Good morning and welcome to St. Mary’s Church
December 23, Advent IV at our 10am service of lessons and carols, 8am service as usual.
December 24, Christmas Eve at 7pm, Festival Service with Carols and special music,
December 30, Christmas I at 10am Eucharist with a Kwanza celebration.
IN THE BEGINNING, Fr. Tom will be hosting a three part Advent Bible study at his home, 2186 Fifth Ave. (135th St.), Apt#7D. On three Wednesday nights in Advent. The evening will begin at 7:30PM with supper (please bring soft drinks, and desserts. Main course, salad and wine all supplied by Fr. Tom) and at 8:15pm we will begin a study of the three Gospels which deal with the Incarnation, -The birth of Jesus. Please let Fr. Tom know if you are interested in attending one or all three of these meetings! December19, The Gospel of John Chapter 1
Miriam, Mark, and Marx Please join Mr. Jim White on December 20, at 6:pm for a discussion on scripture and Social Action, all are welcome.
Spirit and Strife Peer Trauma Support Group. If you are a trauma survivor, please join St. Mary’s in a new ministry to co-create a safe, loving, faith-inspired space in which to develop strategies for resilience and recovery. Meeting date is Wednesday December 12, and every other Wednesday after that. See Lysander Puccio for more information.
Economic times, especially since hurricane Sandy, have become very challenging for many here at St Mary’s. If you have the means to contribute to the clergy Discretionary account, which helps these in needs, please consider making a contribution. Thank You. Father Tom.
Bulletin announcements: If you need an announcement listed in the bulletin for the next Sunday, email Ms. Gwen by 5: pm at firstname.lastname@example.org Wednesdays only.
Father Tom’s days off are Monday and Tuesday, he is available those days by phone in cases of emergencies at 1-646-692-8355… Thank you for your co-operation!