The Messenger of St. Mark's | Eastertide | May 6, 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
Weekdays at Noon: Pause & Pray
Visit    St. Mark's Facebook page  every weekday at noon to join various members of St. Mark's as they "Pause and Pray" for five minutes. If you're not on Facebook, you may view previously aired "Pause & Pray" videos here .
LGBTQ+ Evening Prayer
There will be a service of Evening Prayer for the LGBTQ+ Community in the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande this  Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 6:00 p.m . This gathering will be held virtually in a Zoom format. The link is below. After the liturgy has concluded everyone is invited to stay in the meeting for some virtual social time. We would love to check in with you and see how everyone is doing. Everyone is welcome to attend. Invite your friends to join us.
 
Topic: LGBTQ+ Evening Prayer, Sunday, May 10, 2020
Time: May 10, 2020 06:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
 
 
This liturgy of Evening Prayer will also be streamed to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Facebook Live .
This Sunday: Birthday Blessings
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This Sunday, May 10, anyone celebrating a birthday during the month of April or May will be given a special blessing during the Sunday liturgy on Facebook Live at 9:30 a.m.
Song of the Month
Mother Sylvia figured out a way that the children can sing together and help lead St. Mark's in worship through song - even with the limitations of Zoom! Visit the  May Song of the Month  page to see more!  

We'll have a series of short (~15 minute) Zoom "practice sessions" to practice this song (and maybe a couple others) with each other every Tuesday and Thursday in May at 3 p.m. MDT (info for the Zoom Meeting: Tues/Thurs Zoom Song Meeting ID:  871-5979-3839).   We can also practice/sing together during our weekly Family Worship each Saturday at 6:30 p.m. (Zoom Meeting info: Saturday Family Worship, Zoom Meeting ID: 865 7889 630,  Password here ). All ages welcome!  No pressure to sing "in church" if you don't want to; all are welcome to join the practice sessions just for the fun of it. The Song of the Month will be sung on the 4th Sunday of the month: May 24th.
Starting Today: 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
Music Together
Ms. Maryse is doing a great job offering livestreams, Zoom meetings, and other ways for families with young kids to continue sharing Music Together - and she's always open to working with St. Mark's families on a sliding scale. For more information, please go to: https://harmonickids.com/ .
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 7
11:00 a.m. - Midweek Chapel Eucharist
12:00 p.m. - Pause & Pray
12:00 p.m. - Parish "Check In"

Friday, May 8
10:00 a.m. Godly Play Story
12:00 p.m. - Pause & Pray

Saturday, May 9
6:30 p.m. - Family Worship with Mother Sylvia

Sunday, May 10
9:30 a.m. Virtual Eastertide Holy Eucharist & Birthday Blessings
11:00 a.m. Virtual Coffee Hour
12:00 p.m. Inquirers' Class
2:00 p.m. Book Discussion of novel Laurus
6:00 p.m.Diocesan-wide LGBTQ+ Evening Prayer

Monday, May 11
12:00 p.m. - Pause & Pray
6:00 p.m. Monday Evening Contemplation and Chant

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

Wednesday, May 13
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 Date: Sunday, May 31 - Pentecost

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 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
Our Journey Toward Public Life
Please see this message from Bishop Michael B. Hunn regarding phases of reopening for parishes within the Diocese of the Rio Grande.
Diocesan Updates on Coronavirus
The Diocese now has a website dedicated to information for individuals, congregations and leadership regarding the response to COVID-19.  

Bishop Michael B. Hunn has a series of video messages that can be found on this site, along with various guidelines and resources: https://drgresponds.squarespace.com/
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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