Announcements – July 27, 2014

Father Dale is doing a series of sermons over the summer on our readings from St. Paul’s epistle to the Romans.  Come each Sunday to hear the progression of St. Paul’s thoughts and follow his argument for Christianity.

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Summer Forum – Parishioner Dee Zopp continues her series on the “Bad Girls of the Bible” during the Forum in the Parish Hall at 9:10 am.  Today we will learn about  the Samaritan Woman (John 4:6-42 and next week it’s Mary Magdalene. Everyone is welcome to join us for this casual Bible study.

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WEDG (the Women’s Ecumenical Dining Group) will gather at Mariachi’s (400 South Illinois Street in Belleville, 236-9492)  on Wednesday, July 30 at 6:30 pm. Ladies, 18 and above, are ALL welcome!!  There are smiles galore, casual conversations, and grace is the “churchiest” part of the meal. Call the church office, 233-6320, for reservations (we need a head count), and come for Good Fun, Good Food, and Good Conversation.

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Quarterly Giving Statements – There are still a few statements that need to be picked up in the narthex.  Please take your statement and save us some time and postage.  Thank you!

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Church Grounds – Helpers are needed to mow, edge and trim the church lawn during August and September. If you can help one week (or more!), please contact Joe Hooten or the Church Office with your name and phone number.

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Donate School Supplies – The Community Service Commission is collecting school supplies for the Franklin Neighborhood Association.  Please bring donations to the narthex or to the church office between July 6 and August 3.

Supplies needed include: Folders, crayons, pencils, colored pencils, colored markers, highlighters, pencil sharpeners, notebooks, backpacks, school glue, glue sticks, erasers, note cards, scissors, book covers, pencil boxes, flashcards (math & alphabet), E-Z writing tablets, loose-leaf wide-ruled paper, 3-ring binders, indexed dividers for binders, protractors, rulers, compasses, calculators, tissue, and hand sanitizer.

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Sunday School Teachers will meet on Saturday, August 23,  from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon to talk about the new program year and learn from each other. The plan is to demonstrate Godly Play lessons, discuss our classroom changes, and plan for the year.  Please plan to be there!

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George’s Bookstore – Help is needed to keep our Bookstore open. If you would like more information about this ministry, please speak to Vicki Hall, or email hall.vick51@gmail.com.

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The Rt. Rev. Edward Salmon, retired bishop of the Diocese of South Carolina and Dean of Nashotah House Seminary, will be with us to preach at both the 8:00 and 10:30 am Sunday Eucharists on August 17. Don’t miss this wonderful preacher. 

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The Annual Ministries Fair will take place August 24.  Join us in the parish hall from 9:00 – 10:15 to learn about the many ministries at St. George’s – everything from how folks assist with our worship, to caring for our property, to supporting one another in prayer, to caring for the less fortunate in our community, and more! This is also an opportunity to register children for Sunday School and let them meet our teachers and have fun with each other. 

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