Announcements – January 18, 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.

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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. This week we are considering the Church in the 5th century and the consensus of the East and West for the 27 writings of the New Testament. Why did this take so long? And how did the Universal Church reach this decision? Everyone is welcome – bring your Bibles!

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.

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Our Annual Meeting will take place Sunday, January 25. We will provide lunch after the 10:30 service (no charge, but donations to help offset the expense are gratefully accepted!), then move back to the church for the meeting at about 12:30. At the meeting we will hear reports, see the 2015 budget, elect Vestry members and Diocesan delegates, and have an opportunity to ask questions. Persons eligible to stand for election and to vote are 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.

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

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Please pick up your 2014 Donation Statements in the Narthex.

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4th Day Retreat – Cursillistas are invited to a retreat Friday evening and Saturday, January 23 & 24, at St. George’s. Cost is $20 per family, and registration forms are available in the Narthex. Please call retreat chair Beth Graboritz with any questions – 803-464-2034.

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Super Bowl Sunday – St. George’s White Chili is back! Pick up your chili on Sunday, February 1, 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!

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WEDG (Women’s Ecumenical Dining Group) will gather for lunch on Monday, February 2, at 11:30 at 4204 Main Street Brewing Company. Known as the “4204”, it is located on West Main Street just past Lindenwood College. Ladies age 18 and above are welcome!  We need a head count, so please call the church office to make your reservation.

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Food Pantry – Your donations of canned or dry goods for the pantry are welcome and encouraged. You may bring them on Sunday mornings or take them to the office during the week. And if you have any interest in serving on the Food Pantry Steering Committee, please speak to one of the clergy.

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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.

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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 available 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 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.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

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. 

THIS WEEK
Mon, Jan 18 Martin Luther King Day – Office Closed
Tues, Jan 19 7:00 pm – EFM Reunion Group (Youth Room)
Wed, Jan 20 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 21
Fri, Jan 22 7:00 pm – Cursillo Retreat begins (Parish Hall)
Sat, Jan 23 Cursillo Retreat (Parish Hall)
Sunday, Jan 24

 

8:00 am – Holy Eucharist

9:00 am – Sunday School for all ages

10:30 am – Holy Eucharist

12:30 pm – Annual Meeting

 

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