March 8, 2015

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

Requiem Eucharist Monday, March 2015                                                                                                 “Rev. Keith Johnson”                                                                                       Visitation 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Service at 1:00 p.m.                                                               St. Philip’s in the Village of Harlem                                                                              The Rt. Rev. Andrew M. L. Dietsche, Presiding                                                                    The Ven. William C. Parnell, Preaching                                                                                               Clergy: White Stoles  

What a Neighborhood!  concert!  Today at 1:30 in the Sanctuary.                           Legendary Worlds — music by  neighbors, including Ishmael Wallace, Laurence Goldman, Octavio Vasquez, and others.                                               Performers include the Orfeo Duo, St. Mary’s Gospel Choir,                                   and The Neighborhood Composers’ Chorus.                                                                     $10 donation suggested, all are welcome.  

 St. Mary’s Thrift shop first fundraiser                                                                                “The SPEAKEASY PART ONE” with live entertainment,                                          So, reserve your seats with a password given to you by Dwayne Lavender himself All you must do is contact Lavender-stmarys@gmail.com before Saturday March 21, 7PM-11PM

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, March 11, 2015 – The Church of the  Intercession                                  Wednesday, March 18, 2015 – Saint Philip’s Church                                                           Wednesday, March 25, 2015 – All soul                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 So  mark your calendars and note these dates because We look forward to seeing you there                                           Canon Victoria Sirota,                                                                          MNIPC CLERICUS               Diane B. Pollard, MNIPC

 Lent 2015 Confirmation, Reception, Reaffirmation of Faith -Learning and Prayer Group                                                                                                                            

On Saturday mornings in Lent the Rev. Dr. Mary Foulke and Seminarian Marilyn McMillan  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!

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.

Save the date: May 2-3, 2015 – St. Mary’s hosts Indaba Weekend with guests from   St. James’ Hyde Park and St. John’s, Wilmot, New Rochelle                     To participate please contact stmarysharlem@gmail.com or 212-864-4013.

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.

                                 Annual Meeting and Elections                                                                At St. Mary’s Annual Meeting on March 1, 2015, we gave thanks for the faithful service of Radford Arrindell (Warden for 4 years), Shirrell Patterson (Vestry member for 6 years), Lysander Puccio (moved from Vestry member to full-time Director of the New York Intern Program), Greg Scholl (Vestry member who has moved with his wife, the Rev. Chloe Breyer to St. Philip’s), and Jim White (Vestry member who completed his first term). We celebrate the elections of new leadership: Lisa Slocum, Warden; new Vestry are Radford Arrindell, Freddi Brown-Carter, Eva Greene, Kym Roberts, and Jim White (2nd term). We also elected St. Mary’s delegates to Diocesan Convention: Freddi Brown-Carter and Joel Kovel, and representatives to the Manhattan North Inter-Parish Council: Linda Burton, Gloria Ellis-Smith, and Eva Greene.

 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.  March 13, The hundred-foot journey (dramedy, pg. 2014, 122 mins.)  Indian family opens a restaurant in france across from a michelin-starred eatery. w/ Helen mirren.                 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 Eva Green and family, Shirley Hilliard, Stephanie Miranda, Patrica Pinnick, Teiggy, David Wreck, Mathwews Jones, Lauren Giaccone, Mathews Ventirin jr. Morgan Justin Mitchell, Ruby Washington, Harewood family, Evelyn Fortna, Gail M. Harper & family, Yolanda Toby, Raheem Harris, Gwen Walker and family, Kym Roberts Rosa Moore, Mary Wilder, Lois Coe, 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,  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.                                                                                                                                                  

 

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