April 10th 2011

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

Manhattan North Interparish Council: Lenten Evening Prayer: 7:00 pm service, followed by Fellowship hour; April 13: Church of the Crucifixion 459 W. 149 St. at Convent Ave

Holy Week Schedule:

Palm Sunday: April 17; 10:00 am Procession with Bagpipes in the neighborhood.

Preacher: The Rev. Chloe A. Breyer

Tenebrae: Wednesday April 20 at 6:30 pm; a meditative service of Psalms and song

Maundy Thursday: April 21 at 6:30 pm; Footwashing and Holy Communion                                   followed by stripping the Altar and an Agape meal in the Rectory.

Good Friday: April 22, 12 noon – 3:00 pm, remembering the Crucifixion of Jesus;

Special music by the Harlem Chamber Players: Ms. Liz Player, Mr. Carl                                    Jackson and Mr. David Miller

Holy Saturday: April 23, 12 noon, a short, meditative service in the Garden

Easter: April 23, 6:00 am, a Sunrise Vigil; 8:00 am, Holy Communion; 10:00 am,                 Holy Communion followed by an Easter Egg Hunt (for all children or adults                        who act like children!) Special Easter music by Ms. April Armstrong, Soprano;               Mr. Nabate Iles, trumpet and St. Mary’s Choir.

At 2:00 pm we will celebrate our third Easter with Ecclesia, our Church for                  the Homeless in Marcus Garvey Park

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.

Eccelsia: Marcus Garvey Park: Sundays at 2:00 pm. St. Mary’s is the lead congregation on the first Sunday each month.  Today we need volunteers 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.

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 15: The Social Network (Oscar-winning story of the creation of Facebook; PG13)

May 8th Special Mothers’ Day speaker on Domestic Violence, Ms, Sally McNichol, sponsored by the Episcopal Church Women.

May 14: Return of the “Ginormous Flea Market” Mark your calendars!!  10:00 am – 3:00 pm, rain or shine! Rummage items, craft items, books, health screenings, baked goods!

Come on out for a great day. We LOVE volunteers. To help, please see Lisa Slocum.

Preaching schedule: April 17: The Rev. Chloe Breyer; April 24th, Easter Sunday, Rev. Earl Kooperkamp

 

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