Announcements – November 30, 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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No Children’s Classes today, November 30. Next week children and youth gather in the Chapel at 9:00 am before moving to their classrooms. We are focusing on Advent and preparing for the Children’s Christmas Pageant on Sunday, December 21.

The Rector’s Forum does meet today, in the Parish Hall at 9:10. We are studying the Christian faith and life from an Anglican and Episcopalian point of view. Everyone is welcome to join us – bring your Bibles!

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Stewardship – If you have not yet made your pledge for the support of the work of our Lord Jesus Christ through the mission and ministry of this vibrant parish in 2015, please do so as soon as possible. Pledge cards are available in the Narthex and the Parish Office. Thank you.

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Time for the Angel Tree Project, which is sponsored by our Community Service Commission in partnership with Lutheran Family Services. The Angel Tree is in the narthex for you to select tags and the children’s information. Please limit your shopping to $50 per child. Gifts must be new and not be wrapped. They can be placed in gift bags (or one of our Red bags with St. George’s and St. Mark on the sides for $3 each!). You may include wrapping paper and ribbon for the children’s parents to wrap the gifts if you wish.  Firmly attach the child’s information and name tag to bag(s), and leave them on the back left pew in the church between November 23 and December 14. Thank you for making a child’s Christmas special!

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Several Advent devotionals booklets are available in the Narthex. You are invited to choose one to assist with daily prayer during this season of preparation for the coming of Christ into the world!

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2015 Calendars are available in the Narthex – please pick one up!

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

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WEDG (the Women’s Ecumenical Dining Group) will be enjoying our annual Advent dinner at Fischer’s Restaurant, Belleville, at 6:30 pm on Thursday, December 18. Please come and celebrate the season. Call the church office, 233-6320, for reservations, as an accurate head count is needed. Come for Good Fun, Good Food, and Good Conversation.

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Cookies for Inmates – The Ministry of Criminal Justice is seeking donations of Christmas Cookies for the inmates at the St. Clair County Jail and the Juvenile Detention Center in Belleville. Donors are asked to bring 2 dozen cookies (please, no nuts or peanut butter) and bring them to St. George’s Sunday, December 14. Packages of 12 cookies and a Christmas tract will be put together Monday evening, December 15. These cookies may be the only Christmas gift these people get, and they assure the inmates that God has not forgotten them. Speak to Joe Bono with any questions. Thank you.

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Meals on Wheels Drivers Needed – If you can help us deliver meals, please speak to Frank Rogers (277-1406) or Deacon Jody (233-6320). Hours are 10:15 – 12:15, and you can have your choice of days – even 1 day will help. Very clear directions are provided, even if you not familiar with the Belleville/Swansea area.

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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 for those who wish.

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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.

 

THIS WEEK

Mon, Dec 1 6:30 pm – Order of St. Luke (Conf Room)

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

Tues, Dec 2 7:00 pm – EFM Reunion (Youth Room)
Wed, Dec 3 9:30 am – Holy Eucharist (Chapel)

10:30 am – Prayer Group (Conference Room)

1:30 pm – Yoga (Parish Hall)

5:30 pm – Choristers Rehearsal

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Dec 4 7:00 pm – Stewardship Meeting (Conf Room)
Fri, Dec 5
Sat, Dec 6 6:00 pm – SHINE Service
Sunday, Dec 7

 

8:00 am – Holy Eucharist

9:00 am – Sunday School for All Ages

10:30 am – Holy Eucharist

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