The young people who are participating in St. George’s summer mission trip are on their way to Chavies, Kentucky, where they will be working on repairing houses this week. Please pray for their safe travel, a good week, and a safe return on June 29. And don’t forget to buy tickets for the post trip dinner on July 19!
This summer’s study on the Gospel of Luke will use the Fifty Days with Luke resource by Forward Movement, which includes a passage of the gospel to read each day, plus a reflection and questions to consider. The study will be Tuesdays from 7:00 – 8:30 pm and begins on Tuesday, June 25; the final meeting is August 13. If you’d like to participate but know you’ll be away during some of the meetings, not to worry – join in when you can and jump back in with the group when you return. There is a sign up on the church bulletin board to indicate your interest. Books are available now-see Connie or Terry Doyle to get one.
Saturday, June 29 is the very first Annapolis Pride. We would like to show our support by watching their parade and attending their festival so that they have plenty of fabulous people there. If you’re interested in going there’s a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board so that Michael Mangiapane could try to coordinate going together. The parade will start at 12 PM and run until 12:45. The festival is scheduled to run from 12 – 5 PM. If you’re interested in going, make sure to sign up or get in touch with Michael for more details.
Help us pick hymns for a special service inspired by themes and stories from the Gospel of Luke, which we will do at St. George’s on Sunday, July 28. It’s time to vote on your favorites. Ballots are available in the narthex.
The afternoon of Saturday, June 8 is the annual Capital Pride Parade and St. George’s is signed up with a spot to walk and ride in the parade. We hope that you will come down to DC and participate with us as we love to show the fun and welcoming spirit of St. George’s to the LGBTQ community in great numbers. Besides, you don’t want to miss out on seeing Josephine as our Queen of Pride! If you have any questions, please contact Michael Mangiapane at email@example.com.
Would you like to get more familiar with the gospels, learn more about the story of Jesus, and engage in conversation with others about our sacred stories? Then this summer’s study on the Gospel of Luke might be for you. We will use the Fifty Days with Luke resource by Forward Movement, which includes a passage of the gospel to read each day, plus a reflection and questions to consider. The group will gather weekly to reflect together on the previous week’s readings. The study will be Tuesdays from 7:00 – 8:30 pm from June 25 through August 13. If you’d like to participate but know you’ll be away during some of the meetings, not to worry – join in when you can and jump back in with the group when you return.
The Youth Group Mission trip June 22-29 to make houses warmer, safer, and drier in Chavies, Kentucky is almost here, which means so is the Post Trip Dinner! At the dinner, the youth group will be reliving their mission trip with you. They will share their photos and stories while providing a dinner of pasta, bread, salad, and dessert (vegan- and gluten-free options will be available). The dinner is Friday, July 19 at 6:30 pm. The suggested donation is $15 and all funds go toward trip costs. Please come out and support the youth group!
The families we help support through the Gaywood Food Program have many needs which fall outside the scope of the program; in particular, the families often request assistance with toiletries. Over the next 3-4 weeks, we will be collecting these personal items of all kinds, with a special emphasis on toothpaste and shampoo. If you can, please consider picking up some of these items the next time you’re at the store. Thank you for your generosity to the Gaywood students and families.
St. George’s supports a local food pantry run by Help by Phone, hosted at Trinity Moravian Church on Good Luck Road. The pantry is currently critically low on cereal and canned meats, particularly chicken, tuna and salmon. We ask everyone who can to donate these items as we help get the food pantry through this dry time. Many thanks for your support.
Do you have a job you love? Did you have an interesting career before you retired? Can you spare part of a day to support local students? Gaywood Elementary School is looking for speakers for their annual Career Day. The event will be held on Friday, May 24, from 9:00AM to 12:30PM (speakers are asked to arrive 30 minutes early). If this sounds interesting and you’d like to participate, or you want more information, please speak to Donna Haselton, or contact Jessica Hayes at Gaywood directly at 301-918-8730 or firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 15.