Connecting Disciples Every Day.
We are using an exciting new, online communications tool called The City, a private group just for St. George’s community. You can use The City online at your computer or download a free app for your mobile device. Among many other benefits, The City will help people in our growing church feel much more connected to one another, with easy ways to RSVP for events, share prayer concerns, learn about other ministries, and much more.
(For those who have trouble with spam or junk mail filters, look for an email from “email@example.com.”)
Frequently Asked Questions
We want to share questions others have had about The City so far.
Q. Do I have to download a mobile app to use The City?
A. No! You can use the web version at your computer.
Q. Will The City send me multiple emails? I'm already getting a lot of emails from the church.
A. Each user gets to control how frequently The City sends you information. Most of us prefer the "Daily Digest," which is a single email at the end of the day with any updates that have happened in your groups. But if that's too frequent, you can change it. You can also choose whether to receive mobile notifications or emails. Ultimately, you are in control of how and how often you hear from us on The City.
Recordings from our Guests
The Rev. Dr. David Marshall, Director of Anglican Episcopal House of Studies
The Rev. Dr. David Marshall will preached at the 8:45am and 11:15am services and taught The Rector’s Forum at 10:05am in Johnson Hall. David is the Jack and Barbara Bovender Associate Professor of Anglican Episcopal Studies and Ministry at Duke Divinity School. He is well known for his expertise in Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations.
The Rev. Canon Dr. Andrew White, Emeritus Vicar of St. George's, Baghdad
Canon White, Founder and President of FRRME and Emeritus Vicar of St. George’s Church, Baghdad, returned to give an update on the current conditions of Christians in the Middle East.
The Rev. Dr. Sam Wells, Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields
The Rev. Dr. Sam Wells has served as a parish priest for 15 years – 10 of those in urban priority areas. He also spent 7 years in North Carolina where he was Dean of Duke University Chapel. Sam is also Visiting Professor of Christian Ethics at King’s College, London, and a non-residential theological canon at Chichester Cathedral. He has published 20 books, including works on Christian ethics and collections of sermons. He is married to the Rev. Dr. Jo Bailey Wells. They have two children.
Download the text from the entire presentation series, called Being Human.
The Very Rev. Dr. John Hall, Dean of Westminster Abbey
The Very Reverend Dr John Hall was installed as the 38th Dean of Westminster on 2 December 2006. The Dean oversees the spiritual life of the Collegiate Church of St Peter Westminster, better known as Westminster Abbey, and gives leadership to the Abbey community, which includes 300 staff and 500 volunteers.
Lenten Devotional on The City
"The Light Shines in the Darkness"
Begins Wednesday, February 10
St. George's is very pleased to offer daily spiritual reflections as a hoped-for companion to your personal devotions this Lenten season. This resource is available through our new parish communications tool, The City. The theme of the devotional series is "The Light Shines in the Darkness," echoing the promise announced in the Gospel According to John that nothing can quench the light and life of God in Jesus Christ. I am very grateful in advance for each member of our church community who is contributing to this devotional series. I also encourage readers to consider how you might incorporate these offerings into your daily spiritual disciplines in Lent. I have every confidence that you will be blessed in doing so.
- The Rev. R. Leigh Spruill
Already have a login for The City? Click here.
Need a login for The City? Email Rebecca Teel to request one.
Lenten Discipleship Small Groups
Lent is a time when many of us take on special devotions that draw us closer to Christ. This Lent, as part of our St. George’s community life, we are launching discipleship small groups that will meet once a week for five weeks. These groups will study the Bible, discuss what God is up to, pray together, and build friendships that might last a lifetime. If you are interested in joining one, please sign up using the form below! Questions? Please contact the Rev. Kristine Blaess.
Video: Introduction & Lesson 1
Video: Lesson 2
Video: Lesson 3
Video: Lesson 4
Video: Lesson 5
Lenten Prayer Gatherings
We will not be hosting Lenten Prayer Gatherings this year. Instead, we encourage you to join one of our Lenten Discipleship Groups as a way to draw closer to Christ and connect with this season. This is a change from what was published in The Shield.
Lenten Food Drive
Collection Day is Sunday, March 13
Food donations to Second Harvest Food Bank can be placed in collection boxes located around the church and kindergarten. After our March 13 collection date, please drop off your donations at Second Harvest Food Bank.
Items in demand include:
- Peanut butter
- Canned fruits and vegetables
- Canned meats and fish
- Stews and soups
Easter Flower Offering
Please use this form to list those you would like to remember or honor with your Easter flower offering this year. We'll accept your donations and names through Wednesday, March 16.
The Rite of Reconciliation
This Lent, St. George’s clergy will again offer private Confession in the chapel during the two weeks before Easter, March 16-25. You may also call any cleric on our staff to schedule an appointment at another time. While the Absolution we receive at Holy Eucharist is total and thorough, some Christians find comfort from articulating their specific sins to a cleric, and hearing their particular absolution. There will be a poster in the Gathering Space with available time slots. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Rebecca Teel (615-385-2150) or any of our clergy.
Thursday, March 24
Dinner begins at 5:45 pm in Hampton Hall, program at 6:00 pm. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children, $30 household maximum. The seder will conclude in time to attend our 7:30 pm Maundy Thursday service. Reservations are required by Friday, March 18, and space is limited. If you are not able to register and pay online, you may contact the church to make other arrangements at 615-385-2150 x 262.
And Jesus said to Peter, “So you could not watch with me one hour? Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26: 40-41
From Maundy Thursday evening through Good Friday evening, we keep watch before the Blessed Sacrament in the Chapel. This commemorates for us the disciples being asked to watch and pray with Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane the night before he was crucified. We need at least two people keeping watch for each hour of the Vigil. This ensures there is always someone before the Blessed Sacrament. Look for a sign up form soon.