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

 Many thanks to all our great members for an incredible Parish Picnic last Sunday in Marcus Garvey Park. Thanks to our wardens, Dorothy Ross and Radford Arrindel for this great idea. We all had fun and got to worship God and relax together. Well done, St. Mary’s!! Also: many thanks to everyone who came, participated and contributed to our “Community Yard Sale and Bake Off” yesterday! We had a good turnout and lots of fun! St. Mary’s Church is having a great summer and thanks to all!

 Spirit and Strife Peer Trauma Support Group. The group will resume on Saturday, August 13th. If you are a trauma survivor, please join St. Mary’s in a new ministry to co-create a safe, loving, faith-inspired space in which to develop strategies for resilience and recovery. Meeting: Saturdays , 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. See Lysander Puccio for more information.

The Episcopal Church Women: The ECW Prayer committee will meet next week, August 14th, following the 10:00 am service. The ECW meets on the Third Sunday, August 21st,  following the 10:00 am service Please see Celia Braxton for further information.

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 make sandwiches following the service today. 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 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!! August 12: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl” (arrrrgh – Johnny Depp! PG-13); August 19th: “Madagascar: Escape to Africa” (more NYC-zoo-animal hilarity; PG); August 26th: “Akeelah and the Bee” (11 year old uses spelling bees as her ticket to success; PG); September 2nd: TEEN JAM; “Twilight: New Moon” (part 2 – vampires vs. werewolves! PG-13); after the movie, “Back to School: TEEN JAM” until 9:30 pm.

Summertime Blues: please don’t let it happen to St. Mary’s Church! If you are going to be away this summer, please make your pledge payments in advance, if you can, so that we can stay financially healthy as we seek to carry out God’s mission throughout all the year. Thank you so much (in advance!)

Vacation: Rev. Kooperkamp will be on vacation from Aug. 11 through Aug. 28. In the event of an emergency, please call the Church Office, (212) 864-4013 and leave a message with Ms. Gwen Walker or on the voicemail.

Preaching schedule: August 14: The Rev. Elizabeth Maxwell; August 21: to be arranged; August 28: The Rev. Chloe Breyer


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