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.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! To all our mothers, mothers-to-be, grandmothers, foster mothers, and mothers who have gone before us, a blessed and joyful Mother’s Day to you all! Where would we be without you?
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.
Weekday Services. Our new weekday services are off and running. On Wednesdays, there is LITURGY OF THEWORD @9:00am and BIBLE STUDY @9:30am. On Fridays, there is LITURGY OF THEWORD @12:00noon. Please come for a time of weekday spiritual refreshment and prayer.
Little Red Wagon Sunday/ SiCM collection TODAY is our May ingathering for the SiCM food pantry. We are on a roll this year, blowing away the records of past years. Hearty soups, canned & shelf-stable foods, healthy snacks, pasta and personal hygiene items are all needed. You may also contribute a check to the ministry and place it in the offering plate. After today, next month’s ingathering is June 12th.
Save this Date! CHORAL EVENSONG will be offered on Sunday, May 15th, at 5:00pm. The ministry of the Schenectady YWCA will be highlighted with a representative from the Y coming to give a short address during the service. Half of the offering received at this service will be given to the YWCA.
Brownie Points St George’s would like to donate a baker’s dozen brownies to St Joseph’s Place, a hospitality center located at 837 Albany Street, Schenectady, across the parking lot from the SiCM food pantry. St. Joseph’s Place, run by St Joseph’s church, 600 State Street, customarily welcomes 20 or so visitors per day. There is a sign-up sheet at the back of the church if you would like to contribute one dozen brownies. If you would like to increase your donation to 2 or more dozen please put your name down as many times that
represent your intended offering.
Please bring your brownies to the Great Hall kitchen on Sunday, May 22nd for delivery to St Joseph’s Place sometime the following week. Thank you for considering participation in this small outreach project.
Save this Date Too! May 26th is Ascension Day, one of the Principal Feasts of the Church Year, alongside Christmas, Epiphany, Easter, Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, and All Saints’ Day. Ascension Day marks the occasion on which the risen Christ is taken into heaven after appearing to his followers for forty days. The Ascension marks the conclusion of Jesus’ post-resurrection appearances. It is the final elevation of his human nature to divine glory, as affirmed by the Nicene and Apostles’ Creeds. This is a day of obligation. A High Mass will be offered at 7pm.
FORUM is Coming Back! Your Vestry is making plans for a reincarnation of an old friend – a monthly Forum after Mass. Sort of like coffee hour on steroids, we hope to have different people give short talks on various subjects that may interest everyone, not necessarily religious topics. We had hoped to begin next week with rousing carols around the piano but that conflicted with the Greening of the Church, so we can only say we’ll start it soon. Stay tuned!
Pastoral 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 email@example.com. (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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rector Search Survey TODAY is the date when your Parish Survey is due for submittal. This step is crucial to our rector search process as it tells us who you think this parish really is and what we need and want in a new rector. Let your voice be heard! If you have already submitted your survey – THANK YOU! If not, please do it today. Drop your completed survey in the box on the tract table. If you forgot, all is not lost but you need to get it in immediately. In a few weeks, we will have a parish meeting to discuss the results of the survey and make plans for the next step.
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 email@example.com 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.