May 16, 2010

Good Morning and Welcome to St. Mary’s Church!

Appreciative Inquiry: 8:00 am Version! Today at 9:00 am we will have a short version of Appreciative Inquiry for our members who attend the 8:00 am service. A light breakfast will be provided, so please plan of joining us for an extra hour as we discuss our theme, “Envisioning Our Future” For more information please see Dorothy Ross.

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 next today at 4:00 pm at St. Philip’s Church, 204 W. 134th Street. Let’s give God thanks for a true “Saint” in the struggle for justice and racial equality from our neighborhood and the Episcopal Church.

NYC Redeemers Coalition will meet on Thursday May 20th at 11:30 am at “The Other Place” corner of West End Ave. and West 87th Street. See Charles Kelly for more details.

The Episcopal Church Women will meet next week on May 23rd following the 10:00 am service. All women are invited. Also, the ECW is planning a Rumage Sale, June 5th (raindate: June 12th) so please see Lisa Slocum or Celia Braxton for more details.

Next Vestry Meeting: Thursday, May 27th at 6:00 pm. All are invited.

Mariam, Mark and Marx: will meet on Thursday, May 27th at 7:00 pm. Come to this monthly Bible Study & current events discussion. See Jim White for more information.

St. Mary’s is on Facebook! Many thanks to Lisa Slocum for setting up the page. To see it go to: http://www.facebook.com/st.marys.harlem . Great photos, announcements and stories about what is going on at St. Mary’s. If there is something you would like posted, send it to stmarys.facebook@gmail.com

The Episcopal Church Women’s Prayer Committee Will meet next month,
June 13th, Ms. Glenda White will lead the program. All women are invited.

Manhattan North Inter-Parish Council Annual Celebration Event: Friday, June 11, 2010, Church of the Intercession, 550 West 155th Street; 6:30 pm Eucharist, 7:30 pm dinner. Donation: $40.00 Adults; $15.00 Children (under 12).

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 some volunteers following the service to help us put together the meals. 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!!

Katrina/Rita Awareness Walk: Saturday, May 29th: Come and join the walk from St. Mary’s Church at 10:00 am to Marcus Garvey Park. For more information or to donate, please call (877) 264-1157, Checks can be made to IFCO/KRDS. Raising awareness & breaking stereotypes about the plight of Gulf Area survivors. Wear a green ribbon!!

Preaching next week: May 23, Pentecost Sunday, The Rev. Megan Sanders, Chaplain, The Seamen’s Church Institute.

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