Today, all classes are in recess. Classes will reconvene next Sunday.
Giving Christmas flowers is a wonderful way to observe Christ’s birth and beautify our sanctuary. Please consider giving flowers in thanksgiving for our parish, in honor or in memory of a loved one. Special envelopes can be found in the pew card holders. Place your offering in the envelope, fill out the requested information and include any dedication that you wish to make. A list of donors and those honored/memorialized will be placed in the Christmas Eve bulletins.
Saint Mark’s 40th Anniversary
This morning, Saint Mark’s Lutheran Church is celebrating 40 years of Ministry. Saint Mark’s Pastor Emeritus, Ronald Neustadt will preach at the 9:00 am Eucharist. A luncheon with speakers, photos, and fellowship follows in the parish hall. Today, Saint George’s will hold coffee hour (10:30 am) in the Canterbury Room.
Altar Guild Cleaning Day
Dec. 3, 9 am
Saint George’s Altar Guild is having a cleaning day on Dec. 3. Volunteers are needed for this event. If you have time, please join us as we prepare the church for the upcoming season.
Advent Lessons and Carols
at Christ Church Cathedral
On the second Sunday of Advent, our Choir will take part in a service of Advent Lessons & Carols at Christ Church Cathedral. Through readings, hymns, and anthems, this historic service tells the story of the fall of man and the promise of the Messiah. Christ Church Cathedral is located at 1210 Locust St., St. Louis, MO.
Deadline December 9
Each Christmas, Saint George’s Community Service Commission partners with Lutheran Family Services for the Angel Tree ministry. This seasonal ministry provides gifts of clothing and toys, and makes Christmas merrier for needy children. The Angel Tree forms and instructions are located on a table in the Canterbury Room. Gifts must be returned by December 9.
Red Cross Blood Drive
at Saint George’s
Sunday, December 11
9 am – 1 pm
St. George’s is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive. Donating blood is a timely concern, as supplies are generally low over the holidays. Donors can be as young as 16, but need parental consent if under 18. Donating takes about 45 minutes to an hour and it’s a simple and nearly painless way to help those in need. For more information, please call Frank Rogers at 618-363-1045, American Red Cross at 866.236.3276, or edcrossblood.org. Sign up for an appointment on the sheet in the parish hall, and you go to the head of the line when arriving.
Saint Michael’s, O’Fallon
The Darrow Deanery is holding a Christmas Ultreya at Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church, O’Fallon. All Cursillistas and anyone desiring to attend the 2017 Cursillo may attend. Bring a favorite Christmas treat to share and a wrapped present for the raffle (no gag gifts). Saint Michael’s is located at 111 O’Fallon Troy Rd, O’Fallon, IL.