November 15, 2009

Good Morning and Welcome to St. Mary’s Church!

Four Projects: We are continuing our 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. So far, we have raised over $2100 toward our goal of $6000! Well done. These are important projects identified by the Vestry and the Property Committee as needing urgent attention. Please consider making a special gift to help these projects become a reality. Please either write “4 Projects” on the memo line of your check or on the outside of an envelope with your donation. Thanks you very much, St. Mary’s!

Vestry Meeting: Next meeting, Wednesday Nov. 18th at 5:30 pm. All are invited.

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.

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 on Nov. 19th at 4:00 pm, St. Michael’s Church 225 W. 99th St. Come help to re-member our ancestors so that their legacy may live for future generations.

Maraim, Mark and Marx: Thursday, November 19th at 7:oo pm (a week early due to Thanksgiving). Come join our monthly Bible Study and current events discussion. Also, please note the December meeting will be Thursday, December 17th at 7:00 pm, due to Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Please see Jim White for more information.

Episcopal Church Women: St. Mary’s ECW will meet next Sunday, Nov. 22nd following the 10:00 am service. All women are invited. Please see Ms. Glenda White for more information.

Peace of Pizza: Sunday, November 22nd, 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm (following the ECW meeting) we will host a discussion over pizza and soft drinks with the members of the New York intern Program about the way God calls us to discipleship and ministry. Come

Fundraising concert for Street Outreach: Sunday, November 22, 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm we will have a concert of new musical groups to raise funds for St. Mary’s Street Outreach Project. Lorrel Manning, a member of St. Mary’s Church and a founder of La Res, invites one and all to an afternoon of great music for a great cause.

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