St. Mary’s Announcements for June 9 – Pentecost

✠ 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

CELEBRATING THE DAY OF PENTECOST

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)

WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.)

QUEER LIBERATION MARCH AND RALLY on Sunday, June 30th
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! ✠

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. 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.

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:  June 27.

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.  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.

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.

Sermon: The Sixth Sunday of Easter

by The Rev. Dr. Mary L. Foulke

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Good Morning St. Mary’s!

There is one of those sayings that has been going around for a long time, even before social media people had little posters of it: “if you want to make God laugh, make plans.” It’s a guess, but I think most of us know the truth of these words. The apostle Paul certainly knew this, from his conversion experience for sure, and visions like we heard in today’s passage from Acts. Paul and Silas had been planning to go to Asia, which in Biblical times meant what is now Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran and Iraq. Because of a vision, Paul goes the opposite direction, to Macedonia, what many translate as Europe, but which is actually Greece, “the cradle of Western culture.” If geography makes your head hurt, think of it this way: Christianity was born in Judaism’s religious center (what we now call the Middle East) and spread to Greece’s intellectual center, and finally to Rome’s political center. Or as one scholar puts it, the apostles’ journey to bring the good news of God’s love and freedom was the opposite of that of Alexander the Great, who left Macedonia to bring Greek language and culture and war to the Middle East three centuries earlier (1). In short, early Christianity – in so many ways – was a challenge, a reversal of the pattern of empire. (Of course once it became the religion of the empire, this was lost, though there is still the potential for us to reclaim our roots.)

There’s the geography of the ancient world, and then there’s the geography of the city of Philippi. It is likely that there was no synagogue in Philippi, and that Paul and Silas looked for faithful Jews where they gathered to worship: by the river, outside the gate, on the margins of society, people without authority or voice, women, and in particular Lydia. There are a couple lessons here: first that the followers of Jesus were not yet distinct from ordinary Jews, there was great coherence between the message of the Hebrew Bible and the stories of Jesus, just beginning to be written down. Second, Lydia, who was “a worshiper of God,” as the text says, was most likely a Gentile who was studying Judaism; tradition says she is the second Gentile to convert to the way of Jesus (the first being Cornelius the centurion).

All these details form an account of the spread of early Christianity, an account that documents something of a reversal of the path of empire (again – at least at the beginning), a seeking out of people on the margins, ordinary people, Jews, non-Jewish believers, and in this story, women. We see this also in the Gospel today, Jesus goes to the healing pool, around which are those on the margins, those named as “invalids” – for which the Greek word also means the sick, the weak, the impotent. We remember the ancient world, and still today, we blame people for their physical or social condition, as if all of us were not subject to the chances of disease or accident, nor the oppressive forces that cause poverty. Jesus went to Jerusalem for the festival, and he chose to spend it with those left out of the festivities.

In spite of multiple examples in scripture of Jesus or the apostles reaching out to those on the margins with a message of love and freedom, healing and empowering those on the margin, growing the community starting with those on the margins, this strategy doesn’t seem to make it into most church growth manuels. We often think of reaching out to the margins as a ministry strategy rather than a growth strategy, where we go to “help” people whom we perceive to be powerless.

I don’t think this is what was happening in today’s lessons. Paul and Silas went to a marginal community and found welcome and support from Lydia, the outsider, whom would host the original house church in Phillipi. Jesus went to a marginal group at the pool, but he did not assume that people there were powerless: he honored their dignity, their right to bodily integrity/to make decisions about their own bodies, first asking – “do you want to be made well?” The sick man’s first answer was one that he had learned as a marginalized and oppressed person, “I have no one to help me…” – “I am helpless,” and Jesus’ response challenges that assumption, I imagine him saying something like, “you have the power, God is with you, stand up and make your way!”

Those of you who have been around for awhile have heard me preach a message of togetherness, of how we are not alone, and -in fact – we cannot make our way alone in this world. This is particularly for those of us who have internalized the mythology of self-reliance, and especially for those of us who think we have made our way on our own in whatever way. The message today seems to contradict this message, and is equally true: we have the power to claim love and freedom for ourselves no matter what our society, our churches, our families have said to us. Nothing can separate us from God’s power to heal and to love, we have only to choose wholeness, and accept the challenge to stand up and walk. I say, “only” and I know that defying the death dealing forces of white supremacy, heteropatriarchy, economic exploitation and all the other evil powers of this world, is no small task. One of the biggest challenges is that first question: do you want to be made whole? Because, to say “yes,” you have to believe somewhere in your spirit that it is possible! That life can come out of death. That healing can come for the nations, than nothing is or will be accursed in the holy city of God. That a vision of peace, of belonging, of justice, can interrupt the most evil plans.

Maybe you heard that the Senate finally passed an aid package for disaster recovery, finally provided $900,000 for Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria 2 years ago. Now we need the House of Representatives to support it. I have a call to action from Jubilee USA, to call our representatives. It seems a miracle that it finally passed the Senate, now with your help, we might get it through the House.

On this Memorial Day weekend, I want to close by invoking the names of a few military personnel who claimed love and freedom in the face of direct orders, who had a vision of belonging for the vulnerable even in the most difficult circumstances.  

Captain Silas Soule and Lt. Joseph Cramer who each personally refused to fire, and ordered those under their command to stand down at Sand Creek in 1864, when their commanding officer ordered the massacre of 300 Cheyenne and Arapaho people, mostly women and children. Their refusal and subsequent testimony brought condemnation (though no legal action) upon the commanding officer, and resulted in the end of the career of the Colorado territorial governor. One historian consulting with the Cheyenne nation has said without Soule and Cramer’s actions, the descendents of those who died probably would not be around today (2). Soule was assassinated two years later, in the line of duty.

Many people know the story of US Army Major Hugh Thompson, who with Glenn Andreotta and Lawrence Colburn helped stop the My Lai Massacre in Viet Nam in 1968. There is another more recent story that I want to share: unnamed military personnel who have been trying to confront the abuse of power by Navy Seal Edward Gallagher. Gallagher was known to shoot unarmed Iraqi civilians; the courage of people under his command both to report him (for which he retaliated) and to take warning shots if they saw civilians because they knew Gallagher would shoot to kill. Gallagher also has been accused of stabbing to death an injured Iraqi fighter. I am troubled first that the brave people who have reported Gallagher are not named, though perhaps for their sake it is best. I am also troubled that the President is now considering pardoning Gallagher who is scheduled to go to trial for as many as 12 alleged crimes.  These military stories about courageous acts of humanity are important on this weekend when we honor those who give their lives for this nation; it is important perhaps especially for those of us who mostly oppose war because they challenge some of our assumptions and remind us of the human beings that make up the armed forces.

Today we celebrate the visions, the reversals that spiritual life calls us to; we celebrate the water of life, the gatherings by the river or the pool, where we might find courage and inspiration and community to seek healing and wholeness for ourselves and our world. Amen.

LINKS:

(1) https://www.ucc.org/worship_samuel_sermon_seeds_may_26_2019

(2) https://sojo.net/articles/remembering-us-soldiers-who-refused-orders-murder-native-americans-sand-creek?fbclid=IwAR0bDW2lzSNGHYKroWa3P_Tyzp-zLCX9iA0i_0nsAGKoUt14jLdgs71HuMs

St. Mary’s Announcements for June 2 – Ascension Sunday

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

A Gay Garden Get Together TODAY, Sun., June 2
12-3pm at St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church, 204 West 134th St.
With a special talk by John Reddick on “Langston Hughes: An LGBT Circle of Friendship, Talent and Creativity”. Music and refreshments! Free and open to the public.

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 TIna Bush, Ara Fitzgerald, Ellen Graff, Elizabeth Keen, Audrey Madison, Myna Majors, Sandra Rivera, Alice Teirstein, Marnie Thomas Wood.
All Together Dance Pre-Show Workshop: 3pm

GOD’s PRIDE – An Episcopal Pride-full Month
St. Mary’s, RDJ Shelter, and Arts Refugee Workshop are sponsoring God’s Pride a special collaboration for LGBTQ+ Pride month between the Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy, Episcopal Church Foundation, St. Batholomew’s Church, Holyrood Church, St. Mark’s-in-the-Bowery, Unity Fellowship of Christ Church-NYC. For more information visit: www.smstchurch.org/gods-pride

  • June 8: God’s Pride: An Evensong and Art Exhibit Reception

5pm at St. Matthew and St. Timothy, 26 West 84th St.

Co-Sponsored by St. Mary’s, RDJ Shelter, Arts Refugee Workshop and Unity Fellowship

With testimonies by: Tomas Amador, Deacon Luis Rivera-Rivera & Richard Johnson. Special music offering by: the SMST Choir and the Unity Fellowship Christ Church-NYC Choir. Art by: Local BIPOC-LGBT+ young artists.

  • June 12: The Gifts of Trans/Queer Leadership: Discipleship from the Margins

Tune in at 6pm for a webinar by Episcopal Church Foundation featuring Trans and Queer faith leaders Atticus Zavaletta and Davíd Patiño.

  • June 22: God’s Pride: Sip’ & Soc’ | A Young Adult Evening Conversation

6pm 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!

Thrift Shop: Not accepting donations

Please note that the thrift shop is currently not accepting any donations.

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, Desiree, 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.

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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! ✠

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, 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.

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:  June 27.
  • 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.  Jun. 7: Mr. Skeffington (1944, ur, rom-dram, 2h26min), woman is forced into a loveless marriage with an older man to save her brother.  +Bette Davis, Claude Rains. OPEN MIC 5:30-6:00PM!

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.

St. Mary’s Announcements for May 26 – Sixth Sunday of Easter

✠ 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 to our guest musician today, Ly Apelado!
Janet Dorman is on vacation.

The Parish Office will be CLOSED on Monday, May 27
in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday; the Food Pantry will be open!

Thrift Shop: Not accepting donations
Please note that the thrift shop is currently not accepting any donations.

Coffee Hour Hosting!
Thank you to the following groups for providing the nourishment for coffee hour. If you would like to sign up, please talk with Lisa Slocum or contact the Parish Office parishoffice@stmarysharlem.org.
May 26 – Potluck
June 2 – Living Change Fellowship
June 9 – Altar Servers
June 16 – ?

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.

GOD’s PRIDE – An Episcopal Pride-full Month
St. Mary’s, RDJ Shelter, and Arts Refugee Workshop are sponsoring God’s Pride a special collaboration for LGBTQ+ Pride month between the Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy, Episcopal Church Foundation, St. Batholomew’s Church, Holyrood Church, St. Mark’s-in-the-Bowery, Unity Fellowship of Christ Church-NYC. For more information visit: http://www.smstchurch.org/gods-pride

  • May 29: Vigilia por … Justicia
    3pm at Holyrood Episcopal Church/Iglesia Santa Cruz, 715 W 179th St.
    A vigil for trans people who have died in detention, especially for the most recent victim Roxsana Hernandez.
  • June 8: God’s Pride: An Evensong and Art Exhibit Reception
    5pm at St. Matthew and St. Timothy, 26 West 84th St.
    With testimonies by: Tomas Amador, Deacon Luis Rivera-Rivera & Richard Johnson. Special music offering by: the SMST Choir and the Unity Fellowship Christ Church-NYC Choir. Art by: Local BIPOC-LGBT+ young artists.
  • June 12: The Gifts of Trans/Queer Leadership: Discipleship from the Margins
    Tune in at 6pm for a webinar by Episcopal Church Foundation featuring Trans and Queer faith leaders Atticus Zavaletta and Davíd Patiño.
  • June 22: God’s Pride: Sip’ & Soc’ | A Young Adult Evening Conversation
    6pm 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!

✠ 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, Desiree, 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.

+ + +
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, 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.
  • 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 31: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018, pg, animated action, 1h57min), teen becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing paths with his counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat.

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.

St. Mary’s Announcements for May 19 – Fifth Sunday of Easter

✠ 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

OFFICE CLOSED on Wednesday, May 22
Please note that the office will be closed for staff retreat.

Thrift Shop: Not accepting donations
Please note that the thrift shop is currently not accepting any donations.

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.

RDJ Refugee Shelter BENEFIT CONCERT
Friday, May 24, 2019 at 8:00 pm at St. Peter’s Chelsea • 346 West 20th St.
Featuring works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and more • Musicians courtesy of RiverSong Music, Inc.
Open to all. All donations benefit RDJ Refugee Shelter. For event questions email ionnem89@gmail.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, Desiree, 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)
+ + +
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 24, MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND: Red Tails (2012, pg-13, action drama, 2h5min), African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program are called to duty. +Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Ne-Yo.

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.

St. Mary’s Announcements for May 12 – Fourth Sunday of Easter & Mother’s Day!

✠ 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)
+ + +
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.

Mothers’ Day at St. Mary’s

Join us for Mothers’ Day at St. Mary’s
on Sunday, May 12 at the 10:30 am Worship Service!

A special service in recognition of the struggles and joys of women who “mother” in many ways; and support for our losses.
Flowers and hand massage for mothers.
Followed by the Women’s Prayer Group at 12:15 pm.