Christmas Pageant-December 16

On Sunday, December 16, 2018, the Childrens’ Christmas Pageant will take place during the 10:30 a.m. Eucharist. The program includes colorful costumes, seasonal music, and a special skit. Please join us for this retelling of Christ’s birth.

 

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Saint George’s News-December 16

This Morning

The Flowers and Sanctuary Candle are given to the Glory of God and in thanksgiving for the 27th birthday of Eddy Lynk by his parents Ed and Cindy Lynk.

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 explore their faith through the Godly Play curriculum. 4th graders and older children learn and grow through the Connect Curriculum.

The Adult Forum gathers at 9:15 a.m. in the parish hall. This morning, Father Coleman will offer readings and comments from his new book.

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.

This morning, The Childrens’ Christmas Pageant will take place during the 10:30 a.m. Eucharist. The program includes colorful costumes, seasonal music, and a special skit. Please join us for this retelling of Christ’s birth.

Christmas Cookies for Saint Clair Country inmates will be collected today. Cookies should be placed in a special box in the Canterbury Room.

Looking Ahead

A service of Lessons and Carols will be held next Sunday, December 23 during the 10:30 a.m. Eucharist. At this service, the promise of Christmas is celebrated through readings and carols. The Holy Eucharist follows. Lessons and Carols was first used in 1898 at Truro Cathedral, and later adapted for use at King’s College Chapel. Please join us for this beautiful and historic liturgy.

The WEDG (Women’s Ecumenical Dining Group) will be celebrating Advent at our annual Dinner at Bella Milano at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 20. Bella Milano, phone 624-0700, is located at 455 Regency Park Drive, O’Fallon. Take time during this commercially busy and hectic time of year, to step back and enjoy the fellowship of your sisters in Christ, as we await the birth of our Lord. Reservations are a “must”. Please call the church office, 233-6320, to be included in the headcount. Come for Good Fun, Good Food, and Good Conversation.

Altar Guild Workdays (All workdays begin at 9:00 a.m.)

  • Saturday, December 22, Decorating
  • Monday, December 24, Final Sanctuary Preparations

Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteer drivers on Friday, December 21, 10:30 a.m. There are nine different routs that must be covered. It takes 1 to 1 1/2 hours to make deliveries. To volunteer, please contact David Buckley at 618-520-9333. Current volunteers, please note that Meals on Wheels will not operate on December 24 and 25.

For Your Information

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. All dedications will be printed in the Christmas bulletins.

Christmas Purse: At this time of the year, Saint George’s thanks the parish staff for their hard work through the Christmas Purse Offering. Donations can be placed in the offering plate, mailed to the office, or given electronically using Vanco. For more details about using Vanco, see the paragraph below.

Electronic Giving Now Available! You can now make donations online or using our mobile app! Credit card, debit card, and electronic transfers from either checking or savings are all accepted! One-time and recurring payments can be scheduled. Simply download the Vanco Services Give+ app from the Apple or Google app stores, search by zip code “62220,” and select “Saint George’s Episcopal Church.” Or click on the “Donate Online” link on the St. George’s website (https://stgeorges.wordpress.com/).

 

This Week

Sunday, December 16

Advent 3

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

9:00 am   Sunday School

Child Care Available

9:15 am   Adult Forum

Lambeth Study

10:30 am   Christmas Pageant and the Holy Eucharist: Rite II (Sung)

6:00 pm   Bible Study (Parish Hall)

Girl Scouts

 

Monday, December 17

8:30 am   Meals on Wheels

6:00 pm   Cub Scouts (parish hall)

 

Tuesday, December 18

8:30 am   Meals on Wheels

 

Wednesday, December 19

8:30 am   Meals on Wheels

5:30 pm   Choristers

7:30 pm   Choir Rehearsal

 

Thursday, December 20

6:00 pm   WEDG Christmas Dinner at Bella Milano

Dragon Deadline

 

Friday, December 21

8:30 am   Meals on Wheels

 

Saturday, December 22

9:00 am   Altar Guild Workday

 

Sunday, December 23

Advent 4

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

9:00 am   Sunday School

Child Care Available

9:15 am   Adult Forum

Lambeth Study

10:30 am   Advent Lessons & Carols and the Holy Eucharist:

Rite II (Sung)

6:00 pm   Bible Study (Parish Hall)

 

 

 

Parish News-December 9

Today

The altar flowers are given to the Glory of God and in memory of Lawrence and Vivian Zander by Jim and Vivian Gillispie.

The Sanctuary Candle is given to the Glory of God and in thanksgiving for the birthday of Julie Behlmann by her parents Steve and Mary Mathus.

Sunday School: At 9:00 a.m., children and youth gather for singing in the chapel. Youngsters then break into groups for lessons.

The Adult Forum gathers at 9:15 a.m. in the parish hall. This morning, Father Coleman will offer readings and comments from his new book.

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.

 

Upcoming Events

On Sunday, December 16, during the 10:30 a.m. Eucharist, our children will reenact the Nativity of Our Lord at the annual Christmas Pageant. The program includes colorful costumes, seasonal music, and a special skit. Please join us for this retelling of Christ’s birth.

The Ministry of Criminal Justice is asking local church members to donate two dozen Christmas cookies for inmates at the Saint Clair County Jail and the Juvenile Detention Center. The cookies should not contain peanuts, nuts, or peanut butter, as some inmates have allergies to these ingredients. Donations will be collected at Saint George’s on Sunday, December 16.

On Monday, December 17, 6:30 p.m., volunteers are needed to package the cookies at Christ United Methodist Church, 339 Frank Scott Parkway East, Fairview Heights.

The WEDG (Women’s Ecumenical Dining Group) will be celebrating Advent at our annual Dinner at Bella Milano at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 20. Bella Milano, phone 624-0700, is located at 455 Regency Park Drive, O’Fallon. Take time during this commercially busy and hectic time of year, to step back and enjoy the fellowship of your sisters in Christ, as we await the birth of our Lord. Reservations are a “must”. Please call the church office, 233-6320, to be included in the headcount. Come for Good Fun, Good Food, and Good Conversation.

Altar Guild Workdays (All workdays begin at 9:00 a.m.)

  • Saturday, December 15, Catch-Up Day
  • Saturday, December 22, Decorating
  • Monday, December 24, Final Sanctuary Preparations

Christmas Purse: At this time of the year, Saint George’s thanks the parish staff for their hard work through the Christmas Purse Offering. Donations can be placed in the offering plate, mailed to the office, or given electronically using Vanco. For more details about using Vanco, see the paragraph below.

Electronic Giving Now Available! You can now make donations online or using our mobile app! Credit card, debit card, and electronic transfers from either checking or savings are all accepted! Simply download the Vanco Services Give+ app from the Apple or Google app stores, search by zip code “62220,” and select “Saint George’s Episcopal Church.” Or click on the “Donate Online” link on the St. George’s website (https://stgeorges.wordpress.com/).

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. All dedications will be printed in the Christmas bulletins.

2019 Offering Envelopes are available in the Canterbury Room. If you would like envelopes and have not requested them, please contact the church office.

This Week

Sunday, December 9

Advent 2

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

9:00 am   Sunday School

Child Care Available

9:15 am   Adult Forum

Lambeth Study

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

6:00 pm   Bible Study (Parish Hall)

 

Monday, December 10

8:30 am   Meals on Wheels

 

Tuesday, December 11

8:30 am   Meals on Wheels

7:00 pm   Mission Leadership Team

 

Wednesday, December 12

8:30 am   Meals on Wheels

5:30 pm   Choristers

7:30 pm   Choir Rehearsal

 

Saturday, December 15

9:00 am   Altar Guild Workday

 

Sunday, December 16

Advent 3

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

9:00 am   Sunday School

Child Care Available

9:15 am   Adult Forum

Lambeth Study

10:30 am   Christmas Pageant and the Holy Eucharist Rite II (Sung)

6:00 pm   Bible Study (Parish Hall)

Girl Scouts

 

 

 

 

 

Parish News-December 2

This Morning

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

This morning, Christian education for all ages resumes. For additional information, see the calendar at the bottom of this page.

Save these Dates

Altar Guild Workdays (All workdays begin at 9:00 a.m.)

  • Saturday, December 8, Hanging of the Greens and Tree Assembly
  • Saturday, December 15, Catch-Up Day
  • Saturday, December 22, Decorating
  • Monday, December 24, Final Sanctuary Preparations

Outreach

The Angel Tree: 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 the needy. Angel Tree materials and instructions are located on a table in the Canterbury Room. Gifts must be returned by Sunday, December 9.

The Ministry of Criminal Justice is asking local church members to donate two dozen Christmas cookies for inmates at the Saint Clair County Jail and the Juvenile Detention Center. The cookies should not contain peanuts, nuts, or peanut butter, as some inmates have allergies to these ingredients. Donations will be collected at Saint George’s on Sunday, December 16.

On Monday, December 17, 6:30 p.m., volunteers are needed to package the cookies at Christ United Methodist Church. Christ Church is located at 339 Frank Scott Parkway East, Fairview Heights. The cookies will be distributed to inmates as a reminder that God has not forgotten them and that He loves them.

What’s Going On at Saint G’s?

Book Group will meet on December 6, 5:30 p.m. at Joan Barnes’ home, 4 Tenth Fairway Court, Belleville, 233-0735. Members are asked to bring hors d’ oeuvres. The book for discussion is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peal Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Discussion will be lead by Betsy Rogers.

The WEDG (Women’s Ecumenical Dining Group) will be celebrating Advent at our annual Dinner at Bella Milano at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 20. Bella Milano, phone 624-0700, is located at 455 Regency Park Drive, O’Fallon. Take time during this commercially busy and hectic time of year, to step back and enjoy the fellowship of your sisters in Christ, as we await the birth of our Lord. Reservations are a “must”. Please call the church office, 233-6320, to be included in the headcount. Come for Good Fun, Good Food, and Good Conversation.

Christmas Purse: At this time of the year, Saint George’s thanks the parish staff for their hard work through the Christmas Purse Offering. Donations can be placed in the offering plate, mailed to the office, or donated electronically via the web page or mobile app! If you wish to make an E-Donation: Click on the “Donate Online” link on the church’s website (https://stgeorges.wordpress.com/), or download the Vanco Services Give+ app from the Apple or Google app stores, search by zip code “62220,” and select “Saint George’s Episcopal Church.” Then select “Christmas Purse” from the list of funds, and donate via credit card, debit card, or electronic transfer from checking or savings.

2019 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. All dedications will be printed in the Christmas bulletins.

This Week

Sunday, December 2

Advent 1

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

                 (Christian Education Resumes)

9:00 am   Sunday School

Child Care Available

9:15 am   Adult Forum

Lambeth Study

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

6:00 pm   Bible Study (Parish Hall)

Girl Scouts

 

Monday, December 3

8:30 am   Meals on Wheels

 

Tuesday, December 4

8:30 am   Meals on Wheels

6:30 pm   OSL (Kitchen)

7:00 pm   Endowment Fund Committee (Conference Room)

 

Wednesday, December 5

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 6

5:30 pm   Book Group (Joan Barnes’ Home)

 

Saturday, December 8

9:00 am   Altar Guild Workday

 

Sunday, December 9

Advent 2

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

9:00 am   Sunday School

Child Care Available

9:15 am   Adult Forum

Lambeth Study

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

6:00 pm   Bible Study (Parish Hall)

 

Saint George’s Headlines Nov. 25

This Morning

Flowers and Sanctuary Candle: The flowers are given to the Glory of God and in memory of Milton Haefner by Nolan Haefner and Ruth Markham. The Sanctuary Candle is given to the Glory of God and in thanksgiving for the Choristers and Choir by Nancy Ypma.

Today, Christian education classes are in recess. Classes will reconvene next Sunday morning.

Looking Ahead

Altar Guild Workdays (All workdays begin at 9:00 a.m.)

  • Saturday, December 1, Cleaning Day
  • Saturday, December 8, Hanging of the Greens and Tree Assembly
  • Saturday, December 15, Catch-Up Day
  • Saturday, December 22, Decorating
  • Monday, December 24, Final Sanctuary Preparations

On Wednesday, November 28, there will be no morning Eucharist. Wednesday Eucharists resume in December.

SHINE Contemporary Worship: Join members of Saint George’s and Saint Mark next Saturday, December 1 at 6:00 p.m. for less-formal worship with contemporary Christian music in the chapel.

The Angel Tree: 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 the needy. Angel Tree materials and instructions are located on a table in the Canterbury Room. Gifts must be returned by Sunday, December 9.

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. All dedications will be printed in the Christmas bulletins.

Book Group will meet on December 6, 5:30 p.m. at Joan Barnes’ home, 4 Tenth Fairway Court, Belleville, 233-0735. Members are asked to bring hors d’ oeuvres. The book for discussion is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peal Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Discussion will be lead by Betsy Rogers.

The WEDG (Women’s Ecumenical Dining Group) will be gathering for their Advent Dinner on Thursday, December 20, 6 p.m. Watch the announcements and newsletter for more details.

This Week

Sunday, November 25

Christ the King Sunday

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

Christian Education in Recess

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

6:00 pm   Bible Study (Parish Hall)

 

Monday, November 26

8:30 am   Meals on Wheels

6:00 pm   Cub Scouts

 

Tuesday, November 27

8:30 am   Meals on Wheels

6:00 pm   Toddhall Board

 

Wednesday, November 28

8:30 am   Meals on Wheels

No Eucharist

5:30 pm   Choristers

7:30 pm   Choir Rehearsal

 

Saturday, December 1

9:00 am   ECW Cleaning Day

6:00 pm   SHINE Service

 

Sunday, December 2

Advent 1

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

9:00 am   Sunday School

Child Care Available

9:15 am   Adult Forum

Lambeth Study

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

6:00 pm   Bible Study (Parish Hall)

Girl Scouts

 

 

 

 

 

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