October 11, 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,

 Thanks to all who brought their pets - especially given the rain - on Sunday last! 

This was a memorable St. Francis' Day for me and I hope, for you, too. Loved the many canines of every possible description, lone kitty and two St. George's dragons!

This Sunday, we make our pledges for 2018 to this beloved parish. Please give thought to your promise
of support for the year to come and remember to
bring your card to place in offering this
Commitment Sunday. 
In Faith,
Pastor Barbara 

Parish News

Happy Birthday  wishes go out to Doug Stuart and Ashley Gagliardi; and to everyone with a celebration over the next week!

Happy Anniversary  wishes go out to Joe and Elizabeth Hale; and Laurie and to everyone with a celebration over the next week !  

We are in need of readers for the 10:00 AM Service. Please contact Ray Beckey if you are available to be on the schedule. Email Ray at rpbeckey@comcast.net

Some Upcoming Events
at St. George's Church

Saturday, October 14th
  • Good Works ~ More details in E-Tale below.

Sunday, October 15th
  • Volunteers needed for this year's Gala Event. Meeting after 10:00 AM Service. More details in the E-Tale below.

  • Derron LaBrake is replacing the Ladies Room toilets after church More details in the E-Tale below.
Monday, October 23rd
  • Learn more about Seaman's Institute of Philadelphia. More details
in the E-Tale below.

Saturday, October 28th
  • Trunk or Treat ~ More details in E-Tale below.

Thursday, November 2nd
  • The All Soul's Day service at St. George's 7:30 PM. More details in E-Tale below.

Saturday, November 8th and November 14th
  • Fall Clean Up Days ~ More details in E-Tale below.

Saturday, December 2nd
  • 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

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


Commitment Sunday is this Sunday, October 15. Please help us continue St. George’s mission in service to God and our community through your generous pledge. If you have not received your pledge card, you can obtain one at the parish office from Kelly. Additionally, forms will also be available at church, this Sunday or you can print out and complete a pdf copy of the form by clicking here. 

Yours truly,
The Stewardship Committee
Contact Laurie Ney for more information at gala@stgeorgeschurch.org
Ladies Restroom Renovations
Derron LaBrake is replacing the Ladies Room toilets after church this Sunday, 10/15 and needs one or two people to assist him. No experience necessary! 

Please email Derron LaBrake at dlabrake@wetlandsandecology.com  if you can help. Thanks so much!

Getting to Know You!

As we begin another year of parish services and unforgettable events we have an opportunity to get to know each other better. One helpful way to introduce ourselves as long-time parishioners, newcomers and Pastor Barbara… is to wear a name tag when we are at St. George's. Starting this week name tag blanks and pens will be available. Look for the yellow sign and sample name tag on the sofa table in Jerusalem Hall …and thank you! For you enjoyment click here :)

Capital Campaign Update

At the end of September the campaign figures are:
Commitment: $ 222,002 . We have reached and surpassed our campaign goal of
$ 220,000!  This total is composed of 77 individual commitments. We celebrated this milestone at a special coffee hour on October 1st. Thanks to all of our parishioners for this outstanding support.

Received: $ 178.031.34  Please be sure to keep your pledge up to date according to the schedule that you specified on your commitment card.

Spent: $ 171,997.06  These funds have been used to pay for:
  • Campaign expenses
  • Repayment of loans for rectory and church boilers
  • Ark projects: air conditioners, repair to roof, interior and exterior walls
  • Church overhead fans
  • Kitchen and dining room renovations
  • Outreach: St. Mary's, Ardmore Community Kitchen 
Sunday, October 15, 2017

8 AM ~ Joan Cesare
10 AM ~ TBA

Sunday , October 15, 2017

Primary – Sam Soldan
 Intermediate – Vicki Strickland


  • Would you like to learn more about our Outreach to sailors in the
port of Philadelphia?

  • Would you like to learn to knit (or brush up on your skills)?

  • Would you like to enjoy a light lunch and some good fellowship?


PLEASE COME:  Monday, October 23, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Jerusalem Hall

BRING:  Nothing but yourself

Yarn, needles, and instructions will be available to get you started.

If unable to attend but still interested, call Pleasants Tinkler (610) 341-9282
or email at   jdtinkler@verizon.net

On Saturday November 4 th and 18 th , 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. This year we are going to divide our traditional fall clean up day into two, as we have a lot to do this fall!

On November 4 th I would like to remove two small dead/dying trees from the church grounds – the acer in the bed by the Darby Road entrance, and the cherry tree growing near the massive holly on the corner of the parking lot and Sulgrave Ave. I would also like to do some hedge trimming of a couple of yew and Japanese holly bushes.

On November 18 th I would like us to tackle the Rectory courtyard garden, which has become very overgrown. There are some saplings to take down but most of the work will involve pulling down and digging up vines, and chopping up the yard waste so that it can be disposed of.

I will provide coffee and doughnuts on both occasions, but we will need yard waste bags, trash cans for yard waste if you have them, extension cords for power tools, chainsaws, hedge trimmers, clippers, gardening gloves, pole saws etc.

There will be assign up sheet in the dining hall starting this Sunday, but please feel free to email me on sfarnsworth@dca.net or phone me on 610-446-6226 if you have any questions.

October Cereal Collection
For The Ardmore Pantry


Located at St. Mary’s Church in Ardmore, the pantry provides our neighbors with grocery essentials. Cereal is an item that is always needed.
 No extra large boxes, please, due to limited space.
Let’s help fill the shelves.

Calling All Ghouls and Goblins…

Come on out to the annual Trunk or Treat at St. George's Episcopal Church parking lot. It is a fun and safe way for the kids to celebrate Halloween.

Saturday, October 28th, 2017
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
St. George's Parking Lot

Decorate your trunk or hatch and hand out treats to ghouls and goblins big and small. There will be treats, face-painting, music, a prize for best-decorated trunk, and fun for all. Be on the lookout for a sign-sheet in Jerusalem Hall.

For more information, contact Vicki Strickland at  vickip73@gmail.com call 484-620-2330  


  • The All Soul's Day service at St. George's will occur on Thursday,Nov. 2, at 7:30 PM. The choir will sing an Evensong service with responses by William Byrd, canticles by Orlando Gibbons, and an anthem by Franz Schubert, the "Credo" from his Mass in G. The service will begin in the Memorial Garden.

  • The choir has a lot of fun learning a variety of music of many different styles and time periods, and I do take suggestions for repertoire from all. Our 4 professional singers are all returning to sing at St. George's, and they will provide excellent support and continuity, along with our excellent regular volunteers. Come give us a try, and perhaps commit to a few Sundays. 

Please contact Lou Carol Fix at LCFix@moravian.edu with any questions or need more information.

Good Works Workday in Phoenixville
This Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Outreach Committee extends sincere thanks to
this Saturday’s team members:

Jason Bullock
Jim Burns
Steve Drabkowski
Sarah Farnsworth
Roland Noreika
Al Revell

Good Works, Inc. is a Christian non-profit organization which exists to improve the living conditions of low-income families in Chester County. Services to make homes drier, safer, and warmer are offered at no cost with the help of volunteers like us. 

For more information about Good Works, Inc. visit www.goodworksinc.org

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

  Altar Flower  Memorials
and Celebrations for 2017

Any requests for dates between May and the end of August have to be received by April 20th, and any requests for dates between September and the end of December have to be received by the August 24th. Thanks so much for your support!

For your convenience  click here  to reserve online or contact the parish office. 
  "All the Places You Will Go"
Visited some Episcopal parishes in your travels? If you kept the service leaflet please add it our "Travelers' Collection" on the bulletin boardin Dining Hall! Pastor Barbara has posted St George's, Venice from her trip there last march.

Wednesday, October 11

  • 7:00 PM Bible Study with Pastor Barbara

Thursday, October 12

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

Friday, October 13
  • Parish Office Closed

Saturday, October 14

  • Parish Office Closed
  • 7:45 AM Good Works carpool leaves St. George's
Sunday, October 15

  • Commitment Sunday      

  • 8:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite I
      10:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II

  • Derron LaBrake will need helpers replacing toilets after services
  • Gala 2017 Meeting after 10:00 AM service
  • 7:30 PM Haverford Guild of Craftsmen

 M onday, October 16

  • 7:00 PM Writer's Group
  • 7:00 PM AA Women's Group
Tuesday, October 17

Wednesday, October 18

  • 7:00 PM Bible Study with Pastor Barbara

1 W. Ardmore Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
ph: 610-642-3500
fax: 610-642-4676