Rev. Denise M. Childers Pastor
March 17, 2013 Sunday Worship 10:30 AM St. George’s United Methodist Church 4910 Ox Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 Office: (703) 385-4550 firstname.lastname@example.org Preschool: (703) 385-4422 OUR LENTEN WORSHIP The theme for our Lenten worship this year is Jesus’ proclamation: I AM. Sunday March 17: “I AM: The Way, the Truth and the Life” Sunday, March 24: “HE IS: King of Kings” Passion/Palm Sunday Sunday, March 31: “I AM: The Resurrection and the Life” Easter Sunday
SUPPLIES FOR BETHANY HOUSE United Methodist Women (UMW) is collecting supplies for Bethany House, which provides temporary homes for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Items needed: toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning products, large kitchen trash bags, and dishwashing detergent. Please put items in the plastic bin (marked for Bethany House) under the UMW bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall. Thanks for your support! 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 at email@example.com or call 703-385-4550. An update form will be left in the narthex, if you prefer. Thank you!
PALM/PASSION SUNDAY March 24
HOLY THURSDAY WORSHIP SERVICE March 28 – 7:30 PM
GOOD FRIDAY WORSHIP OUR LENTEN STUDY We continue to offer a Lenten Study during the Sunday School hour on the topic of Forgiveness. We meet at 9:00 AM each week in Rooms 202/204. All adults are welcome.
March 29 – 7:30 PM
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
CONGRATULATIONS TO FACETS
(UNITED METHODIST YOUTH FELLOWSHIP) 7TH THROUGH 12TH GRADES
RECOGNIZED AS 2013 LARGE NONPROFIT OF THE YEAR!
MARCH 17TH – SANDWICH MAKING FOR RISING HOPE Each person should bring 2 loaves of bread, 2 packages of meat, and a package of cheese. APRIL 21ST – FOOTBALL GAME Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM DETAILS: Choir rehearsal will follow 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
The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce recently recognized FACETS as the 2013 Large Nonprofit of the Year.
Thank you and congratulations to the FACETS staff, supporters, and the more than 3,000 volunteers for their 25 years of work to improve the lives of people in Fairfax County and City. FEEDING HUNGRY CHILDREN FACETS has invited our help during the week of March 24, 2013, Spring Break in Fairfax County, as children who normally eat at school will be in need of meals. The following items are needed:
LOCATION: Oakview Elementary School 5004 Sideburn Road, Fairfax, VA 22032
(YOUNG YOUTH CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP) 4th through 6th grades Looking ahead: April 7TH: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Practicing Youth Sunday Presentation PRAYER QUILT MEETING The Prayer Quilt Group is planning to meet on Monday, March 18, 2013 from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM in Room 205.
16 boxes of macaroni and cheese 4 bags of baby carrots 4 bags of apples 2 packages of butter/margarine (4 sticks in each box) 1 large bottle of ranch dressing
The sign up form is in the narthex. Items need to be delivered to the church by Sunday, March 24, 2013. Volunteers are needed to help prepare the food on Tuesday, March 26, 2013. Please sign up if you can help or contact: Denise Jones, Outreach Co-Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Shirley Nelms (email@example.com). Thank you!
UNITED METHODIST MEN ACTIVITIES FOR MARCH The following UMM activities are scheduled for March 2013. UMM volunteers are needed for each one and 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. SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2013 PRE-EASTER CLEANUP OF OUTSIDE CHAPEL
START TIME 9:00 AM
SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2013 UMM EASTER BREAKFAST FOR SUNRISE SERVICE
We also welcome Kevin Phillips as our Administrative and IT Support Assistant in the church office. Kevin’s regular hours are 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Many of us have gotten to know Kevin as he has been at work for several months now, but please continue to help both Beth and Kevin to find their way around. We are very happy to welcome Sylvia Mulherin as our Interim Director of Music Ministries. Sylvia serves as our organist and pianist, as the Chancel Choir Director, and as the Director of our Alleluia and Hosanna choirs. We are grateful for her leadership and the many gifts she brings to our worshipping community!
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 TO OUR NEW STAFF! We welcome Beth Dash as our new Administrative Assistant in the church office. She has just completed her second week here and her usual hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. When you come by or call, please introduce yourself and help her to get to know who you are.
ST. GEORGE’S STAFF CONTACT INFORMATION Rev. Denise M. Childers, Pastor firstname.lastname@example.org 703.385.4550 ext 101 Beth Dash, Administrative Assistant email@example.com 703.385.4550 ext 100 Julaine Ricard, Preschool Director firstname.lastname@example.org 703.385.4550 ext 110 Kevin Phillips, Admin and IT Support email@example.com 703.385.4550 ext 100 Sylvia Mulherin, M.M., Int. Music Director firstname.lastname@example.org 703.385.4550 ext 105 Jen Youngen, Coord., Youth Activities email@example.com
WEEKLY ACTIVITIES SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2013 Morning Prayer and Communion Svc. Sunday School Fellowship Worship YYCF Meeting in Rm. 106 Celebration Singers in Music Room Disciple 4 Class UMYF in FH+WR+JrHi+SrHi+Kitchen MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013 9:30 AM Prayer Quilt Meeting 10:00 AM Preschool Chapel in Sanctuary 7:00 PM AA Women in 106 Boy Scout Troop 1865 in Fellowship 7:30 PM Hall, Wesley Room, JrHigh, SrHigh 8:00 PM New Worship Planning Meeting TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013 9:30 AM Exercise in 204 10:00 AM Preschool Chapel in Sanctuary 11:00 AM Staff Meeting 7:30 PM Staff Parish Meeting WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2013 9:20 AM Preschool Music & Movement 6:30 PM Girl Scout Troop 2046 in 204 7:00 PM AA in 106 7:30 PM Al Anon in SrH Room 7:30 PM Finance Meeting in Wesley Room THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2013 9:00 AM Easter Egg Hunt in the Preschool 10:00 AM Intercessory Prayer Group 6:00 PM Cherub Choir in 202 Hosanna and Alleluia Choirs (1st-6th 6:00 PM graders) in Music Room 7:30 PM AA-#164 in Rm. 106 7:30 PM Chancel Choir FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013 4:00 PM Girl Scout Troop 1731 in 204 SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2013 9:00 AM Outdoor cleanup 10:00 AM AA in 106 SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2013 9:00 AM Sunday School 10:00 AM Fellowship 10:30 AM Worship 3:30 PM FACETS in the Kitchen 5:00 PM Celebration Singers in the Music Rm. 5:30 PM Disciple 4 Class 6:00 PM UMYF in FH+WR+JrHi+SrHi+Kitchen 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:30 AM 3:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:30 PM 6:00 PM
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 Katrina Ricard Karl and Kathy Cagle Jeff Root Julaine Ricard Parker Normann No Children’s Church Phyllis Miller Debi Salman Jeff Root
Carol HenryChappell Ellise Williams Mary Sue Frances Brian Sachlis Jessica Summer Bev Turner Brad Moore Jay Haley Cheryl Eyre Kathy Cagle Margaret Becking
Lay Reader Acolyte Ushers Happy Club Children’s Church Greeter Counters
ATTENDANCE SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2013