Mini Forum for Vestry Candidates on Sunday, February 14 at 11:30 am With the Annual Parish Meeting next weekend, we would like to offer an opportunity for the parish to meet the candidates who are running for vestry. This will happen on Sunday, February 14 at 11:30 during our regular hospitality time. Sign on to the hospitality Zoom link to hear from the candidates and match faces with names, in preparation for the vestry election at the Annual Meeting on Sunday February 21.
St. George's Ash Wednesday Details & 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. Here is the link. The service will include the Litany of Penitence, the recitation of Psalm 51, and a sermon from the rector. Or call in by phone at (301) 715 8592 and when prompted enter the Meeting ID: 954 6802 7675
Carnival Evening Prayer on February 16 at 7:00 pm It has been called “Shrove Tuesday” since the Middle Ages in Europe, or “Fat Tuesday” for those who do Mardi Gras, but in the Caribbean the day before the start of Lent is “Carnival.” Join us on Zoom as we do a special Evening Prayer service at 7:00 pm on Zoom that will incorporate music evocative of Carnival. Here is the Evening Prayer link for the zoom meeting. Or call in by phone at (301) 715 8592 and when prompted enter the Meeting ID: 992-6407-1227.
St. George's Lenten Outreach Project Please support a local Social Service agency this Lent. This year our Lenten collection is offered for the benefit of Community Crisis Services Inc. (CCSI). CCSI manages the Warm Nights Shelter, a domestic violence assistance program and a 24 hour crisis hotline. See below for a Lenten outreach calendar. It shows the offering options and has daily prayer and meditation reflections on it. We hope you use the calendar as a reminder of our Lenten outreach to support CCSI and its clients. Your donations can help many of our neighbors in Prince George’s County. A donation of 50 cents a day for each of the 40 days of Lent will provide $20 to help others, and $1.00 a day will total $40. At the end of Lent, please make your donation online at stgeorgesglenndale.org or send a check with a notation that it is your Lenten donation. If possible please return your donations by April 18.
Food Pantry Donations Collection will be Sunday February 21 The next food drive for the Bowie Food Pantry will be held on Sunday, February 21. People may bring donations to the 9 am service, we ask that you have them in bags or boxes. Another option is we invite people to drop off food to the church parking lot from 1-2pm. The Pantry is in need of non perishable food, in particular: Soups, Beans, Canned vegetables, Beefaroni, Peanut butter, Canned meats, Canned fish, Rice, Instant mashed potatoes, Granola bars, Cereal, Condiments, Pasta. They are also looking for fresh produce such as apples, oranges, onions, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and squash. You may purchase large bags of the potatoes and/or apples, and they will distribute several pieces to clients, as requested. Please remember they do not accept food donations that are expired. The Justice League thanks you for your generosity! Any questions, please contact Peggy Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org