Welcome to St George’s Episcopal Memorial Church. Our parish has been an important presence in the Bismarck community since 1880, and we continue to meet the Living God in this place today – through worship, education, outreach, and most of all, through the relationships we have created with each other.

If you have any questions or think we can help you, please do not hesitate to contact the church office or talk to any of our parishioners or stop in for coffee. If you are looking for a church home, we invite you to explore this website, and hope you will worship with us soon. All are truly welcome here. We look forward to meeting you soon.
—Canon Hal Weidman

Community

New Diocesan Office Administrator

The Episcopal Diocese of North Dakota is pleased to announce the appointment of Kelly Noack as our new Office Administrator. Along with Bishop Ely and others she will be a part of the circle of leadership envisioned in the New Season of Ministry report adopted at the 2020 Diocesan Convention last fall. With this call, the diocesan Ministry Support Team is now…

Regional Coordinator for Episcopal Ministry in Northwestern North Dakota

The Episcopal Diocese of North Dakota is pleased to announce the appointment of the Reverend Kim Becker as Regional Coordinator for Episcopal Ministry in Northwestern North Dakota, effective August 1, 2021. This new position is partially funded through a grant from the Roanridge Foundation and includes ministry among five Episcopal Congregations in the Northwest quadrant of North Dakota: All Saints, Minot; Saint…

Bonhoeffer’s Life Together – Session 1

There is a kind of listening with half an ear that presumes already to know what the other person has to say. It is an impatient, inattentive listening, that despises the brother and is only waiting for a chance to speak and thus get rid of the other person. This is no fulfillment of our obligation, and it is certain that here…

St. George’s Re-opening for Public Worship

June 10, 2020 Dear St Georgians, “I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation (including a virus), will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord “-Romans 8: 38-39. We have come…

Final Protocols for Re-opening In-Person Worship

May 26, 2020 St. George’s Episcopal Memorial Church Protocols For Public Worship [Note:  The Standing Committee of the Diocese has issued protocols for returning to public worship in our churches.  Some of these protocols are definitive and not subject to modification by the churches, others are issued as suggestions, with guidelines for local decisions.  This list of protocols is based upon the…

Positive COVID-19 At St. George’s

Canon Hal has tested positive for COVID-19, and is under home quarantine.  The quarantine could be lifted as early as the middle of next week, but could continue, depending on whether he develops severe symptoms.  At this time, his symptoms are classified as mild or moderate. Also under home quarantine, but with no symptoms, are our two Deacons, Beth and Ed.  Adding…

Letter to Congregation

Hello Fellow St. Georgians, Please see the attached letter from Canon Hal.  It describes the situation at St. George’s with regard to worship services and the operation of the office and building. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the church office at 701-223-1942 – or email us.  You can reach Canon Hal at canon@stgeorges-bismarck.org and Dionne at stgeorges@stgeorges-bismarck.org. Please remember with all…

Schedule Changes

Good afternoon St Georgians,The Diocesan Convention will be postponed due to the nasty weather headed our way. (Stay tuned to when and where It’ll be). We’re looking at sometime in November.Also, due to the weather, Assisting Bishop Keith Whitmore won’t be visiting us either. I’ll let you know when our “makeup” date will be.So, we’ll have a regular Sunday, Rite 1 at…

Pet Blessing

The annual Pet Blessing took place on Oct. 6th.  Canon Hal blessed many four-legged members of our families.  They were all so well-behaved for such an exciting event!  Lily’s pregnant fish had to stay home, but we wish her well with her growing family.

Lingering in the Past?

The other day our Administrator, Jody Simmons and I were talking about St. George’s and its amazing history. Jody was talking about how the church and its leadership have functioned or not over our history. I asked him if he thought our parish family was dwelling in too much in the past. He said he don’t know, but it was worth thinking…

“What is God up to in North Dakota?”

It is time to get our congregations, councils and committees ready to come to Bismarck for the 49th Annual Diocesan Convention Meeting at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Bismarck October 11 & 12 The theme of the Convention is: “What is God up to in North Dakota?” It is the beginning of the diocesan wide effort to discern our call in this…

Useful Links

Bismarck & Mandan Ministry on the Margins State & Region The Standing Rock Episcopal Churches Episcopal Diocese of North Dakota National The Episcopal Church Bishops’ Native Collaborative The Book of Common Prayer Washington National Cathedral International Anglican Communion United Thank Offering Episcopal Relief and Development