Jesus and Justice:  Adult Education at 9:00 am February 17, 24 and March 3

From the Salvation Army’s Jesus and Justice curriculum we read, “Jesus lived right. Righteousness was his way of life. He related to others with aspirations for their spiritual wellbeing. Jesus also repeatedly righted wrongs. Jesus’ vision for justice for the vulnerable drove his intent and guided his practice. In his teaching and in his living, Jesus created opportunities for people whose plight in life was curtailed by lifedenying forces. Jesus’ life is a demonstration of how to live and love.” Come, learn and share as we deepen our understanding of Jesus as we continue our study of Jesus and Justice.  The topics we will focus on are Embracing the Excluded: Children on February 17th; Protesting Gender Inequality on February 24th; Advocating for the Poor on March 3rd.  The program is at 9:00 am in Miller Hall and is led by Carolyn Lassiter.  Please join us as we deepen our understanding of how we can be victorious in our striving lives…”We will with God’s help.”

March 3 Parish Visioning Meeting – Our Priorities

On Sunday March 3 after each service you are invited to engage in the next phase of our visioning process – the parish meeting where you get to look at the synthesis of our work these past months and weigh in on what you are excited about and willing to invest in as a parishioner.  More details to come – for now mark March 3 on your calendar and plan to stay after 8:00 or 10:00 service to participate!

Pajama Collection

Emily Charlton continues to spearhead the pajama collection, for the Casey Cares Foundation, as she works toward her Girl Scout Silver Award.  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.

St. George’s Mardi Gras Party is March 2

St. George’s Mardi Gras party and silent auction will be held on Saturday night March 2, from 6 pm – 10 pm. This is a great event to ask friends, family, or neighbors to attend – it is always a ton of fun!!  Costumes are welcome and encouraged but not required; the theme for the 2019 Mardi Gras is Fairy Tales, so consider coming as your favorite fairy tale character.

We need lots of help to make this event happen, including donating items for the auction or asking others to donate. We need volunteer to help with decorating and set up, with clean up, or with the auction itself.  Advance tickets for adults are $28.00 ($35.00 at the door). The tickets for young adults 11 – 20 are $18 in advance and $25 at the door. Children 10 years and under are free – tickets are required so we can plan for food.  There will be babysitting available for children.

If you would like to come and cost is an issue, scholarships are available; speak with Connie+.  If you can’t make the party but would like to help, you can always donate to the scholarship fund.  Tickets are on sale starting February 10 – buy yours now!

Instructed Eucharist Next Sunday February 10

Sunday, February 10 we continue with our preaching series on The Way of Love:  Seven Practices for a Jesus-Centered Life.  This week’s practice will be Worship, and we will offer an Instructed Eucharist at both the 8:00 and 10:00 services.  What that means is that the liturgy is narrated, or in other words explained as we move through the service.  It is an opportunity for learning more of the whats and whys behind the prayers and pattern of our Sunday service.

Buy Flowers for Valentine’s Day on Feb 10 and Support the Youth Mission Trip

It’s that time of year again to fundraiser for this year’s youth group mission trip to Kentucky with the Appalachia Service Project to make homes warmer, drier and safer. This year we will be selling single stem orchids for $5.00 and orchid bunches for $15.00, in our hand-tied tissue and ribbon fashion. If you would like to make a request please see Miara Dantzler or Rebekah Rowe during coffee hour. We will be taking requests through today and distributing flowers the 10th. Don’t worry if you forget to make a request we will also be selling a limited amount on the 10th.

Episcopal Advocacy Day in Annapolis February 6

Wednesday February 6, 2019 is Episcopal Advocacy Day in Annapolis.  Anyone who would like to participate is invited to attend and learn about bills and issues that might be of interest, meet legislators, and learn how to be involved. Registration starts at 8:30 AM with a breakfast meeting in the Miller Senate Building. The event is free to attend but please register and remember to bring your photo ID to enter buildings. This event is sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland and while it is free, they do ask us to register.  To register go to:  https://www3.thedatabank.com/dpg/543/personal2.asp?formid=Events&c=3650256

Please speak to Brother Ed Munro if you would like more information.

Save the Dates! March 2; March 5

St. George’s annual (and wildly popular) Mardi Gras dinner and silent auction fundraiser will be held on Saturday March 2nd from 6-10 pm.

The Pancake Supper hosted by the youth to support this year’s mission trip will be Tuesday, March 5th from 6-8 pm.  Please mark your calendars and save the dates for these fabulous St. George’s events!

Pajama Collection

Emily Charlton continues to spearhead the pajama collection, for the Casey Cares Foundation, as she works toward her Girl Scout Silver Award.  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.