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Morning Prayer for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 10) July 12, 2020

The bulletin for this week’s Sunday Service is available here and under the Worship menu. The service will be live-streamed via Zoom beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday July 12, 2020. To join in the Zoom service, please e-mail The Reverend Nancy L. Threadgill at revnancy-stmarks@atlanticbbn.net in advance of the service to obtain the meeting ID and password. Sign-in will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Morning Prayer for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 9) July 5, 2020

The bulletin for this week’s Sunday Service is available here and under the Worship menu. The service will be live-streamed via Zoom beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday July 5, 2020. To join in the Zoom service, please e-mail The Reverend Nancy L. Threadgill at revnancy-stmarks@atlanticbbn.net in advance of the service to obtain the meeting ID and password. Sign-in will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Morning Prayer for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 8) June 28, 2020

The bulletin for this week’s Sunday Service is available here and under the Worship menu. The service will be live-streamed via Zoom beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday June 21, 2020. To join in the Zoom service, please e-mail The Reverend Nancy L. Threadgill at revnancy-stmarks@atlanticbbn.net in advance of the service to obtain the meeting ID and password. Sign-in will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Morning Prayer for the Third Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 7) June 21, 2020

The bulletin for this week’s Sunday Service is available here and under the Worship menu. The service will be live-streamed via Zoom beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday June 21, 2020. To join in the Zoom service, please e-mail The Reverend Nancy L. Threadgill at revnancy-stmarks@atlanticbbn.net in advance of the service to obtain the meeting ID and password. Sign-in will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Morning Prayer for the Second Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 6) June 14, 2020

The bulletin for this week’s Sunday Service is available here and under the Worship menu. The service will be live-streamed via Zoom beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday June 14, 2020. To join in the Zoom service, please e-mail The Reverend Nancy L. Threadgill at revnancy-stmarks@atlanticbbn.net in advance of the service to obtain the meeting ID and password. Sign-in will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.

St. Mark’s Main Altar

Morning Prayer for the First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday June 7, 2020

The bulletin for this week’s Sunday Service is available here and under the Worship menu. The service will be live-streamed via Zoom beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday June 7, 2020. To join in the Zoom service, please e-mail The Reverend Nancy L. Threadgill at revnancy-stmarks@atlanticbbn.net in advance of the service to obtain the meeting ID and password. Sign-in will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Lady Chapel Altar

Day of Pentecost (Whitsunday) Morning Prayer May 31, 2020 Bulletin and Zoom Service

The bulletin for this week’s Sunday Service is available here and under the Worship menu. The service will be live-streamed via Zoom beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday May 24, 2020. To join in the Zoom service, please e-mail The Reverend Nancy L. Threadgill at revnancy-stmarks@atlanticbbn.net in advance of the service to obtain the meeting ID and password. Sign-in will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Main Altar of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Morning Prayer for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, May 24, 2020

The bulletin for this week’s Sunday Service is available here and under the Worship menu. The service will be live-streamed via Zoom beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday May 24, 2020. To join in the Zoom service, please e-mail The Reverend Nancy L. Threadgill at revnancy-stmarks@atlanticbbn.net in advance of the service to obtain the meeting ID and password. Sign-in will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.

May 14, 2020 Pastoral Letter from The Reverend Nancy L. Threadgill

May 14, 2020

Dear Members and Friends of St. Mark’s,

Alleluia! Christ is risen!  The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!

            It was so good to see some of you at the 10:00 am service last Sunday on Zoom.  We had a few glitches but as we continue to do this, we will improve.  I will be sending out the invitation for the service tomorrow with some instructions for you if you have not had the opportunity to be in a Zoom meeting yet.  Please join us.  You will have the opportunity to hear the organ, see the church and see faces you have not seen for a while.

            My understanding is that Cambria County will be moving to the yellow phase of the state guidelines tomorrow.  If you will remember from your driving classes in high school, yellow means to proceed with caution, not speed up to get through the intersection before the light turns red.  (Yes, I have seen this happen many times and may have even done it a time or two  myself.) The bishop and most of the clergy of the diocese expect to move cautiously and deliberately so that no one is exposed to the virus needlessly.  Many of us are in the most susceptible group although everyone is vulnerable.   The vestry and I will be putting together a plan for reopening but it will be weeks before it is implemented.  Please be patient.  It will happen.

            In the meantime, join us for Morning Prayer this Sunday.  Please keep Don and Lois Bender in your prayers.  A few weeks ago, Lois fell and broke her hip, had it repaired and returned to Arbutus.  Unfortunately, this has taken an extra toll on her health and she may transition to her next life soon. Don and her family are unable to be with her. We sent flowers from the church last week so she knows that we love her and are praying for her.

            I pray that you are all well and continuing to stay safe.

Love, In Christ,

Mother Nancy

May 7, 2020 Pastoral Letter from The Reverend Nancy L. Threadgill

May 7, 2020

Dear Members and Friends of St. Mark’s,

            Alleluia! Christ is risen!  The Lord is risen indeed!  Alleluia!

            As I write this today, the sun is out and it is a beautiful spring day.  The dogwood tree in front of the rectory is in full bloom, the birds are singing and the lilac bush I put in about three years ago is getting ready to bloom. (I’m trying to ignore the fact that it’s supposed to snow this weekend.)  It’s hard to believe that there is a dreaded virus still stalking us and that we need to continue being vigilant.

            Even though there is news that restrictions may soon be lifted, Bishop Dorsey and the clergy of the diocese are working diligently to put together guidelines that will allow us to return to church safely.  It looks like it will mean that I and the vestry will have to come up with a plan that fits the building and the people of St. Mark’s that will ensure safety for all involved. It will then have to be approved by the diocese before it can be implemented.  If any of you have some ideas on how to proceed, please let me or a vestry member know about them. And please be patient.

            This coming Sunday, we will attempt to broadcast the Morning Prayer service via Zoom. Those of you with computers or smart phones will get the information on how to join us later this week.  Those of you without such things can read your booklet and/or BCP at the same time (!0:00 AM) in the comfort of your home. I’m looking forward to see how this will go.  Please keep us in your prayers.

            I pray that you continue to be well and safe.  Keep washing your hands, wearing masks in public and continuing social distancing.  Jesus is with us.

Alleluia! Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed!  Alleluia!

Love,  In Christ,

Mother Nancy