We are currently working to update our web site. Those of you who visit our website frequently can see that we have already made some changes in its look.
Over the next few weeks we will make some additional changes to the look of the web site. We are also working on making some significant changes to the content. Some of our existing but less relevant pages will be replaced by newer pages that we think will tell you more about who we are.
We do not expect the website to be off-line for any time but sometimes unexpected things do happen. Please bear with us as we undergo these changes.
An online check-in with our members hosted by the Rector and Sr. Warden
BYO coffee and pastries
November 22, 2020, at 1 p.m.
Join us as we check-in with each other about life in this COVID reality and learn of ways that we can still support each other during the holidays and increased infection rates across the country. We will also do some sharing concerning upcoming plans and activities that will feed us spiritually during this difficult time.
The All Saints and All Souls Eucharist service has been moved to the gallery (concourse).
As a repeat of last Sunday, cool temperatures, dampness and approaching rain will make it difficult to hold an outside service. Today’s All Saints/All Souls Eucharist is relocated to the Concourse-Gallery. Although there is substantial ventilation and fresh air circulation in the gallery, we are still required to practice the 3 W’s: WASH your hands, WEAR a mask and WAIT 6 ft. apart.
You may also listen to an online version of this service at your convenience. The links are in the top item in the column to the left of this announcement.
Please be aware of the actions taken by the Bishops of the Diocese of North Carolina to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
IT HAS BEEN DECIDED that for a period of at least two weeks starting this weekend, including the next two Sundays, we are directing all of our churches to suspend all in-person worship. The two-week minimum time span is significant as it matches the known incubation period for the virus following exposure. As we approach Sunday, March 29, we will evaluate the situation and determine whether it is recommended and advisable for public services to resume.
All non-worship gatherings are also to be cancelled, postponed or moved online.
Now we need YOU to join in to make a strong statement to the community that we are united and ready to partner with the people in power to create workable solutions for our 3 pressing issues: housing, education, and jobs. The total turnout goal for this event is 2,000 members from ONE Wake institutions. At presstime, fewer than 20 folks from St. Mark’s had registered. We can do better!
Please sign up by Oct 5 to avoid last-minute technical difficulties. Please have everyone in your household register separately, even if you’ll be using the same device to attend: www.onewake.org/launch
Even if you have already voted by absentee ballot, your time from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Oct 13 will be well spent:
You will have stood up in support of our 3 big issues.
You will hear ONE Wake’s specific social justice action agenda on affordable housing, education, and jobs, created after listening to over 3,300 Wake County residents (including members of St. Mark’s!)
Now 39 institutions strong and growing fast, ONE Wake is a community advocacy organization formed in conjunction with the Industrial Areas Foundation, which was founded in 1940 by Saul Alinsky, and is now the nation’s largest and longest-standing network of local faith and community-based power organizations. Durham CAN and Orange County Justice United are our sister organizations.
St. Mark’s is a proud member of ONE Wake!!! Find out how you can become more involved by contacting the ONE Wake Team: Jessie Maeck, Rhonda Reid Moody, Georgia McEwan, Anne Stokes and Fr. Tyrone
In conjunction with the Diocese of North Carolina’s diocesan-wide book-read, we will be spending time with two important books: Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman and Waking up White by Debby Irving. This event will take place in the Community Life Center, the meal begins at 6:30 PM and the Presentation at 7:30.
REI’s two-day Phase 1 training is designed to develop the capacity of participants to better understand racism in its institutional and structural forms. Moving away from a focus on personal bigotry and bias, this workshop presents a historical, cultural, and structural analysis of racism. With shared language and a clearer understanding of how institutions and systems are producing unjust and inequitable outcomes, participants should leave the training better equipped to begin to work for change. Friday and Saturday, Mar 20-21, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.