Thomas of Canterbury in Albuquerque and a psychologist. She also is Co-Chair of the Diocesan Pastoral Response Team.  Click here to watch the video .
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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