Good Morning and Welcome to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church!
521West 126th Street, New York, NY10027 (212) 864-4013

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day March Against Displacement
Monday, January 21, 12-2 pm  starting @ Cherry & Pike St (E Broadway F Train)
From the illegal megatowers the City wants to build in Two Bridges in Lower East Side, to the East Harlem and Inwood rezonings, to privatization of NYCHA and public land, to the Amazon headquarters in LIC subsidized by our tax dollars, it is clear that decisions are being made in the interests of the 1% at the expense of the people who live and work here.

This Martin Luther King Day, we will gather at the 80-story Extell luxury tower, which has a “poor door” to separate low- and middle-income families from the rich. From Extell, we will march to City Hall to tell the Mayor: WE WILL NOT BE MOVED!

Are you ready to take up the fight to save your lives and your neighborhoods? join our march to reclaim the City that’s supposed to work for the people, not the richest 1%. We demand the Mayor:

  1. Stop City agencies from evicting tenants on behalf of landlords to deny the tenants’ rights of due process
  2. Stop selling public land (including NYCHA) and end 421-a tax exemption
  3. End the City’s pro-developer rezonings. Pass community-led rezoning plans that put people first and protect workers, tenants, small businesses and schools, like the Chinatown Working Group plan.

Stand up to REBNY
Thursday, January 17, 6-7:30 pm
Interfaith demonstration against the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) at their annual fundriaser ($12,000 per table) In front of the New York Hilton Midtown Manhattan, Avenue of the Americas between 53-54th Streets.

Register for Welcoming the Stranger: Taking Action Together for Immigrants’ Rights Social Justice Retreat Thursday, January 24, 9-5, @475 Riverside Dr. Includes workshops on social media, organizing, accompaniment, what to do at the US/Mexico border, cultural conflicts in immigrant activism, policy change and more.

Fr Michael Holleran will speak on Thomas Merton’s Spiritual Arc, in observance of Merton’s birthday
Saturday, January 26, Corpus Christi Church, 529 West 121st Street, Manhattan.  2:00 – 4:00 pm.
Fr Holleran is a Catholic priest, Zen Teacher, and former Carthusian monk. As parochial vicar at Notre Dame parish, he leads Centering Prayer and Meditation; he has written articles and taught classes on Merton’s life and spirituality. We will also celebrate the birthday of Henri Nouwen (born Jan 26), comparing and contrasting the spiritual journeys of these two towering Catholic figures of the 20th century.  Free, but please pre-register: (212) 666-9350 or Reception will follow.

We ask your Prayers for: 

The Missions endorsed by St. Mary’s Vestry:

The Black Lives Matter Movement (

Jubilee USA (

The New Sanctuary Movement (

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 (MNIPC); Narcotics Anonymous; Circles of Support/Network; St. Mary’s Center; Urban Qi; Master Anthony Richardson Martial Arts; Forces of Nature Dance Theatre.

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 (

The Episcopal Church (

The Anglican Communion (

Prayer Requests for Health & Healing

Inez Alexander, Carlos Arias, Freddi Brown-Carter, Jim Butler, Lois Coe, Evie Fortna, Rachel & Jessica & Becky & Vivian Furer, Eva Greene & Family, Elnora Harewood, Junie Harewood, Gail Harper, Anthony Howell, Zaiire King, Camilo Lopez, Joseph Lorde, Jerry McMillan, Miguel & Liz & Dasanie Nieves, Dorothy Rudolph, Karl Sl, Lizetta Sanjuago, Effie Scott, Adel Slocum, Marion Smith, Lisa Valerio, Marsha Williams, Arthur Williams III, Harriet Wyatt

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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:

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


Regular Happenings at St. Mary’s Church!


Birthday and Anniversary Blessings 1st Sunday of each month.

Ecclesia Service & Meal 1st 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 1st 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 2nd Sundays of each month at 12:30 pm – All women are invited to this discussion and prayer time.

Healing Prayers 3rd 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: January 27.

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: January 20.


Alcoholics Anonymous Mondays at 12pm in the Parish Hall.

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

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)

St. Mary’s Choir Every Wednesday at 6 pm—no audition required, newcomers welcome!

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. On second Thursdays, our agenda is hands-on work. We gather at 6:30PM to share food, experiences, 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. Next meeting: January 31.

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


Alanon (Harlem Harmony) Every Friday at 11 am.

Free Friday Movie Night! every Friday at 6:00 pm. January 25: here comes the boom (2012, PG, Action Comedy, 1h45mins), high school biology teacher takes up mixed martial arts to raise money to fight school budget cuts.  W/ Kevin James.


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: Fridays 2-5, 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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