August 14, 2017 Announcements

Stand with Mrs. Hawa Bah
August 22 @ 11 am

 Join with supporters as Mrs. Bah meets with the US Attorney to find out if charges
will be made against the officers that killed her son in his own home.
 St. Andrew’s Plaza (near Foley Square)

Wednesday Evening Prayer on the Pier
July 5 – August 30 @ 7 pm

 Join St. Mary’s members and friends for Evening Prayer on Wednesdays
at the southern pier in the Harlem Piers Park… look for the boat!

St. Mary’s T-Shirts in Marian Blue!

$15 to order in advance, $20 after they arrive, we are selling t-shirts in preparation for our St. Mary’s Festival Weekend (and throughout the year). Please see Lisa Slocum, Mo. Mary, or Marilyn Manson in the Parish Office to place your order.

St. Mary’s Thrift Store

St. Mary’s Thrift Store is closed for the month of August. It will reopen again Labor Day weekend.

The Rev. Mary Foulke is on vacation in August. For any concerns, call the Church office at 212 864-4013. She will be back on Sunday, September 3, 2017.


~  Save The Date!  ~

September 8-10 ~ St. Mary’s Festival!


Pray for

Partners: Harlem Insight, Unity Fellowship Church, NYC; NYC Adventist Forum; Pamsula Zen; Alanon; Alcoholics Anonymous; Columbia Harlem Homeless Medical Partnership (CHHMP); Narcotics Anonymous; Network Support; Urban Qi
Neighbors: 26th Precinct, Eglise de Dieu, Emergency Services, Manhattan North Task Force, Manhattanville Health Center, Old Broadway Family Residence,
Old Broadway Synagogue, Templo Biblico;
Everyone who comes to St. Mary’s throughout the week, and anyone who is not able to be with us.

Regular Happenings at St. Mary’s Church!

Ecclesia, every first 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.

 Harlem Insight
Meditation for all levels.
By donation.  All are welcome. No experience is necessary.

Saturdays 10am-12pm in the Rectory

Unity Fellowship Church of New York
Led by Sr. Bishop Zachary Jones.
Unity worships on Sundays at 2:00pm

Metro New York Adventist Forum
Led by Ms. Janet Schultz
Adventist Forum shares space with us in our Sanctuary every first & third Saturday at 11: am

 Pamsula Zen Meditation
Teacher Daiken Nelson
Every Monday evening at 6:00 pm in the Rectory
(6:00 Beginning Instruction, 6:30 Meditation, 7:00 Meditation, 7:30 Talk, Discussion Q&A)

Birthdays and Baptismal Blessings first Sunday of each month..


Dorcas Arts Second and fourth Sundays. Hemming pants, skirts and dresses. Sew on buttons and small repairs.  Contact: Sandra-May Flowers 646-856-2912 or e-mail

Healing Prayer third Sunday of each month.

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

 Women’s Prayer Group second Sundays following the 10:00 a.m. service. All women are welcome to join us!

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

The Vestry meets on the fourth Sunday of every month at 1 p.m.  All are invited. Next meeting: August 27

Miriam, Mark and Marx: Our interfaith Justice and Peace Activism Community meets the last Thursday of each month. We gather at 6:00PM to share food, experiences, and feelings. We then plan how to advance in the struggle against racism, sexism, and expanding war in these very troubling times.  For information or Pastoral Care call Jim White at 201-956-5356, or leave him a message in the parish office.  Next meeting: August 31.

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

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

 Free Movie! Every Friday Night at St. Mary’s Church at 6:00 pm… August 18: The Shack (2017,  PG-13,  Drama – Fantasy, 2h12mins). A grieving man receives a mysterious invitation to meet with God at a place called “The Shack.”  With Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer. Come for the fellowship, the movie, the popcorn, dinner and the fun…  as always, volunteers are needed.   

 Urban Qi (free Tai Chi and Qi Gong classes) every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:30 am.

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

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September 8, 4-6 pm Save The Date!

planting justice invite 2017

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August Happenings At St. Marys

Welcome to Happenings! Wednesday Evening Prayer at the Pier continues
 Sunday service time to change to 10:30 in September! 
 and a reminder that meditation/wellness is important in every season.

August Happenings at St. Mary’s

Summer continues with Evening Prayer every Wednesday at 7 pm on the Harlem Pier,rain or shine faithful members, friends, and passers-by have gathered for prayers, a scripture reading and singing.
Field Trip to the East River Reflections Labyrinth on Thursday, August 3;

meet at St. Mary’s at 6 pm to travel together by train, or meet there (East River Park, just North of the Williamsburg Bridge) more info.
Blessings and goodbyes to this year’s NYIP Interns, Sunday August 6 at 10 am
Say farewell to Rachel, Catherine and Andrew, and celebrate their next steps. Hear more about their year with us on Wednesday, August 9 at 7 pm, last Peace of Pizza of this year!
Living Change Fellowship at St. Mary’s
What was known for 10 years as “The New York Intern Program” at St. Mary’s, is changing! NYIP was one of the founding members of the Episcopal Service Corps, a nation-wide umbrella organization of young adult service and justice year programs. In growing NYIP, last year it became a program of the Diocese of New York. To catch up with the growth, names are changing. The Diocesan program will be called The New York Service and Justice Collaborative; it will support multiple programs in the diocese. St. Mary’s program will be called The Living Change Fellowship. New “Fellows” (no longer interns) will arrive August 25.
we will welcome the new Fellows in worship on September 3.
St. Mary’s Festival
September 8-10
Celebrate the birth of Blessed Mary, the Godbearer!
Friday – Garden Party & Film Festival
Saturday – Creative Workshops
Festive Sunday Worship 
at 10:30 am!
for more information and about how you can help, please contact the Parish Office
The retreat this Spring included Buddha Day at Blue Cliff Monastery in the Thich Nhat Han lineage of Zen Buddhism
Harlem Insight Meditation
Saturdays at 10 am
Harlem Insight Meditation offers meditation on Saturdays from 10 am to 12 noon. All are welcome, no experience necessary; donations accepted. for more information.
Pamsula Zen Meditation
Mondays 6 to 7:30 pm
Teacher Daiken Nelson in the White Plum Lineage of Taizan Maezumi & the Zen Peacemaker Order leads beginning instruction at 6, Meditation at 6:30 (including walking meditation and Dharma talk). All are welcome; donations accepted.
Urban Qi
Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 am
TaiChi/Qi Gong classes in St. Nicholas Park (@135th St on the “plaza”), in the Undercroft at St. Mary’s in case of inclement weather. All are welcome; donations accepted. Free for members of St. Mary’s. for more information.

Happenings Reminders

Thrift Shop: will be closed for the month of August. Re-opening on St. Mary’s Festival Weekend, 9/8!
Ecclesia:Sunday 8/6 at 2 pm in Marcus Garvey Park
Final Peace of Pizza w/NYIP: Wednesday 8/9 at 7 pm
Miriam, Mark & MarxThursday, 8/31 at 6:30 pm
Vestry1/22 at 12:00 pm
Starting September 10, Sunday Eucharist will be at 8 and 10:30 am!
and many weekly ministries: Monday Pantry, Tuesday Medical Clinic, Wednesday Choir Practice, Friday Movie Night, Saturday Outreach/Mobile Soup Kitchen, Weekday Alanon/NA/AA meetings, every night Shelter. more information!

St. Mary’s Church, 521 West 126th Street, New York, NY 10027
212 864-4013

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Garden Clean Up & Planting

St. Mary’s Garden mission is: to celebrate creation and to heal human relationships with the natural world. All are invited to our Garden Clean Up on Friday, June 16, from 9am to 3 pm – and Planting on Saturday, June 17, 1 to 3 pm, RAIN OR SHINE!


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Justice and Peace Revival/Evolution

Liberation scripture, dance and spoken word, singing and drum. On this weekend that Christians celebrate the Holy Spirit, be inspired to witness for justice for Deborah Danner, Mohammed Bah, and all victims of police violence; find strength to resist discriminatory deportations, and all anti-immigrant​/anti-Muslim actions, see Theatre of the Oppressed invite options in the face of aggressive policing. “Evolution” an arts and sales festival for St. Mary’s Thrift Shop begins at 12 noon in the Garden, with live music and refreshments.

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Welcome to St. Mary’s!

St. Mary’s Manhattanville is the “I am not afraid” church, standing up as a community of faith in West Harlem to pursue justice and peace for the poor and oppressed, to pray and care for the sick, lonely and at risk and to put into practice the message of the Gospel by the power of the Holy Spirit. “Do not be afraid” Luke 1:30

St. Mary’s is a small, very active congregation that supports a host of community activities and services. Something is happening every day and every night and we love to involve new people. The ministries that church members are directly responsible for include a Client Choice Food Pantry (on Mondays), a Saturday Outreach Mobile Soup Kitchen, and a Friday Movie Night social with food; 5 days per week mail service for those with no secure address, and a 7 night per week Shelter for homeless refugees and asylum-seekers. In July and August we offer St. Mary’s Summer Camp for children who have completed 1st through 5th grade. A total of 3 staff and approximately 50 regular volunteers sustain these ministries. St. Mary’s also hosts six different 12 Step meetings, a weekly support group for persons recently incarcerated, a free weekly medical/dental clinic (on Tuesdays), and – to promote wellness – a twice weekly Tai Chi/Qi Gong class. Please click on “calendar” above to find out specific information. Additionally, five young adults reside at St. Mary’s and commit to a year of social justice oriented work and discernment as part of the New York Service and Justice Collaborative.

We are part of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, and The Episcopal Church, as well as the world-wide Anglican Communion.

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Celebrate the Resurrection with us!


St. Mary’s HOLY WEEK AND EASTER Schedule 2017

 Wednesday, April 12, 7:30 pm
A service of psalms and the extinguishing of lights

Thursday, April 13, 6:30 pm
Maundy Thursday Eucharist
with Footwashing, Stripping of the Altar, and Agape Meal

Overnight Vigil at the Altar of Repose
All are welcome to pray and meditate, to keep company with Christ in the garden.

Friday, April 14, 12 noon to 3 pm
Good Friday Liturgy
with the Veneration of the Cross, Communion from the Reserve Sacrament, and Stations of the Cross

Saturday, April 15
12:00 noon – Holy Saturday Service
in the Garden (weather permitting)

2:00 pm
Easter Egg Dyeing for Children and Adults
In the Garden (weather permitting)

7:30 pm
The Great Vigil of Easter
An ancient service celebrating the new fire of Easter, all salvation history, and the first alleluias!

 Sunday, April 16, 8 and 10 am
Festive Easter Worship
With Easter Egg Hunt in the Garden following the 10 am service

St Mary’s is located at 521 West 126th Street, New York, NY 10027, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue

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