Announcements – Feb 25

Today

Sunday School: The Children and youth gather in the Chapel at 9:00 am for singing. Participants then break into groups for lessons. Ages 3-5 use the Godly Play curriculum. Older children and teens use specially prepared (age-appropriate) lessons.

Adult Forum: Meets from 9:15-10:15 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Beginning this week, The Adult Forum will be preparatory instruction for confirmation. Through discussion, lecture, and various exercises, the class will explore Christianity, the Episcopal Church, theology, spiritual practices, and the Anglican tradition. The class is open to anyone pursuing confirmation and to all parishioners.

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.

Upcoming Events

Lenten Thursdays: Join various guest speakers and fellow parishioners for Lenten Thursdays. Evenings begin with a soup supper at 6 p.m., a talk is presented at 6:45 p.m., finishing up around 8:00 p.m. This year, several newly ordained priests will discuss Why I Am a Priest in Today’s Church, and Bishop Daniel H. Martins will examine various aspects of reaffirmation.

Soup Suppers: Please consider making a pot of soup for the Lenten Thursday meals. A sign-up sheet is posted in the Parish Hall.

Stations of the Cross

Fridays in Lent – 12:10 p.m.

St. Luke Roman Catholic Church – 301 N Church St., Belleville, IL

2018 Parish Directory: A new parish directory will be published in March. A draft is located in the Canterbury Room. Please review the draft to update your information.

 

This Week

Sunday, February 25

Lent 2

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

9:00 am   Sunday School

Childcare available

9:15 am   Adult Forum

Lambeth Study

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

 

Monday, February 26

8:30 am   Meals on Wheels

 

Tuesday, February 27

8:00 am   Meals on Wheels

6:00 pm   Todd Hall Board

 

Wednesday, February 28

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

 

Thursday, March 1

10:00 am   ICAN

6:00 pm   Soup Supper and Lenten Forum

 

Friday, March 2

12:10 pm   Stations of the Cross (St. Luke Catholic Church)

 

Sunday, March 4

Lent 3

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

9:00 am   Sunday School

Childcare available

9:15 am   Adult Forum

Lambeth Study

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

 

 

 

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Announcements – Feb. 18

Today

Sunday School: The Children and youth gather in the Chapel at 9:00 am for singing. Participants then break into groups for lessons. Ages 3-5 use the Godly Play curriculum. Older children and teens use specially prepared (age-appropriate) lessons. 

Adult Forum: Meets from 9:15-10:15 a.m. in the Parish Hall. For the next three weeks, Father Coleman will present “Slides from the Holy Land.” Everyone is welcome.

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.

Stations of the Cross: During Lent, Stations of the Cross will be held weekly at St. Luke Catholic Church, Belleville. This service is observed jointly with St. Luke Catholic Church, St. George’s Episcopal Church, and St. Mark Lutheran Church. Pastor Brian Robison will lead the service on Friday, February 23, 12:10 p.m. Saint Luke is located at 301 N Church St.

Lenten Series

Saint George’s annual Lenten Series is held on Thursdays with weekly presentations and discussion following a soup supper. As in years past, these evenings begin with a light soup supper at 6:00 pm, Program starts around 6:45 pm, finishing up around 8 pm.

 

2018 Series

February 22        The Church as the Body of Christ

The Right Reverend Daniel H. Martins

(Bishop of the Diocese of Springfield)

 

March 1               Why I Am a Priest in Today’s Church

The Reverend Caleb Roberts – 29 Years Old

(Curate, Emmanuel Church, Champaign, IL)

 

March 8                Why I Am a Priest in Today’s Church

The Reverend Benjamin Hankinson – 31 Years Old

(Vicar, Trinity Church, Mount Vernon, IL)

 

March 15              The Church in the Holy Spirit

The Right Reverend Daniel H. Martins

 

March 22               Why I Am a Priest in Today’s Church

The Reverend Zachary Brooks – 35 Years Old

(Rector, Trinity Church, Jacksonville, IL)

Please consider making a large pot of soup. A sign-up sheet is posted in the Parish Hall.

This Week

Sunday, February 18

Lent 1

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

9:00 am   Sunday School

Childcare available

9:15 am   Adult Forum

Lambeth Study

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

 

Monday, February 19

Office Closed

8:30 am   Meals on Wheels

 

Tuesday, February 20

8:00 am   Meals on Wheels

Newsletter Deadline

 

Wednesday, February 21

8:00 am   Reunion Group

8:30 am   Meals on Wheels

5:30 pm   Choristers

7:30 pm   Choir Rehearsal

 

Thursday, February 22

6:00 pm   Soup Supper and Lenten Forum

 

Friday, February 23

12:10 pm   Stations of the Cross (St. Luke Catholic Church, Belleville, IL)

 

Sunday, February 25

Lent 2

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

9:00 am   Sunday School

Childcare available

9:15 am   Adult Forum

Lambeth Study

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

 

 

 

Announcements – Feb. 3 & 4

Saturday, Feb. 3

The SHINE Service takes place at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3.  This “contemporary” service is held in the chapel.  Dress is casual! Pastor Brian Robison of St. Mark Lutheran Church will preach and celebrate.

Sunday, Feb. 4

Sunday School: The Children and youth gather in the Chapel at 9:00 am for singing. Participants then break into groups for lessons. Ages 3-5 use the Godly Play curriculum. Older children and teens use specially prepared (age-appropriate) lessons. 

Adult Forum: Please join Nancy Ypma, Saint George’s Organist and Choirmaster, as she presents her final presentation on Historical Happenings and Music Masterpieces from 9:15-10:05 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Everyone is welcome.

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 altar flowers and candle are given to the Glory of God and in thanksgiving for the 22nd. birthday of Betsy Lynk and the 35th. anniversary of Ed and Cindy Lynk.

White Chili: Saint George’s White Chili is ready! Pick up pre-paid orders between noon and 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Chili may also be purchased for $10 per quart while supplies last. Proceeds will benefit Beacon Ministries.

Liturgical Commission: The liturgical committee will meet after the 10:30 a.m. Eucharist in the conference room.

Mary Ann Karch

Saint George’s expresses sympathy to the family of parishioner Mary Ann Karch, who died on January 28. She was the wife of William Karch. A memorial service was held on Wednesday, January 31 at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home.

A Scout is Reverent

“A Scout is Reverent.”  This is the 12th point of the Scout Law where each scout reaffirms their belief in God. St. George’s will collect a special offering to support the Protestant Committee on Scouting following the services on Scout Sunday, February 4th. The offering will help cover expenses of the Committee which provides worship leaders for weekend and long term camps, promotes and supports the Scouting Religious Awards program, and provides annual recognition of all scouts who earn their Religious Award. Please help us support this important ministry.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Get ready from some good fun, food, and fellowship! The youth of Saint George’s will sponsor the annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake dinner on February 13. All-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage will be served. This event takes place in the parish hall from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. There is no charge but a free will offering will be taken. The offering is contributed to Saint George’s Lenten Offering.

Saint George’s/Saint Mark Food Pantry

Volunteer: The St. George’s/St. Mark food pantry needs a volunteer to serve on the first Wednesday of each month. Substitutes are also needed. For additional information, or if you would like to “volunteer,” please contact the parish office or Joan Barnes.

Restock the Shelves: The food pantry needs the following items: tooth paste and soup. Bring your donations to the pantry desk in the office.

 

This Week

 

Sunday, February 4

Epiphany 5

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

9:00 am   Sunday School

Childcare available

9:15 am   Adult Forum

Lambeth Study

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

Liturgical Committee Meeting (follows the 10 a.m. Eucharist)

12:00 pm   Chili Pickup

 

Monday, February 5

8:30 am   Meals on Wheels

6:30 pm   Order of Saint Luke (Conference Room)

 

Wednesday, February 7

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

 

Sunday, February 11

Last Sunday after the Epiphany

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

9:00 am   Sunday School

Childcare available

9:15 am   Adult Forum

Lambeth Study

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

 

Lententide 2018

Wednesday, February 14

Ash Wednesday

Imposition of Ashes & Holy Eucharist

9:30 am (Chapel) & 7:00 pm (Sanctuary)

 

Soup Suppers & Lenten Forums

Begin Thursday, February 22.

See upcoming announcements form more details.

Announcements – January 28

Parish Luncheon & Annual Meeting

On, January 28, plan to attend the Parish Luncheon and Annual Meeting. The luncheon takes place immediately following the 10:30 a.m. Eucharist. The annual meeting follows lunch in the sanctuary. Child care is available.

Sunday School

The Children and youth gather in the Chapel at 9:00 am for singing. Participants then break into groups for lessons. Ages 3-5 use the Godly Play curriculum. Older children and teens use specially prepared (age-appropriate) lessons. 

Adult Forum

Please join Nancy Ypma, Saint George’s Organist and Choirmaster, as she leads part three of a presentation on Historical Happenings and Music Masterpieces from 9:15-10:05 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Everyone is welcome!

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.

Chili Pickup

Saint George’s White Chili is back for Super Bowl Sunday! Order your chili for pick‐up on Sunday, February 4, 12 -3 pm. The cost is $9 per quart when ordered in advance (with payment) and $10 per quart on February 4. Proceeds will benefit Beacon Ministries.

Liturgical Commission

On February 4, Following the 10:30 a.m. Eucharist, the liturgical commission will meet in the conference room. They will review the services of Christmas and preview the upcoming Lenten and Easter Seasons.

Flowers & Candles

Acknowledge loved ones and special occasions through the gift of flowers and/or the sanctuary candle. These gifts are given to the Glory of God and dedications are recognized weekly in the Sunday service leaflet. The flower and candle donation charts can be found on the bulletin board in the Canterbury Room.

Saint George’s/Saint Mark Food Pantry

Volunteer: The St. George’s/St. Mark food pantry needs a volunteer to serve on the first Wednesday of each month. Substitutes are also needed. For additional information, or if you would like to “volunteer,” please contact the parish office or Joan Barnes.

Restock the Shelves: The food pantry needs the following items: tooth paste and soup. Bring your donations to the pantry desk in the office.

 

 

This Week

 

Sunday, January 28

Epiphany 4

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

9:00 am   Sunday School

Childcare available

9:15 am   Adult Forum

Lambeth Study

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

12:00 pm   Luncheon & Annual Meeting

 

Monday, January 29

8:30 am   Meals on Wheels

 

Wednesday, January 31

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, February 1

10:00 am   ICAN

 

Sunday, February 4

Epiphany 5

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

9:00 am   Sunday School

Childcare available

9:15 am   Adult Forum

Lambeth Study

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

11:30 am   Liturgical Committee Meeting

12:00 pm   Chili Pickup

 

Announcements – January 21

Christian Education & Formation

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

Ages 3-5 use the Godly Play curriculum. Older children and teens use specially prepared (age-appropriate) lessons.

Adult Forum – Please join Nancy Ypma, Saint George’s Organist and Choirmaster, as she leads part two of a presentation on Historical Happenings and Music Masterpieces from 9:15-10:05 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Everyone is welcome!

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

The flowers are given to the Glory of God and in memory of Milton Haefner by Nolan Haefner and Ruth Markham.

 

Annual Parish Meeting: Sunday, January 28

Saint George’s Annual Meeting is scheduled for next Sunday, January 28. A luncheon will be served at noon, and the business meeting follows in the sanctuary. Child care will be provided. At this meeting, the past year is highlighted through official reports. The future is set into motion through presentations and elections.

Nominations are now being accepted for four positions on the Mission Leadership Team (Vestry). Saint George’s needs three members to serve three year terms and one member to serve a two year unexpired term. Positions are also available for deanery and synod representatives. Contact Steve Skaff or Brian Maves with nominations.

 

Gitty up ‘N go to the Longhorn steakhouse

The WEDG (Women’s Ecumenical Dining Group) will be gathering for Lunch at Longhorn Steakhouse 11:30 am on Thursday, January 25th. Longhorn is located at 6115 North Illinois (Hwy. 159) Fairview Heights, phone 394-8540. This is our final event before Lent. Please call the church office, 233-6320 for reservations (headcount). Please Come for Good Fun, Good Food, and Good Conversation.

 

Review and Preview

Following the 10:30 a.m. Eucharist, the liturgical commission will meet in the conference room. They will review the services of Christmas and preview the upcoming Lenten and Easter Seasons.

 

Read the Forward Day by Day

February-April Edition

Now Available!

Forward Day by Day Devotionals are available in the Canterbury Room. Issued quarterly, these booklets offer opportunity for daily reflection on the Christian life.

 

Chili Today, Hot Tamale!

Saint George’s White Chili is back for Super Bowl Sunday! Order your chili for pick‐up on Sunday, February 4, 12 -3 pm. The cost is $9 per quart when ordered in advance (with payment) and $10 per quart on February 4. Proceeds will benefit Beacon Ministries.

This Week

Sunday, January 21

Epiphany 3

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

9:00 am   Sunday School

Childcare available

9:15 am   Adult Forum

Lambeth Study

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

12:00 pm   Pantry Meeting

 

Monday, January 22

8:30 am   Meals on Wheels

 

 

Wednesday, January 24

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, January 25

11:30 am   WEDG Luncheon at Longhorn Steakhouse, Fairview Heights

 

Friday, January 26

8:30 am   Meals on Wheels

 

Sunday, January 28

Epiphany 4

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

9:00 am   Sunday School

Childcare available

9:15 am   Adult Forum

Lambeth Study

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

12:00 pm   Luncheon & Annual Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Chili Time! Super Bowl Sunday 2018

White Chili will be sold on Super Bowl Sunday, February 4, from noon until 3pm in the parish hall (carry out only).  The price is $9.00 per quart when ordered in advance and $10.00 per quart on February 4 (while supplies last).  To place orders, specify “mild” or “hot” when you submit your order.

Submit payment and order to:

St. George’s Episcopal Church
105 East D Street
Belleville, IL 62220

The proceeds will benefit Beacon Ministries.

 

Announcements – January 14

Annual Meeting & Parish Luncheon

Saint George’s Annual Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, January 28. A luncheon will be served at noon, and the business meeting follows in the sanctuary. Child care will be provided. At this meeting, official reports are presented and elections held for parish leadership positions.

Nominations are now being accepted for four positions on the Vestry. Saint George’s needs three members to serve three year terms and one member to serve a two year unexpired term. If you would like to nominate someone for Vestry, or if you would like to “run for office,” Please contact Steve Skaff or Brian Maves. Positions are also available for deanery and synod representatives.

Submit Annual Reports by January 15!

Committee and ministry reports are due to the church office by Monday, January 15. Reports may be e-mailed to stgeorgeoffice@sbcglobal.net. Hard copies will also be accepted.

Nunc Dimittis

Now, Lord, You Let Your Servant Go in Peace

St. George’s extends sympathy to the family of Lore Cook., former parishioner and wife of Ted Cook, who died on January 2, 2018. A memorial service will be held in Belleville, IL and Muncie, IN, in the upcoming spring.

 

Gitty up and go to the Longhorn steakhouse

The WEDG (Women’s Ecumenical Dining Group) will be gathering for Lunch at Longhorn Steakhouse 11:30 am on Thursday, January 25th. Longhorn is located at 6115 North Illinois (Hwy. 159) Fairview Heights, phone 394-8540. This is our final event before Lent. Please call the church office, 233-6320 for reservations (headcount). Please Come for Good Fun, Good Food, and Good Conversation.

 

It’s Chili Time!

Saint George’s White Chili is back for Super Bowl Sunday! Order your chili for pick‐up on Sunday, February 4, 12 -3 pm. The cost is $9 per quart when ordered in advance (with payment) and $10 per quart on February 4. A sign-up sheet is located in the Parish Hall. Proceeds will benefit Beacon Ministry.

 

This Week

Sunday, January 14

Epiphany 2

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

9:00 am   Sunday School

Childcare available

9:15 am   Adult Forum

Lambeth Study

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

 

Monday, January 15

8:30 am   Meals on Wheels

Annual Reports due to the Office

 

Wednesday, January 17

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

 

Friday, January 19

8:30 am   Meals on Wheels

 

Saturday, January 20

 

8:00 am   Pinewood Derby Workshop, Parish Hall

Newsletter Deadline

 

Sunday, January 21

Epiphany 3

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

9:00 am   Sunday School

Childcare available

9:15 am   Adult Forum

Lambeth Study

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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