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.
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.
The Lambeth Bible Study, a second option for adults, meets in the conference room. This study uses the Gospel reading for the day.
Easter Flowers – Please make a donation of any amount toward our beautiful Easter flowers, using the envelopes in the pews. Deadline for information to appear in the bulletin is Wednesday.
Easter Egg Hunt – There are no Christian Education Classes on Easter Day, but children should plan on taking part in the annual Easter Egg Hunt. Children gather is the parish hall between 9:00 and 9:30 am, and then follow Sunday School Coordinator Mae Scott, parents, and teachers for the hunt- bring your cameras!
Food Pantry – Please remember our pantry when you do your shopping. Donations of canned meat, fish, fruit, and vegetables, and dry goods such as cereal, pasta, rice, and beans are always needed, as are items such as shampoo, dish soap, and toothpaste. Bring donations to church on Sunday, or to the office during the week. Thank you for helping to feed the needy in our community!
The 2016 Parish Directory has been emailed to folks, and printed copies are available in the narthex for those who would like one.
HOLY WEEK and EASTER SCHEDULE
Maundy Thursday, March 24
7:00 pm – Celebration of the Institution of the Eucharist, Foot Washing, Stripping of the Altar
Good Friday, March 25
12:10 pm – Way of the Cross Procession from St. George’s to St. Luke’s Catholic church, followed by a soup lunch at St. Luke’s.
7:00 pm – With St. Mark ELCA, the Solemn Collects and Devotions before the Cross. St. Mark liturgy and Fr. Dale preaching.
Easter Vigil, March 26
7:00 pm – At St. Michael’s, O’Fallon, the Lighting of the New Fire, the Exsultet, Litany of the Saints, and first Eucharist of Easter.
Easter Day, March 27
8:00 am – Holy Eucharist with Hymns
9:30 am – Children’s Easter Egg Hunt
10:30 am – Solemn High Eucharist (incense)
If you would like unction (anointing and healing prayer by the priest), please indicate this at the altar rail. Members of the Order of St. Luke are at the back of the church for additional prayer if you wish.
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.
- 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.
- Assistive Listening Devices and large print copies of the Book of Common Prayer are available. Please ask an usher for assistance.
|Mon, Mar 21||6:30 pm – Scouts, Parish Hall & Classrooms|
|Tues, Mar 22||6:30 pm – Bible Study, Youth Room|
|Wed, Mar 23||9:30 am – Holy Eucharist, Chapel
5:30 pm – Choristers Rehearsal
7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal
|Thurs, Mar 24||7:00 pm – Maundy Thursday Liturgy|
|Fri, Mar 25||12:10 pm – Way of the Cross, St. George’s to St Luke
7:00 pm – Good Friday Liturgy
|Sat, Mar 26||7:00 am – Easter Vigil, St. Michael’s O’Fallon|
|8:00 am – Holy Eucharist
9:30 am – Children Easter Egg Hunt
10:30 am – Holy Eucharist