May 23, 2011

Happy Easter and Welcome to St. Mary’s Church!

Vestry Meeting: Today following the 10:00 am service.

Domestic Violence Workshop: May 24, 2011 6:30 – 8:30 pm in the second floor Art Gallery of the State Office Building, 163 West 125th Street. This workshop is for Lay Leaders to learn about Family Court, Safety Planning and other services. Light refreshments will be served.

Peace of Pizza: Wednesday, May 25th at 7:00 pm: Come to a slice and great fellowship with the young people of the New York Intern Program. The theme of the night is “Show and Tell.” Bring something meaningful for you and come to share your story!

Eccelsia: Marcus Garvey Park: Sundays at 2:00 pm. St. Mary’s is the lead congregation on the first Sunday each month, but we will also fill in on May 29th, the fifth Sunday this month. We need volunteers to help us make the lunches for the meal following 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!! May 27: “The Express” (excellent drama of the first African-American to win the Heisman trophy; PG); June 3: “Date Night” (bizarre comedy/adventure with Steve Carrell and Tina Fey; PG-13); June 10: “Claudine” (1974 comedy/drama about family and hard times with James Earl Jones and Diahann Carroll; PG).

The Episcopal Church Women: The ECW Prayer Committee meets on the second Sunday of the month following the 10:00 am service. The next meeting is Sunday, June 12th.
The full meeting of the ECW takes place on third Sunday of the month. The next regular meeting will be held on June 19th following the 10:00 am service. All women are invited. Please see Celia Braxton for further information.

St. Mary’s Summer Camp: July 11 to Aug. 4, 2011: Now open for REGISTRATION: call the Church Office at (212) 864-4013 to register. Registration forms are available on the back table. Keep praying for the Summer Camp Program and the director, Ms. Deborah Snyder.

MNIPC Celebration Event: June 10th – 6:30 pm Eucharistic celebration, 7:30 pm dinner. Tickets are $40. Please see Rev. Kooperkamp if you would like to attend. Come to support our work together with other Episcopal congregations in Harlem.

Preaching schedule: Next Sunday: May 29th, the Rev. Robert Castle will stop by to “say a few words.” June 5: Rev. Earl Kooperkamp; June 12 – Pentecost: Rev. Earl Kooperkamp; June 19 – Trinity Sunday: Rev. Chloe Breyer.

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