Bulletin Announcements for Sunday, June 3rd 2012

ATHANASIAN CREED

We will  recite the Athanasian Creed in place of the Nicene Creed this morning.  Please refer to the insert.

 

The Catholic Church in the Anglican tradition uses three creeds in her worship: the Apostle’s Creed; the Nicene Creed; and the Athanasian Creed.  The Athanasian Creed is named after St. Athanasius, though it probably was not written by him.  The creed is recited on certain feast days, such as Trinity Sunday.  It remains an authorized statement of right belief, with a short and clear exposition of the doctrines of the Trinity of the Persons of God, and the twofold nature in the one Divine Person of Jesus Christ.

 

FATHER HINES’ ENQUIRERS CLASS BEGINS TODAY, JUNE 3RD, 9:25 – 10:10 AM

This is a nine week course for those enquiring about membership and parishioners wishing to learn more about the Mass. While the emphasis will be on the Mass other topics will include a history of St. George’s parish and the Anglican Church. The textbook is Fr. Greer’s Commentary on the Mass; cost is $5 to be paid at the 1st class.

 

St. George's Anglican Communion Rail

NEW ALTAR RAIL AND SHELVES TO BE DEDICATED TODAY DURING THE ANNOUNCEMENTS AT 10:30 AM SERVICE.  ICON OF ST. GEORGE TO BE DISPLAYED AT ITS PERMANENT LOCATION:  See below for more information about these wonderful gifts.

BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY BLESSINGS OFFERED NEXT SUNDAY, JUNE 10TH

KICK OFF THE SUMMER SEASON WITH A BARBECUE AND MEN’S CAKE AUCTION!  IT IS NEXT SUNDAY!!!

St. Anne’s Guild is preparing a barbecue after the 10:30 am service on Sunday, June 10.  The price is $10.00 per person.  Children 12 and under are free.  Following lunch there will be the traditional Men’s Cake Auction.  Please let us know if you will attend.  A sign-up sheet is located on the patio.

 

NOW FORMING: PASTORAL CARE NETWORK

Rebecca Andrews has volunteered to lead a new program to address special needs within our parish.  These might be sick, shut-in, hospitalized, elderly or other needs.  Rebecca is seeking members who can help with visits, meal preparation, reading, phone calls, etc.  A sign-up sheet is located on the patio.  All ages are encouraged to participate.  If you have any questions, please speak with Father Hines or Rebecca.

 

YOUTH BIBLE STUDY CLASS ATTENDS MASS TODAY

SYNOD ART CONTEST

Today the Sunday School children are asked to design entries for the annual art contest.  Students are to depict St. George Slaying the Dragon. The posters will be judged at the Synod (June 12-14) and 1st place entries will win a prize.

 

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

June 12-14  – Diocesan Synod 2012, Renaissance Hotel, Tulsa, Okla.

August 18 – Summer Theater at Spring Mountain Ranch: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat

October 20 – Annual Parish Picnic, Lone Mountain Park

 THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE

Wednesday, June 6 – Evening Prayer 5:45 pm, Mass 6:00 pm

Women’s Bible Study, 7:00—9:00 pm

Sunday, June 10 – Mass at 8:00 am and 10:30 am

Annual Cake Auction and Barbecue after 10:30 service

Sunday School, with Nursery at 10:30 service

Father Hines’ Enquirers Class, 9:25-10:10 am

Screwtape Letters Study 9:25-10:15 am

 

 

COMMUNION RAIL

Our beautiful new Communion rail has been given by John Davis and his sister, Sister Ann Davis, in loving memory of their parents and to their dear friend, Sister Mary Luke. Sister Mary Luke was known for her love of children, particularly the less fortunate. She worked tirelessly to bring them to Christ and to meet their most basic needs. John and Sister Ann expressed a desire for something beautiful for St. George’s in Sister Mary Luke’s memory. The engraving on the Communion rail reads: “We thank thee, O Lord, for all those who minister to God’s children…” (Epistle side); “Given to the greater Glory of Almighty God and in thanksgiving for families…” (Gospel side).

Fr. Greer was very interested in the commissioning of the new Communion rail and he offered an explanation of its significance in his Commentary on the Mass. An excerpt of what he had to say, along with photos of the inscriptions on the railing, can be found on our church website (it may be a few days before this is posted). Go to stgeorgeanglican.org.  Look up category, “New Communion Rail” under the navigation tab, “Worship.”

ICON OF ST. GEORGE

The beautiful reproduction of a sixteenth century Russian icon of St. George has found its home in the church sanctuary. The icon was given anonymously by a parishioner to the greater glory of almighty God and in memoriam of Father Yates C. Greer, the faithful priest and loving, caring pastor.  The icon was unveiled and blessed during the Bishop’s visit on St. George’s Day. Please visit our church website to read Judith Greer’s letter expressing her gratitude for all of the love and support she has received from parishioners. Go to the navigation tab “Worship” and look for the sub-heading, “The Great Teacher – Fr. Yates C. Greer” (please wait a few days for this posting).

 

NEW VOTIVE CANDLE SHELVES 

The two votive candle shelves under the della Robbia sculpture of the Blessed Virgin with Child and the icon of St. George were given by Janie Brown in loving memory of her mother, Mary Jane Miller. Mary Jane had a unique calling for intercessory prayer. She often petitioned for the intercessions of the mother of Our Lord while praying the rosary. The Anglican Church has always encouraged intercessory prayer including petitioning for the prayers of the saints who have passed into eternity. The lighting of candles at icons of saints is also an early Church practice offering the faithful a helpful devotional.

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