March 27, 2011

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

Every 21 seconds around the world, a child dies from a water-related disease. Crops and livestock die. Poor health causes a community’s productivity to suffer and family incomes to dwindle. World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization that is working to bring clean water to half a million people over the next 6 years through drilling wells, improving water purification and storage, constructing latrines and building water-piping systems for farming. On April 2, hundreds of runners will be running the 13.1 New York Half Marathon to help raise funds for World Vision. If you’d like to contribute, see Christine Lee who is running with her husband Jimmy.

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 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.)

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

The NYC Coalition Against Hunger is hosting free Empowerment and Leadership Development Trainings at St. Mary’s. Come learn critical thinking and practical skills used in community organizing to build a more economically just world. They do not teach this in school! For more information contact Michael at (212) 825-0028 x 215 or mpaone@nyccah.org. First meeting is this Monday, March 28th at 6:00PM in the church house conference room.

Mariam, Mark and Marx a monthly Bible study and current events discussion group will meet Thursday, March 31st at 7:00 pm. All are invited; see Jim White for more information.

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!! April 1: The battle of Algiers. (classic docudrama on the Algerian revolution vs. occupation; UR)

May 14: Return of the “Ginormous Flea Market” Mark your calendars!!

Preaching schedule: April 3: Ms. Joya Colon, New York Theological Seminary; April 10: The Rev. Chloe A. Breyer, Director, Interfaith Center of New York

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