February 20, 2011

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

Welcome and God bless you to our new brother in Christ: Jamol Williams, Jr., and his parents Telia Caldwell and Jamol Williams, and godparents Danielle Gonzalez, Ashley Jones, Robert Hicks, Rontae Taylor and Brandy Johnson. May God bless you always and may you grow in the love of Christ.

NEXT WEEK: All Harlem Episcopal Service, February 27th at 11:00 am

Location: Church of the Intercession, 550 West 155th St., corner of Broadway

Please note: NO 10:00 AM SERVICE AT ST. MARY’S CHURCH NEXT WEEK.

Preacher: The Rev. Robyn Frankin-Vaughn, Chaplain, Howard University

Celebrant: The Rt. Rev. Herbert Donovan, Assisting Bishop, Diocese of New York

A special offering will be taken for Haiti, for rebuilding the Cathedral ministiress.

“Black History Month Celebration” The Harlem Chamber Players present the this third annual program as part of the series Music at St. Mary’s. February 27th, 3:00 pm. Music by:

Dvorak, Valerie Coleman, spirituals and more! General admission: $15; Seniors/students: $10

Micah, Mariam and Marx: Feb. 24th at 7:00 pm; a monthly Bible and current events study session.

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. Thanks!! Black History Month: Feb. 25: “Lilies of the Field”

Mardi Gras Masked Ball Fundraiser: March 5, 2011, 6:30 pman elegant celebration of our life together before Lent – a little Carnival, a little fun, some food and dancing!! What a combination. Mark your calendars!! Tickets: $15 in advance; $25 on the day. Music by the ‘Swing Tones,’ Celebrity Chef Michael to prepare the dinner; Cocktail Party attire preferred; costumes optional; masks required! (Be mysterious) Get tickets at St. Mary’s, call (212) 864-4013 or online: www.stmarysharlem.wordpress.com/stewardship See you there!!

Update the design of the St. Mary’s Website: There were over 6,300 visitors to the website in 2010 and we now have 100 “Friends” on the Facebook page. This is a new and important “Front Door” for St. Mary’s Church. If you would like to help give your advice about what should be on the website, please talk with Dorothy Ross, Lisa Slocum or Rev. Kooperkamp. You don’t even have to know about computers to help! Thank you!!

“Today, I am Muslim, too!” March 6th, 2:00 – 5:30 pm, Times Square. An Interfaith Rally for religious tolerance and understanding in response to the March 9th Congressional hearing that many fear will be a political witch hunt.

Eccelsia: Marcus Garvey Park: Sundays at 2:00 pm. St. Mary’s is the lead congregation on the first Sunday each month. We need volunteers on March 6th 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 keep the Homeless Street Outreach in your prayers.

St. Mary’s “Annual Parish Meeting” will take place on Sunday, March 13th, The First Sunday of Lent, following the 10:00 am service. We will adopt a Parish Budget for 2011, elect a new Warden and Vestry members and hear reports about the ministries of our parish.








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