Fifty Day Bible Challenge on The Gospel of John Starts February 24 If you are looking for a devotional practice of reading scripture during the season of Lent, consider joining a study of the Gospel of John. We will use the Fifty Day Bible Challenge book, reading a passage of the gospel every day along with a brief reflection, and gathering once a week to reflect together. The study will be on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm starting February 24, and conclude with the night prayer service of Compline at 8:00. It will run eight meetings, from February 24 through April 21, taking Wednesday March 31 off to observe Holy Week. If you would like to participate you can contact Terry Doyle at firstname.lastname@example.org or Connie - just let them know so we can order the books.
2021 Annual Meeting to be Held February 21 The Annual Meeting of St. George’s Church, Glenn Dale Parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington will be held on Sunday, February 21 at 10:30 am. The worship service that day will be at 9:00 am, before commencement of the Annual Meeting at 10:30. It will be held virtually via Zoom and be live-streamed from the sanctuary. There will be no virtual hospitality that day. All members of the parish who are in good standing have voice and vote at the meeting. There will be a mechanism for voting and those details will be forthcoming. The Parish Annual Meeting is our opportunity each year to talk about the state of the parish, update parishioners on our financial status, elect vestry members and parish delegates, express our gratitude to those who have served, and do any other necessary business of the church. We would like everyone’s participation.
St. George's Ash Wednesday Offerings February 17th The season of Lent begins on February 17 with Ash Wednesday. On this day we are invited to take stock of our lives and our faith and start to discern what might be necessary for renewal in our ongoing efforts to love God with heart, soul, mind and strength and our neighbors as ourselves. We do this using the ashes of previous Palm Sunday palms and by reflecting on our mortality, on true repentance, and how we might make amends for the wrongs we have done. Though it is necessary to adjust our usual rituals of Ash Wednesday because of Covid, there is still opportunity for prayer, for imposition of ashes, and for Holy Communion, as follows: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and 5:00 - 6:00 pm: Outdoor Individual Prayer and Imposition of Ashes, with Optional Holy Communion Connie+ will be available between 11 am and 1 pm and again from 5 - 6 pm for prayers outside in front of the church. Connie+ will offer imposition of ashes, or if you prefer you may make the cross of ashes on yourself. Similarly for those who would like to receive Holy Communion that option will be available, which Connie+ can serve to you or you can self-serve as you feel comfortable. You can come by anytime during these hours. 7:00 pm Zoom Service from the Chapel In addition, there will be an Ash Wednesday Evening Prayer celebrated from the Chapel at 7:00 pm, which the congregation can access via Zoom. The service will include the Litany of Penitence, the recitation of Psalm 51, and a sermon from the rector.