Event Calendar

Updated Mask Policy and other Covid restrictions: As of mid-June, the diocese has released us from any further Covid-19 restrictions.  You will not be required to wear a mask and you may sit where you like.  We do ask that you respect the wishes of those around you however.

Communion will be served in both kinds, but at least for now, we will continue to come up pew by pew as we have been doing.  You may receive standing or kneeling at the rail.  If you wish not to receive the chalice, simply cross your arms.

Welcome We would like to welcome The Very Rev Dr. Thomas Papazoglakis as our celebrant and preacher this morning.

Coffee Hour After our service today we invite all to come to the Great Hall for coffee and refreshments.

Pastoral Care & Emergencies– While Fr. Matt is away on leave, Brian Taylor will respond to calls for pastoral care and emergencies. You may reach him by text or phone at 912-656-0779 or by email at cornishanglican@gmail.com. If the ministrations of a priest are needed the Senior Warden will contact one of the clergy in the diocese.

Weekday Services Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer will continue to be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. respectively.

Shape Note Singing.  ALL are welcome to experience the joy of singing together the beautiful a cappella harmonies and stirring songs of the Sacred Harp, a tunebook and hymnal published in Georgia in 1844 and used in community singings throughout the world. We sing in the Great Hall every Saturday afternoon from 1-3:30pm.  For schedule updates or more information, please contact Tarik Wareh or visit http://www.albanysacredharp.org/.

All Souls Memorial We will be having a Requiem Mass for All Souls’ Day on Tuesday, November 2nd, at 7:00 p.m. This is an opportunity to remember and pray for all those we love who have died. If you would like to make a memorial contribution or have us pray for your loved ones, please email names to office@stgeorgesschenectady.org or place checks in the offering plate.

Save the Date Sunday, November 14, 4:00 p.m. Choral Evensong for Thanksgiving

Cathedral Evensong The Cathedral Choir of Men & Boys will offer a Choral Evensong for Our Lady of Walsingham this afternoon at the Cathedral of All Saints, 62 South Swan Street, Albany, New York. Organ recital at 2:30p.m. Service at 3:00p.m. The Rev Geoffrey Mackey, Dean of Students of Trinity School for Ministry, will be the preacher.

Cathedral Program The Cathedral of All Saints is offering a special program by author Diane Cameron entitled, The Ignatian Spiritual Exercises and the Twelve Steps of AA, next Sunday, October 24th, 2:30-4:00 p.m. For more information on this fascinating program visit the cathedral website, www.cathedralofallsaints.org or speak with Meredith Ewbank.

Theology Breakfast Join us, 11/13 at 9:30 am, for a breakfast and discussion of “Reading While Black” by Esau McCaulley an Anglican priest and Bible scholar who reflects on his own experience of reading scripture as an African American man within the black church and what that tradition has to say to the wider church.

Little Red Wagon Sunday/ SICM collection: We are currently collecting items to be distributed to the SICM food bank. Every second Sunday of the month our collection will be presented in a little read wagon at the offertory and blessed. We are taking donations of non perishable food for  our next collection on October 17th. Hearty soups, healthy snacks, pasta, hygiene items, etc. You can drop your donations at the back of the church or in the foyer of the office Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.  You may also contribute a check by placing it in the offering plate.

All on the Same Page Book Club: The members of St. George’s book club are doing some independent reading and will next convene on October 17 after Mass to discuss what they have read and begin planning the reading roster for 2022. New members are always welcome. Please contact Meg Hughes at (518) 694-1550 if you have questions.

News

Vestry member changes:  At the 2021 Annual Meeting we elected David Kennison as Senior Warden.  Jon Ewbank was elected Junior Warden.  Jeffrey Wengrovius, Margaret Hughes and Sean Albert were all elected or reelected to vestry board positions.  See Vestry page for full listing of the vestry.

Annual Meeting held January 31, 2021 on Zoom:  Click for a copy of the information distributed at the Annual Meeting.  Annual Meeting Packet 2021.

June 2020 St. George’s started live services again.  At the same time we are Livestreaming our services.