Announcements – November 22, 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. This week we study Chapter 3:20-35 – both the religious leaders and Jesus’ family believe that he is crazy.

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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2016 Stewardship – Over the last few weeks we have read two thought provoking meditations on stewardship and heard an excellent sermon on stewardship from Father Elliot Blackburn. Last Sunday our 2016 pledges were collected and offered at the altar. If you have not yet returned your pledge card for next year, please prayerfully consider how you can give to assist the mission and ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ through this parish in 2016 and do so as soon as possible.  Cards are available in the narthex and office. Thank you for your donations of time, talent and treasure.

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The Choristers will not rehearse this Wednesday, November 15th.

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Thanksgiving Day Service – A service of Holy Eucharist will take place on November 26th, Thanksgiving Day, in the chapel at 10:00 am. Join your parish family when we gather to give thanks to God for his mercy and blessings to each of us.

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Nutcracker Ballet – The Belleville Philharmonic and Belleville School of Ballet, with guest artists from New York City, will present the Nutcracker this afternoon at 1:30 and 5:00 pm at the Scottish Rite Bodies on Frank Scott West. Tickets are $20 at the door.

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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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Volunteers Needed – It’s 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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Donations as Christmas Gifts – Following a note in the last newsletter about needed repairs to our physical plant, two parishioners have asked if they can give a donation for repairs as a Christmas gift to a relative. Of course! And we will send a Christmas card to that person letting them know a gift has been made. Thank you for thinking of it!

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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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 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 23 6:30 pm – Cub Scouts, Parish Hall & Classrooms
Tues, Nov 24 6:30 pm – Toddhall Board, Conference Room

7:00 pm – Bible Study, Youth Room

Wed, Nov 25 9:30 am – NO Wednesday Eucharist

5:30 pm – NO Choristers Rehearsal

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Nov 26 Office Closed

10:00 am – Holy Eucharist, Chapel

Fri, Nov 27 Office Closed
Sat, Nov 28
Sunday,

Nov 29

8:00 am – Holy Eucharist

9:00 am – NO Christian Education Classes

10:30 am – Holy Eucharist

 

 

 

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