Welcome to St. George's!
What to Expect on a Sunday Morning
We hope that from the moment you arrive you will experience a warm welcome, inspiring worship, and buoyant fellowship. St. George’s has three worship services- 8am, 9:30am, and 11am. Whichever service you choose to attend, we want you to enjoy its unique spirit.
Entering the Sanctuary
There are two ways to enter the church: through the main entrance on Ridgewood Road or through the parking lot off Woodland Road. Coming from the parking lot entrance, go up the stairs and turn left at the top of the stairs; this leads you to the sanctuary. The 8am service is held indoors in the choir area of the sanctuary, located behind the main altar. The 9:30am service is currently being held outdoors in our parking lot under the tents. The 11am service is held indoors in the main portion of the sanctuary.
Childcare available during the 9:30am and 11am services
Children are welcome at all services at St. George’s! There are two children’s bulletins we make available- one for nonreaders and a scavenger hunt bulletin for those who are able to read. Children are invited to participate as leaders in our services- joining in the festive processionals, as readers, ushers, and leading the prayers. We celebrate that every child’s wiggle, gurgle, and twirl are part of how they worship- we love to hear and see their prayers in worship! Parents, don’t fear if your child has the wiggles, let them do so- its their way of talking to God. We also understand that sometimes parents need a break, too; for those who may wish to take advantage of it, we offer childcare for infants and toddlers (ages 0 to 4) during the 9:30am and 11am services. Childcare is held in the playroom next to the Parish Hall. One of our ushers will be happy to assist you in locating the playroom.
What to expect
The 8 am service is an intimate and contemplative service of Holy Eucharist held in the choir behind the altar. There is no music at this service, but the lessons and sermon are identical to what is heard at the later service.
The 9:30 am service is a laidback, informal service of Holy Eucharist that is grounded in the ancient traditions of our faith. It is held outdoors in our parking lot under the tents. The service lasts about 45 minutes, is participatory, and filled with happy chaos. Children are encouraged as leaders in this service by participating in the processions, reading the lesson, and leading the prayers. The music, led by children, youth, and adults, is informal and uplifting. All who desire to are invited to surround the altar during the Eucharistic prayer.
The 11 am service is a spirited and warm Sung Holy Eucharist service, featuring our joyful choir. It is held indoors in our sanctuary and is livestreamed. For much of the year, the choir leads the music (ranging from traditional hymns, Gospel, Spirituals, Jazz, Taize, and more contemporary pieces). On major feast days, incense is used and will frequently offer special musical offerings. As with the 9:30am service, children are encouraged as leaders in this service by participating in the processions, reading the lesson, and leading the prayers. Older children also serve as acolytes, crucifers, and thurifers (the person who gets to handle the incense).