October 3, 2010

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

Stewardship Drive: Stewardship Campaign for 2011.  Pledge cards are available to en-able giving by our members to support St. Mary’s mission, to carry out the work God has for us to do. Thanks to all who have already pledged!  The Stewardship Campaign will reach out to the entire congregation. We will hold a Stewardship Luncheon on Oct. 17th.

Harlem African Burial Ground: Tomorrow: Monday, Oct. 4th at 7:30 pm, 100 Lasalle St. (Basement) a presentation by Mr. Christopher Moore of the Schomberg Center. Come and learn more about the early history of our neighborhood and our ancestors from St. Mary’s Church.

Welcome to Joya Colon, our new Seminarian: Today we welcome Ms. Joya Colon, a seminarian from New York Theological Seminary to St. Mary’s Church. Joya is well known to many members of our congregation from her work in the neighborhood. She will under-take her fieldwork at St. Mary’s this year under the supervision of Rev. Kooperkamp.  Thanks for joining us here at St. Mary’s Church, Joya and may God’s blessing be with you!

Peace of Pizza: Oct. 6th at 7:00 pm, a monthly time of fellowship and discussion with the members of the New York Intern Program. Come and get a slice of pizza, meet and enjoy the company of our new interns. All are warmly invited.

Eccelsia: Marcus Garvey Park: Sundays at 2:00 pm. St. Mary’s is the lead congerga-tion on the first Sunday each month. Today we will need some volunteers following the service to help us put together the meals. Also: St. Mary’s Homeless Street Outreach: Saturdays, 12:00 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.

Movies at St. Mary’s: St. Mary’s and Ecclesia Ministries will show movies at 6:00 pm on Fridays. Come for the fellowship, the popcorn and the FUN!!  Also, we need volunteers to help. Please let Lisa Slocum know if you can help out. Thanks!!  Oct. 8: “I am Legend”; Oct. 15: “Be Kind, Rewind”; Oct. 22: “District 9”; Oct. 29: Halloween “Dead” Movie Marathon! “Shaun of the Dead,” “Night of the Living Dead,” “The Evil Dead.”

The Episcopal Church Women’s Prayer Committee meets on the second Sunday of the month. Oct. 10th the session will be lead by Ms. Lisa Slocum. All women are invited!

The Men’s Monthly prayer group will now meet twice at month! The next meetings are Saturday, October 16th and Saturday October 30th at 8:00 am. All men are invited for prayer and fellowship!

The Episcopal Church Women will meet on the fourth Sunday of the month, Oct. 24th following the 10:00 am service. The ECW will plan the Annual Halloween Party for the children of St. Mary’s Church and the neighborhood to be held on Sunday, Oct. 31st. Please see Ms. Celia Braxton for more information. All women are invited.

Preaching schedule: Oct. 10: Rev. Christopher Ferguson, World Council of Churches Liaison to the UN; Oct. 17: Rev. Kooperkamp

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