Worship

Family-friendly worship Services on Sunday Mornings

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9am and 11am services with Holy Eucharist  *9am is live streamed/recorded

Holy Eucharist - We offer services of the Holy Eucharist at 9am and 11am inside the church.  Click HERE for the 9am service bulletin.  Click HERE for the 11am service bulletin.                                                       

Masks - As of August 8, we have resumed a universal indoor mask requirement (regardless of vaccination status).  The vestry and rector review Covid policies monthly.  Please know masks are not required at outdoor gatherings.

Online - Click HERE to visit our YouTube Channel to watch our Live-Stream of the 9am Service.  A recording of the service is also available on our YouTube Channel after the live-stream concludes. Click HERE to visit an online hymnal website to follow the music and sing along with the service recording.                                                                                                                                                     

Offering - You may make an offering after the service. The plate is located near the doors. Online giving is also available HERE or mail offerings, 5520 Far Hills Ave. Dayton, OH 45429-2204.

Directions for receiving Communion                                      

              ► All Baptized Christians of any denomination are welcome to receive Communion.

              ► Follow the ushers directions to come forward.                          

              ► Communion will be in one kind (bread only).

              ►Hold your hands out and the priest will drop a wafer in your hand.

              ►If you need a gluten-free wafer, tell the priest when you reach the rail.

              ► If you've not been baptized, cross your arms over your chest for a blessing.

              ► You may consume the wafer once you have received and return to your pew.


Christian Education for All Ages at 10am 

Our Christian Education programs for all ages last day is December 12 and returns January 16, 2022.  Our nursery for Infants to Age 3 is available from 9am to Noon.  Also, be sure to grab a cup of coffee and a treat in the Welcome Lounge starting at 9:45am.

For Children, pre-K to Grade 4 -- Godly Play room is located in the lower level education wing.

For Youth, Grade 5 to Grade 12 -- Our Youth Bible Study meets in our newly refurbished youth room in the lower level. Masks are currently required indoors regardless of vaccination status.

For Adults, we have two options -- the Rector's Bible Study in the parish hall and the Lectionary Group which meets in Room 2 in the lower level. Masks are currently required indoors regardless of vaccination status.

For any question about education and family ministries, please email the Rev. Dr. Cal Lane

If you're interested in the Scripture we hear in our worship services.... 

Our Church uses the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL), which is a three-year format of Scripture readings for every Sunday. Each year is designated by a letter, Year A, B, or C, where Year A is the first of the three-year cycle. Each year begins on the First Sunday of Advent, because that is the beginning of the Church's liturgical year.

Plan a Visit

Where do I park?

St. George's has two parking lots, an upper and lower. All traffic enters the upper lot and exits from the lower lot. Entrance to the upper lot is from Manor Lane off of Far Hills Avenue (there's a sign at Manor Lane and Far Hills to point you in the right direction). If the upper lot is full you can follow the driveway around the building and down to the lower lot. If you enter the building from the lower lot you will need to go upstairs one level to the Sanctuary or use the Elevator and go to level 'S'.

handicapped symbol Our building is fully handicapped accessible. To make use of handicapped parking please use the upper lot or the designated parking spaces on the driveway that connects the upper lot to the lower lot. If you park on the driveway please enter the building using the double red doors and continue straight ahead to the elevator on the right. Select "S" for the Sanctuary level. An ADA restroom is located on the lower level by the east stairs.

Are my kids welcome?

All our services are family-friendly and kids are at all three services.  We've also got a professionally-staffed nursery for infants to age 3.  It's located on the lower level and is available between 9am and Noon.  Please be sure to provide a cell phone number so we can contact you if needed.  If you're child would rather stay with you through the whole service, that's absolutely fine too!  There are "busy bags" for kids (crayons and coloring books) by the entry doors which the ushers can help with.  If you've got a little one who neeeds a wiggle break or a fussy infant, you're certainly welcome to step into our narthex (entry way) where you can still see the service through the glass wall and hear the service via the audio speakers.  Whatever you choose for your kids, we're blessed you are with us!  Please also know that we education for all ages at 10am. 

How do we worship at St. George's?

An usher will be glad to give you a service bulletin and help you find a pew. Our worship services follow a traditional format, sometimes called a "liturgical" type of worship, in the Book of Common Prayer (BCP).  Our service leaflets have most everything you'll need, but you can find a copy of the BCP in the pew shelf in front of you - it's the red book with gold cross on front. Most of our worship songs and hymns are found in the blue hymnal in the pew shelf; the page numbers for the songs are found in the bulletin and on the song boards at the front.                                                                                                                                                  You may wonder when to stand or kneel. Above all, please don't worry; we're glad you're with us! Practices vary even among individual Episcopalians. The general rule is: stand to sing, kneel to pray, and sit to listen. We stand also to say our affirmation of faith, the Nicene Creed, and for the reading of the Gospel. We sit during other scripture readings, the sermon, and the choir anthems.  We hope you will find the services of the Episcopal Church Christ-centered, beautiful in their ordered dignity, and mindful of the needs of the individual.

Can I receive Holy Communion?

We have Holy Communion at all Sunday services. All baptized Christians are welcome to receive Communion at St. George's. Due to the Coronavirus, we are presently only offering the bread (wafers).  At communion, simply hold your hands out and the priest will drop a wafer in your hands. If you need a gluten-free wafer, please simply tell the clergy when they reach him at the rail.                    If you have not been baptized, you're still welcome to come forward for a blessing.  Simply cross your arms over your chest to let the priest know that you'd prefer a blessing.  If you would like to be baptized please speak to one of our clergy and we'll be glad to talk with you!

Sermons

First Sermon - A True And Lively Faith

In celebration of the Rector's tenth anniversary at St. George's, here is the very first sermon preached here by the Rev. Ben Phillips. It was given on Sunday, August 8th, 2010, on his first Sunday. It is on Hebrews 11, the great chapter on...

Children in Worship

All worship services at St. George's Church are family friendly and children regularly attend all three services.  We also offer a professionally-staffed nursery from 9am to Noon for infants to age 3.  Even though we've got a great nursery, you are always welcome to have your child with you!  We love having kids in our worship services -- we feel its vital for a child's development as a Christian to feel like she or he is part of worship, not an "interloper" in the thing adults do. Our 9am indoor service lasts about 45 minutes and our 11am indoor service lasts about one hour.  The outdoor service at 11am in the lower lot tent is also a pretty good option for kids too; it lasts about 40 minutes.

But what if my kid is getting squirmy?  Here are two suggestions.  First, families are welcome to use our "busy bags" found in baskets near the baptismal font (feel free to ask an usher).  Second, if your little one needs a breather, it's easy to step into the narthex (the entry area).  The wall between the narthex and the church is glass and the sound comes through speakers, so it's sort of like you've not left worship.  Above all, know that you and your children are welcome here!  

And don't forget, we've got Education for All Ages at 10am.  Godly Play for pre-K to Grade 4 is held under the big tent in the lower lot.

For any questions about Children's Ministry please contact the Rev. Dr. Cal Lane

Nursery

Your child is always WELCOME at St. George's!  We welcome children during all our worship services. If a child gets a little "excited about the sermon," please feel free to comfort them in the entry hall where we have benches, you can see through the glass wall, and the audio is broadcast for you to hear.

However, if you'd like to use our professionally-staffed nursery, we serve infants and toddlers to age 3. If you do choose to bring your child to the Nursery, please:

  • Sign your child in at the Nursery entry door, noting any allergies and provide a cell number so we can get in touch with you in case of immediate need. Please be mindful of other little ones when dropping off or picking up.

  • If you have a diaper bag to leave with your child, make sure it is labeled, or if you leave a bottle or snack make sure the containers have your name

  • Pick up your child and sign out. You may pick up your child during the worship service and bring them into church during the service. 

  • Our nursery, led by supervisor Lori Constantine, is professionally staffed.  If you have any questions, feel free to email .

  • All nursery staff members have been vaccinated and will wear masks in the presence of children.  However, following CDC guidance, nursery-age children should not be masked.