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521 West 126th Street, New York, NY 10027 ✠ (212) 864-4013


Pentecost is used in the New Testament to refer to the coming of the Spirit on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1), shortly after Jesus’ death, resurrection, and ascension. Christians came to understand the meaning of Pentecost in terms of the gift of the Spirit. The Pentecost event was the fulfillment of a promise which Jesus gave concerning the return of the Holy Spirit. The speaking in tongues, which was a major effect of having received the Spirit, is interpreted by some to symbolize the church’s worldwide preaching. In the Christian tradition, Pentecost is now the seventh Sunday after Easter. It emphasizes that the church is understood as the body of Christ which is drawn together and given life by the Holy Spirit. Some understand Pentecost to be the origin and sending out of the church into the world. (Description by: Episcopal Church Glossary, https://www.episcopalchurch.org/library/glossary/pentecost)


In Search of Home: LGBT Refugees in NYC on Monday, June 10
6:30 pm at The Tenement Museum, 103 Orchard Street
As part of our acclaimed Tenement Talk series, join us for a free panel discussion on the challenges LGBTQ refugees face in their search to find a home. RDJ Shelter Director Edafe Okporo is part of the panel. For more information visit: https://www.tenement.org/events/in-search-of-home-lgbtq-refugees-in-nyc/

The Gifts of Trans/Queer Leadership: Discipleship from the Margins on Wed., June 12
4pm Tune in for a webinar by Episcopal Church Foundation featuring Trans and Queer faith leaders Atticus Zavaletta and Davíd Patiño.

A Call for Prayer: Anti Violence March on Sat., June 15th
Prayer changes things. Harlem march and interfaith prayer service to end violent loss in our community. To march, please join us at 8:45AM leaving at 11:30am at Church of St. Joseph of the Holy Family, 405 West 125th St. and Morningside Avenue.

Revival 3: It’s About Time on Sat., June 15
5pm & 7pm at Grant’s Memorial Tomb, Harlem, 122nd St. & riverside Dr.
A celebration of 20th Century Dance featuring the choreographers, the DVP Company and Older Adults from Harlem, Queens, the Bronx, the Upper West Side and the West Village. With legendary women choreographers. Dance Pre-Show Workshop: 3pm

June 22: God’s Pride: Sip’ & Soc’ | A Young Adult Evening Conversation on Sat., June 22
6pm at St. Matthew and St. Timothy, 26 West 84th St.
Celebrate Pride with a Night of Young Adult Community Dialogue on Society, Identity & the Intersections of Gender, Sexuality, Race, and Spirituality. We’re Bringing Our Experiences, Thoughts, Feelings, and Questions to Light in Inclusivity. Exhibit Solo Walk Through 6-7pm; Discussion 7-10pm. Join Us! For more information visit: www.smstchurch.org/gods-pride

World Refugee Day: Fiddler on the Roof on Thursday, June 20
6 pm at Stage 42. 422 W 42nd St
Accompany guests from RDJ Refugee Shelter to a special performance for 500 refugees, immigrants and partners in NYC, followed by a Town Hall. Deadline to sign up: June 11.

Rising Voices: A Celebration of Asian-American Talent on Saturday, June 29
5:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Chapel, Manhattan
An exclusive concert with hors d’oeuvres and the opportunity to meet your favorite artists. Tickets: $30 through June 15 ($40 after June 15). To purchase tickets: https://www.dioceseny.org/ednyevent/east-fundraising-concert/

2019 WorldPride NYC | Stonewall 50 March on Sunday, June 30
4 p.m. check-in for Episcopalians at 32nd Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue
The diocese has taken care of all registration formalities – all you need to do is show up and bring your parish banner. The float will meet us on Fifth Avenue. Space permitting, marchers will be able to board the float during the March.
(If you NEED to ride the float, please email us at lgbtconcerns@dioceseny.org for time and place to meet.)

The Queer Liberation March is a people’s political march – no corporate floats, and no police in our march. Please see our statement on Why We March. We honor the powerful legacy of the Stonewall Rebellion by highlighting the most marginalized members of our community, as we commit to addressing the ongoing struggles that we face. Retracing the steps of the original Christopher Street Liberation Day March of 1970, the Reclaim Pride Coalition will gather in Sheridan Square, march all the way up 6th Avenue, and end with a rally in Central Park’s Great Lawn. For more information visit:  https://reclaimpridenyc.org/

Thrift Shop: your help needed!
Thanks to Jenny G., St. Mary’s Thrift Shop has been very successful! As we seek to expand the ministry (for example to provide free clothing to Pantry or Movie Night communities), we are seeking creative thinkers and helpers to plan and set up this next step! If you can help, please email the Rector at rector@stmarysharlem.org

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, Edna Estime & Family, Shirrell and Tyrone Felder, Natalie Floyd, Samuel Franklin, Rachel & Jessica & Becky & Vivian Furer, Claudia Giles, Eva Greene & Family, Khadijah Harden & Family, Elnora Harewood, Junie Harewood, Gail Harper, Jamaree Harrigan, Anthony Howell, Lisa Jerell, 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, Derek + Ruby Reeves, Kym Roberts, Lizetta Sanjuago, Thomas Sayee, Effie Scott, Marion Smith, Philindia Smith, John Raymond Smith, Kimberly Snyder, Lisa Valerio, Russell & Connie Whiteside, Marsha & Arthur Williams III, Meilai & Michelle Wong.

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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: rector@stmarysharlem.org

✠ 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.

Women’s Prayer Group 2nd Sundays of each month at 12:30 pm – All women are invited to this discussion and prayer time. TODAY Sunday, June 9!

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, June 23!

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, June 23.

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.

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


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, 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:  June 27.

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.  Jun. 14: Creed II (2018, pg-13, sports drama, 2h10min), Adonis Creed faces off with the son of Ivan Drago, the boxer who killed his father.  +Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson.


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.