March 21, 2010

Good Morning and Welcome to St. Mary’s Church

Time to Stand Up and Be Counted: the United States 2010 Census Bureau forms have been mailed out. It is important for all people in all communities be counted. Please tell your friends, family members and neighbors to fill it out and mail it back, because it can make a difference.  Thank you so much for your help!  Also anyone who needs assistance filling out or retuning the Census form please feel free to stop by St. Mary’s Church, Beginning Monday March 22nd, Census Bureau workers will be here every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm and all your questions can be answered.

Vestry Meeting: Tuesday, March 23rd at 5:30 pm. All are invited to attend.

Eccelsia: Marcus Garvey Park: Sundays at 2:00 pm. St. Mary’s is the lead congregation on the first and third Sunday each month. Today we need a few volunteers following the service to help make up the bag lunches. Also: St. Mary’s Homeless Street Outreach: Saturdays, 12 noon preparation and 2:00 pm street outreach. Please let us know if you can help and please keep the Homeless Street Outreach in your prayers. Thank you!!

We need strippers!! Come and help prepare the palm branches for distribution on Palm Sunday (what were you thinking?) and help with a Sanctuary clean-up day before Holy Week. Saturday, March 27th 9:30 am until 12 noon. Please see Dorothy Ross.

Many thanks to all who helped with Evening Prayer and fellowship last Wednesday evening: Thank you Janet Dorman and St. Mary’s Choir for your leadership during the service.  Also, many thanks to all who helped with the great meal afterwards: Gloria Smith, Bonnie Phelps, Elizabeth Kooperkamp, Kym Roberts, Robert Jones, Shirrell Patterson, Linda Burton, Sheila Patterson, Susan Ferguson and Patrick Harding. Thank you all so much. You made it great worship time for all our guests and the people of St. Mary’ church

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE:

Palm Sunday: March 28th, 10:00 am Liturgy of the Palms and bagpipe procession around the neighborhood.

Tenebrae: Wednesday, March 31st, 6:30 pm, A meditative service of readings and prayers to begin the Tridium.

Maundy Thursday: April 1st, 6:30 pm, Footwashing and Holy Communion, followed by stripping the Altar and an Agape meal in the Rectory.

Good Friday: April 2nd, 12 noon – 3:00 pm, A service remembering the death of Jesus on the Cross.

Holy Saturday: April 3rd, 12 noon: A brief service in the Garden.

Easter Sunday, the Day of Resurrection: April 4th, 6:00 am Sunrise Vigil, 8:00 am and 10:00 am Holy Baptism and Communion.

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