St George’s Episcopal Church
Today 8:00 am Holy Eucharist & Baptism, 9:00 am-1:00 pm Blood Drive, 9:10 am Adult Forum/Church School, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist & Baptism, 6:00 pm College Students Bible Study – Youth Rm.
Monday 7:30 pm Scouts – Parish Hall
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 7:00 pm Order of St. Luke – Conf. Rm.
Next Sunday STEWARDSHIP INGATHERING SUNDAY, 8:00 am Holy Eucharist, 9:10 am Adult Forum/Church School, 9:30-11:30 am Flu Shots (if available), 10:30 am Holy Eucharist, 6:00 pm College Students Bible Study – Youth Rm.
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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 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 Diane and Charles Laedlein in celebration of Robert Laedlein’s birthday.
Congratulations to Trevor Colin White who will be baptized at the 10:30 am service today. Trevor is the son of Samuel and Amber White, grandson of Hal and Cheryl Inabinet, and brother of Gracie Rose and Brady.
THE OPEN PLATE OFFERING for the first Sunday of the month is designated for the Clergy Discretionary Funds.
THANKSGIVING PIE SALES today, Sun., Nov. 1, Check order forms in the Canterbury Rm. or the KIOSK, or call Dana Meyer, 539-3742.
NEXT SUNDAY, NOV. 8, STEWARDSHIP INGATHERING. Bring your pledge card to church next Sunday or mail it to the church office. If you did not receive a pledge card in the mail, there are extra pledge cards on the table in the Canterbury Room.
FLU SHOTS will be in the Parish Hall, next Sunday, Nov. 8, 9:30-11:30 am, if serum is available.
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. The revised schedule with expanded subjects;
Nov. 1: The Reformed and Catholic Church of England and its expansion to America
Nov. 8: Victorian England – Oxford Movement and the impact of Darwin.
Nov. 15 20th Century Anglicanism and C.S. Lewis in an age of unbelief.
Nov. 22: Since WWII adjusting to a growing unbelieving culture
Nov. 29: The Episcopal Church today.
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 3rd book is Alister McGrath’s I Believe. The latter two authors are from Northern Ireland.
THE WEDG (Women’s Ecumenical Dining Group) will be gathering at Dragonfly Secrets, 117 E. First St., phone 624-2252, in O’Fallon, Tues., Nov. 10, at 6:30 pm. Maps and sample menus are in the Canterbury Rm. with additional directions in the Nov. DRAGON. Please call the office, 233-6320, for reservations.
THE 2010 FLOWER CHART is available on the KIOSK in the Parish Hall. Altar flowers may be donated in memory of a loved one or occasion of celebration, and cost is $40. Donations may be shared with others. If no one signs up for altar flowers the Altar Guild pays for them. Sanctuary light list is also posted -cost is $5.
URGENT – FOOD PANTRY VOLUNTEERS needed for the first Wednesday. Please volunteer! Call Margaret Brown, 284-3303, or office, 233-6320.
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS – Collecting items for Bethany Place: hygiene items, T-shirts/underwear (M-XL), tube socks all white, and double sheets.
2010 LITURGICAL CALENDAR are available is the church office. Cost $2.00.
COFFEE HOUR SCHEDULE
Nov. 1 – Fernandez Nov. 8 – Barnes/Kuehnl Nov. 15 Mohrman/Brown