Ann0uncements – February 14, 2016

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 thru 5th grade use Godly Play. Our teens’ lessons are prepared by Brian Maves.

The Rector’s Forum meets in the parish hall at 9:10, where Father Dale is teaching verse by verse through the Gospel of Mark. Bring your bibles and join us.

The Lambeth Bible Study, a second option for adults, meets in the conference room at 9:10. Everyone is welcome.

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Lenten Soup Suppers – Each Thursday evening in Lent we offer a simple supper of soup, salad, and bread at 6:00 pm in the Parish Hall, followed by a program at 6:45. This year we are delighted to welcome the Rev. Ralph McMichael, who will present our program, “The Body of Christ at Prayer.” The evening concludes at 8:00 pm.

Fr. McMichael has been an Episcopal priest for almost 35 years, and is currently serving at St. Andrew’s in Edwardsville. He has served as a seminary professor, dean of a diocesan school for ministry, canon for ministry formation, and in parish ministry. He is also the author of several books, and has written, taught, and lectured extensively on the history, theology, and practice of the Eucharist.

Titles of our study each week are: Feb. 18 – At Prayer; Feb. 25 – The Physical Body; March 3 – The Historical Body; March 10 – The Ecclesial Body; and March 17 – The Eucharistic Body.

There is no cost for the evening, but donations are gratefully accepted and will be divided between Bethany Place and the Violence Prevention Shelter. Child care can be arranged if you contact the parish office and request it.

Please SIGN-UP to bring soup or help with set-up and clean-up for our Lenten Soup Suppers. Sign-up sheets are in the narthex.

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There are still a few quarts of hot white chili available for purchase. Please speak to David Buckley or Deacon Jody if you would like one.

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Stations of the Cross – St. Mark Lutheran, St. Luke’s Roman Catholic, and St. George’s pray the Stations of the Cross together each Friday in Lent during the noon hour, beginning at 12:10 pm. This year they take place at St. Luke’s (301 North Church Street). Everyone is welcome to take part in this quiet, meditative service.

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Lenten Devotional Booklets are available in the Narthex for anyone who wishes to take one.

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2016 Parish Directory Please check your contact information on the pages in the narthex, make changes if needed, or put a checkmark by your name if everything is okay. Also check the separate birthday and anniversary lists and correct or add you’re your information. We will print new directories in a few weeks.

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Florence Martin Scholarships Deadline – If you are applying for one of the scholarships for the 2016-17 school year, the completed application (with transcripts, recommendations, everything!) must be to the church office by March 1 for review, and will then pass them on to the Scholarship Committee for recommendations.

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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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Save the dates – Please come and help with spring clean-up Saturday, March 19. We’ll rake up leaves and tidy up the grounds for Easter. On Saturday, April 2, we will address some of the extra projects around the property. Everyone is welcome!

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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.

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THIS WEEK

Mon, Feb 15 Presidents’ Day

6:30 pm – No Scouts this week

Tues, Feb 16 6:30 pm – LST Class, Parish Hall

7:00 pm – Bible Study, Youth Room

Wed, Feb 17 9:30 am – Holy Eucharist, Chapel

5:30 pm – Choristers Rehearsal

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Feb 18 6:00 pm – Lenten Supper & Program, Parish Hall
Fri, Feb 19
Sat, Feb 20
Sunday,

Feb 21

8:00 am – Holy Eucharist

9:00 am – Christian Education Classes

10:30 am – Holy Eucharist

 

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