✠ Good Morning and Welcome to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church! ✠
521 West 126th Street, New York, NY 10027 ✠ (212) 864-4013

March 3 at 12noon – St. Mary’s Annual Meeting!
We need your participation to elect Vestry members, to remember the past year and to plan for the coming of 2019. Also, please sign up today to bring food to share.

Preparing for Lent: St. Mary’s call ourselves the “we are not afraid Episcopal Church.” For our Lenten devotions this year, we are collecting quotes, prayers, and very brief reflections on what it means to live in a courageous community; email your contribution to stmarysharlem@gmail.com, or bring it to church on Sunday! This collection will be made available on Ash Wednesday. The phrase “do not be afraid” is written in the Bible 365 times, that’s a daily/nightly reminder from God to live every day being fearless.

Wednesday, March 6 is Ash Wednesday 
Eucharist with the Imposition of Ashes will be at:
7:00 am
12 noon
6:30 pm

Starting Sunday, March 10 – Lenten Sunday Vespers
Sundays at 4:00 P.M. at Corpus Christi Church
Women in Scripture : “She has been a helper of many and of myself as well” (Romans 16.2), is the title of the Lenten Sunday Vespers series to be held at Corpus Christi Church. Beginning March 10, each Sunday will bring speakers to address the subject of women in the Bible, both New and Old Testaments. Preachers will be Rev. Mary Foulke, pastor of St Mary’s Episcopal Church in Harlem (March 10); Dr. Amy Kalmanofsky, of Jewish Theological Seminary (March 17); Rev. Victoria Sirota, formerly at St John the Divine Episcopal cathedral (March 24); Dr. Claudia Setzer, professor of Religious Studies at Manhattan College (April 7). Sundays at 4:00 pm. Corpus Christi Church, 529 West 121 Street, in Manhattan. Info: (212) 666-9350 or email cchristinyc@gmail.com.

Saturday, March 16 – Apology Retreat
9:00 am – 3:00 pm at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Peekskill, NY
The Reparations Committee of the Diocese of New York invites you to an apology retreat to explore what it means to apologize for the sin of slavery and its lingering effects. It will give you the skills to apologize effectively so we can look to a new future. Registration fee is $25 (lunch will be provided). To register visit: http://www.dioceseny.org/apology-retreat.

Tuesday, March 22 and Saturday, March 24 – Bed 26, A play by Edafe Okporo and Van Dirk Fisher
at Theater 54, Shelter Studio, 244 West 54th St., 12th Fl, NYC. For more information visit: http://www.therianttheatre.com/item.php?id=435

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

✠ Prayer Requests for Health & Healing✠
April, Carlos Arias, Freddi Brown-Carter, Jim Butler, Lois Coe, Shirrell and Tyrone Felder, 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, Joseph Munzer, Miguel & Liz & Dasanie Nieves, Pat Puccio, Arin Rivers-Mazza (travel), Lizetta Sanjuago, Thomas Sayee, Effie Scott, Marion Smith, Kimberly Snyder, Lisa Valerio, 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 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.

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

Birthday and Anniversary Blessings 1st Sunday of each month.

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. Spirit and Strife will not meet next week March 3.

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.

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

4th Sunday Potluck Bring a dish to share following 10:30am worship. Today March 24!

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: today February 24.

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

RDJ Memorial Refugee Shelter – every night!
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.

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.

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: 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)

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, followed by strategies for advancing the struggle. For information call Jim White at 201-956-5356. Next meeting: March 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. Mar. 8: The Pianist (2002, R. bio-drama, 2h30mins), a polish jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of WWII. W/ Adrian Brody. Warning: Contains graphic & brutal war violence.

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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