September 13, 2009

We welcome our guest preacher today, The Rev. Wayne Miesel, President of the Bonner Foundation. Rev. Miesel is active in the young adult service movement, helping young adults to find their calling in the service of others. He has been a great supporter of the New York Intern Program though his work with the Fund for Theological Education and it is a pleasure to welcome him to St. Mary’s today. Also, we again welcome the new members of the New York Intern Program, Ellis Anderson, James Garrett, Megan Mulcahy, Rachel Taylor and Kristin Saylor as we commission them in their service for the year.

Episcopal Church Women: Schedule Change: beginning in September, the Episcopal Church Women’s Prayer Committee will meet on the second Sunday of the month (today) and the full meeting for the Episcopal Church Women will take place on the fourth Sunday of the month (September 27). Please see Ms. Glenda White, President of the ECW, for more information.

VOTE VOTE VOTE: Tuesday, September 15th is primary day. Polls will be open from 6:00 am until 9:00 pm. There are important races for Mayor, Comptroller and Public Advocate among other offices. Help to make the voice of our neighborhood heard – VOTE!

Music at St. Mary’s: Fundraising Extravaganza Tuesday, Sept. 15th at 7:00 pm. A program of classics and reception. Tickets: $35/$50. Come support our dedicated musicians!

Tuesday Evening Prayer: Beginning Tuesday, September 22nd we will resume Evening Prayer at 6:30 pm here at St. Mary’s Church. Come pray with us!

Interfaith Iftar: Tuesday Sept. 15th 6:30 – 8:45 pm, Union Theological Seminary, 120th St. and Broadway. “Diet or Buy it? Faith, Food, and Resource Consumption” Ramadan offers a significant opportunity to discuss the urgent issue of sustainability, scarcity, materialism and food justice. Sponsored by the Interfaith Center of New York.

Eccelsia: Marcus Garvey Park: Sundays at 2:00 pm. St. Mary’s day is Sunday, Sept. 20th.

Faith Leaders for Environmental Justice: Healthcare Reform & Environmental Justice; Sep 17, 2009, 8:30-11:00am, RSVP Required. Interchurch Center, 475 Riverside Drive.  Come explore What happens… when schools are built on toxic land in communities with little to no health insurance?  What happens… in a community little to no health insurance when greasy, fatty foods is all you can get within walking distance? What happens when… a neighborhood with little to no health insurance suffers from the highest asthma rate in the nation because it is surrounded by highways and industrial truck routes? Breakfast @ 8:30 am; Program @ 9-11am; RSVP to ssayeed@interfaithcenter.org or (212) 870-3519

NYC Redeemers’ Coalition: Sept. 17th at 11:30 am, St. Ignatius, 87th St & West End Ave.

Vestry Meeting: Saturday, September 26th at 9:30 am. All are invited.

Concert of Protest and Struggle: Sept. 26th at 7:00 pm at St. Mary’s Church, to raise funds for the movement against racist police brutality. Call Jim White (201) 956-5356.

Property Committee Meeting: Friday, October 2nd at 5:30 pm. All are invited.

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