Thursday, December 17, 2020

it is the Fourth Sunday of Advent at St. George's Episcopal Church -- Sunday, 12-20-2020

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St. George's Episcopal Church


Fourth Sunday of Advent ~ December 20, 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

Associate Priest: The Rev Yolanda Rolle


Advent Study

Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.


During this season of Advent, we will move through the first two chapters of the Gospel of Luke.  Luke’s Gospel provides a pattern for understanding how we can live the Way of Love as individuals, as families and friends, as a community and out in the world. Please join the Rev. Jenkins and the Rev. Rolle as we take this journey together.


Week 4 (12/23): Birth of Jesus: Journeying in the World (Luke 2:1-20)


Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 891 6259 5431

Passcode: 018378


Find your local number:


Merry Christmas


Dec 20 @ 5pm: Advent Lessons and Carols


Dec 21@ 6pm: Blue Christmas


Dec 24 @ 5pm: Christmas Eve Mass


Dec 25 @ 10am: Lessons and Carols


Dec 31st @ 11pm: Watch Night Service


It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas


Shhhhh....we know it is still Advent but... Drive by the church to see our tree in the church yard. Or drive by and stop to put an ornament on the tree. 2020 has been a tough year for all of us. Help St. George's make our church festive for us and the neighborhood bringing as much cheer as we can this year while we are not gathered physically. All ornaments welcomed.


Charitable Giving Tax Information


Thank you for your support this year and every year enabling St. George's to provide a deep worship experience in the Anglican tradition, fabulous music, and continue our important outreach mission to those in need.


We hope this tax information helps you in your decisions about charitable giving as 2020 comes to a close. St. George’s is a special place and home for so many and continues to be with your generous contributions.


Charitable Giving Tax Information


Cathedral Bell Toll

COVID-19 Deaths

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


Dec 20 - 9:00 a.m. Bible Study


Dec 20 - 9:45 a.m.

Zoom Worship


Dec 21- 6:00 pm. Blue Christmas


Dec 23- 7:00 pm. Advent Study.

Zoom ID: 891 6259 5431

Passcode:  018378


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.


A Cathedral Christmas




Experience the same joy of Christmas, even if a little differently this year, at the National Cathedral!

Register for a Christmas Season Pass with your email address, and we’ll deliver every Christmas service and concert directly to your inbox.




Donate Today



2020 Year End Close Out


Please note that Jim Williams, Treasurer, will make the final posting to our Bank on 30 Dec. Please have your final contribution for 2020 to Jim no later than 28 Dec.

Thank you for your contributions.


Gospel Christmas

Friday, December 18, 6 pm

In this season of good tidings of great joy, find your Christmas spirit as the gospel comes alive through jazz and gospel music and readings from Holy Scripture. Watch Friday »




Angel Tree


This Christmas season we will serve the children of incarcerated parents through the new and flexible Virtual Angel Tree® program! To ensure that you are able to access the website and effectively navigate and sponsor children, click here. Use access code 48HCH to log on. 


This Virtual-Direct option allows parishioners to sponsor a child of a prisoner for $22. ($20 gift card and $2 for package delivery) The child will receive a Christmas package on behalf of their incarcerated loved one. The Christmas package will include: a $20 Walmart gift card, the inmate parent’s message, a Gospel presentation, and an opportunity to request a free New International Reader’s Version of the Adventure Bible for Early Readers. 




Lucy F. Austin 

Coordinator, Christmas Angel Tree® Ministry



Bloomingdale and LeDroit Park

Friends and Neighbors


Thank you for all of your support of St. George's throughout the years. Please know that while our doors are closed for in person worship during COVID-19 you are welcome to join our Sunday virtual services as well as all of our prayer and study opportunities. As we bring 2020 to a close we ask for your continued support.



The Daily Office of Evening Prayer

Monday - Thursday Each Week

5:30 p.m.


Join St. George's for the Daily Office of Evening Prayer held Monday through Thursday at 5:30.


The Daily Office is an ancient practice that uses daily prayers to mark the times of the day. For Anglicans, this generally comes in the form of the two main offices of Daily Morning Prayer and Daily Evening Prayer.


The Purpose of the Daily Office: The sanctification of time – a reminder that all time is sacred since all time belongs to God and the sanctification of the individual – a way to draw a person closer to God.


Follow along with Evening Prayer in the Book of Common Prayer (p. 61-73)


Zoom ID: 837 1422 7302

Passcode:  139550



Design a sacred space in your house for the elements.


You will receive the elements in the vessels pictured below which can be reverently stored in your sacred space.


Holy Communion


All those desiring to partake in receiving Holy Communion during our live-streamed service may pick up pre-consecrated elements at the church on Fridays between 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. Or on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Please ring the bell at the side door and The Rev. Jenkins will bring you the elements. You will receive the elements in a container. Please handle the pre-consecrated elements with reverence and keep in a sacred place in your home.


We begin with Holy Communion in our Liturgy this Sunday.


If you cannot stop by the church please let The Rev Jenkins know so that delivery can be made. Please email:



This Sunday's Worship

St. George's ~ St. Luke's ~ Calvary


This Sunday, November 29, 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: December 20, 2020

Time: 9:45 a.m.

Zoom Link:

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)


St. George's Facebook Page Livestream Here


St. George's YouTube Channel Livestream Here



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: 837 1422 7302

Passcode: 139550

Find your local number:


10:00 a.m. Friday mornings.

Topic: Saint George's Social Time - Friday mornings

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 846 8516 5550

Passcode: 645407

By phone: +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)


Ways to Connect


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: John 1:1-18


Topic: Sunday Bible Study

Dec 20, 2020 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.







Saint George's Episcopal Church |



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

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