Good Morning and Welcome to St. Mary’s Church
The flowers on the altar are given to the Glory of God and in celebration of the 35th Marriage Anniversary of Liz and Allan Mellen. May God continue to bless you both!
NEXT SUNDAY: St. Mary’s Church Annual Parish Meeting: February 21st, the First Sunday of Lent, following the 10:00 am service. We will hear reports about the ministries of the parish, discuss our 2010 budget and elect new leaders to represent our parish. This is a most important time in the life of our congregation, as we look for the directions in which God calls us and as we seek to be faithful to carrying out God’s mission of peace, justice and reconciliation in our life together, in our lives and in the life of our community. Please make every effort to attend and participate in our Annual Meeting.
St. Mary’s Annual “Black History Month Poetry Sunday” Calling all poets and lovers of poetry: our annual Poetry Sunday will take place on Feb. 28th. Bring in a poem you wrote or one you love to share with our congregation. Please see Ms. Bonnie Phelps for more information.
Episcopal Church Women’s Prayer Committee will meet today: Sunday, Feb. 14th following the 10:00 am service. All women are invited.
Haiti: earthquake relief: Thanks to all who contributed to special collection. We raised $1000 which is already helping the Haitian people. Keep the Haitian people in your prayers.
Eccelsia: Marcus Garvey Park: Sundays at 2:00 pm. St. Mary’s is the lead congregation on the first and third Sunday each month. Due to the Annual Parish Meeting next Sunday, St. Mary’s will take the lead today; we will need a few volunteers to help make bag lunches after the 10:00 am service.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper: February 16th at 6:30 pm. Come for great fellowship.
AshWednesday: February 17th, Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion at 7:30 am, 12 noon and 6:30 pm. Come and begin the observance of a Holy Lent.
Music at St. Mary’s in Concert: February 21st at 3:00 pm, The Annual Black History Month Tribute in music, song and spoken word.
Mariam, Mark and Marx: monthly current events and Bible Study group, Thursday, Feb. 25th at 7:00 pm. Please see Jim White for more information.
Episcopal Church Women: Next meeting: Feb. 28th following the 10:00 am service.
“What a Neighborhood” Concert, Sunday Feb. 28th at 1:00 pm, sponsored by the Orfeo Duo and featuring a presentation by Christine Campbell of the life of Lucy Nichols, one of the first African American members of St. Mary’s Church.
Preaching Next Sunday: February 21st: The Rev. Earl Kooperkamp.