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Day of Pentecost at St. George's Episcopal Church -- Sunday, 05-23-2021

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St. George's Episcopal Church


Pentecost ~ May 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

Associate Priest: The Rev Yolanda Rolle


The Day of Pentecost: Whitsunday

May 23, 2021


Sunday, May 23, is The Day of Pentecost: Whitsunday. The term Pentecost means "the fiftieth day." The term is used in Acts 2:1 to refer to the coming of the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost, shortly after Jesus' death, resurrection, and ascension. Christians came to understand the meaning of Pentecost in terms of the gift of the Spirit. The Pentecost event was the fulfillment of a promise which Jesus gave concerning the return of the Holy Spirit. The speaking in tongues, which was a major effect of having received the Spirit, is interpreted by some to symbolize the church's worldwide preaching. In the Christian tradition, Pentecost emphasizes that the church is understood as the body of Christ which is drawn together and given life by the Holy Spirit. Some understand Pentecost to be the origin and sending out of the church into the world. The Day of Pentecost is one of the seven principal feasts of the church year in the Episcopal Church (BCP, p. 15). The liturgical color for the feast is red.


O God, who on this day taught the hearts of your faithful people by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit: Grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things, and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.



Regathering News


Outdoor 7:30 Service: On Sunday, June 6, 2021 we will begin to hold an outdoor Eucharist. We will continue to wear masks and maintain social distancing. All are welcome.


Indoor Regathering: We are working with St. Luke's and Calvary to provide a date when we will regather in person. As you know we have grown into a shared community and we are prayerfully discerning how we continue in together in community even as we plan in the near future to worship in our own spaces.

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 


Coming Up


May 20 - 7:00 pm Vestry Meeting and Parish By-Laws Listening Session


May 21 - Requiem for Florence Crawford


May 23 - 9:00 a.m. Bible

May 23 - 9:45 a.m.

Zoom Worship




DC Housing Assistance


Rent and utility

assistance when

you need it.



St. George's Oral History Project


We are excited to announce that our Congregational Leadership Initiative (CLI) through the Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) - St. George's Oral History - has received a $7,000 grant from the DC Humanities Council. We will be working hard over the next five months to conduct an oral history that is done right and done well in order to preserve our history contributing to our legacy.



Racial Justice Audit of Episcopal Leadership



As you may have seen, the Episcopal Church recently released a racial justice audit of Episcopal leadership: 


This is a watershed study that will likely impact how the Church sets priorities as we continue to dismantle racism and pursue justice and healing. I encourage us to become familiar with the findings which will also help congregations and the Church look at ourselves and set priorities for action. There is a series of informational webinars being offered by The Episcopal Church, the first one being Tuesday evening and then two more in the month of June. Feel free to share this more widely.


·     The Racial Justice Audit: An Overview: Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at 6:00 pm (EDT) – Register here

·     The Racial Justice Audit: The 9 Dominant Patterns: Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at 6:00 pm (EDT) – Register here

·     The Racial Justice Audit: Where Do We Go from Here?: Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at 6:00 pm (EDT) – Register here



Remembering Mott School


Do you remember the Mott School in LeDroit Park? Our group (from New Community Church in Shaw) would like to collect oral histories about the school -- people who went to the school, taught at the school, or who simply remember the Mott School's place in the neighborhood (maybe you have a parent who went there and have memories of what they told you about going there?). The stories of LeDroit Park and its history of segregation is so important for us to remember--please help us to record these stories for future generations! Please contact Aiyana Adams at (Funded by HumanitiesDC and supported by the DC Oral History Collaborative.)



This Sunday's Worship

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


This Sunday, May 9, 2021 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 23, 2021

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



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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