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

521West 126th Street  New York, NY 10027 (212) 864-4013   

Friday, June 1, 6:30 pm: Manhattan North Inter-Parish Council Annual Celebration
Save the date! To benefit summer programs for children in Harlem. 6:30 pm Eucharist 7:30-10 pm Dinner & Dancing. Tickets: $40 for adults, $20 for children under 12. Financial aid available for those who would like to go but do not have funds for the full price. At Church of the Intercession, 550 West 155th Street.

Saturday, June 9, 10 am-2 pm: Parish Hall Basement Painting Party
The repairs to the Parish Hall basement are complete! The finishing touch will be painting it before we can rent it out. Help prepare the space for a new tenant! Come for the whole time or any chunk of time you can offer. Refreshments provided.

Wednesday, June 20: World Refugee Day
Have you seen this poster at the entrance to the sanctuary? How much do you know about the work of St. Mary’s Robert D. Jones Refugee Shelter? Say a prayer for our shelter, and all refugees on June 20.

Saturday, June 23, 4- 7 pm: Beyond Gun Control- Youth, Race, & the New Movement to End Gun Violence
St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church is hosting a Bronx Community Teach-in & Gun Violence Panel with Youth. Justice-themed performance by Peace by Piece Productions (MS 128 students). Refreshments provided. 146 W 228th St., Bronx, NY 10463. For more:  

Sunday, June 24: LGBTQA Pride
The first Pride March was held in 1970, and has since become an annual civil rights demonstration; the purpose has broadened to include the battle against AIDS, and to remember all who have died from violence and disease. This year, St. Mary’s will march with the Diocese of New York following the 10:30 am service. Details forthcoming.

Sunday, June 24, 4:00 pm: Pride Evensong
This celebrated service, which culminates Pride Week, features St. Luke’s Choir with The Rev. Dr. Mary Foulke preaching! A reception will follow the Choral Evensong Service. At the Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street (between Christopher & Grove St).

Upcoming coffee hour conversations:
Sunday, June 10, Conflict as Opportunity

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
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, the Kovel-Halleck family, Joseph Lorde, Glenn Maynard, Henry McFarlane, Jerry McMillan & Julissa Santos-McMillan, Michelle, Frank Munzer, Philindia Smith, the Pfeffer & Phelps Family, Erma and Salydine, the Slocum family, James & Kimberly Snyder, Francisco Tejeda, Arthur Williams & family, David Wreck, Marsha Wright, Harriet Wyatt, Suzy Zavaletta

 Regular Happenings at St. Mary’s Church!

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
Evening Prayer returns to the Harlem pier (Hudson River & 125th St) starting Wednesday, June 6. Every week 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

Healing Prayer third Sunday of each month.

Women’s Prayer Group All women are invited to this discussion and prayer time, 2nd  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: June 17.

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: June 28.

Free Movie! Every Friday Night at St. Mary’s Church at 6:00 pm… St. Mary’s Movies! Star Wars: The Last Jedi. (2017) pg-13, action-adventure, 2h32min. While the resistance prepares for battle, Rey develops her abilities with the guidance of an increasingly unsettled Luke Skywalker. 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. • 212-864-4013•Fri 3-5 pm 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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