March 2017 Wider Circle

St. Georges Episcopal Church

“Shape a Circle Ever Wider And a People Ever Free”

The March 2017 edition of The Wider Circle is now available!  Click here to read up on the latest from St. George’s, including updates on Lenten programs and activities at St. George’s, as well as information about children’s programs and outreach activities to our community.

January 2017 Wider Circle

 

St. Georges Episcopal Church

“Shape a Circle Ever Wider And a People Ever Free”

The March 2017 edition of The Wider Circle is now available!  Click here to read up on the latest from St. George’s, including the church’s Lenten outreach activities and contemplative prayer programs during the Lenten season. Also, learn more about St. George’s children’s programs.

February 2017 Wider Circle

St. Georges Episcopal Church

Shape a circle ever wider and a people ever free

The February 2017 edition of The Wider Circle is now available! Click here
to read up on the latest from St. George’s, including an overview of the Mardi Gras celebration at St. George’s and information about upcoming Lenten programs and adult education programs at St. George’s.

January 2017 Wider Circle

 

St. Georges Episcopal Church

“Shape a Circle Ever Wider And a People Ever Free”

The January 2017 edition of The Wider Circle is now available!  Click here to read up on the latest from St. George’s, including updates on the Gaywood Food Program and Stewardship, as well as information about upcoming events such as our annual meeting and a training on citizen activism.

Christmas Services at St. George’s

Saturday, December 24: 5 p.m. Family Service with Pageant

This service includes a Christmas pageant led by our young people, followed by Holy Communion. Come for a wonderful celebration of the magic and mystery of Christmas.

Saturday, December 24: 9:30 pm Special Music and 10 p.m. Festive Eucharist

This is a more traditional service with singing and a festive reception afterwards. Come at 9:30 for special music offered by the choir, or at 10:00 for the official start of the service.  Come and celebrate the mystery and joy of Jesus’ birth. Bring a snack to share, or just yourself, and enjoy fellowship afterwards. Joy to the world!

Sunday, December 25: Christmas Day 9 a.m. Eucharist

Come celebrate the Incarnation with singing and Holy Communion on Christmas Day.

Warm Clothing Drive

warm-clothing-driveThroughout the month of November we will be holding a warm clothing drive to help the Prince George’s County School System meet the needs of newly arrived immigrant and refugee children who do not have clothing appropriate for our winter weather. You can help by contributing coats and jackets, new or gently used and clean, as well as hats, scarves, and gloves. The students range in age from 5 to 20, so sizes youth small to adult large are all welcome. Donations should be placed in the bin in the narthex. In addition, the school system would welcome Target gift cards which they can use to purchase other items students might need such as boots, socks, and uniforms. Target cards will be available for purchase during coffee hour and may be given to Donna or Randy Haselton or Peggy Alexander. Thank you for helping us support these new Prince George’s County students!

Heal Our Land

Join St. George’s for a 5 minute collective praise and worship program event on November 5, 2016 at Noon.  This 5 minute prayer service is guided so that the participant sings, recites scripture passages, prays, sings and concludes with praise. Click the link to access the program:

Heal Our Land

The genesis of the project comes from concern about the political climate our nation is currently in, the violence and turmoil we are experiencing.  We know that it is imperative that we offer praise to our Lord and ask for healing of our land.

Annual Fall Regional Assemblies for the Episcopal Diocese of Washington

Episcopal Diocese of Washington

Prince George’s North, formerly known as Region 5, will begin the Annual Fall Regional Assembly for the Episcopal Diocese of Washington at 6:00 PM on November 3, 2016, at:

St. John’s, Zion Parish, 11040 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD

There will be refreshments, a message from the Bishop, a meeting for the parish wardens, and most importantly, elections.  Currently, Vestry Member Diane Clark is the Lay Representative for our region as well as convener of the meeting.  Anyone can attend these meetings and they are good way to meet and greet members of other parishes in our region. If you have questions concerning the meeting or are interested in running for Diocesan Council, Standing Committee, or any of the other open positions, more information is available on the Episcopal Diocese of Washington website:

https://www.edow.org/about/diocesan-governance/regional-assemblies/

All Saints: Service of Remembrance

You are cordially invited to

St. George’s Cemetery Annual Remembrance Service

Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.

Each year on or near All Saints’ Day, we remember all of those who are buried in St. George’s Cemetery at a Service of Remembrance. For the congregation it is a time to reflect on the stewardship we have given of the mortal remains of the loved ones of so many families, and to offer our prayers for them to God.  The service includes the reading of the names of those who are buried in our cemetery. This service is not a mournful one, but rather one that brings a quiet joy and renewed hope as we celebrate the lives of those who have died, and give thanks for the gifts they have left to us. We hope that you will join us on this holy occasion.