Announcements – October 26, 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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Sunday School Classes for all ages:

Children and Youth gather in the Chapel at 9:00 am before moving to their classrooms – Godly Play classes for children age 3 – 5th grade and Living the Good News for teens.

In the Rector’s Forum at 9:10, we are studying the Christian faith and life from an Anglican and Episcopalian point of view. This week we will look at Christ as a sacrament of God, and the Church as a sacrament of Christ. Please bring your Bibles and join us in the Parish Hall.

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Thank you to Jill Thompson, our organist this morning, and our own Robert Howard who is conducting the choir anthem this morning.

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WEDG (the Women’s Ecumenical Dining Group) will meet at 11:30 for lunch on Tuesday, October 28, at Flamingo’s Restaurant (the former Maxwell’s) at 923 West Main Street in Belleville.  Please call the church office to make a reservation, as we need a head count.  Come for Good Fun, Good Food, and Good Conversation!!

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The Community Service Commission is collecting items for Bethany Place during the month of October. Personal grooming and hygiene items for both men and women are needed.  Please bring donations to the parish office or leave in the Canterbury Room.  Thank you.

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Stewardship Sunday and Bishop Ed Salmon – Bp. Salmon will be here to preach at both the 8:00 & 10:30 services of Holy Eucharist next week, November 2, and to speak during the Rector’s Forum in the Parish Hall.   Please begin to pray about how you may be able to respond to God’s love and blessings by returning to Him a portion of your time, talent and treasure for the work of his Kingdom through this parish in 2015.

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All Faithful Departed, or All Souls, will be observed at the 9:30 am  service on Wednesday, November 5.  Please call or email the parish office with the names of deceased family or friends whom you would like remembered at this service.

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Please pick up your 3rd Quarter Giving Statement in the Narthex.

The new Forward Day by Day devotionals and 2015 Ordo Calendars are also available for those who wish to have them.

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Holy Time for Holy People

Sabbath Keeping Retreat – November 15, 2014

Think you are too busy for a day of retreat with your parish family? You may be right, and that is the best reason to come experience a day of Sabbath rest.  Join us Saturday, November 15, for a day filled with time, joy and nourishment; a day with everything we need; a day to give you new inspiration in your Christian spiritual practice.

Perhaps you recall that God said, “Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy.”   With Jesus’ Resurrection, our day of worship changed to Sunday, the Lord’s Day. However, with even this day losing it’s meaning for busy folks, how might we reclaim a regular portion of sacred time in our lives as contemporary Christians? We will explore the theme of Sabbath keeping and the spiritual benefits of resting and renewing of mind, body and spirit. Discover or rediscover spiritual practices that just might change your life.

The Rev. Jennifer Pedrick, rector of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, RI, will lead the retreat. While adults explore the spiritual life, children ages 3 and up will enjoy a day of activity under the leadership of Mae Scott, Sunday School Coordinator.

The retreat will take place at Toddhall beginning with registration and coffee at 8:30 am and concluding at about 4:45 pm after Holy Eucharist. There will be a $10 fee for adults to help defray the retreat’s expenses; children are free.  Please use the enclosed envelope to register, and join your parish family for this enriching event!

Come and enjoy some of the gifts we have been given: prayer, music, God’s word, learning, worship, and especially the gift of sacred time.

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Child Care is available Sundays from 9:00 – 11:45 for infants to age six. The Nursery is at the top of the stairs in the Sunday School  Building.

Restrooms with changing tables are located on the lower level. The stairway is just off the entrance and there is an accessibility lift available.

Pastoral Emergencies after office hours: Father Dale can be reached at 789-3723. Monday is his day off. Deacon Jody’s cell is 505-913-0375.

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How to receive Communion – This is Christ’s Body and Blood. Receive the consecrated wafer in your hands and raise it to your mouth to consume, or receive it directly on your tongue. (A Gluten Free host is available – let the clergy know if you need this option.) Assist the Chalice Bearer in guiding the Chalice to your lips. If for personal reasons such as illness you wish to receive by “intinction”, leave the wafer on your palm and the Chalice Bearer will pick it up, intinct and place it on your tongue. Do not intinct yourself – this prevents fingers from touching the wine. If you do not wish to receive the chalice, cross your arms over your chest. 

If you would like unction (anointing and healing prayer by the priest), please indicate this at the altar rail.  Members of the Order of St. Luke are available at the back of the church for additional prayer if you wish.

 

THIS WEEK
Monday, Oct 27 6:30 pm – Boy Scouts (Parish Hall, Classrooms)
Tuesday, Oct 28 11:30 am – WEDG Lunch (Flamingo’s Restaurant)

6:30 pm – Toddhall Board (Conf Room)

Wednesday, Oct 29   9:30 am – Holy Eucharist (Chapel)

10:30 am – Prayer Group (Conf Room)

1:30 pm – Yoga (Parish Hall)

5:30 pm – Choristers Rehearsal

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, Oct 30
Friday, Oct 31
Saturday, Nov 1   6:00 pm – SHINE Service (Church)
Sunday, Nov 2 8:00 am – Holy Eucharist

9:00 am – Sunday School for All Ages

10:30 am – Holy Eucharist

 

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