Announcments – August 11

Guest Preacher and Celebrant, Sunday August 13
On Sunday, August 13, Saint George’s welcomes Pastor Ronald Neustadt who will substitute for Father Coleman. Father Coleman, who is on vacation, returns to the pulpit on August 27.

Reconnect on Rally Day
August 27, 9 am
This year, August 27 has been designated Rally Day. On this day (between the 8 and 10:30 am Eucharists), the parish will gather in the parish hall, reconnect with friends and learn about upcoming events. This event is also the official kick-off for Sunday school. Sunday School registration takes place in the parish hall and parents are encouraged to enroll their children. The festivities begin at 9 am with a potluck breakfast.

WEDG Hops Over to the Hop House
The WEDG (Women’s Ecumenical Dining Group) will be gathering at the Hop House, for DINNER, 6:30 pm, on Wednesday, August 23rd. It is located at 1214 Central Park Drive, O’Fallon, phone 726-2740, across from Menard’s. It features southern dishes to tempt the palate! Please call the church office, 233-6320, for reservations (head count). Ladies, this Dutch Treat event is for YOU! So if you are 18 or above…..Come for Good Fun, Good Food, and Good Conversation.

St. George’s Choirs Sing a New Song in a New Season
The choirs of Saint George’s begin a new season in September.   Choristers’ Rehearsals begin on Wednesday, September 6 at 5:30 p.m. Adult Choir Rehearsals resume on September 6 at 7:30 p.m.

New members are welcome in both groups! For additional information, please contact Nancy Ypma.

Christian Education Begins Anew
Sunday School resumes on the Sunday after Labor Day, September 10 at 9:00 a.m. The children and youth will gather in the chapel for music and then break into groups for lessons. Pre-Kindergarten through 3rd. grade use the Godly Play Curriculum. Special lessons are designed for the older children.

The Future of Saint George’s: A Parish Forum
The Parish is invited and encouraged to attend two special presentations on the “Future of St. George’s.” The first is scheduled for Sunday, September 10 at 9:10 a.m. and the second on Sunday, September 17 at 9:10 a.m.

The Chili Challenge is Coming!  
On October 6th and 7th, 11:00 am – 10:30 pm, St. George’s will participate in the Belleville Chili Cook-Off. St. George’s has participated for 22 years. Proceeds are donated to the Franklin Neighborhood Community Association. Of course, volunteers are needed.

Volunteer Opportunities include:

  • Recruiting and scheduling booth workers
  • Manning booths
  • Mixing and heating batches
  • Delivering chili to the booth
  • Set-Up on Thursday evening, October 5, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Clean Up & Dismantling on Saturday evening, October 7, 10:00 – 11:30 pm

To volunteer or for additional information, please phone David Buckley at 618-520-9333.

Please note that attendees are invited to vote in the People’s Choice contest for their favorite chili with $1 per vote. 100% of the contest proceeds are donated to the Community Interfaith Food Pantry in Belleville.

Wednesday Eucharists
Father Coleman is on vacation and there will be no Wednesday Eucharists on August 16 and 23. Wednesday Eucharsits will resume on August 30.

Help us Mow!
The parish needs volunteers to mow the lawn in September. For additional information or to volunteer, contact Joe Hooten at 618-567-9693 or Henry Evans at 618-233-6320.

Have You Been Called to Serve?

Acolytes: Saint George’s Parish is seeking new acolytes! This is a great opportunity for children and adults to give back to the church by assisting at the Eucharists. On Sunday, August 13, a meeting and training session has been scheduled. For additional information or to volunteer, please call or email Nathan Scott at 618-477-3050, ndscott@outlook.com.

Sunday School Teachers: Do you love telling stories? Do you enjoy watching children grow in their faith? Do you love to laugh? If your answer yes to any of these questions, then you might enjoy being a part of our awesome Sunday School. More teachers are needed to provide loving and nurturing instruction, implementing the Godly Play curriculum. Godly Play makes teaching easy with very little planning. To learn more, please contact St. George’s Sunday School Coordinator Mae Scott at 618-477-3046 or mae.a.scott@gmail.com.

This Week

Sunday, August 13
Pentecost 10
8:00 am   Holy Eucharist: Rite II (Said)
10:30 am   Holy Eucharist: Rite II (Sung)

Monday, August 14
8:30 am   Meals on Wheels

Wednesday, August 16
8:30 am   Meals on Wheels
No Eucharists on Wednesdays, Aug. 16 and 23

Friday, August 18  
8:30 am   Meals on Wheels
                 Office Closed

Sunday, August 20
Pentecost 11
8:00 am   Holy Eucharist: Rite II (Said)
10:30 am   Holy Eucharist: Rite II (Sung)
Newsletter Deadline

Saint George’s Episcopal Church
105 East D Street
Belleville, Illinois 62220
(618) 233-6320
E-mail: stgeorgeoffice@sbcglobal.net
Website: https://stgeorges.wordpress.com

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