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

 Welcome back, Mother Chloe Breyer! Thanks for praeaching and celebrating at our service this morning!

 Our new interns arrive this week! The new participants in the New York Intern Program will arrive this week. We will have the Commissioning Service for our new interns on Sept. 18th at the 10:00 am service. Please keep these young people in your prayers.

 Spirit and Strife Peer Trauma Support Group. 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 meets on the second Sunday of the month, following the 10:00 am service. The ECW meets on the Third Sunday,  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. Next Sunday we will need volunteers to help make lunches for Ecclesia. 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! 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; Sept. 9. “The Adjustment Bureau” (Matt Damon tries to escape his fate; PG-13); Sept. 16, “Young at Heart” (fantastic true story of elderly choir that sings the clash, PG); Sept. 23, “Cleopatra” (Elizabeth Taylor remembered at her best, ur).

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!)

“Reflexion Biblico” en Espanol, beginning Sept. 17th at 6:00 pm, lead by the Rev. Dr. Luis Barrios. More information to come. Mark your calendars!

Vacation: Rev. Kooperkamp will return from vacation this week. 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: September 4th, Earl Kooperkamp


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