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 Mass. Join us in the Great Hall for fellowship with friends & church family.
Coming up soon…
Evensong for Thanksgiving, November 12 at 5:00 p.m. The choir of St Stephens Episcopal Church will join the St Cecilia Choir of St George’s to offer a Choral Evensong. Music will include the Evening Service in A by John Blow and the anthem Old 100th by Ralph Vaugh Williams. The mission focus of this service will be the YWCA or North Eastern New York. Executive Director Kim Siciliano will address the congregation during the service and half of the offering received will go to the YWCA.
Little Red Wagon Sunday/ SiCM collection November 12th is our monthly ingathering of food and personal hygiene supplies for the SiCM Food Pantry. We’ve been setting a blistering pace in 2023, all due to your devoted generosity. So far this year we have provided 2,598 lbs to the hungry in our community, exceeding our 2023 goal of 2,500 lbs.
YWCA Shelter— December 10 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— On October 21st a group of Georgians went to Albany to volunteer at the diocesan supported feeding ministry housed at St Francis Mission, the old Grace and Holy Innocents Church on Clinton Ave. It was a blessing to all who were able to attend and we’re planning a second group. If you’re interested in this hands on ministry opportunity, a sign up sheet is available in the back of the church or email 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…
Join a Creative Advent Endeavor! If you have a steady hand and an eye for color, your help is needed! A few rough winters have badly damaged the church’s old nativity figures and they are being retired from outdoor use. Still, they are too precious to consign to the trash heap. The plaster statues are being mended and will eventually grace our coffee hour space. If you are interested in a painting party to help add the finishing touches, please see Meg Hughes. She has a sign up sheet and will be scheduling a fun group effort during the first week of Advent in December. You can give Meg a call at 518-694-1550 or see her after church!
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 next Book Club meeting is November 19 in the Shaw Lounge following Mass. The selected book is Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver. This Pulitzer-prize winning novel is a page-turning adaptation of David Copperfield, set in contemporary Appalachia. All are warmly welcome!