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

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

Raising My Voice-Kin at St. Mary’s
RMV-K is a leadership and public speaking training program for individuals with a currently or formerly incarcerated loved one. RMV-Kin gives participants an opportunity to share their story in the community, develop important skills, and create awareness and support for others who have incarcerated or recently released family members.
4-week STIPEND training
Saturdays, 12pm-3pm
July 28, Aug 4, Aug 11, Aug 18, graduation on Aug 25
Metro Cards/Meal and Child Care also provided

Thursday, September 27, 7 pm: Forum on Police Brutality and Mental Health at St. Mary’s Church
Roughly one thousand people are killed nationally each year by police, almost one half are are Black, Latinx, or Native American, and FULLY ONE in FOUR are in mental crisis!  Too many of our mentally disturbed sisters and brothers have been killed here in New York City. Action is ESSENTIAL! Sponsored by Congregations for Justice and Peace at St. Mary’s Church, the Forum will share the anguish of victims’ families and friends, explore what fundamental changes are vital in response to those in need, and begin to outline the kinds of resources required to make these changes effective. Panelists will include members of victims’ families, experienced first responders, psychiatric and social work professionals, and community activists. Your active involvement in preparing for the Forum and following campaign is CRUCIAL! Contact: james.white173@gmail.com

September 8-9 is St. Mary’s Festival Weekend
October 4: First Annual St. Mary’s Anti-Gala!

Call for ushers
Someone’s first impression of a church, aside from the outside building, is often the way they are greeted by the person standing inside offering them a bulletin. St. Mary’s needs ushers! If you like people and feel passionate about showing others the hospitality and welcome not just of our space and community, but of God, talk to Mother Mary or Atticus for a training. It’s a low impact yet vital role!

We ask your Prayers for:

The Missions endorsed by St. Mary’s Vestry:

The Black Lives Matter Movement (https://policy.m4bl.org/platform/)
Jubilee USA (http://www.jubileeusa.org/)
The New Sanctuary Movement (http://www.newsanctuarynyc.org/)

Our Partners:  Unity Fellowship Church, NYC; NYC Adventist Forum; Pamsula Zen; Alanon; Alcoholics Anonymous; Columbia Harlem Homeless Medical Partnership (CHHMP); the Episcopal Churches in Harlem; Narcotics Anonymous; Network Support; St. Mary’s Center; Urban Qi.

Our Neighbors: 26th Precinct, Eglise de Dieu, Emergency Services, Manhattan North Task Force, 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.

And for the broader church:

The Diocese of New York (https://www.dioceseny.org/)
The Episcopal Church (https://www.episcopalchurch.org/)
The Anglican Communion (http://www.anglicancommunion.org/)

For the repose of the soul of Rashaun Pope.

 X Prayer Requests for Health & Healing X

Atkins, Vanessa Austin, Alma Albeniz, Inez Alexander, Bennie Mae, Diana Balsdom, Carlee Azania Buens, Andre Burns, Diana Butler, Ivan Bannister, Tyrone Benjamin, Carmen Cabrera & family, Lois Coe, Delancey & De la Cruz Family, Devante, Tyrone & Shirrell Felder, Candace Fraser, Rachel Furer, Vivian Furer, Jessica Furer, Rebecca Furer, Celeste Garcia, Janet Gibson, Aisa Giles, Patrick Hancock, Patrick Harding, Elnora Harewood, Rick Harris, Shirley Hilliard, Geraldine Ivins, Barbara Jackson, Ivory Johnson, Bishop Zachary Jones, Joseph Lorde, Margaret Mautner, Glenn Maynard, Dr. McElellen, Henry McFarlane, Jerry McMillan & Julissa Santos-McMillan, Michelle, Frank Munzer, Timothy E. Ottley, Luis Penabarrero, Philindia Smith, the Pfeffer & Phelps Family, Rivers-Mazza family, Wilfrido Peralta Rodrigues & family, Erma and Salydine, Marion Smith, James & Kimberly Snyder, Alton Sterling, Francisco Tejeda, Rosa Velez, Arthur Williams & family, David Wreck, Marsha Wright, Harriet Wyatt, Suzy Zavaletta

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  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: mlf.stmarysharlem@gmail.com

RDJ Memorial Refugee Shelter: The Refugee Shelter at St. Mary’s is always looking for volunteers for overnight shifts and more. This is a great opportunity to support immigrants and refugees in New York City. Please contact admin@rdjrefugeeshelter.org.

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


Birthday and Anniversary Blessings first Sunday of each month.

Ecclesia Service & Meal  first Sundays at 2:00 p.m. in Marcus Garvey Park,  volunteers always needed to help prepare and serve the “Second Meal” following the service.

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.

Women’s Prayer Group  second Sundays of each month at 12:30 pm – All women are invited to this discussion and prayer time.

Healing Prayers third Sundays of each month: laying on of hands/ prayer offered at the 8 & 10:30 services.

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

The Vestry  fourth Sundays of every month at 12:30 pm.  The Vestry is the governing board of St. Mary’s.  All are invited. Next meeting: August 26.

Unity Fellowship Church of New York  Sundays at 2:00pm. Led by the Rev. Deborah Rice.  Sr. Bishop Zachary Jones.

Martial Arts for Children and Adults Sundays starting at 3 pm. Led by Master Anthony Richards. Contact the Parish Office for more information.

Narcotics Anonymous (We Have a Dream) Sundays at 7:30 pm

Wisdom Circle 3rd Sundays in the Rectory Common Room at 12:30 pm. Next Circle: Aug 19.


Alcoholics Anonymous Mondays at 12 pm in the Parish Hall.

St. Mary’s Food Pantry Mondays at 4 pm grocery-style shopping choices available for all neighbors. For more information: st.marysfoodprograms@gmail.com.

Pamsula Zen Meditation  Mondays at 6:00 pm in the rectory (6:00 Beginning Instruction, 6:30 Meditation, 7:00 Meditation, 7:30 Talk, Discussion  Q&A)


Columbia-Harlem Homeless Medical Partnership Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 pm; free medical clinic with dental consults 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, psychiatry 1st Tuesdays, occupational therapy 2nd & 4th Tuesdays. No ID required.


Urban Qi  every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:30 am at St. Nicholas Park @135th Street. Inclement weather–meet in the Undercroft. ( Tai Chi and Qi Gong classes, free  for St. Mary’s members)

Wednesday Evening Prayer at St. Mary’s Every Wednesday at 7 pm. Evening Prayer returns to the Harlem pier (Hudson River & 125th St)!

Narcotics Anonymous (Men Supporting Men) every Wednesday at 7:30 pm.


Miriam, Mark and Marx: meets the last Thursday of each month for interfaith justice and peace activism and community. We gather at 6:30 pm 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 call Jim White at 201-956-5356, or leave him a message in the parish office.  Next meeting: August 30. 

Narcotics Anonymous (Convent Ave Group) Thursdays at 7:30 pm


Free Friday Movie Night! Every Friday at 6:00 pm… August 10: jumanji: welcome to the jungle (2017, pg-13, 1h59, comedy adventure) teenagers are sucked into a video game and must join forces to escape.  w/ dwayne johnson, kevin hart. Come for the fellowship, the movie, the popcorn, dinner and the fun…  volunteers always needed and welcome.


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

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).

St. Mary’s Thrift Shop: Saturdays 12-5, Sundays 12-3. 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.     




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