Bulletin: January 10, 2010

St George’s Episcopal Church

Belleville, IL

This Week:

Today 8:00 am   Holy Eucharist, 9:10 am   Adult Forum & Church School, 10:30 am   Holy Eucharist, 6:00 pm   College Age Bible – Youth Rm.

Monday 7:00 pm   Vestry – Conf. Rm., 7:00 pm   Order of St. Luke – Youth Rm., 7:30 pm   Scouts – Parish Hall

Wednesday 9:30 am   Holy Eucharist/Healing Svc. – Chapel, 10:00 am   Prayer Group, 5:30 pm   Choristers – Rm. , 7:30 pm   Choir – Chapel

Thursday 7:00 pm   Order of St. Luke – Conf. Rm., 9:00 pm   Youthquake Gp. departs for Conf.

Next Sunday 8:00 am   Holy Eucharist, 9:10 am   Adult Forum & Church School, 10:30 am   Holy Eucharist

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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.

TODAY at 9:10 the Adult Forum Fr. Dale will continue his series of presentations on the Acts of the Apostles. There are very many parallels between the witness of the Christian Church in a pluralistic culture, and today’s church also in a pluralistic world. Acts speaks to us very strongly about being faithful in such a world. Everyone is welcome. Bring your Bibles!

THE ALTAR FLOWERS are given to today to the glory of God by Duffy Walters for Toby Melts and Mac Dickinson.

THE SANCTUARY LIGHT is lit today to the glory of God by Sheri and David Welch in celebration of their anniversary.

2009 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS are available on the table in the Canterbury Room.

On Dec. 20 the Senior Warden, Ed Parsons presented the Christmas gift from the Parish to me at the 8:00 Eucharist.  I didn’t see it, though, because Ed immediately took it back and said the sermon wasn’t that good.  Then at the 10:30 service Brian Maves, Parish Warden presented it again and said the sermon was much better.  Thank God for the Children’s pageant!

I am so grateful to you all for your amazing generosity.  Thank y you for your kindness.

Fr. Dale

We are pleased to report our Christmas Attendance was up from last year. We had 281 this year in comparison to 270 last year. Special thanks to the Evangelism Commission which sent out special invitations to young people and folks we hadn’t seen in awhile.

HELP!  IF YOU HAVE A FEW MINUTES, could you assist the Altar Guild take down the decorations?  Just look for an AG person after the 10:30 service today, and you will be directed to a tree, a crèche, a wreath or some greenery.  Any help would be greatly appreciated!”

ANNUAL MEETING: Commission chairs and parish officers’ reports should be submitted to the office no later than Wed., Jan. 20, to be included in the published report.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! ANNUAL MEETING WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, at 1:00 pm.

Vestry, Synod and Deanery Nominations are being accepted. At the Annual Meeting on Sun., Jan. 31, there will be an election for 3 Vestry members for a 3-year term, and 5 Synod delegates and 2 Deanery delegates. Nominees must be confirmed communicants in good standing at St. George’s.  Deadline for nominations is Mon., Jan. 18, so bios can be printed.  Nominations also can be made from the floor the day of the meeting. For more information contact the nominating committee, Brian Maves (624-8351), Maryann Fernandez, (257-0321), Hal Inabinet (234-4930), or Ed Parsons (234-7663).

CHECK OUT THE 2010 FLOWER CHART ON THE KIOSK.  The open dates available are Jan. 17 & 31  –  May 2 –  Jun. 6 –  Jul. 18 Aug. 22Sep. 5  – Oct. 10, 17, & 24 –  Nov. 14 –  Dec. 5 & 19. Flower cost is $40 per Sunday. Sanctuary light cost is $5 per Sunday.

COFFEE HOUR SCHEDULE

Jan. 10 Boschert         Jan. 17  EFM              Jan. 24  Kincaid

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