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


 Altar Guild

Our duties are simple. We make sure that the altar is set properly for each service, something many take for granted. Some members of the Altar Guild have individual gifts that they offer or responsibilities they assume, such as sewing, arranging flowers, polishing brass and silver, filling the candles, and maintaining the hymn board. If you are interested in serving, call the church office. 


Flower arrangements are provided each week by individuals or groups, sometimes in memory of a loved one, often simply as an offering. To participate, you may add your name to the Flower Chart in the church office. Contact the church secretary for more details. 

Lay Eucharistic Ministers

Lay Eucharistic Ministers are a specially trained and licensed group of laypersons who take communion to members unable to attend services. 

Chalice Bearers are trained and licensed laypersons who administer the chalice during the communion service. 

Lay Readers read various sections of the service to assist the priest and read the service of morning and evening prayer in the absence of the priest. They must be trained and licensed. 

Lectors are laypersons who read the lessons and the psalms during the church service. They receive training but do not have to be licensed.

Acolytes are a group of adults and youths, both male and female, who are trained to carry the cross, flags and candles in the procession, the recession and other parts of the church service. They also assist with the offertory. They also assist the celebrant in preparation of the Eucharist

Pastoral Care

The Pastoral Care Group is made up of volunteer lay persons who regularly visit the hospitalized, home-bound and nursing-home persons who are members of St. George’s or who have an association with some other Episcopal Church.


The Choir provides music for the 10 AM church services and also for special church events. They practice once during the week on Wednesday evenings and before the Sunday service. Young people are especially encouraged to participate.


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