The annual Make Your Own Pizza party will be held Sunday, February 9 starting at 4:30pm in Miller Hall. Throw your favorite pizza toppings on your very own pizza dough and we’ll handle the rest so you can enjoy fellowship with your friends and family. The dough and sauce are vegan friendly and we’ll have the basic toppings such as cheese, pepperoni, mushrooms, and green pepper. If you have something you would like to add to your pizza, bring it with you as you get to add what you like. If you’d like to learn how to make pizza dough, come to Miller Hall around 3 PM and Michael Mangiapane will teach you how. Don’t miss out on what will be one of the easiest dinners you’ll have this season.
Mardi Gras is fast approaching and will be held on the 22nd of February. Luella Tabor and Roy Peterson are leading the party and silent auction and Cynthia & Cecil Griffith will be catering the food. The theme for this year’s party is…The Roaring 20’s!! Make sure to mark your calendar for this fabulous St. George’s event and fundraiser.
St. George’s Annual Meeting Feb 2 and Vestry Elections
The Annual Meeting of St. George’s Episcopal Church, Glenn Dale Parish will be held next Sunday, February 2nd at approximately 10:30am. The annual meeting follows the one 9:00am worship service that day. We are looking for parishioners interested in getting involved in leadership at St. George’s to run for vestry. We are also looking for parishioners interested in representing St. George’s at the Diocesan Convention to run for Convention Delegate or Alternate. If you are interested in learning more, please talk with Michael Mangiapane or Charlotte Colvin.
On January 19 we begin a six week preaching series exploring the question, Who is Jesus? The lectionary we will be using has been developed by The Revs. Timothy Johnson of St. Andrews, College Park and Connie Reinhardt, with the blessing of the bishop. We have chosen six aspects of Jesus’ identity to explore: Savior, Teacher, Prophet, Creator, Healer, and Lord/King. The lessons have been chosen to highlight these themes, though perhaps in ways that are not immediately obvious, or that provoke thought or questions. This is meant to be an ongoing conversation that we hope will encourage you to reflect on who you experience Jesus to be, and explore aspects of Jesus you might be less familiar or less comfortable with. Each Thursday the theme and lessons for that Sunday will be in the parish email.
On January 26 at 2:00 pm the Most Rev. Michael Curry will be in the District of Columbia to lead a revival service at the Entertainment and Sports Arena. St. George’s has a limited number of tickets available for those who would like to attend. The service is free, but all attending need a ticket. If you would like a ticket, please email Roseann in the office firstname.lastname@example.org and she will put you on the list. Tickets are also available on-line, you can register for them yourself at https://www.edow.org/news-events/more-jesus-more-love-revival
St. George’s supports a food pantry at Trinity Moravian Church in New Carrolton through the county organization Help by Phone. The pantry reports that they especially need boxes of non-fat powdered dry milk; however donations of all kinds are always welcome, including cereal, bread, canned meats and fish, pasta and sauce, peanut butter, jelly, and rice. Thank you for your support of the food pantry.
Come join us! Contemplative Prayer group meets on the last Tuesday of every month. Questions? Email Sarah O’Brien email@example.com
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.
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.
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.