Bulletin: December 18

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
  • Friday     Office Closed
  • Saturday     Christmas Eve5:00 pm Holy Eucharist, 10:45 pm Music, 11:00 pm Holy Eucharist
  • Sunday     Christmas Day, 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 by George & Lynette Schneider in memory of George’s Mom.

THE SANCTUARY LIGHT is lit to the Glory of God by Carol Ludwick in celebration of family’s birthdays.

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 parish office will be closed Friday, Dec. 23 and Monday, Dec. 26 and Friday, Dec. 30.  The week after Christmas the office will closed at noon.  No Eucharist on Wednesday Dec. 28. Fr. Dale will be on vacation the week after Christmas. Pr. Ron Neustadt will be our guest celebrant on Jan. 1- The Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus.

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ST. GEORGE’S ADULT FORUM, Fr. Dale will present the third in a series  of Forums on Liturgical worship. Last Sunday, the topic was “snapshots” of Christian worship as found in the New Testament, and the early Church. Today he will discuss why we have Liturgical worship, and why we can not just make up whatever we want! Jesus’ command to do the Eucharist, the great gift of Jesus’ at the Last Supper, is the way over 95% of Christians worship every Sunday. What is the Eucharist all about? What does it mean?

STEWARDSHIP The “official” Ingathering was Nov. 13.  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. 

2012 Offering envelopes are on the table in the Canterbury Room. 

THE CRISIS FUND is in need of donations.  If you are looking for a place to make a donation before the end of the year please take this worthwhile service into consideration.  Thank you very much.

2012 FLOWER CHART IS POSTED ON THE KIOSK IN THE PARISH HALL.  The cost of the altar flowers is $40.  Altar flowers can be given in memory of a loved one or occasion of celebration. Open dates on the chart: Feb. 12;  July 8, 29; Sept. 2, 16, 30; Oct. 14; Nov. 25 & Dec. 30.

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

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FOR SNOW REMOVAL.  If you can help, please contact Joe Hooten, 235-7290

TWO VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FOR THE FOOD PANTRY, the third Tuesday of the month from 9:00 am – Noon. The Food Pantry can also use more substitute. If you can help, please call Margaret Brown at 741-0303 or the office, 233-6320.

DEADLINE FOR THE JANUARY  NEWSLETTER is Friday, Dec. 30.  Please direct all DRAGON information to Tom Boschert, editor at stgdragon@gmail.com or to the office at stgeorgeoffice@sbcglobal.net

TODAY we will be using the JOY SONG BOOK. Please pick up one 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.

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