Christmas Day December 25, 2011

 

 A Blessed and Joyous Christmas from St. Mary’s Church!

 A Very Blessed Christmas to all, from the Wardens, Vestry Rector and Staff of St. Mary’s Church. May this season of peace be strong in your hearts and minds and may God bless you abundantly. Merry Christmas!!

Many thanks to Ms. April Armstrong our always inspiring soloist this morning! If you ever need to get a little lift, check out the short video clip of April singing “Rejoice Greatly” from our Advent Lessons and Carols posted on St. Mary’s Facebook page. Thanks so much, April!

 Eccelsia: Marcus Garvey Park: St. Mary’s is the lead congregation on the first and fifth Sunday each month. We need volunteers to help with the preparation of the “Second Meal” on January 1st, 2012. 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 Dec. 30, inside job (2010 documentary PG-13, the greed behind 2008’s financial collapse, w/ matt damon); SPECIAL: the matrix, NEW YEARS EVE MARATHON (all three matrix movies, 5 pm start, followed by a 12 am prayer service, 1999-2003 trippy sci-fi action, R, computer hacker joins rebellion to break humankind free from a false reality, keanu reeves and Laurence fishbourne).

 “Harlem Secrets: Recipes from St. Mary’s” The Fundraising Committee is putting together a cookbook, with its own special St. Mary’s flavor: there will be stories, wit and some great cooking tips. Sign up on the back table to help! Thanks!!

Upcoming Service

   * Christmas Day, December 25th, ONE service only at 9:00 am,

                                          Special Music by Ms. April Armstrong.

*January 1st, Sunday School Pageant and Kwanzaa celebration, 10:00 am

Preaching Schedule: January 8th: The Rev. Chloe A. Breyer; January 15th:

The Rev. Earl Kooperakmp.

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