November 29, 2017
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.
Dear St. Georgians,

We have made changes regarding the schedule for Advent 4/Christmas Eve service from 10:00 PM to 9:00 PM this year. The Vestry discussed the issue of planning for this Advent 4/Christmas Eve which fall on the same Sunday, Dec. 24 at its' October meeting.


We looked at service records for the past 5 years to learn that the 10:00 PM has declined in attendance steadily, except last year when it was on a Saturday night.

Overall, many churches are moving their late service to an earlier time to capture more families and individuals who prefer not to go out late on Christmas Eve anymore. Hence the decision, made with Lou Carol's support (representing the choir), to move the 10:00 PM to 9:00 PM on a trial basis this year.

 The morning services are unlikely to be attended by families, who will understandably wait til the family service at 4:30. A single Advent 4 service was chosen as best option at a compromise time - 9 AM. As the choir will be coming and staying quite late, we chose spoken Morning Prayer as a simple way to complete Advent without choir. This is a one-time change as, for many years to come, Advent 4 and Christmas Eve won't fall again on the same day!
 I look forward to worshiping with you and all our visitors through the holy seasons of Advent and Christmastide.

Faithfully, Pastor Barbara

St. George's Christmas Services for this year be as follows:

Sunday, December 24th

  • 9:00 AM Morning Prayer
  • 4:30 PM Family Christmas Eve Service
  • 9:00 PM Christmas Eve Service

Monday, December 25th

  • 10:00 AM Christmas Day Eucharist Service

PLEDGE FORMS ARE DUE

Please help us continue St. George’s mission in service to God and our community by submitting your generous pledge for the upcoming fiscal year. By pledging now, we are able to adequately plan and budget our funds to meet our responsibilities. Without your pledge, our community might not be able to fully implement and manage those programs, services and benefits that we have come to expect from St. George’s parish. If you have not received your pledge card, you can obtain one at the parish office from Kelly. Additionally, forms will be available at church, this Sunday, or you can print out a pdf copy of the form by clicking here.  Just complete the form and place it in the collection plate when you come to church or bring or mail it to the parish office.

Yours truly,
The Stewardship Committee

Dear People of St. George's,

 
Since being commissioned on October 1, 2017 the Parish Profile Committee has been busy. As part of the transition process to select a new priest for St. George we have developed a survey that will tell candidates how our parish members feel God is calling our parish into its future and what we seek in a new priest to help us meet the needs of our parish in the years ahead.
 
Here is the survey link for completion by individual members by December 10. Completing the survey in one sitting should take about 30 minutes.
 
Your responses are vital to the next step in the transition process which is to create a written profile of the parish of St. George that will be available to you, posted on the parish website and available to candidates interested in becoming our new priest.
 
By adding your email address on the survey you tell us only that you responded, but your responses will be blind and not provided to anyone. If you receive your E-Tale by mail, a printed survey will be mailed to you.
 
Once you have completed your responses, press SUBMIT on the last page and your responses will be added to others. If you complete a printed survey please include your last name on the survey and either mail it to the Parish or bring it to the church on Sunday.
 
Please complete the survey and submit your responses by December 10, 2017. Your timely response will keep us on schedule and keep the transition process moving.
 
Blessings,
 
The St. George 2017 Parish Profile Committee
Mary Hobart, Chair
Sally Hale
Heidi Brocklesby
Pete Ricci
Andy Coonradt
Chris Luetzen





Parish News

Happy Birthday  wishes go out to Steve Drabkowski, Kirsten Curry, and Donna DiPaulo; and to everyone with a celebration over the next week!

 
Please sign up for Flower Memorials for January through April 2018 by January 3, 2018, when the schedule will be finalized. Lent for 2018 begins on February 14th - March 29th. There are no flowers during Lent. More details in the E-Tale below!  



Some Upcoming Events
at St. George's Church



This Saturday, December 2nd at 6:00 PM
  • St. George's Gala ~ More details in the E-Tale below.

Saturday, December 9th
  • Save the Date! Pancake Breakfast with Santa ~ 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Sunday, January 14th
  • Interested in baptism? Our next baptisms will be on January 14th
at the 10:00 AM service. Contact the parish office for more
information.

Sunday, January 21st
  • Save the Date! St. George's Annual Meeting ~ 11:30 AM


  View St. George's online calendar,  click here for your convenience.

A Message from Lorraine Wickersham:

Brian and I would like to thank Pastor Barbara, Fr. Ryan, Rev. Toneh and all our fellow parishioners for all their support and prayers during this long ordeal. I would like to extend a special thank you to Joan Cesare and Paul Joslin for being at my side during all the court proceedings. Please keep Allan in your prayers as he continues on the road to recovery. As a family we will gain strength and courage to get through the many months ahead. 

Thank you,
Lorraine Wickersham


If anyone would like to contact Allan, please see me.

Thanks, 
Catherine
This Saturday night, December 2 at 6:00 PM
Purchase your tickets online TODAY!


Contact is Laurie Ney at gala@stgeorgeschurch.org
Sunday, December 3, 2017

8 AM ~ Donna and Don DiPaulo
10 AM ~ Stephen and Tina Lightcap


Sunday , December 3, 2017

This Sunday we will be prepping and practicing
for the Christmas Pageant on Sunday, December 17th.


New book study starting this evening
at 7:00 PM with Pastor Barbara

The Children’s Ark/St. George’s
 Christmas Plant Sale

Beautiful blooms and greens are available from Taddeo’s Greenhouses and 10% of sales will benefit The Children’s Ark at St. George’s and St. George’s Outreach Program!
 
  • Pre-order forms are available at St. George’s or can be emailed to you. Email sssoldan@gmail.com to receive a form.
  • Pre-orders are due by 9 AM on December 4.
  • Please leave in The Children’s Ark mailbox outside of Kelly’s office or scan and email to sssoldan@gmail.com
  •  Pick up order at The Santa Breakfast or the church on or after 12/9/17
 
Prefer to pick out your plants in person?
Interested in a larger selection?

Head over to Taddeo’s at 2326 Saint Denis Lane, Havertown, PA on December 2-3 and mention The Ark/St. George’s.


Spread the word to family and friends to support The Ark/St. George’s and a fantastic Havertown greenhouse.

10% of sales will benefit The Children’s Ark at St. George’s and St. George’s Outreach Program. 


Pancake Breakfast with Santa

December 9, 8:30 AM-11:30 AM

Please join us for: photos with Santa, pancake breakfast with allergy friendly options, fun and reindeer games, crafts, balloon animals, face painting, and a plant sale with Taddeo’s Greenhouses!

Admissions:  $10 per adult, $5 per child, 2 and under free **All proceeds benefit The Children’s Ark at St. George’s and St. George’s Outreach Program.

RSVP: Sign up to attend or volunteer on the signup sheets on the church event board or email Sam Soldan (sssoldan@gmail.com)
 
 
Click here to R.S.V.P. directly at sssoldan@gmail.com

Greening of the Church

Please help decorate the church for Christmas on December 21 at 7 pm. 
We will be putting up wreaths, poinsettias and greens. No special skills are needed and all volunteers most welcome.

Contact is Susant LaBrake at susan.labrake@aecom.com

  Altar Flower  Memorials
and Celebrations for 2018



 
Any requests for dates between January through April 2018 must be received by January 3, 2018. Lent begins on February 14 and ends on March 29. There are no flowers during Lent. Thanks so much for your support!

~ The Floral Guild

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For your convenience please fill out one of these envelopes in Jerusalem Hall and leave in the Kelly's mailbox.   
 
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, November 29

  • 7:00 PM Bible Study - New book "Falling Upward" Richard Rohr

Thursday, November 30

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

Friday, December 1

  • Parish Office Closed
  • 5:00 PM Decorating for St. George's Gala "Under the Sea"

Saturday, December 2

  • Parish Office Closed
  • 6:00 PM St. George's Gala "Under the Sea"

Sunday, December 3

  • 8:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite I
  • 10:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II
 M onday, December 4

  • 7:00 PM Writer's Group
  • 7:00 PM AA Women's Group
Tuesday, December 5

Wednesday, December 6

  • 7:00 PM Bible Study



 
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