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St. George's Episcopal Church

Seventh Sunday of Easter ~ May 24, 2020

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

Turning Toward the Future with Caution and Hope

Bishop Budde, along with Bishop Sutton of Baltimore and Bishop Goff of Virginia, have provided guidance to the parishes in their respective Dioceses for a phased approach to reagthering as Church. It provides strict yet broad guidance following Public Health indicators.

St. George's is working on our specific plan. Please email the Vestry with your thoughts and contrbutions.

Sunday Schedule
The Next Sunday Service in Church will be determined by Public Health Indicators and implemented in a phased approach
7:30 a.m.      
Holy Eucharist RITE I with Sermon -- The Rev. Marilyn Jenkins

8:30 a.m.
Hospitality Hour

9:00 a.m.      
Parish Choir Rehearsal        
9:00 a.m. - Conf. Room     
Bible Study with The Rev. Marilyn Jenkins

10:00 a.m.  
Choral Holy Eucharist RITE II with Sermon -- The Rev. Marilyn Jenkins
11:00 a.m.
Hospitality Hour 

This Week

May 24 - Zoom Worship

Sermon by Rev. Otis Moss III's

Feast of the Ascension
May 21, 2020

Today is Ascension Day, a major Feast in the Episcopal Church. This is the day that Jesus, after blessing his disciples, dramatically exited his human existence to rejoin God. We are told that as he left the Disciples’ sight, they still stayed on gazing up into the Heavens. Jesus opens himself up to the entire world and surrounds us. Jesus said, "And see, I am sending upon you what my Father promised;"

Almighty God, whose blessed Son our Savior Jesus Christ ascended far above all heavens that he might fill all things: Mercifully give us faith to perceive that, according to his promise, he abides with his Church on earth, even to the end of the ages; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

This Sunday's Worship
St. George's ~ St. Luke's ~ Calvary

This Sunday, May 24, 2020 we will again worship via zoom joining St. Luke's and Calvary live. Please join us on Zoom if you can. Or you may join us on St. George's Facebook page as we will stream the Zoom worship live onto Facebook and on St. George's YouTube Channel.

Sunday Worship:

Date: May 24, 2020
Time: 9:45 a.m.
Meeting ID number: 362-627-1076. If asked for password -- 001891

If you are calling in by cellphone, we ask you to use this number: 301-715-8592, meeting ID: 362-627-1076. 

If you must use landline to call in, use 1-877 -853-5247, meeting ID: 362-627-1076. Password is 001891 (this is toll-free, but it costs us)

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Blood Drive for Children’s Medical Center
June 3 and June 4, 2020
10 am – 4 pm

The need for blood donations never takes a vacation. Due to new Corona Virus social distancing Guidelines, the center can only accept 20 units of Whole Blood and 4 Units of Platelets each day.

You can give if you are: 1. Healthy and feeling well, 2. Able to consume a full meal before donation, 3. Weigh more than 110 lbs

Possibly Ineligible if you have had: 1. Shots or vaccinations in the past 8 weeks, 2. A major illness in the past 6 months, 3. Travel outside the US or Canada in the past 3 years

Temporarily ineligible: 1. Antibiotic or medication for an infection, dental work, cold or illness within 3 days of donation or 2. Illegal drugs or tattoo in the past 12 months

Donations will be given at
Children’s National Medical Center
Edward J. Miller Jr. Blood Donor Center
111 Michigan Avenue, NE, Suite M2700
Free Validated Parking

All Donations stay With Children’s. Children’s needs over 100 units of whole blood each week. Each donation of whole blood provides transfusions for 4-5 children. Children’s treats over 1400 children with sickle cell. Sickle cell patients need blood transfusions every 4-6 weeks.

If you want to give platelets you will be contacted by Children’s as there are additional requirements. Platelets are desperately needed.

Donations are taken every half hour beginning at 10 am. We ask that you be flexible in scheduling.

To schedule an appointment contact:
Rev. Gayle Fisher-Stewart
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
301-996-4102 (voice or text)

We will be taking appointments until May 23, 2020

Free Face Masks

No - not this particular one. But, I have to admit that I was excited when I saw it.

Juanita Williams has made over 60 face masks with different material. She is offering them to anyone who needs one. Just contact Juanita at 703-203-0374.

Missing Each Other?
Our Virtual Community

Please join in to chat with one another over Zoom. Catch up with one another, check in with one another, pray together, and be together as we can in this time.

This has been a lot of fun! Please join in to see and talk to those you love from St. George's.

5:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoons
Topic: Saint George's Social Time - Tuesday afternoons
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 467 574 223
Find your local number:

10:00 a.m. Friday mornings.
Topic: Saint George's Social Time - Friday mornings
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 920 777 499
Find your local number:

Ways to Connect

Bible Study

Weekly Bible Study in Eastertide –  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: John 20:19-23

Topic: Sunday Bible Study
May 24, 2020 09:00 AM
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 517 266 657
Password: 185984

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.

Making Masks: Currently there is a national shortage of masks, and these masks are vital as they can be worn over the single use N95 masks and allow them to be worn for up to a week. A collague has been sewing these for the past few nights, and they are an incredibly easy way to help our community. Here are step-by-step instructions on how to make them:

We will collect them at the church and then send them where they are needed most. Please contact the Rev Jenkins if you have made masks that need to be picked up.

New Website

We have our new website up and running. It is a work in progress so it will continue to evolve over time.

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