Pohick Episcopal Church

Continuing the Christian Mission of George Washington & George Mason

Pohick Post

December 2017

Welcome to the Pohick Post Online!

The time has nearly arrived to set out the Advent Wreaths and to prepare our hearts and minds for later in the month when we celebrate the birth of Christ!

There is so much going on this coming month to bring tidings of comfort and joy to every heart, including the Christmas Party for New Hope Housing (Dec. 4), Blue Christmas Service (Dec. 6), and Breakfast with Santa (Dec. 9). Closer to the holy day, we'll shift to our holiday schedule of 8 & 10 am services for three Sundays to enjoy our Christmas Pageant (Dec. 17, after the 10 am service) and our Lessons & Carols service on Sunday, Christmas Eve Day at the 10 am service (8 am HE I), while celebrating two services later at Christmas Eve (6 and 10:30 pm) and one on Christmas Day (10 am). We'll remain on that holiday schedule for New Year's Eve, which is also the Rev. Dr. Ruth Correll's last Sunday before she retires from Pohick. Accordingly, we will honor her at a reception following the 10 am service that day.

In this month's E-Post, our Rector shares a little-reported Christmas story from South America that demonstrates the life-transforming power of the season for millions of people. Elsewhere, the Rev. Ruth Correll writes her farewell message, while our Wardens report on upcoming events and projects and Don Brownlee gives his monthly roundup on the Anglican Communion.

Read about these things, and much, much more in this month's EPost!

Last month, we received many 2018 Commitment/Pledge Cards at our ingathering, but we have not heard back from a number of families. If you have not yet sent in your card, please prayerfully consider how your financial commitment would help our church to continue to heed Christ's call for "all hands on the net" in the coming year. Then drop by or mail us your commitment card at your convenience.

Remember that our website makes use of Google Calendars, so if you have a gmail account (or sign-up for a free one), you can now superimpose the church calendar on top of your other calendars. And it's all updated in real time! Click here to add the church calendar to your account.

Also, if you haven't "liked" Pohick Church on Facebook, we invite you to do so to keep up with upcoming events and lots of photos of happenings at Pohick. We're up to 319 "likes," with new ones each month. There's also a linked Instagram account ("Pohick") for those who prefer that form of Social Media.

As always, don't forget to send your Pohick Post Articles and event photographs to Lori Buckius at raebuck@aol.com before the monthly deadline (15th).Pass on any comments or concerns about these pages in an email to Dick Heintze at heintzerl@verizon.net or the Rector at dbinder@pohick.org.

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December Events and Schedules

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Sunday, December 3 Scripture readings
First Sunday of Advent
Services, 7:45, 9 & 11:15 am
Sunday School, 10:15-11:05 am

Monday, December 4
Christmas Party for New Hope Housing, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, December 6
Blue Christmas service, 7:30 pm

Sunday, December 10 Scripture readings
Services, 7:45, 9 & 11:15 am
Sunday School, 10:15-11:05 am

Sunday, December 17 Scripture readings
Services, 8 & 10 am
Children's Christmas Pageant, 10:30 am

Sunday, December 24 Scripture readings
8 am, Holy Communion, 10 am Lesson & Carols

Christmas Eve Scripture readings
6 pm, Family Service
10:30 Christmas Carols & Midnight Mass

Christmas Day Scripture readings
Holy Communion, 10 am

Sunday, December 31 Scripture readings
Services, 8 & 10 am
Blessing of the Toys at the 10 am service
Retirement Reception for the Rev. Dr. Ruth Correll, 11:15 am

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The mission of Pohick Church is to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ, to advance the role of the Episcopal Church as an active participant in sharing the Gospel, and to create a nourishing Christian community of worship where Christ's love is experienced and taken beyond its walls.

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