March 20, 2011

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

St. Mary’s “Annual Parish Meeting” took place last week. We elected a new warden for the congregation, Radford Arrindel, and three vestry members, Hilda Cabrera-Jordan, Patrick Harding and Lysander Puccio. Let us give thanks to God for their leadership. We also adopted a parish budget, heard reports about ministries at St. Mary’s and began a process to review our Mission Statement. Copies of reports are on the back table.

Noonday Prayers: During Lent, we will have Noonday prayers at St. Mary’s Church, Monday through Friday. Please come join us! Also: Wednesdays at 4:00 pm come to pray the rosary here at St. Mary’s Church! Also, we will chant the “Great Litany” in solemn procession on the last three Fridays in Lent at the “Isaiah Wall” 42nd St. and First Avenue.

Manhattan North Interparish Council: Lenten Evening Prayer:

All services 7:00 pm, followed by a Fellowship hour.

March 23: St. Martin’s Church 430 Lenox Ave. (corner of 122nd Street)

March 30: Cathedral of St. John the Divine 1047 Amsterdam Ave.

April 6: St. Philip’s Church 204 West 134th St.

April 13: Church of the Crucifixion 459 West 149 St. (at Convent Ave.)

Mariam, Mark and Marx a monthly Bible study and current events discussion group will meet Thursday, March 24th at 7:00 pm. All are invited; see Jim White for more information.

100th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: Friday, March 25th, 11:00 am, Washington Place and Greene St. (1 block east of Washington Square Park) a memorial for the 146 victims of this terrible workplace tragedy in 1911. At. 4:45 pm, we will ring St. Mary’s bell to commemorate the victims of the fire. Also, all who are able are asked to participate in the Annual “40 hour Fast for Worker Justice” from midnight March 23 until 4:00 pm March 25th. Please pray for worker justice in our day as we remember the young immigrant victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire.

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 to help us make the lunches for the service. Also: St. Mary’s Homeless Street Outreach: Saturdays, 12:00 noon prepara-tion and 2:00 pm Street Outreach. Please let us know if you can help and keep the Homeless Street Outreach in your prayers.

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!! March 25: “Toy Story 3” (Woody, Buzz and the gang return).

The NYC Redeemers Coalition will meet March 28th at 2:00 pm. All are invited.

Preaching schedule: March 27: Ms. Christine Lee, General Theological Seminary; April 3: Ms. Joya Colon, New York Theological Seminary.

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