February 16, 2014

Good Morning and welcome to St. Mary’s Church! 

 Today Sunday, February 16, please give a worm welcome to our guest    preacher for Interfaith Power & Light National Preach-In on Climate                                                                         Change.                                                                                       Our guest preacher, Steve Knight, a Green Faith fellow and advocate for green divestment, has been working with Liz, including a site visit, to prepare for his Sunday with us. Steve has also offered to give an adult education forum after the service on proposals for divestment, but I am not sure whether we have accepted that invitation.

 Sunday February 23, is St. Mary’s Annual Poetry Sunday Readings, do you have a favorite poem you’d like to read let Radford Arindell know at rarrindell11@gmail.com. Put “Poetry Sunday” in the Subject line.  He’ll put you on the reading list for Feb 23, 10: am service,

Also, Feb 23, is our Vestry members Meeting, meeting start at 12: noon, all are welcome

SPANISH -GOTHIC MARDI GRAS. Food, cash bar, great dance band, entertainment, raffles. Masks Required (available at the door or bring your own!) Tickets will be available online, through fellow St. Mary’s members or at the door.  Great way to get rid of those winter blues! So Mark your calendars, tell your friends and get involved. We need lots of willing hands to make this another unforgettable evening for St. Mary’s. Please see Eva Green to see how you can help out After all this Winter Weather, a Party is just What You Need!!.                                                                                                       

The fundraising committee needs YOU!  Is there an event we’ve done over the last three or four years that you’d like to organize & make sure happens in 2014?  We will supply any info on how we’ve done it (including contacts, etc.) and a bunch of helpful volunteers, too.  but our organizers are pooped!  please come help us!!!

 Saturday Outreach & Ecclesia (1st & last Sunday of every month) we need vehicle support to bring food to East Harlem. Anyone with a driver’s license or a car, please help!                                                        

Do you LOVE to sing and praise the Lord God? Why not join St. Mary’s Choir!! Please pray on it… and then see Janet Dorman, our Choir Director. Rehearsals are Wednesdays 5-7 pm and Sundays before the service. The Worship Committee also welcomes input on hymn selection.

 

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February 2, 2014

Good Morning and welcome to St. Mary’s Church! 

 Today Sunday, February 2 at 9 am and 12 noon - Informational Congregational Meeting. Come and learn about what is happening at St. Mary’s! Bring your questions and comments. Find out how the Search for a New Rector is going and what to expect next!- Learn about the Rectory Renovation and the Robert D. Jones Memorial Shelter – Renovation on the Rectory has begun! Temperature forecast in the balmy upper 30s and lower 40s! ~Bring your questions and comments. All are Welcome!           You should get home in plenty of time for the Super- bowl. All are welcome!                          

 Absalom Jones Festival Eucharist Saturday, February 8, 10:30 a.m.  At the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Celebration of the life and work of the first African-American ordained as priest in the Episcopal Church. Those wishing to attend in a group from St. Mary’s, meet at OUR church at 9:00am to walk over together with our St. Mary’s banner!

Sunday, Feb. 9th:  Parish Hall Basement Opening! The Parish Hall basement office that used to house CUCS has had its floor rebuilt because after 100+ years, it was beginning to sink.  On Sunday during coffee hour, this space will be open to the congregation for viewing and inspection. This beautifully and newly renovated office space is now ready for a new tenant. Come see!

 VALENTINE’S DAY GIFTS FOR SALE!  need sweet nothings for your loved ones?  handmade valentine’s day gifts will be on sale at coffee hour on sunday, february 9th.  hand-printed cards, silk sachets, heart-embroidered felted bowls, fancy soaps, and some chocolatey treats, too!  a portion of the sale proceeds will benefit st. mary’s church.  SPREAD THE LOVE!                                                                               HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! 

 The Mardi Gras Masked Ball is March 1, 2014, Food, cash bar, great dance band, entertainment, raffles. Masks Required (available at the door or bring your own!) Tickets will be available online, through fellow St. Mary’s members or at the door.  Great way to get rid of those winter blues! So Mark your calendars, tell your friends and get involved. We need lots of willing hands to make this another unforgettable evening for St. Mary’s. Please see Lisa slocum to see how you can help out. 

 The fundraising committee needs YOU!  Is there an event we’ve done over the last three or four years that you’d like to organize & make sure happens in 2014?  We will supply any info on how we’ve done it (including contacts, etc.) and a bunch of helpful volunteers, too.  but our organizers are pooped!  please come help us!!!

St. Mary’s is participating in the Feinstein Challenge! In 2014, the Feinstein Foundation is giving $1 million to organizations that are fighting hunger. From March 1 to April 30, any donation that you give to help the hungry at St. Mary’s will help St. Mary’s raise additional money from the Feinstein Foundation. The Feinstein Foundation will distribute the $1 million proportionately among participating organizations according to how much money they raise for the Feinstein Challenge. How to help – from March 1 to April 30, when you give a donation to St. Mary’s for the Food Pantry, Saturday Outreach, Urban Garden, Ecclesia. Or Cropwalk, note on your envelope or the check the purpose of the donation and add “Feinstein Challenge”. In May, we will send our donation totals to the Feinstein Foundation. Any money that we receive from the Feinstein Foundation will go to our mission for the hungry. 

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January 26, 2014

Good Morning and welcome to St. Mary’s Church! 

Today, Sunday January 26 at 12 noon - Vestry Meeting. All are welcome to attend!

 Sunday, February 2 at 9 am and 12 noon - Informational Congregational Meeting. Come and learn about what is happening at St. Mary’s! Bring your questions and comments. All are welcome!

 Absalom Jones Festival Eucharist Saturday, February 8, 10:30 a.m.  At the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Celebration of the life and work of the first African-American ordained as priest in the Episcopal Church.

 The Mardi Gras Masked Ball is coming soon, Mark your calendars, tell your friends and get involved. We need lots of willing hands to make this another unforgettable evening for St. Mary’s. Please see Lisa slocum to see how you can help out

The fundraising committee needs YOU!  Is there an event we’ve done over the last three or four years that you’d like to organize & make sure happens in 2014?  We will supply any info on how we’ve done it (including contacts, etc.) and a bunch of helpful volunteers, too.  but our organizers are pooped!  please come help us!!!

Saturday Outreach & Ecclesia (1st & last Sunday of every month) we need vehicle support to bring food to East Harlem. Anyone with a driver’s license or a car, please help!                                                        

Do you LOVE to sing and praise the Lord God? Why not join St. Mary’s Choir!! Please pray on it… and then see Janet Dorman, our Choir Director. Rehearsals are Wednesdays 5-7 pm and Sundays before the service. The Worship Committee also welcomes input on hymn selection.

Please continue to bring any socks, hats, scarves and gloves you have to spare to share with our friends on the street.                                                                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                                                                                             

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February 19, 2014

Good Morning and welcome to St. Mary’s Church! 

 St Mary’s regrets to inform you of the demises of Ms. Samenthia Lee Manns, “Sam” a long time member who attended St. Mary’s Church during Rev. Neale Secor, tenure. Ms. Manns funeral service will be held on Tuesday January 21, viewing at 9:am and the service is at 11:30am.   

The fundraising committee needs YOU!  Is there an event we’ve done over the last three or four years that you’d like to organize & make sure happens in 2014?  We will supply any info on how we’ve done it (including contacts, etc.) and a bunch of helpful volunteers, too.  but our organizers are pooped!  please come help us!!!

 Saturday Outreach & Ecclesia (1st & last Sunday of every month) we need vehicle support to bring food to East Harlem. Anyone with a driver’s license or a car, please help!                                                        

The choir calls all those who like music to join us. Rehearsals are Wednesdays 5-7 pm and Sundays before the service. The Worship Committee also welcomes input on hymn selection.

Please continue to bring any socks, hats, scarves and gloves you have to spare to share with our friends on the street!

 

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January 12, 2014

Good Morning and welcome to St. Mary’s Church!

 Today we welcome the members of our Indaba partner teams: The Rev Judy Ferguson, Carla Burns, Sean McCue, and Jessica Reed  from Holy Innocents Church, Highland Falls; the Rev Mary Grambsch, Jo Ann Brimmer, Cynthia Caracta Cain, and Mary Ford-Sussman from Zion Episcopal Church, Dobbs Ferry; and the Rev.Stephen Holton, Facilitator.

 Saturday Outreach & Ecclesia (1st & last Sunday of every month) we need vehicle support to bring food to East Harlem. Anyone with a driver’s license or a car, please help!                                                                                                                                                                  The choir calls all those who like music to join us. Rehearsals are Wednesdays 5-7 pm and Sundays before the service. The Worship Committee also welcomes input on hymn selection.

Please continue to bring any socks, hats, scarves and gloves you have to spare to share with our friends on the street!

 

 

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January 5, 2014

Happy New Year and welcome to St. Mary’s Church!

 Thanks to all who came to our Three Kings Day Celebration. It was a great day.

 Welcome our indaba partners!!  Next weekend, January 11th & 12th St. Mary’s will be hosting the indaba teams from holy innocents church in highland falls & Zion church in dobbs ferry.  Please take a moment to meet them — at Saturday outreach at noon, at a potluck dinner on Saturday at 7pm and/or at a special 10amchurch service on Sunday the 12th. let’s show them our legendary hospitality!

   Saturday Outreach & Ecclesia (1st & last Sunday of every month) we need vehicle support to bring food to East Harlem. Anyone with a driver’s license or a car, please help!   

   The choir calls all those who like music to join us. Rehearsals are Wednesdays 5-7 pm and Sundays before the service. The Worship Committee also welcomes input on hymn selection.

Please continue to bring any socks, hats, scarves and gloves you have to spare to share with our friends on the street!

                                                                                                            1/5/2014

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Decemember 29, 2013

 

Merry Christmas and welcome to St. Mary’s Church!

A blessed Christmas to all!! This morning we are especially grateful as we celebrate                                       “Kwanzaa”                                              Thank you all so very much for joining us.

Ultimate FiestaMonday, December 30, at 7:pm              (farewell to 2013 and the RDJ Shelter currently in the Rectory)

 New Year Eve, after movie marathon Lay-led prayer session to welcome 2014

 Three Kings Day Celebration! Please join us, and bring the kids for fun, games, and gifts. Saturday, January 4th from 4pm to 6pm, here at St. Mary’s Church, all are welcome.

Saturday Outreach & Ecclesia (1st & last Sunday of every month) we need vehicle support to bring food to East Harlem. Anyone with a driver’s license or a car, please help!                                                        

The choir calls all those who like music to join us. Rehearsals are Wednesdays 5-7 pm and Sundays before the service. The Worship Committee also welcomes input on hymn selection.

Please continue to bring any socks, hats, scarves and gloves you have to spare to share with our friends on the street!

  St. Mary’s is ready to receive applications for rector- ship! Please spread the word! Make sure that the candidates you deem worthy to lead the “Be Not Afraid Church” are aware of the opportunity! St. Mary’s Church (Manhattanville), Manhattan
Position: Rector
Contact: Joel Kovel (Search Committee Chair)
Email: 
stmarysharlem.search@gmail.com 
Church Website:
http://stmarysharlem.wordpress.com/ For Parish Profile  http://www.dioceseny.org/system/doc/filena                  me/production/1409/Parish Profile                                            St. Mary’s. Manhattanville Manhattan.pdf                                      Deadline: January 10,                                      

“May the Soul of our brother, Elder Sheldon Garland rest in peace”

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