Pohick Episcopal Church

Continuing the Christian Mission of George Washington & George Mason

Pohick Post

May 2016

Welcome to the Pohick Post Online!

Our Easter Season continues this month through Christ's Ascension and Pentecost Sunday (May 15). It is a time of transition, when the apostles sadly bid Christ farewell but soon experience a newfound joy in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Along somewhat similar lines, we will be bidding farewell to our seminarian, James Rickenbaker, who will be graduating from seminary, getting married, and being ordained to the diaconate in the space of a month! We will be hosting a reception for him during the 9 am coffee hour on Sunday, May 8th, and we hope that many of you can be there to offer your good wishes to him as he begins his ministry at Aquia Episcopal Church in Stafford.

That same Sunday, of course, is Mothers' Day, and so we hope that you will join us in honoring our mothers in Sunday services on that morning. Later in the month, we will be holding our Spring Clean-up (Sat, May 14, 9 am - 2 pm) and our Hodge Podge Yard Sale (Sat, May 21, 7:30 am - 1:30 pm). Just before then, the Martha Guild will be hosting their benefit Wine Tasting on Saturday, May 7 at 4:30 pm.

In this month's Post, our Rector reports on the recent vestry and staff discussions of the Generations Surveys, highlighting the needs and concerns expressed in those instruments, along with potential courses of action that the vestry, staff and parish committees will be exploring for implementation over the coming months.

As an overture to this initiative, the Rector took it upon himself to implement one of the survey suggestions right away: the redesigning of the parish website, which is launching with the publication of this month's EPost. It not only incorporates current design trends, but it also has been totally re-coded to incorporate "Responsive Web Design," the emerging new standard where webpages automatically adapt to be read clearly on any screen size including smartphones and tablets. It is his hope that this redesign will reach more potential worshipers through their mobile devices while also being more inviting to all our online visitors on any platform. Let him know what you think of the new look, as well as if you encounter any bugs on your particular device.

Elsewhere, our Assistant ponders a recent study about racism within the American church, while our Jr. Warden reports on recent improvements to the physical plant. Bob Munson reflects upon the plight of Christians in Iran, and Don Brownlee reviews the news of the recent ACC meeting. Looking ahead, you'll also find an application for our Shrine Mont Parish Retreat on the Life and Teachings of St. Francis (June 24-26), and an application for our summer Vacation Bible School (July 11-15).

Read about these items, 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 238 "likes" and climbing nearly every week--so join the party! There's also a recently launched 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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May Events and Schedules

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Sunday, May 1 Scripture readings
Services, 7:45, 9, 11:15 am
Sunday School, 10:15 am

Sunday, May 8 Scripture readings
Mothers' Day
Services, 7:45, 9, 11:15 am
Farewell Reception for
James Rickenbaker, 10:15 am
Sunday School, 10:15 am

Saturday, May 14
Spring Clean-up 9 am - 2 pm

Sunday, May 15 Scripture readings
Pentecost Sunday
Services, 7:45, 9, 11:15 am
Sunday School, 10:15 am

Saturday, May 14
Hodge Podge Yard Sale 7 am - 1:30 pm

Sunday, May 22 Scripture readings
Trinity Sunday
Services, 7:45, 9, 11:15 am
Sunday School, 10:15 am

Sunday, May 29 Scripture readings
Services, 7:45, 9, 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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