At our 10:00 am service on August 5, we will hold a special service that is entitled “A Service for All Seasons.” It will celebrate the various seasons of the year—both liturgical and astronomical—with Scripture readings and hymns. Think of it as being like Lessons and Carols, Morning Prayer, and a traditional “hymn-sing” all wrapped up in one. We will also share in the Lord’s table for that service.
There is still time to sign up for a Meal with Fellow St. Georgians (the current phase in our Parish Visioning, which is gathering in small groups to reflect on our faith and St. George’s). Every single person is invited to sign up for small group conversation.
In the next phase of the visioning process, the Visioning Team will host several additional opportunities to engage in conversations about specific topics. The first targeted conversation, regarding Outreach and Social Justice is scheduled for August 12th after the 10 am service. There will also be a conversation regarding Youth and Young Adults on September 9th. Details for these meetings as well as other conversation topics will be provided at a later date.
It is that time of year again for baseball outings! We have selected the Baysox game on Saturday, August 4 at 6:35pm as our event date. There will be fireworks after the game! Tickets will be $11.00 per person. These are reserved seats. We need 20+ people to achieve that pricing, so if you’d like to attend make sure to sign up! The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board. Hope you can make it!
This summer you are invited to engage in the next phase of the 50 Day Bible Challenge as we tackle the Acts of the Apostles. We read a section from the book of Acts each day, plus a brief reflection and a prayer, and then those who wish to are invited to gather on Sunday mornings at 9:00 or Mondays at 7:00 pm. The Sunday group began on June 10, and the Monday group on June 11.
Sign up For the Next Step in the Visioning Process – A Meal with Fellow St. Georgians
The sign-up sheets are up for the next phase in our Parish Visioning, which is gathering in small groups to reflect on our faith and St. George’s. Every single person is invited to sign up for small group conversation, most of which are being hosted in people’s homes. There will also be two held at church at 9:00 am on Sunday morning. Gatherings have already started, but will go through late July, so check your calendar and put your name down for one!
The culminating event of the Poor People’s Campaign’s 40 Days of Action A National Call to Moral Revival will take place on Saturday, June 23rd at 10 AM. The location is Jefferson Drive and 7th St. SW. This is an opportunity to come together to call for action to address the issues of poverty and justice which affect so many people in our country today. The Episcopal Diocese of Washington has been active in sponsoring talks and weekly actions during the past 40 days.
The St. George’s contingent will meet at the College Park Metro at 8:30 on Saturday morning, and proceed from there. The nearest stops are L’Enfant Plaza and Archives. We hope many St. Georgians will be able to stand for Moral Revival. If you have questions, please contact Peggy Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Capital Pride Parade – Saturday June 9
Get ready to march in the Capital Pride Parade next Saturday, June 9. The parade starts at 4:30pm, at 22nd and P Streets NW. For those who want to travel to the parade in a group, we will meet at the Greenbelt and New Carrollton Metro Stations at 2 pm. The parade route is 1.5 miles; but we also have to walk to and from the Metro. We have a truck for those who might have a problem walking the entire way. If you need to ride, please let us know. This is so much fun and a great way to connect with church family. Final details about where we will actually line up will be provided on Sunday. Ames Perry, email@example.com.
Journey Through Acts This Summer
This summer you are invited to engage in the next phase of the 50 Day Bible Challenge as we tackle the Acts of the Apostles. We read a section from the book of Acts each day, plus a brief reflection and a prayer, and then those who wish to are invited to gather on Sunday mornings at 9:00 or another day during the week (if there is interest) to reflect on what we have read over the past week. There is a signup sheet on the bulletin board where you can indicate your interest in participating and when. The start date will be mid-June and the book is A Journey Through Acts.
As many of you know, St George’s supports a local food pantry run by Help by Phone; this is an important part of our Outreach ministry. Currently the pantry is requesting canned meat and fish (chicken, tuna, salmon) and microwaveable meals that come in individual servings. In addition, the pantry always needs bread, cereal, peanut butter and jelly, 2 lb bags of rice, canned fruit, powdered milk, and pancake mix and syrup. Donations can be left in the blue tub in the narthex. Thank you for helping St George’s support this vital ministry!
For $5, you earn the chance to win a machine that’s basically a barista. It sports an LCD display so you can brew all of your favorites easily—Espresso shots, Americano, Cappuccino, Lattes, and more. It automatically grinds your coffee right before brewing it and froths your milk perfectly into your latte without you having to lift a finger; and it could be yours for five bucks! The winner will be selected at random at the post trip Spaghetti Dinner on June 30th. Buy your tickets from any teen, Connie, or Gabrielle after service, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds go to the Youth Group for their Puerto Rico trip.