October 10, 2010

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

 The Altar Flowers are given this morning to the glory of God and in memory of Janet Arrindell by her son Radford, who designed this beautiful arrangement.

Many thanks to our guest musicians Andrew Heathwaite and Jacob Barton for playing at St. Mary’s today. They will join the Orfeo Duo later this week for the concert.

 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. Today our Stewardship speaker is Ms, Lisa Slocum. 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.  This is going to be a semi-pot luck affair: we will provide an entre and people with last names A though H are asked to bring a salad; people with last names I through P are asked to bring drinks and people last names Q through Z are asked to bring dessert.

 Living Wage Sunday: This morning we join with 80 other congregations in New York to kick off the Living Wage campaign. Thanks to Joya Colon and Linda Burton for getting St. Mary’s off to a great start. Please keep low wage workers in your prayers.

 “What a Neighborhood!”  presents “Composing the world we long to live in,” this Wednesday, Oct. 13th at 7:30 pm at St. Mary’s Church, with the Orfeo Duo, Vita and Ishmael Wallace; Elizabeth Adams, Jacob Barton, Mark Enslin, Andrew Heathwaite, Keith McKinney, Susan Parenti, the St. Mary’s Choir and the Hullabaloo Chorus. For more information, please call (212) 222-2101 or visit http://www.orfeoduo.com

 The Episcopal Church Women’s Prayer Committee meets on the second Sunday of the month. Today’s 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!

 Property Committee News: The Property Committee will meet on Thursday, Oct. 14th at 5:00 pm. Also we will hold a Fall Clean Up Day, Saturday, Oct. 16th from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. Please come and help get St. Mary’s in Shape for the coming season.

 Mary Beth Callahan in recital, next Sunday Oct. 17th at 3:00 pm at St. Mary’s Church.

 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.

The Vestry will meet Oct. 21st at 6:00 pm. All are invited.

 Preaching schedule: Oct. 17: Rev. Kooperkamp; Oct. 24, Ms. Joya Colon.

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