Bulletin: March 4

St George’s Episcopal Church

Belleville, IL

This week:

  • Sunday      8:00 am          Holy Eucharist, 9:00 am          Church School, 9:10 am          Adult Forum, 10:30 am              Holy Eucharist
  • Monday    6:30 pm              Order of St. Luke – CR
  • Wednesday   9:30 am          Holy Eucharist, 10:00 am              Prayer Group, 5:30 pm          Choristers, 7:30 pm          Choir
  • Thursday       6:00 pm              Lenten Soup Supper – PH,  6:45 pm              Lenten Program – PH, 6:45 pm              Confirmation Class – CR
  • Friday       12:10 pm              Stations of the Cross at St. Luke’s Catholic Church
  • Sunday 8:00 am               Holy Eucharist, 9:00 am          Church School, 9:10 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 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. Deacon Jody can be reached at 1-505-913-0375.

The SANCTUARY LIGHT is lit today to the Glory of God by Sheri & David Welch in loving memory of Ray Welch.

ADULT FORUM IN MARCH- For Lent and Easter on Sundays,Fr. Dale is teaching on Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians, at the adult forum at 9:10 am. The prevalence of personality cults in a great many churches, especially mega churches, is not new. Paul wrote his first letter to the church at Corinth, to warn against this harmful phenomenon. St. George’s Adult Forum will study the first chapter this Sunday to find out about Paul’s views concerning preachers becoming celebrities and counter this with the meaning of the cross. Come to the Bible Study with your Bible! 

Becky Harrison, St. George’s new administrative assistant will be in the office beginning, Wednesday, March 7.  She will be spending the month of March working closely with Janet to learn all the responsibilities of her new position.

LENTEN OPPORTUNITIES

  •  Lenten Thursday Soup Supper beginning at 6:00 pm followed by the Lenten program.  March 1 -29.
  •  The Lenten session of Thursday evenings on “God and America” at 6:45 pm.
  • Confirmation Classes led by Deacon Jody in the Conference Room at 6:45 pm.(Anyone wishing to be confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church when Bishop Martins visits in April – Please attend these classes. )
  • Stations of the Cross on Fridays in Lent at St. Luke Roman Catholic Church at 12:10 pm with parishioners from St. Luke’s and St. Mark Lutheran

Lenten soup suppers

Series to explore history of religion in America

God in America, PBS’ acclaimed series about how religious faith has shaped America, will be the program for St. George’s Lenten soup supper gatherings this year, to be held every Thursday night beginning March 1 and continuing through March 29.

This presidential election year, in which Mormons, evangelicals, Roman Catholics and many others are all in the spotlight, seems an apt time to examine the ongoing role of religious belief in our nation’s common life.

The evening begins with a simple soup supper at 6 p.m. A free will offering will raise funds for local human services organizations. The program will follow at 6:45.

Plan to join us! — and if you like to make soup, please show off your best recipes for your fellow-parishioners! We will also need helpers to bring relishes and bread. There is a sign-up sheet downstairs on the parish hall kiosk.

LENTEN DEVOTIONAL BOOKLET on the table in the Canterbury Room, please take one home.

ST GEORGE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH FLORENCE MARTIN 2012 SCHOLARSHIP. The “Requirements for Scholarship Applicants” as well as the “Florence Martin Scholarship Application” are available on the St. George’s web site https://stgeorges.wordpress.com.  The application can be filled in online and then printed.  All submissions must be enclosed in a sealed envelope and postmarked no later than Thursday, Mar.15, 2012.

TIME CHANGE- IT’S TIME TO SPRING FORWARD.  The nation reverts to daylight Saving Time on Sunday, March 11. Remember to set you clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed on Saturday, March 10.

MEMORIAL ENVELOPES FOR EASTER FLOWERS are in the pews today and also inserted in the bulletin.  Please return the envelope to the church office by Mon., Mar. 25 to be included in the Easter bulletin.  If remembering loved ones, please write their names along with your own on the envelope.

DIOCESE OF SPRINGFIELD IS SPONSORING CURSILLO the weekend of 12-15 April at our Toddhall retreat center in Columbia.  The Bishop will teach on the sacraments.  Cursillo is a “short course in Christianity”, and will hopefully help you get closer to your God and teach you how to share your faith–All of this in a  joy-filled, spirit-filled weekend.  Applications can be found in the church narthex.  Or call Joe Hooten or the office for an application.

COPIES OF THE 2012 PARISH DIRECTORY are on the table in the Canterbury Room.  Please take one home with you.

COFFEE HOUR SCHEDULE

Mar. 4              Volunteer needed

Mar. 11                  Maves Family

Mar. 18                Mize Family

Mar. 25                Rogers

Apr. 1                  Mannix

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