Announcements for Oct. 7

TODAY’S ADULT FORUM STUDY continues in Chapter 6:12-18 of
1 Corinthians where Paul has to deal with conniving rich people who have their own agendas at the church in Corinth.

NOTICE TO ALL PRESENT & FUTURE CHALICE BEARERS AND LAY EUCHARISTIC VISITORS: The Diocese of Springfield has new guidelines about serving in these capacities. Please visit the diocese website at http://www.episcopalspringfield.org to familiarize yourself with the guidelines. Watch the bulletin in the coming weeks for a date/time when training will be conducted for all who choose to participate.

SHINE PRAISE SERVICE & PET BLESSING: Celebrating the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the annual pet blessing service will take place this evening at 5:00 pm. This service is being held in combination with the monthly “Shine” praise service with music provided by the combined praise bands of St. George’s Episcopal and St. Mark Lutheran. The patron saint of animals, St. Francis believed that God’s light is perfectly reflected in all of nature and nowhere is His essence better revealed than in the unconditional love, companionship and devotion of the pets we hold dear to our hearts. This service is for creatures – great and small – to receive God’s richly deserved blessing.

THE COMMUNITY SERVICE COMMISSION is collecting items for Bethany Place throughout the month of October. Personal care and hygiene products are being collected. Items can be placed in the Canterbury Room or dropped by the church office during the week.

Additionally, the Community Service Commission will be meeting on Wednesday, October 10th at 5:30 pm at Bread Co. in downtown Belleville. Anyone interested in St. George’s community service projects is welcome to attend.  We will be discussing budget for next year.

TODAY IS THE LAST SUNDAY to sign up in the Canterbury Room for a photography session with Lifetouch for our new Pictorial Directory. You can also schedule a session by going online (https://stgeorges.wordpress.com) and following the link for Lifetouch or you can call the church office for assistance with signing up online.  Each family or individual that is photographed will received a free 8×10 portrait and a copy of the completed pictorial directory. If you are interested in serving as a host/hostess to check in families for their appointments during the photography sessions, please contact the church office.

FINALIZE YOUR RESERVATION TODAY for the special 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.)

TRIVIA NIGHT A SUCCESS! SPECIAL THANKS to all the members of both parishes who donated silent auction items, soda, participated in the evenings events, or otherwise helped make the Trivia Night & Silent Auction a huge success! Pat Duncan and Margie Snep did a fabulous job organizing the event and we thank them for their many hours of hard work. Additional thanks to the winners who donated their prize money! A total of $2,749 was raised!

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