Bulletin: March 15, 2009

THE WEEK OF MARCH 15, 2009

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(618) 233-6320

Today 8:00 am       Holy Eucharist; 9:00 am Church School; 10:30 am       Holy Eucharist; Noon       Folksingers

Monday 7:30 pm       Scouts – Parish Hall

Wednesday 9:30 am       Holy Eucharist; 10:00 am       Prayer Group – CR;   5:30 pm       Choristers – Rm. 3; 7:30 pm            Choir – Chapel

Thursday 6:00 pm            Lenten Soup Supper &Program

Friday 12:10 pm       Stations of the CrossChurch

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LENTEN OPPORTUNITIES

Mar. 19 thru Apr. 2. Soup Supper at 6:00 pm. Fr. Dale will be the presenter beginning at 6:45 for the soup supper programs, exploring the nature of the church and its sacraments. How does God work in and through the church? How does He come to us in baptism, eucharist, confirmation, ordination, marriage, reconciliation and unction? What does it mean to be the Body of Christ? The program will conclude by 7:30 pm.

LENTEN SPECIAL OFFERINGS FOR 2009 (Soup suppers,  Mite Boxes) will go to help Deacon Suzanne with her Seminary expenses.

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WE ARE LOOKING FOR HELPERS FOR THE SOUP SUPPERS.  Soup makers, bread and relish providers and folks to set up and clean up.  Sign up sheet on the KIOSK in the Parish Hall.

ADULT FORUM – 9:10 am – Parish Hall

March 15: The Composers Response to Poetry, Robert Howard, How composers set spiritual texts to music – illustrated with live and recorded music.

March 22: The Poetry of William Wordsworth, Ross Kincaid,

March 29: The Poetry of William Blake, Ross Kincaid

April 5: Oral Tradition and Songs and Poetry in the Bible, Margaret Brown

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FOR PASTORAL CARE AFTER OFFICE HOURS, you can reach Fr. Dale at 213-6071. Fr. Dale’s e-mail address is frdale@sbcglobal.net .  Fr. Dale will be taking Monday as his day off. To schedule an appointment with Fr. Dale, call the parish office, 233-6320.

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THE SANCTUARY LIGHT is lit today to the glory of God by Shirley Mize in celebration of family birthdays.

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DEADLINE FOR THE APRIL ISSUE OF NEWSLETTER IS TODAY SUNDAY, MAR. 15. Information can be sent to editor Terry (Theresa) Paeltz at tntpaeltz@wisperhome.com or to the church office at stgeorgeoffice@sbcglobal.net or placed in the folder marked “DRAGON” in the wall file on the landing between the classroom and the office.

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TODAY Community Service is collecting cleaning items for the Violence Prevention Shelter (Belleville Women’s Shelter).  Please bring laundry detergent, fabric softener, bleach cleaners (e.g. Lysol, Mr. Clean, Spic & Span) cleansers (Ajax, Comet, Mr. Bubble, etc.) dish detergent, hand/bath soap, shampoos/cream rinse, toothpaste/toothbrushes (adult/children’s soft) disposal baby diapers, baby wipes and laundry baskets.

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HEALING WOUNDED SOULS:  The church’s ministry to veterans returning from war. Valerie Yancy, Ph.D., RN of Southern Illinois U., Edwardsville, will speak on the church’s unique ministry to returning military veterans.  St. Mark Lutheran’s Lynn Schaaf Memorial Lecture Series will be Sun., Mar. 22, at 7:00 pm in the church.  No charge.

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AGAPE MUSIC FESTIVAL IS MAY 1-2. Cost is $20, if received before Fri., Apr. 17.  After Apr. 17 tickets may be purchased at the gate for $50. For info contact Brian Maves, 624-8351, or Dana Meyer, 539-3742.

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2009 FLORENCE MARTIN SCHOLARSHIP are now available in the church office.  The scholarship is available to St. George’s members for the purpose of attending college, seminaries, nursing or medical school.

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DONATIONS FOR ELLIOT MEYER’S EAGLE PROJECT can be made out to the church.  Please put Eagle project on memo line of the check.

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TAIZE PRAYER SERVICE – FRIDAY, FEB. 27 at 8:00 pm – St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 406 Hillsboro, Edwardsville, IL.  Taize service will follow the Stations of the Cross which begins at 7:00 pm.  The Rev. Virginia Bennett will conduct the service. For more information see KIOSK.

COFFEE HOUR SCHEDULE

Mar. 15 – Boschert       Mar. 22 – EFM        Mar. 29 – Kincaid

Mar. 29 – Kincaid        Apr. 5 – EYC           Apr. 12 – Community Service

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