Announcements – December 3

Welcome to Saint George’s!

We are happy to have you joining us in worship. If you are visiting, please sign the guest book in the narthex. After the Eucharist, please join us for refreshments in the parish hall.


Christian Education

Sunday School – Children and youth gather in the Chapel at 9:00 a.m. for singing and then proceed to classes. Children’s lessons come from the Godly Play curriculum, and special lessons are designed for youth.

Adult Forum – The Adult Forum is offered on Sunday mornings, 9:15 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Today, Nancy Friesen concludes her series on mental health and the implementation of spiritual disciplines. Next Sunday, Fr. Coleman begins a series on the Da Vinci Code.  

The Lambeth/African Bible Study – Saint George’s Lambeth Study convenes in the conference room, 9:15 a.m.. This meditative study focuses on the Gospel of the day.


Altar Flowers & Sanctuary Candle

The flowers are given to the Glory of God and in memory of Vincent and Alvera Zimmermann by Bill and Claudia Zimmermann.

The sanctuary candle is given to the Glory of God and in memory of Ida Olive Hadgkiss by Rosalind Holden.


The Angel Tree

Help the Needy at Christmas

Saint George’s parish, under the auspices of Lutheran Child and Family Services, participates annually in the Angel Tree Ministry. This outreach project was developed to provide gifts of clothing and toys to needy children. Angel Tree materials and instructions are located on a table in the Canterbury Room. Gifts must be returned by Sunday, December 11.


Cookies for Inmates

The  Ministry of Criminal Justice is asking local Churches to donate two dozen Christmas Cookies for inmates of the Saint Clair County Jail and the Juvenile Detention Center. The cookies should not contain peanuts, nuts, or peanut butter, as some people have allergies to these ingredients. Donations will be collected at Saint George’s on Sunday, December 10.

On Monday, December 11, 6:30 p.m., volunteers are needed to package cookies at Christ United Methodist Church. Christ Church is located at 339 Frank Scott Parkway East, Fairview Heights. The cookies are distributed to inmates as a reminder that God has not forgotten them and that He loves them.



The Women’s Ecumenical Dining Group will be gathering for DINNER at Bella Milano on Monday, December 18th at 6:00 pm. Bella Milano is located at 455 Regency Park Drive in O’Fallon, phone 624-0700. We will be celebrating this festive season of Advent as we await the birth of Jesus. If you would like to come to this “Dutch Treat” meal, please call the church office, 233-6320, for reservations (head count). So if you ladies are 18 or above ….. Come for Good Fun, Good Food, and Good Conversation.


Christmas Help Wanted!

Saint Margaret’s Altar Guild is decorating the church for Christmas on Saturday December 23, 9:00 a.m.—volunteers are needed! Please consider helping the altar guild. For additional information, contact Maryann Fernandez.


Envelopes Galore! 

2018 Offering Envelopes are available in the Canterbury Room. If you would like envelopes and have not requested them, please contact the church office.

Christmas Flower Envelopes can be found in the pews. Anyone wishing to donate flowers should fill out the front portion of the envelope and return it, with a check or cash, to the offering plate or the office by December 20.


Altar Flowers & Sanctuary Candle

2018 Forms Posted

Most weeks of the year, there is an opportunity to make an offering by contributing toward the cost of altar flowers that beautify our church and the Sanctuary Candle that signals the presence of the gifts in the ambry. These offerings can be made in honor or memory of a loved one and/or a special occasion. The new 2018 sign-up forms have been posted in the Canterbury Room. Donations may be placed in the offering plate or mailed to the parish office. All dedications will be acknowledged in the service leaflet.


Weekly Calendar 

Sunday, December 3

Advent 1

8:00 am   Holy Eucharist: Rite II (Said)

9:00 am   Sunday School

9:15 am   Adult Forum, Parish Hall (Nancy Friesen, Guest Presenter)

Lambeth Study, Conference Room

10:30 am   Holy Eucharist: Rite II (Sung)


Monday, December 4

8:30 am   Meals on Wheels

6:30 pm   Order of Saint Luke


Wednesday, December 6

8:00 am   Reunion Group

8:30 am   Meals on Wheels

9:30 am   Holy Eucharist: Rite II (Chapel)

5:30 pm   Choristers

7:30 pm   Choir Rehearsal


Thursday, December 7

10:00 am   ICAN


Friday, December 8

8:30 am   Meals on Wheels


Sunday, December 10

Advent 2

8:00 am   Holy Eucharist: Rite II (Said)

9:00 am   Sunday School

9:15 am   Adult Forum, Parish Hall

Lambeth Study, Conference Room

10:30 am   Holy Eucharist: Rite II (Sung)





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