Announcements – August 17, 2014

August 24, 2014

Welcome to St. George’s. We are glad that you have chosen to worship with us today. Please sign our guest book and join us for refreshments and fellowship after each service.  

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Welcome to the Rt. Rev. Edward Salmon, retired bishop of the Diocese of South Carolina and President and Dean of Nashotah House Seminary, who is with us to preach at both the 8:00 and 10:30 am services this morning. Bishop Salmon was for many years Rector of St. Michael’s and St. George’s Church in St. Louis before becoming Bishop of South Carolina. He comes to us as a Christian preacher and teacher in great demand throughout the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion.

Bishop Salmon will also speak at the Rector’s Forum about the resurgence of Nashotah House Episcopal Seminary as a leading place for the formation of priests affecting the entire Anglican world. Nashotah’s emphasis on teaching the Christian Tradition focused on the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as witnessed chiefly in the Bible and the faithful  witness of the Church has given it a great reputation all around the world.

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Receiving Communion – We follow the traditional custom of receiving Holy Communion in the Episcopal Church by honoring our Lord’s giving of the bread and the wine, and consuming them separately. We believe this is Christ’s Body and Blood. Please receive the consecrated wafer in your hands (right over the left) and raise it to your mouth to consume. Then assist the Chalice Bearer by grasping the base of the Chalice to guide it to your lips. You may also receive the wafer directly on your tongue.

If for any personal reasons – such as upper respiratory illness – you wish to receive by “intinction”, please leave the wafer on your palm and the Chalice Bearer will pick it up, intinct it in the wine and place it on your tongue.  This will prevent anyone from touching the wine with their own fingers.

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The Annual Ministries Fair / Rally Day and Pot-Luck Breakfast will take place next Sunday, August 24.  Join us in the parish hall from 9:00 – 10:15 for a potluck breakfast and 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.

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No Yoga this Wednesday, August 20 – Candi Hamill is out of town. Class will resume next week, August 27, from 1:00 – 200 pm in the Parish Hall.  Everyone is welcome to attend this easy class!

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Rector’s Forum this Fall – Fr. Dale will lead a class on Christian faith and life from an Anglican and Episcopalian point of view beginning September 6. The course will cover most of what you have always wanted to know about the Episcopal Church, our faith and life, including the Bible, the Book of Common Prayer, the Sacraments, and the worship of the Episcopal Church.   

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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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Coordinator Mae Scott and Sunday School Teachers will meet Sunday, August 31, after the 10:30 service in order to demonstrate Godly Play lessons, discuss our classroom changes, and plan for the year.  Teachers and any new persons interested in assisting with Sunday School should attend this important meeting!

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Dee Zopp, who has led our Summer Forum, is prepared to lead a weekday study (Women of the Bible from A-Z, Abigail to Zipporah) on Tuesday afternoons from 1:00 – 2:00. Please speak to Dee and let her know if you are interested in attending!

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