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

St. Mary’s “Annual Parish Meeting” takes place this morning, The First Sunday of Lent, following the 10:00 am service. We will adopt a Parish Budget for 2011, elect a new Warden and Vestry members and hear reports about the ministries of our parish. A light lunch will be served. We need your participation, your energy and input, so please stay with us for the Annual Meeting.

Noonday Prayers: During Lent, we will have Noonday prayers at St. Mary’s Church, Monday through Friday. Please come join us! Also, we will chant the “Great Litany” in solemn procession on Fridays in Lent at the “Isaiah Wall” 42nd St. and First Avenue.

Manhattan North Interparish Council: Lenten Evening Prayer:

All services 7:00 pm, followed by a Fellowship hour.

March 16: St. Luke’s Church 435 West 141st St. (at Convent Ave.)

March 23: St. Martin’s Church 430 Lenox Ave. (corner of 122nd Street)

March 30: Cathedral of St. John the Divine 1047 Amsterdam Ave.

April 6: St. Philip’s Church 204 West 134th St.

April 13: Church of the Crucifixion 459 West 149 St. (at Convent Ave.)

Eccelsia: Marcus Garvey Park: Sundays at 2:00 pm. St. Mary’s is the lead congregation on the first Sunday each month.  We need volunteers to help us make the lunches for the service.  Also: St. Mary’s Homeless Street Outreach: Saturdays, 12:00 noon prepara-tion and 2:00 pm Street Outreach. Please let us know if you can help and keep the Homeless Street Outreach in your prayers.

Movies at St. Mary’s: 6:00 pm on Fridays. Come for the fellowship, the popcorn and the FUN!!  Also, we need volunteers to help. Thanks!!  March 18: “Millions” (Five saints, two boys and millions of British pounds” A MUST SEE); March 25: “Toy Story 3” (Woody, Buzz and the gang return).

Update the design of the St. Mary’s Website: We are blessed by a talented team of volunteers who maintain St. Mary’s website and Facebook pages, lead by Dorothy Ross and Lisa Slocum. There were over 6,000 visitors to the website in 2010 and we have over 100 “Friends” on the Facebook page. This is a new and important “Front Door” for St. Mary’s Church. If you would like to help give your advice about what should be on the website, please talk with Dorothy, Lisa or Rev. Kooperkamp. You don’t even have to know about computers to help! Thank you!!

The NYC Redeemers Coalition will meet March 28th at 2:00 pm. All are invited.


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