Announcements – Septmeber 17


Christian Education
Sunday School – Children and youth gather in the Chapel at 9:00 am for singing. The Children then break into groups for lessons.

Rector’s Forum – The Rector’s Forum convenes in the parish hall at 9:15 am. Today, Father Coleman will continue a discussion of the current state of the Episcopal Church, Saint George’s parish, and what the future may hold.

On September 24, Al Wunderlich of the Franklin Neighborhood Community Association (FNCA) will address the Rector’s Forum. Al will discuss the work of the FNCA and its significant relationship with Saint George’s Church.

Lambeth/African Bible Study – The Lambeth Study meets at 9:15 am in the conference room. This meditative study focuses on the Gospel of the day.

Altar Flowers
The flowers are given to the Glory of God and in thanksgiving for a special date by Charles Laedlein.

Chili Cook-Off Countdown
19 Days Remain
On October 6th and 7th, 10:30 am – 10:30 pm, Saint George’s will participate in the Belleville Chili Cook-Off. Saint George’s has participated for 22 years. Proceeds are donated to the Franklin Neighborhood Community Association. The plan is to make and sell 300 gallons of White Chili.

Attend the Adult Forum on September 24 to hear Al Wunderlich discuss the work of Franklin Neighborhood Community Association and their partnership with Saint George’s.

Please consider helping with this project; volunteers are needed in the booth and kitchen. A sign-up sheet is posted in the Parish Hall.

For additional information, please contact David Buckley at 618-520-9333 or

Giving Thanks to God with the UTO
It has been several years since Saint George’s has had an ingathering for the UTO. The UTO is the United Thank Offering of the National Episcopal Church. It is given in thanksgiving of the many blessings of this life. The monies collected are distributed to the various missions and ministries of the Episcopal Church worldwide.

This year, Saint George’s delegates to Synod will present a check to the UTO ingathering diocesan chairman. Any donations should be placed in the plate during September, with a notation on the memo line of “UTO”. And, yes, as with all giving, it is tax deductible. Blessings are all around. Look deep into your heart, and be thankful.

Weekly Calendar

Sunday, September 17
Pentecost 15
8:00 am    Holy Eucharist: Rite II (Said)
9:00 am    Sunday School
9:15 am    Future of Saint George’s Forum (Part 2)
10:30 am  Holy Eucharist: Rite II (Sung)

Monday, September 18
8:30 am   Meals on Wheels
5:00 pm   Belleville Philharmonic Rehearsal

Wednesday, September 20
8:00 am   Reunion Group
8:30 am   Meals on Wheels
9:30 am   Holy Eucharist, Chapel
5:30 pm   Choristers
7:30 pm   Choir Rehearsal
Dragon Newsletter Deadline

Friday, September 22
8:30 am   Meals on Wheels

Sunday, September 24
Pentecost 16
8:00 am    Holy Eucharist: Rite II (Said)
9:00 am    Sunday School
9:15 am    Rector’s Forum
10:30 am  Holy Eucharist: Rite II (Sung)
11:30 am  Pantry Committee



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