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The Season after Pentecost, A.D.2022

10 AM worship on Zoom AND in person
(masks optional; social distancing appreciated)

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Meeting ID: 482 870 014

Let all be safe . . . and let all be welcome

Looking Ahead . . .
Christmas Eve Service
with St. Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal Church
425 University Blvd (near MLK)
at 5 PM

(parking in church lot, on street,
or across University on the UNM Campus
-- enter at University and Las Lomas Rd NE)


Read -- in the Announcement tab below -- about the exciting outreach ministry of the Diocese of the Rio Grande called Church Unbound


Founded in August 1995 as a Mission Church of the
Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande
serving Albuquerque's South Valley and the entire metro area.

Give electronically to Our Lady in the Valley!

2805 Don Felipe Rd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105

Sunday Liturgy at 10 AM  in person
and via Zoom

Meeting ID: 482 870 014

Prayer Support

We welcome  your prayer requests and believe it is our privilege to pray for whatever needs you, your family or your community have. Please send them to Your request will be prayed either silently or aloud on the Sunday following its receipt.


Common Cup 4.29.22 Bishop’s letter—discussion on return to common cup.

Just a quick reminder about the Church Unbound Outreach every Sunday, rain or shine!
A Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande

1:30pm to 2:00pm Pre-service fellowship
2:00pm to 2:30 Worship Service w/ Communion
* Set up begins at 1pm.

Location: Central and Chico/ Charleston and Chico (parking). (International District, by the former Caravan Dance Hall and the new public library). Look for signage and the blue tent.

 Church Unbound was developed to establish a Christian worship service without walls for those without and with shelter. We believe that to address spiritual needs on the streets of Albuquerque, we meet people where they are by engaging in mutual relationship building and practical hands-on ministry.

 Anyone who feels called to minister or participate in worship services with the unsheltered and displaced (for example, musicians, greeters, lay readers, prayer partners, preachers, etc. is welcome! Onsite training available.

Needs: Handwarmers, instant coffee and hot chocolate.
Handwarmers are a great way to chase the chill away, and pictured above are the brands/packaging we are using for instant coffee and hot chocolate. We also made tea available but we didn’t have many tea drinkers last week.

You can purchase the handwarmers at Walmart or any outfitting/sports store. Sportsman’s Warehouse currently has them on sale—(.72 cents per individual packet). They can be bought individually ($1.00) or in a package ($6.99) and we would like to give more of them out during the fall/winter months.

We have 5 brand new thermoses (for a total of 8) in which we bring hot water. We’ve also purchased a camp stove and a water tank, giving us the ability to boil additional water should we need it.

Again, if you have cold weather items (clean/gently used coats, blankets, scarfs, gloves) to share/donate, please bring them with you. Thank you in advance for those led to contribute!


What are spiritual practices?

Spiritual practices are means by which individuals and communities can very literally “practice” their faith. They are tools by which Christians seek to know God, be in the presence of God, yield to the Holy Spirit’s sanctifying power, and surrender to the Divine Will in their lives.

Personal and Communal Examples to Consider:

Meditation   Prayer   Fasting   Study   Pilgrimage   Retreats

Solitude   Stewardship/Tithing/Sacrifice   Confession   Testimony

Keeping Sabbath   Worship    Service   Diversity   Justice   Celebration   Communal Discernment   Hospitality   Journaling

Alternative Lord’s Prayer: Eternal Spirit, Earth-maker, Pain bearer, Life-giver, Source of all that is and that shall be. Father and Mother of us all. Loving God, in whom is heaven: The  hallowing of your name echo through the universe! The way of your justice be followed by the peoples of the world! Your heavenly will be done by all created beings! Your commonwealth of peace and freedom sustain our hope and come on earth. With the bread we need for today, feed us. In the hurts we absorb from one another, forgive us. From trials too great to endure, spare us. From the grip of all that is evil, free us. For you reign in the glory of the power that is love, now and forever. Amen.

+You can now give electronically to OLV through the Diocese of the Rio Grande new on-line giving vendor.  Just go to, choose OLV from the menu, and you are on your way!  The Diocese will cut a check each month to OLV for the donations received.

Outreach Opportunities

Project Lunchbag Sundays: We bless and handout lunch sacks filled with water, a canned protein, a dessert, and another useful personal item.

EVERYONE has a place at this table