The Wider Circle — November


The November issue of The Wider Circle is full of  events and activities during this busy season at St. George’s . Please Click Here to read An Invitation to Balance–an article on life in the Franciscan Third Order as lived by two St. George’s members. You will also learn more about the November 1st Remembrance Service in our historic Chapel and about upcoming community activities in Advent.




Sunday, November 12 – Combined Service at 9am


On Sunday, November 12, we gather for one service at 9:00 am as we celebrate the generosity of the St. George’s community at our “Ingathering” Sunday.  On this day, we invite anyone who has not yet turned in a pledge card to do so, and to come together as we worship together as one community, give God our thanks and praise for all of our blessings, and gather for festive brunch immediately following the service.  Mark your calendars for 9:00 and plan to stay for what is sure to be a wonderful time of food and fellowship afterwards!

All Saints Day Service — November 1st

On Wednesday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m., St. George’s will celebrate its annual Service of Remembrance on All Saints Day.  This service takes place in our historic Chapel.  If you would like to participate in the service, we need readers for lessons and for the names.  We will also need acolytes and a Lay Eucharistic Minister to assist.  At this service, we remember and pray for all those who are buried in our cemetery as well as anyone who has died for whom you would us to pray. Names of the departed can be sent to Anne in the office at office@stgeo.

ECQ meets Tuesday, October 24th

ECQ book group meets Tuesday, October 24thYou are invited to join  the ECQ Book Group — a fellowship of St. George’s members (and others) who meet to explore, converse, and question the intersections between lived faith and the modern world.

In October as we meet to discuss David Steindle-Rast, Essential Writings, edited by C. Hallward. The author is a Benedictine monk who has written extensively on finding the sacred in everyday life.  This book gathers essays from his work and will allow us an introduction to his spiritual approach.

Looking forward, our book selections for November is: American Requiem by James Carrol. This book is a memoir about a young man’s early priesthood and the conflicts that developed concerning the Vietnam War between him and his father, a career military man.

December- The Chosen by Chaim Potok. This is a novel about the coming of age of two young Jewish men in New York in the aftermath of war and the Holocaust.

JanuaryGod’s Hotel, a Doctor, a Hospital and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine, by Victoria Sweet. It’s a memoir about a doctor’s spiritual journey practicing medicine in a San Fransico hospital.

The ECQ Book group meets every fourth Tuesday at 7:00 pm at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 7010 Glenn Dale Road, Glenn Dale, MD.