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LENT at St. George's

Lent presents us with a wonderful opportunity to reflect on our own Christian journey. Please make it a point to take advantage of the many opportunities for worship, learning, growth and service that are available here at St. George's - during Lent, and throughout the year!

The Forum

On Sundays at 9:30 a.m., we will gather for The Forum; our Lenten theme is God and Healing, and we'll welcome outstanding speakers from our community who will share conversation about a variety of topics on health of body, mind and spirit. Opening our series on February 18 will be Dr. Scott Morris, founder and CEO of Church Health. Scott will also be our guest preacher at our 10:30 a.m. worship service.

Sunday Morning Book Study 

Also on Sunday mornings during Lent, at 9:30 a.m.:A new small group will discuss the writings of Frederick Buechner in the Library.

Other Book and Bible Studies 

The Great Courses Series continues to meet on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. for enlightening video lectures and conversation. 

Book Club gathers on the second Tuesday of each month, at 7:00 p.m., to discuss excellent literature.

Father David's Wednesday Morning Bible Study meets from 11:00 a.m. to noon in Classroom B. 

Fr. David is leading a discussion of the Gospel According to John and the Johannine Letters, and watch the version of each chapter that is presented in Philip Saville's 2003 film The Gospel of John. The commentary by Lewis is available for purchase in St. George's Bookshoppe.  

Thursday Night Bible Group Starts The Good Book Club Lent-Easter Program

The Thursday Bible group is participating in the Good Book Club Lent-Easter program for our next Bible Study.  The daily readings begin Sunday, February 11, 2018 and go through May 21, 2018.  During our Thursday night study meetings we will discuss the previous week's readings and explore and discuss related material.

The Good Book Club is an invitation to all Episcopalians to join in reading the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts during Lent-Easter 2018. Episcopalians will start reading Luke on Sunday, February 11 and read a section of Luke's Gospel every day through the season of Lent. The entire season of Easter will be devoted to daily readings from the Book of Acts. Already, individuals, congregations, and organizations have committed to being a part of the Good Book Club, and we hope you'll join the journey too! We encourage all St George's members to explore the spiritual teachings of Luke-Acts with us Thursday nights at 6:30 P.M in Classroom C ~ Jim Elam

Free Lenten Mediation Booklets
Lenten Mediations 2018 has been provided by Episcopal Relief & Development. This year's focus is on Early Childhood Development, one of the main program priorities in Episcopal Relief & Development's Strategic Plan, and faith leaders from across our Anglican family have written reflections which focus on children.  Pick up a booklet for your family from the table in the Narthex. 

An Update on the Bishop Search and Transition Process

Bishop Search logo - CopyThe Search Committee has already begun their work of listening to the people of
The Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee in order for them to develop an
accurate profile of our Diocese. This is a vital step in discerning the
qualities and gifts we are seeking for our next Bishop, and the Search
Committee wants as much data as they can gather.

 The Online Survey

The first way the Committee will gather data will be through a detailed online
survey about the Diocese and our hopes for our next Bishop. The survey will
take about 30 minutes to complete and must be completed in a single session. We
hope you will set aside half an hour to share your perspective. To start, please click here to take the survey.

If someone is not able to access the survey on a computer, we can provide a
paper copy. The Search Committee really does want to hear from everyone possible!

  

Holy Listening
Sessions — Save the Date!

In addition to the online survey, the Search Committee will also be gathering
data by hosting eight Listening Sessions throughout the Diocese during Lent.
You are encouraged to attend one of the following sessions to provide your
insight.

Monday, February 19,
2018:  Grace-St. Luke's, Memphis, 5:30-7:30 PM

Saturday, February
24, 2018:  St. Luke's, Jackson, 9:30-11:30 AM

Tuesday, February,
27, 2018:  All Saint's, Memphis, 5:30-7:30 PM

Wednesday, February
28, 2018:  Emmanuel, Memphis, 5:30-7:30 PM

Saturday March 3,
2017:  St. Mary's,  Dyersburg, 9:30-11:30 AM

Sunday, March 4,
2018:  St. George's, Germantown, 1:30-3:30 PM

Thursday, March 8,
2018:  St. Matthew's, Covington, 5:30-7:30 PM

Monday, March 12,
2018:  Grace, Paris, 5:30-7:30 PM

The Website

The Search Committee is building a website to share news and other information
about the Search and Transition process. There’s not a lot of content yet, but
over time, you will find everything you need to know at: wtnbishop.com

We hope that you will take the time to get involved and make your contribution.
On behalf of the Search Committee, thank you in advance for taking the time to
make a difference in this critically important decision in the life of our
church.

Blessings,

Gayle McCarty+ and
Lavonnie Perry Claybon, co-chairs, Search Committee

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