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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St. Mary’s in February

February 12 – Black History Month Celebration!

Poetry Sunday Worship at 10 am

To Harlem with Love: Yuri Kochiyama & Malcolm X presentation at 12 noon

Lent is coming! Ash Wednesday is March 1, services at 7:30 am, 12 noon, 6:30 pm

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Profiled – the movie

Please join us on Friday evening, January 13 at the screening of PROFILED and bring your friends who are sick and tired of the  profiling and murdering of Blacks and Latinos by the NYPD. 

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Margarita Rosario, the mother of Anthony Rosario and aunt of Hilton Vega both of whom murdered by NYPD officers in 1995; Chauniqua D, Young, a Center  for Constitutional Rights  attorney who was part of the successful  Stop-and-Frisk case;  Kristine Anderson-Welch, a community activist; and Kathleen Foster, the producer-director of Profiled. 
The screening of PROFILED will be free. 
Any donations will be used  to help with the further distribution of this important documentary  including the making of a Spanish subtitled version and to help with St. Mary’s important work for justice.
WMM A WOMEN MAKE MOVIES RELEASE  www.profiledthedocumentary.com
Fri. Jan.13, 2017 6:00-8:00 pm
521 W. 126 St., NY, NY 10027
Profiled Poster Edited
PROFILED knits the stories of mothers of black and Latin youth murdered by the NYPD into a powerful indictment of racial profiling and police brutality, and places them within a historical context of the roots of racism in the U.S.

Ranging from the routine harassment of minority students in an affluent Brooklyn neighborhood to the killings and protests in Staten Island and Ferguson, Missouri, Profiled bears witness to the racist violence that remains an everyday reality for black and Latin people in this country and gives us a window on one of the burning issues of our time.

“Excellent!  A very real film showing statistics and accurate data of how our families were brutalized then during our amcesors’ time and now! This has to stop! We are more than hashtags and body bags!”

Tawanda Jones, Community activist, Baltimore, MD.

Sister of Tyrone West who died in police custody 2013
Jones has been recognized by the local branch of the NAACP and Johns Hopkins University for her dedication to social justice.
“PROFILED is a powerful documentary and a crucial contribution to the discussion of race and racism in America — both in terms of its economic and ideological impact. First, it gives a voice to the family, friends and community members of the young men and women who have been killed by the police. Second, it provides interviews and evidence of the roots and importance of racism in American history from the beginning as a specific strategy of power elites to keep the American working class divided by race to weaken their abilty to improve the lives of themselves and their children,”

Pat Keeton, Prof. of Communication Arts

Ramapo College of NJ
WMM A WOMEN MAKE MOVIES RELEASE  www.profiledthedocumentary.com
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Harlem Alter-knit-ive Holiday Crafts Fair, December 10 & 11, 12 noon to 5 pm

All items hand made or personally designed!

St. Mary’s Episcopal Churh
521 West 126th Street
Between Broadway and Amsterdam
New York, NY  10027

Get something unique and special for the holidays!
Support local artists and crafts people, and help support St. Mary’s!



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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 immigrant men. A total of 3 very part time staff and approximately 40 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, and – to promote wellness – a twice weekly Tai Chi class. The New York Intern Program (NYIP), a year of social justice oriented work and discernment for 5 young adults is part of the Episcopal Service Corps New York (ESC NY), is also sponsored/hosted by St. Mary’s. Please click on “calendar” above to find out specific information.

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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Announcements for 10/14/2016

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

No More Stolen Lives Induction Ceremony, Saturday, October 22 at 5 pm
A solemn and empowering event at which recent and past victims of police killing are formally inducted into the roster of the Stolen Lives Project. The ceremony is an affirmation of life and a call to action. It brings together family members to affirm the humanity of their loved ones who have often been demonized. Family members and organizers will speak about those who have been killed and the continuing struggle for justice. For more information: http://stolenlives.org/

From Harlem with Love: A Mural for Yuri & Malcolm Mural Dedication, Sunday, October 23 at 2 pm
Celebrate the mural’s completion with the artists and organizers at 125th Street & Old Broadway

Diocese of New York – Pre-Convention Caucus, Saturday, October 29 10-2
The Strategic Plan for the Diocese of New York is for reading on the website (https://www.dioceseny.org/) – and even better, find out what is really going on by attending the Pre-Convention Caucus at the Church of the Intercession from 10 am to 2 pm, light lunch provided IF YOU RSVP! Topics include: how money is spent, what makes a congregation “imperiled” and what new ideas might be coming about how to be a diocese.

Dances for Seniors, Monday, November 7th at 2:30PM! in the church
A program by Dances For A Variable Population, is part performance and part participatory workshop promoting strong and creative movement to seniors of all ages and abilities. A great introduction to dance for everyone, the program emphasizes fun and friendship while inspiring seniors towards more mobility and expression. We are truly looking forward to this program to St. Mary’s on Monday November 7th at 2:30pm

Pray for:

Partners: Unity Fellowship Church, NYC; NYC Adventist Forum; Pamsula Zen;
Alanon; Alcoholics Anonymous; Columbia Harlem Homeless Medical Partnership (CHHMP); Narcotics Anonymous; Network Support; Queer Detainees Empowerment Project (QDEP); 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
For everyone who comes to St. Mary’s throughout the week, and for anyone who is not able to be with us.

 Special Prayer requests and blessings 

Prayers for health and healing: Dorothy Boxley, Sarah and Wyatt Lane, Effie Scott, Gloria Ellis Smith, Shirrell & Tyrone Felder, the Crawford family, Ian Harding, Patrick Harding & family, April & Barbara Jackson, Marion Smith, Jacqueline & Anthony Rackley family, Doris Rodriquez, Gwen Walker & family, Bonnie Phelps and family, Lois Coe, Mary Kelly Brown, Grace Tesita, Marvin Jones, Michelle & Devante Atkins, Betty Littlefield, Heather Jean Balsdom, Eva Greene & family, Raivlston Walters, Maura Hammer, Sheila, Syida & Jamie Patterson, Shirley Hilliard, Matthew Jones, Stephanie Miranda, Patricia Pinnick, Teiggy, Andrew Polk, David Wreck, Liya Pagani, Camilo Lopez, Tonya Yates, Wilfredo Perata, Pearl Harris, Lisa Slocum, Inez Alexander, Carmen Antoniella Torre, James Allen, Anthony Howell, Latasha Wilson, Asha Taylor, Harriet Wyatt, Zachary and Arin Mazza, Carmen Cabrera, Manuel Furer and family (Vivian, Rachel, Jessica, Becky), Raheem Harris, Ruth Jervis

 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.

Unity Fellowship Church of New York Led by Sr. Bishop Zachary Jones. Unity shares office space on the lower level, worship on Sundays at 2: pm

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 5:30 pm in the Rectory
(5:30 Beginning Instruction, 6-6:25 Meditation, 6:35-7 Meditation, 7-7:30 Talk, Discussion Q&A)

Birthdays and Baptismal Blessings first Sunday of each month
Bible Study – Sundays at 9 am, exploring the Book of Exodus!
“CRAFT CHURCH,” 3-7pm (the second saturday of every month) in the st. mary’s rectory common rooms. bring your craft project (any kind!) and make progress in excellent company. we also take a few moments out for prayer and reflection about the gift of creativity and how artistic pursuits can bring us closer to god. questions? email lisa at lisa.marie.slocum@gmail.com.

Dorcas Arts Second and fourth Sundays Hemming pants, skirts and dresses. Sew on buttons and small repairs. To assist in this project Concact: Sandra-Mae Flowers 646-856-2912 or send e-mail to Sandra.Flowers90@myhunter.cuny.edu
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 12 noon. All are invited. Next meeting October 23.
Miriam, Mark and Marx Gospel/Social Activism Group convenes on the last Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m. 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. Next meeting October 27.

Saturday Mobile Soup Kitchen: help prepare sandwiches, lunch bags, and take them to our neighbors on the street. Every Saturday at 12 noon, going out at (approximately) 2 pm.

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

Free! Movies Every Friday Night at St. Mary’s Church at 6:00 pm. the replacements (pg-13, 2000 sports comedy, 1h58 mins.) substitutes are hired in a football strike. Come for the fellowship, the movie, the popcorn, 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

Thrift.StMarys@Gmail.com • 212-864-4013•Fri 3-7, Sat & Sun 12-5 pm
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

To all, 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.

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September 2016 Announcements

Welcome to September Happenings!
  from St. Mary’s Episcopal Church + 521 West 126th Street + New York, NY + 10027
scroll down for more information
September Happenings at St. Mary’s
We return to a regular Fall schedule with some wonderful celebrations: 
This Sunday, September 4, at the 10 am service we will formally welcome NYIP participants Hannah Beachey, Rachel Crosby, Olivia (Liv) Heist, Catherine Jackson-Jordan, and Andrew Kumfer. They will begin at their worksites (Church of the Heavenly Rest Outreach, St. James Mission, Episcopal Charities, New Life School and University Settlement/Project Home.
Celebration of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary 
(St. Mary’s Festival Weekend)
Friday, September 9, Mary – Health of the Sick
6 pm Movie Night: Resurrection – a woman dies in a car accident and returns with healing powers, but all are not pleased by her miracles (Ellen Burstyn).
8 pm Compline
Saturday, September 10, Mary – Untier of Knots
10:30 am Tai Chi/Qi Gong Movement
11 am Rosary Making  — Knot Workshop for Children
  1 pm (Subversive) Book Making
  3 pm Meditative Drawing
  5 pm Processional Banner Making
Sunday, September 11, Mary – Mother of Justice
 8 am Contemplative Eucharist
10 am Festive Eucharist with Procession of the Infant Godbearer
12:30 pm Volunteer Justice Fair & Yard Sale
  1 pm Carnival Games, Food & Ice Cream
  3 pm Black Lives Matter Platform & TaNehisi Coates Between the World & Me
          what are we learning? how are we acting for justice?
& other possibilities tba – to conclude by 4 pm 
St. Mary’s Speakeasy is back!
     Saturday, September 17
7 pm to midnight.
Style, live entertainment, and fabulous food & drink.
$5 if wearing all black; $10 if even hint of color
Happenings Reminders
IQ for Children – Saturday, September 10
11 am- 12:30 pm Knot Workshop
Bible Study – Sundays at 9:00 am beginning 9/18.
Exploring the book of Exodus with Seminarian Nicole Renna.
Peace of Pizza Wednesday 9/14 at 7 pm
The first community meal with this year’s interns!
Women’s Prayer GroupSunday 9/11, after 10 am service
Garden Work Day: Saturday, 9/3, 1-3:30 pm.
tasks for all abilities, all are welcome!
Vestry – the next Vestry meeting will be Sunday, October 23
4th Sunday Potluck Coffee Hour (9/25) following the 10 am service
Miriam, Mark & Marx –  (more info, call Jim White  646-672-6186)
Thursday 9/29 at 6:30 pm Regular Meeting.
Thrift Shop: Re-opens Friday, September 2, 3 pm
Speakeasy! Saturday, September 17, 7pm -12am
Guest preacher & Celebrant, returning friend of St. Mary’s: 
The Rev. Cn. Jeanne Person on Sunday, September 25, at 8 and 10 am.
and many weekly ministries: Monday Pantry, Tuesday Medical Clinic, Wednesday/Saturday Tai Chi, Wednesday Choir Practice, Thursday Network Support, Friday Movie Night, Saturday Outreach/Mobile Soup Kitchen, Weekday Alanon/NA/AA meetings, every night Shelter. 
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church | 212-864-4013| stmarysharlem@gmail.com 


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