October 25, 2009

Time Change: Nov. 1st

TIME CHANGE: Next Sunday, November 1st; Set your clock back 1 hour (fall back) before you go to bed. Enjoy your rest. See you at St. Mary’s next Sunday. Peace!

October 25, 2009: Pentecost 21

All Saints Day: November 1st Next Sunday we remember the faithful departed. If you have names of loved to be remembered, please write them on the list on the back table.

St. Mary’s Choir in Concert! Today Sunday, October 25th at 1:00 pm, come for an inspirational Autumn concert of St. Mary’s many talented musicians as they raise their voices in God’s praise. Bring your family, friends and neighbors as we enjoy new music from one of the most reknown choirs in the neighborhood. St. Mary’s Choir will travel to New Hampshire in early November to share their gift of song with the Plainfield Community Church.

Halloween Party: Saturday, October 31st 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm all are invited to the Episcopal Church Women’s Community Halloween Party. Come and enjoy a great time with our children and our guests from the neighborhood.

Mariam, Mark and Marx: A monthly bible Study and current events discussion group; next meeting Thursday Oct. 29th at 7:00 pm. Call Jim White (201) 956-5356 for more info.

Men’s Monthly Prayer Group: Saturday, Oct. 31st ay 8:00 am. All men welcome!

Restoration Projects: Next Sunday, November 1st, we will begin a special collection for

a few desperately needed restoration projects, including fixing some leaking gutters and improving access with a new wheelchair ramp to the Sanctuary and a chair lift for the Undercroft. These are important projects identified by the Vestry and the Property Com-mittee as needing urgent attention. Please consider making a special gift to help these pro-jects become a reality.

Property Committee: Next meeting, Friday Oct. 30th at 5:30 pm. All are invited. Please see Ms. Liz Mellen for more information.

Eccelsia: Marcus Garvey Park: Sundays at 2:00 pm. St. Mary’s is the lead congregation on the first and third Sunday each month. Next week we need volunteers to help make bag lunches after the 10:00 am service. Many thanks to all helping to make this new Church a powerful witness to the love of Jesus in our city.

St. Mary’s Saturday Homeless Outreach: Our program to reach out to the homeless in Harlem needs more volunteers. We prepare about 60 bag lunches between 12 noon and 2:00 pm and then go out on the streets from 2:00 pm until about 3:30 pm. If you can help or know others who may volunteer, please speak to Glenda White, Janet Dorman or Lysander Puccio.

Harlem African Burial Ground: Progress continues  in commemorating the Harlem African Burial Ground, where at least a dozen early African American members of St. Mary’s are interred. We are working with the Elmendorf Reformed Church and the next meeting will take place there on Nov. 5th at 4:00 pm, 171 East 121st St. Come help to remember our ances-tors so that their legacy may live for future generations.

Preaching next Sunday, November 1: The Rev. Earl Kooperkamp.

October 18, 2009: Pentecost 20

Special thanks to our preacher this morning, the Rev. Christopher Ferguson, Liaison to the United Nations Office of the World Council of Churches. Chris is a minister in the United Church of Canada and Susan Ferguson, his wife, is preaching in Toronto this morning. They have made their Church home here at St. Mary’s during the past year. Thank you, Chris!

Episcopal Church Women: will meet today Sunday, Oct. 18. The meeting for the Episco-pal Church Women’s Prayer Committee will take place on the second Sunday of the month (November 8th). Please see Ms. Glenda White, President of the ECW, for more information.

Eccelsia: Marcus Garvey Park: Sundays at 2:00 pm. St. Mary’s is the lead congregation on the first and third Sunday each month. This week we need volunteers to help make bag lunches after the 10:00 am service. Many thanks to all helping to make this new Church a powerful witness to the love of Jesus in our city.

St. Mary’s Saturday Homeless Outreach: Our program to reach out to the homeless in Harlem needs more volunteers. We prepare about 60 bag lunches between 12 noon and 2:00 pm and then go out on the streets from 2:00 pm until about 3:30 pm. If you can help or know others who may volunteer, please speak to Glenda White, Janet Dorman or Lysander Puccio.

St. Mary’s Choir in Concert! Next Sunday, October 25th at 1:00 pm, come for an inspirational Autumn concert of St. Mary’s many talented musicians as they raise their voices in God’s praise. Bring your family, friends and neighbors as we enjoy new music from one of the most reknown choirs in the neighborhood. St. Mary’s Choir will travel to New Hampshire in early November to share their gift of song with the Plainfield Community Church.

NYC Redeemers’ Coalition: Thursday, Oct. 22nd at 11:30 am, St. Ignatius, 87th Street & West End Ave. in “The Other Place” (Basement). On Oct. 22nd a new law will take effect that places a 5 cent deposit on bottled water containers. This is an important step in taking care of our environment and is some of the good work accomplished by the New York City Redeem-ers’ Coalition. Remember: ‘Redemption is for Everyone!’

Harlem African Burial Ground: Progress continues  in commemorating the Harlem African Burial Ground, where at least a dozen early African American members of St. Mary’s are interred. We are working with the Elmendorf Reformed Church and the next meeting will take place there on Nov. 5th at 4:00 pm, 171 East 121st St. Come help to remember our ancestors so that their legacy may live for future generations.

Mariam, Mark and Marx: A monthly bible Study and current events discussion group; next meeting Thursday Oct. 29th at 7:00 pm. Call Jim White (201) 956-5356 for more info.

Men’s Monthly Prayer Group: Saturday, Oct. 31st ay 8:00 am. All men welcome!

Preaching next Sunday, Oct. 25: The Rev. Chloe Breyer, The Interfaith Center of New York.

October 11, 2009: Pentecost 19

Eccelsia: Marcus Garvey Park: Sundays at 2:00 pm. St. Mary’s is the lead congregation on the first and third Sunday each month. Next week we need volunteers to help make bag lunches after the 10:00 am service. Many thanks to all helping to make this new Church a powerful witness to the love of Jesus in our city.

Episcopal Church Women: will meet next Sunday, Sunday, Oct. 18. The meeting for the Episcopal Church Women’s Prayer Committee will take place on the second Sunday of the month (November 8th). Please see Ms. Glenda White, President of the ECW, for more information.

Coalition to Preserve Community: Meeting Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 6:00 pm. Updates on the expansion of Columbia university in the Manhattanville area of West Harlem. Invited speakers include William Tallen “Rev. Billy” Green Party candidate for Mayor and NY State Senator Bill Perkins. Come to learn what you can do to make the voice of West Harlem residents heard for the future of our neighborhood.

St. Mary’s Saturday Homeless Outreach: Our program to reach out to the homeless in Harlem needs more volunteers. We prepare about 60 bag lunches between 12 noon and 2:00 pm and then go out on the streets from 2:00 pm until about 3:30 pm. If you can help or know others who may volunteer, please speak to Glenda White, Janet Dorman or Lysander Puccio.

Harlem African Burial Ground: There is beginning to be progress in commemorating

the Harlem African Burial Ground, where at least a dozen early African American members

of St. Mary’s are interred. We are working with the Elmendorf Reformed Church and the next meeting will take place there on Oct. 15th at 4:00 pm, 171 East 121st St. Come help to remember our ancestors so that their legacy may live for future generations.

Vestry Meeting: Saturday, October 17th at 9:00 am. All are invited.

NYC Redeemers’ Coalition: Thursday, Oct. 22nd at 11:30 am, St. Ignatius, 87th Street & West End Ave. in “The Other Place” (Basement). On Oct. 22nd a new law will take effect that places a 5 cent deposit on bottled water containers. This is an important step in taking care of our environment and is some of the good work accomplished by the New York City Redeem-ers’ Coalition. Remember: ‘Redemption is for Everyone!’

St. Mary’s Choir in Concert! Sunday, October 25th at 1:00 pm, come for an inspirational Autumn concert of St. Mary’s many talented musicians as they raise their voices in God’s praise. Bring your family, friends and neighbors as we enjoy new music from one of the most reknown choirs in the neighborhood. St. Mary’s Choir will travel to New Hampshire in early November to share their gift of song with the Plainfield Community Church.

Mariam, Mark and Marx: A monthly bible Study and current events discussion group; next meeting Thursday Oct. 29th at 7:00 pm. Call Jim White (201) 956-5356 for more info.

Men’s Monthly Prayer Group: Saturday, Oct. 31st ay 8:00 am. All men welcome!

Preaching next Sunday, Oct. 18: The Rev. Chris Ferguson, World Council of Churches.

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