“Be Yourself, Change the World”

Second Sunday of Advent (2C)
December 9, 2018 – “Be Yourself, Change the World”
c.the Rev. Dr.  Mary Foulke

Good morning St. Mary’s! Today I want to explore our Gospel with some imagination and connection to our current time:

In the second year of the presidency of Donald Trump, while Andrew Cuomo was governor of the state of New York, and Bill DiBlasio the mayor of New York City, and while Andrew Dietsche was the Bishop of the Diocese of New York, the word of God came to those gathered at St. Mary’s in Harlem, and to those beyond the walls walking down the block or sitting in their apartment or sleeping on the street. The word of God came not to the powers that be, but to the ones in the wilderness. Then they went into all the region from the Hudson to the Harlem River, proclaiming the love of God for each person just for who they are, calling them to turn away from trying to be like anyone else, to give up trying to hide any part of themselves, for the love of God is for our unique dignity as human beings, and should not be hidden nor distorted….

as it is written in the words of the prophet Isaiah:

The voice of one, crying out in the wilderness of poverty, of bigotry and oppression, the voice crying out: 

Prepare the way of the Lord, make God’s way clear.

Every valley shall be filled, every loss comforted, every violation repaired. And every mountain and hill shall be made low, every imagined superiority and every alleged inferiority shall be restored to equality and justice. Everywhere that belonging is severed, there shall be connection, and every place where there is hostility, peace… the rough ways shall be made smooth. And, all flesh: all flesh, young and old, diseased and healthy, of every hue, scarred by the traumas and the joys of life, fit and flabby, aching and energetic, cacophonous and quiet, all flesh shall see the salvation of God, our one God, imaged in each multifaceted human, the whole creation shall see the power and joy and harmony of the divine.

This is the imagination of Isaiah, of Luke, of John the Baptist, and then …me. Repentance is that call to imagine a better world, not to become resigned to things as they are. Preparing the way for salvation is the way, the place, the community where everyone can be themselves. When I worked at a school we would always have a John the Baptist chapel service where we talked about how weird John was, how people maybe talked about him, and how he wasn’t afraid to live into that weirdness, to be all of who he was, all of who God made him to be. One year, each child (who wanted it) got a locust stamped on the back of their hand to remind them of how it can help change the whole world when they can be themselves, even (or especially) if someone else thinks their weird. When we are ourselves, we make it more possible for the next person, and we free God’s image again and again. You are not better than. You are not less than. And when you find yourself in whatever wilderness, that is when God comes to you, that is when you begin to understand your purpose, your mission to proclaim that extraordinary love for your whole body/mind/spirit, to other body/mind/spirits.

On Friday, Janet and I went to a memorial service for Kagendo Murungi. Kagendo was the Director of St. Mary’s Food Programs for a little over a year, she was devoted to the program, and at the memorial we learned about so much more. She was a human rights activist, for example – organizing LGBTQ people in the shanty towns of South Africa and bringing them to a mostly white, male LGBT conference. She was an artist, a writer and filmmaker whose courageous self-expression put her own life in danger. She was a fierce friend, a Kenyan pan-africanist, a radical lesbian feminist who was full of joy and life, even – as her brothers told us – even in the last days of her life though she also looked tired and ill. She brought all of herself to her work and her relationships, her art and her fun; and she encouraged and worked so that others could and would do the same. She is an example to each of us, of how the Spirit can inhabit our minds and bodies, making us brave and creative and loving, inspiring us to make the world different.

In this, the second year of the presidency of Donald Trump, while Andrew Cuomo was govenor of the state of New York, and Bill DiBlasio the mayor of New York City, and while Andrew Dietsche was the Bishop of the Diocese of New York, the word of God is coming to us, in whatever wilderness, God is coming to us to rouse our imagination for a better world (to preach repentance), to inspire our courage to be ourselves (to prepare the way for our salvation). Be ready, this is the Advent message. Be ready for the whole creation to experience the power and joy and harmony of the divine. Amen.

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St. Mary’s Announcements for Dec. 9!

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

521West 126th Street X New York, NY10027 (212) 864-4013

www.StMarysHarlem.org www.facebook.com/st.marys.harlem

Monday, December 10, 7 pm: Memorial Mass Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Death of Thomas Merton

The Thomas Merton Society will present a solemn Memorial Mass commemorating the 50th anniversary of Thomas Merton’s death in 1968, in Bangkok, Thailand. Fr Daniel Horan, OFM, will be principal celebrant and homilist. Father Horan is author of The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton, among many titles, and is now professor of systematic theology and spirituality at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Thomas Merton was baptized into the Catholic Church at Corpus Christi in 1938, and remained a monk/priest of the Abbey of Gethsemani until his death. The Mass will include music and readings from the 1968 funeral Mass at Gethsemani.  Reception will follow. Corpus Christi Church, 529 West 121 Street, NY 10027 (Manhattan). (212) 666-9350.

Sunday, December 16, 12:30 pm: Wisdom Circle

All elders and wisepeople are invited to the Wisdom Circle, every 3rd Sunday. The topic for December is Change. Whether they’re viewed as good or bad, expected or unexpected, changes are a sure thing in life. Some are welcome, and some changes aren’t so welcome. The aging process itself brings many changes we don’t always feel prepared to meet. How do we handle change? We will also say goodbye to Atticus Zavaletta and welcome the Wisdom Circle’s new facilitator, seminarian Roger Reisman.

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, January 5, 3 pm: Three Kings Day Party for Children!

A celebration of Christmas open to all children, join in the holiday spirit! Volunteers needed to help with gift wrap, snacks, games and crafts.

We ask your Prayers for:

The Missions endorsed by St. Mary’s Vestry:

The Black Lives Matter Movement (https://policy.m4bl.org/platform/)

Jubilee USA (http://www.jubileeusa.org/)

The New Sanctuary Movement (http://www.newsanctuarynyc.org/)

Our Partners: Unity Fellowship Church, NYC; NYC Adventist Forum; Pamsula Zen; Alanon; Alcoholics Anonymous; Columbia Harlem Homeless Medical Partnership (CHHMP); the Episcopal Churches in Harlem; Narcotics Anonymous; Circles of Support/Network; St. Mary’s Center; Urban Qi; Master Anthony Richardson Martial Arts; Forces of Nature Dance Theatre.

Our Neighbors: 26th Precinct, Eglise de Dieu, Emergency Services, Manhattan North Task Force,

Old Broadway Family Residence, Old Broadway Synagogue, TemploBiblico.
Everyone who comes to St. Mary’s throughout the week,
and anyone who is not able to be with us.

And for the broader church:

The Diocese of New York (https://www.dioceseny.org/)

The Episcopal Church (https://www.episcopalchurch.org/)

The Anglican Communion (http://www.anglicancommunion.org/)

Prayer Requests for Health & Healing

Azetet Abrita, Carlos Arias, Martha Elena Avendaño, Dawit Bokrezion, Michael Bokrezion, Hector and Irene Delgado, Miriam Delgado, Rachel & Jessica & Becky & Vivian Furer, Eva Greene & Family, Elnora Harewood, Joseph Lorde, Miguel & Liz & Dasanie Nieves, Kym Roberts, Adel Slocum, Tamika, Lisa Valerio, Marsha Williams, Arthur Williams III, Alen Yemane, Bisrat Yemane, Ghenet Yemane, Haben Yemane

+ + +

If you have any information to share with St. Mary’s church, please send it to stmarysharlem@gmail.com.
by Wednesday at 5 pm of each week to be placed in the weekly bulletin.

To reach the Rector: please call 929-266-6279 or email: mlf.stmarysharlem@gmail.com.

RDJ Memorial Refugee Shelter: The Refugee Shelter at St. Mary’s is always looking for volunteers for overnight shifts and more. This is a great opportunity to support immigrants and refugees in New York City. Please contact admin@rdjrefugeeshelter.org.

 

Regular Happenings at St. Mary’s Church!

SUNDAYS

Birthday and Anniversary Blessings 1st Sunday of each month.

Ecclesia Service & Meal 1st Sundays at 2:00 p.m. in Marcus Garvey Park, volunteers always needed to help prepare and serve the “Second Meal” following the service.

Spirit and Strife Peer Support Group 1st Sunday of each month at 12:30 pm in the rectory – Come share your burdens and joys in this prayerful circle of support.  New members always welcome.

Women’s Prayer Group 2nd Sundays of each month at 12:30 pm – All women are invited to this discussion and prayer time.

Healing Prayers 3rd Sundays of each month: laying on of hands/ prayer offered at the 8 & 10:30 services.

4th Sunday Potluck Bring a dish to share following 10:30am worship.

The Vestry Fourth Sundays of every month at 12:30 pm.  The Vestry is the governing board of St. Mary’s.  All are invited. Next meeting: December 23.

Unity Fellowship Church of New York Sundays at 2:00pm. Led by the Rev. Deborah Rice.  Sr. Bishop Zachary Jones.

Martial Arts for Children and Adults Sundays starting at 3 pm. Led by Master Anthony Richards.

Contact the Parish Office for more information.

Narcotics Anonymous (We Have a Dream) Sundays at 7:30 pm

Wisdom Circle 3rd Sundays in the Rectory Common Room at 12:30 pm. Next Circle: December 16.

MONDAYS

Alcoholics Anonymous Mondays at 12pm in the Parish Hall.

St. Mary’s Food Pantry Mondays at 4 pm grocery-style shopping choices available for all neighbors. For more information: st.marysfoodprograms@gmail.com.

Pamsula Zen Meditation Mondays at 6:00 pm in the rectory (6:00 Beginning Instruction, 6:30 Meditation, 7:00 Meditation, 7:30 Talk, Discussion Q&A)

TUESDAYS

Columbia-Harlem Homeless Medical Partnership Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 pm; free medical clinic with dental consults 1st& 3rd Tuesdays, psychiatry 1st Tuesdays, occupational therapy 2nd& 4th Tuesdays. No ID required.

WEDNESDAYS

Urban Qi Every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:30 am at St. Nicholas Park @135th Street. Inclement weather–meet in the Undercroft. ( Tai Chi and Qi Gong classes, free  for St. Mary’s members)

St. Mary’s Choir Every Wednesday at 6 pm—no audition required, newcomers welcome!

Narcotics Anonymous (Men Supporting Men) Every Wednesday at 7:30 pm.

THURSDAYS

Miriam, Mark and Marx meets the last Thursday of each month for interfaith justice and peace activism and community. On second Thursdays, our agenda is hands-on work. We gather at 6:30PM to share food, experiences, feelings. We then plan how to advance in the struggle against racism, sexism, and expanding war in these very troubling times.  For information call Jim White at 201-956-5356. Next meeting: December 20.

Narcotics Anonymous (Convent Ave Group) Thursdays at 7:30 pm

FRIDAYS

Free Friday Movie Night! every Friday at 6:00 pm. December 14: cinderella, 1997, g, 1h28min, adventure comedy.  the classic tale told with some spectacular voices via a marvelously diverse cast. w/ brandy, whitney houston, bernadette peters, whoopi Goldberg

SATURDAYS

Saturday Mobile Soup Kitchen every Saturday beginning at 12 noon. Help prepare sandwiches and lunch bags and then distribute them to our neighbors on the street.

Metro New York Adventist Forum Led by Ms. Janet Schultz. Adventist Forum gathers on the second Saturday of the month (please check for specific dates).

St. Mary’s Thrift Shop: Fridays 2-5, Saturdays 12-5, Sundays 12-3. All proceeds support St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and its mission to serve homeless and hungry people. Los ingress apoyan la Iglesia Episcopal de Santa Maria y su misión de servir a las personas sin hogar y hambrientos de Harlem.

 

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St. Mary’s Announcements for Dec. 2!

Good Morning and Welcome to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church!
521 West 126th Street X New York, NY10027 (212) 864-4013
www.StMarysHarlem.org |  www.facebook.com/st.marys.harlem

Thursday, December 6, 7 pm: Film Screening, The Rape of Recy Taylor

Join the New York Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians and the Task Force on Domestic Violence of the Episcopal Diocese of New York in the viewing of this documentary film. Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang-raped by 6 white boys in 1944 Alabama. In the Jim Crow South, women feared for their lives if they spoke up, but Recy Taylor bravely identified her rapists. The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator, Rosa Parks, to help. Exposing a legacy of physical abuse of black women, the film reveals Rosa Parks’ intimate role in Recy Taylor’s story. It celebrates that from sexual aggression on southern streets in the 40s to today’s college campuses and corporations to the threatened right to choose, it is control of women’s bodies that powered the movement then as now. The Rape of Recy Taylor won the Special Prize for Human Rights Award (2017) at the Venice Film Festival and was nominated for Best Documentary at the 2018 N AACP Image Awards.

Saturday, December 8, 12-5 pm: Ninth Annual Harlem alter-knit-ive Craft Fair

Come to find a locally made, crafted with love gift! Handmade items, vintage goods, and baked treats from up to thirty vendors. Find a wonderful array of unique items including art, artisan gifts, crafts and souvenirs by independent designers, emerging artists, and vintage collectors. And a hot cider to warm up the spirit! Mark your calendars for December 8 for this unique and eclectic holiday experience. Shop for your loved ones, little ones and yourself. Are you a maker? Inquire about participation harlem.crafts.fair@gmail.com

Monday, December 10, 7 pm: Memorial Mass Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Death of Thomas Merton

The Thomas Merton Society will present a solemn Memorial Mass commemorating the 50th anniversary of Thomas Merton’s death in 1968, in Bangkok, Thailand. Fr Daniel Horan, OFM, will be principal celebrant and homilist. Father Horan is author of The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton, among many titles, and is now professor of systematic theology and spirituality at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Thomas Merton was baptized into the Catholic Church at Corpus Christi in 1938, and remained a monk/priest of the Abbey of Gethsemani until his death. The Mass will include music and readings from the 1968 funeral Mass at Gethsemani.  Reception will follow. Corpus Christi Church, 529 West 121 Street, NY 10027 (Manhattan). (212) 666-9350.

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, January 5, 3 pm: Three Kings Day Party for Children!

A celebration of Christmas open to all children, join in the holiday spirit! Volunteers needed to help with gift wrap, snacks, games and crafts.

We ask your Prayers for:
The Missions endorsed by St. Mary’s Vestry:
The Black Lives Matter Movement (https://policy.m4bl.org/platform/)
Jubilee USA (http://www.jubileeusa.org/)
The New Sanctuary Movement (http://www.newsanctuarynyc.org/)
Our Partners: Unity Fellowship Church, NYC; NYC Adventist Forum; Pamsula Zen; Alanon; Alcoholics Anonymous; Columbia Harlem Homeless Medical Partnership (CHHMP); the Episcopal Churches in Harlem; Narcotics Anonymous; Circles of Support/Network; St. Mary’s Center; Urban Qi; Master Anthony Richardson Martial Arts; Forces of Nature Dance Theatre.
Our Neighbors: 26th Precinct, Eglise de Dieu, Emergency Services, Manhattan North Task Force,
Old Broadway Family Residence, Old Broadway Synagogue, TemploBiblico.
Everyone who comes to St. Mary’s throughout the week,
and anyone who is not able to be with us.
And for the broader church:
The Diocese of New York (https://www.dioceseny.org/)
The Episcopal Church (https://www.episcopalchurch.org/)
The Anglican Communion (http://www.anglicancommunion.org/)

Prayer Requests for Health & Healing

Amanda, Syida Adam, Inez Alexander, Carlos Arias, Martha Elena Avendaño, Freddi Brown-Carter, Tyrone Benjamin, Carmen Cabrera & family, Catherine Cowell, Junie Harewood, Jamaree Harrigan, Shirley Hilliard, Barbara Jackson, Ivory Johnson, Cissy Justice, Courtney Maine, Jerry McMillan, Frank Munzer, Alice Xaveria Ombash, the Pfeffer & Phelps Family, Nurana Radjabova, Rivers-Mazza family, Kym Roberts, Marilyn Seven, Adel Slocum, Marion Smith, James & Kimberly Snyder, Ruby Washington, Marsha Williams, Arthur Williams III, Harriet Wyatt, Suzy Zavaletta

+ + +

If you have any information to share with St. Mary’s church, please send it to stmarysharlem@gmail.com.
by Wednesday at 5 pm of each week to be placed in the weekly bulletin.

To reach the Rector: please call 929-266-6279 or email: mlf.stmarysharlem@gmail.com.

RDJ Memorial Refugee Shelter: The Refugee Shelter at St. Mary’s is always looking for volunteers for overnight shifts and more. This is a great opportunity to support immigrants and refugees in New York City. Please contact admin@rdjrefugeeshelter.org.

Regular Happenings at St. Mary’s Church!

SUNDAYS

Birthday and Anniversary Blessings 1st Sunday of each month.

Ecclesia Service & Meal 1st Sundays at 2:00 p.m. in Marcus Garvey Park, volunteers always needed to help prepare and serve the “Second Meal” following the service.

Spirit and Strife Peer Support Group 1st Sunday of each month at 12:30 pm in the rectory – Come share your burdens and joys in this prayerful circle of support.  New members always welcome.

Women’s Prayer Group 2nd Sundays of each month at 12:30 pm – All women are invited to this discussion and prayer time.

Healing Prayers 3rd Sundays of each month: laying on of hands/ prayer offered at the 8 & 10:30 services.

4th Sunday Potluck Bring a dish to share following 10:30am worship.

The Vestry Fourth Sundays of every month at 12:30 pm.  The Vestry is the governing board of St. Mary’s.  All are invited. Next meeting: December 23.

Unity Fellowship Church of New York Sundays at 2:00pm. Led by the Rev. Deborah Rice.  Sr. Bishop Zachary Jones.

 Martial Arts for Children and Adults Sundays starting at 3 pm. Led by Master Anthony Richards.

Contact the Parish Office for more information.

Narcotics Anonymous (We Have a Dream) Sundays at 7:30 pm

Wisdom Circle 3rd Sundays in the Rectory Common Room at 12:30 pm. Next Circle: December 16.

MONDAYS

Alcoholics Anonymous Mondays at 12pm in the Parish Hall.

St. Mary’s Food Pantry Mondays at 4 pm grocery-style shopping choices available for all neighbors. For more information: st.marysfoodprograms@gmail.com.

Pamsula Zen Meditation Mondays at 6:00 pm in the rectory (6:00 Beginning Instruction, 6:30 Meditation, 7:00 Meditation, 7:30 Talk, Discussion Q&A)

TUESDAYS

Columbia-Harlem Homeless Medical Partnership Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 pm; free medical clinic with dental consults 1st& 3rd Tuesdays, psychiatry 1st Tuesdays, occupational therapy 2nd& 4th Tuesdays. No ID required.

WEDNESDAYS

Urban Qi Every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:30 am at St. Nicholas Park @135th Street. Inclement weather–meet in the Undercroft. ( Tai Chi and Qi Gong classes, free  for St. Mary’s members)

St. Mary’s Choir Every Wednesday at 6 pm—no audition required, newcomers welcome!

Narcotics Anonymous (Men Supporting Men) Every Wednesday at 7:30 pm.

THURSDAYS

Miriam, Mark and Marx meets the last Thursday of each month for interfaith justice and peace activism and community. On second Thursdays, our agenda is hands-on work. We gather at 6:30PM to share food, experiences, feelings. We then plan how to advance in the struggle against racism, sexism, and expanding war in these very troubling times.  For information call Jim White at 201-956-5356. Next meeting: November 29.

Narcotics Anonymous (Convent Ave Group) Thursdays at 7:30 pm

FRIDAYS

Free Friday Movie Night! every Friday at 6:00 pm. December 7: Peter Rabbit, 2018, pg, 1h 35min, animated adventure, a smart-alecky rabbit goes a long way to steal vegetables.  w/ james cordon. Come for the fellowship, the movie, the popcorn, dinner and the fun…  volunteers always needed and welcome.

SATURDAYS

Saturday Mobile Soup Kitchen every Saturday beginning at 12 noon. Help prepare sandwiches and lunch bags and then distribute them to our neighbors on the street.

Metro New York Adventist Forum Led by Ms. Janet Schultz. Adventist Forum gathers on the second Saturday of the month (please check for specific dates).

St. Mary’s Thrift Shop: Fridays 2-5, Saturdays 12-5, Sundays 12-3. All proceeds support St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and its mission to serve homeless and hungry people. Los ingress apoyan la Iglesia Episcopal de Santa Maria y su misión de servir a las personas sin hogar y hambrientos de Harlem.

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St. Mary’s Announcements for Nov. 25!

Welcome to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church!

521West 126th Street X New York, NY10027 (212) 864-4013

www.StMarysHarlem.org www.facebook.com/st.marys.harlem

 

Thursday, November 29, 6:30 pm: Austin Channing Brown Book Talk at St. Mary’s

In a time when nearly all institutions claim to value “diversity” in their mission statements, Austin Channing Brown offers a powerful account of how and why our actions so often fall short of our words. She writes in riveting detail about her journey to self-worth and the pitfalls that kill our attempts at racial justice. Join Austin Channing Brown as she discusses her book and invites us to confront apathy, recognize God’s ongoing work in the world, and discover how blackness–if we let it–can save us all. Followed by a book-signing and reception. FREE. To RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-dignity-in-a-world-made-for-whiteness-with-austin-channing-brown-tickets-50787483731

Thursday, December 6, 7 pm: Film Screening, The Rape of Recy Taylor

Join the New York Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians and the Task Force on Domestic Violence of the Episcopal Diocese of New York in the viewing of this documentary film. Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang-raped by 6 white boys in 1944 Alabama. In the Jim Crow South, women feared for their lives if they spoke up, but Recy Taylor bravely identified her rapists. The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator, Rosa Parks, to help. Exposing a legacy of physical abuse of black women, the film reveals Rosa Parks’ intimate role in Recy Taylor’s story. It celebrates that from sexual aggression on southern streets in the 40s to today’s college campuses and corporations to the threatened right to choose, it is control of women’s bodies that powered the movement then as now. The Rape of Recy Taylor won the Special Prize for Human Rights Award (2017) at the Venice Film Festival and was nominated for Best Documentary at the 2018 N AACP Image Awards.

Saturday, December 8, 12-5 pm: Ninth Annual Harlem alter-knit-ive Craft Fair

Come to find a locally made, crafted with love gift! Handmade items, vintage goods, and baked treats from up to thirty vendors. Find a wonderful array of unique items including art, artisan gifts, crafts and souvenirs by independent designers, emerging artists, and vintage collectors. And a hot cider to warm up the spirit! Mark your calendars for December 8 for this unique and eclectic holiday experience. Shop for your loved ones, little ones and yourself. Are you a maker? Inquire about participation harlem.crafts.fair@gmail.com

Monday, December 10, 7 pm: Memorial Mass Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Death of Thomas Merton

The Thomas Merton Society will present a solemn Memorial Mass commemorating the 50th anniversary of Thomas Merton’s death in 1968, in Bangkok, Thailand. Fr Daniel Horan, OFM, will be principal celebrant and homilist. Father Horan is author of The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton, among many titles, and is now professor of systematic theology and spirituality at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Thomas Merton was baptized into the Catholic Church at Corpus Christi in 1938, and remained a monk/priest of the Abbey of Gethsemani until his death. The Mass will include music and readings from the 1968 funeral Mass at Gethsemani.  Reception will follow. Corpus Christi Church, 529 West 121 Street, NY 10027 (Manhattan). (212) 666-9350.

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, January 5, 3 pm: Three Kings Day Party for Children!

A celebration of Christmas open to all children, join in the holiday spirit! Volunteers needed to help with gift wrap, snacks, games and crafts.

We ask your Prayers for:

The Missions endorsed by St. Mary’s Vestry:

The Black Lives Matter Movement (https://policy.m4bl.org/platform/)

Jubilee USA (http://www.jubileeusa.org/)

The New Sanctuary Movement (http://www.newsanctuarynyc.org/)

Our Partners: Unity Fellowship Church, NYC; NYC Adventist Forum; Pamsula Zen; Alanon; Alcoholics Anonymous; Columbia Harlem Homeless Medical Partnership (CHHMP); the Episcopal Churches in Harlem; Narcotics Anonymous; Circles of Support/Network; St. Mary’s Center; Urban Qi; Master Anthony Richardson Martial Arts; Forces of Nature Dance Theatre.

Our Neighbors:26th Precinct, Eglise de Dieu, Emergency Services, Manhattan North Task Force,

Old Broadway Family Residence, Old Broadway Synagogue, TemploBiblico.
Everyone who comes to St. Mary’s throughout the week,
and anyone who is not able to be with us.

And for the broader church:

The Diocese of New York (https://www.dioceseny.org/)

The Episcopal Church (https://www.episcopalchurch.org/)

The Anglican Communion (http://www.anglicancommunion.org/)

  

Prayer Requests for Health & Healing

Syida Adam, Inez Alexander, Carlos Arias, Freddi Brown-Carter, Tyrone Benjamin, Carmen Cabrera & family, Catherine Cowell, Jamaree Harrigan, Shirley Hilliard, Anthony Howell, Barbara Jackson, Ivory Johnson, Bishop Zachary Jones, Cissy Justice, Courtney Maine, Jerry McMillan, Michael, Frank Munzer, Alice Xaveria Ombash, the Pfeffer & Phelps Family, Nurana Radjabova, Rivers-Mazza family, Kym Roberts, Marilyn Seven, Marion Smith, James & Kimberly Snyder, Valerie, Ishmael Wallace, Ruby Washington, Harriet Wyatt, Suzy Zavaletta

+ + +

 

If you have any information to share with St. Mary’s church, please send it to stmarysharlem@gmail.com.
by Wednesday at 5 pm of each week to be placed in the weekly bulletin.

To reach the Rector: please call 929-266-6279 or email: mlf.stmarysharlem@gmail.com.

RDJ Memorial Refugee Shelter: The Refugee Shelter at St. Mary’s is always looking for volunteers for overnight shifts and more. This is a great opportunity to support immigrants and refugees in New York City. Please contact admin@rdjrefugeeshelter.org.

 

 Regular Happenings at St. Mary’s Church!

 SUNDAYS

Birthday and Anniversary Blessings 1st Sunday of each month.

 Ecclesia Service & Meal 1st Sundays at 2:00 p.m. in Marcus Garvey Park, volunteers always needed to help prepare and serve the “Second Meal” following the service.

 Spirit and Strife Peer Support Group 1st Sunday of each month at 12:30 pm in the rectory – Come share your burdens and joys in this prayerful circle of support.  New members always welcome.

 Women’s Prayer Group 2nd Sundays of each month at 12:30 pm – All women are invited to this discussion and prayer time.

 Healing Prayers 3rd Sundays of each month: laying on of hands/ prayer offered at the 8 & 10:30 services.

 4th Sunday Potluck Bring a dish to share following 10:30am worship.

 The Vestry Fourth Sundays of every month at 12:30 pm.  The Vestry is the governing board of St. Mary’s.  All are invited. Next meeting: November 25.

 Unity Fellowship Church of New York Sundays at 2:00pm. Led by the Rev. Deborah Rice.  Sr. Bishop Zachary Jones.

 Martial Arts for Children and Adults Sundays starting at 3 pm. Led by Master Anthony Richards.

Contact the Parish Office for more information.

 Narcotics Anonymous (We Have a Dream) Sundays at 7:30 pm

 Wisdom Circle 3rd Sundays in the Rectory Common Room at 12:30 pm. Next Circle: December 16.

 MONDAYS

Alcoholics Anonymous Mondays at 12pm in the Parish Hall.

 St. Mary’s Food Pantry Mondays at 4 pm grocery-style shopping choices available for all neighbors. For more information: st.marysfoodprograms@gmail.com.

 Pamsula Zen Meditation Mondays at 6:00 pm in the rectory (6:00 Beginning Instruction, 6:30 Meditation, 7:00 Meditation, 7:30 Talk, Discussion Q&A)

 

TUESDAYS

Columbia-Harlem Homeless Medical Partnership Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 pm; free medical clinic with dental consults 1st& 3rd Tuesdays, psychiatry 1st Tuesdays, occupational therapy 2nd& 4th Tuesdays. No ID required.

 

WEDNESDAYS

Urban Qi Every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:30 am at St. Nicholas Park @135th Street. Inclement weather–meet in the Undercroft. ( Tai Chi and Qi Gong classes, free  for St. Mary’s members)

 St. Mary’s Choir Every Wednesday at 6 pm—no audition required, newcomers welcome!

 Narcotics Anonymous (Men Supporting Men) Every Wednesday at 7:30 pm.

 

THURSDAYS

Miriam, Mark and Marx meets the last Thursday of each month for interfaith justice and peace activism and community. On second Thursdays, our agenda is hands-on work. We gather at 6:30PM to share food, experiences, feelings. We then plan how to advance in the struggle against racism, sexism, and expanding war in these very troubling times.  For information call Jim White at 201-956-5356. Next meeting: November 29.

 Narcotics Anonymous (Convent Ave Group) Thursdays at 7:30 pm

 

FRIDAYS

Free Friday Movie Night! every Friday at 6:00 pm. Nov 30: uncle drew, 2018, pg-13, 1h41min, sports comedy, street ball in Harlem w/lots of NBA stars, with kyrie irving, lil rel howery, shaq. Come for the fellowship, the movie, the popcorn, dinner and the fun…  volunteers always needed and welcome.

 

SATURDAYS

Saturday Mobile Soup Kitchen every Saturday beginning at 12 noon. Help prepare sandwiches and lunch bags and then distribute them to our neighbors on the street.

 Metro New York Adventist Forum Led by Ms. Janet Schultz. Adventist Forum gathers on the second Saturday of the month (please check for specific dates).

 St. Mary’s Thrift Shop: Fridays 2-5, Saturdays 12-5, Sundays 12-3. All proceeds support St. Mary’sEpiscopal Church and its mission to serve homeless and hungry people. Los ingress apoyan la Iglesia Episcopal de Santa Maria y su misión de servir a las personas sin hogar y hambrientos de Harlem.

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St. Mary’s Announcements for Nov 14!

XGood Morning and Welcome to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church!X

521West 126th Street X New York, NY10027 (212) 864-4013

www.StMarysHarlem.org www.facebook.com/st.marys.harlem

Saturday, November 17, 4 pm: Ordination of Spencer Cantrell

By the grace of God and the consent of the people on behalf of The Right Reverend Brian L. Cole Bishop of East Tennessee, The Right Reverend Mary D. Glasspool Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of New York will ordain Spencer Daniel Cantrell to the Sacred Order of Priests at St. Mary’s Church.

Sunday, November 18, 12:30 pm: Wisdom Circle

Join the Wisdom Circle for their November meeting for the opportunity to have a hand in the evolution of this sacred community of elders at St. Mary’s. Topic: Visioning for Community. We will ask questions to help imagine our future as a group. What is Wisdom Circle to you? What do you like about it? How are we evolving?

Wednesday, November 21: Multifaith Thanksgiving Celebration

Come and join us for a delicious meal and prayer service sponsored by a host of religious leaders from Christian, Buddhist, Jewish and Hindu faith traditions who have come together to serve God, one another, and those in need.  At All Souls Church, 88 St. Nicholas Ave. With Sai Baba Manhattan, Mandala Café, Harlem Havruta, and other partners. Everyone is invited!

Thursday, November 29, 6:30 pm: Austin Channing Brown Book Talk at St. Mary’s

In a time when nearly all institutions claim to value “diversity” in their mission statements, Austin Channing Brown offers a powerful account of how and why our actions so often fall short of our words. She writes in riveting detail about her journey to self-worth and the pitfalls that kill our attempts at racial justice. Join Austin Channing Brown as she discusses her book and invites us to confront apathy, recognize God’s ongoing work in the world, and discover how blackness–if we let it–can save us all. Followed by a book-signing and reception. FREE. To RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-dignity-in-a-world-made-for-whiteness-with-austin-channing-brown-tickets-50787483731

Thursday, December 7, 7 pm: Film Screening, The Rape of Recy Taylor

Join the New York Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians and the Task Force on Domestic Violence of the Episcopal Diocese of New York in the viewing of this documentary film. Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang-raped by 6 white boys in 1944 Alabama. In the Jim Crow South, women feared for their lives if they spoke up, but Recy Taylor bravely identified her rapists. The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator, Rosa Parks, to help. Exposing a legacy of physical abuse of black women, the film reveals Rosa Parks’ intimate role in Recy Taylor’s story. It celebrates that from sexual aggression on southern streets in the 40s to today’s college campuses and corporations to the threatened right to choose, it is control of women’s bodies that powered the movement then as now. The Rape of Recy Taylor won the Special Prize for Human Rights Award (2017) at the Venice Film Festival and was nominated for Best Documentary at the 2018 N AACP Image Awards.

We ask your Prayers for:

 The Missions endorsed by St. Mary’s Vestry:

The Black Lives Matter Movement (https://policy.m4bl.org/platform/)

Jubilee USA (http://www.jubileeusa.org/)

The New Sanctuary Movement (http://www.newsanctuarynyc.org/)

Our Partners: Unity Fellowship Church, NYC; NYC Adventist Forum; Pamsula Zen; Alanon; Alcoholics Anonymous; Columbia Harlem Homeless Medical Partnership (CHHMP); the Episcopal Churches in Harlem; Narcotics Anonymous; Circles of Support/Network; St. Mary’s Center; Urban Qi; Master Anthony Richardson Martial Arts; Forces of Nature Dance Theatre.

Our Neighbors:26th Precinct, Eglise de Dieu, Emergency Services, Manhattan North Task Force,

Old Broadway Family Residence, Old Broadway Synagogue, TemploBiblico.
Everyone who comes to St. Mary’s throughout the week,
and anyone who is not able to be with us.

And for the broader church:

The Diocese of New York (https://www.dioceseny.org/)

The Episcopal Church (https://www.episcopalchurch.org/)

The Anglican Communion (http://www.anglicancommunion.org/)

 

 XPrayer Requests for Health & HealingX

Syida Adam, Inez Alexander, Carlos Arias, Freddi Brown-Carter, Tyrone Benjamin, Carmen Cabrera & family, Catherine Cowell, Jamaree Harrigan, Shirley Hilliard, Anthony Howell, Barbara Jackson, Ivory Johnson, Bishop Zachary Jones, Cissy Justice, Courtney Maine, Jerry McMillan, Michael, Frank Munzer, Alice Xaveria Ombash, the Pfeffer & Phelps Family, Nurana Radjabova, Rivers-Mazza family, Kym Roberts, Marilyn Seven, Marion Smith, James & Kimberly Snyder, Valerie, Ishmael Wallace, Ruby Washington, Harriet Wyatt, Suzy Zavaletta

+ + +

 

If you have any information to share with St. Mary’s church, please send it to stmarysharlem@gmail.com.
by Wednesday at 5 pm of each week to be placed in the weekly bulletin. To reach the Rector: please call 929-266-6279 or email: mlf.stmarysharlem@gmail.com.

 

RDJ Memorial Refugee Shelter: The Refugee Shelter at St. Mary’s is always looking for volunteers for overnight shifts and more. This is a great opportunity to support immigrants and refugees in New York City. Please contact admin@rdjrefugeeshelter.org.

 

Regular Happenings at St. Mary’s Church!

 

SUNDAYS

Birthday and Anniversary Blessings 1st Sunday of each month.

Ecclesia Service & Meal 1st Sundays at 2:00 p.m. in Marcus Garvey Park, volunteers always needed to help prepare and serve the “Second Meal” following the service.

Spirit and Strife Peer Support Group 1st Sunday of each month at 12:30 pm in the rectory – Come share your burdens and joys in this prayerful circle of support.  New members always welcome.

Women’s Prayer Group 2nd Sundays of each month at 12:30 pm – All women are invited to this discussion and prayer time.

Healing Prayers 3rd Sundays of each month: laying on of hands/ prayer offered at the 8 & 10:30 services.

4th Sunday Potluck Bring a dish to share following 10:30am worship.

The Vestry Fourth Sundays of every month at 12:30 pm.  The Vestry is the governing board of St. Mary’s.  All are invited. Next meeting: November 25.

Unity Fellowship Church of New York Sundays at 2:00pm. Led by the Rev. Deborah Rice.  Sr. Bishop Zachary Jones.

Martial Arts for Children and Adults Sundays starting at 3 pm. Led by Master Anthony Richards.

Contact the Parish Office for more information.

Narcotics Anonymous (We Have a Dream) Sundays at 7:30 pm

Wisdom Circle 3rd Sundays in the Rectory Common Room at 12:30 pm. Next Circle: November 18.

 

MONDAYS

Alcoholics Anonymous Mondays at 12pm in the Parish Hall.

St. Mary’s Food Pantry Mondays at 4 pm grocery-style shopping choices available for all neighbors. For more information: st.marysfoodprograms@gmail.com.

Pamsula Zen Meditation Mondays at 6:00 pm in the rectory (6:00 Beginning Instruction, 6:30 Meditation, 7:00 Meditation, 7:30 Talk, Discussion Q&A)

 

TUESDAYS

Columbia-Harlem Homeless Medical Partnership Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 pm; free medical clinic with dental consults 1st& 3rd Tuesdays, psychiatry 1st Tuesdays, occupational therapy 2nd& 4th Tuesdays. No ID required.

 

WEDNESDAYS

Urban Qi Every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:30 am at St. Nicholas Park @135th Street. Inclement weather–meet in the Undercroft. ( Tai Chi and Qi Gong classes, free  for St. Mary’s members)

St. Mary’s Choir Every Wednesday at 6 pm—no audition required, newcomers welcome!

Narcotics Anonymous (Men Supporting Men) Every Wednesday at 7:30 pm.

 

THURSDAYS

Miriam, Mark and Marx meets the last Thursday of each month for interfaith justice and peace activism and community. On second Thursdays, our agenda is hands-on work. We gather at 6:30PM to share food, experiences, feelings. We then plan how to advance in the struggle against racism, sexism, and expanding war in these very troubling times.  For information call Jim White at 201-956-5356. Next meeting: November 29.

Narcotics Anonymous (Convent Ave Group) Thursdays at 7:30 pm

 

FRIDAYS

Free Friday Movie Night! every Friday at 6:00 pm. Nov. 16: won’t you be my neighbor, 2018, pg-13, 1h 34min, bio-documentary. life and legacy of a beloved children’s tv host. Come for the fellowship, the movie, the popcorn, dinner and the fun…  volunteers always needed and welcome.

 

SATURDAYS

Saturday Mobile Soup Kitchen every Saturday beginning at 12 noon. Help prepare sandwiches and lunch bags and then distribute them to our neighbors on the street.

Metro New York Adventist Forum Led by Ms. Janet Schultz. Adventist Forum gathers on the second Saturday of the month (please check for specific dates).

St. Mary’s Thrift Shop: Fridays 2-5, Saturdays 12-5, Sundays 12-3. All proceeds support St. Mary’sEpiscopal Church and its mission to serve homeless and hungry people. Los ingress apoyan la Iglesia Episcopal de Santa Maria y su misión de servir a las personas sin hogar y hambrientos de Harlem.

 

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St. Mary’s Announcements for Nov 7!

XGood Morning and Welcome to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church!X

521West 126th Street X New York, NY10027 (212) 864-4013

www.StMarysHarlem.org www.facebook.com/st.marys.harlem

Saturday, November 10, 7 pm: Forgotten Soldiers from Our Forgotten War—Letter’s from Korea 1951-1953

First Flight Theatre Company presents a play written and directed by Frank Farrell, featuring Danny Beaton, Charlie Gillette, Charles Kennedy, and Stephen Kime. Stage Manager Claudia Egli. Playwright Frank Farrell found a tin canister of letters his father had saved for over 60 years in his closet.  The letters were sent to him from his boyhood friends who were serving in Korea in the early 1950s. Farrell published the letters in 2016 and subsequently adapted them into this play. At St. Mary’s Church. Tickets: $15; $10 for students & seniors.

Sunday, November 11, 12 pm: Collage Icon Workshop with artist Simon Carr

Icons are images that Christians use as a focus for prayer, usually portraying a saint or a scene from Jesus’ life. They also often represent Mary the Mother of Jesus. This coffee hour workshop will concentrate on a contemporary version of the theme: Mary Help of Christians. You can bring small images of Mary, and of the events and associations you have with her—personal photos, images from the media, animals, flowers. We will take a sheet of cardboard and cover it with gold paper, then surround Mary with images.

Saturday, November 17, 4 pm: Ordination of Spencer Cantrell

By the grace of God and the consent of the people on behalf of The Right Reverend Brian L. Cole Bishop of East Tennessee, The Right Reverend Mary D. Glasspool Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of New York will ordain Spencer Daniel Cantrell to the Sacred Order of Priests at St. Mary’s Church.

Wednesday, November 21: Multifaith Thanksgiving Celebration

Come and join us for a delicious meal and prayer service sponsored by a host of religious leaders from Christian, Buddhist, Jewish and Hindu faith traditions who have come together to serve God, one another, and those in need.  At All Souls Church, 88 St. Nicholas Ave. With Sai Baba Manhattan, Mandala Café, Harlem Havruta, and other partners. Everyone is invited!

Thursday, November 29, 6:30 pm – Austin Channing Brown Book Talk at St. Mary’s

In a time when nearly all institutions claim to value “diversity” in their mission statements, Austin Channing Brown offers a powerful account of how and why our actions so often fall short of our words. She writes in riveting detail about her journey to self-worth and the pitfalls that kill our attempts at racial justice. Join Austin Channing Brown as she discusses her book and invites us to confront apathy, recognize God’s ongoing work in the world, and discover how blackness–if we let it–can save us all. To RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-dignity-in-a-world-made-for-whiteness-with-austin-channing-brown-tickets-50787483731

The Missions endorsed by St. Mary’s Vestry:

The Black Lives Matter Movement (https://policy.m4bl.org/platform/)

Jubilee USA (http://www.jubileeusa.org/)

The New Sanctuary Movement (http://www.newsanctuarynyc.org/)

Our Partners: Unity Fellowship Church, NYC; NYC Adventist Forum; Pamsula Zen; Alanon; Alcoholics Anonymous; Columbia Harlem Homeless Medical Partnership (CHHMP); the Episcopal Churches in Harlem; Narcotics Anonymous; Circles of Support/Network; St. Mary’s Center; Urban Qi; Master Anthony Richardson Martial Arts.

Our Neighbors:26th Precinct, Eglise de Dieu, Emergency Services, Manhattan North Task Force, Old Broadway Family Residence, Old Broadway Synagogue, TemploBiblico.
Everyone who comes to St. Mary’s throughout the week,
and anyone who is not able to be with us.

And for the broader church:

The Diocese of New York (https://www.dioceseny.org/)

The Episcopal Church (https://www.episcopalchurch.org/)

The Anglican Communion (http://www.anglicancommunion.org/)

  

Prayer Requests for Health & Healing ✠

Inez Alexander, Freddi Brown-Carter, Tyrone Benjamin, Carmen Cabrera & family, Shirley Hilliard, Anthony Howell, Barbara Jackson, Ivory Johnson, Bishop Zachary Jones, Cissy Justice, Jerry McMillan, Frank Munzer, Alice Xaveria Ombash, the Pfeffer & Phelps Family, Nurana Radjabova, Rivers-Mazza family, Marilyn Seven, Marion Smith, James & Kimberly Snyder, Harriet Wyatt, Suzy Zavaletta

+ + +

 If you have any information to share with St. Mary’s church, please send it to stmarysharlem@gmail.com by Wednesday at 5 pm of each week to be placed in the weekly bulletin. To reach the Rector: please call 929-266-6279 or email: mlf.stmarysharlem@gmail.com.

 RDJ Memorial Refugee Shelter: The Refugee Shelter at St. Mary’s is always looking for volunteers for overnight shifts and more. This is a great opportunity to support immigrants and refugees in New York City. Please contact admin@rdjrefugeeshelter.org.

 

Regular Happenings at St. Mary’s Church!

 

SUNDAYS

Birthday and Anniversary Blessings 1st Sunday of each month.

Ecclesia Service & Meal 1st Sundays at 2:00 p.m. in Marcus Garvey Park, volunteers always needed to help prepare and serve the “Second Meal” following the service. St. Mary’s is not serving this month.

Spirit and Strife Peer Support Group 1st Sunday of each month at 12:30 pm in the rectory – Come share your burdens and joys in this prayerful circle of support.  New members always welcome.

Women’s Prayer Group 2nd Sundays of each month at 12:30 pm – All women are invited to this discussion and prayer time.

Healing Prayers 3rd Sundays of each month: laying on of hands/ prayer offered at the 8 & 10:30 services.

4th Sunday Potluck Bring a dish to share following 10:30am worship.

The Vestry Fourth Sundays of every month at 12:30 pm.  The Vestry is the governing board of St. Mary’s.  All are invited. Next meeting: November 25.

Unity Fellowship Church of New York Sundays at 2:00pm. Led by the Rev. Deborah Rice.  Sr. Bishop Zachary Jones.

Martial Arts for Children and Adults Sundays starting at 3 pm. Led by Master Anthony Richards. Contact the Parish Office for more information.

Narcotics Anonymous (We Have a Dream) Sundays at 7:30 pm

Wisdom Circle 3rd Sundays in the Rectory Common Room at 12:15 pm. Next Circle: November 18.

 

MONDAYS

Alcoholics Anonymous Mondays at 12pm in the Parish Hall. 

St. Mary’s Food Pantry Mondays at 4 pm grocery-style shopping choices available for all neighbors. For more information: st.marysfoodprograms@gmail.com.

Pamsula Zen Meditation Mondays at 6:00 pm in the rectory (6:00 Beginning Instruction, 6:30 Meditation, 7:00 Meditation, 7:30 Talk, Discussion Q&A)

 

TUESDAYS

Columbia-Harlem Homeless Medical Partnership Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 pm; free medical clinic with dental consults 1st& 3rd Tuesdays, psychiatry 1st Tuesdays, occupational therapy 2nd& 4th Tuesdays. No ID required.

 

WEDNESDAYS

Urban Qi Every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:30 am at St. Nicholas Park @135th Street. Inclement weather–meet in the Undercroft. ( Tai Chi and Qi Gong classes, free  for St. Mary’s members)

Wednesday Evening Prayer at St. Mary’s Every Wednesday at 7 pm—on a brief hiatus.

Narcotics Anonymous (Men Supporting Men) Every Wednesday at 7:30 pm.

 

THURSDAYS

Miriam, Mark and Marx meets the last Thursday of each month for interfaith justice and peace activism and community. On second Thursdays, our agenda is hands-on work. We gather at 6:30PM to share food, experiences, feelings. We then plan how to advance in the struggle against racism, sexism, and expanding war in these very troubling times.  For information call Jim White at 201-956-5356. Next meeting: November 29.

Narcotics Anonymous (Convent Ave Group) Thursdays at 7:30 pm

 

FRIDAYS

Free Friday Movie Night! every Friday at 6:00 pm. Nov. 9: three the hard way, 1974, r, 1h29min, action. martial artists fight a white supremacist plot. w/ jim brown, fred williamson, jim kelly. Come for the fellowship, the movie, the popcorn, dinner and the fun…  volunteers always needed and welcome.

 

SATURDAYS

Saturday Mobile Soup Kitchen every Saturday beginning at 12 noon. Help prepare sandwiches and lunch bags and then distribute them to our neighbors on the street.

Metro New York Adventist Forum Led by Ms. Janet Schultz. Adventist Forum gathers on the second Saturday of the month (please check for specific dates).

 

St. Mary’s Thrift Shop: Fridays 12-5, Saturdays 12-5, Sundays 12-3. All proceeds support St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and its mission to serve homeless and hungry people. Los ingress apoyan la Iglesia Episcopal de Santa Maria y su misión de servir a las personas sin hogaryhambrientos de Harlem.

 

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St. Mary’s Announcements for Oct 31!

TODAY, October 31, 3:30-6:30: All treats! 🦇🦇🦇

Help welcome and celebrate neighborhood children as they stop by St. Mary’s in their costumes! We need your help in one-hour shifts: 3:30, 4:30 or 5:30 pm

Monday, November 5, 7 pm: The American Slavery Project Presents: Unheard Voices

St. Mary’s will host Unheard Voices, an original play with music featuring stories by celebrated writers like Keith Josef Adkins, Dennis Allen III, Radha Blank, Dominique Morrisseau, Cassandra Medley, Judy Tate, Alexander Thomas, Cori Thomas, Mfoniso Udofia, and more. The stories are based on actual graves of people who lived long ago. It is a celebration and ritual honoring the African-descended people, enslaved and free, who lived, loved and toiled in colonial New York and are buried anonymously in African Burial grounds throughout the city. Suggested Donation $15

ELECTION DAY – St. Mary’s gets out the VOTE! Tuesday, November 6th. If you need a ride to the polls, let us know! Contact the Parish Office.

Saturday, November 10, 7 pm: Forgotten Soldiers from Our Forgotten War—Letter’s from Korea 1951-1953

First Flight Theatre Company presents a play written and directed by Frank Farrell, featuring Danny Beaton, Charlie Gillette, Charles Kennedy, and Stephen Kime. Stage Manager Claudia Egli. Playwright Frank Farrell found a tin canister of letters his father had saved for over 60 years in his closet.  The letters were sent to him from his boyhood friends who were serving in Korea in the early 1950s. Farrell published the letters in 2016 and subsequently adapted them into this play. At St. Mary’s Church. Tickets: $15; $10 for students & seniors.

Sunday, November 11, 12 pm: Collage Icon Workshop with artist Simon Carr

Icons are images that Christians use as a focus for prayer, usually portraying a saint or a scene from Jesus’ life. They also often represent Mary the Mother of Jesus. This coffee hour workshop will concentrate on a contemporary version of the theme: Mary Help of Christians. You can bring small images of Mary, and of the events and associations you have with her—personal photos, images from the media, animals, flowers. We will take a sheet of cardboard and cover it with gold paper, then surround Mary with images.

Sunday, November 17, 4 pm: Ordination of Spencer Cantrell

By the grace of God and the consent of the people on behalf of The Right Reverend Brian L. Cole Bishop of East Tennessee, The Right Reverend Mary D. Glasspool Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of New York will ordain Spencer Daniel Cantrell to the Sacred Order of Priests at St. Mary’s Church.

Wednesday, November 21: Multifaith Thanksgiving Celebration

Come and join us for a delicious meal and prayer service sponsored by a host of religious leaders from Christian, Buddhist, Jewish and Hindu faith traditions who have come together to serve God, one another, and those in need.  At All Souls Church, 88 St. Nicholas Ave. With Sai Baba Manhattan, Mandala Café, Harlem Havruta, and other partners. Everyone is invited!

Thursday, November 29, 6:30 pm – Austin Channing Brown Book Talk at St. Mary’s

In a time when nearly all institutions claim to value “diversity” in their mission statements, Austin Channing Brown offers a powerful account of how and why our actions so often fall short of our words. She writes in riveting detail about her journey to self-worth and the pitfalls that kill our attempts at racial justice. Join Austin Channing Brown as she discusses her book and invites us to confront apathy, recognize God’s ongoing work in the world, and discover how blackness–if we let it–can save us all. To RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-dignity-in-a-world-made-for-whiteness-with-austin-channing-brown-tickets-50787483731

The Missions endorsed by St. Mary’s Vestry:

The Black Lives Matter Movement (https://policy.m4bl.org/platform/)

Jubilee USA (http://www.jubileeusa.org/)

The New Sanctuary Movement (http://www.newsanctuarynyc.org/)

Our Partners: Unity Fellowship Church, NYC; NYC Adventist Forum; Pamsula Zen; Alanon; Alcoholics Anonymous; Columbia Harlem Homeless Medical Partnership (CHHMP); the Episcopal Churches in Harlem; Narcotics Anonymous; Circles of Support/Network; St. Mary’s Center; Urban Qi; Master Anthony Richardson Martial Arts.

Our Neighbors:26th Precinct, Eglise de Dieu, Emergency Services, Manhattan North Task Force, Old Broadway Family Residence, Old Broadway Synagogue, TemploBiblico.
Everyone who comes to St. Mary’s throughout the week,
and anyone who is not able to be with us.

And for the broader church:

The Diocese of New York (https://www.dioceseny.org/)

The Episcopal Church (https://www.episcopalchurch.org/)

The Anglican Communion (http://www.anglicancommunion.org/)

  

Prayer Requests for Health & Healing ✠

Inez Alexander, Freddi Brown-Carter, Tyrone Benjamin, Carmen Cabrera & family, Shirley Hilliard, Anthony Howell, Barbara Jackson, Ivory Johnson, Bishop Zachary Jones, Cissy Justice, Jerry McMillan, Frank Munzer, Alice Xaveria Ombash, the Pfeffer & Phelps Family, Nurana Radjabova, Rivers-Mazza family, Marilyn Seven, Marion Smith, James & Kimberly Snyder, Harriet Wyatt, Suzy Zavaletta

+ + +

 If you have any information to share with St. Mary’s church, please send it to stmarysharlem@gmail.com by Wednesday at 5 pm of each week to be placed in the weekly bulletin. To reach the Rector: please call 929-266-6279 or email: mlf.stmarysharlem@gmail.com.

 RDJ Memorial Refugee Shelter: The Refugee Shelter at St. Mary’s is always looking for volunteers for overnight shifts and more. This is a great opportunity to support immigrants and refugees in New York City. Please contact admin@rdjrefugeeshelter.org.

 

Regular Happenings at St. Mary’s Church!

 

SUNDAYS

Birthday and Anniversary Blessings 1st Sunday of each month.

Ecclesia Service & Meal 1st Sundays at 2:00 p.m. in Marcus Garvey Park, volunteers always needed to help prepare and serve the “Second Meal” following the service. St. Mary’s is not serving this month.

Spirit and Strife Peer Support Group 1st Sunday of each month at 12:30 pm in the rectory – Come share your burdens and joys in this prayerful circle of support.  New members always welcome.

Women’s Prayer Group 2nd Sundays of each month at 12:30 pm – All women are invited to this discussion and prayer time.

Healing Prayers 3rd Sundays of each month: laying on of hands/ prayer offered at the 8 & 10:30 services.

4th Sunday Potluck Bring a dish to share following 10:30am worship.

The Vestry Fourth Sundays of every month at 12:30 pm.  The Vestry is the governing board of St. Mary’s.  All are invited. Next meeting: November 25.

Unity Fellowship Church of New York Sundays at 2:00pm. Led by the Rev. Deborah Rice.  Sr. Bishop Zachary Jones.

Martial Arts for Children and Adults Sundays starting at 3 pm. Led by Master Anthony Richards. Contact the Parish Office for more information.

Narcotics Anonymous (We Have a Dream) Sundays at 7:30 pm

Wisdom Circle 3rd Sundays in the Rectory Common Room at 12:15 pm. Next Circle: November 18.

 

MONDAYS

Alcoholics Anonymous Mondays at 12pm in the Parish Hall. 

St. Mary’s Food Pantry Mondays at 4 pm grocery-style shopping choices available for all neighbors. For more information: st.marysfoodprograms@gmail.com.

Pamsula Zen Meditation Mondays at 6:00 pm in the rectory (6:00 Beginning Instruction, 6:30 Meditation, 7:00 Meditation, 7:30 Talk, Discussion Q&A)

 

TUESDAYS

Columbia-Harlem Homeless Medical Partnership Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 pm; free medical clinic with dental consults 1st& 3rd Tuesdays, psychiatry 1st Tuesdays, occupational therapy 2nd& 4th Tuesdays. No ID required.

 

WEDNESDAYS

Urban Qi Every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:30 am at St. Nicholas Park @135th Street. Inclement weather–meet in the Undercroft. ( Tai Chi and Qi Gong classes, free  for St. Mary’s members)

Wednesday Evening Prayer at St. Mary’s Every Wednesday at 7 pm—on a brief hiatus.

Narcotics Anonymous (Men Supporting Men) Every Wednesday at 7:30 pm.

 

THURSDAYS

Miriam, Mark and Marx meets the last Thursday of each month for interfaith justice and peace activism and community. On second Thursdays, our agenda is hands-on work. We gather at 6:30PM to share food, experiences, feelings. We then plan how to advance in the struggle against racism, sexism, and expanding war in these very troubling times.  For information call Jim White at 201-956-5356. Next meeting: November 29.

Narcotics Anonymous (Convent Ave Group) Thursdays at 7:30 pm

 

FRIDAYS

Free Friday Movie Night! every Friday at 6:00 pm. Nov. 2: oceans eight, 2018, pg-13, crime comedy. an all-female crew attempts a heist at the met gala. w/ s. bullock, c. blanchett, a. hathaway. Come for the fellowship, the movie, the popcorn, dinner and the fun…  volunteers always needed and welcome.

 

SATURDAYS

Saturday Mobile Soup Kitchen every Saturday beginning at 12 noon. Help prepare sandwiches and lunch bags and then distribute them to our neighbors on the street.

Metro New York Adventist Forum Led by Ms. Janet Schultz. Adventist Forum gathers on the second Saturday of the month (please check for specific dates).

 

St. Mary’s Thrift Shop: Fridays 12-5, Saturdays 12-5, Sundays 12-3. All proceeds support St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and its mission to serve homeless and hungry people. Los ingress apoyan la Iglesia Episcopal de Santa Maria y su misión de servir a las personas sin hogaryhambrientos de Harlem.

 

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