February 10, 2013

Good morning and welcome to St. Mary’s

Lent at Mary’s, this year as in the recent past years St. Mary’s is encouraged to attend all or some of the Wednesday evening prayer services being offered by various churches here in Harlem. See the schedule below. Usually a light supper is served after the service  Manhattan North Inter Parish Council 2013 Service Schedule Wednesdays in Lent at 7:pm  

DATE                                                LOCATION                                ADDRESS

February 20, 2013                   St. Martin’s Church                  230 Lenox Avenue

February 27, 2013                   St. Andrew’s Church               2067 Fifth Avenue

March 6, 2012                         Church of the Intercession       550 West 155th Street

March 13, 2013                                   St. Philip’s Church                   204 West 134th Street

March 20, 2013                                   St. Luke’s Church                    435 West 141st Street

St. Mary’s Wednesday services February 13. Lent begins with Ash Wednesday The Liturgy and Imposition of Ashes will take place at 7.30am, 12 noon and 6.30pm (with hymns). We are encouraged to keep a Holy Lent. Please join us in worship on Ash Wednesday.

Available on Ash Wednesday will be Lenten meditation booklets produced by Episcopal Relief and Development. They are free for your use during Lent. Please take a copy.

A monthly Bible Study will begin during Lent beginning Feb. 26, starting with dinner at 7.00pm at the home of Fr. Tom Pellaton at 2186 Fifth Ave. Apt. 7D (off of 135th St.) The actual study will begin at 7.45pm. Once again Fr. Tom will make the main course and salad and those of you who attend can bring soft drinks and dessert. Also bring your own Bible if you can. We will begin a thorough study of the Gospel of Mark and continue the class monthly till we accomplish the full reading of the Gospel. The second session will take place March 19th.

February is Black History Month. As is the tradition here at St. Mary’s the last Sunday of the month, February 24, is a time when we share some poetic composition that tells us about the Back experience. If you would like to read that day please sign up on the sheet on the table in the back of the church.

We are once again asking for those of you who may be called to be a Sunday Saint and help out as an usher or a Lay Eucharistic Minister/Acolyte. Please see Fr. Tom if you are interested.

Stewardship and your pledge - As a community, we share in many ways. We give God and each other prayer, time, togetherness, talents and tithing. Turning in a pledge card is a demonstration of your commitment, and helps with planning for 2013. We thank you if you have already pledged. If you have not pledged, please prayerfully consider your pledge to St. Mary’s for 2013, and turn in pledge card today.

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