The Messenger of St. Mark's | Eastertide | April 29, 2020
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SAINT MARK'S MISSION & OUTREACH
Congregational Relief Fund
“Let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds... "
Hebrews 10:24  
 
As many of you know, St. Mark’s began collecting funds for our  Congregational Relief Fund  at the beginning of this Covid-19 crisis. Since that time, we have received 19 designated gifts for a total of $4,290 for Congregational Relief. These funds are being administered through the Rector’s Discretionary Fund and have been used to help with monthly rent payments, utility bills, a microwave for the Westside homeless shelter and other forms of needed support in this time when some of our members are experiencing dramatic changes in their employment situations.  
 
I want to thank all who have given generously to this Relief Fund and encourage others to consider making donations as well ( you may donate here and select "Congregational Relief Fund" from the dropdown ). Also, if you are aware of needs within our congregation or have a need yourself, please contact Fr. Christopher  ( via email ).

As we know, this crisis is ongoing and there will be many more needs that hopefully the faith community of St. Mark’s can help with as we continue to be the Body of Christ in this place.  

Fr. Christopher McLaren+
Rector
March Financial Update - First Quarter 2020
If you have questions regarding the First Quarter Financial Update, please email our Business Manager here .
Sunday: Bishop Michael Hunn Makes Virtual Visitation to St. Mark’s
Join us this coming Sunday, May 3, as we welcome Bishop Michael Hunn in his first visitation to St. Mark’s since his consecration in November of 2018.

Bishop Hunn will join us virtually - via Zoom - to preside at the service and preach. Bp. Hunn plans to stay after for Virtual Coffee Hour at 11 a.m. and will lead the Inquirers’ Class at noon. Later in the week he will also host a special meeting with the St. Mark’s Vestry as part of his visitation and getting to know the parish of St. Mark’s.

The links for these services may be found here:

9:30 a.m. Virtual Eastertide Holy Eucharist 
11:00 a.m. Virtual Coffee Hour
12:00 p.m. Inquirers' Class 
Starting May 6: A Visit with Poet Mary Oliver
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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.

Once you have signed up, please use the following links/passwords for the classes starting on Wednesday, May 6:

11:00 a.m. - A Visit with Mary Oliver

7:00 p.m. - A Visit with Mary Oliver
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 30
11:00 a.m. - Midweek Chapel Eucharist
12:00 p.m. - Parish "Check In"

Friday, May 1
10:00 a.m. Godly Play Story

Saturday, May 2
6:30 p.m. - Family Worship with Mother Sylvia

Sunday, May 3
9:30 a.m. Virtual Eastertide Holy Eucharist - with Bp. Michael Hunn
11:00 a.m. Virtual Coffee Hour  - with Bp. Michael Hunn
12:00 p.m. Inquirers' Class   - with Bp. Michael Hunn
2:00 p.m. Book Discussion of novel Laurus

Monday, May 4
6:00 p.m. Monday Evening Contemplation and Chant

Tuesday, May 5
10:00 a.m. - Anglican Rosary 

Wednesday, May 6
11:00 a.m. - A Visit with Mary Oliver
12:30 p.m. - SMMS Children's Chapel 
7:00 p.m. - A Visit with Mary Oliver

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.
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.
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.  
Laurus Book Study
The Laurus Book Study continues this Sunday, May 3 at 2 p.m. via Zoom.

Syllabus/Reading Assignments:

May 3 - 2 p.m. Discuss The Book of Renunciation
May 10 - 2 pm Discuss The Book of Journeys
May 17 - 2 p.m. Discuss The Book of Repose
May 24 - 2 p.m. Concluding discussions and reflections

Password : click here to view password
GIVE TO ST. MARK'S
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:
DIOCESE & BEYOND
'Churches can Serve the People and Observe Proper Public Safety, too'
Our Bishop of the Diocese of the Rio Grande, Michael Hunn, had a column published in the Albuquerque Journal , titled, 'Churches can Serve the People and Observe Proper Public Safety, too', on Sunday, April 26. You may read it here .
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. 
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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