On Monday evenings starting this October, we will be engaging in a study of the gospel of Mark. The book is A Journey with Mark and this is another in the series of Fifty Day Bible Challenges. The idea is to read a passage from Mark each day, plus a brief reflection and questions to consider. Participants gather weekly to reflect together on the gospel message. This study begins on Monday, October 1 and concludes on Monday, November 19 and we meet from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. The books will be available starting Sunday September 23 and the sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the hallway. Sign up today!
Our ECQ book selection for September is Peaceful Neighbor: Discovering the Countercultural Mister Rogers by Michael Long. This book explores how the religious beliefs of Fred Rogers were manifest in his work and in his views on important issues of his time. This different approach to a famous man should spark an interesting discussion. Please join us- and plan to join us in October as we read Evicted, by Matthew Desmond.
The visioning team will be giving an update of where we are in the visioning process, to be held this Sunday, September 16, following each service.
The annual Blessing of the Animals Service will be held on Sunday, September 30 at the 10:00 am service. Bring your animal friends to church that day and join in the joyful praise of God in all of its sounds and forms. If you prefer an animal free service, plan to attend 8:00 am service where we will enjoy God’s creation more quietly
The St. George’s Sunday School program starts up on Sunday, September 9th at 9:00 am. There are classes for PreK/Kindergarten, Primary age, Middle School, and High School and all children and youth are invited and encouraged to participate.
As part of the next phase of the visioning process, the Visioning Team is hosting a conversation about St. George’s ministry to Children, Youth, and Young Adults, following the 10:00 service on September 9. If you are interested in the topic and would like to participate in the conversation, please come! All are invited to share your thoughts and passions about this subject.
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. 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! For a complete list of supplies needed, click on this link: https://stgeoweb.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/gaywood-school-supplies-drive-docx.pdf
St. George’s attends a Baysox game each summer and this year’s is scheduled for Saturday, August 4 at 6:35 pm. We need 20 people to get the group rate of $11 for our reserved seats. If you are interested send an email to the office — firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of the next phase of the visioning process, the Visioning Team is hosting a conversation about Outreach and Social Justice on August 12th after the 10:00 service. If you are interested in the topic and would like to participate in the conversation, please come! All are invited to share your thoughts and passions about this subject.
At our 10:00 am service on August 5, we will hold a special service that is entitled “A Service for All Seasons.” It will celebrate the various seasons of the year—both liturgical and astronomical—with Scripture readings and hymns. Think of it as being like Lessons and Carols, Morning Prayer, and a traditional “hymn-sing” all wrapped up in one. We will also share in the Lord’s table for that service.