Did you know that 10% of the Metro Washington population is food insecure? Give to the FOOD DRIVE AT DIOCESAN CONVENTION .
In addition to our congregation’s regular food assistance, we have the chance to use our collective strength as a Diocese to provide for hungry neighbors all around the region. As part of the January 25 Diocesan Convention, we are holding a food drive. We’re collecting non-perishable foods that will be distributed through the Capitol Area Food Bank. Each church in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington is being invited to gather food that the clergy and lay delegates will carry to the Convention. We’re requesting dried or canned beans; canned salmon, tuna or chicken; low-sodium canned vegetables; low-sugar canned fruit; 100% juice in any size container; hot or cold cereal; peanut butter; rice, pasta or macaroni and cheese; and healthy snacks. Please bring items to church on Sundays, the 12th and 19th of January. Thank you!
The Annual Meeting of St. George’s Episcopal Church, Glenn Dale Parish will be held on Sunday, February 2nd at approximately 10:30. The annual meeting follows the one 9:00 worship service that day. Everyone is invited to attend; members of St. George’s may vote at the meeting. New Vestry members are elected and the rector will give a “state of the parish” report, and the written Annual Report of the parish will be available for your reading pleasure.
On January 19 we begin a six week preaching series exploring the question, Who is Jesus? The lectionary we will be using has been developed by The Revs. Timothy Johnson of St. Andrews, College Park and Connie Reinhardt, with the blessing of the bishop. We have chosen six aspects of Jesus’ identity to explore: Savior, Teacher, Prophet, Creator, Healer, and Lord/King. The lessons have been chosen to highlight these themes, though perhaps in ways that are not immediately obvious, or that provoke thought or questions. This is meant to be an ongoing conversation that we hope will encourage you to reflect on who you experience Jesus to be, and explore aspects of Jesus you might be less familiar or less comfortable with. Each Thursday the theme and lessons for that Sunday will be in the parish email.