Please note that we purposefully are not using any social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, etc.). Any social media pages/profiles/feeds claiming affiliation with Hanover-with-Brunswick, King George; St. John’s Episcopal Church, King George; Lamb’s Creek Episcopal Church, King George; or Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Port Conway in King George (all in the Commonwealth of Virginia) are not authorized.
Rector’s Bible Study — Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.
This program year our weekly Bible Study will be on the Book of Exodus via Zoom.
We will not be meeting on October 1, November 26.
Zoom Meeting ID: 326 079 305 Passcode: 184359
Voting Is Our Civic Duty
Official Commonwealth ballot information can be found here:
Regardless of where you stand on the issues or who your desired candidates are, it is the civic duty of all qualified US Citizens to vote. To that end, I have reached out the KG Registrar’s Office and they have provided the following information:
There are no excuses required for early voting this year.
In-person “early voting” begins Friday, September 18, in the Revercomb Building, 10459 Courthouse Dr., Suite 102, King George. The hours are as follows:
- Monday through Friday 8:00a to 4:30p
- Saturday, October 24 9:00a-5:00p
- Saturday, October 31 9:00a-5p (this is the last day for in-person “early voting”)
Some other important dates to consider:
- Deadline to register to vote or make changes to current voter registration – Tuesday, October 13, 2020 (must be received by 5p in our office or midnight online)
- Deadline to request an absentee ballot for mailing – October 23, 2020 (must be received by 5 pm)
- Deadline for ballots returned to the registrar’s office – November 3, 2020 by 7 pm
Notice about Worship Schedule Going Forward…
The general consensus is that most in our parish are not ready to return to the sanctuaries for regular in person worship and probably will not be for several months. Therefore, until further notice, we will continue with the pattern of each Sunday having a 10:00 a.m. Zoom devotion as the “principle” service and a 9:00 a.m. “in person” service on the Rectory Lawn (weather permitting and social distancing rules in effect). The Second and fourth Sundays will have an additional 5:00 p.m. “in person” service on the Rectory Lawn (weather permitting and social distancing rules in effect).
About “In Person” Worship on the Rectory Lawn
10360 Rectory Lane, King George, VA
These will be the standard services from The Book of Common Prayer. There will not be copies of any materials provided. So bring you own prayer book. The lessons for the service are downloadable and should be brought with you if you desire.
These services will be held weather permitting. Social distancing rules will be followed. So, if you wish to sit, you will need to bring your own chairs. The Rectory proper is currently off limits, including the bathroom. But people are welcome to stay and chat afterwards on the Rectory Lawn – just follow the social distancing rules!
While these services will not be broadcast / streamed / Zoom, no one should feel obligated to attend “in person” gatherings.
Standing links to service materials in PDF form:
- Generic Morning Prayer, Rite II: http://data.hwbkgva.org/pdfs/GeneralMP.pdf
- Current Year A assigned lessons: http://data.hwbkgva.org/pdfs/Readings.pdf
- Evening bulletin and / or lessons: http://data.hwbkgva.org/pdfs/EveningBullein.pdf
- The Book of Common Prayer (full text): http://data.hwbkgva.org/pdfs/BCP_RCL.pdf
About “In Person” Holy Eucharist on Rectory Lawn
Flexibility is definitely the word. We will follow social distancing and food safety protocols. Please bring your own prayer books, reading inserts, chairs and bottles of water (if you wish to have hydration in the afternoon heat) as these items will not be provided. Also note, no one will enter the rectory so there is no bathroom available.
For those wishing to receive communion, we will be doing so in “social isolation bubbles” – i.e. members of a household living together and/or those who have chosen to interact regularly as if they were a single household living together. (A “social isolation bubble” may also be a single person.)
Each “social isolation bubble” will receive 3 wafers in a container (called a pyx) or in a sandwich baggie (if we have more “bubbles” than pyxes). Wine will be poured into a common cup for each “bubble”. Bring your own cup, though some separately bagged small chalices / cups will be available. Please let the Rector know if your “bubble” is greater than three in size so preparations are made accordingly; smaller “bubbles” will be responsible for consuming their own “bubble’s” extra wafers / wine.
About Weekly Zoom Sunday 10:00 a.m. Devotions
Remember we will not be crossing “social isolation bubble” boundaries. And no one is obligated to receive the bread and / or wine, especially if they are uncomfortable doing so for whatever reason.
Please remember to remain “muted” during the devotion unless you have an assigned portion. This is to avoid the problems with the sound distortions created when Zoom attempts to merge multiple audio feeds simultaneously.
The PDF of the service text is found here: http://data.hwbkgva.org/pdfs/SundayBullein.pdf
After the devotion, there will be announcements, followed by a general open ended “coffee hour.”
Zoom Meeting ID: 256 144 269
General Zoom Dial-In Numbers for Voice on Phone
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US
+1 301 715 8592 US
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/afy7IKF06
Useful Resource Links
The Diocese of Virginia offers weekly sermons for those interested in other perspectives on the lessons, the Diocese of Virginia has posted weekly sermons. The text, audio, and video versions along with the schedule / rota are found here (most current at bottom of that page):
The Diocese of Virginia Covid-19 Resource Page: http://www.thediocese.net/news-and-events/covid-19-resources/
The Washington National Cathedral: https://cathedral.org/
This site has many streaming video services
The Episcopal Church’s “Sermons That Work”: https://episcopalchurch.org/sermons-that-work
This site has both prepared sermons and Bible Studies based on the Sunday Lectionary.
Events at Shrine Mont — Diocese of Virginia Retreat Center
Please visit the Shrine Mont website for more information about programs available: www.shrinemont.com