The Messenger of St. Mark's | After Pentecost | July 31, 2020
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Summer of Conversation Virtual Training #2
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Thursday, August, 13, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

One of the core values of St. Mark’s is to be a deeply relational church. One of the ways we make this possible in the life of the community of St. Mark’s is to become more intentional about building relationships and listening more deeply to one another. To this end, we have begun  A Summer of Conversation at St. Mark’s.  The concept is simple: Encourage conversations among our members that help people get to know one another, talk about why St. Marks’ is important to them and to get a sense for where they sense God at work in them and the congregation.

In this time of Covid-19 our training will be a bit different and our methods of having conversations may change a bit as well but we want to stay connected, develop deep relationships and discover together where God is at work in our faith community through listening to one another. Whether you have previously been trained, have not been trained but want to be part of this summer effort, or are just curious you are welcome to the training and preparation for this  Summer of Conversation .

This training is open to all. Please sign up here to attend the training .
St. Mark's Montessori School is Now Enrolling!
Call 505-582-3898, visit the website or email the school for more information.
Wednesday In-Person Prayer and Mediation Hour w/ 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, August 5, 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 endeavour to keep our congregation safe and healthy.

To register for Wednesday Prayer and Meditation on August 5 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., please sign-up using our Reservation System .
Book Group: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Book Group at St. Mark's: Deacon David will be leading a book group on the novel The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry , by Rachel Joyce. We will meet via Zoom for three weeks - Wednesdays August 12, 19, and 26. It is our plan to have two sessions each day - one at 11:00 a.m. and another at 7:00 p.m. They will be the same session; you need attend only one on each day. St. Mark's will have about 12 copies of the book available next week at the lending table (outside our western entrance doors) or you may get a head start with your own copy. There are used books available online and it is available via Kindle and other e-book apps. We will explore the concepts of pilgrimage, forgiveness, and redemption. As you read, also pay attention to the people Harold meets on his journey.  Please sign up so we can prepare for the number of people interested.
Visit with St. Mark's Icons - Saints Peter & Paul
Join us for a short, virtual visit each week with the icons and iconographers at St. Mark's.  This week, St. Mark's iconographer Lin Marksbury introduces us to the Icon of Saint Peter and Paul: an icon of forgiveness, reconciliation, and unity even in the midst of differences. The Icon of Peter and Paul is a call to unity in every time of division.   Enjoy this 9 minute video visit with the Icon of Saints Peter and Paul.
St. Mark's Parents' Group
1st & 3rd Sundays, 8:30PM on Zoom; August 2 & 16
Parents/Caregivers (with children of all ages) are welcome to participate in St. Mark's Parents' Group. We meet the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month at 8:30 p.m. on Zoom. "First Sundays" offer a chance for more informal sharing, discussion, and mutual support. "Third Sundays" include a short check-in, followed by a more focused discussion of a topic or reading of interest to the group. Our "topical" meeting on August 16th will include discussion Chapter 4 of  Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? A Psychologist Explains the Development of Racial Identity , by Beverly Daniel Tatum.
Last Sunday's Offertory Song: "This LIttle Light of Mine"
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, featuring the voices of St. Mark's children, youth, and families from last Sunday's Worship: "This LIttle Light of Mine."
Regina Hurley is Ordained into the Sacred Order of Priests
We rejoice in sharing the news that the Rev. Regina Hurley was ordained to the Sacred Order of Priests in the Episcopal Church on Saturday, July 25th.



Gifts toward an Ordination Gift for Regina may be directed to St. Mark’s with  Ordination Gift in Memo field  (on your physical check),
August Birthday Blessings
This Sunday, August 2, anyone celebrating a birthday during the month of August will be given a special blessing during our Sunday liturgy.
All Classes/Meetings/Worship
Sunday, August 2
9:30 a.m. St. Mark's Sunday Eucharist and Birthday Blessings, Coffee Hour following
10:30 a.m. Coffee Hour
7:00 p.m. Sunday Evening Youth Group (grades 4-12)
8:30 p.m. Parents' Group (1st & 3rd Sundays)
Monday, August 3
12:00 p.m. - Pause & Pray
Tuesday, August 4
10:00 a.m. - Anglican Rosary
12:00 p.m. - Pause & Pray
Wednesday, August 5
9:00 a.m. - Children's Chapel
12:00 p.m. - Pause & Pray
6:00 p.m. - Prayer & Meditation (**This is in-person and inside the Nave**)

Thursday, August 6
11:00 a.m. - Midweek Chapel Eucharist & Check In
12:00 p.m. - Pause & Pray
Friday, August 7
12:00 p.m. - Pause & Pray

Coming up:
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.

Meeting ID: 850 8021 8773
Passcode: evening
 
This liturgy of Evening Prayer will also be streamed to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Facebook Live .
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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