St. Mary’s Church!
God Bless our new sister in Christ, Tyasia Miracle Scott, daughter of Tameka Scott of St. Mary’s choir and Edmond Malachi, and the godchild of Bridgette Scott George and Phillip George. May God always bless this little daughter of St. Mary’s Church.
10% is Enough! A campaign of Metro Industrial Areas Foundation, our community organizing effort allied with Manhattan Together, is beginning a campaign to bring back usury laws. These laws, restrictions on interest rates, were repealed in 1980, and this repeal contributed great deal to our current financial crisis. We have other limits for responsible behavior, such as speed limits on our highways. We hope to bring back these financial limits to stop the financial speeding and recklessness that characterizes our modern banking system. We had a great kick off for the 10% is Enough campaign last week. St. Mary’s Church was very well represented. Take a flyer from the back table to learn more about this work!
The Harlem African Burial Ground: This burial ground is the final resting place of 12 early African American members of St. Mary’s, buried there between 1832 and 1856. We seek to commemorate the burial ground in an appropriate manner and to keep the MTA and the NYC Department of Transportation from further desecrating this sacred site. The next meeting will take place on July 29th at 12:00 noon at Elemendorf Church, 171 E. 121st Street. St. Mary’s is represented by Ms. Christine Campbell. Please speak with her or Rev. Kooperkamp for more information.
St. Mary’s Summer Camp: Get St. Mary’s Summer Camp begun this past week. Please see Ms. Pearl Harris or call the Church office for more information (212) 864-4013.
Music at St. Mary’s Returns! Don’t miss this great music and bring your friends and neighbors to this critically acclaimed music series! All are invited. There will be one more concert, this summer on August 2nd at 6:30 pm, a program of Handel, Mozart and Dvorak.
August 9th: “CAMP SUNDAY” and Ice Cream Social. On Sunday August 9th we will hold services outdoors for “Camp Sunday” and have an Ice Cream Social following.
New Life in Harlem: We have started a new Church, Thanks be to God!!: This afternoon at 2:00 pm Ecclesia Ministries of New York will continue a new, outdoor church in Marcus Garvey Park, 2:00 pm every Sunday. St. Mary’s Church is taking responsibility for the
first and third Sunday each month. We provide the lunch for the “Second Meal.” If you are interested in helping out, please call the church office. For more information about Ecclesia and the Marcus Garvey Park Church, please call Father David Madsen, (646) 753-1771.
Stewardship: Please keep your pledge up to date during the summer if you are planing to be out of town. Also, if you have not yet made a pledge to St. Mary’s Church, please prayerfully consider doing so. By our pledges and participation in our common worship together, we support each other and the entire ministry of our parish, serving Christ together as the body of the Faithful. Thank you for your past support of St. Mary’s Church and please keep your support constant in these difficult times.
Preaching next Sunday: August 2: The Rev. Earl Kooperkamp