August 21, 2011

 

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

 

Welcome back to Fr. Luis Barrios for preaching and celebrating at our worship this morning. Fr. Barrios has spent the past year doing “Action Research” on the border of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Last month he took part in the “Pastors for Peace” Caravan to defy the US blockade and take needed medical supplies in Cuba. In Cuba he had an operation for appendicitis, but he is on the mend now, thank God! Welcome back, Fr. Barrios!!

 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. 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 this 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. 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 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!)

“Reflexion Biblico” en Espanol, beginning Sept. 17th at 6:00 pm, lead by the Rev. Dr. Luis Barrios. More information to come. Mark your calendars!

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 28: The Rev. Chloe Breyer; September 4th, Earl Kooperkamp

 

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