March 15, 2015

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

      Today, Sunday, March 15, at 10 am, Please join us as welcome                                                             Ms. Heidi Kim, Episcopal Missioner                                                                               for Racial Reconciliation as our guest preacher 

Miriam, Mark, and Marx Steering Committee Meeting Today,                   Sunday, 3:00-5:00 PM participants will be directed to meeting space.

                      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-11 PM

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 18, 2015 – Saint Philip’s Church                                                       Wednesday, March 25, 2015 – All Souls’

Lent 2015 Confirmation, Reception, Reaffirmation of Faith -Learning and Prayer Group   Please join us on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12 noon!                                    March 21             God’s Body, the Church                                                                                March 28             Heaven, God’s Home

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SCHEDULE OF SERVICES 2015

Wednesday, April 1, 7 pm                                                                                                         Tenebrae                                                                                                                                        A service of psalms and the extinguishing of lights

Thursday, April 2, 7 pm                                                                     Maundy Thursday Eucharist                                                                                                 with Footwashing, Stripping of the Altar, and Agape Meal

Overnight Vigil at the Altar of Repose                                                                                 All are welcome to pray and meditate, to keep company with Christ in the garden.

Friday, April 3, 12 noon  to 3 pm                                                                     Good Friday Liturgy                                                                                                                   with Veneration of the Cross, Communion from the Reserve Sacrament,                             Stations of the Cross

Saturday, April 4, 12 noon                                                                             Holy Saturday Service                                                                                                               in the Garden (weather permitting)

12:30 pm                                                                                                                                           Easter Egg Dyeing for Children and Adults

 5 pm                                                                                                                                            Meeting at St. Mary’s to go to the Easter Vigil Service                                                    at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

 Sunday, April 5, 8 and 10 am                                                                                                Festive Easter Worship                                                                                                            With Easter Egg Hunt in the Garden following the 10 am service

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.

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 20, guardians of the galaxy (sci-fi adventure, pg-13, 2014, 121 mins) intergalactic criminals join to fight a fanatical warrior to try to save the universe. w/chris pratt, vin diesel.    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.

Our Parish Office is open Monday through Friday from 10:am to 2:pm.                The Reverend Mary Foulke our church rector has open office hours on Tuesdays from 12:pm to 4:pm. To make an appointment please, call                     212-864-4013 or email mlf.stmarysharlem@gmail.com

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 Apolcnio amorto Gutierrez, Dedanhi Itzel Rodriccez Loera, Minoti Patel, Eva Greene and family, Shirley Hilliard, Stephanie Miranda, Patrica Pinnick, Teiggy, David Wreck, Mathews 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, Roger Korezykowski (Big Red), , Marion Smith.       

  

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