Announcments – November 2, 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 continue to look at Christ as a sacrament of God, and the Church as a sacrament of Christ. Bring your Bibles and join us in the Parish Hall.

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Welcome to the Rt. Rev. Edward Salmon, retired Bishop of South Carolina and interim Dean and President of Nashotah House Seminary.  Bp. Salmon is a much loved preacher and teacher, and we are delighted to have him with us again today to speak about responding to God’s love by returning to Him a portion of our time, talent and treasure for the work of His Kingdom through St. George’s.

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The Stewardship Ingathering will take place next week, November 9, when we ask that you return your pledge card in the offering plate so that our gifts may be blessed at the altar. Of course, if you will not be able to attend St. George’s on the 9th, your card can also be sent to the church office.  If you have not received a 2015 Stewardship Letter and Pledge Card, please pick one up in the Narthex.

The Vestry urges you to prayerfully consider how you can support the work of our Lord Jesus Christ through the mission and ministry of this vibrant parish in 2015; a parish where we offer beautiful worship and music to the glory of Almighty God; where our children and youth, adult education and prayer are priorities; and where we show Christ’s love to those in our community in so many ways.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding stewardship, please contact Father Dale or any member of the Vestry.

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

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

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Amazed or curious about God’s healing grace in response to prayer? Come and see!  Let’s talk!  Your Order of St. Luke the Physician team is sponsoring a series of three “take a look” sessions to discuss topics like, “Does God heal today?” and “How do I pray?  Join us the first Monday of November, December, and/or January, at 6:30 pm for video presentations, discussion, and refreshments.  Come next week, or come to all three!  Please call Bob Vaughn (618-624-1909) with any questions or for more information.

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If you have not registered for our All-parish Family Retreat, “Holy Time for Holy People”, on November 15 at Toddhall, it’s not too late – you may still attend but you will need to bring your own lunch.  Please let us know you’re coming by calling the parish office at 233-6320.

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Fundraising at St. George’s – Our parish family generously supports the fundraising efforts of our members for local schools, scouts, and other organizations.  Please remember, anyone who has a fundraising effort must get approval from the Senior Warden, and then – instead of approaching people individually – set up a table at coffee hour.

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Star Trek Saturdays – St. Mark invites all “Trekkers” to this quarterly gathering on November 8 at 6:00 pm.  Enjoy Star Trek trivia, Evening Prayer focused on God as creator of the universe, and then watch an episode of Star Trek and explore the theological themes therein, all the while enjoying food and your fellow humanoids. Please RSVP to 233-9809, or email Pastor Brian at pastor@stmarkbelleville.org.

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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 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 at the back of the church for additional prayer if you wish.

 

THIS WEEK
Monday, Nov 3 6:30 pm – Order of St. Luke (Conf Room)

6:30 pm – Boy Scouts (Parish Hall, Classrooms)

Tuesday, Nov 4 7:00 pm – EFM Reunion Group (Youth Room)
Wednesday, Nov 5   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, Nov 6
Friday, Nov 7
Saturday, Nov 8
Sunday, Nov 9 8:00 am – Holy Eucharist

9:00 am – Sunday School for All Ages

10:30 am – Holy Eucharist

 

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