More Announcements:

The Men’s Monthly Prayer Group will meet Saturday, April 24th at 8:00 am. All men are welcome and we’d love to have you join us!

The Episcopal Church Women will meet on Sunday, April 25th following the 10:00 am service. All women are invited. Please see Ms. Glenda White for more information.

Mariam, Mark and Marx, a monthly study and discussion group, will meet at 7:00 pm on Thursday, April 29. Please see Jim White for more information.

An Important Note from the Vestry: The Styrofoam cups we use at Coffee Hour following the service were donated to St. Mary’s by Morningside Gardens. Once we have used these up, we will only purchase paper products and cease using Styrofoam in order to take better care of God’s earth.

Time to Stand Up and Be Counted: the United States 2010 Census Bureau forms have been mailed out. It is important for all people in all communities be counted. Please tell your friends, family members and neighbors to fill it out and mail it back, because it can make a difference.  Thank you so much for your help!  Also anyone who needs assistance filling out or retuning the Census form please feel free to stop by St. Mary’s Church, Beginning Monday March 22nd, Census Bureau workers will be here every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm and all your questions can be answered.

Eccelsia: Marcus Garvey Park: Sundays at 2:00 pm. St. Mary’s is the lead congregation on the first and third Sunday each month. Today we need a few volunteers following the service to help make up the bag lunches. Also: St. Mary’s Homeless Street Outreach: Saturdays, 12 noon preparation and 2:00 pm street outreach. Please let us know if you can help and please keep the Homeless Street Outreach in your prayers. Thank you!!

Cropwalk: Join the annual appeal from Church World Service to help eliminate hunger around the world, including our own neighborhood of West Harlem with support for St. Mary’s Food Pantry and Homeless Street Outreach. The Cropwalk will rake place on April 25, 2010 at 2:00 pm beginning at Church of the Heavenly Rest, Fifth Avenue and 90th Street. Please use the Cropwalk envelope to make a contribution and please be generous. St. Mary’s support has been very good in the past and we hope to have good support this year. For more information about how you can help, please see Ms. Bonnie Phelps.

Amachi/NY: People of faith mentoring children of promise. NYC Mission society is looking both for children to be mentored and adult mentors for the Amachi program at the Minisink Townhouse, 646 Malcolm X Blvd. If you are interested, please call (212) 368-8400 x. 336 or email or contact Aubrey Woods, Jr., of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, (646) 425-6410 or

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