2019 Palm Sunday, Holy Week & Easter

Walk the pilgrim’s path during Holy Week and Easter. The Journey begins on Palm Sunday with Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and culminates in the Eucharists of Easter Day. Liturgies of the week retell the death and resurrection of Christ in words, music, art and drama:

 

SUNDAY OF THE PASSION: PALM SUNDAY – April 14

8:00 am – Holy Eucharist: Rite II with the Blessing of the Palms & Passion Narrative (said)

10:30 am – Holy Eucharist: Rite II with the Blessing of the Palms & Passion Narrative (sung)

 

WEDNESDAY IN HOLY WEEK – April 17

9:30 am – Holy Eucharist: Rite II (said)

 

MAUNDY THURSDAY – April 18

7:00 pm – Holy Eucharist: Rite II with the Mandatum and Stripping of the Altar

 

GOOD FRIDAY – April 19

12:10 pm – Stations of the Cross (Procession begins at St. Luke Roman Catholic Church)

A soup luncheon follows at St. George’s

7:00 pm – The Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday with Passion Narrative

Joint liturgy with St. Mark Lutheran Church

 

HOLY SATURDAY – April 20

8:00 pm – The Great Paschal Vigil of Easter

Joint celebration with and held at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 111

O’Fallon – Troy Road, O’Fallon, IL

 

SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION: EASTER DAY– April 21

8:00 am – Holy Eucharist: Rite II with hymns

9:30 am – Easter Egg Hunt

10:30 am – Festival Eucharist with music

 

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St. George’s News – April 14

Christian Education

Sunday School: At 9 a.m., children and youth gather in the chapel for singing. Youngsters then break into groups for lessons. Kids ages 3 years old—3rd grade learn and grow through Godly Play. 4th graders and older children explore Christianity through the Connect Curriculum.

Adult Forum: This morning, Fr. Coleman will discuss the significance of the days of Holy Week. The Forum meets at 9:15 a.m. in the Parish Hall.

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

Easter 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 Monday, April 15. All dedications will be printed in the Easter service leaflet.

Saint Margaret’s Altar Guild will meet on Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m. to prepare the sanctuary for Easter. Volunteers are needed. Please contact Maryann Fernandez for additional information.

Book Group meets on April 25, 5:30 p.m. at the home of Betsy Rogers. The book for discussion is The Physician by Noah Gordon. Pizza will be provided and members are asked to contribute toward the cost of the pizza. Newcomers are always welcome.

Holy Week and Easter   2019    

WEDNESDAY IN HOLY WEEK – April 17

9:30 am – Holy Eucharist: Rite II (said)

 

MAUNDY THURSDAY – April 18

7:00 pm – Holy Eucharist: Rite II with the Mandatum and Stripping of

the Altar

 

GOOD FRIDAY – April 19

12:10 pm – Stations of the Cross (Procession begins at St. Luke Roman

                   Catholic Church)

A Soup luncheon follows this liturgy at St. George’s.

7:00 pm – The Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday with Passion Narrative

                  Joint liturgy with St. Mark Lutheran Church

 

HOLY SATURDAY: – April 20

8:00 pm – The Great Paschal Vigil and First Eucharist of Easter

                   Held at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church,

                   111 O’Fallon – Troy Road, O’Fallon, IL

 

SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION: EASTER DAY– April 21

8:00 am – Holy Eucharist: Rite II (with hymns)

9:30 am – Easter Egg Hunt

10:30 am – Festival Chorale Eucharist

This Week

 

Palm Sunday, April 14

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

9:00 am   Sunday School and Child Care

9:15 am   Adult Forum

Lambeth Study

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

6:00 pm   Bible Study

 

Monday, April 15

8:30 am   Meals on Wheels

 

Tuesday, April 16

8:30 am   Meals on Wheels

 

Wednesday, April 17

9:30 am   Dist. 118 Food Drive Delivery

9:30 am   Holy Eucharist (chapel)

5:30 pm   Choristers’ Rehearsal

7:30 pm   Choir Rehearsal

Maundy Thursday, April 18

7:00 pm   Liturgy of Maundy Thursday

 

Good Friday, April 19

12:10 pm   Stations of the Cross (procession begins at St. Luke Catholic

                 Church) & Soup Luncheon at St. George’s

7:00 pm   Liturgy of Good Friday

 

Holy Saturday, April 20

9:00 am   Altar Guild Workday

8:00 pm   Great Vigil of Easter at St. Michael’s, O’Fallon, IL

 

Easter Day

Sunday, April 21

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

9:30 am   Easter Egg Hunt

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

 

 

St. George’s News – April 7

Announcements

Sunday School: At 9 a.m., children and youth gather in the chapel for singing. Youngsters then break into groups for lessons. Kids ages 3 years old—3rd grade learn and grow through Godly Play. 4th graders and older children explore Christianity through the Connect Curriculum.

Adult Forum: During Lent, the Adult Forum is participating in Lent Madness. This educational and fun program/game is designed to teach and inspire participants.  The Forum meets at 9:15 a.m. in the Parish Hall.

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

Lenten Thursdays: On Thursday, April 11, Mark Waight and sons will present the concluding program of St. George’s Lenten series. The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. with a soup supper and the presentation starts at 6:45 p.m.

Festive Flowers for Easter Easter 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 Monday, April 15. All dedications will be printed in the Easter service leaflet.

Saint Margaret’s Altar Guild will meet on Saturday, April 13 and Saturday, April 20 to prepare the sanctuary for Palm Sunday and Easter. Volunteers are needed. Both workdays begin at 9 a.m. Please contact Maryann Fernandez for additional information.

Worship on Weekdays In addition to Sunday Eucharists, Saint George’s also offers a Eucharist on Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m. On Fridays in Lent, follow the Way of the Cross, 12:10 p.m. in the sanctuary.

2019 Parish Directories are now available. They can be found on the information table in the Canterbury Room.

Lawn Care Opportunities: Volunteers are needed to mow and trim the church grounds. For information or to volunteer, contact Joe Hooten or Henry Evans.

 

This Week

Sunday, April 7

Lent 5

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

9:00 am   Sunday School and Child Care

9:15 am   Adult Forum

Lambeth Study

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

6:00 pm   Bible Study

 

Monday, April 8

8:30 am   Meals on Wheels

5:00 pm   Youth Orchestra

 

Tuesday, April 9

8:30 am   Meals on Wheels

6:30 pm   Mission Leadership Team

 

Wednesday, April 10

9:30 am   Holy Eucharist (chapel)

5:30 pm   Choristers’ Rehearsal

7:30 pm   Choir Rehearsal

 

Thursday, April 11

6:00 pm   Lenten Soup Supper and Forum

 

Friday, April 12

12:10 pm   Stations of the Cross

 

Saturday, April 13

9:00 am   Altar Guild Workday

 

Sunday, April 14

Palm Sunday

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

9:00 am   Sunday School and Child Care

9:15 am   Adult Forum

Lambeth Study

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

6:00 pm   Bible Study

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saint George’s News – March 31

Christian Education

Sunday School: At 9:00 a.m., children and youth gather for singing in the chapel. Youngsters then break into groups for lessons. Kids ages 3 years old—3rd grade learn and grow through Godly Play. 4th graders and older children explore Christianity through the Connect curriculum.

Adult Forum: During Lent, the Adult Forum is participating in Lent Madness. This educational and fun program/game is designed to teach and inspire participants.  The Forum meets at 9:15 a.m. in the Parish Hall.

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

 

Lenten Thursdays

Meeting Jesus in the Margins:

Meditations on Matthew 25

   April 4 I was sick and you took care of me    

Sarah Surrey

   April 11     I was in prison and you visited me

Mark Waight and Sons

Join Saint George’s parish and special guest speakers for Lenten Thursdays. Evenings begin at 6:00 p.m. with soup suppers. The presentations commence at 6:45 p.m. Sign-up sheets for setup, cleanup and soup donations are located in the Parish Hall.

Join the Winning Teams;

Score Big with these Service Opportunities!

Saint George’s/St. Mark Spring Workday!

Saturday, April 6

9 am – 1 pm

Rain-Day: April 13, 9 am – 1 pm

Coffee and donuts will be available.

This workday is focused on preparing the buildings and grounds for Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter Sunday.

Adorn the Sanctuary

Saturdays: April 13 & 20

9 am

Saint Margaret’s Altar Guild is preparing the Sanctuary for Palm Sunday and Easter. Volunteers are needed for both days. Please contact Maryann Fernandez for additional information.

 

Worship on Weekdays In addition to Sunday Eucharists, Saint George’s also offers a Eucharist on Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m. On Fridays in Lent, follow the Way of the Cross, 12:10 p.m. in the sanctuary. Stations of the Cross is jointly observed by St. George’s, St. Mark and St. Luke R.C. churches.

 

2019 Parish Directories are now available. They can be found on the information table in the Canterbury Room.

This Week

 

Sunday, March 31

Lent 4

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

9:00 am   Sunday School and Child Care

9:15 am   Adult Forum

Lambeth Study

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

6:00 pm   Bible Study

 

Monday, April 1

8:30 am   Meals on Wheels

 

Tuesday, April 2

5:00 am   Election Day Polling in the Parish Hall

8:30 am   Meals on Wheels

6:30 pm   OSL

 

Wednesday, April 3

9:30 am   Holy Eucharist (chapel)

5:30 pm   Choristers’ Rehearsal

7:30 pm   Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, April 4

6:00 pm   Lenten Soup Supper and Forum

 

Friday, April 5

12:10 pm   Stations of the Cross

 

Saturday, April 6

9:00 am   Parish Work Day

6:00 pm   SHINE Contemporary Worship in the Chapel

 

 

Sunday, April 7

Lent 5

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

9:00 am   Sunday School and Child Care

9:15 am   Adult Forum

Lambeth Study

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

6:00 pm   Bible Study

Girl Scouts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lend a Hand! 2019 Spring Workday

We need your help!

The St George’s/St Mark Joint Property Committee has designated Saturday, April 6 as a Spring Workday. This workday is focused on preparing the buildings and grounds for Easter Sunday and the associated festivities. Preparations include outdoor cleanup/remediation of the property (grass cutting, scrub trimming, leaf raking, planting flowers, limb removal, etc.), and facility cleanup (window cleaning, painting, etc.).

The Details

Date: Saturday, April 6

Time: 9 am – 1 pm (Work the entire event or part of the event.)

Rain-Day: April 13, 9 am – 1 pm

Perks: Coffee and donuts will be available.

 

 

 

What’s Happening at St. G’s? March 24

This Morning

Sunday School: At 9:00 a.m., children and youth gather for singing in the chapel. Youngsters then break into groups for lessons. Kids ages 3 years old—3rd grade learn and grow through Godly Play. 4th graders and older children explore Christianity through the Connect curriculum.

Adult Forum: During Lent, the Adult Forum is participating in Lent Madness. This educational and fun program/game is designed to teach and inspire participants.  The Forum meets at 9:15 a.m. in the Parish Hall.

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

 

Looking Ahead

Lenten Thursdays:  Join Saint George’s parish and special guest speakers for Lenten Thursdays. Evenings begin at 6:00 p.m. with soup suppers and presentations commence at 6:45 p.m. Sign-up sheets for setup, cleanup and soup donations are located in the Parish Hall. See the schedule on the next page.

 

Stations of the Cross On Fridays in Lent, follow the way of the cross, 12:10 p.m. in the sanctuary. Stations of the Cross is jointly observed by St. George’s, St. Mark and St. Luke R.C. churches.

 

Lenten Thursdays

6:00 p.m. Soup Supper

6:45 p.m. Talks

 

Meeting Jesus in the Margins:

Meditations on Matthew 25

 

March 28         I was naked and you gave me clothing                 

Speaker TBD

 

   April 4           I was sick and you took care of me    

Speaker: Sarah Surrey

 

   April 11     I was in prison and you visited me

Mark Waight and Sons

 

Organ Concert: On Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m., our music director and organist, Nancy Ypma, will be giving a concert in Bothwell Chapel at McKendree University. Admission is free. All are invited!

 

2019 Parish Directories are now available. They can be found on the center table in the Canterbury Room.

 

Standing Notices

Child Care is available for infants and young children through age six. The nursery (Education Building 2nd Floor) is open on Sunday mornings from 9:00 am to 11:45 am.

Assistive Listening Devices and large print copies of the Book of Common Prayer are available. Please ask an usher for assistance.

Rest Rooms are located downstairs in the Parish Hall. The Parish Hall can be accessed by the steps or the elevator.

 

This Week

 

Sunday, March 24

Lent 3

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

9:00 am   Sunday School and Child Care

9:15 am   Adult Forum

Lambeth Study

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

6:00 pm   Bible Study

 

Monday, March 25

8:30 am   Meals on Wheels

6:00 pm   Scouts, Parish Hall

 

Tuesday, March 26

8:30 am   Meals on Wheels

6:00 pm   Toddhall Board

 

Wednesday, March 27

8:30 am   Meals on Wheels

9:30 am   Holy Eucharist (chapel)

5:30 pm   Choristers’ Rehearsal

7:30 pm   Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, March 28

6:00 pm   Lenten Soup Supper and Forum

 

Friday, March 29

12:10 pm   Stations of the Cross

 

Saturday, March 30

1:00 pm   St. Mark Game Day, Parish Hall

 

 

Sunday, March 31

Lent 4

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

9:00 am   Sunday School and Child Care

9:15 am   Adult Forum

Lambeth Study

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

6:00 pm   Bible Study

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. George’s News – March 17

 

Welcome to Saint George’s!

Saint George’s Episcopal Church is happy to have you joining us in worship. If you are visiting, please sign the guest book in the Canterbury Room (narthex). After the Eucharist, please join us for coffee in the parish hall.

This Morning

Sunday School: At 9:00 a.m., children and youth gather for singing in the chapel. Youngsters then break into groups for lessons. Kids ages 3 years old—3rd grade learn and grow through Godly Play. 4th graders and older children explore Christianity through the Connect curriculum.

Adult Forum: During Lent, the Adult Forum is participating in Lent Madness. This educational and fun program/game is designed to teach and inspire participants.  The Forum meets at 9:15 a.m. in the Parish Hall.

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

Lenten Thursdays

6:00 p.m. Soup Suppers

6:45 p.m. Talks

Meeting Jesus in the Margins:

Meditations on Matthew 25

 

  • March 21          I was a stranger and you welcomed me: Speaker TBD

 

  • March 28         I was naked and you gave me clothing: Speaker TBD

 

  •    April 4         I was sick and you took care of me: Speaker Sarah Surrey

 

  •    April 11     I was in prison and you visited me: Speakers Mark Waight and Sons

 

Anyone who wishes to donate soup or help with setup and cleanup is asked to sign-up on the chart in the parish hall.

Stations of the Cross On Fridays in Lent, follow the way of the cross, 12:10 p.m. in the sanctuary. Stations of the Cross is jointly observed by St. George’s, St. Mark and St. Luke R.C. churches.

Organ Concert: On Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m., our music director and organist, Nancy Ypma, will be giving a concert in Bothwell Chapel at McKendree University. Admission is free. All are invited!

Thank You! Saint George’s Parish extends a big “Thank You” to Liz Briesacher. Liz purchased a beautiful new water fountain for the office. Her gift is greatly appreciated.

Book Club and WEDG will not meet during Lent. Both groups will reconvene in April.

Standing Notices

Child Care is available for infants and young children through age six. The nursery (Education Building 2nd Floor) is open on Sunday mornings from 9:00 am to 11:45 am.

Assistive Listening Devices and large print copies of the Book of Common Prayer are available. Please ask an usher for assistance.

Rest Rooms are located downstairs in the Parish Hall. The Parish Hall can be accessed by the steps or the elevator.

This Week

Sunday, March 17

Lent 2

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

9:00 am   Sunday School and Child Care

9:15 am   Adult Forum

Lambeth Study

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

6:00 pm   Bible Study

Girl Scouts

 

Monday, March 18

8:30 am   Meals on Wheels

 

Tuesday, March 19

8:30 am   Meals on Wheels

 

Wednesday, March 20

8:30 am   Meals on Wheels

9:30 am   Holy Eucharist (chapel)

5:30 pm   Choristers’ Rehearsal

7:30 pm   Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, March 21

6:00 pm   Lenten Soup Supper and Forum

 

Friday, March 22

12:10 pm   Stations of the Cross

 

Sunday, March 24

Lent 3

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

9:00 am   Sunday School and Child Care

9:15 am   Adult Forum

Lambeth Study

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

6:00 pm   Bible Study

 

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