School started this week and St. George’s annual school supplies drive for for Gaywood Elementary School is winding down, but there’s still time to participate! We’re collecting 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 Post-Its, as well as printer paper for the teachers, and hand soap, hand sanitizer, and tissues. Donated items should be placed in the red tub in the narthex. Thank you for supporting the students of Gaywood!
Starting on Sunday, July 24, members of the St. George’ s Pastoral Care Team will start offering quiet prayer in the Chapel in between services with anyone who would like it. Our pastoral care team is a group of your fellow parishioners who support Connie+ in reaching out to our community. The team includes Josephine Ross, Terry Doyle, Margaret McHale and Mary Frances Bruce. We know that in the bustle of Sunday mornings, sometimes there’s no time for a quiet moment of prayer with someone who can listen. We are blessed to have our historic chapel available to us, a lovely space that invites calm and provides a respite. Each Sunday the chapel will be open from 9:15 AM to 9:45 AM if you wish to talk to a pastoral care team member for support and private prayer. Whether you have a burden you wish to share, or you want prayers for grace and strength, the chapel door will be open and you’ll find a member of the team available. If you just want a prayer and prefer not to discuss your concern that is an option as well.
Many children get free or reduced cost breakfast and/or lunch at school so when school is out in the summer, the Help by Phone Food Pantry is especially busy. Currently the pantry is in need of a number of food items, including bread, 2 lb bags of rice, spaghetti sauce, chicken soup, cereal (Cheerios are popular!) , and Jello mix. Donations can be left in the blue tub in the narthex. Thank you for helping St George’s to support this important ministry.
At approximately 11:15 AM, following our 10:00 AM service this week, we’ll be hosting an indoor Pot Luck Picnic in Miller Hall to join in fellowship and welcome the Soul Searchers choir before their 11:45 AM performance of PRODIGAL The Musical.
Please bring a dish to share that fits the picnic theme – main dishes, sides such as potato salad, green salad or fruit salad fit the bill, as do desserts like cookies and brownies – anything that brings that summertime vibe indoors with a variety of BBQ and Picnic style items.
If you have any questions about what to bring for the Pot Luck Picnic or the show in general, feel free to contact the office or ask Connie+.
Thanks and we look forward to seeing you all for the Pot Luck Picnic and the Soul Searchers performance this Sunday!
Join us for A Journey with Luke, The 50 Day Bible Challenge starting this week during the Adult Education hour at 9:00 AM on Sundays. For seven weeks beginning today, we will read passages from Luke, meditations, and prayers and then discussed what we have experienced for the following seven Sunday mornings. The books have been ordered and will be provided. Should you wish to make a donation for a book that would be appreciated but not required. So come a take a summer journey with Luke and friends!
On Sunday, June 26, the Outreach and Social Justice Committee is holding a Bread Sunday in support of the food pantry sponsored by Help by Phone. The committee asks that you bring a loaf of bread, or two or three or more, on that Sunday and place it in bins located in the Narthex. If you have any questions, please see either Donna or Randy Haselton. Thank you for your support.
Also, the next Outreach and Social Justice Committee meeting will be Tuesday, July 5, instead of July 4.
Just a quick reminder there will be no Bible Study this Wednesday, June 1, 2016. The class will resume the following week, June 8, 2016.
Also, there is an Outreach Committee Meeting next Monday, June 6, 2016 at 7:00 PM.
Finally, beginning Sunday, June 5, 2016, we are adding Hospitality and Fellowship following the 8:00 AM Sunday Service on a monthly basis, starting this Sunday and continuing on the first Sunday of each month. Everyone is invited to join us in Miller Hall following the service, for coffee and other refreshments. Or, if you’d like, feel free to arrive an hour prior to our 10:00 AM service to better acquaint yourselves with our 8:00 AM regulars. This is just another of the many opportunities we at St. George’s have to draw closer as a community. Many thanks to Jay and Tasha Tobias of the Open Door Team for setting it up and providing the food this week!