Pohick Episcopal Church

Continuing the Christian Mission of George Washington & George Mason

Pohick Post

November 2017

Welcome to the Pohick Post Online!

After a long "Indian Summer," the autumn leaves are finally beginning to turn, and fall jackets are intermittently making an appearance. Before long, Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas will be here, and there's lots in this month's Epost to help you get ready!

It all begins with All Saints' Sunday (Nov. 5), when we'll be welcoming a young child of God into our church family through the sacrament of baptism. Don't forget to "fall back" your alarm clocks the night before, unless you want to get to church an hour early!

With Veterans Day (Nov 11) falling on a Saturday this year, we will be having a special observance, honoring Dr. William Brown, MD, our nation's first Physician General, who is burried in our cemetery. There will be a symposium at 9 am, a service of Morning Prayer at 10:15, and a historic highway marker dedication at 11 am--all followed by a reception. All events are free, but please register at eventbright to help us with our planning!

This is also the month when our youth group launches our Project Christmas Child, and they, along with the Sunday School and Vestry, will also sponsor our Advent Wreath Making workshop and Potluck later in the month on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 5 pm.

Just before that, of course, is our annual Christmas Mart on Thursday, November 16, 10 am - 2 pm. Each year it raises money for the many worthy causes that the Women of the Church support in their ministries. Read through this year's list of volunteer opportunites and consider how you might lend a hand!

Our Thanksgiving Day service (9 am) comes exactly a week later, and in advance of that, don't forget our Warm Coat Outreach drive to help needy families in our community stay warm for the approaching winter.

In the same spirit of generosity, your 2018 Stewardship Package should soon be arriving in the mail. Please look over all the materials and prayerfully consider how you might join in getting "all hands on the net" by giving back to God a generous measure of the blessings you've received over this past year. We'll have our Stewardship Ingathering on Sunday, November 19 at all three services to receive commitment/pledge cards, but they can also be mailed in at any time

This month, our Rector previews the upcoming Diocesan Convention on November 4, our second of the year, which comes with some surprising news. Elsewhere, our Assistant writes about the recent ECW convention, while our Wardens report out vestry actions, including a flurry of property improvements in the works. Don Brownlee writes about the recent Primates gathering and other goings on within the Anglican Communion, and there's news about Christmas pageant preparations as well.

Read about these things, 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.

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 311 "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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November Events and Schedules

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Sunday, November 5 Scripture readings
All Saints' Sunday
End, Daylight Savings Time
Services, 7:45, 9 & 11:15 am
Baptisms, 9 am
Sunday School, 10:15-11:05 am

Saturday, November 11
Symposium, Service and Plaque Dedication
Gen. Brown, America's First Surgeon General
9 am - noon

Sunday, November 12 Scripture readings
Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
Services, 7:45, 9 & 11:15 am
Sunday School, 10:15-11:05 am

Thursday, November 16
Pohick Christmas Mart, 10 am - 2 pm

Sunday, November 19 Scripture readings
Services, 7:45, 9 & 11:15 am
Stewardship Ingathering
Sunday School, 10:15-11:05 am
Advent Wreath Making Potluck, 5 pm

Thanksgiving Day, November 23 Scripture readings
Thanksgiving Day Service, 9 am

Sunday, November 26 Scripture readings
Services, 7:45, 9 & 11:15 am
Sunday School, 10:15-11:05 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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