The Messenger of St. Mark's | Eastertide | May 13, 2020
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News & Events
Book of Acts Read-Aloud/Pentecost Party
Acts Read-Aloud/Pentecost Party on Zoom
Sunday, May 31, 2020, 6-8:30 p.m.
Zoom Meeting ID: 825 0099 9055

Prepare some fiery snacks and festive drinks! Don your most flaming Pentecost apparel! Then drop by the "Zoom Room" for St. Mark's Acts Read Aloud Pentecost Party. Take a turn reading a paragraph or a page!  "Act out" your favorite stories in your living room. Or just sit back, listen and enjoy. It takes ~2.5 hours to read the entire book of Acts aloud. Come read or listen start to finish, or just pop in for a bit! 
Singers & Dancers Needed for Online Pentecost Liturgy
This Saturday, May 16th: Singers & Dancers of ALL ages and abilities needed to help provide a special offering for our online Pentecost Service!

Join us to rehearse and pre-record a special offertory anthem that we'll share for our online Pentecost Celebration. We need up to 6 singers (to sing verses of Hymn 502 a capella) and an  unlimited  number of dancers (to do simple movements, seated or standing, to embody the spirit of the hymn).  ALL ages & abilities welcome! (Note: Seated dancing works really well on Zoom, so dancers with limited mobility are especially welcome.) Please RSVP to Sylvia+ by email or by call/text 510-932-1315.

Zoom Rehearsal & Recording for Pentecost Offertory
Saturday, May 16th: 9:00-11AM
Zoom Meeting ID: 886 0621 5874
"Call Times":
  • 9:00 a.m. Older Dancers & Choreographers (ages 10+)
  • 9:30 a.m. ALL Dancers
  • 10:15 a.m. ALL Singers & ALL Dancers
Ten New "Pray Along" Videos for Anglican Rosary
Prayer Beads are a great way to anchor yourself in your breath, your body, and the promises of God in scripture and prayer. This week we've uploaded 10 new "Pray Along" Videos for Praying with Anglican Prayer Beads, using several of the most popular prayer cycles we've been using over the past few months at St. Mark's. The video format allows those of you who are more "auditorily" inclined to read along with the prayers OR just sit back and pray as you listen (like a guided meditation). Go to Mother Sylvia's website and scroll down to "Pray Along Videos".  If you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed, and have 5-10 minutes to spare, give it a try. And remember: Our  Anglican Rosary Group  continues to meet via Zoom,  Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. - Zoom Meeting ID: 288-129-177 . All are welcome!
Song of the Month: Zoom Rehearsal & Recording
Sunday, May 17th, 11:00 a.m.

Join St. Mark's children, youth, and families of all ages to rehearse and pre-record our  May "Song of the Month" , which we'll share as part of our worship service on Sunday, May 24th. 
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 843 2019 8282
  • ALL are welcome!
  • Wear red if you have it!
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, May 14
11:00 a.m. - Midweek Chapel Eucharist
12:00 p.m. - Pause & Pray
12:00 p.m. - Parish "Check In"

Friday, May 15
10:00 a.m. Godly Play Story
12:00 p.m. - Pause & Pray

Saturday, May 16
9:00 a.m.: Zoom Rehearsal & Recording for Pentecost Offertory
  • Older Dancers & Choreographers (ages 10+)
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 886 0621 5874
9:30 a.m.: Zoom Rehearsal & Recording for Pentecost Offertory
  • ALL Dancers
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 886 0621 5874
10:15 a.m.: Zoom Rehearsal & Recording for Pentecost Offertory
  • ALL Singers & ALL Dancers
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 886 0621 5874
6:30 p.m. - Family Worship with Mother Sylvia

Sunday, May 17
9:30 a.m. Virtual Eastertide Holy Eucharist & Birthday Blessings
11:00 a.m. Virtual Coffee Hour
11:00 a.m. Song of the Month Rehearsal
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 843 2019 8282
12:00 p.m. Inquirers' Class
2:00 p.m. Book Discussion of novel Laurus

Monday, May 18
12:00 p.m. - Pause & Pray
6:00 p.m. Monday Evening Contemplation and Chant

Tuesday, May 19
10:00 a.m. - Anglican Rosary 
12:00 p.m. - Pause & Pray

Wednesday, May 20
11:00 a.m. - A Visit with Mary Oliver
12:00 p.m. - Pause & Pray
12:30 p.m. - SMMS Children's Chapel 
7:00 p.m. - A Visit with Mary Oliver

Save the Dates:
  • Sunday, May 24 - Song of the Month
  • Monday, May 25 - Memorial Day
  • Sunday, May 31 - Pentecost (wear red!)
  • Sunday, May 31 - 6-8:30 p.m. - Acts Read-Aloud/Pentecost Party on Zoom

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.
Worship Leaders Wanted
It is a blessing and delight for us to see a variety of faces and voices providing leadership for our weekly worship services via zoom! If you would like to serve as a "candle lighter", a reader or help provide musical leadership for any of our services via Zoom (Thursday Eucharist at 11AM and/or Sunday Eucharist at 9:30AM) please contact Sylvia+ by email or call/text 510-932-1315). She would be happy to help get you "up to speed" on zoom, and add you to the Rota! All ages are welcome to provide leadership at St. Mark's.  
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Diocesan Updates
News about Together Magazine , our plan for phased reentry to public life, singing in services, our work with Navajoland, and our work in Ciudad Juarez- here's your weekly update from the Diocese of the Rio Grande .
Pentecost Pilgrimage in Place
Join  NM Pilgrimage for Unity  for a 
Pentecost Pilgrimage in Place
"People of God, Call Down the Spirit!"
 Saturday, May 30, 2020
J oin the New Mexico Pilgrimage for Unity and pilgrims from a wide variety of Christian traditions as we prepare our bodies, hearts, and spirits to celebrate Pentecost 2020 with a Pentecost Pilgrimage in Place: People of God, Call Down the Spirit! Here's what to expect:
1) Pentecost Pilgrims Orientation (Online) : Saturday May 23 at 9AM/ Join us to meet your (virtual) companions on the journey!  

2) Opening Gathering & Prayer Service (Online) : Friday, May 29 at 7 pm. We'll gather on zoom for a time to worship, share intentions, learn a new song and pray together with our fellow pilgrims. 

3) Personal Pentecost Pilgrimage : Saturday, May 30 all day,
On Saturday you will walk your designed pilgrimage route, recognizing that every place...including your own home and neighborhood... is a "holy place."  

4) Closing Gathering & Prayer Service (Online) : Saturday May 30, 7 p.m.  We'll gather on zoom for a closing prayer service that will allow us to share insights, experiences, and images from our personal pilgrimages, and to consecrate the prayer intentions we’ve carried. 

Please let us know if you plan to participate! RSVP by Wednesday, May 20th. More info and link to RSVP here .
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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