The Messenger of St. Mark's | After Pentecost | July 24, 2020
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Wednesday Prayer and Mediation Hour with Music and Silence
Next Week, St. Mark’s will again offer an opportunity for Prayer and Mediation in the Nave of our building on Wednesday Evening, July 29, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. There will be instrumental music for part of the time, and silence for other part of the hour. At the end of the hour, the Lord’s Prayer will be said together as the tower bell is rung.

This is a quiet and simple offering, a place to pray and meditate and an opportunity to once again be inside our prayer-soaked worship space at St. Mark’s. During this COVID-19 period all in-person worship and prayer opportunities will be managed with a reservation system so that we know who is coming and have assigned seating prior to arrival when possible. All who are participating will be asked to wear a face covering, to observe social distancing guidelines, and to make sure that they are signed-in and that we have proper information. We ask that socializing on church grounds be done in the safest way possible with masks and proper distancing so that we can endeavor to keep our congregation safe and healthy.

To register for Wednesday Prayer and Meditation on July 29 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., please sign-up on our Reservation System .
Regina Hurley's Ordination Invitation
With great joy, we announce that 
Regina Hurley will be Ordained to the Sacred Order of Priests
in the Episcopal Church,
on Saturday, July 25, at 4:30 p.m.

This event will be held at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Rio Rancho, and will be livestreamed on Facebook Live at the Diocese of the Rio Grande's page .
All are welcome and invited to attend this ordination online.

While it is preferred that all attend via Facebook Live , if you do not have access to Facebook, you may use Zoom.
Please take care to ensure that you are muted at all times.
Here is the Zoom information:
Join Zoom Meeting here , Meeting ID: 875 6982 0963

Gifts toward an Ordination Gift for Regina may be directed to St. Mark’s with
" Ordination Gift" in Memo field (on your physical check),
Visit with St. Mark's Icons
This week, we are beginning a series of short, weekly, virtual "visits" with the Icons and Iconographers at St. Mark's. We hope that people of all ages will enjoy these video visits with our precious icons and the people who help create them. 

This week, St. Mark's Iconographer, Pat Catlett, introduces us to the Icon of the Archangel Raphael--the Angel of Healing, so needed in this time of anxiety and illness.   Enjoy the 10 minute video visit with the Icon of Archangel Raphael here. 
Learn to Sing & Sign for this Sunday's Worship
During our online worship on Sunday, July 26th, we will be singing a new song for the Sequence Hymn (the song that we sing to prepare for the Gospel): "Neither Death Nor Life" by Marty Haugen. St. Mark's Member Lin Marksbury (iconographer by night, ASL interpreter by day) helped us make  this short teaching video for those who might like to learn an ASL interpretation of the song in preparation for Sunday's worship
Gather "Juntos" on Zoom
In February we launched a new, experimental, worshipping small group at St. Mark's, called "Juntos" ("Together"). We were only able to gather "Juntos" twice before the pandemic made in-person gatherings impossible. While it isn't anyone's first choice, we are grateful that we can continue to sing, pray, move, listen, and be together online.  

You are invited to join Musician David Poole and Mother Sylvia this Sunday, July 26th, at 8:00 p.m. as we gather "Juntos" on Zoom.

We'll share our lows, then sing/move/pray.
We'll share our highs, then sing/move/pray.
We'll read the scriptures, then discuss/sing/move/pray. 
We'll offer prayers for one another and our world, then sing/move/pray.  

INVITATION TO JOIN ZOOM  (Note, we'll just be finishing up Youth Group in this Zoom Room on Sunday at 8PM, so don't be astonished if there are others in the room when you arrive!)

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 880 4791 8281
Find your local number:   
Virtual Classes/Meetings/Worship
Saturday, July 25
4:30 p.m. Regina Hurley's Ordination to the Sacred Order of Priests in the Episcopal Church
Sunday, July 26
9:30 a.m. St. Mark's Sunday Eucharist & Coffee Hour
10:30 a.m. Coffee Hour
7:00 p.m. Sunday Evening Youth Group (grades 4-12)
8:00 p.m. Juntos
Monday, July 27
12:00 p.m. - Pause & Pray
Tuesday, July 28
10:00 a.m. - Anglican Rosary
12:00 p.m. - Pause & Pray
Wednesday, July 29
9:00 a.m. - Children's Chapel
12:00 p.m. - Pause & Pray
Thursday, July 30
11:00 a.m. - Midweek Chapel Eucharist & Check In
12:00 p.m. - Pause & Pray
Friday, July 31
12:00 p.m. - Pause & Pray
Coming Up: LGBTQ+ Evening Prayer
Sunday, August 9, 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 and see how everyone is doing. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 850 8021 8773
Passcode: evening
This liturgy of Evening Prayer will also be streamed to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Facebook Live .
Another Offering of Anti-Racist Primer Training
Allies for Change have scheduled the next round of Anti-Racist Primer training for white folks (or anyone who may want to attend).
(Sep 14, 16, 21, 23. 7-9 PM Eastern, 5-7 PM Mountain).

For those that missed the first set of trainings, please consider signing up for this round. You need to register here .
Watch Last Sunday's Offertory Song: "Weave Us Together"
Each week, different members of St. Mark's contribute their talents to create a video for our Offertory Song. In case you missed it, or simply want to enjoy it again, here is the  link to the view the offertory song from last Sunday's Worship: Weave us Together
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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