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St. George's Episcopal Church


Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost ~ September 19, 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

Sunday Zoom Information


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)

On the Church's Calendar

The Feast of Saint Matthew

September 21


Matthew the Apostle, also known as Saint Matthew and possibly as Levi, was, according to the New Testament, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus. The New Testament records that as a disciple, he followed Jesus, and was one of the witnesses of the Ascension of Jesus. Later Church fathers such as Irenaeus and Clement of Alexandria claim that Matthew preached the Gospel to the Jewish community in Judea, before going to other countries. Matthew is the patron saint of tax collectors and accountants.


We thank you, heavenly Father, for the witness of your apostle and evangelist Matthew to the Gospel of your Son our Savior; and we pray that, after his example, we may with ready wills and hearts obey the calling of our Lord to follow him; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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 via Zoom


10:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist Rite II with sermon -- The Rev. Marilyn Jenkins


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


Coming Up


September 16 - 7:00 p.m. Vestry Meeting


September 18 - 9:00 a.m. Kwanzaa Kitchen


September 18 - 10:00 a.m. Yard Sale


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.



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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




Mark Your Calendar for St. George's Yard Sale!

September 18, 2021

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


St. George's will host a community yard sale in the churchyard. The different ministries at St. George's are going through all of their items to see what they need to keep and what can go in the yard sale. We also invite our surrounding neighborhood neighbors to rent a table and sell their items.


Rent a Table: If you have items you want to sell - please bring them and rent a table. The proceeds are yours or can be donated. Please call 202-985-9267 or email to rent a table.


Volunteer: We need your help. Gayle Shuford has agreed to help along with our part time sexton Steven. If you would like to help please contact the Rev. Jenkins at 202-985-9267 or email



St. George's Oral History Project



Our Oral History Project took a leap forward. l We had a professional videographer in for an additional two days where we were able to interview another 10 parishioners. . All of the interviews so far have been transcribed. Everyone who interviewed did a great job and availed themselves to answer all questions! The interviewers have been fabulous in preparing for the interviews. We still have a lot of work ahead of us, but this is a work of love by everyone involved. This project is more than any of us could have imagined it to be. How wonderful to be able to preserve our amazing history contributing to our legacy. Thank you!


Our Hebrew Scripture lesson last Sunday seems appropriate for our project, "But take care and watch yourselves closely, so as neither to forget the things that your eyes have seen nor to let them slip from your mind all the days of your life; make them known to your children and your children’s children."


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



From Bishop Budde


And who is my neighbor?

Luke 10:29


I write to you in a moment of crisis, when Afghan refugees are beginning to arrive in our region. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, will land at Dulles International Airport and Fort Lee in coming weeks. Some refugees will arrive with some financial support from the US government; others will arrive with nothing. All have lost everything. 


In times like these I am reminded of something Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said on the night before he died. He was reflecting on Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan, in which, you recall, two religious leaders passed by a wounded man on the side of the road, while a despised foreigner stopped to help. King said that when the two religious leaders saw the wounded man, they asked, “If I stop to help, what will happen to me?” In contrast, the Samaritan asked, “If I don’t stop to help, what will happen to him?” 


If we don’t help, what will happen to those fleeing Afghanistan? That question is causing people across the country and in our region to do whatever they can to advocate for and prepare to welcome those desperate to escape Taliban rule. 


Several EDOW congregations have already begun organizing themselves to help in ways large and small. I am grateful for their efforts and encourage all who can to join them to do so. 


There are several ways you can help. 


·     In our region, the primary refugee resettlement agency is Lutheran Social Services National Capital Area. You can go directly to the LSS website to donate much-needed financial support or to volunteer.


·     If you’d like to join our diocesan efforts, you may contact Anne Derse, co-chair of a newly-established EDOW Afghan Refugee Response Team. Organized by our deacons, its mission is to work with LSS and others to match our desire to help with immediate refugee needs, such as shopping for clothes, helping furnish apartments, assisting families as they adjust to their new environment, all the way up to sponsoring a family for a year. The Response Team stands ready to help congregations interested in exploring refugee sponsorship.


·     Advocacy is also needed. The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations is monitoring the situation in Afghanistan and provides information and ways for us to advocate on behalf of those whose lives are in danger. You can sign up to receive Episcopal Public Policy Action Alerts for ways to effectively advocate for just and compassionate public policy.  


We’ll have more information in the coming weeks. This is both a fast-moving crisis and one filled with chaos and confusion. Thank you for being among those willing to ask the compassionate, courageous question, and like the Samaritan, to step up to help those in need.


-- The Right Reverend Mariann Edgar Budde



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 9:38-50

Topic: Sunday Bible Study

September 19, 2021 09:00 AM

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 863 9478 1138

Passcode  233923



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.








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