March 22, 2015

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

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 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 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.  Next meeting  will be Sunday March 29th (date chang because of Easter)

Free!  Movies Every Friday Night at St. Mary’s Church at 6:00 pm.  March 27, noah, (action-drama, pg-13, 2014, 138 mins) a man is chosen for a mission in preparation for an apocalyptic flood.  w/Russell Crowe.  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 (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 Marion Smith, 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)

 

 

 

 

 

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