The Messenger of St. Mark's | After Pentecost | September 25, 2020
St. Mark's Pastoral Emergency Phone Line: 505-800-2422.
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St. Mark's Mission & Outreach
St. Mark's Planned Giving Update
Saint Mark's Vestry and Clergy want to acknowledge and express our thanks to Ed Lazar for his faithful stewardship through a generous bequest he left Saint Mark's in his Last Will and Testament. Ed‘s gift of $15,000 has provided the Vestry the opportunity to bring our Capital Reserve Fund to our target of $25,000. The remainder of Ed‘s bequest has been added to our Capital Fund we maintain to address required capital needs as they arise. We thank Ed for his kind Planned Gift to Saint Mark’s.

Ed Lazar’s planned gift is a good reminder about the importance of making sure your own estate planning is in order and up-to-date. On behalf of the Vestry and Planning Giving ministry of St. Mark’s we hope that you will remember St. Mark’s in your planned giving. If you need assistance or have questions regarding a planned gift, please don’t hesitate to call the church office at 505-262-2484.
Blessing of the Pets - Feast of St. Francis
Sunday, October 4th
(Links to Zoom and Registration at:
Please join us for our annual Blessing of the Pets on Sunday, October 4th.

9:30AM Virtual Pet Blessings during Zoom Church
A terrific option for cats, birds, and other pets who are more comfortable receiving their blessing at home...Join us for our Sunday Morning Worship via Zoom...we will "spotlight" and bless all pets at the end of the service (around 10:25PM)

3PM Short Pet Blessing Service "In Person" in the Fish Garden (No Registration Required)
A good option for pets who will enjoy a short outdoor excursion to the church to visit with clergy and other pets. A 15-minute service followed by blessings. 

4PM Holy Eucharist in the Fish Garden with Pet Blessings (Registration Required - Please register here)
A good option for pets who are patient enough to enjoy participating in a 45-minute outdoor service with other people and pets. 

5PM Holy Eucharist in the Fish Garden with Pet Blessings (Registration Required - Please register here)
A good option for pets who are patient enough to enjoy participating in a 45-minute outdoor service with other people and pets. 
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 (approx. 30 seconds) 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 via email. We will use them in our upcoming stewardship campaign. We look forward to hearing from you!
Last Sunday's Offertory Song: Qaadisha
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 Donnel Miller-Mutia chanting an ancient prayer in Aramaic.
Visit with a St. Mark's Icon: The Transfiguration
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 Transfiguration. Click here to enjoy a video visit.
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+.
Funeral for Beverly Rector
There will be a funeral for Beverly Rector on Wednesday, September 30th at 2:00 p.m.

It may be viewed on Facebook Live or via Zoom. If joining via Zoom, you are encouraged to leave comments in the chat feature that will be saved for the family.

Links to join the funeral at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30th:
Learn More about ABQ FaithWorks at their Quarterly Update
There will be a Quarterly Update from noon-1:30 p.m. on 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-19 when our churches have been limited in what we can do. For all of the exciting quarterly updates, join us via Zoom at 12:00 p.m. on 9/30.
Sunday, September 27
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
11:00 a.m. Summer of Conversation
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 28
12:00 p.m. - Pause & Pray
7:00 p.m. - Group: How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi (4th Monday of Each Month)
Tuesday, September 29
10:00 a.m. - Anglican Rosary
12:00 p.m. - Pause & Pray
Wednesday, September 30
12:00 p.m. - Pause & Pray
2:00 p.m. - Funeral for Beverly Rector
6:00 p.m. - Prayer & Meditation in the Nave (**this in an in-person event**)

Thursday, October 1
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, October 2
12:00 p.m. - Pause & Pray
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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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 of the Rio Grande Update on Bishop's Ridge & the Bosque Center
Watch Bishop Michael Hunn's update on the Bishop's Ridge & Bosque Center. Click here to watch.

Email submissions should be sent (via email) to the Communications Coordinator by 5:00 p.m. each Thursday for inclusion on Friday e-news. Please see submission guidelines here.
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