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.
Coffee Hour Don’t forget Coffee hour after the Mass, alas without pancakes this week. Wasn’t that fun last Sunday? Come to the Great Hall for chat time with your friends and church family.
Weekday Services. Our normal Wednesday weekday liturgy will be held this week 9am.
Little Red Wagon Sunday/ SiCM collection May ingathering totaled 180lbs of food and personal hygiene products for the SiCM food pantry. This brings our 2023 total-to-date up to 997lbs – another big step towards our 2023 goal to exceed last year’s total of 2,073lbs. Now that the summer is nearly here, school vacations will begin and this means no school breakfasts and lunches. Food pantry items are needed all the more during this time. Thank you to all who have contributed so generously. Next month’s collection will be June 11th
Pillow Talk Thank you also for last Sunday’s generous donations for the YWCA emergency shelter. This continuing ministry supports women and children who have escaped from an unsafe environment and arrive with nothing. The need is great and is ongoing. 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 ingathering will be June 11th.
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, 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 email@example.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 The Book Club will next meet on May 21st in the Shaw Lounge after Mass. We have Lea Crow to thank for submitting the novel “The Dictionary of Lost Words” by Pip Williams for our consideration. A lyrical exploration of the power of words, it is recommended for anyone who enjoys reading.