Pohick Episcopal Church

Continuing the Christian Mission of George Washington & George Mason

Pohick Post

February 2018

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It seems like only yesterday we were taking down the Christmas tree after celebrating the wonderful Advent and Christmas holidays. And so it is a bit jarring to consider that Lent will be upon us before we know it! Even more jarring is that this year Ash Wednesday falls on February 14th, otherwise known as Valentine's Day! For Christians, that means we will have to combine those festivities with our Shrove Tuesday/Mardis Gras celebrations just before the start of Lent (see more below). As for Ash Wednesday itself, in order to give everyone an opportunity for starting off with a Holy Lent, we will again be offering four services throughout that day, at 7 am, noon, 4:30 and 7:30 pm. The five Wednesdays following, we will continue through the season with our series of Lenten Potlucks (6:30 pm), Studies (7:10 pm) and Celtic-style Services (8 pm).

Before we get to Lent, however, we still have a few other goings on, including our Chili Cookoff (Feb 3, 6 pm), Scout Sunday and the Super Bowl party for our Youth (Feb 4, 9 am & 6 pm, respectively), our Docents' Mardis Gras event (Feb. 10, 4 pm), and our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper (Feb 13, 5-7 pm). Our Adult Inquirers' Classes also begin during this timeframe, with the first session meeting during the Sunday School hour (10:15 - 11:05 am) on Sunday, Feb. 4 in the Annex. Right after the start of Lent, the Brotherhood of St. Andrew will be hosting the George Washington Service, Breakfast and Address at 8 am on Presidents' Day, Feb. 19, and the Martha Guild will be offering the Glories Happy Hats Workshop on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 10 am.

In this month's Post, our Rector writes about the topic of his upcoming Lenten series, The Life and Legacy of Martin Luther, and also highlights the other class offerings. Beth Altman, our new Senior Warden, writes her first column about Vestry priorities for this year, including plans for a new playground to replace the current, aging one, and the installation of an elevator in the parish house. Elsewhere, Tom Costa offers a history of Mardis Gras, while Linda Egan presents a primer on Anglican Chant.

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

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.

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February Events and Schedules

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Friday, February 2
Burial Service for Bob Armstrong, 11 am

Saturday, February 3
Advance Directives Seminar, 9 am
Chili Cook-off, 6 pm

Sunday, February 4 Scripture readings
Services, 7:45, 9 & 11:15 am
Sunday School, 10:15-11:05 am
Scout Sunday

Saturday, February 10
Docents' Mardis Gras Event, 4 pm

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

Tuesday, February 13
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, 5 - 7 pm

Ash Wednesday, February 14 Scripture readings
Services 7 am, noon, 4:30 pm, 7:30 pm

Sunday, February 18 Scripture readings
Services, 7:45, 9 & 11:15 am
Sunday School, 10:15-11:05 am

Monday, February 19
George Washington Birthday Service, Breakfast, & Symposium, 8 am

Wednesday, February 21
Lenten Potlucks, Studies & Services, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Saturday, February 24
Glories Happy Hats workshop, 10 am

Sunday, February 25 Scripture readings
Services, 7:45, 9 & 11:15 am
Sunday School, 10:15-11:05 am

Wednesday, February 28
Lenten Potlucks, Studies & Services, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

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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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