Announcements – Sept 27, 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. This year Father Dale is beginning with an introduction to the New Testament, followed by a verse by verse study of the earliest Gospel – the Gospel of Mark. Bring your Bibles!

The Lambeth Bible Study, an experiential and meditative approach to scripture, is a second option for adults.  This group meets in the Conference Room at 9:10 each Sunday, and everyone is welcome.

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Congratulations to Father Dale on the 35th anniversary of his ordination as a priest. He was ordained at Grace Episcopal Church in Madison, Wisconsin, on September 27, 1980. His friend and mentor, The Most Reverend and Most Honorable Arthur Michael Ramsey, 100th Archbishop of Canterbury, was the preacher. (Fr. Dale later edited the last published book of Ramsey, The Anglican Spirit, considered one of the finest introductions to the Episcopal Church and Anglicanism.) At the Rector’s Forum today, Father Dale will talk about his experiences as an Episcopal Priest over the past 35 years, what changes have occurred during the time, and our continuing foundation of faith in Christ in the Episcopal Church.  Come and hear the story!

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Chili Cook-Off Friday and Saturday!  Volunteers needed both to help sell our famous chili in our booth and to help in the kitchen. Sign-up in the parish hall, or speak to David Buckley for more info.  Please donate a few hours of your time for evangelism & outreach.

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Pet Blessing next Sunday – October 4, 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 (All God’s creatures got a place in the choir. . .). Fr. Dale and Pastor Brian then bless each pet. Bring your dogs, cats, horses, turtles and bunnies (leashed or caged) and join us!

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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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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 – We believe 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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If you would like unction (anointing with oil and prayer for healing by the priest), please indicate this at the altar rail.  If you wish, members of the Order of St. Luke are also available (near the votive candles on the Gospel side of the church) to offer additional healing prayer after you have received 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.

Assistive listening devices and large print copies of the Book of Common Prayer and Hymnal selections are available in the narthex.

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THIS WEEK

Mon, Sept 28   6:30 pm – Cub Scouts, Parish Hall & Classrooms
Tues, Sept 29   1:00 pm – Yoga, Parish Hall
Wed, Sept 30   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 1   8:00 pm – White Chili Prep, Kitchen
Fri, Oct 2 Belleville Chili Cook-off
Sat, Oct 3 Belleville Chili Cook-off
Sunday,

Oct 4

  8:00 am – Holy Eucharist

9:00 am – Christian Education Classes

10:30 am – Holy Eucharist

5:00 pm – Blessing of Pets

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