Announcements – August 14, 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.


Rally Day – Everyone is invited to join us in the parish hall Sunday, August 28, 9:00 am, to kick‐off the new program 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 11th.


Choir and Chorister rehearsals resume September 7th. 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 during the program year and on Feast Days.

Please contact Nancy Ypma, Director of Music and Organist, if you have any questions – 234-1947 or


Sunday School Resumes September 11th

Children and youth gather in the Chapel at 9:00 am to sing and share good news before moving to classes. Ages 3 thru 4th grade use Godly Play, and Brian Maves prepares lessons for the others.

The Rector’s Forum meets in the parish hall at 9:10, where Father Dale will lead a class.

The Lambeth Bible Study, a second option for adults, meets in the conference room. This study uses the Gospel reading for the day.


Volunteers are important!

Could you mow the lawn once? (or maybe twice?) St. George’s is responsible for mowing in August and October, and St. Mark covers alternate months. Use our lawn mower or bring your own. Contact Joe Hooten if you can help – or 576-9693.

We also 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 as listed above.


The 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 with the Chili Cook-off, or if you have any questions or suggestions, please attend!!!


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!


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.


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 available on the south side of the church (near the votive candles) for additional prayer for those who wish. Simply move to that location after receiving communion


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, Aug 15
Tues, Aug 16 7:00 pm – Vestry Meeting, Conference Room
Wed, Aug 17   9:30 am – Eucharist & Healing Service, Chapel
Thurs, Aug 18
Fri, Aug 19
Sat, Aug 20

August 21

  8:00 am – Holy Eucharist

10:30 am – Holy Eucharist



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