Invest In Hope: (The angel Gabriel said), “for nothing will be impossible with God.” And Mary answered, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” Luke 1:37-38.
The mother of Jesus is held up to us as the example of a faithful servant who put her life totally into God’s hand. This can be a difficult choice, for we often have no idea what God’s plan for us will be. We do however have the promise of Mary’s son that God is a loving parent, the one who will always be with us and carry us into God’s kingdom.
UPDATE—COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS): MESSAGE FROM FR GERARDO: My dear brothers and sisters, we are now holding in-person worship services for Wednesdays and Sundays, up to 50 people indoors. Masks and social distancing will be required. Parishioners are encouraged to bring their own copies of a BCP, bible and/or hymnal, if desired, however, the powerpoint will be available and have everything you need on the screen. We will continue to provide online Wednesday and Sunday services through live streaming for those who cannot attend in person. This announcement also serves to invite everyone to come to church through a reservation by contacting the office. That being said, because we have to allow for staff and clergy, we can allow up to 45 people, on a first come, first serve basis in. It is important to note that there still can be no coffee hour or shared meals or events involving food. For Pastoral Emergencies, please call Fr. Gerardo Brambila at 602-405- 4588. If you have additional questions, you may also call Parish Administrator, Gloria McManus at 480- 560-9505
Annual Giving Campaign: It's not too late to make your 2021 pledge. You can return your pledge cards in the mail, or submit your 2021 giving pledge online right here!
December Tithing: St. Mark’s is still present and desperately needs your support. If you normally bring an envelope with a check to church, you can instead mail that envelope to the church office, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 322 N Horne St, Mesa, AZ 85203. If you usually give loose cash to the church, you can instead write a check and mail, or you can donate via the PayPal button on the right or here through FaithStreet - on the "Choose a Fund" drop down menus, scroll to choose "St. Mark's, Mesa". You can also do online payments through your bank, through the Bill Pay option. You could even set up a recurring payment through your bank if you wish, so you will not forget. God Bless and Stay Safe, Dianne Nunez, Stewardship/Finance Chair
Invest in Hope Matching Capital Campaign: We have a family in our parish that is willing to move their bequest forward from their deaths into 2020, where it will be sorely needed. But they would also like to have other parishioners participate. So they invite and challenge us to give to the campaign, and they will match our donations dollar for dollar, up to $50,000 on their part. Write "Match" in the memo line of your check to identify your contribution or if giving cash, place in an envelope and write your name and “match” on the front. You can mail your donations or pledges to St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 322 N. Horne St., Mesa, AZ 85203, or using either PayPal or through the Diocese of Arizona using FaithStreet. PayPal sends your donation directly to St. Mark's. For FaithStreet, please select "St. Mark's Mesa" from the drop down menu under "select a fund."
Upcoming Ministry Meetings: NONE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Mark Your Calendars:
Our Food Pantry will continue to operate by outside, drive-through food distributions on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month until further notice.
CURRENT SERVICES: You can join us for services live at the following times, or watch the recording any time at your convenience:
Full announcements and prayer list (pdf)
We appreciate your secure online donation to St. Mark's, using either PayPal or through the Diocese of Arizona using FaithStreet. PayPal sends your donation directly to St. Mark's. For FaithStreet, please select "St. Mark's Mesa" from the drop down menu under "select a fund."
September-October 2018 (pdf)