Announcements for Jan. 6

SUNDAY SCHOOL resumes today at 9:00 am!

IN THE ADULT FORUM THIS MORNING, Fr. Dale Coleman will teach on chapter 10 of First Corinthians about St. Paul’s core belief that the gift of the Eucharist by Jesus guides every aspect of Christian life. The Eucharist is the way God proclaims Jesus presence in the world. With a few exceptions (mostly in the United States), Churches around the world celebrate the Eucharist every Sunday following the command of Jesus to do THIS in memory of Him. The major Sunday worship for those Christians wishing to be obedient therefore follows Jesus’ express command.

JOINT 30TH ANNIVERSARY ACTIVITY will be Saturday, January 19 from 9am – 3pm, when we will gather in the Parish Hall to make cookies to assemble in care packages for the First Responders in our community. It is our way of saying “thanks” for their dedication.

A 4TH DAY RETREAT will be sponsored here beginning at 7:00 pm on Friday, February 1 through noon on Saturday, February 2, 2013 and followed by a catered lunch. The cost is $20 (includes lunch) and registration forms are available in the office or on St. George’s bulletin board just inside the Parish Hall. Additional information is available on the form or by contacting Bob Vaughn.

THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE IS SEEKING three new Vestry members and five members to serve as representatives for the Diocesan Synod. If you’re interested or want more information, please contact Dan Duncan, Hal Inabinet, or Betsy Rogers. Annual meeting is scheduled for January 27, 2013 at 12:45 pm. Lunch will be provided.

ANNUAL MEETING COMMISSION REPORTS are due by Monday, January 17, 2013. Reports should be dropped by or mailed to the office, or sent via email to

CHOIR PRACTICE WILL RESUME for the Choirsters and the Choir this Wednesday, January 9, 2012 at 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm respectively.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: St. Elizabeth’s Hospital is searching for individuals to assist in the hospital’s mission of ministry to those in need of healthcare. As a member of the volunteer team, these sought after individuals would have a desire to share their gifts of time and talents and are an important part of the hospital. Volunteers are asked to donate their time as it best fits their schedule (weekly, monthly or special projects). Contact Natalie Jablonski or Carol Lawrence at 618-234-2120, ext. 1280 if you have an interest or know someone that might be interested in being a part of God’s call to serve each other.

THE SHINE WORSHIP SERVICE is this evening at 5:00 pm. Pastor Brian and Joe Hooten will lead the monthly worship service in the Chapel. The service is a Prayer and Praise worship with Holy Communion. It lasts no more than and hour and everyone is welcome!

A MEETING FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS will by held by Deacon Jody and Brian Maves next Sunday, January 13 at noon in the Conference Room.

THE SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE from Central College in Pella, Iowa, will be performing in concert on Jan. 10, 7:30 p.m., at Union United Methodist Church, Belleville. The 50-piece instrumental group will be housed at Toddhall and you are invited to hear them perform of a variety of pieces ranging from scores by composer John Williams to The Beatles.


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