December 15, 2013

Prayer for St. Mary’s on its 190th Anniversary                                                                                                                                  Gracious God, We give thanks for those who established and upheld this congregation of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Manhattanville, for the past 190 years, for their faith and vision, for their gifts and abilities.  As we celebrate our past and rejoice in our present, we also look forward with eager eyes to the future. We pray that You would continue to make Your love known among us. Give us a zeal for mission. Help us to see, by faith, the needs of those around us and the needs of those who shall come after us, and give us strength and courage to witness in word and deed to the riches of life with Christ. In Jesus name we pray. Amen

      Good morning and welcome to St. Mary’s Church!

Hurry people! Because today is the last day of the year for shopping at Mary’s very our annual Holiday Crafts Fair! December 15th, from 12noon to 5pm. Alter-Knit-ive Holiday Crafts Fair! Products will prove to be unique and affordable! Crafting entrepreneurs don’t miss out! Just $50 today! For this boutique affair. Interested vendors should come to the office right away!                  Or contact harlem.crafts.fair@gmail   

December 21, Saturday, Please come enjoy with us a live play called “A Harlem Style Christmas Carol”  Doors open at 3pm , show time is 4pm Tickets: $15 in advance -$20 at the door          all are welcome!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Grace Institute, Over 115 years of empowering Women! Six-month Business Skills Program Job training for office support and Customer-Service Positions Microsoft Office Suite Business  Writing and Communications Career Development keyboarding all you need is a High School Diploma or a GED and Fluent in English. Monday-Friday 9am-4pm Please call 212-832-7605 or www.graceinstitute.org or admissions@graceinstitute.org

Saturday Outreach & Ecclesia (1st & last Sunday of every month) we need vehicle support to bring food to East Harlem. Anyone with a driver’s license or a car, please help!   

                      The choir calls all those who like music to join us. Rehearsals are Wednesdays 5-7 pm and Sundays before the service. The Worship Committee also welcomes input on hymn selection.

Miriam, Mark and Marx Gospel/Social Activism Group convenes Thursday December 19th at 6:00 p.m. in the St. Francis Chapel (back of the sanctuary). 

        St. Mary’s is ready to receive applications for rector- ship! Please spread the word! Make sure that the candidates you deem worthy to lead the “Be Not Afraid Church” are aware of the opportunity! St. Mary’s Church (Manhattanville), Manhattan
Position: Rector
Contact: Joel Kovel (Search Committee Chair)
Email: 
stmarysharlem.search@gmail.com 
Church Website:
https://stmarysharlem.wordpress.com/ For Parish Profile http://www.dioceseny.org/system/doc/file name/production/1409/Parish Profile                                  St. Mary’s. Manhattanville Manhattan.pdf   Deadline: January 10, 2014

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