Check in for news about Sunday Services. We'll be offering them online. Connie will be sending the details for Sunday Worship. So be on the lookout for an email regarding this.
Virtual Evening Prayer Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00 PM
We will be holding a short virtual Evening Prayer Service twice weekly on Tuesday and Thursday evenings using the Zoom platform. This will be a time for evening prayer, time to touch base with one another, to share our prayer intentions socialize. We hope to record the service so you can access it anytime.
Here is how it works: you can join with your computer or a smart phone. The link to use each time is https://zoom.us/j/113669011. You also may be asked for the meeting ID: 113 669 011.
You can also dial in by phone. Call: +1 301 715 8592 and when prompted enter the nine-digit Meeting ID: 113 779 011. You do not need to enter a participant ID when you use the phone. Questions? Contact Terry Doyle TerrenceDoyle@msn.com or call (301) 503-5389.
Parish Retreat Plans Change. In light of the coronavirus pandemic and Bishop Mariann’s moratorium regarding church gatherings, we cannot go forward with our planned parish retreat. The retreat team will investigate possibilities for a future retreat and will let you know as our research evolves. If you have already made a retreat payment, contact Mary Frances Bruce (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ed Neuschler (email@example.com) to arrange your refund. In the meantime, we will be in touch electronically with “retreat in place” ideas to help us navigate this trying time. In spirit, let us be mindful that we are all connected as one!
Prayer Requests for This Sunday and Beyond You are invited to share your prayers and petitions for our world and for one another for our Sunday worship, to be incorporated into the Prayers of the People. What are your prayers?
The church commends us to pray in these six areas: For those in positions of authority…. For the welfare of our community, our families and friends … For those who are most vulnerable in our midst … In thanksgiving for one another, and for all of those who reach out to us and to others who are in need … for healing in mind, body and spirit … for those who have died ... If you would like your prayers to be part of the service this Sunday, March 22, please send them to Terry Doyle at TerrenceDoyle@msn.com by 4:00 PM Saturday, March 21.
Also, you can always call or email Roseann at the office with your prayer request information. 301-262-3285 firstname.lastname@example.org
Online Prayer Resources In this time when we can't be together for prayer, there are any number of online prayer resources. Two that members of St. George's have particularly found meaningful Pray as you Go, which is a 10-15 prayer with music, scripture, and reflection, and Mission St. Clare, which does the Daily Office, prayers from the Episcopal tradition one can do at home or in community at different times during the day.
Holding on to the Silence is a resource for brief prayers several times a day. For the printable pdf versions click on the appropriate spaces.