Sunday of the Passion                                                      Collect of the Day

Almighty and ever living God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also share in his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Isaiah 50:4-9a

The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of a teacher, that I may know how to sustain the weary with a word. Morning by morning he wakens– wakens my ear to listen as those who are taught. The Lord GOD has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, I did not turn backward. I gave my back to those who struck me, and my cheeks to those who pulled out the beard; I did not hide my face from insult and spitting. The Lord GOD helps me; therefore I have not been disgraced; therefore I have set my face like flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame; he who vindicates me is near. Who will contend with me? Let us stand up together. Who are my adversaries? Let them confront me. It is the Lord GOD who helps me; who will declare me guilty?

Psalm: 31:9-16  The Saint Helena Psalter                                                                                    Refrain:  In your loving-kindness save me.

9  Have mercy on me, O LORD, for I am in trouble; * my eye is consumed with sorrow, and also my throat and my belly.

10  For my life is wasted with grief, and my years with sighing; * my strength fails me because of affliction, and my bones are consumed.  Refrain

11  I have become a reproach to all my enemies and even to my neighbors,  a dismay to those of my acquaintance; * when they see me in the street they avoid me.

12  I am forgotten like a dead man, out of mind; * I am as useless as a broken pot.

13  For I have heard the whispering of the crowd; fear is all around; * they put their heads together against me; they plot to take my life.  Refrain

14  But as for me, I have trusted in you, O LORD. * I have said, “You are my God.

15  My times are in your hand; * rescue me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute me.

16  Make your face to shine upon your servant, * and in your loving-kindness save me.”  Refrain

                                                                                  Philippians 2:5-11

Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus ,who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with Godas something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death– even death on a cross. Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father

Regular Happenings at St. Mary’s Church!

Ecclesia, every First Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in Marcus Garvey Park:                      St. Mary’s is the lead congregation on the 1st of each month. We always need some volunteers to help prepare and serve the “Second Meal” following the service.

Birthdays and Baptismal Blessings Every first Sunday of each month

Healing Prayer Every third Sunday of each month

Men’s Prayer Group meets every last Saturday of the month at 9:00 a.m.

  ECW Prayer Group meets second Sundays following the 10:00 a.m. service.                  All women are welcome.  Please join us! 

 Episcopal Church Women meets every third Sunday of the month following the 10:00 a.m.   Church  Service.

The Vestry meets on the fourth Sunday of every month at 12 noon.  All are invited.

Miriam, Mark and Marx Gospel/Social Activism Group convenes on the last Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in the St. Francis Chapel (back of the sanctuary). Comrades from far and wide welcomed. Meet, eat, & defeat! For information on M,M&M. and Pastoral Care; please contact Mr. Jim White at (646)672-6186. 

Spirit and Strife Peer Support Group meets every first Sunday 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the rectory living room. New members always welcome. Come share your burdens and joys in this prayerful circle of support.  Next meeting  will be Sunday March 29th (date chang because of Easter)

Free!  Movies Every Friday Night at St. Mary’s Church at 6:00 pm.  April 3, Good Friday feature: the greatest story ever told (historical drama, 1965  225 mins) a classic telling of the life of Jesus Christ. w/ max von sydow, Charleston Hesston, dir. By George stevens.  So…Come for the fellowship, the movie, the popcorn, and the fun…   as always volunteers are needed. • 212-864-4013 proceeds support st. mary’s episcopal church and its mission to serve the homeless and hungry people of harlem. los ingresos apoyan la iglesia   episcopal de santa maria y su misión de servir a las personas sin hogar y hambrientos de harlem          

 To all, if you have any information to share with St Mary’s church, please send it to by Thursday morning of each week to be placed in the weekly bulletin.

Our Parish Office is open Monday through Friday from 10:am to 2:pm.               The Reverend Mary Foulke (rector) has open office hours on Tuesdays from 12:pm to 4:pm. To make an appointment please, call 212-864-4013 or email

Pray for:                                                                                                                                           St. Mary’s Robert Danny Jones Memorial Shelter as we seek a new home    

                    Special Prayer requests and blessings   

Prayers for Health, prayers for Wendell Handy & family, Gwen Walker & Laura Stokes, Sharon Manaiza & family, Ersilia Cloffi, Wayne Zanders, Leaux Zanders, Marion Smith, Minoti Patel, Eva Greene and family, Shirley Hilliard, Stephanie Miranda, Patrica Pinnick, Teiggy, David Wreck, Mathews Jones, Lauren Giaccone, Mathews Ventirin jr. Morgan Justin Mitchell, Ruby Washington, Harewood family, Evelyn Fortna, Gail M. Harper & family, Yolanda Toby, Raheem Harris, Gwen Walker and family, Kym Roberts Rosa Moore, Mary Wilder, Lois Coe, Gloria Ellis-Smith, Barbara Fuller, Barbara,  Tina and April Jackson, Pray for Sheila Patterson, Anthony Howell, Danita Williams, Theresa Willams, Jarrod Nieves, Naomi Griffin,



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