Bulletin: Nov 20

St George’s Episcopal Church

Belleville, IL

This week:

  • Sunday   8:00 am    Holy Eucharist, 8:50 am   Church School Opening – PH,   9:15 am   Adult Forum,10:30 am   Holy Eucharist
  • Wednesday     9:30 am             Holy Eucharist, 10:00 am Prayer group,  5:30 pm   Choristers, 7:30 pm   Choir
  • Thursday & Friday  OFFICE CLOSED
  • Sunday   BOOKSTORE ANNUAL SALE,   8:00 am Holy Eucharist, 9:00 am Church school,  9:15 am   Adult Forum, 10:30 am   Holy Eucharist

FOR PASTORAL CARE AFTER OFFICE HOURS, you can reach Fr. Dale at 789-3723.  Fr. Dale’s e-mail address is fatherdale@sbcglobal.net   He takes Monday as his day off.  To schedule an appointment with Fr. Dale, call Janet at the parish office, 233-6320.

THE ALTAR FLOWERS are given to the Glory of God in celebration of Nancy Ypma’s birthday.

THE SANCTUARY LIGHT is lit today to the Glory of God by Rosalind Holden, Dawson, Elliot and Zoe in memory of Leslie Hodgkiss.

GOOD NEWS! CHURCH SCHOOL MEETS AT 9:00 AM IN THE CHAPEL.  After the opening the students will go to the classrooms with their teachers.                         2011 Staff

Morgan Dickey, Church School Superintendent 

Lana Kincaid, Chelsea Meyer – PreK

Viv Gillispie, Stacie Mize, Donna Rea, Ann Rosanswank – Grade. 1-3

Mae Scott – Grade 4-6       Julie Herr, Brian Maves –  Grade 7-12.

THE ANNUAL BOOKSTORE SALE will be held on NEXT SUNDAY, NOV. 27TH from 9:00 am – 10:30 am and then after the 10:30 service.

STEWARDSHIP The “official” Ingathering was last week.  Thank you to all who submitted their pledges.  For those who haven’t, it’s not too late.  Please place your pledge card in the collection plate or send it to the church office.  This helps us do a better job with developing next year’s budget.  
SCHOLARS TO LEAD ADULT FORUM. St. George’s Adult Forum continues its exploration of the interface between science and religion.

Today Stan Hatfield, professor of earth sciences at SWIC, will lead the forum exploring the origins of the Earth and the processes that continue to shape it.

Fr. Dale Coleman will lead the concluding discussion Sunday, Nov. 27. How do we reconcile current science with the teachings of our faith? Can we understand science in light of the Bible, and the Bible in light of science?

For those interested in some preparatory reading, we recommend Ursula Goodenough’s The Sacred Depths of Nature and The Luminous Web by Barbara Brown Taylor. The forum offers great conversation and opportunities to expand our understanding. Plan to join us! We meet at 9:15 Sunday mornings in the Parish Hall.

The WEDG will be gathering at Fischers’ Restaurant on Thur., Dec. 1 at 6:30 pm for our annual Advent dinner. Please call the church office, 233-6320, to add your name to the list by Tuesday, Nov. 29! Come for good fun, good food, and good conversation.

2012 FLOWER CHART IS POSTED IN THE CANTERBURY ROOM.  The cost of the altar flowers is $40.  Altar flowers can be given in memory of a loved one or occasion of celebration.

2012 EPISCOPAL LITURGICAL CALENDARS are available in the Church Office. Cost is $3.

DEADLINE FOR THE DECEMBER  NEWSLETTER is today Sunday, Nov. 20.  Please include all information pertaining to Christmas through the first week in January.  The next issue (January 2012) will be published the second week of January.  Please direct all DRAGON information to Tom Boschert, editor at stgdragon@gmail.com or to the office at stgeorgeoffice@sbcglobal.net

THANKSGIVING WORSHIP! We will join with St. Mark, Peace and Calvary Lutheran Churches for the service.  This year, Calvary ELCA is hosting at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, November 23 with Pastor Brian Robison preaching.  If you wish to sing with the combined choirs, please contact John Andersen of St. Mark.

HEALING PRAYER – At each service, after communion, a prayer team is available for private healing prayer.  The team is located at the chairs on the left side of the Church.

MEALS ON WHEELS needs a driver on Tuesdays during one week in the odd-numbered months.  If you are interested in doing this or substituting at other times, please call Frank Rogers 277-1406.

NEED A GOOD COUNSELOR? Horizon Hope Counseling, led by the Rev. Steve Heitkamp, now has an office at St. George’s.  If you wish to make an appointment, call 618-367-2194.

Parishioners are reminded that contributions or pledge payments must be postmarked by Saturday December 31 to qualify for a 2011 tax deduction.

Archie Karibian is currently at Four Fountains Convalescent Center, 101 South Belt West, Belleville, IL.  He would enjoy a visit or hearing from members of St. George’s.

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