Announcements – October 16, 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 will spend the next few weeks talking about the life and culture of Jesus and showing some of his slides from the Holy Land. Everyone is welcome!
  • The Lambeth / African Bible Study is a second option for adults. This meditative study uses the Gospel reading for the day. They meet in the conference room at 9:15.


Our Community Service Commission is collecting much needed personal grooming and hygiene items for the men and women at Bethany Place throughout the month of October. Bethany Place is the largest non-profit, community based AIDS Service Organization in the Metro East. Please leave donations in the narthex on Sunday morning, or the office during the week. Thank you for your help.


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.


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 this 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.


WEDG – the Women’s Ecumenical Dining Group will meet for lunch at Peel Wood Fired Pizza & Brewery on Wednesday, November 9, 11:30 am. Peel is located at 104 S Cherry Street, O’Fallon, 726-2244. From Highway 50 in O’Fallon, go north on Lincoln Street, turn left on 1st Street (immediately before railroad tracks), and it’s a two story building at end of the block on the left. WEDG gatherings are always Dutch treat, and all women age 18 and up are welcome. Please call the church office for reservations – we need a head count. Come for Good Fun, Good Food, and Good Conversation!


Reformation Dinner & Hymn Sing – St. Mark is offering an evening of fellowship with homemade German fare on Saturday, Oct 29, 6:00 – 8:00 pm in the parish hall, and everyone who enjoys eating and singing is welcome. There is no cost, but you must sign-up in the parish hall so the cooks know how much to prepare!


Food Pantry – Thank you for your donations of canned meat, fish, fruit, and vegetables, and dry goods such as cereal, pasta, rice and beans and cleaning and grooming items. 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.


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, Oct 17   6:30 pm – Cub Scouts, Parish Hall, Rooms 3, 4 & 6
Tues, Oct 18   6:00 pm – Lutheran School of Theology, Parish Hall
Wed, Oct 19   9:30 am – Eucharist & Healing Service, Chapel

5:30 pm – Choristers

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Oct 20   7:00 pm – Endowment Comm, Conference Room
Fri, Oct 21 Diocesan Synod, Edwardsville
Sat, Oct 22 Diocesan Synod, Edwardsville

October 23

  8:00 am – Holy Eucharist

9:00 am – Christian Education Classes

10:30 am – Holy Eucharist



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