REMINDER:  Sunday Worship will be at 8 and 10:30 am from now on!

In Loving Memory                                                                                                                      Come and show your solidarity for the family of Mohamed Bah, shot dead multiple times by NYPD 9/25/2012. Together we stand in greater numbers!                                          Wednesday, November 1st @ 9 AM                                                                                                 U.S. District Court                                                                                                                             500 Pearl Street

Thrift Store 3rd Anniversary!                                                                                            Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7 & 8 from 12-5 PM                                                                      Come celebrate 3 years of St. Mary’s Thrift Shop! Gather in the garden for music, food, beverages, and of course a SALE!

Wednesday Evening Prayer Continues!
7  pm,
Garden                                                                                                                                    Join St. Mary’s members and friends for Evening Prayer services! For inclement  weather, find us in the church.

Thursday Dance!                                                                                                                           Join Dances for a Variable Population and teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas for creative movement for adults of all ages and abilities. Thursdays from 5-6:30 pm in the Undercroft. October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30, December 7.

The Church & Mental Health                                                                                              Saturday, October 14th @ 10 AM, Cathedral House                                                                        A training, hosted by the Cathedral, aimed at equipping participants with the ability to recognize, respond, and provide the right connections and resources for those living with mental illness. The presenter is The Rev. Deacon Kent J. Curtis, LCSW. For more information, contact or 212.316.7456.

Pray for:

Partners: Harlem Insight, Unity Fellowship Church, NYC; NYC Adventist Forum; Pamsula Zen; Alanon; Alcoholics Anonymous; Columbia Harlem Homeless Medical Partnership (CHHMP); Narcotics Anonymous; Network Support; Urban Qi  Neighbors: 26th Precinct, Eglise de Dieu, Emergency Services, Manhattan North Task Force, Manhattanville Health Center, Old Broadway Family Residence, Old Broadway Synagogue, Templo Biblico;
Everyone who comes to St. Mary’s throughout the week, and anyone who is not able to be with us.

 ⊕ Prayer Requests for Health & Healing ⊕

Ozier Muhammad and Lisa Redd, Radford Arrindell, Joel Kovel, Kym Roberts and family, Jorge Blanco, Aiden Smith, Queen Esther Hall, Martha Elizabeth Smith, Saban Carter Hooks, Arthur Williams III, Denise Stokes, Carol White, Professor Bradley,  Philindia Smith, Julian Pentopoulos, Sebastian and Darley Gurski-Corniel, Evie Fortna, Alfred Slocum, Rodney Simmons, Maggie, Hershell & Ola Bullard, Dorothy Boxley, Lane family, Effie Scott, Gloria Ellis Smith, Shirrell & Tyrone Felder, the Crawford family, Harding family, April & Barbara Jackson, Marion Smith, Doris Rodriquez, Gwen Walker & family, Bonnie Phelps and family, Lois Coe, Mary Kelly Brown, Marvin Jones, Michelle & Devante  Atkins, Betty Littlefield, Heather Jean Balsdom, Eva Greene & family, Patterson Family, Shirley Hilliard, Matthew Jones, Stephanie Miranda, David Wreck, Liya Pagani, Camilo Lopez, Tonya Yates, Wilfredo Perata, Pearl Harris, Lisa Slocum, Inez Alexander, Carmen Antoniella Torre, James Allen, Anthony Howell, Latasha Wilson, Asha Taylor, Harriet Wyatt, Zachary and Arin Mazza, Carmen Cabrera, Manuel Furer and family, Raheem Harris, Stephanie Lane, Mary Wilder

⊕  Regular Happenings at St. Mary’s Church! 

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

 Harlem Insight                                                                                                                      Meditation for all levels.
By donation.  All are welcome. No experience is necessary.

Saturdays 10am-12pm in the Rectory

Unity Fellowship Church of New York
Led by Sr. Bishop Zachary Jones.
Unity worships on Sundays at 2:00pm

Metro New York Adventist Forum
Led by Ms. Janet Schultz
Adventist Forum gathers on the second Saturday of the month (please check for specific dates).

Pamsula Zen Meditation                                                                                                          Teacher Daiken Nelson                                                                                                                  Every Monday evening at 6:00 pm in the Rectory                                                                     (6:00 Beginning Instruction, 6:30 Meditation, 7:00 Meditation, 7:30 Talk, Discussion Q&A)

 Birthdays and Baptismal Blessings first Sunday of each month.

 Spirit and Strife Peer Support Group the first Sunday of each month at 12:30pm in the rectory – Come share your burdens and joys in this prayerful circle of support. New members always welcome.

Dorcas Arts second and fourth Sundays. Hemming pants, skirts and dresses. Sew on buttons and small repairs.  Contact: Sandra-May Flowers 646-856-2912 or e-mail

 Healing Prayer third Sunday of each month.                                                                       

Men’s Prayer Group  restructuring, for more information call the Parish Office.

 Women’s Prayer Group second Sundays following the 10:00 a.m. service. All women are welcome to join us!

4th Sunday Potluck: Bring a dish to share following 10:30am worship.

 The Vestry meets on the fourth Sunday of every month at 1 p.m.  All are invited. Next meeting: September 24.

 Tuesday Writing Group – every Tuesday at 7pm in the Parish Hall. Bring your work, your journal, or just come ready to write something… creative, factual, non-sensical. All are welcome.

 Miriam, Mark and Marx: Our interfaith Justice and Peace Activism Community meets the last Thursday of each month. We gather at 6:00PM to share food, experiences, and feelings. We then plan how to advance in the struggle against racism, sexism, and expanding war in these very troubling times.  For information or Pastoral Care call Jim White at 201-956-5356, or leave him a message in the parish office.  Next meeting: September 28.

 Free Movie! Every Friday Night at St. Mary’s Church at 6:00 pm… October 6: St. Mary’s Movies! The Prestige (2006, pg-13, 2h 10m) very highly rated mystery/drama about two magicians who sacrifice everything they have to outwit the other. w/ C. Bale, H. Jackman. Come for the fellowship, the movie, the popcorn, dinner and the fun…  as always, volunteers are needed.  

 Saturday Mobile Soup Kitchen: Help prepare sandwiches and lunch bags and then distribute them to our neighbors on the street. Every Saturday at 12 noon.

 Urban Qi (free Tai Chi and Qi Gong classes for St. Mary’s members) every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:30 am at St. Nicholas Park @135th Street. Inclement weather – meet in the Undercroft. • 212-864-4013•Sat & Sun 12-5 pm All proceeds support St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and its mission to serve homeless and hungry people. Los ingress apoyan la Iglesia Episcopal de Santa Maria y su misión de servir a las personas sin hogar  y hambrientos de Harlem.    


If you have any information to share with St Mary’s church, please send it to
by Wednesday at 5 pm of each week to be placed in the weekly bulletin.

To reach the Rector: please call 929-266-6279 or email:

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