Event Calendar

WELCOME VISITORS! We’d like to extend a warm welcome to our visitors today. Whether you live in our area and decided to worship with us today or if you are visiting from out of town, we offer you a warm Georgian welcome! There are visitor cards in most of the pews and we ask that you fill one out and give it to the Greeters at the door or simply drop it in the offering plate. We’d love to see you again. Our Sunday Mass is at 10am. Details are on our website, www.stgeorgesschenectady.org.

Weekday Services. Wednesdays, LITURGY OF THEWORD at 9:00am. (Bible Study is on summer break). On Fridays, LITURGY OF THE WORD at 12:00noon. Please come for a time of weekday spiritual refreshment and prayer.

Choral Matins Today You will notice that we are offering a service of Choral Matins today, rather than our planned Mass. This was caused by a slight change in clergy availability. We had planned to have a Mass today and Choral Matins next week, the day of our field trip to Johnson Hall, but it was necessary to switch them. Today is Choral Matins and next Sunday we will indeed have a Mass with hymns, albeit in a version shorter than normal to maintain our field trip schedule.

Coffee Hour Please join us for Coffee Hour in the Great Hall after the service; regulars and visitors alike, we want you all! There’s always time for a cup of coffee or tea, and maybe some goodies, with your friends and church family.

Blessing of the Animals TODAY at 3:00pm is our annual Blessing of the Animals in observance of the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, which falls on October 4th. St Francis was a great lover of animals and today, churches everywhere offer pet blessings to celebrate his humility, devotion to Christ, and love for all creatures. Bring along your favorite animal friends and join us at the West Door for a brief service of prayer and blessing.

Church History Field Trip 1 week to go! Meg has everything arranged for our planned October 9th field trip to Johnson Hall. Sign-ups are closed and our allotted spaces are filled. Next week, dress comfortably for church to be ready for our little trip, with an advance stop for lunch at Partner’s Pub in Johnstown.

Parish Outreach On October 30th, we plan to have a forum discussion planned after Mass, this one on Outreach. In our Ministry Sign-Up, Outreach was by far the most popular single ministry. In a short Forum discussion, led by Paul Smigelski, our Outreach coordinator, we’ll discuss what Outreach really is and how it fits into our mission as a church. Your ideas are welcome and will make this a fun and enlightening time. In the Great Hall; light refreshments will be provided.

Little Red Wagon Sunday/ SiCM collection Last week’s August collection of food and personal care items for the SiCM food pantry totaled 130lbs (in addition to a generous monetary contribution), making our 2022 total 1,280lbs. Hearty soups, canned & shelf-stable foods, healthy snacks, pasta and personal hygiene items are all needed on a continuing basis. Our next collection is September 11th. Thank you for supporting this ministry to our neighbors.

George Soltysiak, R.I.P. Sadly, our part-time sexton, George Soltysiak, passed away on Monday, September 25th from a cardiac aneurysm that occurred during or immediately after an open-heart surgery procedure. George worked for St. George’s for several years, in grounds maintenance and other tasks. Please pray for the repose of his soul. George will indeed be missed. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Cathedral of All Saints Capital Campaign     The Cathedral’s Capital Campaign is completing this portion of their fund-raising effort from parishes and individuals. With many thanks for your generosity, they have raised over $450,000 of their $500,000 goal for critical repairs of the cathedral structure. The campaign continues with appeals to institutional donors. Your support is always welcome https://www.givingsites.com/allsaints/

Care & Emergencies During the interregnum, here are the options for pastoral care needs: (1) Jim Wingate & Anne Duff are always available for pastoral care, home and hospital visitations and communion. Call Jim at 518-381- 9271. (2) Brian Taylor is trained in hospital chaplaincy and will respond for pastoral care and emergencies. Contact Brian (text or voice) at 912-656-0779 or email cornishanglican@gmail.com. (3) If the ministrations of a priest are needed, Senior Warden David Kennison will arrange for a priest of the diocese to respond. Call David (text or voice) at 518-320-5619 or email kentech2@nycap.rr.com. Dean Marshall Vang has also offered his pastoral assistance during this time.

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 singing throughout the world. We sing in the Great Hall on Saturday afternoons from 1-3:30pm. For schedule updates or more information, please contact Tarik Wareh or visit www.albanysacredharp.org

Bloody Mohawk: The French and Indian War & American Revolution on New York's FrontierAll on the Same Page St. George’s book club is currently exploring local history. Bloody Mohawk by Richard Berleth concerns the Mohawk River Valley in the 18th century. Join with us to learn about the diverse cultural mix of Native Americans and Europeans in the area at that time, and the deadly battles fought over control of a vital inland waterway. Rich Unger chose the title and will lead the discussion on Sunday, October 16th after church. All are welcome.

News

Annual Meeting held January 31, 2021 on Zoom:  Click for a copy of the information distributed at the Annual Meeting.  Annual Meeting Packet 2022.

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