Announcements – October 4, 2015

Welcome to St. George’s. We are glad 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 FOR ALL AGES

Children and youth gather in the Chapel at 9:00 am to sing and share good news before moving to classes. Ages 3 – 5th grade use Godly Play, and our teens’ lessons are prepared by Brian Maves.

The Rector’s Forum meets in the parish hall at 9:10.  Father Dale is teaching a verse by verse study of the Gospel of Mark. Bring your Bibles!  (Fr. Dale prefers NRSV.)

The Lambeth Bible Study, a meditative approach to scripture, is a second option for adults.  This group meets in the conference room.

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Welcome to Evelyn Duncan, our guest organist this morning. Nancy Ypma is playing for McKendree’s Homecoming service.

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Pet Blessing this afternoon! Today is the Feast Day of St. Francis, and we will hold our annual Blessing of Pets at 5:00 pm in the breezeway. This short service includes readings, prayers, and some fun songs. Fr. Dale and Pastor Brian then bless each pet. Bring your dogs, cats, horses, turtles and bunnies (on leashes or reins, in cages or bowls) and join us!

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Reception for Bishop Elias of Tabora – Join us Thursday evening, October 15, at 6:00 pm, when the Rt. Rev. Elias Chakupewa, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Tabora in Tanzania, will spend a couple of hours with us at St. George’s.  He will speak to us about the mission and challenges in the Diocese of Tabora, and his wife, Lucy, will have handmade items from Tanzania to sell for the benefit of their ministry. Tabora is a companion Diocese of Springfield, and Chakupewas will be part of our Diocesan Synod.

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St. George’s is collecting items for Bethany Place during the month of October. Bethany Place is the largest non-profit, community based AIDS Service Organization in the Metro East, providing clients with the support they need to maintain the highest possible quality of life while teaching prevention through its education and outreach programs.  Items needed are personal grooming and hygiene items for both men and women. Please bring your donations in the narthex or the parish office through the end of October.  Thank you.

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Evening Bible Study – Joe & Carol Hooten will lead a five part Bible study beginning Tuesday, October 6. They will meet in the Youth Room on at 7:00 pm, and will use a study called “Heaven” by Richard DeHaan. Please notify the office or speak to Joe or Carol Hooten if you plan to attend, as we must order study booklets!

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St. George’s Parish Family BONFIREThis is an event for all ages to get together and enjoy and evening.  Join us Saturday, October 24, 5:00 pm at Toddhall. You are welcome to bring snacks or beverages to share. (Toasted marshmallows? S’mores? Cocoa? Cider?) Please RSVP! We need to know how many plan to attend and if you will be bringing snacks, so call the office at 233-6320 or e-mail stgeorgeoffice@sbcglobal.net.

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Our Annual Diocesan Synod takes place Friday and Saturday, October 16-17, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Jacksonville. Please keep our delegates in your prayers: Fr. Dale, Deacon Jody, John & Candi Hamill, Cindy Lynk, Steve Skaff, and Michelle Ziegler.

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Father Emery Washington died Monday evening, September 21.  A memorial service will be held at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion (7401 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis) at 4:00 pm on Saturday, October 17. Bishop Smith will preside and Bishop Salmon will preach.

May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in peace.

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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.) Please assist in guiding the Chalice to your lips. If for personal reasons 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, indicate this by crossing your arms over your chest.  All baptized persons are welcome to receive Communion.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

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

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

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THIS WEEK

Mon, Oct 5   6:30 pm – Order of St. Luke, Conference Room

6:30 pm – Cub Scouts, Parish Hall & Classrooms

Tues, Oct 6   1:00 pm – Yoga, Parish Hall

7:00 pm – Bible Study, Youth Room

Wed, Oct 7   9:30 am – Eucharist & Healing Service, Chapel

10:00 am – Prayer Group, Chapel

5:30 pm – Choristers Rehearsal

7:00 pm – LTS Coarse, Parish Hall

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Oct 8
Fri, Oct 9
Sat, Oct 10
Sunday,

Oct 11

  8:00 am – Holy Eucharist

9:00 am – Christian Education Classes

10:30 am – Holy Eucharist

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