Announcements – August 28, 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 Celebration this morning at 9:00 am in the parish hall to kick‐off the new program year. There will be food and we will have games and fun for the children. Everyone come visit with your fellow parishioners and catch up after the summer holiday.


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 3rd grade use Godly Play, and Brian Maves prepares lessons for the others.

The Rector’s Forum meets in the parish hall at 9:10 am, where Father Dale will lead a class on why philosophy is important for understanding Christian doctrine called “What Every Episcopalian Needs to Know about Philosophy but was Afraid to Ask”.

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


Belleville’s Annual Chili Cook-off will be held Friday & Saturday, October 7 & 8. St. George’s will be selling our famous White Chili for the 21st time, we’re making 300 gallons this year, and we need everyone’s help! Please consider helping with this effort by volunteering to work for a few hours in the booth and/or the parish hall kitchen – especially needed in the evenings. Signup boards are posted in the parish hall. Once again the proceeds from this event go to the Franklin Neighborhood Community Association.


Scotland – Are you interested in visiting Scotland in August 2017? Come to the meeting on Wednesday, August 31, at 6:30 in the parish hall. We are just in the planning stages of what we would like to see and do while there. If you cannot make the meeting, or have questions, please email Elaine Thebus at


Those Who Sing, Pray Twice – St. Augustine

Choir and Choristers rehearsals resume September 7. Choristers is for children who are in 2nd – 7th grade. We use the Royal School of Church Music program, learning 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 on Christmas Eve.

The Adult Choir rehearses 7:30 – 9:00 pm on Wednesdays. This choir is for everyone high school age and up, and tenors and basses are especially needed! If you don’t read music you will be able to learn your part during rehearsals. The Adult Choir sings every Sunday during the program year and on Feast Days.

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


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. And peanut butter is a special treat! Bring donations to church on Sunday, or to the office during the week. Thank you for helping to feed the needy in our community.


Flower Calendar and Sanctuary Light – There are still a few dates available on the Flower Calendar for anyone who wishes to sponsor flowers in honor or memory of a person or event. Flowers are $40 a Sunday, and   September 18, October 2, and December 25 are still available. There are lots of available dates to sponsor the Sanctuary Light, which is only $5. Signup sheets are posted on the bulletin board in the narthex, or call the parish office to reserve your date.


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


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 29   6:30 pm – Cub Scouts, Parish Hall, Rooms 3 & 8
Tues, Aug 30
Wed, Aug 31 9:30 am – Eucharist & Healing Service, Chapel
Thurs, Sept 1
Fri, Sept 2
Sat, Sept 3   6:00 pm – SHINE Service, Chapel

September 4

  8:00 am – Holy Eucharist

10:30 am – Holy Eucharist



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