4/1/2020

Dear Friends,

Our prayer is that you are well and that you have all that you need during this time of uncertainty.

 

So much has happened during these past two weeks, and we are looking at another four weeks of “safer at home” practices and social distancing.  These are uncharted waters and many of us are challenged with the reality of unemployment and under employment. Please contact the church office if you need help, material or spiritual or both.

 

Our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Diocesan Bishop John H. Taylor, Suffragan Bishop Diane Bruce and Canon to the Ordinary, Melissa McCarthy have asked us to extend the timeline for returning to worship in the church building until it is safe to do so. We are all safer at home right now.  

You can continue to watch Bishop John Taylor lead morning prayer every Sunday live on the Diocese’s Facebook page here at 10:00 am. 

We are also livestreaming a Spanish service every Sunday on Facebook (here) at 11:30 am

 

You can join us on Facebook (here) Monday – Saturday for Morning Prayer at 9:00 am.

 

We will continue to hold our Spanish Healing Prayer Service on Facebook (here) every Wednesday morning at 11:30 am.

 

Please join us for a healing prayer service in English on Facebook (here) on Wednesday afternoons at 4:00 pm

St. Mark’s remains open Monday-Friday 10:00am – 2:00 pm for personal devotions and pastoral needs.

God of Love, as we confront the novel coronavirus all around this world, we ask your blessing upon the work of  our minds, our hands, and our hearts -- to keep our minds on those who suffer rather than on our own needs to shelter, to keep our hands working to help rather than to grab more supplies, to open our hearts to more than just our own families and friends. We know that You are never the source of any suffering in this beautiful world which you have given into our care as the stewards of creation, but rather you are always in the response to suffering, blessing us with the grace to take care of each other in your name and on your behalf. Thank you, Loving God, for all the blessings you give.

Amen

(Prayer by Fr. Gary Bradley)

   Blessings,

   Rev. Robin

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3/13/2020

"The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath"

(Mark 2:27)

 

Dear Friends,

Our prayer is that you are well and have all that you need during this time of uncertainty during this COVID 19 pandemic.

To help reduce the risk of our exposure, we are cancelling all services and other gatherings at the church for the next two weeks (3/14 to 3/28). 

You can log on to watch our Diocesan Bishop, John H. Taylor's live stream of Morning Prayer, Sundays at 10:00 AM (Click here to join the service). The Book of Common Prayer may be downloaded here.

The 12-Step Groups will continue to meet at the church as they individually choose.

The Church will be open Monday - Friday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM for personal devotions and pastoral needs. 

Please feel free to call the church office if you have any questions or concerns.

Let us continue to pray for one another and for the whole human family that is suffering as a result of the pandemic, especially those who are ill, vulnerable or who are now unemployed or underemployed at this time. 

Blessings,

Rev. Robin

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