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

2019 Lenten Devotion Reflection Booklet:
Please be sure to pick up a copy of our 2019 Lenten Devotion Reflection Booklet from the “We Are Not Afraid Episcopal Church” available in the Parish Office or at the Parish Information Table.

Sunday, March 10 – Lenten Sunday Vespers
4 pm at Corpus Christi Church (529 W 121st Street)
Women in Scripture : “She has been a helper of many and of myself as well” (Romans 16.2). The Rev. Mary Foulke will preach. Info: (212) 666-9350 or email cchristinyc@gmail.com.

Wednesday, March 13 Lenten Service & Supper
7 pm at St. Andrew’s Church (2067 Fifth Avenue at 127th Street) with the Episcopal Churches in Harlem/Manhattan North Inter Parish Council. All are welcome.

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.

Sunday, March 17 – Evensong at the Cathedral with the UN Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW)
Please pray for 63rd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW), taking place in New York City March 11-22, 2019. Since 1946, the UNCSW has convened annually to promote women’s rights in political, economic, civil, social, and educational fields, and to make recommendations to the member nations on urgent problems facing women and girls. This year, the Anglican Communion will bring eight accredited delegates, and the Episcopal Church will bring nine. Bishop Mary Glasspool preaching. All are very welcome to attend. Info: https://dioceseny.org/ednyevent/cathedral-choral-evensong-un-commission-on-the-status-of-women/

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

Harlem Chamber Players FREE Spring Concert with Opus 118 Harlem School of Music
Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 4 PM at St. Mary’s
Hear the highly acclaimed students from Opus 118 and meet the founder and master teacher Roberta Guaspari, the inspiration behind the award-winning documentary “Small Wonders” and Miramax’s film, “Music of the Heart,” starring Meryl Streep. RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-concert-with-opus-118-harlem-school-of-music-tickets-55193629632

Harlem Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA)
Tuesdays at 7pm – New weekly meeting at St. Mary’s
CoDA is a Twelve Step Fellowship of people whose common purpose is recovery from codependent. The only requirement for membership in CoDA is a desire for healthy and loving relationships. For more information, email codany370@gmail.com or text 617.230.3359, or come to a meeting on Tuesday.

✠ 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✠

Please pray for the community of St. Mary’s after a very sad Thursday. Specifically, pray for Harriet Wyatt, who had a stroke on Ash Wednesday evening and has entered hospice; pray also for her family. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Lois Coe, who died Thursday afternoon; pray also for her family. Pray for our own grieving hearts.

There is also news to celebrate from annual meeting: we give thanks for new Warden and Vestry members elected last week: Brian Cabezas, Warden; Chris Berry, Darcy Cassidy, Rachel Furer, Chris Gordon.

April, Carlos Arias, Freddi Brown-Carter, Jim Butler, Shirrell and Tyrone Felder, Evie Fortna, Natalie Floyd, Rachel & Jessica & Becky & Vivian Furer, Eva Greene & Family, Elnora Harewood, Junie Harewood, Gail Harper, Anthony Howell, Ana Jimenez & family, Zaiire King, Camilo Lopez, Joseph Lorde, Jerry McMillan, Joseph Munzer, Miguel & Liz & Dasanie Nieves, Pat Puccio, 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 parishoffice@stmarysharlem.org.
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. 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 March 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. 15: Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962, NR, Horror Drama, 2h14mins), a former child star torments her paraplegic sister. W/ Bette Davis & Joan Crawford. Unparalleled thriller.


  • 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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