Thursday, September 23, 2021

it is the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost at St. George's Episcopal Church -- Sunday, 09-23-2021

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St. George's Episcopal Church


Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost ~ September 23, 2021


160 U Street Washington DC 20001


This Parish of the Episcopal / Anglican Church was founded in 1930 as an Episcopal Church for African Americans. St. George's witnesses to the Gospel of Jesus Christ as expressed through the Anglican Tradition. We serve as a guiding light for our parishioners as well as the larger community.  We bid you welcome in the name of the Lord! 


Priest-in-Charge: The Rev Marilyn Jenkins

Cell: 202-985-9267


Associate Priest: The Rev Yolanda Rolle


This Sunday

September 26, 2021


The Rev. Jenkins will be away. The Rev. Melanie Mullen will be here for both the 7:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Eucharists.

The Rev. Mullen is from the Presiding Bishop's office serving as the Episcopal Church’s Director of Reconciliation, Justice & Creation Care – charged with bringing the Jesus Movement to the concerns of the world. It is with great pleasure that we welcome her to St. George's.


Sunday Zoom Information


9:00 Bible Study: Will be on the same zoom ID as the 10:00 Holy Eucharist Rite II


10:00 Holy Eucharist Rite II

St. George's officially reopened for the 10:00 Holy Eucharist September 12, 2021. However, the service will also be held on zoom.


Zoom: Meeting ID: 231 601 6023

Passcode: Dragon


Dial by your location: +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)


Register now for ‘An Evening in Conversation with Episcopal HBCU Leaders’


September 29, 2021


A virtual panel discussion highlighting the importance and history of two Episcopal historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) will include Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., in conversation with the presidents of Saint Augustine’s University and Voorhees College.


Hosted by The Episcopal Church Office of Development, the webinar-style event on Zoom—from 5 to 6 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Sept. 29—will include a discussion followed by Q&A. Rebecca Linder Blachly, director of government relations for The Episcopal Church, will moderate the conversation with Curry, Clyburn, Saint Augustine’s President Christine Johnson McPhail and Voorhees President Ronnie Hopkins.


Registration is free for “An Evening in Conversation with Episcopal HBCU Leaders”; donations are gratefully received on behalf of the Absalom Jones Fund for Episcopal HBCUs, which equally supports Saint Augustine’s University and Voorhees College.

Register at

Sunday Schedule


7:30 a.m. - Holy Eucharist Rite I with Sermon -- The Rev. Marilyn Jenkins


9:00 a.m. - Bible Study with The Rev. Marilyn Jenkins and also via Zoom


10:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist Rite II with sermon -- The Rev. Marilyn Jenkins. Find us on zoom as well.


In-Person: Masks will be worn and social distancing observed.


Join us in praying

Prayers for healing and wholeness have been asked here for the names of those who need our prayers.

Add a name here.


Please help to maintain our prayer list by requesting those who have recovered and are no longer in need of special prayers for healing to be removed from the list.



DC Housing Assistance


Rent and utility

assistance when

you need it.



St. George's: If any St. Georgians want to get involved in helping with the Afghan refugees in the many ways offered through our Diocese, please contact The Rev. Jenkins at


"Eternal God, hear our prayer for the peoples of Afghanistan. "Send your Spirit, Lord, to rally the resolve of the nations of the earth to find pathways to save human lives, protect human rights, and to resolve the hardships of those seeking refuge, asylum, and safety. Hear our prayer for the peoples of Afghanistan. This we pray as followers of Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Amen." - Bishop Curry


Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing -- Weekly News Letter


Keep up with news from the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing. Click on the above link. Of note, there will be an Online Conversation with the First Five Black Women Diocesan Bishops on October 27th.


Parish Calendar

September - December



St. George's Oral History Project



A fabulous thing happened at St. George's on Wednesday afternoon. A knock at the door brought an unexpected surprise. Two art historians from Lithuania who are studying the work of our artist/sculptor who created our Stations of the Cross, our altar, pulpit, ambry, and candelabras asked if they could come in and see his work. They were in DC to specifically look at his work and St. George's was on their places to see.


They graciously gave permission for an impromptu interview. We now have more information for our Oral History Documentary.


Many thank to all who are capturing St. George's history in the oral tradition!



St. George's: If any St. Georgians want to get involved to help with the Afghan refugees in the many ways offered through our Diocese, please contact The Rev. Jenkins at



If you would like to learn more about the situation in Afghanistan, here are several resources:


·     OGR/EMM Webinar Recording: Doing Well by Our Allies: An Overview and Recommendations for the Biden Administration’s Evacuation of Afghan Allies of the U.S. Armed Forces

·     EPPN Action Alert on Resettling and Evacuating our Afghan Allies

·     EMM: Support our Afghan Allies page

·     Lutheran Social Services National Capital Area

·     Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service



Bible Study


Weekly Bible Study in Ordinary Time –  Bible Study continues via the online platform Zoom. Please join us on Sundays at 9:00 am as we explore and deepen our understanding of scriptures based on the Lectionary lessons. You don't have to know anything about the Bible - just bring your heart. We will meet virtually.


This Sunday we will study: Mark 10:2-16

Topic: Sunday Bible Study

Zoom: Meeting ID: 231 601 6023

Passcode: Dragon


Dial by your location: +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)




Outreach: Serving the Community



Kwanzaa Kitchen: Janis has been able to come up with a unique way in which we will continue to feed the hungry in this important ministry. It involves fewer than 6 people and we will pack the food to go and place it outside on tables for people to take their breakfast with them. We will continue this way until we are able to gather groups together again.








Saint George's Episcopal Church |


St.Georges DC | 160 U Street NW, Washington, DC 20001


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