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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Message from the Stewardship Team
Want to make a short video for St. Mark's? We are looking for anyone who would like to record a short (30 second-ish) video telling us why St. Marks is important to you. You can say it, sing it, dance it, play a sport with it, or do anything you feel called to do to express how you feel. Some questions to consider are:
  • Why is the community at St. Marks important to you?
  • How has it been a part of your life during the Coronavirus pandemic?
  • What’s the impact St. Marks has had on your life?
Is there something you think of fondly about your life at St. Marks?
You can record your video on your phone, TikTok, Zoom, or another platform you like.
Once it's recorded, please email it to Erin Cook at We will start playing them during Sunday worship in October. We are so looking forward to hearing from you all!
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.
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.
Parent's Group This Sunday at 7:30 PM
We'll be discussing Raising White Kids: Bring up Children in a Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey. (Introduction- Good Parents, Hard Conversations (p. 1-22). Click here to join the Zoom meeting, Meeting ID is 817 9198 0712, and the password is Meet. The link to a PDF of the reading here.
Lots going on at ABQ FaithWorks!
Wanna know the latest from ABQ FaithWorks Collaborative? Zoom into our quarterly update at from Noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30. Social Services Coordinator Valerie Griego will give us the latest information on the amazing number of people in need we've been able to help - even and especially during Covid when our churches have been limited in what we can do. She'll tell us about the latest congregations to join the collaborative. Hint: We're up to 11 now. And, she'll be joined by Jessica Corley, director of the Asylum Seeker's Council, which has joined with FaithWorks. Some of you might remember the city-wide initiative last spring to assist asylum seekers coming through Albuquerque. This is the same organization, still meeting the needs of 40-plus families (and growing) waiting in Albuquerque for asylum. Valerie also will tell us about our exciting new collaboration with the Pathways program through the University of New Mexico Health Center - and introduce our new Pathways Navigator. Plus, we'll discuss how rather than giving people a fish, we can help people learn to fish. Hope to see you there!
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. 
SMMS "Virtual Chapel Time" Page
Deacon David consistently reports that his time with St. Mark's kids on Sunday mornings on Zoom at 9AM is the best part of his week! In addition to joining Zoom Children's Chapel with Deacon David on Sunday mornings, I want to encourage you to take advantage of the videos on the "Chapel Time" page we've created for St. Mark's Montessori school. Since COVID precautions mean that we can't do "in person" chapel with the students this semester, we're pre-recording 16 video "lessons" for children and their families to enjoy whenever they'd like! Each lesson/session is 15-25 minutes long, and appropriate for all ages. Enjoy!!
Last Sunday's Offertory Song: Standing like a Tree
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, click here to view last Sunday's Offertory Song, featuring 5 year old soloist Jane Porter, 6 members of St. Mark’s singing a round via the Acapella app, and photos of St. Mark’s beautiful Tree of Life mosaic. 
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+.
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 Crucifixion
Join us for a short, virtual visit each week with the icons and iconographers at St. Mark's. This week, St. Mark's iconographer, Lyn Marksbury, introduces us to the Icon of the Crucifix, which invites us to a posture of patience and presence in the face of suffering . 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 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)

Monday, September 21
12:00 p.m. - Pause & Pray
Tuesday, September 22
10:00 a.m. - Anglican Rosary
12:00 p.m. - Pause & Pray
Wednesday, September 23
12:00 p.m. - Pause & Pray
6:00 p.m. - Prayer & Meditation in the Nave (**this in an in-person event**)
Thursday, September 24
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 25
12:00 p.m. - Pause & Pray
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431 Richmond Place NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

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