Annoucements for March 22, 2009

Mariam, Mark and Marx: Thursday, March 26th at 7:00 pm. A monthly bible study and current events study group. Call Jim White at (201) 956-5356 for more information.

The Property Committee will meet on Friday, March 27th at 5:00 pm. All are welcome!

Men’s Monthly Prayer Group: Saturday, March 28th at 8:00 am. All men are welcome!

Pre-Holy Week Clean-up Day: Saturday, March 28, 9:00 am until 12 noon. Come and help us spruce up St. Mary’s before Holy Week. All help is greatly appreciated!!

Preaching next Sunday: The Rev. Dr. Renee Hill, Temple of Understanding, “Celebrating Women’s Ministries” at the 10:00 am service.

Manhattan North Interparish Council: Lenten Services: Evening Prayer followed by fellowship hour. All services: 7:00 pm

 * March 25: Cathedral of St. John the Divine

                             1047 Amsterdam Ave. at 112th St.

 * April 1:        Church of the Crucifixion

                             459 West 149th Street at Convent Ave.

Redemmers’ Coalition Meeting: Thursday, April 2 at 11:30 am at St. Ignatius of Antioch, 87th Street and West End Avenue. Come help us to take care of God’s creation and make the “Bigger Better Bottle Bill” a reality in New York State. We will also speak with an official responsible for enforcement of the Redemtion law fro the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.

Holy Week and Beyond:

Our Holy Week observance begins on Palm Sunday April 5th and during this time we will mark the days of our Lord’s Passion and Resurrection.

April 5: Palm Sunday: 10:00 am, bagpipe procession in the neighborhood. Preacher: The Rev. Earl Kooperkamp.

April 8, Tenebrae, 6:30 pm: A service of preparation for the Holy Days.

Maundy Thursday: April 9, 6:30 pm: Footwashing and Holy Communion, followed by an agape meal in the Rectory and an all night vigil in the “Garden of Repose.” Mr. Sydney Blake, Diaconal Formation Program, will preach.

Good Friday: April 10, 12 noon – 3:00 pm: Adoration of the Cross & meditations on the Passion of Christ.

Holy Saturday: April 11, 12 noon: A service in the Garden.

Easter Vigil: April 11, 10:00 pm: A celebration of the most Holy Night, including Renewal of Baptismal Vows and Holy Communion. The Rev. Chloe Breyer preaching.

Easter Sunday: April 12, 8:00 am and 10:00 am: Celebration of the Resurrection. The Annual  Easter Egg Hunt for the children in the Garden.

Appreciative Inquiry: April 19, following the 10:00 am service, an opportunity to strengthen our life together and deepen our commitment to the Risen Christ.

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