ECQ Book Club selection for September

After a break in August, the book club will meet Tuesday Sept 17th. Our September book will be Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water and Loving the Bible Again. Ms. Evans was a popular Christian writer and this book is the last she published before her tragic death this spring at the age of 37. In her works, she drew from her experience growing up in a conservative church and her personal faith journey.

Volunteer for the Greenbelt Labor Day Festival Activities

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival

We are looking for volunteers to be at the Greenbelt Labor Day Festival on Saturday, August 31 between 10 AM and 4 PM. It is a great way to reach out to the larger community and let folks know about St. George’s. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board if you’d like to sign up for a shift that Saturday. We could also use help with ideas to decorate our table as the best presented tables win ribbons from the festival committee!

Labor Day Parade

There is another sign-up sheet on the bulletin board to gauge interest in participating in the Labor Day Parade on the morning of Monday September 2. If there’s enough interest we’ll march in the parade as we’ve done in years past, so add your name if you’d like to participate

If you have any questions about Greenbelt Information Day or the Parade you can speak with Ames Perry or Michael Mangiapane.

Gaywood School Supplies Drive

Throughout August, we will be holding our annual School Supplies Drive for students and teachers at Gaywood Elementary School. As you may know, the list of school supplies that students are expected to provide gets longer each year, yet some families simply do not have the funds to buy these supplies. In addition, tight school budgets mean that many teachers must spend their own money for basic supplies. Each year we collect items for students such as pens, pencils, colored pencils, crayons, highlighters, scissors, composition books, construction paper, glue sticks, graph paper, white board markers and erasers, and backpacks, as well as printer paper for the teachers, and hand soap, hand sanitizer, and tissues for the classrooms. You can find a hand out with the complete list of the needed supplies on the credenza in the narthex.
Donations may be left in the bin in the narthex. Thank you for supporting the students and teachers at Gaywood and for helping us get them off to a great start to the new school year!

Click the link below to view a printable version of the complete supply list.

Gaywood School Supplies Drive 2019, insert size

A Night of Fun & Folk Music August 23 at 7:30 pm

All are invited to come to Miller Hall on Friday, August 23 at 7:30 pm for a night of fun and folk music! Julia Jackson will be playing the guitar and singing old folk favorites, and everyone who would like to attend and enjoy (and perhaps sing along) is welcome. This is one of St. George’s summer fellowship events and comes to us via Luella Tabor, who bid on Julia’s music services at the Mardi Gras Silent Auction and wanted to share the event with the congregation. We hope to see you on August 23rd.

 

Pray for the Mission Trip Participants this Week

The young people who are participating in St. George’s summer mission trip are on their way to Chavies, Kentucky, where they will be working on repairing houses this week. Please pray for their safe travel, a good week, and a safe return on June 29. And don’t forget to buy tickets for the post trip dinner on July 19!

Summer Study – Fifty Days with Luke starts Tuesday!

This summer’s study on the Gospel of Luke will use the Fifty Days with Luke resource by Forward Movement, which includes a passage of the gospel to read each day, plus a reflection and questions to consider. The study will be Tuesdays from 7:00 – 8:30 pm and begins on Tuesday, June 25; the final meeting is August 13. If you’d like to participate but know you’ll be away during some of the meetings, not to worry – join in when you can and jump back in with the group when you return. There is a sign up on the church bulletin board to indicate your interest. Books are available now-see Connie or Terry Doyle to get one.

Pride in Annapolis

Saturday, June 29 is the very first Annapolis Pride. We would like to show our support by watching their parade and attending their festival so that they have plenty of fabulous people there. If you’re interested in going there’s a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board so that Michael Mangiapane could try to coordinate going together. The parade will start at 12 PM and run until 12:45. The festival is scheduled to run from 12 – 5 PM. If you’re interested in going, make sure to sign up or get in touch with Michael for more details.

Summer Hymn Service

Help us pick hymns for a special service inspired by themes and stories from the Gospel of Luke, which we will do at St. George’s on Sunday, July 28. It’s time to vote on your favorites. Ballots are available in the narthex.

Let’s Show Our Pride – June 8

The afternoon of Saturday, June 8 is the annual Capital Pride Parade and St. George’s is signed up with a spot to walk and ride in the parade. We hope that you will come down to DC and participate with us as we love to show the fun and welcoming spirit of St. George’s to the LGBTQ community in great numbers. Besides, you don’t want to miss out on seeing Josephine as our Queen of Pride! If you have any questions, please contact Michael Mangiapane at theblackdog@gmail.com.

Summer Gospel Study – Fifty Days with Luke starting June 25

Would you like to get more familiar with the gospels, learn more about the story of Jesus, and engage in conversation with others about our sacred stories? Then this summer’s study on the Gospel of Luke might be for you. We will use the Fifty Days with Luke resource by Forward Movement, which includes a passage of the gospel to read each day, plus a reflection and questions to consider. The group will gather weekly to reflect together on the previous week’s readings. The study will be Tuesdays from 7:00 – 8:30 pm from June 25 through August 13. If you’d like to participate but know you’ll be away during some of the meetings, not to worry – join in when you can and jump back in with the group when you return.