St. Mary’s Announcements for April 27!

Wednesday, May 2, 9 am-5 pm: Multifaith Strategies for Nonviolent Direct Action
The Interfaith Center of New York is partnerning with the Micah Institute and the New York State chapter of the Poor People’s Campaign to host a conference for religious and civic leaders exploring practical strategies for nonviolent direct action rooted in diverse faith traditions- including interfaith dialogue and hands-on civil disobedience training. It will contribute to the Poor People’s Campaign’s upcoming 40 Days of Moral Action, and to the Micah Institute’s ongoing efforts to transform NYC. Keynote by The Rev. Claudia De la Cruz with response and reflection by our own Dr. Betty Reardon, renowned peace educator. Interchurch Center, 475 Riverside Drive. Contact Hanadi Doleh at 212-870-3547 or hanadi@interfaithcenter.org.

Wednesday, May 9, 7 pm: Rogation Day- Evening Prayers & Blessing the Garden
“Rogare” in Latin means “to ask.” On Rogation Days (three days before Ascension Day) we ask God for protection for and blessing of our parish and our “crops” or gardens. Traditionally there would be procession around the grounds, and violet vestments would be worn. Join us for our contemporary version!

Thursday, May 17, 7-10 pm: A Liturgy of Lamentation- Commemorating the presence of Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
Part of the Year of Lamentation of the Diocese of New York. This three-year period was declared at the 2017 Diocesan Convention as a means of understanding and addressing the diocese’s past role in the slavery era and the ongoing injustice associated with it today.
Performers include: Paul Winter (world famous soprano saxophonist); Reggie Wilson (Choreographer, Fist and Heel Performance Group); Tonika Custalow; Vissi Dance Theatre; William E. Randolph (Assistant Organist of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine); and acclaimed singer and music director, Jeannine Otis.
Speakers: The Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas (Dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary, Professor of
Theology at Union and Canon Theologian at Washington National Cathedral); The Rt. Rev. Andrew S. Dietsche (Bishop of the Diocese of New York); and “Richard Jenkins” (a formerly enslaved 18th Century Episcopalian who helped build and then served as sexton for St. James’, Hyde Park, played by actor Brockton Pierce). Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave.

Sunday, May 20, 10:30 am: Pentecost Celebration w/  The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers
Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Evangelism & Reconciliation, Rev. Spellers will speak about “Revolutionary Listening for Healing and Transforming Racial Injustice” at St. Mary’s.

Sunday, May 20, Coffee hour: Wisdom Circle
(Rescheduled) For self-identified seniors, elders and wisepeople. This Circle is a space for you to be yourself, connect to other elders, reflect together on the blessings and hardships of life, and share your rich spiritual insight and wonderful gifts. Topic: Who am I becoming?

Friday, June 1, 6:30 pm: Manhattan North Inter-Parish Council Annual Celebration
Save the date! Benefiting the MNIPC Summer Educational Project.  Church of the Intercession, 550 West 155th Street.

Wednesdays, 7 pm:  Evening Prayer
Join members and friends for Evening Prayer services, starting up again after a brief hiatus in Lent!

Register now for City Parks Foundation’s Free Seniors Tennis in Central Park
– Free, open to all New Yorkers ages 60+                              
– Central Park (93rd Street near West Drive)
– Programs run April 24-June 16                                                  – Fridays from 1pm – 3pm
– Register online: http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/seniors-fitness
– For information, call 718-760-6999. Pending attendance, registration may be available on-site.

#CUonStrike wrote: “Please convey our heartfelt thanks to your congregation for their hospitality this week and we would like to extend an invitation for everyone to join us on Monday on the picket line at Low Plaza, anytime from 11-3 and there will be a rally on Monday at noon-ish.”

Pray for:

Partners: Harlem Insight, Unity Fellowship Church, NYC; NYC Adventist Forum; Pamsula Zen;
Alanon; Alcoholics Anonymous; Columbia Harlem Homeless Medical Partnership (CHHMP);
Narcotics Anonymous; Network Support; Urban Qi.

Neighbors: 26th Precinct, Eglise de Dieu, Emergency Services, Manhattan North Task Force,
Manhattanville Health Center, Old Broadway Family Residence, Old Broadway Synagogue, Templo Biblico.
  Everyone who comes to St. Mary’s throughout the week,
and anyone who is not able to be with us.

 

 X Prayer Requests for Health & Healing X

Atkins, Bennie Mae, Inez Alexander, Diana Balsdom, Ivan Bannister, Tyrone Benjamin, Dorothy Boxley, Cynthia Bullard-Perez, Lois Coe, Devante, Candace Fraser, Rachel Furer, Vivian Furer, Jessica Furer, Rebecca Furer, Janet Gibson, Patrick Hancock, Shirley Hillard, Geraldine Ivins, Ivory Johnson, Ruth Joyner and family, Joel Kovel, Joseph Lorde, Jerry McMillan & Julissa Santos-McMillan, Michelle, Frank Munzer, Philindia Smith, The Pfeffer Family & Phelps, Erma and Salydine, Francisco Tejeda, Arthur Williams and family, David Wreck, Marsha Wright, Harriet Wyatt, Suzy Zavaletta

 X  Regular Happenings at St. Mary’s Church! X

Ecclesia
Every 1st Sunday 2:00 p.m. in Marcus Garvey Park. St. Mary’s is the lead congregation on the first Sunday of each month. We always need some volunteers to help prepare and serve the “Second Meal” following the service.

Unity Fellowship Church of New York
Led by Sr. Bishop Zachary Jones. Unity worships on Sundays at 2:00pm.

Metro New York Adventist Forum
Led by Ms. Janet Schultz. Adventist Forum gathers on the second Saturday of the month (please check for specific dates).

Pamsula Zen Meditation
Teacher Daiken Nelson. Every Monday evening at 6:00 pm in the rectory.
(6:00 Beginning Instruction, 6:30 Meditation, 7:00 Meditation, 7:30 Talk, Discussion Q&A)

Birthdays and Baptismal Blessings first Sunday of each month.

Spirit and Strife Peer Support Group the first Sunday of each month at 12:30 pm in the rectory – Come share your burdens and joys in this prayerful circle of support.  New members always welcome.

Dorcas Arts Hemming pants, skirts and dresses. Sew on buttons and small repairs. Contact: Sandra-May Flowers 646-856-2912 or Sandra.Flowers90@myhunter.cuny.edu.

Healing Prayer third Sunday of each month.

Women’s Prayer Group All women are invited to this discussion and prayer time, second  Sunday of the month.

4th Sunday Potluck: Bring a dish to share following 10:30am worship. 

The Vestry meets on the fourth Sunday of every month at 1 pm.  All are invited. Next meeting: May 27.

Miriam, Mark and Marx: Our interfaith Justice and Peace Activism Community meets the last Thursday of each month. We gather at 6:00PM to share food, experiences, and feelings. We then plan how to advance in the struggle against racism, sexism, and expanding war in these very troubling times.  For information or Pastoral Care call Jim White at 201-956-5356, or leave him a message in the parish office.  Next meeting: May 17.

Free Movie! Every Friday Night at St. Mary’s Church at 6:00 pm… St. Mary’s Movies! May 4:Thor: Ragnarok (2017) pg-13, action comedy, 2h10min. An imprisoned Thor is in a race against time to stop the destruction of his home world. w/ Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett. Come for the fellowship, the movie, the popcorn, dinner and the fun…  volunteers always needed and welcome.

Saturday Mobile Soup Kitchen: Help prepare sandwiches and lunch bags and then distribute them to our neighbors on the street. Every Saturday at 12 noon.

Urban Qi (free Tai Chi and Qi Gong classes for St. Mary’s members) every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:30 am at St. Nicholas Park @135th Street. Inclement weather–meet in the Undercroft.

Thrift.StMarys@gmail.com • 212-864-4013•Open as of April 6!  All proceeds support St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and its mission to serve homeless and hungry people. Los ingress apoyan la Iglesia Episcopal de Santa Maria y su misión de servir a las personas sin hogar  y hambrientos de Harlem.    

If you have any information to share with St. Mary’s church, please send it to stmarysharlem@gmail.com.
by Wednesday at 5 pm of each week to be placed in the weekly bulletin.
To reach the Rector: please call 929-266-6279 or email:
mlf.stmarysharlem@gmail.com.

 

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