Announcements – April 24, 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.



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.


End of Year Celebration & Potluck Breakfast – Bring something to share – fruit, pastry, eggs, etc. – and join us in the parish hall on Sunday, May 22nd, at 9:00 am. We have lots of fun, good food, and an opportunity to support our children and thank the wonderful people who minister to them throughout the year. Please plan to come show our students, teachers, and parents how much we appreciate them, and enjoy the company of you parish family.


Food Pantry News – Please put Saturday, May 14, on your calendars, and come to the church office area at 1:30 pm to help sort and store donations to our pantry from the Letter Carriers Food Drive. We also need a couple of volunteers with trucks to help bring food from the post offices to the church during the morning. Second, Zion Lutheran Church has a community garden and donates fresh produce to our food pantry each growing season. Anyone interested in helping with their garden may contact Kathy Byers at 235-0612 or


The Forward Day by Day devotionals for May – July are available in the narthex. Please feel free to take one!


Volunteers are needed to help with mowing the church lawn. We mow in April, June, August, and October – St. Mark covers the other months. If you can help with this task from time to time, please contact Joe Hooten. Thank you!


WEDG – The Women’s Ecumenical Dining Group will meet for dinner at Zapata’s Mexican Restaurant on Thursday, May 19th, at 6:30 pm. Join us at their new location at 4660 North Illinois Street in Fairview Heights (in the shopping center on the northeast corner of Highway 159 and Frank Scott Parkway, 277-5474). We need a head-count, so please call the church office for reservations. Come for Good Fun, Good Food, and Good Conversation!!


FNCA Summer Day Camp – The Franklin Neighborhood Community Association (FNCA) has scheduled their 24th Annual Summer Day Camp for June 6 through July 15. Each day runs 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm and offers recreational, educational, and life skills programs. For about a third of the campers, the day will start at 10:00 am with tutoring. The summer camp program is one of their larger and most successful programs. Each camper is charged a $40 fee for the six week session, but actual cost per camper is $200. In addition to camper scholarships and personnel costs, funds are needed for camp supplies, activities, and busses. During May we ask your help to “Send a Kid to Camp.” Envelopes for your donations are available in the narthex. If you are able, please help give the students something to look forward to during the last, long weeks of school!


Can you host Coffee Hour once in a while? Everyone enjoys the fellowship after the 10:30 service, but only 10 families (and one in training) take turns making coffee and setting things out. Some of our hosts provide elaborate snacks, but all we really need is coffee, juice, and cookies. St. George’s can even cover the cost as needed, but some of us can’t slip out of church after communion to make coffee and set things out. The more people who help, the less often your turn comes around! Please speak to Deacon Jody if you would like more information, and thank you!


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.
  • Assistive Listening Devices and large print copies of the Book of Common Prayer are available. Please ask an usher for assistance.


Mon, Apr 25 6:30 pm – Scouts, Parish Hall & Classrooms
Tues, Apr 26 6:30 pm – Bible Study, Youth Room

6:30 pm – Toddhall Board, Conference Room

Wed, Apr 27 9:30 am – Holy Eucharist, Chapel

5:30 pm – Choristers Rehearsal

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Apr 28
Fri, Apr 29
Sat, Apr 30

May 1

8:00 am – Holy Eucharist

9:30 am – Christian Education Classes

10:30 am – Holy Eucharist



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