ADULT FORUM CONTINUES WITH I CORINTHIANS. Fr. Dale will continue leading the study of Paul’s important first letter to the church in Corinth. The letter was written around 55 AD, with Paul’s great concern that this new church, which he founded, centers their lives on the Gospel of Jesus and not on powerful and emotional personalities. In a culture in the United States, in which Americans are susceptible to manipulative and deceptive “religious” personalities, Paul’s letter is a warning not to fall victim to such leaders. Promises of wealth, success, health, or happiness, even church growth are all based on a false understanding of the message of Jesus and his cross.

A TRIVIA NIGHT FUNDRAISER BENEFITING THE FOOD PANTRY has been scheduled for Saturday,September 29, 2012, at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6pm). Cost is $15/person. Soda and popcorn will be provided, or bring your own snacks! To reserve your spot, call 476-3034 or 234-3455, or sign up on the bulletin board in Parish Hall!

CHILI COOK-OFF PREPARATIONvolunteers are needed in the kitchen to cook the meat and do other prep work for the cook-off from 1:00 – 6:00 pm beginning this Thursday, Sept. 20, and also on Sept. 27 & Oct. 4 in the parish hall kitchen. Sign the sheet in the hall if you can help.

NOTE: A CLEAN OUT OF THE FREEZER will take place this week in order to make room for chili meat. If your organization gives refuge to items in the freezer and you would like to keep them, please clearly mark their ownership and “Keep” (or a similar designation) before Sept. 20, otherwise they risk being tossed!

THE WEDG (WOMEN’S ECUMENICAL DINING GROUP) will be gathering for dinner (6:30pm) at Outback Steakhouse on Thursday, September 27. Please call the office, 233-6320, for reservations. Come for Good Fun, Good Food, and Good Conversation.

THE DEADLINE FOR NEWSLETTER ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS is next Sunday, September 23, 2012. Submissions can be phoned in, emailed to the church office or to editor, Tom Boschert, at stgdragon@gmail.com.

You all are invited to a Dinner with Musical Entertainment on Saturday, October 13th at 6:30 pm in the Parish Hall.  St. George’s Adult Choir is raising money (approximately $5000) to purchase a new piano for the Sanctuary.  Tickets will be available in the narthex following each service: $20 for adults, $10 for children 11 years and younger. It will be a fun filled evening with lots of good food and humorous music!  Come and enjoy the culinary and musical talents of the choir! (There will be gluten-free and vegetarian options for dinner.) Call the church office at 233-6320 to reserve your spot!

ST. GEORGE’S 2012 PICTORIAL DIRECTORY SIGN-UP CONTINUES and we need YOU to make our new Pictorial Directory complete! Lifetouch will be here the week of October 9 – 13 to photograph families and individuals for our new Pictorial Directory. Schedule your appointment time by visiting the signup table in the Canterbury Room each Sunday between now and Sunday, October 7, or go to St. George’s website at https://stgeorges.wordpress.com and follow the link for Lifetouch. Each family or individual that is photographed will received a free 8×10 portrait and a copy of the completed pictorial directory. Also, when bring at least one non-perishable food donation for our Food Pantry, you will receive a coupon for $5.00 off your Lifetouch portrait order. Pick up a “Feed the Need” bag when you register.
          VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! If you are interested in helping with the directory in any way, contact the church office.

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“THE LEFT HAND OF GOD: CHURCH AND POLITICS” Can we dare to talk about religion and politics?  Lutheran School of Theology is offering a brief course that will help students talk about both with a better understanding of our theology and a better appreciation of the diversity in American politics.  October 2, 16, 23 & 30, 7:00 — 9:30 p.m., St. Mark Lutheran Church, Belleville.  Instructor: Dr. Michael Hoy, Lutheran pastor, holds Ph.D. in Systematic Theology and Ethics.  Tuition: $54.  Registration and more info:  www.lststl.org

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