THE LAST FEW CLASSES IN THE ADULT FORUM, Fr. Dale will focus on Paul’s first Letter to the Church in Corinth, covering fascinating topics of church life as the Apostle answers pastoral concerns of several folks at that lively place. THE ADULT FORUM TODAY picks up in I Corinthians 14. Is speaking in tongues (glosslalia) a good form of prayer during worship? Why is order and decency during worship important? Is speaking in tongues a sign of Christian maturity? What does Paul say about men and woman taking a leading role in worship?
THE SPRING INGATHERING is today! United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of the Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through United Thank Offering, men, women, and children nurture the habit of giving daily thanks to God. These prayers of thanksgiving start when we recognize and name our many daily blessings. Those who participate in UTO discover that thankfulness leads to generosity. United Thank Offering is entrusted to promote thank offerings, to receive the offerings, and to distribute the UTO monies to support mission and ministry throughout the Episcopal Church and in invited Provinces of the Anglican Communion in the developing world.
ASCENSION DAY SERVICE, held jointly with St. Mark Lutheran, is Thursday, May 9 at 7pm and everyone is welcome to attend. St. Mark is hosting this year.
THE POST OFFICE FOOD DRIVE is coming up on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Help is needed to collect the food from the post office, transport it back to the church, sort and box it, so mark your calendar! Volunteers should plan to meet at 10am at the Downtown Belleville Post Office on Washington Street. Contact George Evans for additional information.
THE SHINE PRAISE SERVICE is next Sunday, May 5 in the Chapel.
St. George’s Folksingers team with members from St. Mark to provide praise music for this uplifting and spirit-filled service in which everyone is invited to participate.
THE SEND A KID TO CAMP sponsorship program begins next week, May 5. The Community Outreach Commission invites all who are able to sponsor a child to attend the Franklin Neighborhood Community Association Summer Camp Program for eight weeks, June 10 – July 30. The actual cost to send one child to camp is $200, but a gift of $40 is greatly appreciated. Envelopes will be available in the Canterbury Room starting next week that can be used for your gift.
SUNDAY SCHOOL MEETING: Parents and other interested parishioners are invited to be part of a Sunday School meeting after the 10:30 service on Sunday, May 5. Before our teachers recommend a curriculum for the coming year(s), we would like to know what parents expect / hope their children will get out of attending Sunday School each week – do you want you children to come home with a craft every week? do you want them to learn about the Gospel reading for the week? do you want your children to learn Old Testament stories? or do you just want them to know that God loves them? Please come share your thoughts and hear about plans for St. George’s children.