The Messenger of St. Mark's | Eastertide | April 22, 2020
St. Mark's Pastoral Emergency Phone Line: 505-800-2422. Note: This is the fastest way to reach us right now.
News & Events
Masks Available at St. Mark's
Cloth masks are available free-of-charge outside the west-entrance doors to the narthex. You can pick up what you need any time.
David Hardy’s brother, Michael, owns a read-to-wear clothing manufacturing company. During the pandemic the company is making masks with their leftover fabrics. He was graciously donated many masks to St. Mark’s.
Help Keep Our Grounds Weed-Free
We're trying hard to keep up, but it's a challenge in the best of times to keep up with Spring Weeds at St. Mark's. If you could spare some time to help us keep our grounds looking sharp, please do the following:

  1. Call Leo: 505-506-0690 to schedule a time that works (and that isn't already taken by someone else).
  2. Bring a mask, some weeding tools, gloves, water and sunscreen.
  3. Thank you so much!
A Visit with Poet Mary Oliver
Offered on Zoom. Four Wednesdays. Two choices.
May 6, 13, 20 & 27 -- 11 a.m. or 7 p.m.
Facilitated by : Don DeNoon with technical support from Fr. Christopher.
Description : Join us on Zoom and expect to be thoroughly engaged with "selected" poems and essays of Mary Oliver which will make you feel like, "She is speaking directly to me." The class will, of course, be interactive in order to allow each person (as time permits) an opportunity to join in the discussion. An hour will be the time frame for each session. 

The class on Mary Oliver will be offered on Wednesdays in May at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. for two reasons. First, if you are available in the mornings, please take part on Zoom then. Second, if unavailable in the mornings, you can plan to be a part of an identical class presentation that evening. Please sign up here and let us know you intend on coming.

As you get ready to join the class on Zoom, why not place near you some reminders of precious things? Mary Oliver won't mind. For example, Don DeNoon will have on his table a copy of the St. Mark's pictorial directory to remind him of the "family" we are together. He will also have personal family photos; and of course he will have a special picture of his dog, Bert, who provided Don joy-filled companionship for 10 years. Mary Oliver loved dogs, too, you know. 
East Central Ministry has Plants for Sale
St. Mark’s Montessori School is sad to say 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. 

**Please call ahead or online to order your plants and you can pick them up curbside.   **
Location & Time: 123 Vermont NE  
Growing Awareness Urban Farm 
A project of: 
East Central Ministries 
123 Vermont NE  
Albuquerque, NM 87108 
(505) 266-3590 
Laurus Book Study
If you have not done so, please RSVP to the class if you intend on participating.

The Laurus Book Study starts this Sunday, April 26 at 2 p.m. via Zoom for five Sundays. 

Course Lead : Ken Stalter

Description : Laurus, a novel 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. 

Books Available : Yesterday evening there were 3 copies of Laurus left on the outside west-entrance lending table and are available if you would like to check one out to attend the class. If there are no more there when you get there, one ordering option is though and they have many copies still available .

Syllabus/Reading Assignments:  First assignment, prior to first meeting, read translator's introduction, Prolegomenon and The Book of Cognition. 

1. April 26 - 2pm Sunday Introductions; discuss Prolegomenon and The Book of Cognition

2. May 3 - 2pm Discuss The Book of Renunciation

3. May 10 - 2pm Discuss The Book of Journeys

4. May 17 - 2 pm Discuss The Book of Repose

5. May 24 - 2pm Concluding discussions and reflections

Zoom Info : Sundays at 2: Link to Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID : 929 9899 4210
Password : click here to view password
Wanted: Servants of Worship for Sunday Services (Online)
We've received such positive feedback about our Easter Vigil service, we've decided to begin celebrating our weekly liturgies via Zoom, to enable broader participation in liturgical leadership, while simultaneously livestreaming to Facebook and archiving videos of each service. If you would be interested in serving as a reader or providing vocal or instrumental music (prelude, postlude, psalm or offertory song) via Zoom for an upcoming Sunday service, please contact Sylvia+ (call/text 510-932-1315 or via email .) All ages are welcome to serve as liturgical leaders at St. Mark's.  
Virtual Classes/Meetings/Worship
Important : 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:

Thursday, April 23
7:00 a.m. Centering Prayer w/Donnel 
11:00 a.m. - Midweek Chapel Eucharist
12:00 p.m. - Parish "Check In"

Friday, April 24
10:00 a.m. Godly Play Story

Saturday, April 25
6:30 p.m. - Family Worship with Mother Sylvia

Sunday, April 26 
9:30 a.m. Virtual Eastertide Holy Eucharist 
11:00 a.m. Virtual Coffee Hour (Deacon David Martin - host) 
12:00 a.m. Inquirers' Class 
2:00 p.m. Book Discussion of novel Laurus

Monday, April 27 
6:00 p.m. Monday Evening Contemplation and Chant

Tuesday, April 28
10:00 am - Anglican Rosary 
7:00 p.m. Evening Centering Prayer with Donnel

Wednesday, April 29
12:30 pm - SMMS Children's Chapel 

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.
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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Important Notice Regarding Camp Stoney 2020 Season
Click here to ready an important letter from the Camp and Conference Center Board regarding the 2020 summer camping season at Bishop's Ridge. 
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Women of the DRG
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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