St George’s Episcopal Church
Today 8:00 am Holy Eucharist, 9:10 am Adult Forum/Church School, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist
Monday 7:00 pm Toddhall Board – CR, 7:30 pm Scouts
Tuesday 6:30-9:00 pm Lutheran School of Theology – PH
Wednesday 9:30 am Holy Eucharist /Healing Svc. – Chapel, 10:00 am Prayer Gp. – Conf. Rm., 5:30 pm Choristers – Rm. 3, 7:30 pm Choir – Chapel
Thursday 6:30 pm MENS – Castletown
Fri.-Sat. Synod – Springfield
Next Sunday 8:00 am Holy Eucharist, 9:10 am Adult Forum/Church School, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist, Flu Shots
FOR PASTORAL CARE AFTER OFFICE HOURS, you can reach Fr. Dale at 213-6071. Fr. Dale’s e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org . 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 Rex and Kathy Rothgangel in memory of Karen and Andrew Urban.
THE SANCTUARY LIGHT is lit today to the glory of God by Sheri and David Welch in memory of Brad Smale.
TODAY we will be using the JOY SONG BOOK. Please pick one up from the ushers at the beginning of the service, and at the end of the service return it to the cart in the Canterbury Room. Thank you.
NAMES OF DECEASED LOVED ONES will be published on All Saints Day, Sun., Nov. 1. Parishioners should give names to the office by Tues., Oct. 27. Cards are in the pews. All Saints Day is the day to honor those who have passed on.
THE ORDER OF ST. LUKE will be offering Healing Prayers classes this Fall. There is a meeting today after the 10:30 service in the Conf. Rm. Please contact Gail Heiting, 394-1852, if you are interested but unable to attend the meeting.
DEADLINE FOR THE NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER is Mon., Oct. 19. Please direct all DRAGON information & stories to our editor, Tom Boschert, STGDRAGON@email@example.com or put in a folder marked DRAGON in the wall file on the landing between the classrooms and offices.
HOLY LAND ADVENTURE: Next meeting is Thurs., Oct. 29, 7:00 pm, in the Parish Hall. Come with questions, concerns and comments! We have tentatively set our trip for the first week in Nov., 2010. There is no obligation so feel free to come and see what’s going on! Call Duffy Walters, 236-0614, for further info.
YOUTH GROUP IS TAKING ORDERS FOR DRAGON’S BREATH AND DRAGON’S FIRE CHILi – available for pick-up on Sat. Oct. 31, 2:00 to 3:00 pm, and Sun., Nov. 1,following church services till noon. Cost is $9 per quart. Sign-up sheet is in the Canterbury Room and on the KIOSK in the Parish Hall.
ST. MICHAEL’s CHURCH CRAFT BOUTIQUE & 2nd HAND TREASURES FAIRE, Sat., Oct. 31, 111 O’Fallon-Troy Rd., O’Fallon. See KIOSK.
THANKSGIVING PIE SALES will begin on Sun., Nov. 1, also. Look for order forms in the Canterbury Room or on the KIOSK or call Dana Meyer at 539-3742.
ADULT FORUM FOR OCTOBER
Fr. Dale will teach about our heritage as Anglicans & Episcopalians using slides ,and the book he edited (available in St. George’s Gift Shop), Archbishop Michael Ramsey’s The Anglican Spirit. The book was originally published in 1991, & re-published by the Episcopal Church’s “Church Publishing” as a Seabury classic in 2004. It includes a Foreword by the present Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams. Schedule will be:
Today Oct. 18: English Reformation (book, Chapters 1 and 2)
Oct. 25: Missionary Outreach to America (book, Chap. 3)
Nov. 1: The Oxford Movement, and its effects on the Episcopal Church (Chap. 4)
Nov. 8: A True Anglican: F. D. Maurice (Chapter 5)
Nov. 15 Two Great English Leaders: Charles Gore & William Temple (Chap. 6,7)
Nov. 22: Anglicanism Since WWII (Chapter 8)
Nov. 29: Where we are Today in the Episcopal Church
Further note: Our Parish Library holds many wonderful classics for Episcopalians, and it would reward anyone to look over our collection. There is no better introduction to the Christian Faith than Bishop N. T. Wright’s Simply Christian.
C. S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity is a great classic from WWII. A third book is Alister McGrath’s I Believe. The latter two authors are from Northern Ireland.
THANKS TO ALL OF THE MEMBERS OF ST. GEORGE’S for the warm welcome given to my wife and me. I look forward to serving you at Toddhall where we can all become God’s hands and feet to get things accomplished. Witness opportunities: If you have Christian books that you no longer need, we will gladly put them to use as inspirational material at Toddhall. We are looking for inspirational, fiction , non-fiction, biographies, devotional etc. for empty shelves in Tyndale House. Drop books off during church office hours 8:30 – 3:00. Jim Moeller, Toddhall Director.
COFFEE HOUR SCHEDULE
Oct. 18 – Walters Oct. 25 – Hall Nov. 1 – Fernandez