February 8, 2015

Good Morning and welcome to St. Mary’s Church!  We are Not Afraid

A Valentine’s Day Mardi Gras Masked Ball! Saturday, February 14, 2014 Doors & Live Music at 7pm, Dinner at 8pm, DJ at 10pm. Tickets $20 in advance (by end of day Feb. 12), $30 on or after Feb. 13th. Seating is limited. Masks are REQUIRED & will be for sale at the door Ticket includes: 4-course Dinner; Live Music by KAZU(jazz/tribal); Live Entertainment 1 Raffle Ticket (prizes include dinner for 2 at Red Rooster!) Also available: Drinks, Photos, Handmade Valentines Gift & mush more!

MANHATTAN NORTH INTER_PARISH COUNCIL DIOCESE OF NEW YORK 2015 LENTEN SERVICE SCHEDULE We are pleased to advise you of the 2015 MNIPC Lenten Prayer and Supper Series Schedule. The Lenten Evening Services will begin at 7:00 p.m with a light supper to follow. Wednesday, February 25, 2015 – Saint Ambrose Church Wednesday, March 4, 2015 – Saint Martin’s Church Wednesday, March 11, 2015 – The Church of the Intercession Wednesday, March 18, 2015 – Saint Philip’s Church Wednesday, March 25, 2015 – All Souls’ So Smark your calendars and note these dates because We look forward to seeing you there Canon Victoria Sirota, MNIPC CLERICUS Diane B. Pollard, MNIPC

Preparing for Lent with celebration! Too often Christians are only very serious, where is the fun?
Ash Wednesday Services, February 18 at 12 noon & 7 pm.
Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist
Classes for Adult Confirmation, Reception, Reaffirmation of Faith Saturdays in Lent at 10:30 am; for those new to the Episcopal Church and those longtime members who wish to refresh their faith!

1/31 & 2/1 INDABA: St. Mary’s team with St. John’s, Wilmot, at St. James, Hyde Park, Ny Sundays 2/1 and 2/8 – Hand Made Valentine’s Gifts for sale at coffee-hour after 10 am service! Saturday 2/7, 10:30 am, Celebration of Saint Absalom Jones at the Cathedral of St. John
Sunday 2/8, 10 am Visit of Bishop Geralyn Wolf to St. Mary’s
Saturday 2/14, 7 pm Mardi Gras Masked Ball
Sunday 2/15, 10 am Black History Month Poetry Celebration
Wednesday 2/18, 12 noon and 7 pm Ash Wednesday Services
Sunday 2/22, 3 pm Harlem Chamber Players Black History Celebration
Wednesday 2/25, 7 pm Evening Prayer & Lenten Meal at St. Ambrose Church
To participate please contact: stmarysharlem@gmail.com or 212-864-4013.

Lent 2015 Confirmation, Reception, Reaffirmation of Faith -Learning and Prayer Group
On Saturday mornings in Lent the Rev. Dr. Mary Foulke and Seminarian Marilyn McCord will lead classes exploring the foundational beliefs and practices of the Episcopal Church based on the Nicene Creed. This is an opportunity for those who are new to learn more about the Episcopal Church, for those longtime members to refresh their faith, and for all to experience a close community of learning and prayer. Please join us on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12 noon!
February 21 Trusting God
February 28 Risking Love
March 7 God at Work (please note, following this class we will assist with Saturday Outreach distribution of food to hungry people in our neighborhood)
March 14 God’s Purpose
March 21 God’s Body, the Church
March 28 Heaven, God’s Home
All are welcome to attend one or more classes; those wishing the Rite of Confirmation, Reception or Reaffirmation of Faith are required to attend all classes and save the date: Saturday, April 4, at 5 pm, when we will go together to the Cathedral for the Great Easter Vigil. For more information please speak with the Rector.

Regular Happenings at St. Mary’s Church!
Ecclesia, every First Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in Marcus Garvey Park: St. Mary’s is the lead congregation on the 1st of each month. We always need some volunteers to help prepare and serve the “Second Meal” following the service.
Peace of Pizza will be hosted jointly by St. Mary’s and NYIP. The event will include semi-structured conversation and discussion. Wednesday Feb, 11, at 7: pm Pizza and drinks will be served. All members of St. Mary’s and guest are welcome to attend.
Birthdays and Baptismal Blessings Every first Sunday of each month
Healing Prayer Every third Sunday of each month
Men’s Prayer Group meets every last Saturday of the month at 9:00 a.m.
ECW Prayer Group meets second Sundays following the 10:00 a.m. service. All women are welcome. Please join us!
Episcopal Church Women meets every third Sunday of the month following the 10:00 a.m.Church Service.
The Vestry meets on the fourth Sunday of every month at 12 noon. All are invited.
Miriam, Mark and Marx Gospel/Social Activism Group convenes on the last Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in the St. Francis Chapel (back of the sanctuary). Comrades from far and wide welcomed. Meet, eat, & defeat! For information on M,M&M. and Pastoral Care; please contact Mr. Jim White at (646)672-6186.
Spirit and Strife Peer Support Group meets every first Sunday 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the rectory living room. New members always welcome. Come share your burdens and joys in this prayerful circle of support.
Free! Movies Every Friday Night at St. Mary’s Church at 6:00 pm. So…Come for the fellowship, the movie, the popcorn, and the fun… as always volunteers are needed.
Thrift.StMarys@Gmail.com • 212-864-4013 proceeds support st. mary’s episcopal church and its mission to serve the homeless and hungry people of harlem. los ingresos apoyan la iglesia episcopal de santa maria y su misión de servir a las personas sin hogar y hambrientos de harlem
To all, if you have any information to share with St Mary’s church, please send it to Stmarysharlem@gmail.com by Thursday morning of each week to be placed in the weekly bulletin.

Pray for: St. Mary’s Robert Danny Jones Memorial Shelter as we seek a new home
Special Prayer requests and blessings
Prayers for Health, prayers for Evelyn Fortna, Gail M. Harper & family, Yolanda Toby, Raheem Harris, Gwen Walker and family, Kym Roberts Rosa Moore, Mary Wilder, Lois Coe, Dionne Broissier, Gloria Ellis-Smith, Barbara Fuller, Barbara, Tina and April Jackson, Pray for Sheila Patterson, Anthony Howell, Danita Williams, Theresa Willams, Jarrod Nieves, Naomi Griffin, Morgan Michelle, Jeannette Cunningham, Stephanie & Heather Harwood, Ersilia Cioffi, Roger Korezykowski (Big Red), , Marion Smith, Alexis, Alex D. Raymond, Cakla-Cancer, April, Joseph, Robert D, Michael P, Antonio A, Duane Lu, Ranfi, Clementina, Alex G, Franchesco G, Lynette Dixon, Domingo Perez, Irma Rivera, Jarrod Nieves, Piet Sanders, Morgan Mitchell, Robert Johnson and family, Sharon Manaiza and family, Algia and son, Sherrill, Syida, Tara Patterson, Inez Alexander, Solydin and Erina and family, James Allen, Lisa Quarles and family, Bonnie and Beth, Ronald Turner,

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