April 18, 2010

A Blessed Easter and Welcome to St. Mary’s Church!

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

Things are blooming at St. Mary’s! Many thanks to St. Mary’s gardening crew, Camilo Lopez, David George, Stephen Thake for all the great work going on. There will be a Gardening meeting, Tuesday, April 20 at 10:00 am if you want to help.

Peace of Pizza: Yes it’s that time again when St. Mary’s Intern’s and St. Mary’s members get together for a pizza dinner and discussion, Wednesday, April 21st at 7:00 pm. This event is hosted by Ms. Gwen Walker, please see her for more information.  All are welcome!!

Property Committee: Friday, April 23rd 5:30 pm. Please see Liz Mellen for more info.

Spring concert: Music at St. Mary’s with guest harpist Brandee Younger. Sunday, April 25th at 3:00 pm. Music by DeBussy, Mozart and more. $15 general admission, $10 seniors/students. Come support our talented Church members & neighborhood musicians.

Cropwalk: Join the 10th annual appeal from Church World Service to help eliminate hunger around the world, including our own neighborhood of West Harlem with support for St. Mary’s Food Pantry and Homeless Street Outreach. The Cropwalk will take place on April 25, 2010 at 2:00 pm beginning at Church of the Heavenly Rest, Fifth Avenue and 90th Street. Please use the Cropwalk envelope to make a contribution and please be generous. St. Mary’s support has been very good in the past and we hope to have good support this year. For more information about how you can help, please see Ms. Bonnie Phelps.

Eastertide Tuesdays: Pray and Bible Study – During Eastertide we will gather on Tuesday evenings for prayer and Bible Study. We will begin with prayers for peace at 6:30 pm and follow with an “African Bible Study” All are invited as we seek to follow the new light in our lives given to us in our savior Jesus.

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!!

The Men’s Monthly Prayer Group will meet Saturday, April 24th at 8:00 am. All men are welcome and we’d love to have you join us!

The Episcopal Church Women will meet on Sunday, April 25th following the 10:00 am service. All women are invited. Please see Ms. Glenda White for more information.

Vestry Meeting: Tuesday, April 27th at 5:30 pm. All are invited.

Mariam, Mark and Marx, a monthly study and discussion group, will meet at 7:00 pm on Thursday, April 29. Please see Jim White for more information.

Preaching next week: Rev. Earl Kooperkamp

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