Announcements for May 5

THE ADULT FORUM TODAY Fr. Dale will get to the 15th Chapter of Paul’s I Corinthians which centers on the truth of the resurrection from the dead of Jesus, and how this truth grounds all of Christian faith as well as all of human life. How do we know life isn’t just a big nothing? How do we know life has meaning? How do we know there is a loving personal God who has revealed His nature of love for His creation and for each one of us? It is because of the resurrection and appearances of Jesus who had been crucified.

SUNDAY SCHOOL MEETING: Parents and other interested parishioners are invited to be part of a Sunday School meeting after the 10:30 service TODAY. Before our teachers recommend a curriculum for the coming year(s), we would like some input from parents, so please know that you are welcome to come share your thoughts.

THE SHINE PRAISE SERVICE is this evening at 5:00 p.m. 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.

ASCENSION DAY SERVICE, held jointly with St. Mark Lutheran, is Thursday, May 9 at 7pm. St. Mark is hosting this year and everyone is welcome to attend.

THE POST OFFICE FOOD DRIVE is coming up this Saturday, May 11, 2013. Help is needed to collect the food from the post office, sort and box it! Volunteers should meet at 10am at the Downtown Post Office on Washington St. Contact George Evans for more info.

THE SUNDAY SCHOOL FAMILY TREE PROJECT continues for another week or two, so if you have not already printed your name and date you became part of our church family, then please do so this morning. A basket of paper leaves is available in the Canterbury Room. A display of all the leaves is planned for the large bulletin board in the Sunday School hallway.

THE SEND A KID TO CAMP sponsorship program begins this today. The Community Service 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 are available in the Canterbury Room that can be used for your gift.

THE CHORISTERS will be presenting a special musical next Sunday, Mother’s Day, at the 10:30 Eucharist. This will end their season before taking a break.

THE SUNDAY SCHOOL YEAR END CELEBRATION will be on Sunday, May 19 during the Sunday School hour between services. All of our St. George’s family is encouraged to join together in the Parish Hall for a pot-luck breakfast, and opportunity to thank our wonderful teachers and students, and a chance to visit with each other. Contact Deacon Jody for additional information.

PENTECOST PRAISE: The Darrow Deanery Churches invite you to participate in PENTECOST PRAISE: Joining together for the singing of familiar hymns and fellowship, on Sunday, May 19, 4:00 p.m., at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 10 East Third St., Alton, IL. A reception of light refreshments will follow.

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