Announcements – July 31, 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.


School Supply Collection – We are again collecting supplies for the Franklin Neighborhood Community Association, and we are getting a little bit of a late start this year, so please bring any of the items below no later than next Sunday, August 7th. Thank you!

crayons glue sticks E‐Z writing tablets
pencils colored markers folders
colored pencils highlighters 3‐ring binders
pencil sharpeners pencil boxes notebooks
erasers book covers compasses
scissors note cards protractors
rulers tissue calculators
school glue hand sanitizer backpacks
alphabet and math flashcards wide‐ruled loose‐leaf paper


WEDG – The Women’s Ecumenical Dining Group will meet for dinner Monday, August 8, 6:30 pm, at Main Street 4204 Brewing Company, located at – obviously – 4204 Main Street in Belleville (phone 416-7261). It’s time to eat, relax, and enjoy chatting with everyone. Please call the office, 233-6320, for reservations (head count). Come for Good Fun, Good Food, and Good Conversation!


Volunteers are needed to help mow the lawn. St. George’s will be responsible for August and October – St. Mark covers September and November. Use our lawn mower or bring your own.

We also really need volunteers to assist on the crew who changes light bulbs. If you can help regularly or on occasion with either one of these, please contact Joe Hooten. Thank you!


The Community Services Commission will meet this Wednesday, August 3, 6:00 pm, at the Bread Company on Main Street. New folks are always welcome and needed, so please feel free to visit!

Food Pantry – Thank you for supporting the St. George’s / St. Mark Food Pantry! Please remember to pick up a few items for the hungry in our community when you shop. Right now we could use canned vegetables and fruit, and toilet paper. Thank you!


Rally Day – Everyone is invited to join us in the parish hall Sunday, August 28, 9:00 am, to kick‐off the new year with an ever‐popular potluck breakfast! Come enjoy your parish family, and bring a dish to share. The theme this year is a Luau, and we will have games and fun for the children, as well as an opportunity to visit with you fellow parishioners and catch up after the summer holiday. Sunday School classes for everyone begin September 11.


Choir and Chorister rehearsals resume September 7. All 2nd–7th graders are invited to join Choristers, who use the Royal School of Church Music program and learn how to read music and about the church and its traditions. Choristers rehearse 5:30 – 6:30 pm each Wednesday, and sing every other Sunday and Christmas Eve. The Adult Choir rehearses 7:30 – 9:00 pm on Wednesdays. You will be able to learn your part during rehearsals even if you don’t read music. This choir is for everyone high school age and up, and tenors and basses are especially needed! The Adult Choir sings every Sunday and on Feast Days. Please contact Nancy Ypma with any questions – 234-1947 or


Annual Belleville Chili Cook-Off is October 7 & 8. This will be the 21st year St. George’s makes and sells our popular Dragon’s Breath and Dragon’s Fire White Chili. (From 30 gallons the first year to 250 gallons last year, and we still sold out early!) We donate the proceeds from this event to the Franklin Neighborhood Community Association – $8,000 last year! We need lots of volunteers to assist in many areas, and will hold a planning meeting at 9:15 am on Sunday, August 21, in the parish hall. If you are interested in helping the Chili Cook-off, or if you have any questions or suggestions, please attend!!!


The Forward Day by Day devotionals for August, September, and October are available in the office and the narthex.



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.
  • Pastoral Emergencies after hours: Father Dale’s cell is 789-3723; Deacon Jody’s cell is 505-913-0375; and home is 416-1074.



Mon, Aug 1   6:30 pm – Order of St. Luke, Conference Room
Tues, Aug 2
Wed, Aug 3   9:30 am – Eucharist & Healing Service, Chapel

6:00 pm – Community Services, Bread Co

Thurs, Aug 4
Fri, Aug 5
Sat, Aug 6   6:00 pm – SHINE Service, Chapel

August 7

  8:00 am – Holy Eucharist

10:30 am – Holy Eucharist



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