We congratulate and welcome the newly confirmed, received and reaffirmed: Darin W. Burton, Jr., Kasshawn Kym Johnson, Kimberly A. Kempadoo, Nashia Dominique Rainey, Dwayne Lavender, Joseph Venturini, Jr., Stephanie M. Harewood, and Gloria Ellis Smith!

If you are interested in being one of St. Mary’s representatives to Indaba, please contact Dorothy Ross.

Today, Sundae Social (Justice) – Reprised! 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Decorate your ice cream with toppings corresponding to social justice issues for this special coffee hour fundraising event!

The ECW Prayer Group will meet at a later time than usual today: 1 p.m.  All women welcome.

Saturday Outreach (every week) & Ecclesia (1st & last Sundays) need vehicle support to deliver food to hungry folks in East Harlem.  If you have a driver’s license or a car please call the church office.

Do you have this movie?? “A Family Thing”, 1996, with Robert Duval & James Earl Jones.  Urgently needed for Friday Movie Night!

NYC Primary Elections are this Tuesday, September 10th.  Polls are open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Remember to find your polling place in advance.  Every vote counts!

Save the Date!  The Harlem Chamber Players Season Opening Concert: Sunday September 15, 2013, 3:00 p.m.  We hope you will join us for an afternoon of beautiful music by Mozart, a New York premiere by James Cohn and the classic Mendelssohn Octet!  $15 General Admission, $10 Seniors/Students.

The Fundraising Committee would like to invite you to our next meeting: Tuesday, September 10 at 6:30 p.m.  Next up in the line-up: Fashion Show!  Produced by our own fabulous Dwayne Lavender!  September 28, 8-10 p.m., $10 in advance / $15 at the door, includes one free drink and free snacks.

There will be a Parish Informational Meeting on Sunday, September 29, after the 8 a.m., and after the 10 a.m. service.  Come and hear about what is happening at St. Mary’s.  Bring your questions and concerns.

Would you like to be a Eucharistic Minister?  Or help with the Altar Guild?  Special training will be available this fall.  Training for a Eucharistic Minister or Eucharistic Visitor will take place on October 26, 2013 at Holy Trinity Church, East 88th Street in New York City.  Time: 9:45a.m. to 2:30p.m.. Lunch will be provided.  There is a registration fee of $15.00 and you can register on line at www.dioceseny.org.  Scholarships are available.  In November, the Altar Guild of New York will be giving a class for all interested in working in that Ministry at the House of the Redeemer at 4 East 94th St on the16th of November.  There is no cost and lunch will be provided.  The session will begin at 10a.m. and end at 3p.m..

St. Mary’s is starting a group to visit, call and send cards to members who are sick or homebound.  If you are interested in participating please speak to Bonnie Phelps or Glenda White.

A new parish profile is being drafted. Help is needed! Contact the Search Committee at Stmarysharlem.Search@gmail.com or (646) 580-6798.  Your input is greatly appreciated!

Help St. Mary’s rent the Undercroft for parties and social events. Please spread the word!

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