✠ Good Morning and Welcome to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church! ✠
521 West 126th Street, New York, NY 10027 ✠ (212) 864-4013
http://www.StMarysHarlem.org
http://www.facebook.com/st.marys.harlem

Welcome Deacon Jackie!
the Rev. Dn. Jacqueline Sanchez-Shabazz begins TODAY, Sunday, May 12!
St. Mary’s has been blessed by the assignment of a Deacon to assist in our worship, prayer, and ministries. Deacon Jackie has most recently served the Church of the Good Shepherd, Manhattan.
What is a Deacon?
Every Christian is called to follow Jesus Christ, serving God, through the power of the Holy Spirit. God calls Deacons to a special ministry of servanthood directly under the bishop. In the name of Jesus Christ, they are to serve all people, particularly the poor, the weak, the sick, and the lonely. Specifically Dn. Jackie will work with Food Programs, Prayer groups, and Pastoral visiting.

Mother’s Day at St. Mary’s
TODAY Sunday, May 12
Join us in recognizing the struggles and joys of women who “mother” in many ways; and support for our losses. Flowers and hand massage for mothers at the coffee hour after service! Followed by the Women’s Prayer Group at 12:15 pm.

Garden Work Day
Saturday, May 18 from 1-3 pm at St. Mary’s
Join a team from Episcopal Charities as we prepare our vegetable beds for this growing season: distributing compost, weeding, planting, watering and sweeping.

Is God calling you to be a Deacon?
Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm at All Saints Church
If you have ever wondered whether you might have a call to be a Deacon and want to learn more, the Commission on Ministry invites you to join us for an informal conversation on this exciting ministry and an opportunity to ask questions about what serving in this role might mean for your life. Location: 230 East 60th Street (between 2nd and 3rd). For more information, contact Deacon Denise LaVetty 917-991-1040 lavetty@icloud.com.

✠ 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✠

Syida Adam, Carlos Arias, Jennifer Balsdon, Freddi Brown-Carter, Jim Butler, Uncle Billy, Edna Estime & Family, Shirrell and Tyrone Felder, Natalie Floyd, Samuel Franklin, Rachel & Jessica & Becky & Vivian Furer, Claudia Giles, Eva Greene & Family, Khadijah Harden & Family (that they might find an apartment), Elnora Harewood, Junie Harewood, Gail Harper, Jamaree Harrigan, Anthony Howell, Ana Jimenez & family, Zaiire King, Joseph Lorde, Desiree Manaiza, Courtney Maine, Roy Matney, Jerry McMillan, Aidan Moctar, Joseph Munzer, Miguel & Liz & Dasanie Nieves, Sheila Patterson, Wilfrido Peralta and Carmen de Peralta, Pat Puccio, Kym Roberts, Lizetta Sanjuago, Thomas Sayee, Effie Scott, Marion Smith, Philindia Smith, John Raymond Smith, Kimberly Snyder, Lisa Valerio, Marsha Williams, Arthur Williams III, Meilai & Michelle Wong.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Wade (friend of Marilyn Seven)
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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! ✠

SUNDAYS
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.

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. Sunday, May 26!

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: Sunday, May 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

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.

MONDAYS
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)

TUESDAYS
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.

Refugee Arts Workshop Tuesdays at 7:15pm in the Parish Hall. For more information contact Lysander Puccio.

WEDNESDAYS
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.

THURSDAYS
Miriam, Mark, Muhammad and Marx meets the last Sunday 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: May 30.

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

FRIDAYS
Alanon (Harlem Harmony) Every Friday at 11 am.

Free Friday Movie Night! every Friday at 6:00 pm. May 17: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018, pg-13, musical bio-drama, 2h14min), the story of legendary rock band Queen and its dynamic lead singer Freddie Mercury. +Oscar-winning Rami Malek. #ItWillRockYou

SATURDAYS
Saturday Mobile Soup Kitchen every Saturday starting 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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