July 10th 2011

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

Peace of Pizza: our next gathering for fellowship and discussion with the young people of the New York Intern program will take place n Wednesday, July 20th at 7:00 pm. Come join us for this last time with our current interns. Also, we will formally say good bye and God speed to our interns on Sunday, July 24th at the 10:00 am service.

Finance and Property Committees will hold a joint meeting on Thursday, July 21st at 6:00 pm. All are invited. The Vestry will meet on Sunday, July 24th following the 10:00 am service. And yes, we’d love to have you join us!

Spirit and Strife Peer Trauma Support Group. If you are a trauma survivor, please join St. Mary’s in a new ministry to co-create a safe, loving, faith-inspired space in which to develop strategies for resilience and recovery. Meeting: Saturdays , 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. A mutually supportive faith community can be a precious resource for those of us who are living with PTSD, or trauma’s after-effects, which can persist for many years after the event(s). See Lysander Puccio for more information.

The Episcopal Church Women: The ECW Prayer committee meets today following the 10:00 am service and be lead by Janet Dorman. The regular ECW meeting is on July 17th. All women are invited. Please see Celia Braxton for further information.

St. Mary’s Summer Camp begins tomorrow! until 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.

Eccelsia: Marcus Garvey Park: Sundays at 2:00 pm. St. Mary’s is the lead congregation on the first Sunday each month. 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!! July 15: “Whale Rider” (Maori teen girl seeks to prove worthy of title “chief”; PG-13); July 22: “Up” (young explorer & old homebody take a surprising grand journey; PG); July 29: “Food, Inc.” (find out where your food REALLY comes from; PG).

St. Mary’s Summertime Parish Picnic July 31. We will celebrate at 10:00 am in Marcus Garvey Park, have a picnic and finish the day at 2:00 pm with the Ecclesia Service. Come join us. There will be a regular service at 8:00 am.

Cook off and flea market: August 6th 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, rain or shine: come to taste the food by our great cooks and to sell (or find) some incredible bargains!

Preaching schedule: July 17 – Ms. Christine Lee; July 24 – The Rev. Chloe A. Breyer

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