announcement 2-22-09

Good Morning and Welcome to St. Mary’s Church

TODAY: Music at St. Mary’s: “Black History Month Celebration”, 1:30 pm. A wonderful musical celebration in the spirit of the season by talented artists from our community. Music by Scott Joplin, Miles Davis, Billy Strayhorn and many others. Suggested donation $10. Come for a lovely afternoon of music and fun!

Epiphany Tuesdays: Prayer, Soup and Bible Study – During Epiphany we will gather on Tuesday evenings for prayer, soup and fellowship and Bible Study. We will begin with Holy Communion at 5:30 pm, have some soup together about 6:00 pm and undertake an “African Bible Study” from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. All are invited as we seek to follow the new light in our lives given to us in our savior Jesus.

The Vestry will meet February 18, Wednesday at 5:30 pm. All are welcome.

NEXT SUNDAY: Poetry Sunday: February 22: bring a favorite poem about Black history and a dish for potluck afterward. Please see the ECW for more details.

Shrove Tuesday: Pancake Supper, Tuesday, February 24 at 6:00 pm. Dinner followed by Bible study. Suggested donation $5.00.

Ash Wednesday, February 25: Services 7:30 am, 12 noon and 6:30 pm, Mr. Miguel Escobar, preaching.

New York Redeemers Coalition: Meeting Thursday, February 26th at 11:30 am at St. Ignatius Church, West 87th Street and West End Avenue. Come join us for real change!!

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

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

Pre-Spring Clean-up Day: Saturday, February 28, 9:00 am until 12 noon. Come and help us spruce up St. Mary’s before the Annual Meeting. All help is greatly appreciated!!

St. Mary’s Annual Meeting: the First Sunday of Lent, March 1st following the 10:00 am service. We will elect three new Vestry members and plan for the upcoming year. Please come and join in the life of St. Mary’s Church.

2009 Pledges Cards and Pledge Envelopes are available on the back table in the Church. Thank you for your past support of St. Mary’s Church. Please consider making a pledge to support the mission of St. Mary’s in 2009. Our Stewardship is an important past of
our spiritual lives and our lives as a Christ centered community. Join in with us in this important work!

The Battle to Save Public Education –  Black Women Speak Out: Saturday, February 21, 6:30 pm. Freedom Hall, 113 West 128th Street. Lessons from the historic struggle for the right to learn – defending those hardest hit by school closures, budget cuts and tuition hikes. Southern Supper 5:30 pm. Door Donation $3.00; Supper Donation $8.50 (work exchange available) Call (212) 222-0633 for more information.

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