Bulletin: May 3

St George’s Episcopal Church

Belleville, IL

This week:

Today 8:00 am        Holy Eucharist; 9:10 am   Church School; 10:30 am        Holy Eucharist & Confirmation

Monday 7:30 pm        Scouts – Parish Hall

Wednesday 9:30 am            Holy Eucharist – Chapel; 10:00 am        Prayer Gp. – Conf. Rm.; 5:30 pm        Choristers – Rm. 3 (last practice); 5:30 pm        Community Service; 7:30 pm        Choir – Chapel

Thursday 5:00 pm            Golf at Elmwood Golf Course; 7:00 pm        Kergyma Bible Study – Parish Hall

Friday 7:00 pm        Philharmonic Concert – Church

Saturday 1:30 pm        Letter Carriers’ Food Drive

Next Sunday 8:00 am        Holy Eucharist; 9:00 am  Church School; 10:30 am        Holy Eucharist; Noon        Folksingers – Chapel

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WE WELCOME THE RT. REV. PETER H. BECKWITH, Bishop of Springfield, and Mrs. Beckwith (Melinda).  Bishop Beckwith will be our celebrant and preacher today at the 10:30 am service. The open offering is designated for his discretionary fund in the envelope provided.  After the 10:30 service there will be a reception honoring the Bishop and the confirmands.

CONGRATULATIONS to EMILY ALTHOFF, ERIN KINCAID, JENNA MAVES, NICKI OVERTON, ALI PARSONS, KYLEE WALTERS, AND TAMMY WALTERS who will be confirmed today and JULIE HERR who will be received today.

ADULT FORUM FOR MAY. Beginning today, Sunday May 3 through  Sunday, May 31, Fr. Dale will teach classes on the history and meaning of the Holy Eucharist in the Parish Hall at 9:10.

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.

THE ALTAR FLOWERS are given today to the glory of God by Frank and Betsy Rogers in memory of his parents, Mildred and Eddy.

THE SANCTUARY LIGHT is lit today to the glory of God by Ed and Kathy Parsons in celebration of Ali’s birthday and Naajidah’s birthday.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help sort food from the Letter Carriers Food Drive on Saturday, May 9, beginning at 1:30 pm.  For further information call George Evans, 398-8250.

THE WEDG (WOMEN’S ECUMENICAL DINING GROUP): All women (18 and older) are invited to Outlaw Blues Restaurant, O’Fallon, on Tuesday, May 12, at 6:30 pm.  It is located at 1214 Central Park Drive, between Greenmount Crossing and the 15 Cine.  Please call the office, 233-6320, for a head count.

ASCENSION DAY, THURSDAY, MAY 21, will be celebrated at 7:00 pm with a joint service in the church with St. Mark Lutheran and Peace Lutheran.  We will use the Lutheran liturgy.  Fr. Dale will give the homily.  An ice cream social will be held after the service.

CHURCH CAMP APPLICATION 2009 CHURCH CAMP, Sun., Jun. 28, to Sat., Jul. 4. Applications are available in the church office.  All applications must be postmarked by Jun. 1.

Senior Warden, Ed parsons is pleased to announce that the church received the $100,000 check from the Virginia Katt Charitable Trust Fund.

COFFEE HOUR SCHEDULE

May 3 – Barnes/Kuehnl  May 10 – Schneider

May 17 – Walters   May 24 – Hall

UPCOMING EVENTS

May 9 – Letter Carrier Food Drive – 1:30 pm

May 12 – WEDG at Outlaws Blues –  MEN at Castletown Geoghegan

May 17 – Blood Drive – Church

May 19 – Liturgical Commission – 7:00 pm – Conf. Rm.

Toddhall Board at Toddhall – 7:00 pm

May 21 – Joint Ascension Day Service followed by Ice Cream Social

June 14 – Parish Picnic at Toddhall.  Holy Eucharist at 11:00 am

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