The season of Advent is here and with it comes a variety of activities to prepare our hearts and minds for the coming of our Lord. Here is a list of events at St. George’s that are sure to put anyone in the spirit of the season. Join us for any and all:
The Greening of the Church Saturday, December 2nd at 10:00 am
Please consider joining the Flower ministry in decorating the church for Advent. Wreaths and some greens will be provided. Please bring any greens you have in your yard that you would like to share. The greening will take place from 10 to 12, and refreshments will be provided. For questions or for more information, please contact Diane Clark at 301-805-4638 or email@example.com.
Advent Wreath-making Sunday, December 3rd at 11:15 am
Our annual Advent Wreath Making will occur again this year. Please consider making a beautiful Advent Wreath for your home and family. The ring forms and candles are available for a nominal fee. We are asking you to please bring greens or holly if you have them; they add to the beauty of your wreath. Refreshments will be served. If you have any questions , please contact Diane Clark (see above). We look forward to seeing you again this year!
An Advent Quiet Morning Saturday, December 9th at 8:45 am
Sometimes the hustle and bustle of this season can be overwhelming — at the very least, distracting us from the miracle that is about to take place. From 8:45 until 12 noon on Saturday, December 9th St. George’s will offer several hours of quiet in the Sanctuary. Please join us for this restorative time. For more information, call the Office at 301/262-3285 or e-mail Office@stgeo.comcastbiz.net.
The ECQ Book Group will meet Tuesday evening November 28th at 7:00 pm. This month the group will be reading and discussing American Requiem by James Carroll. This memoir recounts the story of a young priest whose relationship with his father, a career military man, is effected by the Vietnam war. If time allows, the group will also discuss last month’s book David Steindle-Rast, Essential Writings edited by C. Hallward. All are welcome to join the group–discussions are lively and informative.
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.
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!
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. comcastbiz.net
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.
January– God’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.
The Wider Circle – October features events and activities at St. George’s Church. Please click here to read more about Warm Nights — a week long ministry to children and families experiencing homelessness. This issues will also introduces readers to music, ministry, and stewardship within the St. George’s community of fellowship.
The latest edition of St. George’s monthly newsletter is now available. Please Click Here to read our Pastor’s thoughts on Prayer, our Senior Warden’s experience as a member of the St. George’s Vestry. And learn about other activities and upcoming events with the St. George’s community.
Shape a Circle Ever Wider and a People Ever Free
The July edition of The Wider Circle is now available. Please click here to read more about one Vestry member’s memories of her mission trip to Honduras, our Pastor’s letter about the impacts we have on other’s lives. and other activities at St. George’s.