Announcements – September 25, 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.


Sunday School for All Ages

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 has begun 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 is a second option for adults and uses the Gospel reading for the day. They meet in the conference room. Pet Blessing – St. George’s and St. Mark will observe the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi with our annual Blessing of Pets next Sunday, October 2. Join us in the breezeway at 5:00 pm for this short service of readings, prayers, and fun songs. Father Dale and Pastor Brian will then bless each pet individually. Bring your dogs, cats, horses, turtles, birds, and bunnies – on leashes or reins, in cages or bowls – (stuffed animals are welcome as well) and join us!


White Chili! Belleville’s Annual Chili Cook-off is October 7–8, and we will be selling our famous White Chili for the 21st time. We really need everyone’s help! Please consider 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. Proceeds from this event go to the Franklin Neighborhood Community Association.


2015 Audit – The audit of our 2015 financials has been completed, and we have received a good report. Anyone who would like to review the audit is welcome to stop by the parish office.


Bethany Place is the largest non-profit, community based AIDS Service Organization in the Metro East. St. George’s Community Service Commission will be collecting much needed personal grooming and hygiene items for the men and women at Bethany Place throughout the month of October. If you are able to help, please bring donations on Sunday morning, or to the parish office during the week. Thank you.


Volunteers – We still need people willing to help mow the church lawn once or twice in October. And we need several volunteers to get together sometime next month to help Joe in the attic over the Chapel, replacing light bulbs and checking for “varmints”. Please speak to Joe Hooten if you can help with this project.


Food Pantry – 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. Please bring any donations to church on Sunday, or to the office during the week. Thank you for helping to feed the needy in our community.


We will observe All the Faithful Departed at the regular 9:30 am service on Wednesday, November 2. If you would like to add the name of a deceased friend or family member to the prayer list for that day, please contact the parish office.


Darrow Deanery Ultreya – All Cursillistas are all invited to attend an Ultreya at St. George’s Saturday, November 5, 4:00 to 7:00 pm. It’s a potluck, so bring a dish to share. We will end with the monthly SHINE service at 6:00 pm in the Chapel. Please call Cindy Lynk with any questions – 288-4439.


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.



Mon, Sept 26   6:30 pm: Scouts, Parish Hall, Rooms 4 & 6
Tues, Sept 27
Wed, Sept 28   9:30 am – Eucharist & Healing Service, Chapel

5:30 pm – Choristers

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Sept 29
Fri, Sept 30
Sat, Oct 1

October 2

  8:00 am – Holy Eucharist

9:00 am – Christian Education Classes

10:30 am – Holy Eucharist

5:00 pm – Blessing of Pets



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