The Messenger of St. Mark's | Eastertide | May 20, 2020
St. Mark's Pastoral Emergency Phone Line: 505-800-2422. Note: This is the fastest way to reach us right now.
News & Events
SAINT MARK'S MISSION & OUTREACH
Our Website has been Updated
The website for St. Mark's has been redesigned: https://www.stmarksabq.org/ .

There are still some areas being completed and those pages will be published as soon as they are available. Our goal was to get the site transferred to the new platform as soon as possible for ease of use.

All of the scheduling and linking to Zooms and Facebook Lives for St. Mark's that have been done on Mother Sylvia's website ( https://www.mothersylvia.com/stmarksonline.html ) will run in parallel with the St. Mark's Calendar page ( https://www.stmarksabq.org/calendar ) for a short time, but we will phase out updating two websites at the same time, thus will eventually only be updating the Calendar page on the St. Mark's official website. Heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Mother Sylvia for creating and updating her website to get us through the transition to the new website, especially with the need and demand being so great during this pandemic era.

For a guide on how to navigate the Calendar page on the St. Mark's website, please click here . Please know that the links and information will continue to be published in the electronic newsletters.
Come add Your Mark to the Pentecost Banner!
Anytime between Sunday, May 24 after 12:00 p.m. through Thursday May 28 by 12:00 p.m.

We need everyone's help transforming our Eastertide "Alleluia" banner (that you see hanging behind the altar during our online worship) for our celebration of Pentecost! Drop by the  west entrance  to the church anytime  between noon this Sunday, 5/24 and noon next Thursday 5/28  to make your mark! Trace or paint your handprint, tie some ribbons, etc.! Materials, instructions and disinfecting wipes will be provided.  
Contemplation & Chant Notice
Our Monday evening "Contemplation and Chant" group has decided to take a sabbatical for the summer months. We look forward to resuming these regular gatherings for contemplation and prayer in the fall.
Summer Programs for Children & Youth 
How St. Mark's might be part of a healthy, encouraging, life-giving, sustainable summer routine for your kids & family this summer?  Please help us understand  your  family's needs and priorities so that we can make our plans for Summer at St. Mark's (Online) accordingly, by  filling out this short form  regarding the interests, priorities, and availability of your children, youth, and family to participate in online community & faith formation gatherings this summer. You may fill out one form per child  OR  one form per family - whichever makes more sense for your family situation. (We strongly recommend inviting /encouraging /helping  each child  in your family fill out the form for themselves).

Please complete the form by THIS Sunday night (5/24)  so we can finalize our summer schedule by June 1st. Thanks! 
St. Mark's Parent Groups (Online)
Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. beginning May 27th

Parenting is a grueling vocation under the BEST of circumstances, but these past few months have pushed everyone to new levels of patience and creativity! So, we've created some online spaces for parents at St. Mark's to gather for a time of fellowship, friendship, sharing and mutual support!  

  • 5/27 Parents of "Littles" (ages ~0-5)
  • 6/3 Parents of School-aged Kids (ages ~6-12)
  • 6/10 Parents of Teens (ages ~13-17)
  • 6/17 Parents of Young Adults (ages ~17-25)

Note: We've organized groups according to the general age range of children we're parenting, with the thought that parents of children at similar stages of development may often face similar questions and challenges. However, if that date doesn't work for you, feel free to drop in to another group. This is totally flexible. And there is plenty of "common ground" among parents, no matter the age of our children!

Link to Join Zoom Meeting:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84790193772
Meeting ID: 847 9019 3772 (No Password)
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! 
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 OR the Calendar of St. Mark's . It will be updated regularly with new information:

Thursday, May 21
11:00 a.m. - Midweek Chapel Eucharist
12:00 p.m. - Pause & Pray
12:00 p.m. - Parish "Check In"

Friday, May 22
10:00 a.m. Godly Play Story
12:00 p.m. - Pause & Pray

Saturday, May 23
6:30 p.m. - Family Worship with Mother Sylvia

Sunday, May 24
9:30 a.m. Virtual Eastertide Holy Eucharist & Song of the Month
11:00 a.m. Virtual Coffee Hour
12:00 p.m. Inquirers' Class
2:00 p.m. Book Discussion of novel Laurus

Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day)
12:00 p.m. - Pause & Pray

Tuesday, May 26
10:00 a.m. - Anglican Rosary 
12:00 p.m. - Pause & Pray

Wednesday, May 27
11:00 a.m. - A Visit with Mary Oliver
12:00 p.m. - Pause & Pray
7:00 p.m. - A Visit with Mary Oliver
8:00 p.m. - Parent Groups

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.
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 mailbox 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
NM Voting Information & US Census
Absentee Ballots for the NM Primary (June 2) : If you are registered to vote, you will be receiving an absentee ballot in the mail to the address on file. If you have not received your absentee ballot, you may still request one through the NM State Voter Information Portal: https://www.sos.state.nm.us/voting-and-elections/voter-information/

Voter Registration for Elections After the Primary : If you have not registered to vote, you may register online for future elections (unfortunately, it's too late for the Primary on June 2) by going here: https://portal.sos.state.nm.us/ovr/webpages/instructionsstep1.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

US Census: NM only has 45% response rate for the US Census, so far. If you have not yet completed your Census, please go here to complete it via online, phone or mail: https://www.icountnm.gov/
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.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
431 Richmond Place NE | Albuquerque, NM 87106 |505-262-2484 | www.stmarksabq.org
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