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The St. Georgian “Growing into Christ + Reaching out in Love” Volume 9/Issue 6

St. George’s Episcopal Church

Summer Schedule Continues Summer Schedule Holy Eucharist, Rite 1, 7:45 am Holy Eucharist, 10:00 am Celtic Service and Communion, 5:30 pm

June 2009

All (especially newcomers) are invited to attend Saturday Night Supper for special Fellowship time. This month’s supper will be held at the home of Bryan and Carolyn Howell, 790 Winterberry Drive, Fredericksburg 22405 on June 6th at 7:00 pm. Please bring a beverage for social time and a dish to share for dinner. Call the Howells at 540-368-2777 to let them know you can attend.

Parish Retreat at Shrine Mont October 9-11

HURRY! Time is running out! Complete your registration with payment in full by May 31st and receive a $25 discount per family.

Parish Picnic Join us on June 7th at Hurkamp Park for our annual picnic and Eucharist at 10:00 am. We will have the service in the park (pray for beautiful weather like the past two years) followed by delicious food and music. Don’t forget to bring a chair or blanket to sit upon (Some chairs will be provided) and a dish to share with all your fellow St. Georgians. Hot dogs, fried chicken and lemonade will be provided.

You may find the brochures in the tract rack in the Narthex or in the church office. Join the other 25 parishioners who have already registered and get prepared for a fun time in the mountains in October.

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Senior Warden As we move into the summer months, early this year it seems we are also moving into the summer church schedule. We are on the summer worship schedule with reduced educational programs, choir. Everything slows down in the summer. What I hope does not slow down is the momentum and energy behind so many of our Outreach and other programs that provide assistance to the community. We have FredCamp coming up, and a need for volunteers for that. If you haven’t previously volunteered at FredCamp, consider being a gofer for a half day. It is an easy way to see what these kids (and adults) are doing and it is so touching to see how involved the participants are. The slower pace of church life. The Food Bank needs no season, the demand is constant and the last time Carolyn checked, the cupboards were getting pretty bare. Please try to remember to place a couple of extra items in your basket when you go to the grocery, then and bring those items by church. Always in demand is powdered milk in individual packets, canned meats, and canned fruit. I am investigating the options for our minor league baseball game excursion, and would

love to hear from anyone on ideas you might have for fun this summer with our church family. Even tho we still don’t have an organized softball team, that is not to say we could do an intramural type game comprised of all St George’s folks. Might just be a whole lot of fun. I also need an excuse to have a party now that our Family Room is available. Any ideas? You will have noticed the scaffolding outside. We were able to contract to have the exterior of the church painted, and have also contracted with Thomas Moore & Co, the same group that did the decorative painting in the Nave, to consider special features on the outside of the church. Once this outside painting is completed, we will truly have the showcase church in downtown Fredericksburg. With Jim on sabbatical, Ed Jones and I are trying to help Gay and Fletcher with an increased presence. If you have any questions, concerns or needs that do not involve pastoral matters, please let Ed or me know. Enjoy your early summer. ~Bryan

In the Hospital Are you or a loved one facing surgery, going into the hospital or already in the hospital? Please call our church office (540-373-4133) to let our clergy know. If you are not up to making the phone call, please have a friend or family member call the church office for you.

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Youth Happenings After two years of prayer and planning, the youth pilgrimage will take place this month. As the culminating activity of the Journey to Adulthood formation program of St. George’s, we will take our very first pilgrimage. The youth have chosen Puerto Rico as their religious destination. This is not some vacation or trip, the pilgrimage is a religious journey to some place holy. Our youth have decided to name Puerto Rico as that holy place. We will arrive in San Juan on June 18. From there we will spend eight days venturing to different religious sites. As part of their learning, the J2A group has done work in areas of eco-theology and will venture to Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve and to El Yunque National rainforest. While there, we will celebrate a Eucharist right in the rainforest. We will go to Porto Coéli, one of the oldest churches in the Western Hemisphere. Because outreach is such a part of the life of St. George’s, the youth have asked to

spend a day in service to the youth of Puerto Rico. We will be working on a diocesan youth project for the Episcopal Diocese of Puerto Rico. In addition to holy travel there will be a rule of life involving journaling and prayer life. The youth will decide on when to pray together and how we will prepare and share meals. The youth are the real leaders of the pilgrimage. From voting on the site to researching places for religious experiences to cooking and journaling, their experience will be one largely of leadership in the church. Please keep the youth of St. George’s in your prayers from June 18-25. Also, look forward to hearing about their experiences in the fall. Finally, thank you to everyone who bought a brick or coffee from the youth in support of their pilgrimage. It is because of the generosity of our church that our youth are able to have such a meaningful experience. -Fletcher

Confirmation 2009 Those receiving the Rite of Confirmation on April 26, 2009 are listed and some are pictured below.

Taylor Anne Bailey David Mark Brunson, Jr. Eleanore Chadburn Carey Julia Claire Hannon Colopy Christian Michael Dwyer Kathleen Elizabeth Gayle Mary Gray Johnson Wallace Nelson King, Jr. Anne Mason Moncure Michael Fisher Stroud Cynthia Anne Castañeda Felipe Castañeda, Jr. John Curtis Chinault, Jr.

Elinor Ann Crowell Bethany Kay Friesner Cynthia Sue Hodgkin Michael Edward Hodgkin Sandra Gail Kenyon Brian David Manetz Kenzie Iseman Manetz Heijin Carey McIntire William Lee Murray Karli E Schneider Margaret Gibbs Scott Sandra Lee Seaton Stephen Richard Starr Anne Elliott Thaxter

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Children’s Christian Education Thank You What a great year we, the teachers of St. George’s, have had! We have worked together to provide places for children to encounter God. We have taught about the prayers of our tradition, about the Sacraments, about the fun and support of being in this community. Thank you to all the parents who rush through Sunday breakfast to make St. George’s part of your lives. Thank you to the grandparents who support those parents and children.

Where have all the Frogs Gone? What began as a school project is now a St. George’s Sunday School class project. After studying the promises made in our Baptismal covenant, Lilly Babbie presented to her class her project concerning the plight of frogs. Her classmates have joined with her in trying to help save the frogs. Lilly and her class will be at coffee hour on June 14 to present their discoveries. Please stay after the 10 am service and hear about the frogs. Save Our Frogs Our frogs are all dying from hytrid chytrid, a fungus growing all around the world killing off the frogs. If we don’t stop chytrid it will end up making frogs extinct. It has already happened to many frog species. Plus if all of our frogs die then so will many other species due to loss of food. Another reason why we need it is a lot of people like frogs. That is why we need to SAVE OUR FROGS. – Aidan Bryant

Most of all Thank You to the great people who teach here at St. George’s. You will be recognized and thanked again at our picnic on June 7th.

Important Summer Dates June 7 Picnic in Hurkamp Park and Sunday Morning Teacher recognition with thanks! June 26 Great Summer Nights at St. George’s 6:00-8:00 pm Join us for dinner, music and intergenerational outreach projects-Party anyone? Hosted by the Children’s Formation Commission and the Youth Commission. July 24 Great Summer Nights at St. George’s 6:00 to 8:00 pm Recycle outgrown school clothes- School Dressing Days is coming and we will be collecting items to pass on at our July Great Summer Night. August 14 Great Summer Nights at St. George’s 6:00 to 8 p.m. Suggest a project! Peace, Carey

Prayer Shawl Knitters The Prayer Shawl Knitters will not meet for the summer but, will continue to knit. I wish to thank all the knitters for all their time and effort – Jean Rossbacher, Yvonne Brown, Charlotte Evers, Eleanor Baker, Debbie Haliday, Mary Ellsworth, Cornelia Bryant,

Dottie Jean Jamieson, Vicki Lewis, Barbara Atkins, Linda Vinnedge, Gloria Odendhal, and Marilyn Meekna. Have a great summer and I will see you all on September 8th.

Thank you,

Dot Morris

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Outreach OUTREACH COMMISSION 2009 FUNDING PLAN

APPROVES

At its meeting of May 3rd, St. George’s Outreach Commission approved a budget of $30,916 to provide financial assistance to support the ministries of 14 outside organizations as well as St. George’s Soup Kitchen and its mission projects. Awards for individual organizations ranged between $211 and $9,000. “The Church’s ability to provide this important funding is a testament to the remarkable generosity and charity of our congregation,” said Bob Wilson, 2009 Outreach Commission chairman. “Every St. Georgian can feel good about this.” Given the current state of the economy, there was a strong consensus among the Commission members that the vast majority of 2009 Outreach funding should be directed principally to organizations serving the needs of Greater Fredericksburg, and all but two of the recipients (Hope for Humanity and the Interfaith Community Council) are local organizations, or local chapters of national organizations that operate in Planning District 16.

For more information on any of the recipients below, please contact Fletcher Wells, Outreach Commission Director, at fletcher.wells@stgeorgesepiscopal.net. Big Brothers/Big Sisters $ 527.00 Christ Lutheran Pre-School $ 211.00 Fredericksburg Christian Health Center $1,054.00 Habitat for Humanity $ 527.00 Hope for Humanity $1,054.00 Hope House $1,200.00 Hospice Support Care, Inc. $ 632.00 Interfaith Community Council $1,054.00 Micah Ecumenical Ministry $9,000.00 Mission Projects – Accessibility $ 500.00 Mission Projects – Undesignated $4,590.00 Moss Free Clinic $1,265.00 New Vision $1,054.00 Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault $1,897.00 Rappahannock Council on Domestic Violence $1,897.00 Rappahannock Legal Services $1,054.00 St. George’s Soup Kitchen $3,400.00 TOTAL $30,916.00

Coffee Hour Interested in hosting coffee hour this summer? All you have to do is make a pot of coffee (or two), make some lemonade, and put out a few cookies. There is a form in

the kitchen for you to volunteer your time for an event that ALL St. Georgians love. Contact Jan Meredith at 368-9092 or tjmeredith@cox.net for more information.

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From the Clerk of the Works to be remembered in that manner along with the others who have been so honored throughout the history of the church. I also want to thank the vestry for gift cards to Carrabbas. They demonstrated great insight in choosing the restaurant that Pat and I frequent most often. Most of all I want to thank all of the parishioners who have supported this effort in all kinds of ways since its inception and the manner in which they have supported me personally.

I just wanted to take the opportunity to express my appreciation from strictly a personal perspective for the assistance and support I have had from all of the people at St. George’s during our entire renovation effort. The Nave Renovation Task Force was always there when needed and spent countless hours sorting through the myriad of possibilities, establishing the overall design, and fine-tuning that design as work progressed. Nothing I can say could come close to doing as much justice to the efforts of the Color Committee as a tour through the nave where the results of their efforts are stunningly obvious. Thanks to members of the Altar Guild, Flower Guild, and Clergy who helped lay out the design of the new sacristy along with its furnishings and color scheme. All of the members of the staff were very helpful throughout this effort, making suggestions, answering questions, and, most importantly, listening to me vent my frustrations when things were not going as well as they might have been and helping me over those rough spots. I especially want to thank the Mary Faulkner and Avis Harris chapters of the Episcopal Church Women for providing the two candlesticks for the altar and for inscribing those candlesticks with my name. It is indeed an honor

History would suggest that in an endeavor such as this, however successful, there would always be a certain percentage of naysayers, and that some of that group would be quite vocal in voicing their opinions to someone in my position. I think the members of this parish should be commended and should be grateful for the grace bestowed upon them for the fact that the naysayers during this effort have numbered exactly zero. I have had people make suggestions, some of which were incorporated and some of which were not, but absolutely no one has taken a stand against decisions that were made, and I have received nothing other than very positive comments about the final product. I find that a truly remarkable situation and consider it a blessing to have had the privilege of working with all of you. The grand finale will be to see the results of the Organ Committee’s efforts when the new organ arrives just over a year from now. John Vreeland and the members of the organ committee are monitoring the progress of the organ construction, and all are confident that this final step will be as successful as the portion of the project which has just been completed. I eagerly await the first organ recital which will be the final step in setting the stage for the next era in St. George’s historic service to God, Country, and Community. ~Earl Baughman

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The Gift of Music Organ Progress Update – 12 months to delivery

Flash!

St. George’s Organ Pipes Arrive in the USA! This past Tuesday, a truck arrived at the Parsons shop, hauling a shipping container containing 37 ranks of new pipes for St George’s new organ. A rank is defined as one pipe of the same type for each key on a manual or pedal keyboard. Manual ranks contain 61 pipes, while pedal ranks contain 32 pipes. The crates that Ric Parsons, Duane Prill and other Parsons staff are unloading in the photos at left contain 33 manual ranks and 2 pedal ranks, for a grand total of 2077 pipes, all of which were shipped from factories in Germany and Portugal several weeks ago. The crates were carefully placed on a pallet and put in storage until needed. Duane Prill, Parsons tonal director, will open the crates shortly and inspect the pipes, which will then be measured, cut to length and pre voiced. Duane will come to St. George’s in mid June to introduce several hundred sample pipes to their new home and adjust them to sound their best in our sanctuary. He will use the sample pipes as guides to voice the remaining pipes in the Parsons voicing room over the next several months. In the next two photos, Duane works on making new upper lips for the 16’ Pedal Bourdon pipes. The upper lip is beveled to a sharp edge. Air enters from a slot below and is split by the upper lip, setting up vibrations in the pipe so it will sound. The next photo shows a completed high pressure air reservoir. This reservoir will provide a stable air supply for our festival trumpet, a special solo stop for use at weddings, and other festive services as well as to provide strong hymn leadership. The lid is fastened to the reservoir with organ leather, a flexible material that will last for 50 years or more. While

Duane does some dental work on a pipe mouth.

attempts to use synthetic materials have been made, modern science has yet to come up with an alternative to organ leather. The same material is used in the larger wedge bellows, pictured below with Parsons craftsman Tony Martino. Back in the day, this type of High Pressure Reservoir

Tony and wedge bellows

bellows was used to manually pump air to the organ. The bellows were installed side by side in groups of three or four, with handles attached to the top. The pump operator would walk along, lift a handle and let the weight of the lid pump the air while he lifted the handle on the next bellows. When he got to the end of the line, he would start over. Air was sent to a large reservoir, which delivered the air to the organ pipes at a constant pressure. In the St. George’s organ, the wedge bellows act as wind stabilizers, to keep the organ from running out of air when playing a lot of pipes at once.

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Episcopal Church Women Region 1 Picnic Little Fork Church, Rixeyville, invites you to attend the Region 1 Summer Family Picnic on Sunday, July 5, at 1 pm. We'll enjoy a covered dish picnic on the grounds of this historic church, take a hay ride around the grounds, and tour the church. We're planning to take the church bus. Bring a dish and your lawn chairs. Contact Bryn Roth at 373-9126 for information and to reserve your seat on the bus. -Bryn Roth

United Thank Offering Spring In-gathering on May 10 Thank you for your Untitled Thank Offering This spring our United Thank Offering totaled $843.48, over $200.00 more than last year at this time. Each spring and fall our offerings in thanksgiving for God’s blessings in our life are joined with others to support the mission outreach of the Episcopal Church. The Diocesan Coordinator records our local offering and forwards it to the national UTO office where it is immediately put into an interest earning account. It will remain there until granted. The

interest from the account is also granted. Every penny will support UTO’s vision: to “significantly impact the lives of women and children because of Christ’s love.” By combining offerings, it is possible for the church to fund significant projects that make a difference in the work of the Episcopal Church around the world and at home. It makes a difference in people’s lives and will directly impact the lives of women and children. That vision will be reflected in the UTO grant criteria and awards. Grants that meet the criteria are funded in whole or in part as far as the monies will provide. Each year, 100 percent of the collected offering is granted. The National Church supports a staff of two people in the UTO office located in the Episcopal Church Center in New York City, so all offerings go directly into grants. What kinds of things does UTO fund?  Kitchen equipment for a homeless shelter  Playground for a child-care center  A school in Dominican Republic  Family counseling  A dental clinic for the poor  Half-way houses  After-school programs The UTO will continue to address compelling human need and expand the mission and ministry of the church. Through thanksgiving, we can make a difference in our daily life and in the lives of others.

-Cindy Helton

Accessibility Project The Lutheran/Episcopal Covenant Committee is planning the Fourth Annual Accessibility Project for Saturday, June 13th. This year's project will be a 35 ft. long ramp. It will be built at 11529 Ranch Lane in Spotsylvania County. Both Mr. and Mrs. Campbell are

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Vestry Highlights of the May 2009 Meeting The Vestry met on May 20, 2009 and below are some highlights from the meeting: -The exterior painting has started and Nick Cadwallender will oversee the project. The Color Committee asked the Vestry to fund a study to be done by Thomas Moore to see if there was shading on the building. An 1856 lithograph shows there may have been shading. -A small fund raising drive for the Nave will be done at the end of the month. Pledge cards will be sent out to all newcomers who have come to St. George's since May 2008. -The Pilgrimage to Puerto Rico will begin June 18th for a week. Six youth and two adults will be going. They have been raising money through coffee and brick sales. Please contact any of the youth at the Church if you would like to purchase St. George's Coffee or bricks.

-A big thanks to Annie Moncure for writing a grant proposal which resulted in $3500.00 being awarded to be used for the Pilgrimage. -Fletcher described a new Outreach Program for a business plan which would incorporate every area of the Church. Each commission would list jobs or various opportunities they have. An on-line quiz would be developed that will match these opportunities/jobs to individuals who would respond to a series of questions. When the individual finishes the quiz and matches the criteria, an e-mail would be sent to the specific commission. He is hoping to begin this on Outreach Sunday in October.

Respectively submitted, Mary Jane O'Neill

Education for Ministry (EfM)

One of the Tuesday evening EfM groups has a few openings. We meet from 6:30-9:00 throughout the Academic Year (September -

June). EFM is an extension course in Theology sponsored by the University of the South (Sewanee). The class involves academic study and theological reflection. The four year program focuses on the Old and New Testament, Church History and Theology. Commitment is for one year at a time. Please contact Jeanette Cadwallender (373-7210; jcadwallender@mac.com) or Anne Beals (9727567; oakleyfarm@wildblue.net) if you are interested by July 15th. 9


The Pews - Part 1 - An Introduction Pews emerged at the time of the Protestant Reformation. Most early churches were built around a dome or central area where priests or preachers would preach, while the congregation stood around. The rise of the pulpit as the focal point of the church with the sermon as a central act of Christian worship, especially in Protestantism, made the pew an indispensable item of church furniture. It allowed the people to sit in stationary position, not looking at each other but looking at the pulpit, all facing the same direction. In the 1700’s it was common for pews to have a family's name on them and everyone knew that those pews were reserved for that family. Even if a family did not arrive for worship, the pew was still theirs and remained empty while others stood. Free pews were set aside for “strangers.” The pews you sit on every Sunday are the original 1849 pews. There have been three St. George’s Churches, 1730’s, 1815 and 1849. The first Church had wainscoted or paneled pews. We do not have any details of pews in the second church but we know the construction of the last two churches was financed entirely by the sale of the pews though. In 1849 the Church was both sufficient in size to handle an enlarged Church population and the Church was debt free. The Church raised over $24,000 then ($500,000+ in today’s dollars) by selling 80% of the pews. Pew sales are not just Episcopalian and can be found in the Congregational Churches, Catholic and Presbyterian Churches. St. George’s pews can be studied in several ways. One way is to look at pews as objects and how they have changed in numbers and surface based on shifts in the interior design of the Church and parishioner needs. 100 pews were built for the 1849 Church, 8’,8” long and 13” wide. At first they were grained, gradually “darkened” after 1925 and finally painted in the early 1950’s. Over time pews have been lost due to modifications in the Church and also to cater to current needs, particularly handicapped parishioners. We can see how these changes are reflected in the renovations of the Church. The pews contain more than the seats. There are the book rack, kneelers, cushions and in some cases memorial plates that adorn the tops of the pews. In many Churches families decorated their pews to provide their own touches. In St. George’s families added their own carpeting. Another way is to consider the purchase and tax of the pews which was the financial component. Pew ownership was

demonstrated in a deed similar to real estate. Like real estate owners pew owners were taxed beginning shortly after the War Between the States, a practice that continued until 1943. Trends in this taxing tell us about changing revenue trends in the Church for almost 100 years. The changes in America and the inability to collect the tax by 1930 led to the demise of the system in 1943. A final way is to study the families and individuals who bought these pews. Besides financing the Church, pew ownership reflected a sense of order and stability in the early Church and Fredericksburg. It is fascinating to see how the pews were retained by families throughout the period. I selected four periods - 1849, 1907, 1916 and 1939 to study this stability. 10 families of the 80 pews sold owned the same pews throughout this period. Another 15 owned pews for three of the four periods. You knew where you could sit and you probably knew those who sat around you. Even today many people tend to sit in the same place and consider it “their pew”. I have heard of people coming to the Church in this century and being told they were sitting in “someone else’s pew”. Note that even when pews were sold, approximately 20% of the Church contained “free pews” for “strangers”, a term used from the 1700’s to the 1900’s. To my knowledge, we have never kept attendance figures with names for the Church though communicant lists appear now and then in our history. We do have original list of individuals who bought the 1849 pews as well as the prices paid for them. The Heritage Center archives have Edgar M. Young’s pew book showing the ownership of the pews from 1899-1943 and how well the tax was paid. We have a framed picture of pew ownership done by Philip Lanier in 1917. An entire book could be done of the various people that have occupied the pews and the role they played in St. George’s and in the life of Fredericksburg. The Wallace family, for instance served as judges, mayors and bank presidents for decades. There have been controversies involving at least two pews that have been recorded by the Vestry minutes, a key source in studying our early history. Some historians have taken pew research further. For example, there have been studies in New England correlating pew purchases with tax records showing emerging class formation and shifts in the early 19th century. We can actually do something very similar with the 1849 Church, Over the next few months, we will venture into each of these areas to expose this fascinating part of St. George’s history and life. - Ben Hicks

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The Mission Commission St. George’s has recently established a new commission, known as the Mission Commission. Our mission statement is as follows:

“Mission trips allow us to offer and communicate the love of God in Christ through hands on efforts and practical caring; in that spirit, the Mission Commission of St. George’s oversees, manages and raises funds for all national and international missions of our church and educates itself and the parish in matters of mission and potential mission and financially supports the organizations with whom we have a missionary relationship.” Some of the goals of the Mission Commission include: 

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Providing educational opportunities for our parish , such as guest speakers, films, or book groups that focus on areas where Episcopal mission work is taking place Establishing a “rapid response” team for critical needs, such as Katrina Further development of our already established mission relationships Discernment of our potential mission work to include Africa, probably Sudan Finding members of the parish who are interested in joining the Mission Commission

Please contact Fletcher Wells (fletcher.wells@stgeorgesepiscopal.net) or Janice Brunson (jbrunson@verizon.net) if you are interested in getting more information about the Mission Commission. Stay tuned for the date of our next meeting! Respectfully submitted Mission Commission

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Janice

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Mission Trip to Our Little Roses in Honduras

We are looking for donations of the following items to bring to the girls in Honduras this summer: Play dough Colors Markers Crayons sets of rulers construction paper packages folders liquid glue glue sticks black, blue, and red pens erasers sharpeners 12 notebooks for each girl Backpacks English dictionaries Tape masking tape liquid paper liquid soap index cards small staples pencil cases small scissors permanent markers acrylic markers combination locks for lockers. Cash donations for the girls’ support are also needed in these tough economic times.Please bring items to the office. Contact Janice Brunson jbrunson@verizon.net or Kitty Wafle wafle@verizon.net for more information.

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COMMISSIONS AND CONTACTS

ST. GEORGE’S STAFF The Rev. James C. Dannals, Rector .......................................................... 373-4133 Jim.Dannals@StGeorgesEpiscopal.net .......................(Home) ........... 898-3644 The Rev. Gay M. Rahn, Associate Rector ................................................ 373-4133 Gay.Rahn@StGeorgesEpiscopal.net ...........................(Home) ........... 373-9250 The Rev. Fletcher M. Wells, Ass’t for Outreach & Youth ...................... 373-4133 Fletcher.Wells@StGeorgesEpiscopal.net ....................(Home) ............ 845-0095 John H. Vreeland, Dir. of Music Ministries .............................................. 373-4133 John.Vreeland@StGeorgesEpiscopal.net Carey D. Chirico, Dir. of Children’s Ministries ....................................... 373-4133 Carey.Chirico@StGeorgesEpiscopal.net Ben Hicks, Parish Administrator............................................................... 373-4133 Ben.Hicks@StGeorgesEpiscopal.net Jennifer Cottrell, Office Manager ............................................................. 373-4133 Office@StGeorgesEpiscopal.net Amy Bogardus, Nursery Coordinator abogardus@yahoo.com Tom “Doc” Holladay, Sexton St. George’s Office Fax Machine.............................................................. 374-0923

VESTRY Janice Brunson, Newcomers, Mission ...................................................... 370-1887 Rusty Dodd, Youth Formation .................................................................. 373-8452 Brad Ellis, Buildings and Grounds............................................................ 850-3538 Bryan Howell, Senior Warden, Personnel & Operations ......................... 368-2777 Pat Baughman, Congregational Care, Fellowship .................................... 373-0324 Kit Burns, Outreach ................................................................................... 785-3960 Ed Jones, Junior Warden, Adult Education .............................................. 371-5649 Ralph Powell, Finance, Communications ................................................. 368-5777 Barbara Blose, Children’s Formation ....................................................... 374-0934 Mary Jane O’Neill, Worship and Music ................................................... 899-6543 Mac Smith, Evangelism ............................................................................ 786-2652 Ben Wafle, Stewardship ............................................................................ 373-0443 Gayle Lea, Treasurer ................................................................................. 898-2462 Carolyn Howell, Assistant to the Treasurer .............................................. 368-2777 Ben Hicks, Register ................................................................................... 373-1556

Adult Formation .................................. Connie Brady ..................................370-1560 Connie Smith ..................................898-2837 Children’s Formation ........................... Carey Chirico ..................................373-4133 Youth Formation.................................. Rusty Dodd .....................................373-8452 Building & Grounds ............................ Alan Gayle ......................................373-5584 Communications .................................. Ann Holt… .....................................361-1966 Webmaster ......... Ralph.Powell@StGeorgesEpiscopal.net .....................368-5777 Congregational Care ............................ Joanna Catron .................................845-2317 Anna Colopy ...................................373-1116 Evangelism .......................................... Mac Smith .......................................850-3538 Fellowship............................................ Jan Meredith ...................................368-9092 Coffee Hour ................................... Jan Meredith ...................................368-9092 Newcomers .......................................... Sandy Seaton .......................... 804-214-9813 Barbara Teal ............................ 703-690-4651 Greeters ........................................... Barbara Teal ............................ 703-690-4651 Outreach ............................................... Bob Wilson .....................................891-5655 Stewardship.......................................... Frank Douglas .................................710-0077 Worship & Music ................................ Thena Jones.....................................371-2304 Ushers ............................................. Tommy Thompson..........................371-1095 Acolytes .......................................... Thena Jones.....................................371-2304 Flower Scheduler Susan Graves ..................................371-5656 Flower Guild ................................... Betsy Taylor....................................582-3919 Iris Cheatham ..................................371-1313 Jane Guerin .....................................972-6949 Altar Guild ...................................... Liz Myers ........................................373-2073 ......................................................... Vicki Harrison ................................898-0856 Lay Eucharistic Ministry (LEM) .... Hurley Bogardus .............................899-6290 Lay Eucharistic Visitors (LEV) ...... Pat Baughman .................................373-0324 Liturgical Coordinators ................... George Haliday ...............................891-4357 St. Georgian Newsletter .................. Jan Meredith (Newsletter@StGeorgesEpiscopal.net) .........................................368-9092

OTHER GROUPS Archives .................................................... Trip Wiggins ....................................... 371-3906 Docents ..................................................... Jean Rossbacher .................................. 373-6722 Education for Ministry ............................. Gay Rahn ............................................. 373-4133 Episcopal Church Women (ECW) ........... Barbara Teal ................................. 703-690-4651 Nave Renovation Task Force ................... Earl Baughman .................................... 373-0324 Renewing for Ministry Capital Campaign .......................... Ben Hicks…….…….373-4133

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June 2009 Sunday

Monday 1

Guild of the Christ Child Playgroup, 10:30, N Daily Office, Noon

Tuesday 2

Daily Office, Noon Staff Meeting, ELR, 1:15 pm Covenant Committee Meeting, Rm. 301, 7:00 pm

Wednesday 3

Holy Eucharist, Noon Guild of Christ Child Playgroup, N, 12:30 pm

Thursday 4

Daily Office, Noon

Friday 5

Daily Office, Noon

Saturday 6 Saturday Night Supper, Howells, 7:00 pm

Festival of The Arts, Nave 7-10 pm 7* PARISH PICNIC!!!

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Guild of the Christ Child Playgroup, 10:30, N Daily Office, Noon

Daily Office, Noon Staff Meeting, ELR, 1:15 pm

Holy Eucharist, Noon Guild of Christ Child Playgroup, N, 12:30 pm Soup Kitchen, K, 4:00 pm

Daily Office, Noon

Daily Office, Noon

Covenant Committee Assessibility Project, 7:00 am Finance Committee Mtg., ELR, 9:15 am

14* Flag Day

15

16

17

18

19

20

Outreach Commission, FH, 12:15 pm Rite 13 at 10:00 service Graduate recognition

Guild of the Christ Child Playgroup, 10:30, N Daily Office, Noon

Daily Office, Noon Staff Meeting, ELR, 1:15 pm

Holy Eucharist, Noon Guild of Christ Child Playgroup, N, 12:30 pm Vestry, FH, 7:00 pm

Daily Office, Noon

Daily Office, Noon Integrity Service, FH, 7:00 pm

Harding Blessing of Marriage, Nave, 5:00 pm

Hurkamp Park, 10:00 am Teacher recognition

21* Father’s Day

Newsletter Articles Due 22

Guild of the Christ Child Playgroup, 10:30, N Daily Office, Noon

Rite 13 Rehearsol, FH, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Youth Pilgrimage to Puerto Rico 23

Daily Office, Noon Staff Meeting, ELR, 1:15 pm

24

Holy Eucharist, Noon Guild of Christ Child Playgroup, N, 12:30 pm

25

Bus Trip to Kilmarnock Daily Office, Noon

26

Daily Office, Noon Great Summer Nights, FR, 6:00pm – 8:00 pm

27

Youth Pilgrimage to Puerto Rico 28*

29

Guild of the Christ Child Playgroup, 10:30, N Daily Office, Noon

30

Daily Office, Noon Staff Meeting, ELR, 1:15 pm

*Holy Eucharist, Rite 1, 7:45 am Continuous Coffee Hour, 8:45am Early Bird Class, Lib, 8:45 am Summer Choir Rehearsal, 9:00 am, MR Holy Eucharist, 10::00 am Celtic Service and Communion, 5:30 pm

For an up-to-date calendar, go to: http://www.StGeorgesEpiscopal.net/calendar/webcal.html

ELR - Elsie Lewis Room FH - Faulkner Hall FR - Family Room K - Kitchen Lib - Library MR - McGuire Room N – Nursery G-Gallery


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Those who give their time and talents to enhance our worship... June 2009 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. 10:00 a.m. Updated 05/25/2009

Sunday June 7 Trinity Sunday

Sunday June 14 3rd Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday June 21 4th Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday June 28 5th Sunday after Pentecost

LECTOR/ PRAYERS/LEM

Clyde Matthews

Elizabeth Myers

Peter Myers

Ed Dinger

2ND CHALICE GREETERS

John Coker

Clyde Matthews

Elizabeth Myers

Peter Myers

Betty Stephens

Barbara Blose

Trip Wiggins

Linda and John Coker

LITURGICAL COORDINATOR

Vicki Lewis

Anna Colopy

Pam Jewett-Bullock

Thena Jones

PRAYERS

Ed Jones

Maria Colopy

Pam Jewett-Bullock

Norris Dickard

LESSONS

Peggy Marshall

Anna Colopy

Lana Digges

Marion Rambo

YOUTH READER

Kathleen Gayle

Julia Colopy

Annie Moncure

George Pugh

CHALICE 1

Ed Jones

Bill Sielski

Thena Jones

Marion Rambo

CHALICE 2

Peggy Marshall

Maria Colopy

Pam Jewett-Bullock

Julia Schwarz

CHALICE 3

Tres Seaver

Abbey Martinez

Paul Colopy

George Haliday

CHALICE 4

Jim Lewis

Barbara Willis

Carey Chirico

Connie Smith

PATEN 1

Vicki Lewis

Anna Colopy

Lana Digges

Joe Sers

PATEN 3

Ralph Powell

Becky Spurr

Hurley Bogardus

Leigh Gayle

Matt Seaver

Mary Ann Talbot

7:45 a.m. Rite I

10:00 a.m.

CRUCIFER

N/A

Julia Colopy

SERVER

N/A

Scotland Kemper

Lennon Hu

Matthew Martinez

CANDLE ACOLYTE

N/A

Rebecca Bryant

Chris Vaughn

Hearne King

GOSPEL BEARER

N/A

Emily Martinez

Laura King

Laura King

GREETERS

Barbara Teal Gail Howard

Bill and Betsy Taylor

Sandy Seaton Janice Brunson

Peggy Marshall MC Moncure

USHERS * (Head Usher)

* Nick Calamos Doc King Phillip King Wally King

* Tom Blalock Tom Digges Kathryn Riso Heijin McIntire

* Kevin Jones Joe Sers Sonny Sers Peggy Conway

* Mark Steele Alan Gayle Bryn Roth Dick Roth

COUNTERS

Pat Baughman Brad Ellis

Janice Brunson Mary Jane O'Neill

Ben Wafle Barbara Blose

Ralph Powell Ben Wafle

LEV

Hurley Bogardus

N/A

Bryan Howell

N/A

Month of June: Altar Guild: Lauren Blalock, Connie Brady, Pat Jones

http://www.stgeorgesepiscopal.net/ServerNext2009.asp

5/26/2009


St. George’s Episcopal Church invites you to our annual...

The Program… God’s creation is all around us, but rarely are we more aware God is part of creation than when we step into the unspoiled splendor that is Shrine Mont. Journey with us and kick back with God’s creation. Time together will allow us to reflect on how our gifts, resources and prayers can lead us to make a difference in God’s magnificent earth; all the while asking how being in creation is like being with God.

Isaiah 55:12-13. The mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. All this will be a memorial for the Lord, a sign that for all time will not be cut off.

The Accommodations...

The Shrine Mont retreat facility is owned and operated by the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. Lodging is in a quaint old hotel and nearby cottages, all with private baths. Meals are served in the large dining room of Virginia House, the main conference facility. Tips are appreciated by the dining room staff.

Free time activities... Parish Retreat October 9-11 2009 Shrine Mont Orkney Springs, VA

Why Come? There are hundreds of reasons why you should come. Here are a few: o Programs for Children, Youth and Adults o Time to enjoy the colorful mountains in the Fall o Kick back with a cool one, with friends on the porch o Play a round of golf o Hike the North Mountain o Hayride o Flashlight tag o Fishing o Bonfire with marshmallows and singing

Shrine Mont has something for everyone - unless you are looking for a TV! Activities include fishing, hiking, porch sitting, sleeping, playing music with friends, Trivial Pursuit, crafts, reading, playing bridge, HAYRIDES, games, wading in the lake...

Plus… Our own great NURSERY comes with us for childcare during adult programming and Saturday afternoon relaxation. It is a tradition that we have a BONFIRE on Saturday evening and we WORSHIP on Sunday morning in the beautiful open air shrine the Cathedral Shrine of the Diocese of Virginia.

Where is Shrine Mont... It is nestled among the trees at the foot of Great North Mountain in the Shenandoah Valley about two hours from Fredericksburg.


RETREAT REGISTRATION FORM Registration and payment due by Oct. 1 Shrine Mont is a place where people are more important than things; where prayer and reflection, rest and recreation are more important than appointments and tasks. It’s a place where people give thanks to God for creation – from the beauty of the streams, flowers and wildlife which are at home here, to the people who come to this place to celebrate being part of the family of God.

Register now with your $50 deposit. Pay in full by May 31st and receive $25 off per family. Name(s):

Celebrate the beauty of God’s creation... ...experience the fellowship of God’s people...

Address: Telephone (daytime): (evening): (cell): E-Mail: Children (Names and ages): I would like: ___A Quieter Room ___Room near action ___No Preference Special Needs (crib, etc.):

...attend St. George’s Parish Retreat at Shrine Mont

Golfing: Contact Dick Roth at 540-373-9126 Please don’t let cost keep you from attending this important St. George’s Community event. Scholarships are available for funding; speak to Gay, Jim, Fletcher or Carey. Remember both sharing and receiving are nurturing elements in our Community growth. Funding requests will be held in confidence. If resources permit, please consider contributing to our scholarship fund. Donations will be cheerfully accepted and greatly appreciated. Questions or more info, contact Jan Meredith 540-368-9092 or tjmeredith@cox.net.

Price includes lodging, activities,meals, and free Tshirt (see order form on next page): Adults: $145 Teens 13 to 18: $145 Children 8 to 12: $90 4 to 7: $40 0 to 3: Free Amount Enclosed: Please tear off and mail with payment to: St. George’s Episcopal Church 905 Princess Anne Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Cap of $475 per family

T-Shirts Size

Number

Child Small Child Medium Child Large Adult Small Adult Medium Adult Large Adult Extra Large Total # of Shirts

(larger sizes available for a fee)

St. Georgian, June, 2009  

St. George's Church newsletter, June, 2009

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