In coming to St. George’s I found a faithful, loving community of folks who wanted to hear the Gospel – The Good News – of Jesus proclaimed, and who cared about being a Christian Community active in the neighborhood of downtown Belleville.
The faith community of St. George’s is committed to staying in downtown Belleville, sharing the worship and office space with St. Mark ELCA Lutherans, continuing Outreach efforts, and being centered on Christ providing a welcome to everyone seeking a church home.
We are deeply concerned about those who wear our country’s military uniform and their families. We have very active Sunday School, adult spiritual and education programs, and one of the finest music programs found anywhere! Many of the youngsters and oldsters are active in a variety of healing and renewal ministries. We believe your mind and conscience matter, and we won’t yell at you from the pulpit!
We are both Catholic and Protestant, Evangelical, Apostolic and Reformed, where the whole Bible is read, where all the Sacraments are administered, and where there is political and intellectual liberty, where the worship is dignified and beautiful in accordance with that treasury of public praise and liturgy known as the Book of Common Prayer.
Come and join us at worship on Sundays at 8:00 am (said service), or 10:30 am (choral service). Everyone is welcome!
Fr. Dale Coleman, Rector
Coming Events -
Stewardship Sunday is next week, November 2, and Bishop Ed Salmon will be here again to preach at both the 8:00 & 10:30 services of Holy Eucharist.
The Ingathering will then take place Sunday, November 9, when we ask that you return your pledge card in the offering plate so that our gifts may be blessed at the altar. Of course, if you will not be able to attend St. George’s on the 9th, you may send your card to the church office.
Please begin prayerfully to consider how you can support the work of our Lord Jesus Christ through the mission and ministry of this vibrant parish; about how you may be able to respond to God’s love and blessings by returning to Him a portion of your time, talent and treasure for the work of his Kingdom through St. George’s in 2015.
Holy Time for Holy People
Just a reminder: our all-parish family retreat will take place Saturday, November 15 at Toddhall Retreat Center in Columbia Illinois. “Sabbath Time: Holy Time for Holy People” promises a day of refreshment, inspiration and growth. The Rev. Jennifer Pedrick of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, will lead the retreat; there will also be a full program of activities for children. The charge for adults is $10; children are free. If you would like to attend but have not yet registered, please call the church office, 233-6320, by this Friday, Oct. 31, as we have to give Toddhall firm numbers for lunch.