Announcements – November 29, 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 will begin Chapter 4.

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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Stewardship – If you have not yet returned your pledge card for next year, please do so as soon as possible. We ask that you prayerfully consider how you can give to assist the mission and ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ through this parish in 2016, complete your card, and drop it in the plate or send it to the office. Thank you for your donations of time, talent and treasure.

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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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Eucharistic Visitors – A meeting will be held Sunday, December 6, at 12:00 noon. We have many parishioners in need of visits!

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Cookies for Inmates – Can you provide some Christmas Cookies for the inmates at the St. Clair County Jail and the Juvenile Detention Center in Belleville? Donors are asked to bring cookies (please, no nuts or peanut butter) to St. George’s on Sunday, December 13. Packages with a dozen cookies and a Christmas tract will then be put together at 6:00 pm Monday, December 15, at Christ United Methodist Church on Frank Scott Parkway. Anyone who wishes to help is welcome to come! These cookies may be the only Christmas gift these inmates receive, and they help to remind the inmates that God has not forgotten them.

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Advent Lessons and Carols – St. George’s Choir will again be part of this traditional service at Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral. The service is Sunday, December 6, at 6:00 pm, and the Cathedral is located at 13th and Locust Streets in St. Louis. Everyone is welcome.

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WEDG – The Women’s Ecumenical Dining Group Advent dinner will be held at Fischer’s Restaurant again this year. Join us at 6:30 pm Thursday, December 17, to enjoy the beautiful decorations and the fellowship of the ladies of the parish. A definite headcount is needed, so please call the church office for reservations. Come for Good Fun, Good Food, and Good Conversation.

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All baptized persons are welcome to receive Communion. We believe this is Christ’s Body and Blood, according to Christ’s very promise, not “chip and dip”. Therefore, one appropriately receives the consecrated wafer on your hands (right hand over left) and raises it to your mouth, or receives it directly on your tongue. Then assist the chalice bearer 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 it, 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. (A gluten-free host is available – let us know if you need this option.)

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Thank you to the boys, parents, and leaders of Cub Scout Pack 2. They went out in the rain/snow Saturday, November 21, to gather food donations from homes, deliver them to St. George’s, and help us store and put away over 200 bags of food – approximately 1,500 items! The donations to our Pantry are very much appreciated.

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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. For those who wish, members of the Order of St. Luke are also available (near the votive candles on the south wall) 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.

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THIS WEEK
Mon, Nov 30 Office Closed

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

Tues, Dec 1 7:00 pm – Finance Commission, Conf Room
Wed, Dec 2 9:30 am – Wednesday Eucharist, Chapel

6:00 pm – Community Service, Bread Co.

5:30 pm – Choristers Rehearsal

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Dec 3 10:00 am – Holy Eucharist, Chapel
Fri, Dec 4
Sat, Dec 5 6:00 pm – SHINE Service, Chapel
Sunday,

Dec 6

8:00 am – Holy Eucharist

9:00 am – Christian Education Classes

10:30 am – Holy Eucharist

12:00 pm – Eucharistic Visitor Meeting

6:00 pm – Lessons & Carols, St. Louis

 

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