April 25, 2010

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

Cropwalk: TODAY: 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. 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.

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

The Episcopal Church Women will meet on today following the 10:00 am service. All women are invited.

St. Mary’s is on Facebook! Many thanks to Lisa Slocum for setting up the page. Go to Facebook.com and search for “St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Harlem” to get to the page. Great photos, announcements and stories about what is going on at St. Mary’s. If there is something you would like posted, sent it to stmarys.facebook@gmail.com

The Harlem African Burial Ground Task Force will meet on Thursday, April 29th at 4:00 pm at the Elmendorf Reformed Church, 171 E. 121st St. Help save Harlem’s history!!

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. 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!!

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.

The Episcopal Church Women’s Prayer Committee will meet May 9th,  following the 10:00 am service.  The Rev. Chloe A. Breyer will lead the session. All women are invited.

Celebrate the legacy of Thurgood Marshall: Justice Marshall’s name was added to the calendar of saints, “Holy Men and Holy Women” this year, for May 17th the anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. There will be a celebration on May 16th at 4:00 pm at St. Philip’s Church, 204 W. 134th St. Mr. Benjamin Jealous, President of the NAACP (and a member of St. Mary’s) will be the speaker.

Preaching next week: May 2: Rev. Robert W. Castle; May 9, Mothers’ Day: Rev. Chris Furguson, World Council of Churches Liaison to the United Nations

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