August 14, 2011

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

 Many thanks to the Rev. Liz Maxwell for preaching and celebrating at our worship this morning. Mother Maxwell has served at Holy apostles Church and is a good friend of Rev. Breyer and Rev. Kooperkamp. Welcome to St. Mary’s Church, Mother Maxwell and thanks so much for being with us today.

 Spirit and Strife Peer Trauma Support Group. The group meets on Saturday mornings in Rev. Kooperkamp’s office. 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. See Lysander Puccio for more information.

 The Episcopal Church Women: The ECW Prayer committee will meet today, August 14th, following the 10:00 am service. The ECW meets on the Third Sunday, August 21st,  following the 10:00 am service Please see Celia Braxton for further information.

 Jobs and Justice: Join us Thursday, August 25th at 4:00 pm as we gather to demand Columbia University make jobs available for the community. Please see Jim White for more details.

 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 make sandwiches following the service next week. 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!! August 19th: “Madagascar: Escape to Africa” (more NYC-zoo-animal hilarity; PG); August 26th: “Akeelah and the Bee” (11 year old uses spelling bees as her ticket to success; PG); September 2nd: TEEN JAM; “Twilight: New Moon” (part 2 – vampires vs. werewolves! PG-13); after the movie, “Back to School: TEEN JAM” until 9:30 pm.

Summertime Blues: please don’t let it happen to St. Mary’s Church! If you are going to be away this summer, please make your pledge payments in advance, if you can, so that we can stay financially healthy as we seek to carry out God’s mission throughout all the year. Thank you so much (in advance!)

 Vacation: Rev. Kooperkamp will be on vacation this week through Aug. 28. In the event of an emergency, please call the Church Office, (212) 864-4013 and leave a message with Ms. Gwen Walker or on the voicemail.

 Preaching schedule: August 21: The Rev. Dr. Luis Barrios; August 28: The Rev. Chloe Breyer; September 4th, Earl Kooperkamp

 

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