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. Details are on our website, www.stgeorgesschenectady.org.

Weekday Services. Wednesdays, LITURGY OF THEWORD at 9:00am. On Fridays, LITURGY OF THE WORD at 12:00noon. Please come for a time of weekday spiritual refreshment and prayer.

Annual Meeting Follow-up Thank you all for participating and voting in last Sunday’s Annual Meeting. We hope you enjoyed the update on the many activities at St. George’s. Congratulations to Carol Gaige, Sean Albert and Gloria Kishton at each being elected to the Vestry for a 3-year term. Also, many thanks to Sandee Hughes and Barb Wengrovius for arranging a delicious brunch and to all the volunteers who contributed such tasty dishes and desserts. To those who voted remotely, by mail or email, we’re thinking of ways to improve things to be less cumbersome but this was a start. Next year, we hope to be able to offer a live-streamed meeting for those who cannot make it in person.

Visiting Jamie Taft We are looking for volunteers to take Jamie’s mother to Albany Medical Center for brief visits. She has been unable to see him recently and this is a way our parish can help. Contact Suzy Unger at 407-718-2058 if you want to help out”. Thank you!!

Little Red Wagon Sunday/ SiCM collection Last Sunday, we collected food and personal hygiene products for the SiCM food pantry, totaling 196lbs. This is a great start for 2023, as we hope to beat last year’s record total of 2,073lbs. It is especially important during the winter season to remember the hungry and needy in our community. Thank you to all who have contributed so generously. Our February ingathering will be February 12th.

Pillow Talk This continuing ministry supports women and children entering the YWCA emergency shelter. Normally, they have escaped from an unsafe environment and arrive with nothing. The need is great and is ongoing. By your help and donations, St. George’s made a large contribution in December and has committed to a quarterly donation. The need is for PILLOWS, TWIN SIZE BLANKETS AND COMFORTERS. Blankets and comforters may be gently used, but pillows must be new, unopened and in their original packaging. Place donated items at the back of the church. The next quarterly collection is March 12th, 2023.

Epiphany House Blessing For those who were not able to be with us on the Feast of The Epiphany, there is a basket of blessed chalk at the back of church, which you can use to mark the lintel of your home with 20+C+M+B+23. It all explained on the accompanying sheet. This is a yearly tradition, much loved throughout the world.

Candlemas Approaches! On Thursday, February 2nd , St. George’s will celebrate the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple (also traditionally known as the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary) with a Candlemas Procession and Solemn Choral Mass at 7:00pm. The Choir of St. Stephen’s Church will join us, along with some of their parishioners. Dean Vang will celebrate the Mass. Please make every effort to attend and welcome our brothers and sisters from St. Stephen’s.

Choral Evensong! Choral Evensong will be offered on Sunday, February 12th, at 3:00pm. Details to follow.

Commemoration of King Charles Martyr The Cathedral of All Saints will offer a service in commemoration of King Charles the Martyr on Monday, January 30th, at 7:00pm. Brian Taylor will be playing the service that evening.

Save the Date! Candlemas approaches! On Thursday, February 2nd , St. George’s will celebrate the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple (also traditionally known as the Purification of  The Blessed Virgin Mary) with a Candlemas Procession and Solemn Choral Mass at 7:00pm. Dean Vang will celebrate the Mass.

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

All on the Same Page Book Club Meeting The Book Club will meet after the service on March 19th to discuss the mystery novels of Anthony Horowitz. At the suggestion of Alice Polumbo, we will share our thoughts about The Word is Murder, The Sentence is Death, A Line to Kill, or The Twist of a Knife. If you didn’t draw straws at the January book club meeting, pick one or more to read! In addition to these four adult mystery novels, Horowitz is the author of many books for young people in addition, to working on such shows as Magpie Murders, Midsomer Murders, and Foyle’s War.