April 17, 2011 “PALM SUNDAY”

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

Holy Week Schedule: Sanctuary Clean – up: Monday, April 18th at 5:30 pm.

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. There will be an All Night   Vigil in the Garden of Repose (either in the rear section of             the Church or in the             Church garden, depending on the weather). Please sign up on the sheet on the back       table if you wish to take part in the vigil.

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 and Holy Baptism, 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.

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

 

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 23: The Last Temptation of Christ

Peace of Pizza: Wednesday, April 20 at 7:30 pm following the Tenebrae service, Our theme will be: “Tell about a time in your life God was very active, even if you couldn’t see it at the time…” Peace of Pizza is a monthly gathering of St. Mary’s parishioners, friends, community members, and interns from New York Intern Program, to share pizza and other delicious food and great conversation…

Cropwalk – May 1st The annual Cropwalk will take place Sunday May 1st  at 2:00 pm at Riversdie Church. St. Mary’s members have generously supported this anti-hunger program in the past. Please consider making a donation again this year. Please sign up to help and see Lisa Slocum or Bonnie Phelps if you want to get involved. Thank you, St. Mary’s! 

Spring Finale Concert: May 1st 3:00 pm Music at St. Mary’s and the Harlem Chamber Players conclude this season with a spectacular performance featuring music by Ravel and Faure. Mark your calendars and tell your friends!

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.

Guess the Candy! Fundraiser brought to you by the Interested Ladies de Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated. Only $1 per guess!!! See NYIP Intern Naja Muhammad for more details! 

Preaching schedule: April 24th, Easter Sunday, Rev. Earl Kooperkamp

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