Announcements – November 8, 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 earliest of the four Gospels, the Gospel of Mark.  Bring your Bibles!

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 Father Elliot & Helen Blackburn! Fr. Elliot provided meditations for our parish retreat this weekend, and today we are delighted to have him as our guest preacher.

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Today is Stewardship Sunday.  Stewardship letters and pledge cards were mailed to each home last Friday. Please prayerfully consider your gift for the work of our Lord Jesus Christ through the mission and ministry of this parish, and then fill out your card.  This year the card has a place for you to indicate whether you want weekly pledge envelopes or not. The Ingathering will be next Sunday, November 15th, when we will place our cards in the offering plates so they may be blessed at the altar.  Thank you for your donations of time, talent and treasure to further the Kingdom of God.

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Our new Presiding Bishop, the Very Rev. Michael Curry, was installed last Sunday.  You can watch the video of the service at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5YZtmFkNyU. Please pray for Bishop Curry and the Episcopal Church!

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Thanksgiving Service – Join your parish family when we gather to give thanks to God for our many blessings on Thanksgiving Day with a service on Holy Eucharist in the Chapel at 10:00 am.

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WEDG – The Women’s Ecumenical Dining Group will gather for lunch on Wednesday, November 11th, at 11:30 am at Cheddar’s, located in the St. Clair Mall outer ring closest to Highway 159 and I-64 (the old Casa Gallardo Restaurant site.) Ladies 18 and over, please join us – it’s Dutch treat, you will know everyone, and it’s fun!  Please call the church office for reservations (we need a head count).  Come for Good Fun, Good Food, and Good Conversation!!

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Boy Scout Food Drive – We need volunteers to help sort donations for the Food Pantry during the Boy Scout Food Drive on Saturday, November 21.  If you can offer an hour or two late morning or early afternoon, please call the office.  And please remember, your dona-tions of canned and dry goods are always needed, as are dish and laundry soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and shampoo! Thank you.

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Angel Tree – St. George’s Community Service Commission is again working with Lutheran Family Services to provide Christmas gifts for children who might not otherwise receive anything. If you are able, please choose a child (or two!) from the Angel Tree in the narthex, and take several of the gift tags. The spending limit is $50 per child. Gifts must be returned unwrapped, although if you include wrapping paper it is appreciated.  Print the child’s name and information on a tag and attach to each gift.  Place gifts with tags and paper in a Red Bag from the narthex and leave them on the last two pews on the far left of the church.  Please return Christmas gifts no later than Sunday, December 6th. Thank you!

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Leaves and Snow – We do not have a Fall Clean-up Day scheduled, but please feel free to rake and bag leaves as you have the urge! It’s also time to put together a snow removal team for the winter. If you can volunteer to help remove snow from our sidewalks and steps, or if you would like more information, please contact the parish office or call Joe Hooten at 567-9693.

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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, please 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, Nov 9   6:30 pm – Cub Scouts, Parish Hall & Classrooms
Tues, Nov 10   7:00 pm – Vestry Meeting, Conference Room

7:00 pm – Bible Study, Youth Room

Wed, Nov 11   9:30 am – Eucharist & Healing Service, Chapel

5:30 pm – Choristers Rehearsal

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Nov 12
Fri, Nov 13
Sat, Nov 14
Sunday,

Nov 15

  8:00 am – Holy Eucharist

9:00 am – Christian Education Classes

10:30 am – Holy Eucharist

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