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.
Refreshments will be served outdoors on the Great Hall patio. Please join us for a time of fellowship.
A Requiem Mass will be Said for Rogers Cheeks on August 3rd at 11am. There will be a viewing the night before at Gleason Funeral Home from 4pm-7pm. Mr. Cheeks was a longtime and faithful member of Saint George’s Church and he will be dearly missed.
Little Red Wagon Sunday/ SICM collection: Sunday August 8th. See details below.
Shapenote (Sacred Harp) singing in the Great Hall every Saturday 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. No musical or singing experience is necessary, and loaner books are available. For more information see http://www.albanysacredharp.org/.
Lammas Day: Calling all bread makers! August 1st, is Lammas Day or Loaf Mass Day. It marks the blessing of the first fruits of the harvest. We are inviting any who would like to bake bread for our refreshment hour following Mass. Sweet breads are also welcome. Contact Brian Taylor if you would like to provide a loaf.
The Stockade Art Show is being planned for 9/11 this year. St. George’s plans to once again host a café and church tours. Please save the date. If you think you might be available to assist with preparations or on the day itself, please speak with our Director of Music Ministry, Dr. Brian J. Taylor (email@example.com)
SICM Summer Lunch St George’s has once again accepted a one-week assignment from Monday, August 16th to Friday, August 20th to assist SICM in its annual summer lunch program at Wallingford Park, 5th and Congress Streets from 12:30 to 1:00. The program will operate as it did in 2020 as a “grab and go” in which children will be served from a mobile truck that will be at the site for 30 minutes. SICM suggests two volunteers per day to help hand out meals, keep children modestly distanced, and to tidy up when service is completed. A sign-up sheet is at the back of the 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 August 8th. 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.
All on the Same Page Book Club: August 15, 2021 “The Invention of Nature” by Andrea Wulf. Dr. Jeffrey Wengrovius chose this book, which is about Alexander von Humboldt, a Prussian scientist who left a life of privilege to study the natural world first-hand. He was ahead of his era and influenced many famous contemporaries, including Henry David Thoreau, Charles Darwin, and Thomas Jefferson. Known as “The Father of Environmentalism,” von Humboldt was the first scientist to document the disastrous effects of human abuse of the natural world.
Theology Book Study: In “The Challenge of Jesus”, a Bishop in the Church of England and one of the most respected Biblical scholars of his generation, N.T. Wright, poses a double-edged challenge: to grow in our understanding of the historical Jesus within the Palestinian world of the first century, and to follow Jesus more faithfully into the world of the twenty-first century. Read the book and join us for a discussion, Saturday 8/28 9:30 am
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.