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NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS September 1, 2013 THANK YOU Words cannot express our deep appreciation and thanks to each of you for your support, kindness, fellowship, generosity, and prayers throughout Ralph’s illness and death. Many, many thanks. - The Ralph Smith Family MUSIC NOTES Like music? Wish you could sing? Want to get involved but don’t think you would be able to participate? Think again! Can you count to 4? Do you know your left hand from your right? Can you commit to being with us once a week? You can ring bells. Yes, it’s really that easy! Hand bells will begin on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 7:30 PM in the music room. All people from 5th grade and up are welcome to come join us. For more information, contact Joanna Dietz through the main office. All of our choirs will begin the week of September 8, 2013. The schedule is as follows: Sundays Youth Choir (Celebration 5:00 PM Singers) 7th-12th grades Tuesdays Hand Bell Choir 7:30 PM 5th grade-Adult Thursdays Children’s (Cherub and 6:00 PM Alleluia) preschool-6th grade Thursdays Chancel Choir for adults 7:30 PM

UMW EVENTS The UMW Back-To-School Bake Sale is next Sunday before and after the worship service. Please bring your goodies (already packaged) to the fellowship hall before 10:00 AM. The executive board will meet at noon following the bake sale in room 204.  Tues, 9/10, 7:30 pm: Marilyn-Mildred Circle meets at Denise Wright’s home.  Wed, 9/11, 9:30 am: Ella Marshall Circle meets at Nelda Funkhouser's home.  Thurs, 9/12, 10:00 am: Mary Martha Circle meets at Nancy Sanderhoff’s home.  Sat, 9/14, Alexandria District UMW Spiritual Life Event @ Sudley UMC FACETS The Marilyn Mildred Circle prepared meals on Sunday evening for homeless and needy people. They served 69 meals at the four sites in Fairfax City. Kitchen workers included Sheila Coffin, Mary Sue France, Robin Sachlis, Debi Salman, and her friend, Lyn Vice. The delivery team included Duane and Ann Riege and Kathleen McLane. Shoppers were Jean and Al Polk, pick-up for milk (children) were Kathy and Chuck Heberle, and Margaret Becking delivered leftover meals to the Lamb Center on Monday. Many thanks to all who helped!


DONATE BLOOD St. George's is supporting St. Stephen's United Methodist Church in its blood drive on Monday, September 16, 2013. Blood drive hours are 2:00-7:00 P.M. St. Stephen's is located at 9203 Braddock Road in Burke. Donors must be in good health, weigh at least 110 pounds, be at least 17 years old (16 with parents' consent), and not have donated since July 22nd. The ALYX System will be available for those who wish to make a "double red" donation. To schedule an appointment, contact Roger Hartman [rogerhartman47@gmail.com or 703.425.7268]. Roger prefers that donors make appointments, but walk-ins will be accepted. FOOD PANTRY NEEDS The pantry is low on items such as canned vegetables, pastas, spaghetti sauce, canned fruit, peanut butter. jelly (any flavor) and diapers sizes 4 and 5. Please bring in your non-perishable items to help stock up. PRESCHOOL NEWS The preschool is gearing up for the 20132014 school year. Thursday the 5th and Friday the 6th the staff and teachers will host an open house in preparation for the start of classes on Monday September 9th. Our thoughts and prayers are with the staff, teachers, and students as they prepare for a new year. Space is available for registration. For more information please contact Jessica Summer at 703-385-4422 or Director@stgpreschool.com.

WEEKLY EVENTS SUNDAY September 1 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:30 AM

Sunday School Fellowship Worship

MONDAY September 2 7:00 PM 7:00 PM

AA Women Boy Scout Troop 1865

TUESDAY September 3 9:30 AM

Exercise

WEDNESDAY September 4 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:30 PM

Girl Scout Troop 2046 AA #106 Al Anon

THURSDAY September 5 7:30 PM 7:30 PM

AA #164 Chancel Choir

FRIDAY September 6 Nothing Scheduled

SATURDAY September 7 10:00 AM

AA

SUNDAY September 8 UMW BACK TO SCHOOL BAKE SALE 9:00 AM Sunday School 10:00 AM Fellowship 10:30 AM Worship 12:00 PM UMW Board Meeting SERVING NEXT SUNDAY ALLE SHILSTRA

ACOLYTE

SERVING TODAY ALLE SHILSTRA MORGAN WHITEHORNE

USHERS

KEITH SADDLER BRIAN SACHLIS

HAPPY CLUB

KATIE EGAN BEV TURNER

KATHY & KARL CAGLE ALICIA RODRIGUEZ JESSICA SUMMER TRACY WHITE

[NO CHILDREN’S CHURCH]

BRAD MOORE CURT MOORE

[TBA] JEFF ROOT [TBA]

[TBA] PHYLLIS MILLER [TBA]

LAY READER

CHILDREN’S CHURCH GREETERS COUNTERS

ADDY NORMANN

ATTENDANCE SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 2013

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