Welcome to St. George's!
Welcome to St. George's web site. We are glad you are visiting our site and hope you will come worship at our church. St. George's is a warm, energetic community where all are welcomed. Our motto 'shape a circle ever wider and a people ever free' is a good reflection of who we are, as is the banner outside of our church that says 'Join us around a table where all are welcome.'
Worship services of Holy Communion (also called the Mass, Holy Eucharist, or the Lord's Supper) are at 8 and 10 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Come and join us!
Ensuring St. Georges FutureYou're part of the 80% who can tell us about Ensuring St. George's Future, right? Whether you're visiting us for the first time or you want updates on where we are with ensuring our future, you can find all sorts of information in this section.
Case Statement Results of Dreamcatcher Sessions
We have made it our goal to raise $250,000 over the next four years to be put towards buildings and grounds, outreach, and spiritual development at St. Georges. If you would like to help us reach our goal, please contact our office or talk to any of our members.
As of January 2013 we have pledged $147,000 of our $250,000 goal. Thank you to everyone who has pledged already! If you have not made a pledge towards Ensuring St. Georges Future and would like to, please talk with Connie or a member of Vestry.
The March 2013 Wider Circle is now available online. You will need a PDF reader such as Adobe Reader to be able to view it.
Holy Week and Easter at St. Georges
Holy Week kicks off with Palm Sunday on March 24 and ends with Easter on March 31. Here is everything you need to know about the services.
March 24 - Palm Sunday, 10 AM. We will start our service outside as we bless the palms and process into the church, singing hymns and celebrating as we remember the time that Jesus entered Jerusalem. After the Eucharist, we will hear a reading and musical liturgy of the Passion, as performed by members of the congregation and the Anthem Choir.
March 27 - Tenebrae, 7 PM. This service, held in the chapel, is a quiet, reflective service that starts with a set of lit candles. As we move through the psalms and readings, each candle is extinguished until at the end, the chapel is in complete darkness.
March 28 - Maundy Thursday, 7 PM. We will all sit down together to share in a meal and discuss and reflect on the Last Supper before Jesus was crucified. You will break bread and share it with your neighbors in a similar fashion as Eucharist. When the meal is over, members of the congregation may participate in the washing of the feet, where they will line up to wash a persons feet and have their own washed as well. As this service comes to an end, the sacrament for Good Friday will be blessed and we will begin removing all vestments and symbols of the church from inside the sanctuary. From there we will process to the chapel, chanting hymns as the sacraments are placed in there, knowing that the crucifixion is coming for Jesus. The Maundy Thursday Watch now begins.
Maundy Thursday Watch, 10 PM - 6 AM. Could you not keep awake one hour? Come into the chapel, stay an hour, reflect on Holy Week, the upcoming betrayal and capture of Jesus, or simply keep watch over the sacraments.
March 29 - Good Friday, 12 PM & 7:30 PM. Today represents the day that Christ was crucified. This is a quiet and solemn service. At the 7:30 service there will be a reading of the Passion story, followed by communion of the reserved sacrament. If there is still any bread and wine left after everyone has taken the sacrament, you may go up again as all of the reserved sacrament must be consumed this day, This service ends with a powerful reminder that Christ has left the world, through the chalice being tipped over and laying on the altar.
March 30 - The Great Vigil of Easter, 8:30 PM. Alleluia! Christ has risen! Now we kindle the new fire of the church and light the Paschal Candle and our candles outside before processing into the hall. We listen as we are told the story of creation, the parting of the Red Sea, and other stories and reflections before we renew our baptismal vows. After the service, there will be a celebration potluck.
March 31, Easter Sunday, 8 AM and 10 AM. We continue our celebration of the risen Christ as we celebrate this Easter Sunday. After the 10 AM service, the children will want to grab their baskets and head outside to find the eggs that the Easter bunny will have left for them the night before.
We hope to see you throughout this Holy Week!
March 30 - Grounds Cleanup and Easter Eggstravaganza
Bring your gloves and some elbow grease at 9 AM on Saturday as we clean up the inside and outside of St. Georges in preparation for Easter.
10 AM is the Easter Eggstravaganza. Whether you're young or just young at heart, stop by and dye some Easter Eggs for the Easter Egg hunt on Sunday.
Monday Evenings - Zumba Gold
Every Monday evening, St. Georges hosts a Zumba Gold Class. You don't
know what Zumba is? Well
consider dropping by and trying out a class, which starts at 6:30 PM and
runs until 7:15 PM. The instructor,
is fun to work with and you will find her class very enjoyable.
As you get in shape and have a blast, you can also help support our local food pantry, Martha's Closet, by bringing in a non-perishable food item. You'll receive a discount on the drop-in class fee rate by contributing. So come try it out and have some fun!
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