It’s Spring Cleaning Time! Parish Work Mornings May 30 and June 6

Handy with a paintbrush? Love to tend gardens? Know how to use a level to hang a shelf? Bring your hidden and not-so-hidden talents to our Parish Work Days May 30 and June 6. We’ll be doing those projects that have been calling out for attention, and using our skills to care for our parish facilities. Each morning we’ll be working for four hours, and you’re welcome to come for all or part of that time. The May 30 work day will begin at 9 am and end at 1 pm. June 6, the hours are TBD, but will be scheduled to ensure you’ve got a lot of Saturday sunshine to enjoy after you are finished. Look for the task sign-up sheet in the narthex, coming soon, to grab that job you really want to do.

Buildings and Grounds Committee Meeting May 13. 7 pm

We are blessed to have a lovely worship space and a charming historic chapel as our parish home. Like any home, however, St. George’s needs care and attention. We’ve been fortunate in the past to have a few dedicated people take the lead in caring for our buildings, but there’s always room for more. Come and see how you can participate in caring for our parish property and planning for the future. Questions? Ask Tom Beal or Mary Frances Bruce, B&G vestry representatives.

St. George’s Yard Sale – Saturday May 9, 8am-1pm

Make room for new shoes and clothes! Make room for your car! How? Empty your closets, basement, and garage of the extra “stuff’ that might fetch a little money for St. George’s. Bring the items to Miller Hall from Tuesday, May 5 through Friday, May 8, 7-9pm.

We are looking for volunteers to help organize the “stuff,” bake goodies, post flyers or help on the day of the yard sale. A sign-up sheet will be posted in the narthex. Baked goods should be individually wrapped and brought on Friday or Saturday. We need donations of hot dogs, burgers (meat and veggie), buns, soda, and water.

BIG HELP will be needed at 1pm on Saturday at the end of the sale as we must pack and perhaps haul the extra stuff to a donation center. We may get a donation center to help, so if we need trailers or vans it will be announced. If you have any questions, contact Gene Ferrick at gene@umd.edu;      Mary Koster at maryflairdc@yahoo.com; or Carol Thomas at carolandrose@verizon.net.

Performance of the Gospel of Mark at St. George’s – Friday May 15, 7:00PM!

St. George’s is very pleased to be able to offer a wonderful night with biblical Storyteller Tracy Radosevic as she performs the Gospel of Mark.  The performance begins at 7PM and will be followed at approximately 9:30PM with a reception in Miller Hall.

Why should you come?  To see the gospel come to life.  To see and hear the scriptures embodied as they were originally told, as stories rather than as words on the page. Mark is the shortest gospel and some scholars believe was originally written as a drama, meant to be acted out.  Seeing the gospel performed will change how you hear Mark.  So, as Jesus would say, come and see.

Put Friday, May 15th on your calendar and plan to attend a wonderful evening.  Invite friends and family.  The performance is being funded/underwritten so that we are able to offer it free of charge, making it accessible for everyone.  Come and see – and be prepared to be awed!

Potluck to Celebrate St. George’s Day – Thursday April 23

St. George is our patron saint and his feast day is April 23. This year we are planning a potluck supper to celebrate St. George’s Day. We will gather in Miller Hall at 7:00 pm for a time of fun and fellowship (and food!) Plan to bring a dish to share, from your cultural heritage if possible, and celebrate St.  George and our community! Look for the sign-up sheet in the Narthex so we’ll know what you are bringing.

St. George’s ECQ Group Book Group – Tuesday, April 21

Join Connie and others for a monthly book study group to discuss interesting books and thought-provoking questions. The ECQ Group meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10:00AM. We’ll explore spirituality by reading memoirs, spiritual autobiographies and other narrative works that challenge us to ask questions and consider spiritual issues in new ways.

Want to get started on the next book? Pick up a copy of Traveling Mercies by Annie Lamott. It should be readily available at your local library or bookstore or online.

Our next group meeting will be April 21. Come and join the discussion!