Calling all Parishioners! Please mark your calendars on Saturday, March 19, for a Church Work Day: Parish Clean-Up in preparation for Holy Week and Easter. Weather permitting, we’ll be doing work inside and outside the church buildings, starting at 10:00 AM and planning to finish by 2:00 PM. Lists of projects to be under taken will be forthcoming. The Buildings and Grounds Committee hopes you can join us for any part of the day – many hands make lighter work. Thank you for considering help in our efforts to keep the church clean and in good repair.
Pick up a copy of the award winning book Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Winner of a 2015 National Book Award, it’s a consideration of race in our culture written by an African-American man in the form of a letter to his son. It’s sure to spark interesting discussion when we meet on February 16 at 10:00 AM.
For those unable to make it to a house of worship today, many in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington will be providing “Ashes To Go” in a variety of locations throughout the Metro D.C. area during both morning and evening rush hour.
Benning Road Metro: Blue & Silver Lines
Bethesda Metro: Red Line
Capitol South Metro: Orange, Blue & Silver Lines
Eastern Market Metro: Orange, Blue & Silver Lines
Foggy Bottom Metro: Orange, Blue & Silver Lines
Metro Center: Orange, Blue, Silver & Red Lines
New Carrollton Metro: Orange Line
Tenleytown Metro: Red Line
Waterfront Metro: Green Line
Other Locations: Maryland
La Plata: 112 E. Charles Street, in front of the Charles County Office Building (7:30-9 am; 4-5:30 pm): Christ Church La Plata
Laytonsville: Drive through at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 21611 Laytonville Road (7:30-9:30 am; 2-4:30 pm)
Poolesville: Whelan Commons/Whites Ferry (7-9 am; 3:30-5:30 pm): St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Poolesville
Waldorf: Mattawoman-Beantown Park & Ride (6-6:45 pm): St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Piney
Other Locations: Washington, D.C.
Northwest: 14th and Park NW (12:30-2 pm): St. Stephen and the Incarnation
Northwest: 12th Street and Massachusetts Avenue (7-9 am; 4:30-6:30 pm): Ascension and Saint Agnes
Northwest: 3500 O Street NW (9:30-11:30 am): Georgetown Parishes and Campus Ministry
Ash Wednesday, February 10, 2016
7:00 AM – Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes in the Chapel
12:00 PM – Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes in the Chapel
7:30 PM – Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes in the Sanctuary
This Sunday, February 7, 2016
9:00 AM – ONE Holy Eucharist SERVICE in the SANCTUARY
10:15 AM – ANNUAL MEETING and VESTRY ELECTIONS in MILLER HALL
Reminder: this Sunday February 7th there is ONE SERVICE at 9:00 AM, which will be followed by St. George’s Annual Meeting.
Bring your palms from last year’s Palm Sunday service if you would like to them to be burned for ashes for use at this year’s Ash Wednesday services next Wednesday.
Also, please note that along with voting for new vestry members and parish delegate on Sunday, the Outreach Committee is asking the congregation to vote on the 2016 Lenten Outreach Project recipient.
February 6 is practically around the corner and St. George‘s needs you to participate in our annual Mardi Gras Party! There are several things you can do to help with this annual St. George’s event. The most important thing to do is to attend the party and silent auction from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Saturday night, February 6, 2016.
The next most important thing is to invite others to come; this is a great event to ask friends, family, or neighbors to attend. Also, and something you can do in conjunction with attending the event, consider donating items for the auction or asking others to donate.
Finally, you can volunteer to help with decorating and set up, clean up, or the auction itself. Helping out is a great way to get involved and enjoy yourself too!