Christmas 2018 at St. George’s, Glenn Dale

Monday, December 24: 5 p.m. Family Service with Pageant

This service includes a Christmas pageant led by our young people, followed Holy Communion. Come for a wonderful celebration of the magic and mystery of Christmas.

Monday, December 24: 9:30 pm Special Music and 10:00 p.m. Festive Eucharist

This is a more traditional service with singing and a festive reception afterwards. Plan to arrive at 9:30 for special music offered by the choir, followed by the service at 10:00.  Come and celebrate the mystery and joy of Jesus’ birth.  Joy to the world!

Tuesday, December 25: Christmas Day 9:00 a.m. Eucharist

Come celebrate the Incarnation with singing and Holy Communion on Christmas Day.

Sunday, December 30: The First Sunday of Christmas 8 & 10 am

8:00 Quiet Eucharist

10:00 am Christmas Lessons and Carols: a service with scripture readings, poetry, and Christmas hymns, with Holy Communion

 

Blue Christmas Service Thursday, December 20 at 7:00 pm

The longest night of the year comes shortly before Christmas, and for some of us, the holiday season feels like one very long night.  We are often told we should feel joyful and happy as we celebrate Christmas, yet some of us have experienced personal losses or have sorrows that make celebrating feel like a chore or otherwise beyond our reach.  As an offering of prayer that aims to capture some of those feelings, we are having a “Blue Christmas” service on Thursday, December 20th at 7:00 pm.  This service will be offered in partnership with Trinity Moravian Church and will be held at St. George’s. Feel free to invite anyone you know who might appreciate this service; all are welcome.

Special Donations for Christmas

As you plan your Christmas or year-end giving, please remember St. George’s. Although regular pledges make up the bulk of our income (roughly 75%), we also count on special donations around major feast days like Easter and Christmas. If you make a special donation, please make sure it says “Christmas” in the memo line. Many thanks!

Christmas Flowers

If you wish to make a donation for the flowers for Christmas, this is the time.  You can thank God for an event or person in your life, or remember someone who has passed away. All memorials and thanksgivings will be listed in the Christmas bulletin. Just complete a “Christmas Flowers” form and put it with your donation in the basket in the hall by Monday, December. 17th. If you write a check, please designate “Christmas Flowers.”  Names for offerings for flowers can also be submitted to the office via email – office@stgeo.comcastbiz.net.

Pajama Collection

Emily Charlton (8am attendee) is working toward her Girl Scout Silver Award; the second highest award a Girl Scout can earn.  Her project is to coordinate the collection effort for pajamas for the Casey Cares Foundation.  This foundation arranges outings and activities for families of critically ill children.  These children spend lots of time in hospitals, so the foundation has launched its Kami’s Jammies drive to collect pajamas for the kids. Emily is spearheading the effort at her school, with her Girl Scout troop, and here at St. George’s.  The drive is going on now and will go until April 16th.  The goal is to collect 200 pairs of pajamas — new, 2-piece pajamas in sizes from infant to adult. (There is a greater need for boy’s pajamas at the moment).  If you can find it in your heart and wallet to donate a pair or two of pajamas to this effort, it would be most appreciated.  There will be a box in the Narthex.  Thank you for your generosity.

Special Donations for Christmas

As you plan your Christmas or year-end giving, please remember St. George’s. Although regular pledges make up the bulk of our income (roughly 75%), we also count on special donations around major feast days like Easter and Christmas. If you make a special donation, please make sure it says “Christmas” in the memo line. Many thanks!

Christmas 2018 at St. George’s, Glenn Dale

Monday, December 24: 5 p.m. Family Service with Pageant

This service includes a Christmas pageant led by our young people, followed Holy Communion. Come for a wonderful celebration of the magic and mystery of Christmas.

Monday, December 24: 9:30 pm Special Music and 10:00 p.m. Festive Eucharist

This is a more traditional service with singing and a festive reception afterwards. Plan to arrive at 9:30 for special music offered by the choir, followed by the service at 10:00.  Come and celebrate the mystery and joy of Jesus’ birth.  Joy to the world!

Tuesday, December 25: Christmas Day 9:00 a.m. Eucharist

Come celebrate the Incarnation with singing and Holy Communion on Christmas Day.

Sunday, December 30: The First Sunday of Christmas 8 & 10 am

8:00 Quiet Eucharist

10:00 am Christmas Lessons and Carols: a service with scripture readings, poetry, and Christmas hymns, with Holy Communion

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Christmas Service Thursday, December 20 at 7:00 pm

The longest night of the year comes shortly before Christmas, and for some of us, the holiday season feels like one very long night.  We are often told we should feel joyful and happy as we celebrate Christmas, yet some of us have experienced personal losses or have sorrows that make celebrating feel like a chore or otherwise beyond our reach.  As an offering of prayer that aims to capture some of those feelings, we are having a “Blue Christmas” service on Thursday, December 20th at 7:00 pm.  This service will be offered in partnership with Trinity Moravian Church and will be held at St. George’s. Feel free to invite anyone you know who might appreciate this service; all are welcome.

Christmas Flowers

If you wish to make a donation for the flowers for Christmas, this is the time.  You can thank God for an event or person in your life, or remember someone who has passed away. All memorials and thanksgivings will be listed in the Christmas bulletin. Just complete a “Christmas Flowers” form and put it with your donation in the basket in the hall by Monday, December. 17th. If you write a check, please designate “Christmas Flowers.”  Names for offerings for flowers can also be submitted to the office via email – office@stgeo.comcastbiz.net.