First Sunday after Christmas Morning Prayer
December 26, 2010
8:00 am

Opening Sentence,: page 75, Book of Common Prayer
Confession of Sin: page 79, Book of Common Prayer
Invitatory and Psalter: page 80, Book of Common Prayer
Psalm 147: 13 – 21 page 805, Book of Common Prayer
First Lesson: Isaiah 61:10 – 62: 3
Canticle11: page 87, Book of Common Prayer
Second Lesson: Galatians 3: 23 – 25; 4: 4 – 7
Canticle 20: page 94, Book of Common Prayer
Gospel Lesson: John 1: 1 – 18
The Apostle’s Creed: page 96, Book of Common Prayer
The Prayers: page 97, Book of Common Prayer
General Thanksgiving: page 836, Book of Common Prayer
Prayer of St. Chrysostom: page 102, Book of Common Prayer
The Grace, page 102, Book of Common Prayer

Merry Christmas and Welcome to St. Mary’s Church!!

A Blessed Christmas to all!! This morning we are especially grateful as we celebrate Kwanzaa for the musical talents of Ms. April Armstrong, soprano and Vita Wallace of the Orfeo Duo, violin. Thank you all so much for making this a wonderful day of song & spirit.

Upcoming Event: Start off the New Year with a Financial Plan: Sunday January 2nd at 12 noon there will be a financial services presentation at St. Mary’s Church. This is an opportunity to learn how to stay out of debt, or if it is too late for that, to get out of debt. Money saving tips, budgeting and building a credit score will also be discussed.

Eccelsia: Marcus Garvey Park: Sundays at 2:00 pm. St. Mary’s is the lead congerga-tion on the first Sunday each month. We need volunteers on January 2, 2001 to help us make the lunches for the service. Also: St. Mary’s Homeless Street Outreach: Saturdays, 12:00 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.

Movies at St. Mary’s: St. Mary’s and Ecclesia Ministries will show movies at 6:00 pm on Fridays. Come for the fellowship, the popcorn and the FUN!! Also, we need volunteers to help. Please let Lisa Slocum know if you can help out. Thanks!! Please tell Lysander Puccio your favorite movie so we can show it.

The Episcopal Church Women’s Prayer Committee will meet next week, Jan. 9th following the 10:00 am service. All women are invited.

“Torturing the Mind: U.S. Involvement in Psychological Torture” January 11th 2011, 6:30 p.m. Reception with Program beginning at 7 p.m. at All Souls Unitarian Church on Lexington Avenue, between 79th and 80th streets. The event marks the 9th anniversary of the prison/torture camp at Guantanamo Bay. Stop Torture!! Close Guantanamo Now!!

Fair Wages for all New Yorkers! The next action in the Fair Wage Campaign will take place on January 13th at 6:30 pm at the Convent Ave. Baptist Church (145th St & Convent Ave.) This action will start out the Dr. Martin King commemoration as we seek justice for working people in our city. It is important that we (St. Mary’s and all other congregations) make a strong showing at the action. Tell your friends, neighbors and come join us!!

The Men’s Prayer Group will meet on Saturday, January 29th at 8:00 am. All men are invited to come pray with us.

The Anglican Covenant: We will meet again to discuss the proposed Anglican Covenant on Jan. 30th following the 10:00 am service. Miguel Escobar will lead the discussion. Copies will be available on-line or on the back table in the Church.

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