St. Mary’s Announcements for Jan. 20!

Good Morning and Welcome to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church!
521West 126th Street, New York, NY10027 (212) 864-4013
www.StMarysHarlem.org
www.facebook.com/st.marys.harlem

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day March Against Displacement
Monday, January 21, 12-2 pm  starting @ Cherry & Pike St (E Broadway F Train)
From the illegal megatowers the City wants to build in Two Bridges in Lower East Side, to the East Harlem and Inwood rezonings, to privatization of NYCHA and public land, to the Amazon headquarters in LIC subsidized by our tax dollars, it is clear that decisions are being made in the interests of the 1% at the expense of the people who live and work here.

This Martin Luther King Day, we will gather at the 80-story Extell luxury tower, which has a “poor door” to separate low- and middle-income families from the rich. From Extell, we will march to City Hall to tell the Mayor: WE WILL NOT BE MOVED!

Are you ready to take up the fight to save your lives and your neighborhoods? join our march to reclaim the City that’s supposed to work for the people, not the richest 1%. We demand the Mayor:

  1. Stop City agencies from evicting tenants on behalf of landlords to deny the tenants’ rights of due process
  2. Stop selling public land (including NYCHA) and end 421-a tax exemption
  3. End the City’s pro-developer rezonings. Pass community-led rezoning plans that put people first and protect workers, tenants, small businesses and schools, like the Chinatown Working Group plan.

Stand up to REBNY
Thursday, January 17, 6-7:30 pm
Interfaith demonstration against the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) at their annual fundriaser ($12,000 per table) In front of the New York Hilton Midtown Manhattan, Avenue of the Americas between 53-54th Streets.

Register for Welcoming the Stranger: Taking Action Together for Immigrants’ Rights Social Justice Retreat Thursday, January 24, 9-5, @475 Riverside Dr. Includes workshops on social media, organizing, accompaniment, what to do at the US/Mexico border, cultural conflicts in immigrant activism, policy change and more.

Fr Michael Holleran will speak on Thomas Merton’s Spiritual Arc, in observance of Merton’s birthday
Saturday, January 26, Corpus Christi Church, 529 West 121st Street, Manhattan.  2:00 – 4:00 pm.
Fr Holleran is a Catholic priest, Zen Teacher, and former Carthusian monk. As parochial vicar at Notre Dame parish, he leads Centering Prayer and Meditation; he has written articles and taught classes on Merton’s life and spirituality. We will also celebrate the birthday of Henri Nouwen (born Jan 26), comparing and contrasting the spiritual journeys of these two towering Catholic figures of the 20th century.  Free, but please pre-register: (212) 666-9350 or  cchristinyc@gmail.com. Reception will follow.

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

Inez Alexander, Carlos Arias, Freddi Brown-Carter, Jim Butler, Lois Coe, 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, Miguel & Liz & Dasanie Nieves, Dorothy Rudolph, Karl Sl, Lizetta Sanjuago, Effie Scott, Adel Slocum, Marion Smith, Lisa Valerio, Marsha Williams, 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.

RDJ Memorial Refugee Shelter:

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.

 

Regular Happenings at St. Mary’s Church!

SUNDAYS

Birthday and Anniversary Blessings 1st Sunday of each month.

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.

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.

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

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: January 27.

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

Wisdom Circle 3rd Sundays in the Rectory Common Room at 12:30 pm. Next Circle: January 20.

MONDAY

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.

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 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. We then plan how to advance in the struggle against racism, sexism, and expanding war in these very troubling times.  For information call Jim White at 201-956-5356. Next meeting: January 31.

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. January 25: here comes the boom (2012, PG, Action Comedy, 1h45mins), high school biology teacher takes up mixed martial arts to raise money to fight school budget cuts.  W/ Kevin James.

SATURDAYS

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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St. Mary’s Announcements for Jan. 13!

Good Morning and Welcome to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church!
521West 126th Street, New York, NY10027 (212) 864-4013
http://www.StMarysHarlem.org
http://www.facebook.com/st.marys.harlem

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day March Against Displacement

Monday, January 21, 12-2 pm  starting @ Cherry & Pike St (E Broadway F Train)

From the illegal megatowers the City wants to build in Two Bridges in Lower East Side, to the East Harlem and Inwood rezonings, to privatization of NYCHA and public land, to the Amazon headquarters in LIC subsidized by our tax dollars, it is clear that decisions are being made in the interests of the 1% at the expense of the people who live and work here.

This Martin Luther King Day, we will gather at the 80-story Extell luxury tower, which has a “poor door” to separate low- and middle-income families from the rich. From Extell, we will march to City Hall to tell the Mayor: WE WILL NOT BE MOVED!

Are you ready to take up the fight to save your lives and your neighborhoods? join our march to reclaim the City that’s supposed to work for the people, not the richest 1%. We demand the Mayor:

  1. Stop City agencies from evicting tenants on behalf of landlords to deny the tenants’ rights of due process
  2. Stop selling public land (including NYCHA) and end 421-a tax exemption
  3. End the City’s pro-developer rezonings. Pass community-led rezoning plans that put people first and protect workers, tenants, small businesses and schools, like the Chinatown Working Group plan.

Wanted: Harlem Veterans for a Four Paid Training in Stone Carving

Starting Monday, January 14. Interested veterans can reach Chris Pelletieri at (646)229-6418 or pellettieri@verizon.net. For more information, visit their website at: www.stonecarversacademy.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

Inez Alexander, Carlos Arias, Freddi Brown-Carter, Jim Butler, Lois Coe, Evie Fortna, Rachel & Jessica & Becky & Vivian Furer, Eva Greene & Family, Elnora Harewood, Junie Harewood, Gail Harper,  Zaiire King, Camilo Lopez, Joseph Lorde, Jerry McMillan, Miguel & Liz & Dasanie Nieves, Kym Roberts, Lizetta Sanjuago, Effie Scott, Adel Slocum, Marion Smith, Lisa Valerio, Marsha Williams, Arthur Williams III, Harriet Wyatt,

+ + +

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.

 

RDJ Memorial Refugee Shelter:

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.

Regular Happenings at St. Mary’s Church!

SUNDAYS

Birthday and Anniversary Blessings 1st Sunday of each month.

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.

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.

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

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: January 27.

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

Wisdom Circle 3rd Sundays in the Rectory Common Room at 12:30 pm. Next Circle: January 20

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.

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 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. We then plan how to advance in the struggle against racism, sexism, and expanding war in these very troubling times.  For information call Jim White at 201-956-5356. Next meeting: January 31.

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. January 18: (short double feature) Wizards: Ralph Bakshi (2004, short, 34mins) documentary about a Brooklyn animator; PLUS Inside Out (2015, PG, Animated Adventure, 1h35mins), a young adult voices her emotions during personal upheaval.  W/ Amy Poehler.

SATURDAYS

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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Winter Free Friday Movie Schedule!

Free Friday Movies

every Friday night @ 6:00pm (doors 5pm)  
at St. Mary’s Church, 521 w. 126th between Amsterdam & Broadway

películas gratis todos los viernes a las 6:00 pm en la iglesia de Santa Maria

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{CAN YOU GUESS THE MOVIE TITLES??}

Jan. 4: 1944 RomCom Thriller (NR, 1h58mins), drama critic learns the terrible secret of his maiden aunts on his wedding day.  W/ Cary Grant. OPEN MIC 5:30-6:00PM!

Jan. 11:  2012 Action Thriller (pg-13, 1h31mins), a NYC bike messenger picks up an envelope of interest to a rogue cop.  W/ Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Jan. 18:(animated double feature) 2015 Animated Adventure (PG, 1h35mins), a young adult voices her emotions during personal upheaval.  W/ Amy Poehler. PLUS: 1977 Animated Fantasy (PG, 1h20mins) post- apocalyptic wizard fights middle-earth nazis.

Jan 25: 2012 Sports Action Comedy (PG, 1h45mins), high school biology teacher takes up mixed martial arts to raise money to fight school budget cuts.  W/ Kevin James.

Feb. 1 BHM: 2018 Comedy Fantasy (R, 1h51mins), a Black telemarketer in a parallel Oakland learns the magical key to professional success.  W/ Lakeith Stanfield & Tessa Thompson. Warning: Adult themes and intense language. OPEN MIC 5:30-6:00PM!

Feb. 8 BHM: 1973 RomDram (PG, 1h39mins), a London visit brings romance with a mysterious woman.  W/ Sidney Poitier & Ester Anderson.

Feb. 15 BHM: 2018 Crime Bio-Drama (R, 2h15mins) a Black police officer infiltrates the KKK with the help of a Jewish colleague.  Dir. Spike Lee, w/ John David Washington & Adam Driver. Warning: Adult themes and intense language.

Feb. 22 BHM: 1996 Documentary (UR, 1h30mins) A young African-American man seeks his place in world history.  Narrated by Wesley Snipes.

Mar. 1:  2018 Sci-Fi Action (PG-13, 1h52mins), a man attempts to release his alter ego to save his life.  W/ Tom Hardy & Michelle Williams. OPEN MIC 5:30-6:00PM!

Mar. 8: 2002 Bio-Drama (R, 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.

Mar. 15: 1962 Horror Drama (NR, 2h14mins), a former child star torments her paraplegic sister.  W/ Bette Davis & Joan Crawford. Unparalleled thriller.

Mar. 22: 2017 Adventure Fantasy (PG-13, 2h17mins),  a teeming metropolis needs defending from a dark force.  w/ Clive Owen & Rihanna.

Mar. 28: 1969 Western Action (R, 2h15mins), Aging outlaws seek one last score as the West is changing around them.  W/ William Holden & Ernest Borgnine. Warning: Gory violence!

✪✪ OUR RARE, OUT-OF-PRINT & DIFFICULT-TO-FIND MOVIES HAVE BEEN GRACIOUSLY DONATED FROM THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF JORGE MARTINEZ, CHURCH OF THE INTERCESSION ✪✪

NUESTRAS PELÍCULAS RARAS, FUERA DE IMPRESIÓN Y DIFÍCILES DE ENCONTRAR HAN SIDO GRUESAMENTE DONADAS DE LA COLECCIÓN PRIVADA DE JORGE MARTINEZ, IGLESIA DE LA INTERCESIÓN

Free Movies! Free Snacks! Free Fun!

¡películas gratis! ¡snacks gratis! ¡diversión gratis! ¡historietas a las 17:30, películas en 18:00 exactamente!

CARTOONS/SHORTS AT 5:30PM, FEATURES AT 6PM SHARP!  

At St. Mary’s, ALL ARE WELCOME! Come as you are!

¡todos son bienvenidos! ¡ven como eres! subtítulos en español, siempre que sea posible

After each film, we have a short prayer service (“compline”).  No pressure at all to attend, but it is lovely!

Después de cada película, vamos a tener un servicio de oración corta (“compline”). No hay presión para asistir, pero es bonito!

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St. Mary’s Announcements for Dec. 23!

XGood Morning and Welcome to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church!X
521West 126th Street X New York, NY10027 (212) 864-4013
www.StMarysHarlem.org www.facebook.com/st.marys.harlem

Monday, December 24, 5 pm: Festive Candlelight Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist

Join us for a Christmas Eve celebration!

Monday, December 31, 11:15 pm: New Year’s Eve Service

Join us for St. Mary’s and Unity Fellowship Church NYC New Year’s Eve Watch Night Service

Sunday, December 30, 3:30 pm: Kwanzaa Karamu

The Union of Black Episcopalians, New York Chapter, invites you to their Annual Kwanzaa Karamu. Celebrate the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa: Umoja, Kujichagulia, Ujima, Ujamaa, Nia, Kuumba, and Imani. LET US SHARE TOGETHER OUR GIFTS OF FOOD, POETRY, SONG, DANCE AND LOVE. Guests are asked to donate a dish to share with others approximately to serve 15 people. Please respond to UBE Kwanzaa Committee: Gwen Nesbitt 917 517-2859 and Mabel Wernham 917-751-5630 if you will be contributing a meat dish, vegetable dish, salad, or dessert. Church of the Intercession, 550 West 155th St. and Broadway, New York, NY 10031 (Entrance on 155th St.)

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, January 5, 3 pm: Three Kings Day Party for Children!

A celebration of Christmas open to all children, join in the holiday spirit! Volunteers needed to help with gift wrap, snacks, games and crafts.

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; 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, TemploBiblico.
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

Azetet Abrita, Carlos Arias, Martha Elena Avendaño, Dawit Bokrezion, Michael Bokrezion, Lois Cole, Courtney & Winnie, Hector and Irene Delgado, Miriam Delgado, Evie Fortna, Rachel & Jessica & Becky & Vivian Furer, Eva Greene & Family, Elnora Harewood, Junie Harewood, Zaiire King, Joseph Lorde, Jerry McMillan, Miguel & Liz & Dasanie Nieves, Kym Roberts, Adel Slocum, Tamika, Lisa Valerio, Marsha Williams, Arthur Williams III, Harriet Wyatt, Alen Yemane, Bisrat Yemane, Ghenet Yemane, Haben Yemane

+ + +

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.

RDJ Memorial Refugee Shelter: 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.

XRegular Happenings at St. Mary’s Church!X

SUNDAYS

Birthday and Anniversary Blessings 1st Sunday of each month.

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.

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.

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

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: December 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

Wisdom Circle 3rd Sundays in the Rectory Common Room at 12:30 pm. Next Circle: January 20.

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.

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 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. We then plan how to advance in the struggle against racism, sexism, and expanding war in these very troubling times.  For information call Jim White at 201-956-5356. Next meeting: January 31.

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

FRIDAYS

Free Friday Movie Night! every Friday at 6:00 pm. December 28: dr. no. 1962, pg, 1h50min, action thriller.  james bond looks for answers to problems at NASA.  w/ sean connery, ursula andress.

SATURDAYS

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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St. Mary’s Announcements for Dec. 16!

XGood Morning and Welcome to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church!X
521West 126th Street X New York, NY10027 (212) 864-4013
www.StMarysHarlem.org www.facebook.com/st.marys.harlem

Sunday, December 16, 12:30 pm: Wisdom Circle

All elders and wisepeople are invited to the Wisdom Circle, every 3rd Sunday. The topic for December is Change. Whether they’re viewed as good or bad, expected or unexpected, changes are a sure thing in life. Some are welcome, and some changes aren’t so welcome. The aging process itself brings many changes we don’t always feel prepared to meet. How do we handle change? We will also say goodbye to Atticus Zavaletta and welcome the Wisdom Circle’s new facilitator, seminarian Roger Reisman.

Sunday, December 30, 3:30 pm: Kwanzaa Karamu

The Union of Black Episcopalians, New York Chapter, invites you to their Annual Kwanzaa Karamu. Celebrate the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa: Umoja, Kujichagulia, Ujima, Ujamaa, Nia, Kuumba, and Imani. LET US SHARE TOGETHER OUR GIFTS OF FOOD, POETRY, SONG, DANCE AND LOVE. Guests are asked to donate a dish to share with others approximately to serve 15 people. Please respond to UBE Kwanzaa Committee: Gwen Nesbitt 917 517-2859 and Mabel Wernham 917-751-5630 if you will be contributing a meat dish, vegetable dish, salad, or dessert. Church of the Intercession, 550 West 155th St. and Broadway, New York, NY 10031 (Entrance on 155th St.)

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, January 5, 3 pm: Three Kings Day Party for Children!

A celebration of Christmas open to all children, join in the holiday spirit! Volunteers needed to help with gift wrap, snacks, games and crafts.

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; 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, TemploBiblico.
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/)

XPrayer Requests for Health & HealingX

Azetet Abrita, Carlos Arias, Martha Elena Avendaño, Dawit Bokrezion, Michael Bokrezion, Lois Coe, Courtney & Winnie, Hector and Irene Delgado, Miriam Delgado, Rachel & Jessica & Becky & Vivian Furer, Eva Greene & Family, Elnora Harewood, Junie Harewood, Joseph Lorde, Jerry McMillan, Miguel & Liz & Dasanie Nieves, Kym Roberts, Adel Slocum, Tamika, Lisa Valerio, Marsha Williams, Arthur Williams III, Harriet Wyatt, Alen Yemane, Bisrat Yemane, Ghenet Yemane, Haben Yemane

+ + +

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.

RDJ Memorial Refugee Shelter: 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.

 

XRegular Happenings at St. Mary’s Church!X

SUNDAYS

Birthday and Anniversary Blessings 1st Sunday of each month.

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.

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.

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

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: December 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

Wisdom Circle 3rd Sundays in the Rectory Common Room at 12:30 pm. Next Circle: December 16.

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.

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 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. We then plan how to advance in the struggle against racism, sexism, and expanding war in these very troubling times.  For information call Jim White at 201-956-5356. Next meeting: December 20.

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

FRIDAYS

Free Friday Movie Night! every Friday at 6:00 pm. December 21: last holiday, 2006, pg-13, 1h52min, comedy, a shy woman with a terminal illness lives it up.  w/ queen latifah, ll cool j, timothy hutton

SATURDAYS

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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“Be Yourself, Change the World”

Second Sunday of Advent (2C)
December 9, 2018 – “Be Yourself, Change the World”
c.the Rev. Dr.  Mary Foulke

Good morning St. Mary’s! Today I want to explore our Gospel with some imagination and connection to our current time:

In the second year of the presidency of Donald Trump, while Andrew Cuomo was governor of the state of New York, and Bill DiBlasio the mayor of New York City, and while Andrew Dietsche was the Bishop of the Diocese of New York, the word of God came to those gathered at St. Mary’s in Harlem, and to those beyond the walls walking down the block or sitting in their apartment or sleeping on the street. The word of God came not to the powers that be, but to the ones in the wilderness. Then they went into all the region from the Hudson to the Harlem River, proclaiming the love of God for each person just for who they are, calling them to turn away from trying to be like anyone else, to give up trying to hide any part of themselves, for the love of God is for our unique dignity as human beings, and should not be hidden nor distorted….

as it is written in the words of the prophet Isaiah:

The voice of one, crying out in the wilderness of poverty, of bigotry and oppression, the voice crying out: 

Prepare the way of the Lord, make God’s way clear.

Every valley shall be filled, every loss comforted, every violation repaired. And every mountain and hill shall be made low, every imagined superiority and every alleged inferiority shall be restored to equality and justice. Everywhere that belonging is severed, there shall be connection, and every place where there is hostility, peace… the rough ways shall be made smooth. And, all flesh: all flesh, young and old, diseased and healthy, of every hue, scarred by the traumas and the joys of life, fit and flabby, aching and energetic, cacophonous and quiet, all flesh shall see the salvation of God, our one God, imaged in each multifaceted human, the whole creation shall see the power and joy and harmony of the divine.

This is the imagination of Isaiah, of Luke, of John the Baptist, and then …me. Repentance is that call to imagine a better world, not to become resigned to things as they are. Preparing the way for salvation is the way, the place, the community where everyone can be themselves. When I worked at a school we would always have a John the Baptist chapel service where we talked about how weird John was, how people maybe talked about him, and how he wasn’t afraid to live into that weirdness, to be all of who he was, all of who God made him to be. One year, each child (who wanted it) got a locust stamped on the back of their hand to remind them of how it can help change the whole world when they can be themselves, even (or especially) if someone else thinks their weird. When we are ourselves, we make it more possible for the next person, and we free God’s image again and again. You are not better than. You are not less than. And when you find yourself in whatever wilderness, that is when God comes to you, that is when you begin to understand your purpose, your mission to proclaim that extraordinary love for your whole body/mind/spirit, to other body/mind/spirits.

On Friday, Janet and I went to a memorial service for Kagendo Murungi. Kagendo was the Director of St. Mary’s Food Programs for a little over a year, she was devoted to the program, and at the memorial we learned about so much more. She was a human rights activist, for example – organizing LGBTQ people in the shanty towns of South Africa and bringing them to a mostly white, male LGBT conference. She was an artist, a writer and filmmaker whose courageous self-expression put her own life in danger. She was a fierce friend, a Kenyan pan-africanist, a radical lesbian feminist who was full of joy and life, even – as her brothers told us – even in the last days of her life though she also looked tired and ill. She brought all of herself to her work and her relationships, her art and her fun; and she encouraged and worked so that others could and would do the same. She is an example to each of us, of how the Spirit can inhabit our minds and bodies, making us brave and creative and loving, inspiring us to make the world different.

In this, the second year of the presidency of Donald Trump, while Andrew Cuomo was govenor of the state of New York, and Bill DiBlasio the mayor of New York City, and while Andrew Dietsche was the Bishop of the Diocese of New York, the word of God is coming to us, in whatever wilderness, God is coming to us to rouse our imagination for a better world (to preach repentance), to inspire our courage to be ourselves (to prepare the way for our salvation). Be ready, this is the Advent message. Be ready for the whole creation to experience the power and joy and harmony of the divine. Amen.

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St. Mary’s Announcements for Dec. 9!

Good Morning and Welcome to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church!

521West 126th Street X New York, NY10027 (212) 864-4013

www.StMarysHarlem.org www.facebook.com/st.marys.harlem

Monday, December 10, 7 pm: Memorial Mass Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Death of Thomas Merton

The Thomas Merton Society will present a solemn Memorial Mass commemorating the 50th anniversary of Thomas Merton’s death in 1968, in Bangkok, Thailand. Fr Daniel Horan, OFM, will be principal celebrant and homilist. Father Horan is author of The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton, among many titles, and is now professor of systematic theology and spirituality at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Thomas Merton was baptized into the Catholic Church at Corpus Christi in 1938, and remained a monk/priest of the Abbey of Gethsemani until his death. The Mass will include music and readings from the 1968 funeral Mass at Gethsemani.  Reception will follow. Corpus Christi Church, 529 West 121 Street, NY 10027 (Manhattan). (212) 666-9350.

Sunday, December 16, 12:30 pm: Wisdom Circle

All elders and wisepeople are invited to the Wisdom Circle, every 3rd Sunday. The topic for December is Change. Whether they’re viewed as good or bad, expected or unexpected, changes are a sure thing in life. Some are welcome, and some changes aren’t so welcome. The aging process itself brings many changes we don’t always feel prepared to meet. How do we handle change? We will also say goodbye to Atticus Zavaletta and welcome the Wisdom Circle’s new facilitator, seminarian Roger Reisman.

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, January 5, 3 pm: Three Kings Day Party for Children!

A celebration of Christmas open to all children, join in the holiday spirit! Volunteers needed to help with gift wrap, snacks, games and crafts.

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; 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, TemploBiblico.
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

Azetet Abrita, Carlos Arias, Martha Elena Avendaño, Dawit Bokrezion, Michael Bokrezion, Hector and Irene Delgado, Miriam Delgado, Rachel & Jessica & Becky & Vivian Furer, Eva Greene & Family, Elnora Harewood, Joseph Lorde, Miguel & Liz & Dasanie Nieves, Kym Roberts, Adel Slocum, Tamika, Lisa Valerio, Marsha Williams, Arthur Williams III, Alen Yemane, Bisrat Yemane, Ghenet Yemane, Haben Yemane

+ + +

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.

RDJ Memorial Refugee Shelter: 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.

 

Regular Happenings at St. Mary’s Church!

SUNDAYS

Birthday and Anniversary Blessings 1st Sunday of each month.

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.

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.

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

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: December 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

Wisdom Circle 3rd Sundays in the Rectory Common Room at 12:30 pm. Next Circle: December 16.

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.

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 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. We then plan how to advance in the struggle against racism, sexism, and expanding war in these very troubling times.  For information call Jim White at 201-956-5356. Next meeting: December 20.

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

FRIDAYS

Free Friday Movie Night! every Friday at 6:00 pm. December 14: cinderella, 1997, g, 1h28min, adventure comedy.  the classic tale told with some spectacular voices via a marvelously diverse cast. w/ brandy, whitney houston, bernadette peters, whoopi Goldberg

SATURDAYS

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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