A Blessed Easter and Welcome to St. Mary’s Church!

 The flowers on the Altar are given to the glory of God and in by Mr. Radford Arrindell and in loving memory of his mother, Mrs. Janet Arrindell.

Welcome to our newly baptized members Amira Jakai Estephane, Joel Kovel,Akira Hope Johnson and Shaun McCoy Johnson and to Raymond Lewis and Rachel Furer, new members joining St. Mary’s Church today. May God’s blessing on this Easter Day always be with you.

 Thanks to our special musicians today, Ms. April Armstrong, soloist and accom-paniment by Mr. Ishmael Wallace, and to Mr. Nabate Iles, trumpet. Thank you so much so helping St. Mary’s Church celebrate a special Easter this year.

 Photo-op!! Today at the Peace we will attempt to take a picture of St. Mary’s congregation. Please move to the back of the Church at the Peace and SMILE!!

 Easter Egg Hunt!! Following the service, all children are invited to join in the Annual Easter Egg Hunt in the garden! Thanks to Elizabeth Kooperkamp for organizing the event!

Peace of Pizza: Wednesday April 11th at 7:00pm, join the New York Intern Program as we discuss St. Mary’s Urban Farm and enjoy fellowship & pizza!! For more info see Gwen Walker

Eccelsia: Marcus Garvey Park: St. Mary’s is the lead congregation on the first and fifth Sunday each month. Today we will celebrate the fourth Easter with Ecclesia in the park.  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.

 Music at St. Mary’s: Spring Finale Concert, April 29th at 3:00 pm. Don’t miss it!!

 The Fundraising Committee will meet Tuesday, April 10th  at 6:30 pm (snacks will be served!)  Come help plan the recipe book, the Ginormous Flea Market & this summer’s “Saturday Sundae!”

 St. Mary’s “Urban Farm” is growing and greening! On April 22nd, Earth Day, we will have a special service to dedicate our new farm to serve the people. We still need volunteer “farmers” to help. Please see Freddie Brown Carter or Stephen Tahke to sign up!

Movies at St. Mary’s: 6:00 pm on Fridays. Come for the fellowship, the popcorn and theFUN!!  Also, we need volunteers to help.  April 13th:  tower heist (2011, adventure comedy, pg-13) eddie murphy & ben stiller; April 20th: war horse (2011, drama, pg-13) steven spielberg

Reflections on Today’s Scripture Lessons by Arthur Cash:

Easter Sunday

I am not going to comment upon the Easter readings. This most joyful and mysterious day would not be well served by historical, rational commentaries such as I write. Christ has risen!

 Additional Upcoming Events:

 Spring Finale Concert: Sunday, April 29th at 3:00 pm, the Harlem Chamber Players present a program of Foote, Sait-Saëns and Schubert here at St. Mary’s Church. Hosted by Eric K. Washington; $15 General Admission, $10 Students/Seniors. Visit www.harlemchamberplayers.org or call (212) 864-1492 for more information. Tell your family, friends and neighbors and bring them all for this fantastic day of music in our community.

 Stop and Frisk: On April 30th, Prof. Cornel West, Rev. Phelps of Riverside Church and Rev. Kooperkamp will be on trial for an act of civil disobedience against the NYPD policy of Stop and Frisk. Keep them in your prayers and come show support if you are able.

 May 1st: Occupy the Streets: Occupy Wall Street plans a large mobilization on May Day for economic justice for the 99%. Please come and join us!



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