January 9, 2011

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

Welcome to our newly baptized brother, Melvin Brooks and his mother Janet and brother Trevan. May God bless you always as you grow into the full stature of Christ!

Pledge Envelopes for 2011 are available at the back of the church. Please take yours home with you. If they are not picked up within two weeks we will mail them, so help us to save the postage!! Thanks!!

Fair Wages for all New Yorkers! The next action in the Fair Wage Campaign will take place on this Thursday January 13th at 6:30 pm at the Convent Ave. Baptist Church (145th St & Convent Ave.) This action will start out the Dr. Martin King com-memoration as we seek justice for working people in our city. It is important that we (St. Mary’s and all other congregations) make a strong showing at the action. Tell your friends, neighbors and come join thousands of New Yorkers calling for economic justice for all!!

Inclusive Language discussion, next Sunday, Jan. 16 following the 10:00 am service. Come and let us know how you feel about more inclusive language for our worship.

Property tours Come and learn about our Church facilities, tours Jan. 23 following the 10:00 am service and Jan. 30 following the 8:00 am service. Also, please notice that the scaffolding was taken down and the bridge will be dismantled next week for the new “facelift” of St. Mary’s street façade. Please see Liz Mellen for more information.

Eccelsia: Marcus Garvey Park: Sundays at 2:00 pm. St. Mary’s is the lead congerga-tion on the first Sunday each month. We need volunteers on today to help us make the lunches for the service. 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.

The Vestry will meet Thursday, January 20th at 6:00 pm. All are invited.

Movies at St. Mary’s: 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!! Jan. 14: “Inception” Jan. 21: “Fearless’ Jan. 28: “Australia”. Black History Month: Feb. 4: Cadillac Records” Feb. 11: “Chisholm ’72: Unbought and Unbossed” Feb. 18: “Do the Right Thing” Feb. 25: “Lilies of the Field”

The Episcopal Church Women’s Prayer Committee will meet next week, Jan. 9th following the 10:00 am service. All women are invited.

The Men’s Prayer Group will meet on Saturday, January 29th at 8:00 am. All men are invited to come pray with us.

The Anglican Covenant: We will meet again to discuss the proposed Anglican Covenant on Jan. 30th following the 10:00 am service. Miguel Escobar will lead the discussion. Copies will be available on-line or on the back table in the Church.

Bishop Mark Sisk will visit St. Mary’s Church on February 6th for Confirmation and preaching at the 10:00 am service. Let’s plan on a great celebration for him.

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