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.
Welcome Back! Our celebrant today is our former Rector and good friend, The Very Rev. Marshall J. Vang. Dean Vang was the 16th Rector of St George’s and later the Dean of the Cathedral of All Saints. He has graciously agreed to assist us on Sundays, as is possible, and we are delighted to again have him with us.
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.
Cathedral Presentation TODAY, at 2:30pm, there is a very special event at the Cathedral of All Saints. Dr. Arthur Bahr will be presenting a talk entitled “Biblical Catastrophe and Courtly Love”, presented for the benefit of the Cathedral, focusing on the homiletic poem Cleanness which references the biblical stories of Noah and the Flood, Sodom and Gomorrah, and Belshazzar’s Feast, as well as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.. There are flyers about this at the back of church on the tract table. Dr. Bahr is an Associate Professor of Literature at MIT, a renowned medievalist and the son of our parishioner Meredith Ewbank. His talk promises to be fascinating and enlightening.
Weekday Services. Wednesdays, LITURGY OF THEWORD at 9:00am. (Bible Study is on summer break). On Fridays, LITURGY OF THEWORD at 12:00noon. Please come for a time of weekday spiritual refreshment and prayer.
Choir on Summer Break After a brilliant church year of enhancing our worship with glorious music, the choir begins a well-earned summer break after today’s service. Our loving thanks to them for their never-ending efforts and for their dedication and talents. We are already waiting for their return in September!
Little Red Wagon Sunday/ SICM collection Thank you for the wonderful ingathering of food and toiletries at the June collection for the hungry in our community. Hearty soups, canned & shelf-stable foods, healthy snacks, pasta and personal hygiene items are all needed. This Outreach ministry continues to set new records. Our June offering totaled 168lbs of food and personal care items, bringing our yearly total to 1048lbs. You may also contribute a check to the ministry and place it in the offering plate. Thank you for your continuing generosity. Our next ingathering is July 10th.
Fr. Lehmann Fr Richard Lehmann has had a downturn and is in Albany Med for more surgery. He should be back in rehab in 2 weeks but possibly not the same rehab facility. Your cards have been gratefully welcomed and mean a lot to him, but if you do send a card or a note, please send it to his home address at 2323 Curry Rd, Schenectady, 12303. The GoFundMe page is still active, should you want to help them with medical expenses. https://gofund.me/90b220e8. Thank you for any help you can offer.
Cathedral of All Saints Capital Campaign The Cathedral of All Saints is in the midst of a major Capital Campaign to raise funds for long-needed repairs to the building structure. Built in 1872, our Cathedral is the first purpose-built cathedral in the Episcopal Church, designed in the Gothic Revival style of medieval English cathedrals. Spanning three centuries, it is a jewel that has served this diocese well. Every church member and every parish in the Diocese of Albany has a part in this beautiful and holy building. It is not “their church” but “our church” and it now needs our help. Go to this site for more information and please make a contribution towards keeping our grand lady alive. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (3) If the ministrations of a priest are needed, Fr. Richard Lehmann has offered himself. Contact him (text or voice) at 518-369-7924 or email email@example.com.
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 every Saturday afternoon from 1-3:30pm. For schedule updates or more information, please contact Tarik Wareh or visit www.albanysacredharp.org
All On the Same Page Is the world ruined? Not quite, says famed naturalist Jane Goodall. But it would help if our species would smarten up and do better by our natural world. Join the St. George’s book club in reading The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times. It is a series of interviews of Jane Goodall, an 88-year-old British scientist who gained fame for her work with chimpanzees 60 years ago in Africa. She continues to earn accolades and awards for her work worldwide. The discussion will be July 17 in the Great Hall after church. Joyce Cockerham will lead the discussion. Meg Hughes can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
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.