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

521West 126th Street X New York, NY 10027 (212) 864-4013 www.StMarysHarlem.org             www.facebook.com/st.marys.harlem

Pray for the repose of the soul of Joel Kovel and for his family. A memorial service in celebration of Joel’s life will be held this Saturday, May 5, 4 pm at St. Mary’s followed by a repast in the Rectory.

Pray for the repose of the soul of James Hal Cone. The funeral for The Rev. Dr. James H. Cone will be held on Monday, May 7, 11 am at The Riverside Church. The service will be livestreamed for anyone unable to attend in person.

Sunday, May 6, Coffee Hour: Living Change Fellows Hosting
After service, come to coffee hour for monthly fellowship with the Living Change Fellows.

Wednesday, May 9, 7 pm: Rogation Day- Evening Prayers & Blessing the Garden
“Rogare” in Latin means “to ask.” On Rogation Days (three days before Ascension Day) we ask God for protection for and blessing of our parish and our “crops” or gardens. Traditionally there would be procession around the grounds, and violet vestments would be worn. Join us for our contemporary version!

Thursday, May 17, 7-10 pm: A Liturgy of Lamentation- Commemorating the presence of Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
Part of the Year of Lamentation of the Diocese of New York. This three-year period was declared at the 2017 Diocesan Convention as a means of understanding and addressing the diocese’s past role in the slavery era and the ongoing injustice associated with it today. With the Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, the Rt. Rev. Andrew S. Dietsche, artists and performers.

Sunday, May 20, 10:30 am: Pentecost Celebration w/  The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers
Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Evangelism & Reconciliation, Rev. Spellers will speak about “Revolutionary Listening for Healing and Transforming Racial Injustice.”

Sunday, May 20, Coffee hour: Wisdom Circle
(Rescheduled) For self-identified seniors, elders and wisepeople. This Circle is a space for you to be yourself, connect to other elders, reflect together on the blessings and hardships of life, and share your rich spiritual insight and wonderful gifts. Topic: Who am I becoming?

Friday, June 1, 6:30 pm: Manhattan North Inter-Parish Council Annual Celebration
Save the date! Benefiting the MNIPC Summer Educational Project.  Church of the Intercession, 550 West 155th Street.

Register now for City Parks Foundation’s Free Seniors Tennis in Central Park
– Free, open to all New Yorkers ages 60+
– Central Park (93rd Street near West Drive)
– April 24-June 16
– Fridays from 1pm – 3pm
– Register online: http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/seniors-fitness

– For information, call 718-760-6999. Pending attendance, registration may be available on-site.

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.

 X Prayer Requests for Health & Healing X

Atkins, Bennie Mae, Inez Alexander, Diana Balsdom, Diana Butler, Ivan Bannister, Tyrone Benjamin, Dorothy Boxley, Lois Coe, Delancey & De la Cruz Family, Devante, Candace Fraser, Rachel Furer, Vivian Furer, Jessica Furer, Rebecca Furer, Janet Gibson, Aisa Giles, Patrick Hancock, Shirley Hillard, Geraldine Ivins, Ivory Johnson, Ruth Joyner and family, the Kovel family, Joseph Lorde, Glenn Maynard, Henry McFarlane, Jerry McMillan & Julissa Santos-McMillan, Michelle, Frank Munzer, Philindia Smith, The Pfeffer Family & Phelps, Erma and Salydine, James & Kimberly Snyder, Francisco Tejeda, Arthur Williams & family, David Wreck, Marsha Wright, Harriet Wyatt, Suzy Zavaletta


X  Regular Happenings at St. Mary’s Church! X

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

Evening Prayer at St. Mary’s
Wednesdays at 7 pm.

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 12:30 pm in the rectory – Come share your burdens and joys in this prayerful circle of support.  New members always welcome.

Dorcas Arts Hemming pants, skirts and dresses. Sew on buttons and small repairs. Contact: Sandra-May Flowers 646-856-2912 or Sandra.Flowers90@myhunter.cuny.edu.

Healing Prayer third Sunday of each month.

Women’s Prayer Group All women are invited to this discussion and prayer time, second  Sunday of the month.

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

The Vestry meets on the fourth Sunday of every month at 1 pm.  All are invited. Next meeting: May 27.

Miriam, Mark and Marx: Our interfaith Justice and Peace Activism Community meets the last Thursday of each month. We gather at 6:30PM 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: May 31.

Free Movie! Every Friday Night at St. Mary’s Church at 6:00 pm… St. Mary’s Movies! May 11: The Sound of Music (1965) g, musical bio-drama. A young woman leaves her convent to become a nanny for a family in danger. One of our “favorite things”! Starring Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer. Come for the fellowship, the movie, the popcorn, dinner and the fun…  volunteers always needed and welcome.

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.

Thrift.StMarys@gmail.com • 212-864-4013•Open as of April 6!  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 stmarysharlem@gmail.com.
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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