February 21, 2010

Good Morning and Welcome to St. Mary’s Church

TODAY: St. Mary’s Church Annual Parish Meeting: 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. A light lunch will be served, so join us as we move in directions God calls us..

TODAY: Music at St. Mary’s in Concert: February 21st at 3:00 pm, The Annual Black History Month Tribute; West Harlem’s Chamber Music series returns, including St. Mary’s Choir in this special tribute. Donation: $15.00 suggested. Come to enjoy an afternoon of great music followed by a small reception.

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.

“Sweet Spirit” A Dance, Drama and Song Performance: Sunday, Feb. 28th at 3:30 pm at the Elmendorf Reformed Church, 171 E. 121st St. featuring a dramatic interpretation of the life of Lucy Nichols, an early member of St. Mary’s, by Christine Campbell and Janet Dorman. Sponsored by the Harlem African Burial Ground Task Force.

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. We will need a few volunteers to help make bag lunches after the 10:00 am service on Sunday, March 7th.

St. Mary’s Homeless Street Outreach: Every Saturday, 12 noon preparation and 2:00 pm street outreach. Come by if you can help. Please see Janet Dorman or Lysander Puccio if you can help. Please keep the Homeless Street Outreach in your prayers. Thank you!!

Upcoming Events:

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.

Men’s Monthly Prayer Group: Saturday, Feb. 27th, 8:00 am. All men invited.

Episcopal Church Women: Next meeting: Feb. 28th following the 10:00 am service.

Episcopal Church Women’s Prayer Committee will meet today: Sunday, March. 14th following the 10:00 am service. All women are invited.

“What a Neighborhood” Concert, Sunday Feb. 28th at 1:00  pm, sponsored by the Orfeo Duo and featuring a Premier of “Eastern Chapel Meditations” by Aleksandra Vrebalov, inspired by the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. “Music, Neighbors, Conversation & Food”

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