Announcements – April 26, 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, and is studying the Christian faith and life from an Anglican and Episcopalian point of view.  Only two more weeks of this class are left, so Fr. Dale will be wrapping up and answering questions. Everyone is welcome.

The Lambeth Bible Study, an experiential and meditative approach to scripture, meets in the Conference Room at 9:15 each Sunday. Everyone is welcome to take part.

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The Rt. Rev. Daniel and Mrs. Brenda Martins will visit St. George’s next Sunday, May 3. The Bishop will preach and celebrate at both services, and we will have a baptism and a confirmation at the 10:30 service.  The Bishop will speak at the Rector’s Forum about his trip to Cuba and the upcoming General Convention, where a new Presiding Bishop will be elected.  He will also bless and dedicate our parish library in honor of Fr. Leslie Wilson, father of parishioner Charles Wilson, who volunteered in many ways at St. George’s during the 30 years of his retirement.

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The Forward Day by Day for May / June / July have arrived. You are invited to take one of these daily meditation booklets if your wish.

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St. George’s is responsible for mowing the church yard in May, July, and September – St. Mark does the other months. If you can help care for your church home by volunteering to mow one (or more!) weeks, please speak to Joe Hooten.

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First Quarter Giving Statements are ready – please pick yours up.

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Community Service Commission Meeting – Any member of the parish is invited to join this group Wednesday, May 6, at 6:00 pm at the Bread Company on Main Street for prayer and a short (45 minute) meeting to discuss upcoming projects: Send a Kid to Camp, School Supplies Collection, Blood Drive, and the Chili Cook-off.  Please arrive 10 minutes early to purchase your dinner so we can begin promptly at 6:00.

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The Belleville Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorale invite you to attend the final concert of their 149th Season of Music, and Robert Howard’s 20th Anniversary Concert, this afternoon at 3:00 pm at Lindenwood University.  This concert of both choral and orchestral music is filled with the joyous expressionism of the Baroque, Classical and Russian Romantic periods. Tickets may be purchased at the Lindenwood Box Office.

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Send a Kid to Camp – FNCA (Franklin Neighborhood Community Association) provides Summer Day Camp for youth, where a variety of recreational, educational and life skill programs are offered.  Forty of the campers arrive early for tutoring.  A donation of $40 allows a child in the Franklin School District to participate. To donate, make your check payable to St. George’s and note “Send a Kid to Camp” on the memo. (Envelopes are available in the narthex if you prefer.) Donations will be collected throughout May.

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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, 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 host 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 touching the wine. If you do not wish to receive the chalice, cross your arms over your chest.

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St. Michael’s Youth Conference is for youth ages 13-19 who would like to deepen their faith. A week of fun, friends and Christian growth, daily activities include worship, prayer, and conference sessions designed to help youth grow as Christians. The Conference takes place June 7–12, and leaders are Bishop Martins, Fr. Ian Wetmore, Fr. David Halt, and Fr. David Baumann.  Information and registration info is available in the narthex and office.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Child Care is available for infants to age six from 9:00 – 11:45 am. 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.

Assistive Listening Devices and large print copies of the Book of Common Prayer are available. Please ask an usher for assistance.

THIS WEEK

Mon, Apr 27   6:30 pm – Scouts (Parish Hall, Classrooms)
Tues, Apr 28   6:30 pm – Toddhall Board (Conference Room)
Wed, Apr 29   9:30 am – Holy Eucharist (Chapel)

10:30 am – Prayer Group (Chapel)

2:00 pm – Yoga (Parish Hall)

5:30 pm – Choristers Rehearsal

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Apr 30   7:00 pm – Finance Comm. (Conference Room)
Fri, May 1
Sat, May 2
Sunday, May 3   8:00 am – Holy Eucharist

9:00 am – Sunday School for all ages

10:30 am – Holy Eucharist

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