July 6, 2014

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

Thank you to all who provided the repast after the funeral Tuesday for                                                                Rhonda Mendoza.                                                                     Her family and friends who attended are grateful.   

SATURDAY JULY 12!! GINORMOUS FLEA MARKET, Please bring your donations to the church sanctuary from Monday, July 7th through Friday, July 11th.  We’re collecting gently used clothing, shoes, accessories, sporting equipment, electronics, housewares, cd’s & dvd’s, books, WASHED & DRIED bedding, jewelry, religious articles, etc.  We’re planning to have delicious food (a food organizing volunteer is needed), fun games (including our famous “dunking” machine!) and outside vendors as well. Please have vendor contacts call the church office.  and let us know if you’d like to volunteer.                                                             It’ll be FUN, FUN, FUN!

Sunday, August 3.   Rectory Renovation Celebration.  After the 10:00 a.m. service. Ceremonies in the Garden.  Prayers of thanks.  Rectory tours.             Appreciation to architect, contractor and crew! Special luncheon food and drink.

Volunteers are needed for Saturday’s outreach program;                                            please come help St. Mary’s continue to service the people of this community by   preparing meals for them, we start at 12 noon and finish at 3:00

Head’s up and help St Mary’s                                                                                                The Churchneeds congregational help with the cats on the premises.                                   We need to catch them, have them neuter and find homes for most of them…

 

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Ginormous Flea Market, Saturday, July 13, 2014

St. Mary’s Ginormous Flea Market is coming up!

Help support St. Mary’s by donating gently used items, volunteering on July 13 and the week before, and by coming out to the Ginormous Flea Market.

Learn more by going to the Special Events page on this website

http://stmarysharlem.wordpress.com/special-events/

Donations will be accepted at the church beginning at 1pm on Sunday, July 6th 1pm to 5pm; Mon. – Fri. 6pm – 9pm; Weds. and Fri. 1pm to 5pm — Volunteers please write to Celia at StMarys.flea@gmail.com.

So come out, volunteer, shop, eat, play, and have fun!

Feel free to print out the flyer and share with your friends and neighbors!

Ginormous-2014-flyer

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June 8, 2014

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

Manhattan North Inter-Parish Council                                                                              Tickets are now available for the Annual Celebration Friday, June 13, 2014 at All Souls Church 88 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York, Donation Adults $40.00 For more information contact St. Mary’s Church Office    

Volunteers are needed for Saturday’s outreach program; please come help St. Mary’s continue to service the people of this community by preparing meals for them, we start at 12:noon and finish at 3:pm

 Head’s up and help St Mary’s                                                                                                         The Church needs congregational help with the cats on the premises.                                     We need to catch them, have them neuter and find homes for most of them…

 

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May 18, 2014

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

Today at 1:30 pm St. Mary’s very own Ishmael Wallace and a flock of neighborhood composers, will offer a concert, Looking Back, Looking Forward, honoring Ms. Estelle Bennett, a former member of St. Mary’s Church Choir and a former member of the 60’s R&B group the “Ronettes”.  Suggested donation: $10.00 and we are wheelchair accessible

                        Manhattan North Inter-Parish Council                                                        Tickets are now available for the Annual Celebration Friday, June 13, 2014 at All Souls Church 88 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York Donation Adults $40.00  For more information contact Daine Pollard at (212) 932-0941 or by email dbpsd4u@aol.com 

Volunteers are needed for Saturday’s outreach program; please come help St. Mary’s continue to service the people of this community by preparing meals for them, we start at 12:noon and finish at 3:pm 

                                                         Head’s up and help St Mary’s                                                 The Church needs congregational help with the cats on the premises. We need to catch them, have them neuter and find homes for most of them…

 

 

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May 4 2014

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

                 Special  Mother’s Day Service of Morning Prayer                                     Sunday May 11, at 8:00 and 10:00 am service 

                                   Mother’s Day Special Event                                                                      A special dinner for all the Mother’s of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church come, eat, meet and greet. Sunday May 11th 2014, 12:00 to 3:oo pm For more information and to makedonations please see Kym Roberts or Shirrell Patterson

 New York City CROP Hunger Walk Sunday, May 4, 2014 • New York, NY                                    Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, 337                                                Registration: 1:00 p.m., Walk: 2:00 p.m.                                                                       The money raised by CROP Hunger Walk supports the Church World Service hunger ministries and helps communities access safe water. Money that you donate will be matched by the Feinstein Foundation. Please donate as generously as you can!  Episcopal Charities Sunday, May 11. Episcopal Charities supports food programs and children’s programs in the Diocese. Please give generously!

Head’s up and help St Mary’s                                                                                                            The Church needs congregational help with the cats on the premises.                                   We need to catch them, neuter them and find homes for most of them…

 


 

 

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April 13, 2014

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE:

Wednesday, April 16th, 6:30 pm:                                                                                              Tenebrae service: Chants and readings, ending in the light of one candle.

Maundy Thursday, April 17th, 6:30 pm:                                                                                Washing of the feet plus Eucharist and stripping of the altar, followed by an Agape supper in the Parish House.

 Garden of Repose:                                                                                                                       Keeping watch with Christ in one-hour meditation time periods beginning 9:00 pm Thursday and throughout the night. Sign-up sheet available beginning Palm Sunday.

 Good Friday, April 18th, 12:00 noon.                                                                                    Good Friday liturgy. Reading of the Passion. Veneration of the Cross.  Followed by Stations of the Cross from the Iona Community at 1:30pm.

Holy Saturday, April 19th, 12:00 noon.                                                                     Prayer service in the Garden of Repose (or perhaps outdoors).

 Easter Egg Dyeing Party!                                                                                                           at 3:00 pm Saturday 4/19 in the Undercroft.  Bring any children you know.  Bring yourself and prepare to get reacquainted with your inner child, in preparation for Easter Sunday. To donate one-dozen hard-cooked eggs, email shirrellpatterson22@gmail.com.

Easter Sunday:                                                                                                                              8am service beginning in the garden with the Lighting of the Paschal Candle. 10:00 am service, with Baptism and guest musicians: April Armstrong, soprano; Nabate Isles, trumpet; Ishmael Wallace, piano.

 Easter Egg Hunt                                                                                                                             is immediately following 10:00 am service!                                                                                   12:00 noon Children 3 to 6 first; children 7 to 10 after that.

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April 6, 2014

The final Lenten Wednesday Evening Prayer Service in the Manhattan North Inter Parish Council 2014 series will be April 9 at 7:00 p.m. at Church of the Crucifixion, 459 West 149t  Street.

 Regular Happenings at St. Mary’s Church

 Thank you for joining us for worship today! There are many exciting opportunities to serve and get involved in the ministries of St. Mary’s. Feel free to contact the church office at 212-864-4013 for more information and to join in.

 Ecclesia, every Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in Marcus Garvey Park: St. Mary’s is the lead congregation on the 1st Sunday of each month. We always need some volunteers to help prepare and serve the “Second Meal” following the service.

Birthday Baptism and Blessings Every first Sunday of each month

Healing Prayer Every third Sunday of each month

 ECW Prayer Group meets second Sundays following the 10:00 a.m. service. All women are welcome. Please join us!

 Episcopal Church Women meets every third Sunday of the month following the 10:00 a.m. Church Service.

The Vestry meets on the fourth Sunday of every month at 12 noon. All are invited.

Property Committee meets on the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. If interested in attending please see Liz Mellen.

 Miriam, Mark and Marx Gospel/Social Activism Group convenes on the last Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in the St. Francis Chapel (back of the sanctuary). The next meeting is on April 11, Comrades from far and wide welcomed. Meet, eat, & defeat! For information on M,M&M. and Pastoral Care; please contact Mr. Jim White at (646)672-6186

 Men’s Prayer Group meets every last Saturday of the month at 9:00 a.m.

 Spirit and Strife Peer Support Group meets every other Wednesday 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the rectory living room. New members always welcome. Come share your burdens and joys in this prayerful circle of support. The next meeting will soon be posted.

 Fundraising Committee needs YOU party planners!! to help put together some truly unique upcoming events! See Lisa or email: lisa.marie.slocum@gmail.com.

 Free! Movies Every Friday Night at St. Mary’s Church at 6:00pm. Next movie night movies will be posted soon…So come for fellowship, the movie, popcorn, and fun… as always volunteers are needed!

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