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.
It’s September and that means the Season of Creation has made its return. This year, we observe the Wisdom cycle and feature a different aspect of creation each week.
When you attend services this month be sure to take a close look at the new altar frontal, which was created by the children of St. George’s with the coaching and inspiration of Charlotte Colvin. You can see the images the children created for the various weeks of the month.
All children and young people are invited to be at church by 9:55 AM on Sunday mornings during the month of September, the Season of Creation. There will be a Children’s Procession each Sunday of this season, in which the children follow the acolytes in procession and bring objects up to the altar that connect to our theme each week, the theme for each Sunday are as follows:
- 4 – Ocean Sunday
- 11 – Storm Sunday
- 18 – Cosmos Sunday
- 25 – Animal Sunday
September 4 is Ocean Sunday to celebrate life in the seas and all our waterways. Then in the second week, we mark Storm Sunday on September 11. September 18 is Cosmos Sunday to honor the Cosmic Christ of the universe. And we end the month with September 25 and the blessing of animals on Animal Sunday.
With special regard to Animal Sunday, we are most welcome to bring four-legged friends to church for the 10:00 AM service for the Blessing of Animals. Note that it is a Sunday service this year rather than being held on Saturday. At the same time, we can also do a blessing in proxy for your animals you may choose not to bring to the service. Note: The 8:00 AM service will NOT include an animal blessing. So bring your furry creatures to the later service, only.