Welcome to St. Mary’s

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church | 521 West 126th Street | New York | NY | 10027

February 2015 Happenings at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

Preparing for Lent with celebration!

Too often Christians are only very serious, where is the fun?
Valentines Mardi Gras Ball, Saturday, February 14, at 7 pm,
all fun, all to support St. Mary’s! For information and tickets see below!

Ash Wednesday Services, February 18 at 12 noon & 7 pm.
Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist

Classes for Adult Confirmation, Reception, Reaffirmation of Faith

Saturdays in Lent at 10:30 am; for those new to the Episcopal Church and those longtime members who wish to refresh their faith! (see schedule on below)

ST. MARY’S IN ACTION: Food Pantry & Outreach
St. Mary’s has provided hot food and pantry items to hungry people since 1983. What began as a soup kitchen and pantry has become a client choice pantry (where people are able to choose appropriate food for their families) distributing in one year 4300 food packages containing up to 9 meals each. A mobile outreach to 5000 people annually offers hot soup and sandwiches at nearby can redemption centers and other nearby locations where people seek shelter or sustenance. One person staying in the Shelter at St. Mary’s had cooking talents and soon became a valuable volunteer on Saturdays. Leadership has long been a strength of these programs, clients often become volunteers who share valuable information as well as time and care. In January students from Harlem’s Promise Academy came to St. Mary’s to learn about homelessness, pack food, and distribute to hungry people in the neighborhood.

CALENDAR: Join in worship, action, study and fun

Friday Movie Night, Saturday Outreach, Monday Food Pantry, weekday NA/Alanon Meetings, every night Shelter, Thrift Shop open Saturday & Sundays 12 to 5, Tuesday Medical Clinic, Wed & Sat Tai Chi! Sundays: 2/1 Ecclesia, 2/8 Episcopal Church Women Prayer Group, 2/15 ECW Meeting, Thursday 2/26 Miriam, Mark and Marx Discussion & Action

1/31 & 2/1 INDABA: St. Mary’s team with St. John’s, Wilmot, at St. James, Hyde Park, NY

Sundays 2/1 and 2/8 – Hand Made Valentine’s Gifts for sale at coffee-hour after 10 am service!

Saturday 2/7, 10:30 am, Celebration of Saint Absalom Jones at the Cathedral of St. John

Sunday 2/8, 10 am Visit of Bishop Geralyn Wolf to St. Mary’s

Saturday 2/14, 7 pm Mardi Gras Masked Ball

Sunday 2/15, 10 am Black History Month Poetry Celebration

Wednesday 2/18, 12 noon and 7 pm Ash Wednesday Services

Sunday 2/22, 3 pm Harlem Chamber Players Black History Celebration

Wednesday 2/25, 7 pm Evening Prayer & Lenten Meal at St. Ambrose Church

To participate please contact: stmarysharlem@gmail.com or 212-864-4013.

St. Mary’s is the “we are not afraid” church.


Worship with us:

Sundays at 8 & 10 am

Lent 2015 Confirmation, Reception, Reaffirmation of Faith -Learning and Prayer Group

On Saturday mornings in Lent the Rev. Dr. Mary Foulke and Seminarian Marilyn McCord will lead classes exploring the foundational beliefs and practices of the Episcopal Church based on the Nicene Creed. This is an opportunity for those who are new to learn more about the Episcopal Church, for those longtime members to refresh their faith, and for all to experience a close community of learning and prayer. Please join us on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12 noon!

February 21 Trusting God

February 28 Risking Love

March 7 God at Work (please note, following this class we will assist with Saturday Outreach distribution of food to hungry people in our neighborhood)

March 14 God’s Purpose

March 21 God’s Body, the Church

March 28 Heaven, God’s Home

All are welcome to attend one or more classes; those wishing the Rite of Confirmation, Reception or Reaffirmation of Faith are required to attend all classes and save the date: Saturday, April 4, at 5 pm, when we will go together to the Cathedral for the Great Easter Vigil. For more information please speak with the Rector.

2015 Lenten Services with The Manhattan North Inter Parish Council

Every Lent St. Mary’s participates with other Episcopal parishes in Harlem in a collective observance by sharing a service of prayer followed by a simple meal. Please join us on Wednesdays at 7 pm!

February 28 St. Ambrose (9 West 130th Street, near Fifth Avenue). 2/3 train to 135th Street

March 4 St. Martin’s Church (230 Lenox Avenue at 137th Street). 2/3 train to 135th Street

March 11 The Church of the Intercession (550 West 155th Street). 1 train to 157, or C train to 155th

March 18 St. Philip’s Church (204 West 134th Street). 2/3 train to 135th Street, a few more steps: A/B/C train to 135th Street

March 25 All Souls’ Church (88 St. Nicholas Avenue). 2/3 train to 116th Street

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church | 521 West 126th Street | New York | NY | 10027


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