June 23, 2013

 Good morning and welcome to St. Mary’s Church 

We welcome today as our preacher at the 10am service the Rev. Daren Fergason, Pastor of the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Pastor Fergason will also be leading a discussion after church with the ECW about prison work he does and how they can help with a letter writing ministry. All are welcome to the meeting.

AUCTION FOLLOW-UP!  thank you thank you thank you to all! st. mary’s is a truly talented and GENEROUS parish! we raised $2,500 so far and had lots of fun doing it! Contact StMarys.Harlem.Auction@gmail.com if you won and still need to connect with the service provider, or if you still need to pay (cash/check/credit/web, due tuesday, june 25). and it’s not over yet! you can still hop on some of the open offers! classes for spanish ($60), ballroom dancing ($20), computers($20), and more! also watch out for the st. mary’s “talent book”, where the skills you reported will be shared, so everyone can hire each other and profit together. get listed! stay tuned! and thanks, again!  Next Up: ginormous flea market, Saturday, July 13! handball tournament July 27!

Search Committee UpdateAppreciative Inquiry: Sunday, July 21, 10:00 a.m.                        There will be no 8 a.m. service and just morning prayers at 10 a.m. Everyone is invited to participate and reflect on who we are and what we want in our next pastor. Please make every effort to attend!      Contact the Search Committee at StMarysHarlem.Search@Gmail.com or 646-580-6798.  Next meeting: Wednesday, June26, 7 p.m.

RALLY for JOBS NOT WARS! Wednesday, June 26, 8:30-10:30 a.m., 215W125St (btw7&8 Ave), Organized by Peace Action Manhattan, 212-580-1504peaceactman@gmail.com.

Rector Search Committee.  Wardens and Vestry have named Joel Kovel to chair the committee.   First step:  Develop a St. Mary’s Church Profile:  a description of our church which captures all the important aspects and the special things about St. Mary’s we would like any applicant to be aware of.

SO SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, July 21, 10:00 a.m. for combined worship and special church-wide meeting to help develop the Profile.   We need  . . .we will appreciate wide participation.

Fr. Tom will be on vacation from June 24 thuntill July 17th. The Rev. Canon Patricia Sobers Mitchell, Canon for Christian Formation in the diocese will be taking the services on June 30th. The Rev. Jeanne Person, Director of the Center for Christian Spirituality at GTS will be taking the services on July 7 and 14. Be sure to make them feel very welcome. Fr. Tom will be reachable by email but as he will be 4,000 miles away, if there is an emergency, contact either of the Wardens

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Hey, it’s that time again St. Mary’s Church Summer Day Camp 2013, Licensed By NYC Department of Health, with Experienced Staff, we are nowexcepting applications. If your child is six-twelve, come hang–out with us at the Church it will be fun… Registration Fee is $25.00

Heads up St. Mary’s and put on your thinking caps because Janet Dorman and Evie Fortna are collecting reminiscences about Dick Gary’s years at St. Mary’s.  Dick was rector from1955 though 1967 Lisa Slocum will collate memories in a booklet.  Please write your thoughts and memories down and hand them in to the Parish office.  Thank you.

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