Announcements – February 21, 2016


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 as we begin chapter 8 this morning.

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


The Body of Christ at Prayer

Fr. Ralph McMichael gave a wonderful presentation/meditation for the first of our Thursday Evening Lenten programs this year.

The remaining studies on the Body of Christ at Prayer are: February 25 – The Physical Body; March 3 – The Historical Body; March 10 – The Ecclesial Body; March 17 – The Eucharistic Body.

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

We begin with supper of soup, salad, and bread at 6:00 pm in the parish hall, followed by the program at 6:45. We are finished by 8:00 pm. There is no cost for the evening, although donations are gratefully accepted and will be divided between Bethany Place and the Violence Prevention Shelter.

And if you are able, sign-up to bring soup or help with set-up and clean-up for one of the soup suppers. Thank you.

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.


Violence Prevention Center – St. George’s is collecting items to assist this temporary shelter for women and their children fleeing abusive situations. You can help by donating any of the following items – just leave them in the narthex this month: laundry detergent, fabric softener, bleach, cleaning supplies, soap, towels, washcloths, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, personal care items, deodorant, baby formula, diapers (all sizes), baby wipes, baby shampoo and lotion, onesies (med–large), children’s t-shirts and underwear (size 1-10), and women’s and children’s socks. Thank you.


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.


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 for review by March 1. They are then pass them on to the Scholarship Committee for recommendations.


Robert Howard is retiring from the Belleville Philharmonic in May, so as many participants as possible are encourage to take part in his Finale. The group will perform his cantata, Wilderness Reflections, the end of April, and rehearsals begin tomorrow night, February 22, at 7:30. Please contact Robert for more information and let him know if you plan to take part:, 618-234-8079, or 314-304-5645.


Save the dates – Spring clean-up Saturday, March 19, to rake up leaves and tidy the grounds for Easter. Saturday, April 2, we will address other projects around the church. Everyone is welcome!


All baptized persons are welcome to receive Communion. We believe this is Christ’s Body and Blood, according to Christ’s very promise. One appropriately receives the consecrated wafer on your hands (right 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 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.


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.


Mon, Feb 22 6:30 pm – Scouts, Parish Hall & Classrooms

7:00 pm – Finance Commission, Youth Room

Tues, Feb 23 6:30 pm – Toddhall Board, Conference Room

7:00 pm – Bible Study, Youth Room

Wed, Feb 24 9:30 am – Holy Eucharist, Chapel

5:30 pm – Choristers Rehearsal

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Feb 25 6:00 pm – Lenten Supper & Program, Parish Hall
Fri, Feb 26
Sat, Feb 27

Feb 28

8:00 am – Holy Eucharist

9:00 am – Christian Education Classes

10:30 am – Holy Eucharist



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