this week's "The Dragon" e-newsletter from St. George's Episcopal Church
From: Saint Georges DC
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The Dragon e-News
St. George's Episcopal Church
Seventh Sunday of Easter ~ May 24,
160 U Street Washington DC 20001
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!
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.
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.
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.
For all of your voting needs and questions please
see this website. Voting is a right. Please exercise your right. Click Here.
Drive for Children’s Medical Center
3 and June 4, 2020
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
will be given at
National Medical Center
J. Miller Jr. Blood Donor Center
Michigan Avenue, NE, Suite M2700
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.
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.
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
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
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.
We have our new website up and running. It is a
work in progress so it will continue to evolve over time.