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ANNOUNCEMENTS Sunday, February 12, 2017

Today Nursery Care. Infants and children up to age five are welcome in the church nursery. The nursery is open from 7:45 am - 12:15 pm and is staffed by warm, caring adults who look after our children. Crayons and paper are also available in the Buddy Baskets at the back of the Nave. Holy Eucharist, Rite I, 8:00 am, Nave. Orkney Springs comes to Arlington! Shrine Mont Forum, 9:30am-10:15 in the Parish Hall. Come get a taste of Shrine Mont without even leaving the county- Kirk Gibson is joining us to help us reflect on the history of Shrine Mont, and also look ahead to the future-- including construction and other improvements flowing from their Shout it from the Mountain campaign. This is also a way to look ahead to our Parish Retreat this spring, and to the multiplicity of opportunities for reflection this summer-- including summer camp! Sunday School and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, preschool through 12th grade, 9:30-10:15 am, Upstairs.

The Week Ahead

Next Sunday

Monday, February 13 Food Pantry, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Door #3 HOST, 5:30 – 6:30 PM, Parish Hall

Nursery Care. Infants and children up to age five are welcome in the church nursery. The nursery is open from 7:45 am - 12:15 pm and is staffed by warm, caring adults who look after our children. Crayons and paper are also available in the Buddy Baskets at the back of the Nave.

Tuesday, February 14 Food Pantry, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Door #3 Office Closing Early, 1:30 pm. HOST, 5:30 – 6:30 PM, Parish Hall Wednesday, February 15 Food Pantry, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Door #3 Holy Eucharist, Noon, Nave HOST, 5:30 – 6:30 PM, Parish Hall

Holy Eucharist, Rite I, 8:00 am, Nave. Going Deeper with Today’s Gospel, 9:30am -10:15 in the Parish Hall. Join today’s preacher to discuss this week’s gospel. Holy Eucharist, Rite II, 10:30 am, Nave.

Thursday, February 16 Food Pantry, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Door #3 Children’s Choirs, 6:30 PM, Music Room Saint George’s Choir, 7:30 PM, Music Room

Coffee Hour, following the 10:30 Service, Parish Hall.

Friday, February 17 Food Pantry, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Door #3

Holy Eucharist, Rite II, 10:30 am, Nave. Coffee Hour, following the 10:30 Service, Parish Hall. Labyrinth, 3:00 PM, Nave Contemplative Eucharist, 4:00, Nave First Supper Club, 6:00 pm, Nando’s Peri-Peri. Join us for South African food at Nando’s Peri-Peri, 4401 Wilson Blvd. (at Glebe Road). Questions? Contact Mike Nelson (703-598-5187).

O God, the strength of all who put their trust in you: Mercifully accept our prayers; and because in our weakness we can do nothing good without you, give us the help of your grace, that in keeping your commandments we may please you both in will and deed; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. ~Book of Common Prayer, page 216

NEED SPACE? Saint George's is a busy place with over 60 regular building users including ministry groups, Bible studies, self-help groups, conferences, condo association meetings, parties, and more. Need space? See below for reservation instructions.

FOR ALL PARISH EVENTS (MINISTRY OR CHURCH RELATED GROUPS) (Bible studies, church meetings, concert series, fellowship events, ministry meetings, etc.)

1. Contact Joel Wood, Parish Administrator at [email protected] or at 703.525.8286 to discuss availability and to make a final reservation. Please note: 

Reservations are not final until you receive a separate confirmation from the Parish Administrator.

Please do not assume that a room is available if it appears free on the calendar.

Please do not change room assignments, unless approved by the Parish Administrator prior to the event.

FOR NON-PARISH EVENTS (Birthday party of parishioner or non-parishioner, anniversary party, conference, classroom use, conference, music recording or recital, etc.)

1. Visit our website ( to learn more about rooms and pricing. 2. Contact Tracy Yeager, Space Rental coordinator at [email protected] or call 703.596.3715. Please note: 

Reservations are not final until you receive a separate confirmation from the Space Rental Coordinator.

Parish Events take priority.

A $300 security deposit is required for ALL events.



Register for Shrine Mont today! 24 February 2017 @ 7:30pm Circa 1700: European Treasures for 2 violas da gamba Amy Domingues, Donna Fournier, Anthony Harvey 31 March 2017 @ 8:00pm Characters of the Dance: A Baroque Dance performance Page Whitley-Bauguess, with instrumentalists Mark your calendar for Saint George’s Annual Shrinmont Retreat, April 21-23, 2017. Join your fellow Saint Georgians for this opportunity for relaxation, reflection, connection and fellowship in the beautiful Shenandoah Mountains. Brochures and registration forms (printed on green paper) are located in the Narthex (across from the Parish Administrator's office), at the back of the Nave, and in the Parish Hall. You can also visit our homepage and click on the Shrine Mont link in the rotator, to register online. Early bird registration is due March 5, 2017 and the last date to register is April 2, 2017. Questions? Speak to Elena Keydel ([email protected]), Don George ([email protected]) or Katie Wells ([email protected]).

Shrine Mont Camps Registration! Registration is open for youth summer camp and for family camp on the Mountain at Shrine Mont! Now is a great time to start coordinating with your friends so that you can have fun up there together this summer. The links below include descriptions and dates of each camp, along with prices. There is also information on their website about scholarships, and the pre-camp webinar video also provides a helpful overview of the camps for those who haven't participated before. Many youth across the Diocese consider Shrine Mont to be a spiritual home and a source of refreshment and encouragement. Need Volunteers at the Court House Shelter A-SPAN has set aside the third Sunday of every month for St. Georgians to volunteer at their shelter. Our next Sundays will be January 15 and February 19 and March 19. Volunteers will serve dinner and clean up between 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. The shelter’s new location is about a block from the Courthouse Metro Stop. The address is: 2020-A N. 14th St. Arlington, VA 22201 (No te that the 2020-A entrance is only a few feet further on from the main 2020 entrance. John Churchman will be waiting at the entrance.) After you enter the building, take the elevator up to the third floor. To volunteer, please contact: John Churchman at [email protected] or 703-532-6375.


"Judges and Kings and Presidents, Oh My!" In the run-up to Presidents' Day weekend, on February 12 at 7 pm in the Rhodes Room our St. George's 20s & 30s group will be having their Non-Trivial Pursuits gathering and discussing the beginnings of our nation and the organization of the Episcopal Church, the similarities and differences that the Episcopal Church has with the Anglican Church in England, and the interactions between faiths and governments going all the way back to the books of Judges and Kings." Embodied Voice, Spirit Embodied Workshop, Saturday, Feb 25 from 1:00-3:00pm, Parish Hall. Participants in this workshop will explore breath awareness, vocal sensation and vibration, and movement as we discover the spirit within and commune with the Divine Spirit. We will explore the Psalms as a means of embodied prayer. Please come dressed to move comfortably. Handouts will be provided. This workshop is led by Melissa Hurt, owner of Integrative Studio, and Lessac certified trainer of voice, speech, and movement. Please email Melissa if you plan on attending at [email protected] The workshop will be Saturday, Feb 25 from 1:00-3:00pm and costs $20. Please have exact cash or check available at the beginning of the workshop. MARCH EVENTS Ash Wednesday Services, March 1st at 7am, Noon, and 7:30pm, in the Nave.

Lenten Study, Sunday’s from March 5th through April 9th, during Adult Forum (9:30-10:15 am, Parish Hall) and during 20s and 30s (7:00 pm, Rhodes Room). This Lent we will be exploring the “5 Marks of Love” that characterize the Divine life. Throughout Lent we will be partnering with the Society of St John the Evangelist. Each participant will receive their own study book to

continue to use throughout this Lenten series. Don't let Lent be just another forty days without a coke. Let this Lent be the one that transforms you with this exciting spiritual discipline. If you would like to participate, please sign up by emailing [email protected] with your full name and email. You will then be automatically signed up to receive your daily emails and Lenten discipline book! We look forward to walking with you through this Lenten series. " ~The Rev. Michael Sahdev, Deacon

to [email protected] You can volunteer weekly or monthly - anything helps! Thank you! SOCIAL JUSTICE

VOICE Update St. George's VOICE Core Leaders attended the regional VOICE meeting on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 29th at Fairfax United Methodist Church. The regional meeting typically draws 100 members from VOICE congregations--this meeting drew over 300 attendees, including many new Muslim members. The meeting included prayers, an opportunity to meet others and regional caucuses. Volunteers suggested Life, Community, and Faith Class, Tuesdays nights durways to support travelers stranded by the immigration ban ing Lent, March 7th through April 11th, 7-9:00 PM, at Dulles. Rhodes Room In 2017, VOICE is committed to: *create a rapid response to hate crimes This class is for YOU if… *monitor and respond to legislation that targets immigrants, refugees and low income households 1. You are looking for a spiritual practice for Lent *identify a "twin" institution where faith institutions can 2. You want to explore your faith journey in a very intenwork with vulnerable populations, build their leadership tional way for 6 weeks. and respond to local needs 3. You think you might want to become a member of Saint *raise funds for a new organizer to reach out to the Muslim George's and immigrant communities 4. You are wondering if the Episcopal Church is right for St. George's VOICE team is: you. *investigating a "twin" relationship with an apartment com5. You have been active for a while but have never been plex on Columbia Pike confirmed or received from the denomination you grew up *continuing to build our relationship with Iglesia San Jose in. and Macedonia Baptist Church *supporting local legislative action at the Arlington County You can be a complete newcomer, a long-time participant level, currently focusing on the 2018 County budget or anyone in-between. Class members commit to attend the *welcoming new members who are interested in working class every Tuesday and come to church every Sundayfor 6 within the VOICE framework for social justice. Check out weeks (unless there is an unavoidable conflict). the website at Join us at our monthly Core Team meeting, the second Class Limit: 12 people Monday of every month, 7:30am at Silver Diner. Sign up for leadership training on Tuesday evening, Feb. 28th at 7pm at Registration: Email our rector the Arlington Unitarian Universalist Church. at [email protected] with questions or to For more information, contact Kathie Panfil, Norma Kacen, sign up! Susan Kuhn or Nina Janopaul OUTREACH

Refugee Ministry For more info about St. George's refugee ministry, visit: http://

Volunteers needed for HOST! We are currently seeking more volunteers for St. George's HOST program. In partnership with A-SPAN , the volunteers for HOST (Helping Others, Setting Tables) invite our homeless neighbors into Room 114 or the Parish Hall on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings for coffee, conversation, nourishment, and contact with A-SPAN case workers. Interested in helping out on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm? Please contact Erin McCabe for more details by sending an email

PRAYER LIST To make or renew a prayer request or to make a flower donation, please contact the parish office at 703.525.8286 or [email protected] Today’s flowers are given by the Flower Guild. To donate flowers please email [email protected]

We pray for: Victoria Dorrian George Sibert Becky Williams and Mel Lilliston Dona Beaston Dan Swearingen Howard Florian Lucy Denney Ben Smuthkochorn Susan Schiller Robert Grundborg Anna Mirer and the Cash family

Submitted by: Hal and Kay Bean The Very Rev. Shearon Sykes Williams The Very Rev. Shearon Sykes Williams Fred and Celita Varn Ken Grundborg Norine Florian The Very Rev. Shearon Sykes Williams Loretta Goodwin Susan Kuhn Ken Grundborg Allison Otto Allison Otto The Very Rev. Shearon Sykes Williams Denise Cormaney The Reverend John E. Shellito

Elise Trucks and family

John Dumsick Joy Cruikshank Robert and Kathie Panfil

Relationship Granddaughter Parishioner Parishioners Friend Friend Brother-in-law Parishioner Friend Friend Brother Friend(s) Friend(s) Parishioner Mother Parishioners

For the departed we pray for: Sandra Bennette, relative of George and Penny DeFilippi; Phyllis Newbrough Pile, mother of Stephanie Pile; Wayne Panfil , Brother of Robert Panfil; Henry Nejako, friend of Mary Martha Churchman; For those deployed overseas: We pray for:

Submitted by:


Emily Cox

Larry Carnahan


Shelton Haynie

Brian Glenn


Brian Covell Family Winnie Hofstetter

Family Friends

Matt McAllister


Allison Otto

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Lusaka - (Central Africa) The Rt Revd David Njovu In the Diocese of Virginia Cycle of Prayer: St. David's, Aylett; St. Mary's, Arlington; Vauter's, Loretto; Hanover with Brunswick, King George. In the Region 3 (Arlington Episcopal) Cycle of Prayer: We pray for all clergy and laity; especially at Saint Mary’s. In St. George’s Cycle of Prayer: We pray for the Vestry and all who are homeless and hungry in our community.

Community of Hope is a team committed to prayerful listening as a means of lay pastoral care and support—for those St. Georgians who have put someone on the prayer list. If you would like more information about the Community of Hope ministry, please contact Jessica West at [email protected] or Keith Fairbrother at [email protected]

This week’s birthdays: Zachary Allin (13), John Harrard (13), Sophie DeLeo (14), Bradford Hardin (14), Alice Morris (14), Charlotte Crockett (16), Gabriel Tiano (16), Elena Keydel (17), Ron Temple (18).