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The St.

Georgian
“Growing into Christ + Reaching out in Love”
Volume 11/Issue 1 St. George’s Episcopal Church January 2011

January 2011 Highlights The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Dannals with


January 2 – Celebration of the Epiphany us on January 23
Eucharist at 7:45 am, 11:00 am, and 5:30 pm
No Christian Education Our Rector’s brother, Bob, will
January 8 – Pilgrim’s Path begins present a program at 7:00 p.m. in
Sydnor Hall on Parish-Based
January 8 – Youth Confirmation classes begin
Neighborhood Revitalization. As we
January 9, 2011– Feast of the Baptism of our Lord pray and plan for our partnership in
the revitalization of Bragg Hill and
January 14-16 - Vestry Retreat at Roslyn
Heritage Park, Bob will share his
January 21-22 – Diocesan Council parish’s experience with a large urban
January 23 – The Rev. Bob Dannals’ presentation in neighborhood in Dallas, Texas. A documentary of the
Sydnor Hall experience may be viewed at
http://episcopalchurch.org/multimedia/jubilee .
January 24 – St. George’s hosts worship celebrating
Christian Unity Bob has been Rector of St. Michael and All Angels
Episcopal Church in Dallas since 2007. Previously he
January 29 – Couples Workshop (see page 6)
served churches in South Carolina and North Carolina.

Upcoming in February In addition to the presentation in Sydnor Hall, Bob will


offer the Meditation at the Celtic Evensong +
February 6- Youth Sunday
Eucharist at 5:30 p.m. All are encouraged not to ask
February 6 - Simplicity of Prayer (see page 6)
him to tell secrets about our Rector!
February 19 - DC Gay Men’s Chorus in Concert (see
page 9)
Worship Celebrating Christian Unity
on January 24
Congratulations
We will host an ecumenical service of Worship
New Vestry Members! at 7:30 p.m. on January 24. This service is
part of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Frank Douglas held each year from January 18-25. The week
Anne Carey Endler is book-ended by the Feast of the Conversion
Cindy Helton of St. Paul on January 18 and the Feast of the
Confession of St. Peter on January 25.
Melissa Mooney
The 2011 theme for the week is taken from
Acts 2:42 – One in the Apostles’ Teaching,
Fellowship, Breaking of Bread and Prayer.
January 2
Celebration of the Feast of the Epiphany Churches and choirs participating (as of this
writing) include Christ Lutheran, St. Mary’s
Join in for King Cake and crown making in Roman Catholic, Trinity Episcopal,
Sydnor Hall after the 11 a.m. service Fredericksburg Baptist, Fredericksburg United
Methodist, and The Presbyterian Church.
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Clergy Corner
7 Year Itch (or 7th Inning Stretch)?  Gregory the Great (monasticism and mission)
 The Great Schism (further separation between
Beloved, East and West)

Having begun my 7th year among you last month, I am  The Great Reformation (including the
aware that many clergy experience what is called the 7 Renaissance and the beginning of Anglicanism)
year itch. The theory is, among other things, that: (1)  We are living in a time of massive transition
Having been through the three year Lectionary cycle (The Great Emergence)
of scripture readings with the parish twice, what else
can you say or preach? (2) Now that the honeymoon is One commentator says: “I don’t know which I admire
definitely over, maybe it’s time to move on to “greener more: Tickle’s erudition, her brilliant writing, or her
pastures” where one can find new challenges without faithfulness.”
some of the same old problems.
Among other things, life at St. George’s in 2011 will
Well… as I have said several times to you in the last six include:
months, I love being your Rector. As I look forward to  Vestry Retreat reflecting on the Great
2011 and beyond, I am more grateful than ever to be Emergence
among you. I am joyfully choosing to continue as your  Heritage Park-Bragg Hill Mission
Rector. We are a wonderful community of faith with a
 Continuing emphasis on Centering Prayer +
great history, an important and growing present, and a
Meditation
wonderful future. Knowing that both of my immediate
predecessors were here for 30 years until their  More Adult Bible Study and small group
retirement, it is also my plan to retire from St. opportunities
George’s. But I promise you, as I did the Search  DC Gay Men’s Chorus in Concert
Committee in 2004, that the 30 year tradition will be  Marcus Borg on Christian Life in the 21st
ending. Though I have no plans for the timing of my century
retirement, it will be long before 2034! I trust it will
 New partnership with a congregation in Haiti
be long before 2025 when I reach mandatory
 Continuing discernment with Bishop Jones
retirement age.
about starting a new congregation
As a lover of baseball (and a former high school
 Youth Confirmation (Confirm not Conform)
catcher), I don’t think we’ve reached the 7th inning
stretch of my time with you. One of my favorite  Dedicatory Recital and Bishop’s Blessing of our
movies (I cry every time I see it) is Field of Dreams. new Organ
Perhaps you remember the line: “If you build it, they  Gay Rahn and John Vreeland will be on
will come.” In partnership with the Risen Christ, we Sabbatical, both beginning sometime in May
are building on our heritage, we are building a stronger  The opening of our new Preschool
community of faith, we are living into a new future
even as we give thanks for all that we have already Whatever is emerging, we can be sure it is a wonderful
been. gift from God!
In recent years, Phyllis Tickle and others have
articulated ideas about what is called The Great Joyfully,
Emergence. Using different terminology, Loren Mead
and others were discussing these same themes as early
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as the 1980s. Some of the key motifs are: James C. Dannals, Rector
 Massive transitions happen in the church about
every 500 years
 The Great Transformation (when God walked
among us)
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Vestry Highlights
During the December 15th Vestry Meeting the following  Appointed new trustees to replace those people
action was taken: rotating off from the various trusts
 Approved some funding of pre-school start-up  Elected new officers for 2011 as follows:
costs and scholarships from the Mary Faulkner o Mary Jane O’Neill – Senior Warden
Fund. o Dori Eglevsky – Junior Warden
 Approved the recommendation of the Outreach o Tom Meredith – Treasurer
Commission to distribute the Christmas o Ben Hicks – Register
offering 75% to the Diocesan Fund for Haiti Vestry updates included:
relief and 25% to the local Food Bank.  The pre-school special use permit was approved
 Approved the General Endowment Fund Board’s by the City
recommendations for distributions to fund:  Bishop Jones will with us on April 3rd to share
o Gift for the Roslyn Chapel his thoughts on our discernment relative to
o New music staging supporting a mission congregation
o Pre-school scholarships  Marcus Borg will be with us for two educational
o RFM2 Gift sessions in March
o Bell Choir table covers  Tom Hughes has been designated as “Priest
 Approved the Clergy housing allowance Associate”
allocations for 2011.  The Vestry Oath was administered to the new
 Approved the 2011 Diocesan pledge of 11% of members in attendance
income
Respectfully submitted: Ben Wafle

Gary Jones to lead Vestry Retreat


St. George’s Annual Vestry Retreat at Roslyn (2) Our relationship with God
Conference & Retreat Center will be January 14-16. needs to be nurtured in “the
The Rev. Gary Jones, Rector of St. Stephen’s in closet, the house and the
Richmond will lead part of the Vestry’s time together sanctuary.” First proposed by
around two themes: Charles Olsen, this leadership
motif underscores the need for
(1) How can leaders embrace The Great Emergence the larger worshiping community; a
(see Clergy Corner) with enthusiasm and hope? How do smaller group for mutual support,
we lead faithfully in the midst of a time of massive prayer & spiritual growth; and the nurturing of one’s
transition in church and society? How can leadership very personal relationship with God. Too often, people
see spirituality, worship, hospitality, servanthood and expect one of these arenas to meet the needs of all of
mission as One? them. –Jim Dannals

GRACE IN ACTION 2011


As of Dec. 28, we have received pledges of $793,929 Grace
from 272 families. Thank you to those who have in
Action
pledged. 2011
We need just over $6,000 to meet our revised goal of
$800,000.

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Capital Campaign Wrap-Up For 2010
We have had another successful year both with the Be on the lookout for a general RfM2
progress of Nave Renovation and Capital Campaign fund campaign beginning early in 2011.
raising to support it. 2010 represented the third year of
fundraising and we are ahead of our
As you read this, we are close to the completion of the
expectations. Since most pledges
organ which is the last step in Nave Renovation, an
were for 3 years (2007-2010), we expected revenues
eight year process. The Nave Renovation committee
would be lower than in earlier years. We have received
began in November 2002 to provide a vision and details
pledge payments of $64K through October which are
of the renovation. Work began in September 2007 and
under $74K forecast. However, many pledges were paid
the Nave was rededicated without the organ in April
ahead and the forecast was not adjusted. To date, we
2009.
have received gifts of $236K from RfM2, including
It has been a remarkable eight years in what has been $25,000 from the General Endowment Fund and a
achieved. We have a reconfigured Nave that is in $50,000 special gift.
harmony both with the history of the building and the
Consider these other possibilities:
needs of current parishioners. In addition there are
new spaces – an enlarged sacristy, music room in the 1. If you have not made a gift to our renovation, please
third floor of McGuire Hall and a new meditation room consider doing so now as it would help us pay for the
where organ pipes were once housed. And now a new organ and also to make some debt reductions. Such a
organ is in its own space! The improvements and gift can be seen as a Christmas gift to the Church and
additions have significantly enhanced our worship, to you. Giving to the Capital Campaign now before the
education and outreach ministries. For instance, we end of the year can help both the Church reduce the
have a larger Christian formation area in the first cost of the renovation finance costs and improve your
story of McGuire which will be used in part for a new tax situation. No gift is too small! We have no
preschool debuting in 2011. minimum.

While we were six months late on the installation, the 2. If you completed a pledge for the original campaign,
organ company made concessions by doing prep work consider a new pledge now. You can always prepay a
valued at $66,400 for future pipes. In addition, a part of it for receiving extra 2010 deductions.
Festival trumpet “stop” was added at no charge to the
3. Keep on the outlook for the renewal of the IRA
instrument. The dedicatory concert is scheduled for
charitable deduction if you are 70½ or older. Although
May 6 with Bishop Shannon Johnston dedicating the
it expired at the end of 2009 and has not been
instrument.
renewed as of this writing, Congress is scheduled to
We were cognizant while the organ was being built a revisit the legislation after the mid-term Congressional
new fundraising was needed with pledges from the elections. Prior to its expiration on Dec. 31, 2009, the
capital campaign gradually being completed and debt IRA charitable rollover allowed taxpayers age 70½ or
still over $1.1 million. We had indicated in 2007 at the older to direct up to $100,000 annually from their
beginning of the renovation that this step would be individual retirement accounts to eligible charities,
necessary. During 2010, this became “RfM2” such as St. George’s without having to count the
(“Renewing for Ministries 2”) with the goal to reduce distribution as income for tax purposes.
our debt to $0 by 2014.
As usual, any charitable contributions must be received
As part of the planning, we implemented a quiet or mailed on or before Friday, Dec. 31, 2010.
campaign in 2010 which has yielded pledges of over
Thanks for your support of the Nave Renovations
$465,000 from 65 people. We also will be syndicating
efforts and enjoy the new and revitalized spaces.
tax credits for the organ work during the entire
renovation period. We hope to earn in excess of
$150,000 in that process toward reducing our debt.
- Ben Hicks

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Adult Education on Sundays
The Early Bird Class - Library @ 8:45
Group discussion ranges from current events to what do we really
believe? Join us for coffee and wonderful discussions.
Sydnor Hall @ 9:55 am Faulkner Hall @ 9:55 am
Marcus Borg: Theologian or Heretic?
The Theology of Spiritual Gifts
Led by Ed Jones, Jim Dannals and Gay Rahn Jan. 9-23
Led by Russ Carter, PhD. Jan.9-23
"The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the
world’s deep hunger meet." - Frederick Buechner Join us to get a glimpse of who he is and what is he
What are you passionate about? What would you stay about. Is he a heretic or thoughtful theologian? What
up late talking about? The answers to these questions makes him a best-selling author? This class will watch
are clues to discovering your spiritual gifts. We and listen as Marcus Borg stimulates thoughtful and
believe that God has created each of us in a unique way heartfelt conversation around Jesus and Christianity.
and gives each of us unique gifts. These gifts include Following a 10 minute presentation by Dr. Borg the
not only the scriptural lists, but also our talents, class will delve deeply into each question. Marcus will
personalities, passions, strengths and weaknesses, life be at St. George’s March 13-14, 2011; come for a
experiences, and learning and motivational styles. God preview of his upcoming visit.
calls each of us by name in a personal and individual
way. Our task as Christians is to claim, nurture and use
our gifts for the service of the world. In this way we
show God’s love in the world as well as grow personally
Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm
and spiritually. As we live authentically and (Beginning January 11th)
passionately we live into God’s imagination for our lives.
This class will introduce participants to the theology of A Look into Genesis
spiritual gifts. It will include a spiritual gifts inventory
and offer time and space for individuals to explore Bible Study with Father Tom Hughes, 7:00 pm in the
their own God-given gifts and talents. Spiritual gifts Library.
are:
Given by God for the common good: God gives us
spiritual gifts to use for the common good.
Inclusive: Everyone is gifted.
Flexible: Gifts, and our passion to grow and use them,
can change over time.
Tied to authenticity and passion: God did not put us
here to do work which is miserable for us, but rather
to use our gifts in ways we love, for the service of God
and the world.
The concept of spiritual gifts is rooted in the New
Testament. Perhaps the most well-known references
are the lists of gifts in Ephesians 4: "Some would be
apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some
pastors and teachers..." as well as I Corinthians 12:7,
which states, "To each has been given the
manifestation of the Spirit for the common good."
"We cannot be ourselves unless we are true to our gifts." - Elizabeth
O'Connor
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SAVE THE DATE
February 6 in Sydnor Hall

The Simplicity of Prayer

Guest speaker Leah Rampy, Executive Director of adjunct faculty for


Shalem Institute, Washington, D.C. several programs. She is a
former member of
It is often said that prayer is “A lifting-up of my Shalem’s Board of
heart and mind to God and at the same time a going- Directors. Leah is
down deep into myself and finding God there.” member of Lewinsville
Presbyterian Church, is an
ordained elder and
Drawing on her experience with the practice of many
deacon, and frequently
spiritual traditions, Leah will offer spiritual
teaches and leads
“exercises” and teaching, not to preach, but to evoke
retreats.
our own first-hand awareness about the realities of
our souls. She will teach us about our identity in God, Leah holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum from Indiana
an intimate, immediate relationship that is not an University. In 2000, she founded ILLUMINE LLC,
esoteric one meant for the few. It is our deepest specializing in leadership consulting, and she has
human home and calling. worked with many non-profit presidents, executive
directors, staff and boards. Her previous professional
experience includes 20 years managing all aspects of
Leah Rampy has been an active participant in Shalem training and development for Fortune 100 companies as
programs for the past ten years, is a graduate of both well as serving as vice president of human resources.
the Personal Spiritual Deepening and Deepening Prior to working in corporations, Leah taught pre- and
Contemplative Leadership Programs, and has served as in-service teachers at the university level.

Pilgrim’s Path 2011


pil-grim (pil`grem) n. We welcome everyone and invite
1. a wanderer you to ask, to challenge, to
2. one who travels on a journey probe, to think, to feel and to
identify perhaps for the first
Looking for a way to start off the new year? St.
time – what you believe and how
George’s Pilgrim’s class may be the ticket. The classes
to give expression to that
are designed for those who are new to St. George’s or
belief.
the Episcopal Church. For those who went through a
confirmation class way back when, those who have Pilgrims will meet twice a month
never been to church, those who haven’t thought much on Saturday from 9-12 pm,
about faith at all, those who are always seeking and beginning January 8.
those who are beginning to wonder but aren’t quite Contact the office office@stgeorgesepiscopal.net or
sure. 540-373-4133 for more information or text Gay @
540-273-8794.

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Marcus Borg
Get a head start
on Marcus Borg. Here is a list of his books available in either the
As you know, church library or the local public library:
Marcus Borg, an
American Biblical Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time
scholar and author, The God We Never Knew
will be joining us Reading the Bible Again for the First Time
March 13 & 14 for The Heart of Christianity
a series of in- The Last Week
depth lectures on Jesus: The Relevance of a Religious
Jesus and Revolutionary
Christianity in the The First Christmas
21st century. Borg The First Paul
is among the most Putting Away Childish Things
widely-known and The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions
influential voices in
Christianity. We are all looking forward to hearing We will be offering these books for purchase beginning
from this distinguished scholar. in late January and extending through his visit in
March. He has graciously offered to conduct a book
If you are interested and would like to learn more signing after his lectures.
about Borg and his scholarship, you may want to
familiarize yourself with some of his views before he -Russ Carter
comes to St. Georges.

“A Road to a Better Relationship”


January 29, 2011

St. George’s Episcopal Church


Presents
To A
Better “A Road to a Better Relationship”

Relationship
When: Saturday, January 29, 2011
A workshop designed to help life partners obtain Where: St. George’s Episcopal Church
knowledge and skills to build strong, healthy and lasting Time: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
relationships and to foster a sense of wonder, awe and Lunch break in town or bring your own bag
appreciation for your significant other. Cost: $30 per person -- $60 per couple
Workshop led by Register online at www.stgeorgesepiscopal.net.
Delise B. Dickard, Ed.D., founder and clinical director, Payment is due in the church office by Tuesday,
Riverside Counseling, and author of the Free Lance- January 18. Checks should be made payable to: “St.
Star monthly mental health column, “Mindset.” George’s Episcopal Church” with Couples Workshop in
James J. Kasten, Counseling Intern, Riverside the memo line. Also see the Action Table in Sydnor
Counseling, and Pastor, Family, Marriage and Counseling Hall for registration forms.
Ministry, Church on the Move, Woodbridge, Va. Partial scholarships available.

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Youth Happenings
Happy New Year! their own spiritual lives as well as the lives of those
around them both in our community and the world at
So many wonderful things happened with our youth in
large is impressive. I am honored to work with these
2010; here are some highlights:
young people. Here is to a wonderful new year in Youth
-Raised over $900 for Souper Bowl of Caring
Formation!
-Stuffed bags for Micah
-Participated in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observance As I get ready to have my second baby, Lance Roeske, a 7
-Youth musicians performed at the Shrove Tuesday year member of St. George’s will be helping with evening
Mardi Gras party youth group. I will make myself as available as I can be,
-Fasted for Lent though Lance has all my confidence to continue to offer
-Had a Lenten workshop with The Rev. Suzanne Guthrie youth events and lead our young people in their faith life.
-Wrote, directed, and starred in a production of the Lance currently works as a Program Manager and had
Liturgy of the Palms taught High School English for five years and misses it
dearly. Many of you know him and his family, wife Sarah
-Organized and ran the annual Easter Egg Hunt for the
and children Ethan and Bella. Before helping with our
children
teenagers, Lance taught children’s Sunday School with
-Participated in the high school week-end at Shrine
Carey and Gay for four years. Lance says that, his “life
Mont
path was to work with youth” and he is excited about this
-Shoveled walkways and driveways for homebound and
opportunity to work with our St. George’s young people.
in town parishioners during snow storms Please say hello to Lance as you see him around.
-Participated in the first ever Spring Break at Church
-Continued traditions like the annual Lock-In
-Walked in the Walk for Sudan in Glen Allen, VA
-Raised over $300 for Sudan An Interview with Aidan Bryant
-Organized and produced the first ever St. George’s
Variety Show Each first Sunday of the
-Raised over $600 from Variety Show to be split month, our youth group
between Our Little Roses and Sudan heads down the street to
-Participated in SOKS camp Hughes Home Assisted
-Went on Mission to Our Little Roses Living Facility. We offer
-Participated in Fred Camp different events for the
-Gave back to church as acolytes and readers residents there, we have
-Worked in Parish Youth Ministries brought our pets, brought
-Performed in the Choir, Orchestra, and Jazz Band theatre, brought games, but mostly we try to bring
-Christened a new youth kitchen love. Please read the following to learn more about our
-Helped with Rally Sunday work at Hughes Home.
-Helped with Blessing of the Animals Anna: “Aiden Bryant is an 8th grader and active
-Volunteered with Hughes Home Assisted Living member of our congregation. Aiden, tell us about the
Facility first time you went to Hughes Home.”
-Participated in the Rite 13 celebration
Aidan: ”I didn’t have a very enjoyable experience
-Participated in the Crop Walk to End Hunger
because I kinda kept to myself and didn’t talk to the
-Helped with Advent Workshop
elderly. It wasn’t scary but I think it [felt] a little
-And much, much more!
awkward being only 13 years old [in a room with] all
St. George’s is blessed with a fine group of young these elderly people.”
people who are not the future of our church—they are
Anna: “Now that you’ve been a few times do you feel
our church. These youth give life and vibrancy and
differently about visiting?”
flare to our congregation. They are energetic, mature,
passionate, and kind hearted. They embody the slogan Aidan: “It is a lot easier to interact with them now
of St. George’s, which is to grow into Christ and reach that I have gotten used to it. That being (Con’t on Pg. 9)
out in love. The work our youth have done to enrich

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(Con’t from Pg. 8) said, the last time we went (Dec. 5)
An Interview with Grace Schwartz
was a much more enjoyable experience.”
Anna: “Why was this last visit better?” Anna: “Tell me about your
Aidan: “In a way I guess [because] I made connections experiences visiting Hughes Home.”
with an elderly person.”
Grace: “It wasn’t scary, but I kind
Anna: “Tell me about this person.”
of felt bad for the people there
Aidan: “Her name is Elizabeth F.” because they all seemed like they
Anna: “Was it difficult to connect with her or to get were giving up. I talked to a lot of
her to open up?” the residents, but I didn’t really
make any connections. I might bond
Aidan: “It was a lot harder that it would seem because
more with the lady I played Bingo
sometimes she didn’t always understand the questions
with when we go again.”
I was asking or I couldn’t understand what she was
trying to tell me. Elizabeth didn’t seem to particularly Anna: “What kind of things did you talk about with
want to have a conversation, but she didn’t mind her?”
answering questions about herself.” Grace: “We talked about her childhood and her
Anna: “What kind of things did you talk about?” friends, what kind of work she did and some of her
hobbies. I had to ask her to repeat herself because I
Aidan: “We mostly talked about what she did growing
didn’t quite understand her.”
up and where she lived and what some of her favorite
things were.” Anna: “Do you think it’s important to make connections
with the residents?”
Anna: “Do you think it’s important to make connections
with the residents?” Grace: “Yes because most of the people there seemed
as if they were giving up on their life. Making
Aidan: “I think you can learn something valuable that
connections with them would help because I think when
could help you understand something [else in life]. Plus
they saw us they got excited and will be eager to talk
it can never hurt to know a little more about the
[next time we visit]. I am glad we go because they have
elderly. At the same time it gives the elderly people
interesting stories. I like hearing about their lives, all
another happy memory. I do enjoy getting to learn
of their friends and places they’ve been. The woman I
about the people there and the things they did when
met, Nancy L., taught me you definitely cannot judge a
they were my age. Next time I will definitely get to
book by its cover.”
know more of the elderly, not talk to just one.”
Anna: “Great work Aidan! Anna: “Thanks Grace, great work!”

DC Gay Men’s Chorus in Concert on February 19


St. George’s Integrity Circle and Fredericksburg Pride
are co-hosting a performance by Potomac Fever, a 13
voice a cappella close harmony pop ensemble of the Gay
Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC. The concert will be
in our Nave on Saturday evening, February 19.

This is another wonderful opportunity for our


community of faith to live into our ministry of
hospitality. Please speak with Sherry Newman or
Sandy Kenyon for more information. Our EfM group,
mentored by Peggy Marshall and Gay Rahn, has
graciously offered to host the reception in Sydnor Hall
following the concert.
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Children’s Formation
A Little Theology
We want our children to know scripture. We want to
share with them the stories of our faith. But to have
them discuss theology?
Over the past month our children have been discussing
the prophecies of Isaiah, the stories of the
annunciation and visitation and the call of the Magi.
Marcus Borg, a renowned theologian who will be with us
in March, says that the birth stories are the entire
Christian gospel in miniature. “Get it, and you get

everything; miss it and you miss it all.” Why would God A HUGE Thank You to all 
place his son in the simplest setting possible? Why the Parents who helped 
would God announce the birth to shepherds, the
homeless of their time? Why did God call the Magi? make our Christmas Eve 
What gifts did they bring? What gift will we give the Pageant 
Christ child? Who knew so much could be discussed by
ones so young? So very special for all! 
Important Dates for St. George’s Families

January 2 Celebration of the Feast of the Epiphany
Join in for King Cake and crown making in
Sydnor Hall after the 11 a.m. service Book Group Forming
January 30 Micah Sunday
Micah Ministry for the homeless is the focus If you haven’t ever read Anne
of our morning, complete with breakfast! Lamont then you are in for a treat.
Join Bethany Friesner, Carolyn
Micah Sunday, an Opportunity for our Families DeMunnick and friends for a lively
discussion of Rosie, Anne Lamont’s
For the chronically or even newly homeless, the
novel about motherhood, daughters
simplest things can become huge challenges. How do
and all things in between.
you get mail with no address? What do you do when
you are thirsty in the night? What happens when it During the Christian Education
rains? How do you take a bath? Micah Ecumenical hour, 9:55 to 10:55 a.m.
Ministries was created to meet the needs of the January 16, 23, and 30
chronically homeless by providing a daycenter where in Room 103 (on the lowest level of our middle building.)
the homeless could get a shower, take medicine, and (Nursery will be open.)
get mail. Today they do much more, providing respite
Available at www.amazon.com
for homeless people leaving the hospital, organizing a
cold night shelter, inspiring our Community Dinners and A fine novel. -- The New Yorker
helping as many as possible to get back into homes.
A strong, funny, and memorably original novel. -- Alice Adams
On January 30th Micah will come to St. George’s.
During the Christian Education hour 9:55 a.m. to 10:55 Anne Lamott is an original; a bright, fresh voice. -- San
a.m. Micah guests will cook and serve breakfast to our Francisco Chronicle
adult congregation in Sydnor Hall. Our children will
Rosie is a masterpiece; Anne Lamott is a novelist of genius. --
also have a chance to learn about homelessness during
Los Angeles Times
their Christian education time. Join us as a family and
come away with a deeper understanding of these our
neighbors.
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Outreach
Micah Ecumenical Ministries says Thanks!

Micah Ecumenical Ministries


was founded by the
You are
downtown churches to meet
the needs of those who
could not or would not stay
at the shelter, often the
invited
“chronically homeless”. to a Breakfast for Micah guests, staff
Some, due to mental illness or PTSD cannot stay and volunteers to say
indoors for long periods of time; others could not or
would not follow the rules.
Thank You!
Many times the Shelters were full. By providing a day
Sunday, January 30
center where the homeless could eat breakfast, get a 9:55 a.m.
warm shower, take meds, wash clothes, get mental
health counseling, and apply for social service to
assistance we hoped that their lives would improve. 10:55 a.m.
And it has worked. Many Micah former guests are now Sydnor Hall
in housing. Others have used computers and Micah
issued identification cards to help them get work and Hosted by
to improve their situation. Those who are ill can stay in
the respite house and recover, warm and dry.
Micah Ecumenical Ministries
On January 30, 2011 the guests of Micah would like to
Guests and staff
thank St. George’s, one of the founding churches of
Micah Ministries and one of the churches hosting
Community Dinners, making weekday lunches and
staffing the Cold Night Shelter.
Micah guests will be part of our worship service that
day and will be cooking and serving breakfast to our
congregation from 10 a.m. to 10:55 a.m. in Sydnor Hall. Please Join us and relax with friends you
Come and learn more and enjoy a breakfast that says don’t always get to see.
thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Parsons Meal Program


Parson’s Pipe Organ Company will send three serve the food at noon
people to St. George’s during the first three for lunch and 5:30 for
weeks of January to make adjustments and to dinner. If you would
finalize the tuning of the organ. They will be like to participate in
eating lunch and dinner at the church. Help is the meal program,
needed to buy/prepare meals. The church will please contact Pat
reimburse for the cost of food, but Baughman at
volunteers are needed to prepare either lunch PatBaughman@cox.net.
or dinner at home or at the church and then

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St. George’s and the Civil War
Part 4 - Parishioners in the Fray

Even before forces “Fredericksburg is a captured town, the enemy took


clashed at possession of the Stafford hills (across the Rappahannock
Fredericksburg, we River from the town) on Friday the 18th, and their guns
were close enough have frowned down upon us ever since. It is painfully
to the early battles humiliating to feel one's self a captive, but all sorrow for
in central Virginia self is now lost in the deeper feeling of anxiety for our
to have an effect army, for our cause, we have lost everything, regained
on life here. nothing, our army has fallen back before the superior
Confederate troops forces of the enemy until but a small strip of our dear
were garrisoned Old Dominion is left to us, our sons are all in the field and
here and we who are now in the hands of the enemy cannot even
Rev. Alfred M. Randolph
unfortunately fell hear from them.”
victim to disease. Minutes from a City Council meeting on
Nov. 1, 1861, record how a section of the city-owned The Union forces completed a canal boat bridge by May 2,
Potter’s Field cemetery for indigents would be set aside a pontoon bridge by May 5 and established telegraph
“as a burying ground, exclusively for the remains of communications. The federals setup their headquarters at
soldiers of the Army, and of such white persons, as their Chatham and at the Farmers’ Bank directly across from
friends may wish to inter there.” The Confederate St. George’s. By May 19th the Rappahannock was again
section was equal to the cemetery’s length along Barton opened to railroad traffic.
Street and ran back 100 feet from the street. From Oct.
1861 to March, 1862 St. George’s rector Alfred M. McDowell’s policy was to treat local citizens with dignity
Randolph conducted burials for 51 confederate soldiers and to punish his soldiers that disobeyed him which
buried in this cemetery. reduced tensions. (This contrasts with the situation after
the Battle of Fredericksburg later in the year). Probably
Prior to the main battle on December 13, 1862, there their worst enemy was the white females who dealt with
were two distinct periods of federal occupation and them “by the most insulting, odious, aggravating, indecent
incidents that involved the Church and some of its and unladylike language and deportment.”
parishioners. The earliest thrust that involved
Fredericksburg occurred as the Federals mounted the A Union Colonel attended May 18, 1862 services at St.
Peninsula campaign to try to take Richmond from the east. George’s and noted that Rev. Alfred M. Randolph skipped
the prayer for the US President (though he also did not
Union forces under General Irwin McDowell advanced to include the President of the CS which was attributed to
Fredericksburg as the Federal forces under General the fact that union soldiers were attending). He
McClellan were advancing on Richmond. On April 18, 1862 conducted services through November 17, 1862. Church
the Confederates set fire to the bridges and military life was probably not normal. Local resident Betty
stores to delay the advance. Mayor Slaughter called an Herndon Maury notes in her diary a sudden closure of the
emergency session of Council. The following were Church on a Friday, May 16 without explanation. As she
appointed to confer with them: Mayor Slaughter, William noted later, “the town is intensely Yankee and looks like
A. Little, Thomas Barton, Dr. J. Gordon Wallace, Rev never had been anything else.”
William F. Broaddus D.D. and Governor John L. Marye.
Change was in the air with runaway slaves and soldiers
(Barton and Slaughter were members of St. George’s and
coming in between citizens and these people. Betty
possibly William Little) They were instructed to inform
Herndon Maury describes the scene: “Runaway Negroes
McDowell that the Confederate forces having evacuated,
from the country around continue to come in every day. It
the town would offer no resistance, but that the
is a curious and pitiful sight to see the foot sore and
population was loyal to the Confederate government. This
weary looking cornfield hands with their packs on their
possibly saved the town from destruction at the time.
backs and handkerchiefs tied over their heads, men,
women, little children and babies coming in gangs and
The town fell to the Union army on April 19, 1862. Jane
often twenty at a time. They all look (con’t on pg 13)
Beal in her diary reported:

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(con’t from page 12) nervous and unhappy. Many of them Fredericksburg was evacuated on August 21, 1862 with
are sent to the North.” two bridges blown up.

By the end of May both Jefferson Davis and Abraham The situation heated up again after General Ambrose
Lincoln had visited Fredericksburg. The situation changed Burnsides was appointed by Lincoln on November 7, 1862
after the Seven Days Battles around Richmond when to relieve McClellan and command 115,000 troops.
General McClellan was superseded by General John Pope Opposing Burnside was a Confederate army of 78,000 men
who reversed McDowell’s policies. They would live off the led by Lee but divided between Longstreet in Culpeper
land taking supplies from the enemy and arrested civilians and Stonewall Jackson across the Blue Ridge.
who refused to take the oath of allegiance to the US. One possibility was that Burnside would move against
The Confederates retaliated that all commissioned Longstreet. However, Burnsides thought that even if he
officers taken prisoner should not be treated as defeated him the Confederates would retreat to a new
prisoners of war but placed in irons and held hostage in line around Richmond and get stronger and repeat the
retaliation for Confederates arrested. fiasco of the battles around Richmond earlier in 1862. He
was also concerned about his supply line in the process.
The most famous incident during his time was the Federal
arrest of 19 prominent citizens of Fredericksburg who With this in mind the new commander determined to shift
were sent to Old Capital Prison in Washington DC in his army to Fredericksburg, and advanced toward
August, 1862. They were arrested in retaliation for the Richmond by way of the Richmond, Fredericksburg &
Confederate imprisonment of seven federals for Potomac Railroad. The Fredericksburg route had much to
disloyalty and were confined in prison in Richmond. 6 of recommend it. It would keep Burnside closer to the Union-
the 19 were members of St. George’s which had the most controlled rivers, thereby making it easier and safer to
members of any Church from those arrested: 1. Thomas supply his army; it kept him between Lee’s army and
Knox 2. John Coakley 3. Dr. James Cooke 4. John F. Washington, and it got him away from Jackson’s menacing
Scott 5. Montgomery Slaughter 6. Thomas B. Barton. presence. The drawback was crossing the river – 400
(We looked briefly at these men’s backgrounds in a prior feet in width at times. No bridges were available. The
part of this series). solution was to employ pontoon bridges but these had
been left back in Berlin, MD.
Two others John Berrey and George H. C. Rowe kept
diaries which are valuable. They were sent to Old Capitol The Federals began reaching Fredericksburg by
Prison in Washington by boat. This prison was neither an November 17. They issued an order demanding the
Andersonville nor a minimum security facility. Sanitary surrender of the city, complaining that shots had been
conditions were no worse than other prisons of the time fired on the federals and also complaining that mills and
but the prisoners were bothered by lice and bed-bugs and factories as well as the railroads had been supplying the
bad smelling food. Generally the relations were courteous Confederates. Even without a surrender all non-
and some of the rules bent such as being able for the 19 combatants would be ordered to leave the city between 9
to meet together. The diaries note lots of wine drunk and pm Nov 21 and 5 am the following morning. St. Georgian
many practical jokes played on each other that allowed and Mayor Montgomery Slaughter conferring with the
them to keep their spirits high. As Rowe notes, he saw Confederate forces with St. Georgian W. S. Scott and
John Coakley once “wore a handkerchief pinned around his Samuel S. Howison, delivered the message the
waist, in short sleeves and slippers, the very picture of a Confederate troops would not occupy the town, and
quarrelsome old maid” neither would they permit the Federal troops to do so and
They even met up with famed spy Belle Boyd. the shots fired were the acts of the troops and not the
town. He did not refer to Lee’s actions to consolidate
After being in prison for four weeks they procured a troops on the west side of town.
parole and permission to send two of their members to
Richmond to get the release of two of the federals which Rev. Randolph left the city with wife and a day old baby.
was done. The Federals then changed their minds and He later entered the confederate forces in 1863 as a
asked for two other federals to be released which took chaplain and served with Jackson’s former corps. He
two more weeks and required the two to be shown in never returned to St. George’s. Meanwhile the pontoon
Washington before they would release the bridges had not arrived and the delay allowed Lee to bring
“Fredericksburg 19.” his forces into Fredericksburg. The conflict would begin
by December 11 and involve St. George’s, the subject of
Due to the Confederate victory at 2nd Manassas in August the next installment of this series.
and the advance of the Confederates into Maryland, -Ben Hicks

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ECW (Episcopal Church Women)
ECW – Avis Harris Chapter

Our newest cookbook "The Middles" is now available


for sale. Also available are copies of our popular
"Beginnings and Endings".

This ‘n’ That


Prayers and Squares Altar Guild
Quilt Ministry
Preparing the altar for worship can be a life giving
ministry. Would you like to join us? Please call Liz
The next meeting of Prayer Quilt Ministry will be
Myers at 373-2073 or
January 14, 2011. We welcome the opportunity to serve
contact Vicki Harrison at
our church family through this ministry. If you know
vharrison@verizon.net
of someone who needs prayers for any reason, please
for details.
let us know. We offer our prayers through the tying
of our quilts. We welcome new members (Sewing and
Thank you,
quilting skills are not required!), plus donations of 100%
Liz Myers
cotton quilting fabric. For information, please contact
Bryn Roth at 373-9126 or brynroth@cox.net.
Photo by Ralph Powell

God and Country Awards


On November 14th, six youth from St. George’s received
the Episcopal Church’s God & Country awards for work they
completed earlier this year. The award has 4 levels of
achievement based on a youth’s school grade: God & Me
(grade 1-3), God & Family (4-5), God & Church (6-8), and
God & Life (9-12). As would be expected, each level you
move up gets more involved in what you will learn and what
is expected of the student. For example, the God & Me
students learn about the creation story, that Jesus is their
best friend and they memorize the Lord’s Prayer. In God &
Left to right: Cameron Moore, Samantha Moore, Sarah Kamei, Family, the students learn how families are like pizza
Bonnie Kamei, Paul Vaughan, Alex Vaughan and Trip Wiggins.
(really!) and meet several families in the Bible. They learn
the 10 Commandments. God & Church delves into the history of both St. George’s and the Anglican/Episcopal Church
along with its sacraments and services. They must also learn the Nicene Creed. Each program lasted about 6 weeks
and the parents were great mentors to the youth.
Earning the awards were: God & Me: Samantha Moore and Sarah Kamei. God & Family: Cameron Moore, Alex and Paul
Vaughan. God & Church: Bonnie Kamei. Their coach was Trip Wiggins and all were presented to the Rev. Gay Rahn who
examined and approved their awards. Congrats to all. If others are interested in this award, please contact Trip at
tripwig@cox.net.
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January Birthdays
January 1 – Jacklyn Boice, Karin Eckerson,
Doc King, Thomas Pugh
January 2 – Graham Barton, Bob Carter, January 17 – Natasha Willis
Maggie Stoffel January 18 – Stephen Hu, Robert Crawford,
January 3 – Amy Covert, Kenzie Manetz, Madison Michael 0’Malley, Kathryn Quarles,
Randall, Barbara Smith, Elizabeth White
Christopher Stitt, Steven Taylor January 19 – Anna Colopy, Linda Harris,
January 4 –Kimberly Dowdell, Keith Faulkner, Karen McElfresh, Jack Reitwiesner
Margaret Garett, Jason Miller, January 21 – Tiffany Borger, Jess Cadwallender,
Josephine Scott Emme Girvan, Nancy Pcsolyar
January 5 – Emma Koenig, Eddie Maher January 22 – Hearne King
January 6 – Dianne Bachman, Kathleen Gayle, January 23 – Samuel Ferrabee, Collin Mairena,
Ryan McElfresh Jennifer Taylor
January 7 – Ridge Dodd, Mary Rose Hazel, January 24 - Sarah Buongiorne, Mary Beth
Simon Hu, Mario Mairena Dwyer, JB Osborne, Evan Randell
January 8 – Emma Miller, Molly Wafle January 25 – David Bronston, Nate Burns, Natalie
January 9 – Sandra Fisher, Lois Rambo Loffman, Doug Quarles IV,
January 10 – Michael Osborne, Joe rose, Nancy Sielski
Daniel Ross, Conner Rossner, January 27 – Julia Appleton, Lolli Fensterer,
Shawn Shepherd Michael Homendy, Marlys McGrath,
January 11 – Peggy Conway, Delise Dickard, Anna Rosemary Miner, Christina Morin
Gayle, Caroline Masterson, January 28 – Norris Dickard, Nicholas George,
Elizabeth Miller Lucy Heartwell, Erin House,
January 12 – Eve Blackwell, Tom Sparks MC Moncure, Will Moss,
January 13 – Ashley Bogardus, Mary Deane, Catesby Willis
Kate Philpott, Douglas Quarles III January 29 – Martin Bass, Amy Melton,
January 14 – Victoria Ellis, J.T. Moriarty, Danny Ashby Morton, Susan Tyler
Reitwiesner, Lauren Valentine, January 30 – Ross Girvan, Tory Willis
Joan Yarus January 31 – Barbara Arlin, Theresa Koenig,
January 15 – Cathy Catron, Andrew Douglas, Lauren Makely
Jill Walsh, Lauren Yates

Thanks, Thanks and More Thanks


Thanks to our
wonderful Flower Guild,
our Altar Guild,
musicians, choristers,
and all other worship leaders
for glorious celebrations at Christmas time.

Photo by Ben Hicks

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ST. GEORGE’S STAFF COMMISSIONS AND CONTACTS
The Rev. James C. Dannals, Rector......................................................................................... 373-4133 Adult Formation ......................................... .............................................................................
Jim.Dannals@StGeorgesEpiscopal.net ........................................... (Home) ..................... 898-3644 Children’s Formation.................................. Kenna Glascock .................................... 371-5384
The Rev. Gay M. Rahn, Associate Rector ................................................................................ 373-4133 Youth Formation ........................................ Mac Smith ............................................. 898-3034
Gay.Rahn@StGeorgesEpiscopal.net................................................... (Home) ..................... 373-9250 Building & Grounds .................................... Earl Baughman...................................... 373-0324
The Rev. Thomas R. Hughes, Priest Associate .............................................................. 540-424-1719 Communications ........................................ .............................................................................
adenstone@gmail.com Webmaster ............ Ralph.Powell@StGeorgesEpiscopal.net............................... 368-5777
John H. Vreeland, Director of Music Ministries ......................................................................... 373-4133
Congregational Care.................................. Pat Mathews ......................................... 972-2534
John.Vreeland@StGeorgesEpiscopal.net
Carey D. Chirico, Director of Children’s Ministries/Director of Outreach Ministries. ................. 373-4133
Evangelism ................................................ .............................................................................
Carey.Chirico@StGeorgesEpiscopal.net Fellowship ................................................. .............................................................................
Anna Black, Director of Youth Ministries ................................................................................... 373-4133 Coffee Hour ......................................... .............................................................................
Anna.Black@StGeorgesEpiscopal.net Newcomers................................................ .............................................................................
Becky Stewart, Assistant Director of Music (Children) .............................................................. 373-4133 Greeters ............................................... .............................................................................
Becky.Stewart@StGeorgesEpiscopal.net Outreach.................................................... .............................................................................
Ben Hicks, Business Manager .................................................................................................. 373-4133 World Mission ............................................ Vicki Lewis ............................................ 373-0051
Ben.Hicks@StGeorgesEpiscopal.net Janice Brunson...................................... 370-1887
Nancy Schwartz, Parish Coordinator ........................................................................................ 373-4133 Stewardship ............................................... Frank Douglas ....................................... 710-0077
Office@StGeorgesEpiscopal.net Worship & Music ........................................ Thena Jones ......................................... 371-2304
Amy Bogardus, Nursery Coordinator Ushers .................................................. Tommy Thompson ................................ 371-1095
bogardae@yahoo.com Acolytes................................................ Thena Jones ......................................... 371-2304
Mariam Mubangu, Sexton Abbey Martinez ..................................... 288-1091
St. George’s Office Fax Machine .............................................................................................. 374-0923
Flower Scheduler ................................. Susan Graves........................................ 371-5656
Earl Baughman, Facilities Manager .......................................................................................... 373-4133
ebaughman@cox.net
Flower Guild ......................................... Jane Guerin ........................................... 972-6949
Lisa Bogardus, Director of Handbells........................................................................................ 373-4133 Cindy Helton .......................................... 373-6382
phbogardus@aol.com Altar Guild ............................................ Liz Myers ............................................... 373-2073
Jan Meredith, Newsletter Editor/Membership Coordinator ........................................................ 373-4133 Vicki Harrison ........................................ 898-0856
newsletter@stgeorgesepiscopal.net Lay Eucharistic Ministry (LEM) ............. Hurley Bogardus.................................... 899-6290
Lay Eucharistic Visitors (LEV) .............. Pat Baughman....................................... 373-0324
2011 VESTRY Liturgical Coordinators.......................... George Haliday ..................................... 891-4357
Barbara Blose, (2011), Buildings and Grounds ......................................................................... 374-0934
St. Georgian Newsletter ............................. Jan Meredith
Hurley Bogardus, (2010), World Mission/Worship & Music ....................................................... 899-6290
(Newsletter@StGeorgesEpiscopal.net) ..................................................... 368-9092
Frank Douglas, (2013), Outreach ............................................................................................. 710-0077
Dori Eglevsky, (2012), Junior Warden, Communications, Evangelism ...................................... 371-0540 OTHER GROUPS
Anne Carey Endler, (2013), Children’s Formation .................................................................... 286-2580 Archives ......................................................... Trip Wiggins ................................................371-3906
Richard Friesner, (2012), World Mission/Stewardship .............................................................. 654-3185 Docents .......................................................... Jean Rossbacher ........................................373-6722
Cindy Helton, (2013), Congregational Care/Fellowship ............................................................ 373-6382 Education for Ministry ..................................... Gay Rahn ....................................................373-4133
Melissa Mooney, (2013), Newcomers ....................................................................................... 368-2066 Episcopal Church Women (ECW) .................. Barbara Teal ....................................... 703-680-5443
Susan Morgan, (2012), Adult Education ................................................................................... 373-8461 Renewing for Ministry Capital Campaign (RfM 2) ...... Ben Wafle…….……. ...................................373-0443
Mary Jane O’Neill, Senior Warden, Personnel .......................................................................... 899-6543 Jim Branscome...................................... 371-1977
Mac Smith, (2011), Youth ......................................................................................................... 786-2652
Ben Wafle, (2011), Finance ...................................................................................................... 373-0443
Tom Meredith, Treasurer .......................................................................................................... 368-9092
Ben Hicks, Register .................................................................................................................. 373-1556
www.StGeorgesEpiscopal.net

St. George’s Episcopal Church


905 Princess Anne Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

This newsletter was prepared especially for


January
Sunday
2011
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
*Holy Eucharist + Rite I, 7:45 am LEGEND 1 New Year’s Day
Continuous Coffee Hour, 8:45am ELR - Elsie Lewis Room
Early Bird Education, 9:00 am FH - Faulkner Hall
Holy Eucharist + Rite III, 9:00 am K - Kitchen
Christian Education, 9:55 am Lib - Library
Holy Eucharist + Rite II, 11:00 am McG - McGuire Room
Youth Group, 5:00 pm MR – Meditation Room
Celtic Service and Communion, N – Nursery
5:30 pm G - Gallery
SH – Sydnor Hall
2* Feast of the 3 4 Prayer Shawl Knitters, 5 6 7 8
Epiphany Daily Office, Noon 10:00 am, FH Holy Eucharist, Noon EfM, 9:30 am, SH Daily Office, Noon Pilgrim’s Path, 8:30 am, FH
Dinner hosted Daily Office, Noon Jazz Ensemble Choir Daily Office, Noon First Friday Concert, Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal,
NO 9:00 am Worship Service
by St. Mary’s, EfM, 5:00 pm, SH Rehearsal, 7:00 pm, McG Organ Recital, 12:15 pm, 7:30 pm, SH 9:30 am, G
NO Christian Education
5:00 pm, SH EfM, 6:30 pm, FH Nave Chamber Ensemble Rehearsal,
World Mission Commission Bell Choir Rehearsal, 7:00 pm, G Choir of St. George’s, 12:30 pm, G
Epiphany Reception, 12:00 pm,
Meeting, 7:00, ELR 7:00 pm, McG Youth Confirmation Kick-Off
SH
Dinner, 6:00 pm, Dannals

9* 10 11 Mary Faulkner ECW, 12 13 14 15 Newsletter


Feast of the Baptism of our Daily Office, Noon 10:00 am, FH Holy Eucharist, Noon EfM, 9:30 am, SH Daily Office, Noon Deadline
Lord Community Dinner hosted Daily Office, Noon Jazz Ensemble Choir Daily Office, Noon Prayers & Squares,
Pilgrim’s Path, 8:30 am, FH
Outreach Commission Mtg, by Ferry Farm Baptist, EfM, 5:00 pm, SH Rehearsal, 7:00 pm, McG Food for Life pick up, 1:00 pm, Offsite
Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal,
12:15 pm, FH 5:00pm,SH Centering Prayer, 6:15 pm, Lib Pre School Board Meeting, 2:00 pm, FH
9:30 am, G
EfM, 6:30 pm, FH 7:00 pm, FH Choir of St. George’s,
Chamber Ensemble Rehearsal,
Book of Genesis, 7:00 pm, Lib 7;00 pm, McG
12:30 pm, G
Bell Choir Rehearsal, 7:00 pm, G
St. George’s Choir School, 6:00 Vestry Retreat
and 7:00 pm, MR

16* 17 Martin Luther 18 19 20 21 22


Integrity, 6:30 pm, SH King, Jr Daily Office, Noon Holy Eucharist, Noon EfM, 9:30 am, SH Daily Office, Noon Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal,
Chamber Concert, 3:00 pm, Nave EfM, 5:00 pm, SH Jazz Ensemble Choir Daily Office, Noon 9:30 am, G
Daily Office, Noon
Centering Prayer, 6:15 pm, Lib Rehearsal, 7:00 pm, McG Choir of St. George’s, Chamber Ensemble Rehearsal,
Congregational Care
EfM, 6:30 pm, FH Vestry Meeting, 7;00 pm, McG 12:30 pm, G
Commission Meeting,
Book of Genesis, 7:00 pm, Lib 7:00 pm, FH
1:00 pm, SH
Bell Choir Rehearsal, 7:00 pm, G
Community Dinner hosted
by St. George’s, 5:00 pm, SH
St. George’s Choir School, 6:00 Diocesan Council Meeting
Vestry Retreat Finance Committee Mtg, and 7:00 pm, MR
9:00 am, FH
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
Bob Dannals program, Daily Office, Noon Daily Office, Noon Holy Eucharist, Noon EfM, 9:30 am, SH Daily Office, Noon Couples Workshop, 9:00 am,
7:00 pm, SH Community Dinner hosted EfM, 5:00 pm, SH Jazz Ensemble Choir Daily Office, Noon FH
by St. George’s, Centering Prayer, 7:00 pm, Lib Rehearsal, 7:00 pm, McG Choir of St. George’s, Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal,
5:00 pm, SH EfM, 6:30 pm, FH 7;00 pm, McG 9:30 am, G
Prayer Service, Book of Genesis, 6:30 pm, Lib Chamber Ensemble Rehearsal,
7:00, Nave Bell Choir Rehearsal, 7:00 pm, G 12:30 pm, G
Community St. George’s Choir School, 6:00
Micah Sunday Dinner hosted and 7:00 pm, MR
Breakfast, 9:55 am, SH by St. Mary’s 5:00
30 pm, SH 31
For an up-to-date calendar, go to: http://www.StGeorgesEpiscopal.net/calendar/webcal.html
Those who give their time and talents
to enhance our worship...
January 2011 Servers
If you are scheduled to serve and cannot, find your replacement
then email or call the church office (373-4133) and Ralph Powell (368-5777)
by noon Tuesday with changes.
Sunday Services: 7:45 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
Updated 12/28/2010

Updates at: http://www.stgeorgesepiscopal.net/ServerSched2010.asp


Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday
January 2 January 9 January 16 January 23 January 30
2nd Sunday after 1st Sunday after Epiphany 2nd Sunday after 3rd Sunday after 4th Sunday after
Christmas Epiphany Epiphany Epiphany

7:45 a.m. Rite I

LECTOR/PRAYERS/LEM Ed Dinger Trip Wiggins John Coker Clyde Matthews Elizabeth Myers

2ND CHALICE Peter Myers Ed Dinger Trip Wiggins Trip Wiggins Clyde Matthews

GREETERS

9:00 a.m. Rite III

LITURGICAL COORDINATOR N/A Lee Anne Hecker David Morgan Ed Dinger Mary Jane O'Neill

PRAYERS N/A David Morgan Bryan Howell Linda Vinnedge

LESSONS N/A Peggy Marshall Bonnie Claire Kamei Ed Jones

CHALICE 1 (Pulpit side) N/A David Morgan Bryan Howell Bryan Howell Lee Anne Hecker

CHALICE 2 (Lectern side) N/A Carolyn Howell Carey Chirico David Morgan Anna Colopy

CHALICE 3 (Gallery) N/A Elizabeth Talbot Paul Colopy Peggy Marshall Kit Burns

CHALICE 4 (Floater) N/A Peggy Marshall Kit Burns Carolyn Howell Carey Chirico

PATEN 3 (Gallery) N/A Ed Jones Anna Colopy Ed Jones Paul Colopy

CRUCIFER N/A Ridge Dodd Matt Seaver Elle Hayes Ridge Dodd

SERVER N/A Hearne King Bonnie Claire Kamei Laura Catherine King Dominic West

CANDLE ACOLYTE N/A Libby King Alex Vaughan Lily Babbie Tyler Glascock

GOSPEL BOOK BEARER N/A Brooks Hayden Lydia Bryant Laura Burkle Molly Bryant

GREETERS N/A

USHERS * J T Moriarty * Marli Roberson * Bill Sielski * Rusty Dodd


Janis Hales Don Roberson Ed Sielski Ian Valentine
* (Head Usher) N/A
Kathy Maxfield Whitney Rose Wally King Richard Pierson
Philip King James Maxfield Doc King Kevin Jones

LEV N/A Pat Baughman N/A N/A N/A

11:00 a.m. Rite II

LITURGICAL COORDINATOR Anna Colopy Debbie Haliday Pam Jewett-Bullock Joyce Steele Charles Bullock

PRAYERS Hannah Cannon Joyce Steele Barbara Willis Julie Schwarz

LESSONS Linda Vinnedge Thena Jones Hannah Cannon Hurley Bogardus

CHALICE 1 (Pulpit side) Linda Burdette Thena Jones Pam Jewett-Bullock Hurley Bogardus Cynthia Ellis

CHALICE 2 (Lectern side) Julie Schwarz Joyce Steele Barbara Willis Julie Schwarz Connie Smith

CHALICE 3 (Gallery) Connie Smith Lee Anne Hecker Jeanette Cadwallender Linda Burdette Joyce Steele

CHALICE 4 (Floater) Lana Digges Mark Steele Tres Seaver Tres Seaver Elizabeth Talbot

PATEN 3 (Gallery) Ralph Powell Bill Carter Nick Cadwallender Ralph Powell Mark Steele

CRUCIFER Matthew Martinez Mary Gray Johnson Kristen Steele Christopher Vaughn Simon Hu

SERVER Hannah Cannon Fitzhugh Johnson Valerie Simons Maggie Stoffel Hannah Cannon

CANDLE ACOLYTE Emily Martinez Scotland Kemper Thena Jones Melanie Vaughn Lennon Hu

GOSPEL BOOK BEARER Linda Burdette Thena Jones Pam Jewett-Bullock Hurley Bogardus Cynthia Ellis

GREETERS
USHERS * Bob Carter * Alan Gayle * Mark Steele * Vicki Lewis * Bob Thompson
Peggy Conway Fitz Johnson Champe Corbin Jim Lewis Bob Washington
* (Head Usher) Julie Schwarz Bill Harris Kathryn Riso Chip Willis Joe Sers
Tom Digges Julie Harris Alex Sigler Gail Howard Soni Sers

COUNTERS Mac Smith Frank Douglas Ralph Powell Ann Carey Endler Melissa Mooney
Richard Friesner Hurley Bogardus Ed Jones Mary Jane O'Neill Dori Eglevsky

FLOWER GUILD Iris Cheatham Anne Brauer Jeanette Cadwallender Peggy Marshall Gail Braxton
Christine Szymanski

Month of January:
Altar Guild: Thena Jones, Sharon Null, Leslie Pugh, Susan Tyler