The Messenger of St. Mark's | After Pentecost | September 11, 2020
St. Mark's Pastoral Emergency Phone Line: 505-800-2422.
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Join us for the "Blessing of the Wheels"
Sunday, September 13th, 11AM-Noon in the EAST Parking Lot of St. Mark's (off Richmond)

Swing by St. Mark's on your bike, scooter, skateboard, unicycle, tricycle, motorcycle, car or truck for a blessing of the wheels (and/or helmets, if applicable), immediately following our online Sunday service this Sunday, September 13th. Fr. Christopher & Mo. Sylvia will be in the EAST parking lot from 11:00 a.m. to noon to offer you (and your wheels/helmets) a blessing!  
Tree Removal/Falls at St. Mark's
Due to the intense wind we experienced in Albuquerque on Tuesday/Wednesday, St. Mark's had a tree down. We removed another tree near the Montessori School playground to ensure the safety of our preschoolers and teachers. Over the past two months, three large trees have needed to be removed, incurring a combined expense over $2,500. If you would like to help with this recent unexpected expense, we would welcome donations (in PayPal or on a paper check, please add "Tree Removal" in the memo field). To donate via PayPal, please click here.
Sunday Evening In-Person Eucharist
Last Sunday, we had a limited number of in-person, socially-distanced, masked parishioners who felt called to join us in a brief, yet sacred evening of Eucharistic liturgy in the Fish Garden (the grassy area outside the Stoney Chapel and Nave). This is an ideal way to start attending a safe, in-person liturgy again. If you'd like to attend this Sunday's evening Eucharist, please register, as space is limited. We will be blessed by your presence.

6:00 p.m. In-Person Holy Eucharist in the Fish Garden - please register here.
Inquirers' Class
Join us each week for a time of community building and faith-building discussion, usually centered around a brief article or reading on faith and the contemporary spiritual life. The brief reading assignments are normally emailed to class participants during the week prior to Sunday. Topics for each week’s discussion vary, sometimes come from within the group and are often quite lively. The class takes place via Zoom every Sunday from 12-1 p.m.

If you would like to attend Inquirers' Class, please sign-up here.
Summer of Conversation Comes to Coffee Hour in September 
During the month of September, we will be enjoying an experiment during Coffee Hour with our Summer of Conversation Team. Our goal is to listen for where God is at work in each other’s lives and to create a thick network of relationships that make St. Mark’s an unusual parish of connections. We invite any and all members of St. Mark’s to tune into coffee hour at 11 a.m. on Sundays -- via Zoom -- and enjoy the opportunity to have a conversation with someone you may or may not know in a breakout room. We’ll provide a guiding question or two and then let people’s interest and curiosity carry the rest of the conversation. We look forward to the conversation. 
How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
For the next several months, all are invited to read and discuss, How to be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi. All are welcome to join us on the 4th Monday of each month, from 7-8:30 p.m. for a time of prayerful processing and discussion. Our next meeting will be on Monday, September 28th on Zoom. We will be discussing the introduction and first two chapters of the bookJoin Zoom Meeting here, with Zoom Meeting ID: 856 2851 9737, or contact Sylvia+.
Last Sunday's Offertory Song: Now the Green Blade Riseth
Each week, different members of St. Mark's contribute their talents to create a video for our offertory song. Click here to view last Sunday's Offertory Song, featuring musicians Art Dougherty and Gayle Keenan offering a lively rendition of this favorite Easter Hymn, accompanied by images from Resurrection, a silk painting by Anne Gordon Fritz.   
Wanted: Servants of Worship for Sunday Services (Online)
If you would be interested in serving as a reader or providing vocal or instrumental music (prelude, postlude, psalm or offertory song) via Zoom for an upcoming Sunday service, please contact Sylvia+ (call/text 510-932-1315 or via email). All ages are welcome to serve as liturgical leaders at St. Mark's. 
Visit with a St. Mark's Icon: The Annunciation
Join us for a short, virtual visit each week with the icons and iconographers at St. Mark's. This week, St. Mark's iconographer, Pat Catlett, introduces us to the Icon of the Annunciation. Click here to enjoy a video visit.
Musical Co-conspirators Wanted!
Mother Sylvia is looking for musical co-conspirators of all ages to assist in creating offertory music for our online Sunday services, using an app for Apple product called, Acapella. This week's project is a simple (8-bar) round--we can send you the sheet music and an audio file so that you can learn the music in advance of recording. If you're interested in helping out this week -- or in the future -- please contact Mother Sylvia via email or by text 510-932-1315.  Novices welcome; we're all learning together! 
Sunday, September 13
8:30 a.m. First Breakfast Club
9:00 a.m. Children's Chapel
9:30 a.m. St. Mark's Sunday Worship & Holy Eucharist
10:30 a.m. Second Breakfast Club
11:00 a.m. Coffee Hour
12:00 p.m. - Inquirers' Class
6:00 p.m. In-Person Holy Eucharist in the Fish Garden (**this in an in-person event**)
7:00 p.m. Sunday Evening Youth Group (grades 4-12)

Monday, September 14
12:00 p.m. - Pause & Pray
Tuesday, September 15
10:00 a.m. - Anglican Rosary
12:00 p.m. - Pause & Pray
Wednesday, September 16
12:00 p.m. - Pause & Pray
6:00 p.m. - Prayer & Meditation in the Nave (**this in an in-person event**)
Thursday, September 17
11:00 a.m. - In-Person Holy Eucharist in the Fish Courtyard (**this in an in-person event**)
11:00 a.m. - Midweek Chapel Eucharist & Check In
12:00 p.m. - Pause & Pray
Friday, September 18
12:00 p.m. - Pause & Pray
Sunday, September 20
8:30 a.m. First Breakfast Club
9:00 a.m. Children's Chapel
9:30 a.m. St. Mark's Sunday Worship & Holy Eucharist
10:30 a.m. Second Breakfast Club
11:00 a.m. Coffee Hour
12:00 p.m. - Inquirers' Class
6:00 p.m. In-Person Holy Eucharist in the Fish Garden (**this in an in-person event**)
7:00 p.m. Sunday Evening Youth Group (grades 4-12)
7:30 p.m. Parents' Group on Zoom (1st and 3rd Sundays of each month)
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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LGBTQ+ Evening Prayer
There will be a service of Evening Prayer for the LGBTQ+ Community and our allies in the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. (mountain). 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.

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