The Messenger of St. Mark's | Epiphany | January 6, 2023

For your thought:


When they had heard the king, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy.

--Matthew 2:9-10



Study this Sunday's Readings.

Worship at St. Mark's


Worship on Sunday is both in person and virtually every week at 9:30 a.m. We continue our live stream on our Facebook & YouTube channels.

 

Also, we offer a Midweek Eucharist every Thursday at 11 a.m. that is both in person and though our live-steaming platforms.

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Important dates:

  • Sunday, January 8, 9:30 a.m. - Feast of the Epiphany
  • Sunday, January 8, 6 p.m., LGBTQ+ Eucharist & Potluck Dinner
  • Sunday, January 15, 9:30 a.m., Feast of the Baptism of our Lord
  • Monday, January 16, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Offices Closed
  • Sunday, January 29, 9:30 a.m., Annual Meeting

CDC Guidelines show that local COVID levels are low/green. Masks are optional indoors.

For a complete listing and schedule of our online / in-person offerings available, please click on the button below:

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SAINT MARK'S MISSION & OUTREACH

The Feast of the Epiphany

The Feast of the Epiphany (celebrated Sunday, January 8 at St. Mark's) honors the story - in the gospel of Matthew - of the three kings' visit to Jesus. They bestowed gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. 


The first day of the Epiphany season, also happens to be the first day of the Mardi Gras season, which precedes Lent. King Cake is a New Orleans tradition that dates back to the 1870s. The cake is colorful and typically has a plastic baby Jesus inside. The cake is shared by all, but the person who discovers the small plastic baby in one of the king cakes will become one of the Magi for the day, or wise ones, and be asked to offer a simple toast in the Parish Hall.


Also, there’ll be a scavenger hunt around the church to locate a doll baby Jesus.


Come to worship this Sunday, then enjoy the Feast of the Epiphany -- St. Mark's style. This joyous event will occur in the Parish Hall after the liturgy concludes. It is sure to be a time cherished by all, and all ages.


Related: Check out this article from the Episcopal News Service, For an Epiphany blessing, chalk the door with ‘holy graffiti’.

LGBTQ+ January Holy Eucharist & Potluck

The LGBTQ+ Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande will host Holy Eucharist on Sunday, January 8, at 6:00 pm (mountain time) at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 431 Richmond Pl NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106. We will meet in person for worship and follow the service with fellowship and a potluck dinner. You can also join us online.

 

Click here to join the liturgy on Zoom

Meeting ID: 896 7528 8781     Passcode: holy

 

Click here to join the liturgy on St. Mark's Facebook page


If you have any questions, please contact us at LGBTQdrg@gmail.com

Click here to download the flyer.

Prayerfully Consider Becoming a Vestry Member or Delegate to Convention

Three vestry positions open up each January at St. Mark's, as well as one delegate position.

 

Please prayerfully consider whether your time and talent could be best used in the guiding, collaborative spirit of our vestry or as our representative to the Diocese of the Rio Grande at Convention. Forms can be found here:

 

 

You may also find these in the church office upon request. Please return the form, with an electronic photo, to the office by January 20th.  

 

Also, all ministry Annual Report information needs to be submitted to Jennifer Lind via email by Friday, January 20th. Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 29th.

Young(ish)-Adult Meetup

What: Young(ish)-Adult Meetup

Who: Young(ish) Adults (Late Teens-Late 30's)

When: Sunday, January 15th 1PM

Where: Holmes Pizza Arcade (205 Silver Ave SW Suite G)



St. Mark's has the blessing of being an intergenerational faith community with members in each of the 10 decades of life. This gives each of us opportunities to connect both with people in similar phases of life AND to connect and learn from people in the generations that precede and follow us. These opportunities for friendship and mentoring relationships within and across age groups are invaluable to our spiritual life and growth. On Sunday, January 15th we invite all "Youngish Adults" (late teens-late 30's) to gather with Deacon David & Mother Sylvia to initiate and nurture friendships over pizza and pinball. We hope you'll join us!

St. Mark's Midweek Bible Study

The Gospel of Matthew (First Nations Version)

Thursdays, 12pm-1:15pm

Join us in person or on Zoom


Join us in person or via zoom for a Midday Bible Study on Thursdays at Noon (Mountain Time). Sessions typically last 75 minutes, concluding at 1:15 p.m.


In January we will begin reading the Gospel of Matthew (as translated in the First Nations Version.). We will read and discuss one chapter each week, beginning in January and continuing through early summer. No need to do any "homework", we'll read the chapter aloud together at the beginning of each session! All are welcome. Drop in anytime. 

GIVE TO ST. MARK'S

...By Mail (St. Mark's has a secure mailbox and is checked regularly):

431 Richmond Place NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106.

...By PayPal®.


Please consider checking the box that reads, "I’d like to add to my donation to help offset the cost of processing."

...Electronically through the Diocese of the Rio Grande Parish Donation site and check the box next to "Albuquerque-St. Mark's".


Just fill out the rest of the information and click the Next button at the bottom of the page. Please make sure fill out "special instructions or comment" to let us know how to apply your gift (e.g., pledge, congregational relief fund, etc.).

DIOCESE & BEYOND

DRG 2023 Lenten Vocations Course: God IS calling you! 

God IS calling you! 

The Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande: 2023 Lenten Vocations Course 

Wednesday evenings 

6:00-7:30PM (Mountain) 

3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29 on Zoom

Click here to view the flyer.


Here is the link to register: 2023 Lenten Vocations Retreat


Learn more about the annual Vocational Discernment & Development Process in the Diocese of the Rio Grande at https://dioceserg.org/vocations,

Week of Prayer (& Pilgrimage) for Christian Unity

"Do Good, Seek Justice"

January 18-25, 2023

Join Christians from a variety of traditions and denominations across the globe for a week of prayer and pilgrimage for Christian Unity.


The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is a response to Christ's prayer “that they all may be one" (John 17:21). 


It is an eight-day period of prayer in which all Christians are invited to participate. 

  • You can find devotional materials here (more to come):

 http://nmpilgrimage.org/2023-wppcu-resources.html

  • Register your intention to walk and pray here: 

http://nmpilgrimage.org/2023-wppcu-registration.html

  • Offer your prayer intentions here: 

http://nmpilgrimage.org/2023-wppcu-intentions.html

  • Download a flyer here: 

http://nmpilgrimage.org/2023-wppcu.html


All are welcome to join us for worship during our Thursday 11 a.m. midweek Holy Eucharists and our Sunday Holy Eucharists at 9:30 a.m. You may join us in person or on Facebook & YouTube.

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