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.com.

Coffee Hour Don’t forget Coffee hour after Mass. Join us in the Great Hall for fellowship with friends & church family.

Event Calendar

Take this link to see the schedule of weekday services at St. George’s during Lent:  Lent at St. George’s 2024

Gift for our New Bishop— Restoration of the Pastoral Staff / Bishop Doane Crozier— St George’s Gift to the Bishop-elect on the occasion of his Consecration and Enthronement as Bishop of Albany is the restoration of the Pastoral Staff of the Bishops of Albany.  This staff has been used by all the Bishops of Albany since Bishop Doane, the first bishop of Albany.  If you would like to make a contribution towards this gift, which will be used at the consecration, please send a check to the Parish Office with “Bishop Gift” in the memo.  If you would like more information, please speak to Fr Pettigrew.

Parish Quiet Day— March 2, 2024 The newly forming chapter of the Daughters of the King will sponsor a Lenten Quiet Day.  The day will begin with a Mass and conclude with an Evensong.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.  More information will be forthcoming.

Mark your Calendars!  The Institution of the 20th Rector of St. George’s Church will take place on Friday, March 15, 2024.  This will include a Solemn High Pontifical Mass with the Bishop of Albany as celebrant and a reception.  More details will follow.

Coming up soon

Pancake Breakfast – February 11th following the Parish Mass, Join us for breakfast as we “clean out the cupboard” of all those tasty treats not for Lent.

Ash Wednesday is February 14 – Masses will be offered at 9 a.m. (Low Mass) and 7 p.m. (Sung Mass). The imposition of Ashes will be offered at both.

Parish Quiet Day – March 2, 2024  The newly forming chapter of the Daughters of the King will sponsor a Lenten Quiet Day.  The day will begin with a Mass at 11:00 a.m. and conclude with an Evensong at 3:00 p.m.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.  More information will be forthcoming.

MARK YOU CALENDARS! The Institution of the 20th Rector of t. George’s Church will take place on Friday March 15, 2024.  This will include a Solemn High Pontifical Mass with the Bishop of Albany as celebrant and a reception.  More details will follow.  Mark your calendars.

Parish Outreach

LITTLE RED WAGON SUNDAY/ SICM COLLECTION — February 11th is our next monthly ingathering of food and personal hygiene supplies for the SiCM Food Pantry.

YWCA SHELTER — March 17 is our next quarterly donation for the YWCA emergency shelter. Thank you to all who have contributed to our parish outreach. 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. At this time, the YWCA tells us they are in most need of personal hygiene items such as shampoo, conditioner, menstrual products, etc.

LOAVES AND FISHES — is a Diocesan supported feeding ministry housed at St Francis Mission, the old Grace and Holy Innocents Church on Clinton Ave. We are planning a second group trip in the new year. If you’re interested in participating in this hands on ministry opportunity please send an email to: rector@StGeorgesSchenectady.org

JAMIE TAFT continues to improve at Schenectady Center. He would love to have more visitors! Afternoons are better since he has therapy in the morning. Schenectady Center: 526 Altamont Ave, Schenectady, NY 12303, Tel: 518.346.6121. Contact Suzy Unger, 407-718-2058, if you have any questions.

Parish Life & Beyond…

Coffee Hour Hosts – The hospitality committee is looking for help providing the weekly Coffee Hour after Mass.  It’s a simple and easy way to increase our parish fellowship and hospitality.  Please speak to Sandee Hughes or Carol Gaige for more information.

2024 Giving Envelopes are available in the rear of the church for those who have previously had envelopes.  If you have not previously had envelopes, or if you need a giving number bud don’t want envelopes, please speak to Dr. Jeff Wengrovius, the Parish Treasurer.

PARISH MINISTRY SCHEDULES POSTED ONLINE — The schedule of greeter, lectors, counters, and altar guild is published online. If you are interested in serving as a lector, greeter, counter, or acolyte, please speak to Fr. Pettigrew or email him at rector@StGeorgesSchenectady.org for more information.

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 tune book 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 discussion of “Foster” by Claire Keegan on March 17, 2024 after Mass.

Subsequent books:

May 19, The Line Becomes  a River, by Francisco Cantu, suggested by Jeff

July 21, Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthoney Doerr, suggested by Louisa

September 15, Nickel Boys, by Colson Whitehead, suggested by Pattie

November 17, Holmes, Marple, Poe, by Brian Sitts and James Patterson, suggested by Wendy

Looking ahead…

DATE CHANGE! The Organ concert originally scheduled for St Patrick’s Day has been rescheduled to Sunday, June 9, 2024, the Feast of St Columba.