Rev. Denise M. Childers PASTOR
MARCH 24, 2013 SUNDAY WORSHIP 10:30 AM
ST. GEORGE’S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 4910 OX ROAD, FAIRFAX, VA 22030 OFFICE: 703.385.4550 EMAIL: OFFICE@STGUMC.ORG PRESCHOOL: 703.385.4422 OUR LENTEN WORSHIP The theme for our Lenten worship this year is Jesus’ proclamation: I AM. Sunday, March 24: “HE IS: King of Kings” Passion/Palm Sunday Sunday, March 31: “I AM: The Resurrection and the Life” Easter Sunday NEWCOMER’S CLASS Pastor Denise is offering a newcomer’s class on Sunday, April 14, 2013 in her office. If you have questions, you may reach the office at 703.385.4550 or email Pastor Denise (PastorDenise@stgumc.org).
WE’RE UPDATING THE CHURCH DIRECTORY If you have new contact information for the church directory, please let us know so that it may be updated. Feel free to email Beth in the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 703-385-4550. An update form will be left in the narthex, if you prefer. Thank you to everyone who has updated us so far!
HOLY THURSDAY WORSHIP SERVICE March 28 – 7:30 PM [CHILD CARE WILL BE AVAILABLE]
GOOD FRIDAY WORSHIP March 29 – 7:30 PM [CHILD CARE WILL BE AVAILABLE]
EASTER SUNDAY March 31 Sunrise Service – 6:45 AM Breakfast – 7:30 AM Easter Egg Hunt – 9:00 AM Fellowship – 10:00 AM Easter Worship – 10:30 AM
UNITED METHODIST YOUTH FELLOWSHIP (UMYF) 7th through 12th grades APRIL 21ST: FOOTBALL GAME Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM DETAILS: Choir rehearsal will take place immediately after church service Light lunch will be served Counselors will drive participants to the field by 1:00 PM Note: Anyone not in the church service should be at the field by 1:00 PM Parents/Guardians should pick up youth by 3:00 PM at the school LOCATION: Oakview Elementary School 5004 Sideburn Road Fairfax, VA 22032
YOUNG YOUTH CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP (YYCF) 4th through 6th grades April 7TH: PRACTICING YOUTH SUNDAY PRESENTATION Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
UNITED METHODIST MEN ACTIVITIES FOR MARCH The following UMM activities are scheduled during March 2013. UMM volunteers are needed for each one. We would like to encourage men in the congregation who have not yet been active in UMM to consider joining us at any of these events and enjoy the fellowship of our great group of men committed to serving our church, our returning veterans, and our community. SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2013 UMM EASTER BREAKFAST FOR SUNRISE SERVICE
MUSIC NOTES Hosanna and Alleluia Choirs will meet Thursdays at 6:00 PM in the Music Room. We are preparing the musical “Happy Days” to be presented on Sunday, April 14TH during worship. Chancel Choir meets at 7:00 PM during the Lenten Season on Thursdays in the Music Room. We are preparing for Holy Week and Easter Sunday, as well as Sunday worship. Please join us!
WELCOME REV. DR. GARY MASON St. George’s UMC is pleased to welcome guest speaker Rev. Dr. Gary Mason on Sunday, April 7, 2013 when he will host a dialogue on Building Peace in East Belfast. Rev. Dr. Gary Mason is a Methodist clergyperson in Belfast, Ireland and serves as the Senior Minister and Mission Superintendent at the East Belfast Mission – a voice for peace and hope in an area plagued by conflict. He will host a dialogue at St. George’s at 9:00 AM, to be followed by a 10:00 AM reception and 10:30 sermon. All are welcome to join us!
TITHES AND OFFERINGS EXPENSES NET LOSS
ST. GEORGE’S STAFF CONTACT INFORMATION Rev. Denise M. Childers, Pastor email@example.com 703.385.4550 ext 101
FINANCE UPDATE JAN. 1 – FEB. 28 2013
THANK YOU FROM ANNE KRAMER Dear Staff Parish Committee and congregants, there are so many wonderful people at St. George’s who do so much for the community and each other. I am most humble to have worked at St. George’s for 9+ years. Thank you, congregants, for the generous bonus check. And thanks, also, for the autographed picture. It is full of very kind and generous words and is a treasure. Again, thank you and shalom.
Expenses are under budget due to the Music Director vacancy as well as office positions in the beginning of the year. It should be noted that only 60% of our apportionments have been budgeted and paid through February. Weekly giving has averaged $8,415 per week through March 10, 2013.
Beth Dash Administrative Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org 703.385.4550 ext 100 Julaine Ricard Preschool Director email@example.com 703.385.4550 ext 110 Kevin Phillips Admin and IT Support firstname.lastname@example.org 703.385.4550 ext 100 Sylvia Mulherin, M.M. Interim Music Director email@example.com 703.385.4550 ext 105 Jen Youngen Coord., Youth Activities firstname.lastname@example.org
WEEKLY ACTIVITIES SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2013 PALM/PASSION SUNDAY 9:00 AM Sunday School 10:00 AM Fellowship 10:30 AM Worship 3:30 PM FACETS - meal prep Celebration Singers - no evening 5:00 PM rehearsal 5:30 PM Disciple 4 Class 6:00 PM UMYF in FH+WR+JrHi+SrHi+Kitchen MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2013 Girl Scouts 1865 not meeting today Preschool is not in session today Boy Scout Troop 1865 not meeting today Girl Scouts 1865 not meeting today 7:00 PM AA Women in 106 TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013 Preschool is not in session today 9:30 AM Exercise in 204 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013 Preschool is not in session today THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013 MAUNDY THURSDAY Preschool is not in session today 7:30 PM AA-#164 in 106 7:30 PM Maundy Thursday Worship FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2013 GOOD FRIDAY Preschool is not in session today 4:00 PM Girl Scout Troop 1731 in 204 7:30 PM Good Friday Worship SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2013 10:00 AM AA in 106 SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2013 EASTER SUNDAY 6:45 AM Sunrise Service 7:30 AM UMM Easter Breakfast 9:00 AM Easter Egg Hunt 9:00 AM Sunday School Celebration Singers - meet for robes 10:00 AM and rehearsal 10:00 AM Fellowship 10:30 AM Worship
VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES The schedules of those who serve as ushers, greeters, Happy Club leaders, children’s church leaders, and counters are now on our website (www.stgumc.org), under the Worship tab. If you need to check your dates for serving, you can easily do so. Thanks for serving! RED ATTENDANCE PADS Now that we have new staff working in the office, it would be very helpful if you would put complete names in the attendance folders each Sunday. It is difficult to input attendance when we only have a family name, rather than individual members. Thanks for your help!
Serving Next Sunday
Carol HenryChappell Ellise Williams Mary Sue Frances Brian Sachlis Jessica Summer Bev Turner Brad Moore Jay Haley
Kathy Cagle Margaret Becking
Lay Reader Acolyte Ushers Happy Club
Carol HenryChappell Addy Normann EASTER SUNDAY! All hands on deck! Steve Bruck CHILDREN’S MUSICAL Chuck and Kathryn Heberle Chuck Heberle Frank Ford
ATTENDANCE SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2013