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!). You can also watch the service on YouTube!
Invest In Hope: But Jesus turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; for you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things." Matthew 16:23
What a turnaround for Peter! Last week acclaimed by Jesus, this week called Satan. It reminds us that we won’t always get it right, won’t always avoid a nasty stumble. Like Peter, we too can recover and become a great follower of Jesus.
Diocesan Service-September 6, 2020: Bishop Reddall is providing another online, bilingual diocesan service on Sunday, September 6 in order to give clergy around the diocese an opportunity to have a sabbath day. It will be available on the diocesan YouTube page on Sunday, September 6 at 9:00 a.m. A diocesan coffee hour with Bishop Reddall will follow via Zoom at 10:00 a.m. A Zoom account is not required to join the coffee hour, but the Zoom application will need to be downloaded onto your computer. Check your email or contact Gloria McManus to get the passcode for the coffee hour.
UPDATE: COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) CLOSURE: As previously promised, the St. Mark's Task Force has been working diligently for the past few months to compose appropriate guidelines for returning to in -person worship, assuring that we are in compliance with CDC, federal, state, local and Diocesan requirements. The plan for re-opening for St Mark's has been approved by our bishop. Please read Fr. Brambila's August 23 Pastoral Letter, and view Bishop Reddal's COVID Phase II updates.
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.
August 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
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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:
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)