St. George's Episcopal Memorial Church

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About Us

 At St. George’s you’ll find an exciting array of opportunities for fellowship, spiritual growth, and outreach. Worship is at the heart of all that we do. Our main services are on Sunday at 8 & 10 am. The second service includes music and activities for children and youth. We also offer a more contemplative services on Wednesday at 5:30 pm. Come and…

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.

New Assisting Bishop

The Rt. Rev’d Keith B. Whitmore has served as Assistant Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta having arrived at the middle of April 2008. He previously served as the fifth Bishop of the Diocese of Eau Claire in northwestern Wisconsin from 1999 to 2008. Prior to being elected as bishop, Whitmore served congregations in Wisconsin, Missouri, and Kansas. He was serving…

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…

Ministry Opportunities

There are currently many opportunities for getting involved in ministry, both at St George’s and the Diocese. Now is the time to join in a ministry or two you’ve always thought and prayed about joining. You will be blessed in the service of the Most High! St George’s—(Tell me you’re interested)—Acolytes (including crucifers, torch bearers, thurifers, book-bearers, AND boat-bearers); Altar Guild; Choir;…

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

Liturgy

 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,…

History

History of Saint George’s Episcopal Memorial Church The first Episcopal church service in Bismarck was held in the Capitol Hotel on March 8, 1873, when James Humbert, infant son of Lt. and Mrs. Humbert of Camp Hancock, was baptized by the Rev. Charles Swift. Soon after this service Bishop Clarkson of Nebraska made a visit to Bismarck. In the fall of 1877,…