Announcements – May 15, 2016

Welcome to The Rt. Rev. Daniel and Brenda Martins. Bishop Dan will be preach and celebrate this morning, and will speak at the Rector’s Forum in the parish hall at 9:10.


Welcome to the Rev. Will Campbell, who is being confirmed at this morning’s 10:30 service! Will is an ordained Methodist pastor who has decided to join the Episcopal Church. Please greet Will and his almost three-year-old son, Sebastian.


last DAY of Sunday School until September

  • Children and youth gather in the Chapel at 9:00 am. Miss Mae and the teachers have something special planned for today!
  • The Rector’s Forum meets in the parish hall at 9:10, where the Bishop will be our speaker.
  • The Lambeth Bible Study meets in the conference room at 9:10.

Celebration & Potluck Breakfast next Sunday, May 22nd – Bring something to share – fruit, pastry, eggs, etc. – and join us in the parish hall 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. Come show our students, teachers, and parents how much we appreciate them!


The Choristers will receive their medals at this morning’s 10:30 service. Congratulations to Henry Davidson, Eliza Kammann, Katie Kammann, Dakota Lavely, Lizzie Mannix, Abby Skaff, Ben Viguerie, and Liz Viguerie. We are grateful for your music!


Bishop’s Discretionary Fund – When the Bishop is present it is the practice to collect offerings for his discretionary fund. If you would like to make a donation in celebration of Bishop Martins’ visit, you may simply make your check out to St. George’s and note “Bishop’s fund” on the memo line, or use the designated envelopes provided in the narthex. Thank you!


 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!!


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, activities, and busses. During May we ask your help to “Send a Kid to Camp.” Envelopes for donations are available in the narthex. Thank you.


Annual Parish Picnic is June 5 – The 8:00 am Eucharist will take place at St. George’s as usual. The second service will take place at 11:00 am in St. Cecilia’s Chapel at Toddhall. It’s not far, it’s easy to get there, and the newly completed renovations that make this lovely chapel handicap accessible! The picnic will follow the service, with St. George’s providing hamburgers, hotdogs, and drinks. You bring side dishes, lawn chairs, hats, balls and bats, Frisbees, sun screen, etc. Come have fun with us!


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.


Volunteers are needed to mow the lawn. St. George’s is responsible for June, August, and October – St. Mark covers the other months. Use our lawn mower or bring your own. If you can help on occasion, please contact Joe Hooten. 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, May 16 6:30 pm – Scouts, Parish Hall & Classrooms
Tues, May 17 6:00 pm – Toddhall Board, Toddhall Chapel
Wed, May 18 9:30 am – Holy Eucharist, Chapel

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, May 19 6:30 pm – WEDG, Zapata’s Restaurant
Fri, May 20 10:00 am – Diocesan Council, Springfield
Sat, May 21 11:00 am – The Rev. C Sever Installation, Alton

4:00 pm – S. Helber Memorial, Church


May 22

8:00 am – Holy Eucharist

9:00 am – Potluck Breakfast, Parish Hall

10:30 am – Holy Eucharist



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