January 31, 2018
St. George's mission is to share together God's work in our lives through liturgy
and sacrament, through joyous and caring fellowship,
and through courageous and compassionate engagement with the world.
A Word from the Warden

We recently received news that our Parish Profile was approved by the Diocese. Well done Profile Committee! Please click here  to read this important report. The profile will be available for all prospective rector candidates to study.

The discernment phase of the transition process will begin now. Our Discernment Committee is made up of the following people: Doug Stuart, co-chair, Stephen Lightcap, co-chair, Ed Brocklesby, Chris Butto, Cathy Hetznecker, Stephanie Krouse, Janet Reddin, Pete Ricci, Bryn Thompson, and Nina Wickersham. Please understand that the committee must do their work in strict confidence and will give us updates on a timely basis. Please keep the committee in your prayers as they as they begin this critical work.

~Catherine Stuart

Dear St. Georgians,

Save the dates!   Lenten Wednesday Evening Suppers with worship and study/discussion at St. Georges begin Wed., February 21st at 6:30 PM. Simple soup/salad or pizza suppers followed by a group discussion then compline. 
Plan to make time for this Lenten tradition as we come together to deepen our faith and observe a holy Lent.

Lenten Quiet Morning - Saturday, March 3, 9:30 AM - Noon. Take time out for a morning of reflection, meditation and prayer.

Faithfully,

Pastor Barbara

Parish News
E-Tale Update

During the coming weeks, until our new Parish Administrator, starting February 12th, can learn the systems of the office, please check our website page "What's Happening" for updates on parish activities. The E-Tale will be back shortly!


Happy Birthday  wishes go out to Ian Walsh and Steve Krouse, John Lightcap and Jeff Jaquith; and to everyone with a celebration over the next week!



Some Upcoming Events
at St. George's Church


Friday, February 2nd

  • Rob Voyle, a pastor to pastors - speaks on Forgiveness at St Asaph's, Bala Cynwyd on Friday, February 2 at 7 PM. To register, click here. 

This Sunday, February 4th

  • Super Bowl Party at St. George's at 6:00 PM as St. George's. More details in the E-Tale below. Join Us!

Saturday, February 10th

  • Good Works Volunteer Opportunity. More details in the E-Tale below.

Tuesday, February 13th

  • Come join us for our annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner!
5:00 PM -7:00 PM. More details in the E-Tale below.

Wednesday, February 14th

  • Ash Wednesday Services at 12:00 PM and 7:30 PM

Wednesday, February 21st

  • Lenten Wednesday Evening Suppers at 6:30 PM begins. More details in the E-Tale above.

Saturday, March 3rd
  • Lenten Quiet Morning 9:30 AM - Noon. Take time out for a morning of reflection, meditation and prayer.

Sunday, March 18th

  • MO’ MANNA after 10:00 AM Sunday Service. More details in the E-Tale below.
  View St. George's online calendar,  click here
for your convenience.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

8 AM ~ Jim Burns
10 AM ~ Bryn Thompson
February 4, 2018

This Sunday is we will not have Sunday School
due to Youth Sunday

Floral Guild Update

 
We have received only a few notifications through Sign Up Genius for flower memorials this year. Because we are currently in the process of bringing on a new parish secretary, I will be taking over flower scheduling, at least in the short term. Could you please email me at slabrake@wetlandsandecology.com if you want to sign up to have flowers placed on any or all of the altars this year? Please note this is a new email address. The cost of flower memorials remains the same as in past years, $45 for the main altar and $35 for St. George’s; payments can be submitted to the office. 
 
The following dates/altars are unavailable for flowers this year:
 
February 11 (main and St. George’s)
February 18 through April 1 (Lent through Easter Sunday)
July 1 (main)
September 12 (main)
November 4 (main)
December 2 (main)
 
If you have any questions, please let me know. 
 
Thanks so much,
 
Susan LaBrake
 

Super Bowl Party
Sunday, February 4 at 6:00 pm

Enjoy a large screen Super Bowl game in Jerusalem Hall

COME ONE, COME ALL!

Come and enjoy the commercials, and the game,
with your pals at St George's!

Bring munchies, libations, dips, crock pots, etc. to share with all.
The fun will be just being together; adults, kids, and everyone in between!
 Fly Eagles, fly!

Good Works Workday in Phoenixville Saturday, February 10, 2018

Please consider participating in St. George’s next Good Works Day in Phoenixville on Saturday, February 10th.  We will carpool from church at 7:45 am and will be back around 4 p.m.  Building skills are a plus, but not required – you’ll be assigned a task that matches your ability and our team be guided by a Good Works leader throughout the workday. Sign up sheet on Outreach bulletin board.

Annual Shrove Tuesday
Pancake Dinner!


Join us on Tuesday, February 13th
from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

$5 adults ~ $15 for a family ~ Under 5s free

Mardi Gras King Cake available for $1 a slice!
Sign up at church or email SarahFarnsworth at  sfarnsworth@dca.net


MANNA: FOOD FOR A JOURNEY
 
That is one interpretation of how the Bible defines manna. Food that was provided to the Israelites to nourish them for their journey through the desert. For you and I manna is food, and much more. It is a gift we can provide for those In need for their life journey.
 
Here at St. George’s we have been creating our own version of manna to meet the needs of the homeless in our area. You have contributed your loose change to fund the bags of manna that our parishioners share with the homeless they encounter where they live and work.
 
This year during Lent we want to create even more manna...
MO’ MANNA ...and we are counting on you to lend a hand.

Here’s how:
 
     Collect loose change and bring it to St. George’s to fund MO’ MANNA items
 
     Contribute items on the manna items list (as requested by clients)
  •                       New white men’s tee shirts (size Large)
  •                       New pairs of men’s white socks
  •                       Juice boxes
  •                       Ramen noodle packets, peanut butter crackers, granola bars
  •                       Toothbrushes
  •                       Travel-sized toothpastes, mouthwash, dental floss
  •                       Travel-sized bars of soap
  •                        small tubes of hand cream
  •                        Small combs
  •                        Small packs of bandaids, hand sanitizer wipes         
 
     Bring your contributions (cash and items) to St. George’s by March 11
 
     MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR MARCH 18 when all parishioners (adults and children) are encouraged to gather after the 10 AM service to create manna bags
 
MO’ MANNA on MARCH 18 is a Lenten service project of the St. George’s Outreach Committee. Your family’s participation will ensure that manna will be available for the life journey of those in need. Please join us!
 
Questions? Contact Mary Hobart at mmhobart@gmail.com .
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Instant Church Directory Online


Our church directory is available to view on your mobile device! Instant Church Directory - the program we use to build our church directory - has a free app for church members to download on their Apple, Android and Kindle Fire devices.  

To download free the app to your Apple device,   click here .

To download the app to your Android device,   click here .

To download the app to your Kindle Fire,   click here.

You will be asked to enter in your email address as it's listed in our directory. If your email address isn't listed in the directory, let Kelly at the parish office know so it can be added. Once you enter your email address, you will receive a password. 
 
You will receive one password per device. For example, you will need to register both your iPhone and your iPad. Entering the password starts the download of the directory to your device, and once it has completed you will be able to search for families and members to call, email or text right from the app.

More information can be found at

CALENDAR

Wednesday, January 31


Thursday, February 1

  • 6:00 PM Bell Choir
  • 7:00 PM Boy Scouts
  • 7:30 PM Choir

Friday, February 2

  • Parish Office Closed

Saturday, February 3

  • Parish Office Closed

Sunday, February 4

  • 8:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite I
  • 10:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II
  • 6:00 PM Super Bowl Party at St. George's

 M onday, February 5

  • 7:00 PM Writer's Group
  • 7:00 PM AA Women's Group
Tuesday, February 6

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Career Wardrobe
7:00 PM Vestry Meeting

Wednesday, February 7




 
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Ardmore, PA 19003
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