Announcements – May 8, 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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Don’t miss the last two weeks of Sunday School!

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.

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During this period between Ascension and Pentecost, the churches in the Diocese are focused on prayer for evangelism and renewal. Please attend as many of the extra services offered this week as you are able, and please take one of the booklets provided in the narthex for daily personal or family prayer. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and kindle in us the fire of your love.

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Bishop Dan Martins and Brenda will be with us next week, May 15, the Feast of Pentecost. The Bishop will preach and celebrate at both services, and will speak at the Rector’s Forum at 9:10 am. Please come and greet the Bishop and Brenda!

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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.

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The parish office will be closed tomorrow, May 9. Deacon Jody will be back in the office of Tuesday.

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Volunteers are needed Saturday, May 14, to help sort and store donations to our food pantry from the Letter Carriers Food Drive. We will begin about 1:30 pm, and we need your help!

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The Women’s Ecumenical Dining Group will meet for dinner on May 19th, 6:30 pm, at Zapata’s Mexican Restaurant (4660 N Illinois St in Fairview Heights, 277-5474). All ladies 18+ are invited, but we need a head-count, so please call the church office for reservations. Come for Good Fun, Good Food, and Good Conversation!!

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The Franklin Neighborhood Community Association‘s Summer Day Camp begins June 6. Each day offers recreational, educational, and life skills programs, and about a third of the campers begin with tutoring at 10:00 am. This is one of FNCA’s larger and most successful programs. The fee is $40 each for the six week session, but actual cost per camper is $200. In addition to scholarships and personnel, funds are needed for supplies, actiHi vities, and busses. During May we ask your help to “Send a Kid to Camp.” Envelopes for donations are available in the narthex. Thank you.

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Coffee Hour – Everyone enjoys the coffee after the 10:30 service, but only a few families 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, and we can help cover the cost as needed. Speak to Deacon Jody for more info.

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Volunteers are needed to mow the lawn. St. George’s mows in June, August, and October – St. Mark covers the other months. If you can help on occasion, please contact Joe Hooten. Thank you!

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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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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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THIS WEEK

Mon, May 9 Office Closed

6:30 pm – Scouts, Parish Hall & Classrooms

7:00 pm – Evening Prayer, Chapel

Tues, May 10 8:00 am – Morning Prayer, Chapel

6:30 pm – Bible Study, Youth Room

7:00 pm – Evening Prayer, Chapel

7:00 pm – Vestry Meeting, Conference Room

Wed, May 11 9:30 am – Holy Eucharist, Chapel

5:30 pm – Choristers Rehearsal

7:00 pm – Evening Prayer, Chapel

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, May 12 8:00 am – Morning Prayer, Chapel

7:00 pm – Evening Prayer, Chapel

Fri, May 13 8:00 am – Morning Prayer, Chapel

12:00 pm – Noonday Prayers, Chapel

Sat, May 14 12:00 pm – Noonday Prayers, Chapel

1:30 pm – Food Donation Sorting, Office

5:00 pm – Evening Prayer, Chapel

Sunday

May 15

8:00 am – Holy Eucharist

9:30 am – Last Week of Sunday School

10:30 am – Holy Eucharist

 

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