Announcements – September 4, 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.


Happy Labor Day weekend! The Parish office will be closed tomorrow, September 5, for Labor Day. The office will also be closed Thursday – Tuesday, September 8 – 13, while Deacon Jody is visiting her son in Oregon. The Food Pantry will be open as usual.


Sunday School Resumes Next Week!

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.


Choir and Choristers rehearsals resume this week, Wednesday, September 7. Please speak to Nancy Ypma, Director of Music and Organist, for details – 234-1947 or


WEDG – The Women’s Ecumenical Dining Group will gather at Rachel’s Garden on Tuesday, September 20, at 11:30 am for lunch. Rachel’s Garden is located at 3917 Frank Scott Parkway West, just off Highway 15 (234-9355). Please call the church at 233-6320 if you plan to join us, as we need a head count. Come for Good Food, Good Fun, and Good Conversation!


Lawn Care – We still need volunteers to help mow the lawn in October. If you can help even once, please contact Joe Hooten at or 567-9693. Thank you!


The Order of St. Luke will meet in the Youth Room/Kitchen on Monday, September 12, at 6:30 pm.


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.


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.


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, Sept 5 Labor Day – Office Closed
Tues, Sept 6
Wed, Sept 7   9:30 am – Eucharist & Healing Service, Chapel

5:30 pm – Choristers

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Sept 8 Office Closed
Fri, Sept 9 Office Closed
Sat, Sept 10

September 11

  8:00 am – Holy Eucharist

9:00 am – Christian Education Classes

10:30 am – Holy Eucharist



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