Announcements – October 9, 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Donation statements for January 1 through September 30 are ready for you to pick up in the narthex. Please take yours!

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Kitchen/Hospitality Committee – the first meeting of this new group will take place this morning following the 10:30 service. Interested persons are very welcome to join us in the parish hall!

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The Forward Day by Day devotional booklets for November, December, and January are available in the narthex and office.

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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.

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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.

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WEDG – the Women’s Ecumenical Dining Group will gather for lunch on Wednesday, November 9, 11:30 am, at Peel Wood Fired Pizza & Brewery. Peel is located at 104 South Cherry Street in O’Fallon, phone # 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 an up are welcome. Please call the church office for reservations – we need a head count (233-6320). Come for Good Fun, Good Food, and Good Conversation!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

THIS WEEK

Mon, Oct 10

  Columbus Day
Tues, Oct 11   6:00 pm – Lutheran School of Theology, Parish Hall

7:00 pm – Vestry Meeting, Conference Room

Wed, Oct 12   9:30 am – Eucharist & Healing Service, Chapel

5:30 pm – Choristers

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Oct 13
Fri, Oct 14
Sat, Oct 15
Sunday,

October 16

  8:00 am – Holy Eucharist

9:00 am – Christian Education Classes

10:30 am – Holy Eucharist

 

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