Each Sunday we are streaming our English service at 10:00 AM on our Facebook page. (You don't need a Facebook account to watch- just click the "Join online services" button on the right!) If you miss the service, you can always watch it later!
Today's Readings: Acts 1:6-14; Psalm 68:1-10, 33-36; 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11; John 17:1-11
Invest In Hope: As the disciples were watching, Jesus was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. Acts 1:9
He was gone! Now what? With no blueprint or plans, only the inspiration of the Advocate, the disciples set to work to bring to life the kingdom of peace and justice, of love and compassion, that their Master had preached. Let us set forth to do the same.
UPDATE——COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) CLOSURE: At the direction of the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona, St. Mark’s task force is busy working together to determine and ensure appropriate health and safety measures are followed to allow us to gradually return to in-person worship services. At this time, we have NOT determined a date of return but anticipate sometime in June. We will continue to provide services online on St. Mark’s Episcopal Church’s Facebook page. The Church office is closed to walk-in traffic at this time in order to limit exposure. In addition, clergy and staff will work remotely as much as possible. 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
May Tithing: Brothers and Sisters in Christ, this is a friendly reminder that even though you cannot sit in the pew at a service, enjoy a cup of coffee with your friends, break a smile as the kids play their musical instruments on the way to Children’s Chapel, or marvel at God’s Blessings in our place, 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
Hebrews 9-10: Even though we speak like this, dear friends, we are convinced of better things in your case—the things that have to do with salvation. God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.
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
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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 ONLINE SERVICES:
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)