St. George's Episcopal Church
Goings On About the Parish...
DECEMBER 24TH - Christmas Eve at St. George's. Parishioners, families, friends and neighbors gathered together for a beautiful Midnight Mass and a solemn Silent Night.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20TH - Georgians prepare for Christmas, from ironing to polishing to setting up the creche to hanging of the greens. And, finally, they admire their work!....a job well done.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13th – At 2 o’clock on a brisk, overcast day, A Service of Advent Lessons & Carols took place at St. George’s. The St. Cecilia Choir of St. George’s and The Chancel Choir of First Reformed Church, a total of 30+ voices, brought together in beautiful sounds for this holy season. Parishioners from both churches filled the pews.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12TH - As part of our Outreach endeavors, parishioners from St. George's signed up for full day of bell ringing for the Salvation Army at the Price Chopper on Eastern Avenue in Schenectady.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH - The Right Reverend William H. Love, Bishop of the Diocese of Albany, was Celebrant at St. George's. Between the 9AM and the 11:15AM Masses, parishioners gathered for a brunch and socializing with Bishop Love.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST - The 3rd Annual Vestry-sponsored Stewardship Dinner took place in the Great Hall starting at 6:30. Fabulous food was the bill of fare, courtesy of the Vestry and Spouses. Camaraderie was provided by some
60+ parishioners. Music was supplied by Andrew and his Accordion. And a
wonderful time was had by all attendees.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST - A combined choir of the singers of St. George's and First Reformed churches took place at 4PM at First Reformed Church in Scotia. Andrew Krystopolski (pictured) was primary conductor and guest organist; Rebecca Shepherd conducted two pieces; and Justin Foster was the primary organist. Parishioners from both churches gathered to enjoy the Evensong experience.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18TH - Second Sunday was held on Fourth Sunday this month due to a scheduling conflict. Senior Warden Chris Henry gave an update on the rector's search, and Jeff Wengrovius presided over the 2nd Town Hall meeting, discussing the upcoming Stewardship Campaign. Vestry members provided "savories and sweets" for the usual coffee hour between the 9 and 11:15 AM Masses.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11TH - Her Georgian family helped Susanna Sherwood celebrate her 90th birthday with a delicious brunch between the 9AM and 11:15AM Masses. A tasty time was had by all.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH - Fr. Charles King has been our supply priest for ten consecutive months, and will return sporadically throughout the coming months. At the 9AM Mass on Sunday, he and his wife Alice were feted with gifts in appreciation for their service to St. George's. His, an engraved silver bowl; hers, a lovely bouquet of flowers. Between the 9AM and 11:15AM Masses, the Vestry hosted a small brunch in their honor.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH - During the 9AM Mass, St. George's celebrated the Dedication of the Stations of the Cross as painted on wood by Gerri Moore and framed by cabinet maker Gordon Henry, given in memory of the Moore and Henry families. A catered brunch buffet followed. Jim, Gerri and Jimmy Moore posed for pictures at the reception.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH - It was a twofold meeting between the 9AM and 11:15AM masses: our Second Sunday Adult Forum and our 1st Stewardship Town Hall headed by Jeff Wengrovius, which morphed into a Ministry Fair. Several Georgians discussed Stewardship, Worship/Liturgy, Daily Office, Hospitality/Fellowship, Buildings/Gardens, Book Club, and Communications/Website. There were sign-up sheets for volunteers, Andrew giving a big plug for his amazing St. Cecilia Choir, and tableful of Sweets 'n Savories provided by the Vestry.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH - Once again, St. George's Church and Café were open for visitors to the Annual Stockade Art Show. Kudos to co-chair Joan Pearson and Kevin Grace for another successful execution of this event that is a money-maker for St. George's as well as a place to refresh body and soul throughout the day.
SATURDAY JULY 18TH - A parish picnic was held at the Pearson's camp on Sacandaga Lake in the Town of Lake Pleasant. With questionable weather to start the day we actually had one of the best days of the summer with temperatures in the 80s and lots of sun. Rosemary Pannone brought a 12 year old neighbor (the only child there). DJ had never been in a boat before. He was ecstatic when Jon let him drive the boat and he greatly enjoyed tubing.
SUNDAY, JULY 12TH - Second Sunday is our adult forum between the 9 and 11AM Masses. The July meeting was an informative one on our rector search. Senior Warden Chris Henry answered questions from parishioners.
FRIDAY, JUNE 5TH & SATURDAY, JUNE 6TH, 2015 - St. George's was represented at the 147th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Albany at the Camp of the Woods by Chris Henry, Jon Pearson, Jeff Wengrovius, Bob Paska, Fr.Charles King and his wife Alice.
SUNDAY, APRIL 26TH - It was a wonderful day at St. George's - with the St. Andrew's Society, the Schenectady Pipe Band, visiting clergy including Retired Bishop Daniel Herzog, a meaningful Mass followed by a parade around the Stockade Area, and ending with a Georgian feast of epic proportions.
SUNDAY, APRIL 26th - St. George's Music Director Andrew Krystopolski and 7 members of the St. Cecilia Choir performed for the ladies of Heritage Home on Upper Union Street. Afterwards, they interacted with their appreciative audience.
SUNDAY, APRIL 5TH - All ages gathered for Easter Sunday. We gave thanks to the Risen Lord, and round of applause for Andrew and his St. Cecilia Choir who performed tirelessly during Holy Week.
SATURDAY, APRIL 4th - On a very windy evening, the First Mass of Easter at 7PM started with "the kindling of the new fire" and the Blessing of the Paschal Candle. Parishioners gathered outside the West Door to view the proceedings.
FRIDAY, APRIL 3rd - Good Friday Mass at 12:30 was a solemn service leading up to the Veneration of the Cross.
Also available at this link is a brief video of the choir singing Adoramus Te Christe by J. A. Perti on Good Friday as posted on Facebook: Adoramus Te Christe
THURSDAY, APRIL 2ND - Maundy Thursday's Mass at 7PM included the washing of the feet and an all-night vigil at the Altar of Repose.
SUNDAY, MARCH 29TH - Palm Sunday at St. George's began, as usual, in The Great Hall. Following the distribution of palms, parishioners - led by Rev. Canon Charles B. King and his deacon, Rev. Frederick L. Curtis - walked in procession to St. George's Church where the Mass continued, including the reading of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ with both celebrants and congregation.
MARCH 27, 2015 – A lively Foyer’s Group party was held at the Pearson’s house. This was a combination of all the foyer’s groups with 30-35 in attendance. Appetizers and desserts were served.
MARCH 21, 2015 – Stations of the Cross (10:30AM) following Morning Prayer (10AM) Saturdays in Lent is a wonderful way to prepare your mind and spirit for Holy Week. David Kennison leads this ministry again this year.
FEBRUARY 2015 - This year's Lenten series, "Questioning Capital Punishment," presented by Kevin Grace, began with the viewing of the movie "Dead Man Walking" on February 19th with ensuing consecutive Thursday evenings of discussion. This film and topic with two distinct controversial viewpoints has resulted in lively dialogue from all participants.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 25TH - Senior Warden Chris Henry presided over the brief Annual Parish Meeting and vestry elections....which was followed by good fellowship (our supply priests Fr. Charles King and Fr. Michael Webber attended)....and a parish feast of Caesar salad, baked ziti, meatballs, sausage/peppers/onions, and Italian bread.