Bulletin Announcement for Trinity 22 October 23, 2016

INSTRUCTION ON THE FAITH: Why do we pray for the deceased? Why do we pray for the repose of souls on All Saints Day and All Soul’s Day?

Steve will be playing today and next Sunday, October 30, while Ron Richardson is on vacation.

There will be games, a traditional cake walk, picnic lunch and time to visit with fellow parishioners. A children’s play area, plus horseshoes and bocce ball courts are next to the park site (If you have horseshoes and/or bocce balls, please bring them). The park is located east of the Beltway, I-215 at 9783 West Lone Mountain Road. Two sign-up clipboards are available on the patio. The picnic is sponsored by the ACW and the cost is $5.00 per person to help pay for the cost of the food. If you will be able to join us, please sign up so that we know how much food to prepare. A sign-up sheet is on the patio. We need three homemade cakes for the “Cake Walk.” If you would like to bake one of those cakes, please sign on the other clipboard.

Discussion continues on The Elements of the Spiritual Life. Next Wednesday we will study Chapter 5, pages 62-70. The discussion is regarding the Cardinal Virtues: Justice, Temperance, Fortitude, and Prudence. Feel free to join us. The class will continue into early November.

Acolyte training continues today between 8:00 and 10:30 services. All parishioners are welcome to attend the first part of the training to better understand why we do the things we do.


ALL SAINTS DAY (November 1st) AND ALL SOUL’S DAY (November 2)
St. George’s parish will observe the Feast of All Saints Day on Tuesday, November 1st at 5:45 pm and All Souls Day on Wednesday at 5:45 pm. Please provide the names of those deceased you would like to be prayed for on All Souls Day. Each name from the list will be prayed for by Fr. Hines and the congregation at the Mass for All Souls Day.

The Food Pantry can use some Hearty/Chunky soup, Stew, and canned goods such as Spaghetti. If anyone knows of someone in need of food, please speak with Father Hines so the food pantry can assist. Thank you so much.

As we approach Christmas 2016, our choir fund is short of cash and unable to cover the costs of our holiday expenses. Please prayerfully consider making a small donation to the choir fund. Your contributions will be used to purchase special music for Christmas and Easter and help advertise the Nine Lessons and Carols. If you have any questions, please speak with Father Hines.

The ministry of being a Greeter is more important and rewarding than you may realize. It is important to make visitors feel welcome. Just saying “hello,” asking visitors to sign the guest book, and giving them a small gift helps people feel comfortable. If you are interested in helping with this important project, please speak with Ann Whitfield.

Tuesday, November 1 All Saints Day, Evening Prayer at 5:45 pm and Mass at 6:00 pm
Wednesday, November 2 All Soul’s Day, Evening Prayer at 5:45 pm and Mass at 6:00 pm
Sunday, November 13 Stewardship In-Gathering, Sunday, November 13
Saturday, November 19 ACW Meeting
Sunday, November 20 ACW Bake Sale after both Masses
Sunday, December 11 Sunday School Christmas Pageant, after 10:30 Mass
Sunday, December 18 Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, 5:00 pm

Wednesday, October 26 Evening Prayer at 5:45 pm and Mass at 6:00 pm
Discussion Group, 7:00 pm The Elements of Spiritual Life
Thursday, October 27 Intercessory Prayer Group, Noon
Saturday October 29 ACW Annual Fall Picnic, 11:00 am, at Lone Mountain Regional Park
Sunday, October 30 Mass, 8:00 am and 10:30 am
Sunday School and Nursery
During 10:30 am Service

Bulletin Announcements for September 6, 2015

Bulletin Announcements for September 6, 2015


50/50 RAFFLE – TICKETS ON SALE! Help reduce the mortgage!  We are selling 200 tickets with two winners – each winner receives $250.00 cash. Tickets are $5.00 each and on sale today after both services.  Please see Mike and Kathy McKeag.

ST. GEORGE’S T-SHIRTS NOW AVAILABLE IN SIXTEEN DIFFERENT COLORS You can now order your T-Shirt in a variety of colors. Color samples are available on the patio.  The price is $30.00.  If you are interested, please see the sign-up sheet on the patio.

PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO LOOK AT JOHN RILEY’S BOOK COLLECTION Many parishioners fondly remember John Riley who was the organist at St. George’s for a number of years.  John passed away in 2014.  His widow, Shirley, donated his library of music history, books of sacred music, and early forms of the Mass in the Anglican tradition.  A dear friend of the parish, Earl Krueger, donated the bookcase which is located in the Conference Room.   Thanks to Earl, we can now display John’s valuable book collection. 

INTERCESSORY PRAYER GROUP MEETS EVERY THURSDAY, NOON—1:00 PM The group is open to both men and women.  If you have time in your busy schedule, this is a very rewarding and effective way to advance the Faith.

SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER ASSISTANCE St. George’s teachers generally purchase all of the supplies and snacks for the class they are teaching.  If parishioners want to assist our dedicated teachers, please donate Walmart gift cards in small denominations such as $5.00 or $10.00.   Gift cards with large amounts are not helpful because the card cannot be divided between several teachers.  If you wish to give a larger amount, please make a donation by check or cash and note on the check or offering envelope that the money is designated for the Sunday school.

CELEBRATION OF DISCIPLINE CLASS: DISCOVERING A RICHER SPIRITUAL LIFE Parishioner Kathy Ruud leads this class exploring the classic “Disciplines,” or central spiritual practices, of the Christian Faith. Class meets in the conference room each Sunday morning,9:25 am to 10:20 am & repeats on Wednesdays 7-8 pm.




Wed 9/16 or Thurs. 9/17 Adult Confirmation Instruction begins – date to be determined
Saturday, September 19 ACW Meeting, 2:00 pm at the Church


Wednesday, September 9 Evening Prayer 5:45, Mass 6:00 pm
Celebration of Discipline class 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Thursday September 10 Intercessory Prayer Group, Noon-1:00 pm
Sunday, September 13 Mass 8:00 & 10:30 am
Nursery care & Primary class at 10:30 am service
Youth Confirmation Instruction 9:25-10:20 am, Fr. Hines office.
Celebration of Discipline class 9:25 – 10:20 am
Choir Practice 9:10 – 10:00 am





It is time to make preparations for donations to the Holiday Bake Sale.  Some of you are already making jams and jellies and preparing items for the freezer.  The Bake Sale is only three weeks away! 


Stewardship Year-Round Program Begins!


DragonSlayerActing on the directive of the Bishop at last month’s Diocesan Synod, each parish in the Diocese is to provide a year-round stewardship program. Year-round stewardship, you may ask? One can get the impression in one’s mind that this is going to be a constant pitch for money. No, thankfully, not! As your Rector, I would run for the hills if this were the case. Using our time, treasure and talent we can rejoice in what God has done for us already!

Stewardship is the pathway to discipleship and I feel God has begun a good work in us by the many ways we give of ourselves to Our Lord and His Church. The Vestry and I have already formed a Stewardship committee and given it the name “The Dragon Slayers.” Ann Whitfield is the Committee Chairman. In the coming weeks, you will be receiving letters about year-round stewardship. A Bible study on stewardship is to begin the week of Sept. 8th. Please prayerfully reflect on the Scripture verse (St. Luke 6:38) listed in this week’s Bible Readings insert.

Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

Fr. Hines+

Third Sunday after Epiphany

Third Sunday after Epiphany

The Season is EPIPHANY

The liturgical color of the day is GREEN

The Collect for the Day

The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, mercifully look upon our infirmities, and in all our dangers and necessities stretch forth thy right hand to help and defend us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Morning Prayer

The Psalter (First Set of Propers)

Psalm 42 Quemadmodum.

1 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.
2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?
3 My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?
4 When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.
5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.
6 O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar.
7 Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.
8 Yet the Lord will command his lovingkindness in the day time, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.
9 I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
10 As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is thy God?
11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

First Lesson (First Set of Propers)

*Isaiah 41:8-10, 17-20

8 But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend.
9 Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away.
10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

17 When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the Lord will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.
18 I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.
19 I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah tree, and the myrtle, and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the fir tree, and the pine, and the box tree together:
20 That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of the Lord hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created it.

Second Lesson (First Set of Propers)

St. John 4:1-14

1 When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,
2 (Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)
3 He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee.
4 And he must needs go through Samaria.
5 Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
6 Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.
7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.
8 (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)
9 Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.
10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
11 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?
12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?
13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:
14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

Evening Prayer

The Psalter (First Set of Propers)

Psalm 27 Dominus illuminatio.

1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
3 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.
4 One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.
5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
6 And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord.
7 Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
8 When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek.
9 Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up.
11 Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.
12 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.
13 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
14 Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.

Psalm 134 Ecce nunc.

1 Behold, bless ye the Lord, all ye servants of the Lord, which by night stand in the house of the Lord.
2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord.
3 The Lord that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion.

First Lesson (First Set of Propers)

Isaiah 56:1-8

1 Thus saith the Lord, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.
2 Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.
3 Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the Lord, speak, saying, The Lord hath utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.
4 For thus saith the Lord unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant;
5 Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.
6 Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the Lord, to serve him, and to love the name of the Lord, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant;
7 Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.
8 The Lord God, which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered unto him.

Second Lesson (First Set of Propers)

St. John 2:13

13 And the Jews’ passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
14 And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:
15 And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables;
16 And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise.
17 And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.
18 Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?
19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?
21 But he spake of the temple of his body.
22 When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.
23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.
24 But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men,
25 And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.

Homily June 2, 2013

Fr. Gordon Hines, Rector, St. George's Anglican Church





This Homily was given on June 2, 2013


Join us for an exciting New Year with the St. Anne’s Guild ACW (Anglican Church Women). We meet on Saturdays, at 2pm at St. George’s Church and our first meeting is SATURDAY SEPT. 14, 2:00 PM.

All ladies who are members of the parish are invited to join. We are part of a much larger body of ACW’s in the diocese and national church where our Anglican Church Women are striving to reach out and engage women to enrich our parish life promoting fellowship and fund-raising for ALL parish members. The ACW works under the guidance of our church priest & diocesan bishop.

We Are a Powerful Group in the Church and actively keep things MOVING!  If you are NOT on our ACW email list, please contact one of our officers so we can keep you in the know, even if you are unable to make a meeting!

PRESIDENT:  Patty Earhart (Tel 646-5960)   pearhart2@embarqmail.com

TREASURER: Cindy Turner ctee817@aol.com (Tel. 240-3340)

SECRETARY:  Kathy McKeag (Tel 646-3462)   mckeagsest03@aol.com



St. Anne’s Guild is very interested in your ideas about the upcoming season.  A survey is enclosed in this bulletin.  Please take the time to respond to the questions and leave your comments on the table at the back of the church.

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