Announcements – March 6, 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 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.

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The Body of Christ at Prayer – You are encouraged to attend these wonderful presentations during our Thursday Evening Lenten programs. Father Ralph McMichael’s remaining studies are The Body of Christ at Prayer The Ecclesial Body on March 10, and The Body of Christ at Prayer The Eucharistic Body on March 17. We begin with supper at 6:00 pm in the parish hall, followed by the program at 6:45. We are finished by 8:00 pm. Sign-up to bring a pot of soup or help with set-up and clean-up if you are able!

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Easter Flowers – If you wish to contribute toward our beautiful flowers for Easter, please make out your check (for any amount) to St. George’s and mark it “Easter Flowers”. If your donation is in honor or memory of someone, please indicate the information clearly. Envelopes are available in the pews.

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Spring Clean Up – On Saturday, March 19, we plan to clean up the church grounds for Easter. Bring your rakes and gloves and join us at 9:00 am to pick up leaves and tidy up. If you can give an hour or two of your time on either day, we would be very grateful.

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Daylight Savings begins next Sunday, March 13. Set your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed, and don’t be late for church!

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St. Mark Lutheran Church’s annual Schaaf Memorial Lecture will be Saturday, March 12, at 7:00 pm in the church. Dr. Marva J. Dawn will present “The Gifts of Pentecost Now.” Dr. Dawn is a theologian, musician, and educator with Christians Equipped for Ministry, and a Teaching Fellow in Spiritual Theology at Regent College. A scholar with four Master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in Christian Ethics and the Scriptures from the University of Notre Dame, Dr. Dawn has spoken at conferences and seminaries throughout North America and Eastern and Western Europe, and is the author of numerous articles and books. A light reception will follow the lecture.

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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).

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HOLY WEEK & EASTER SCHEDULE

Palm Sunday, March 20 – Both services include the Liturgy of the Palms, Passion Narrative, and Holy Eucharist. The 8:00 am service begins in the narthex, and 10:30 begins in the breezeway.

Maundy Thurs, March 24 – Liturgy with Celebration of the Institution of the Eucharist, Foot Washing, and Stripping of the Altar at 7:00 pm.

Good Friday, March 25 – Way of the Cross procession from St. George’s to St. Luke’s begins at 12:10 pm, followed by a light soup lunch at St. Luke’s. Good Friday Liturgy at 7:00 pm with St. Mark includes the Solemn Collects, Devotions before the Cross, and the Passion according to St. John.

Easter Vigil, March 26 – At 7:00 pm at St. Michael’s Episcopal in O’Fallon, this traditional service includes the Lighting of the New Fire, the Exsultet, Litany of the Saints, and first Eucharist of Easter.

Easter Day, March 27 – Celebrations at both services with hymns at 8:00 and a Solemn High Eucharist at 10:30 (incense). Bring bells! Children will gather in the parish hall at 9:30 for an Easter Egg hunt.

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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. 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.

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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.

 

THIS WEEK

Mon, Mar 7 6:30 pm – Order of St. Luke, Conference Room
Tues, Mar 8 6:30 pm – Bible Study, Youth Room

7:00 pm – Vestry Meeting, Conference Room

Wed, Mar 9 9:30 am – Holy Eucharist, Chapel

5:30 pm – Choristers Rehearsal

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Mar 10 6:00 pm – Lenten Supper & Program, Parish Hall
Fri, Mar 11 12:10 pm – Stations of the Cross, St. Luke’s
Sat, Mar 12
Sunday,

March 13

Daylight Savings Time begins!

8:00 am – Holy Eucharist

9:00 am – Christian Education Classes

10:30 am – Holy Eucharist

 

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