Announcements – January 11, 2015

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.


Sunday School Classes for all Ages:

 Children and youth gather in the Chapel at 9:00 am to sing and pray together before moving to their classrooms. Children age 3 through 5th grade use Godly Play, and our teens use Living the Good News.

The Rector’s Forum meets 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.

The Lambeth Bible Study, an experiential and meditative approach to scripture, is a second choice for adults on Sunday mornings. This group meets in the Conference Room at 9:15 each week.


Food Pantry Organization Meeting – Anyone who is interested in doing any small part to help our food pantry is invited to a meeting this afternoon at 4:00 pm to talk and organize. We need volunteers for everything from picking up orders or stocking the shelves (hopefully on a rotating basis), to considering the food we currently provide our clients, to making sure schools, scouts, and other organizations know we are here and need their donations. Please come and help us reorganize!


The 2015 Flower Calendar and the Sanctuary Light schedule are posted on the kiosk in the Parish Hall. The cost for flowers is $40, and $5 for the Sanctuary Light. Sign up to sponsor the flowers or candle on a particular Sunday in honor or memory of a special person or occasion.


Please pick up your 2014 Statements in the Narthex, and please contact the church office if you have any questions or corrections.


Our Annual Meeting will take place Sunday, January 25. We will provide lunch after the 10:30 service (no cost, but donations are gratefully accepted), then move back to the church for the meeting.

 If you are interested in serving as a member of the Vestry or Toddhall Board or as a delegate, please speak to Brian Maves, Chuck Evans, or Michelle Ziegler. Communicants in Good Standing who are 16 or older and who have been faithful in attending worship, and in praying, working, and giving for the spread of the Kingdom of God are eligible to stand for election and to vote at the Annual Meeting.

 If you are the chair or head of any commission, group or ministry at St. George’s, the deadline for your 2014 reports is January 15.


Cursillo 4th Day Retreat – Cursillistas are invited to a retreat beginning Friday, January 23 at 7:00 pm and closing Saturday afternoon. Cost is $20 per family, with lodging provided by Belleville-area Cursillistas. Registration forms are available on the Diocesan website and the parish office. Please call retreat chair Beth Graboritz with any questions – 803-464-2034.


Super Bowl Sunday – St. George’s White Chili is back! Pick up your chili on Sunday, February 2, between 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm. Cost is $9 per quart if you order in advance (signup sheet in the Parish Hall or call the office) or $10 quart for walk-ins. Proceeds benefit the Violence Prevention Center and Bethany Place. Tell your friends!


Florence Martin Scholarships – The Vestry has funds to provide several scholarships of $2000 each for the 2014-15 school year for members of St. George’s who have a high school diploma or GED. The scholarship application and instructions are available on our website, or by contacting the church office. Deadline for completed applications to be in the church office is March 1.


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 for additional prayer for those who wish.


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 us know if you need this option.) Assist 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.



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

Restrooms are on the lower level. The stairway is just off the entrance and an accessibility lift is located in the narthex.

Mon, Jan 12 6:30 pm – Boy Scouts (Parish Hall, Classrooms)

7:00 pm – Vestry Meeting (Conference Room)

Tues, Jan 13
Wed, Jan 14 9:30 am – Holy Eucharist (Chapel)

10:30 am – Prayer Group (Conference Room)

2:00 pm – Yoga (Parish Hall)

5:30 pm – Choristers Rehearsal

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Jan 15
Fri, Jan 16
Sat, Jan 17 9:00 am – Boy Scouts (Parish Hall)
Sunday, Jan 18


8:00 am – Holy Eucharist

9:00 am – Sunday School for all ages

10:30 am – Holy Eucharist



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