September 4, 2011

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

 Hurricane Irene no match for St. Mary’s Church! Thanks to Mother Chloe Breyer and an intrepid six others who held a service in the middle of Irene last week. St. Mary’s was one of the dew churches to open its doors during the hurricane. Special thanks to Grey Scholl for mopping up the Undercroft and going above and beyond the call of duty.

Welcome to our new interns! The new participants in the New York Intern Program join us this morning. We welcome Kelly Wehrle, Whitney Faison, Cherrie Bucknor, Sydney Kornegay and Erin Halstead and look forward to a great year with them. Please keep these young people in your prayers.

 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 meets on the second Sunday of the month, following the 10:00 am service. The ECW meets on the Third Sunday,  following the 10:00 am service Please see Celia Braxton for further information.

Eccelsia: Marcus Garvey Park: Sundays at 2:00 pm. St. Mary’s is the lead congregation on the first Sunday each month. Today we will need volunteers to help make lunches for Ecclesia. 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! Sept. 9. “The Adjustment Bureau” (Matt Damon tries to escape his fate; PG-13); Sept. 16, “Young at Heart” (fantastic true story of elderly choir that sings the clash, PG); Sept. 23, “Cleopatra” (Elizabeth Taylor remembered at her best, ur); Sept. 30, “The Devil Wears Prada” (fashion publishing horror stories with Meryl Streep; PG-13).

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!

Preaching schedule: September 7th at 7:00 pm Rev. Chloe Breyer will preach at “Space for Grace” at the Riverside Church, enter at 90 Claremont Ave.; September 11th, Rev. Earl Kooperkamp.

 

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