Pohick Episcopal Church

Continuing the Christian Mission of George Washington & George Mason

Pohick Post

February 2017

Welcome to the Pohick Post Online!

This is one of those rare years when Lent doesn't start until March (although Shrove Tuesday, with our EYC-sponsored Pancake Supper, does fall on the last day of this month). That leaves the month of February for us to enjoy the season of Epiphany, when we delight in the many stories of Jesus manifesting his divinity to his disciples and the crowds who followed him.

It is also a time for us to invite our new members and maturing young students to drink more deeply from the wells of our Christian faith by joining our Adult Inquirers' Class or Confirmation Class, both of which begin this month. The Adult Inquirers' Class will meet weekly in the Parish House Annex during the Sunday School Hour (10:15 - 11:05 am) starting on February 5. Our Assistant Rector will lead this class, and it will run until mid-June when Bp. Johnston visits us for Confirmation and Reception on June 18th.

Likewise, students aged 12 and older who have not been confirmed are invited to join the rest of the EYC at the Rectory at 6 pm on Feb. 5 for a Super Bowl welcome party, followed by weekly Confirmation classes starting the following Sunday, 5 - 6 pm. These will be taught by the Rector.

For those who have already take one or both of these classes, we will be offering the Alpha Film Series in the Vestry House during the Sunday school hour. Based on the popular Alpha Course, it offers a wonderful opportunity for Christians to explore our faith more deeply.

In this month's EPost, our Rector presents his recent research on Sunday service times and offers his thoughts on the topic as it applies to Pohick--the topic of a recent parish forum. If you weren't able to attend, he invites you to share your thoughts with him!. Elsewhere, in the Sr. Warden's column, read about the new vestry members elected at the parish meeting in January, as well as the new officers for 2017. Our Jr. Warden also offers his column about the status of several buildings and grounds projects, including the long-awaited (and now finally completed) installation of the new dishwasher!

In the Persecution Corner column, Bob Munson writes about the improving but still difficult situation for Christians in Burma, while Don Brownlee does a round-up on goings on around the Anglican Communion.

There's also some events to highlight on your calendars over a very busy month: the Chili Cook-off, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 11 at 6 pm, the Washington's Birthday Service & Breakfast on Monday, February 20 at 8 am, the Glories Happy Hats Workshop on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 10 am, and the EYC-sponsored Pancake Supper on Shrove Tuesday, February 28 at 5 pm.

Read about these 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.

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 286 "likes" and climbing nearly every week--so join the party! 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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February Events and Schedules

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Saturday, February 4
First Saturday Free Docent Tour, 1 - 3 pm

Sunday, February 5 Scripture readings
Scout Sunday
Services, 7:45, 9, 11:15 am
Sunday School, 10:15 - 11:05 am

Saturday, February 11
Chili Cookoff, 6 - 9 pm

Sunday, February 12 Scripture readings
Services, 7:45, 9, 11:15 am
Sunday School, 10:15 - 11:05 am

Sunday, February 19 Scripture readings
Services, 7:45, 9, 11:15 am
Sunday School, 10:15 - 11:05 am

Monday, February 20
George Washington Service, Breakfast & Symposium 8 - 10:30 am

Saturday, February 25
Glories Happy Hats Workshop, 10 am - noon

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

Tuesday, February 28
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper 5 - 7 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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