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					                          Week of Dec 11—17, 2008

                         St. George Episcopal Church’s



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                                  2425 South Germantown Road
                                     Germantown, TN 38138
                                         (901) 754-7282


www.stgeorgesgermantown.org             Contact Us at communications@stgeorgesgermantown.org

TOP STORIES IN THIS WEEK’S TIP              EVENTS THIS SUNDAY                 DEC 14
BLUE CHRISTMAS                              BREAKFAST AND ALL THREE SERVICES
                                            THIS SUNDAY. FR. CROOK, CELE-
NEW YOUTH PASTOR                            BRANT AND PREACHER

CALL FOR VESTRY NOMINATIONS                 9:00 AM NEWCOMERS AND BUILD-
                                            INGS& GROUNDS COMMITTEES MEET
CHILDREN AND FAMILY MINISTRIES
PREPARE FOR CHRISTMAS PAGAENT               10:00 AM CANTERBURY CHOIR WILL
                                            SING BACH’S BEREITE DICH, ZION
EYC SPONSORS PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT
& SPAGHETTI LUNCHEON                        11:30 AM ADULT EDUCATION SERIES
                                            THE ADVENT PROPHETS BEGINS
INGATHERING FOR OUTREACH PRO-
JECTS: FOOD DRIVE, OPERATION JOY            12:00 NOON—SPAGHETTI LUNCHEON
AND CARE PACKAGES FOR TROOPS                (EYC FUNDRAISER) PLAN TO STAY FOR
                                            LUNCH
CHRISTMAS MEMORIAL FLOWER &
MUSIC OFFERINGS                             5:30 PM BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE
                                            WITH DINNER FOLLOWING
TOM FOX EXHIBIT IN THE ART GAL-
LERY
NEW YOUTH PASTOR
Adam Nelson joins staff
                     I'm happy to report that the Youth Council and I have selected and hired a new part time
                     Youth Pastor. Adam Nelson, a June 2008 graduate of the University of Chicago, with
                     experience as a Camp Counselor and Youth Leader brings skills, background and experi-
                     ence that promises to serve our young people and this parish well. My congratulations to
                     the Youth Council for providing long term interim leadership and for the work and
                     prayer that went into the interviews, selection and hire. This has been a monumental
                     work of love by very talented and dedicated parents. On all our behalf I thank Patty
                     Cowan, Karen Blocker, Sandra Thompson-Jaeger, Pat Gallagher, Drew and Melia Mur-
                     phy, Mary Livesay, and Laura Williams.

Adam’s title will be "Youth Pastor," to indicate he is to be a spiritual guide and friend to the teens, some-
thing more than an event planner, and he is confident in that role. He will be present most Sunday morn-
ings to make announcements and to take time to seek out and meet with our kids and new teens as they
visit and attend worship services. Please join me in welcoming Adam to our staff! ~GKS

    My life changed eight years ago, when I attended Happening as a tenth grader. Happening was my first youth event,
and it was the most fun I'd had with people my own age in years. Elsewhere, I'd been too awkward to belong, but there I
was welcome. God planted a seed in me that weekend, and when my family moved from Holy Apostles—where there
was no youth program—to St. Mary's Cathedral, the EYC program there cultivated that seed. What began as a source
of fun and support became an expression of my faith. While I attended the University of Chicago for college, the distance
from my home and church were difficult, but ties to my former youth leaders and peers kept me moving forward. I be-
came a youth leader myself during summers at Episcopal Day Camp and other events, and heard God calling me to
youth ministry. Now a graduate, I return with joy to my home diocese, ready to answer that call.

    At last Sunday evening's EYC (my first as your Youth Pastor), I found a strong program already in place. Nineteen
6th-12th graders enjoyed an evening of food, music, games, and a discussion of how we might make straight the paths of
the Lord. Our youth have thrived for the past year thanks to gifts of planning, resources, and hands-on involvement from
adult volunteers—and from the youth themselves. Now, we shall discover what plans the Lord has made for our commu-
nity! To fulfill those plans will take continued support from adults and, most importantly, participation by youth. If
you are in 6th-12th grade, read carefully: YOU are the reason I am here. Whether you have been to every EYC meeting,
or just once or never before, you matter to me. If you see me on Sunday, come talk to me! I'm a cool guy!      — Adam

BLUE CHRISTMAS THIS SUNDAY
Hope and Healing for the Holiday Season
        The Christmas season, in spite of the joy, merriment and festivities associated with it, is often diffi-
cult for people who’ve experienced a loss or major change in their life (death, divorce, job loss). As an offer-
ing of hope and healing for these individuals, the Pastoral Care Team is sponsoring a “Blue Christmas”
healing service, followed by a dinner, beginning at 5:30 pm on Sunday, December 14.
        The service will include healing elements of candle-lighting and prayer, while the dinner is an oppor-
tunity for informal fellowship. The menu will include lasagna, salad, bread and dessert. The service and din-
ner are open to anyone who feels the need for a time of peace and healing in this emotional season. While
dinner reservations are encouraged they are not required but can be made by calling the church office at 754
-7282 before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9.
OUTREACH INGATHERING THIS SUNDAY
Bring Your Gifts to Church
                   Boy Scouts Food Drive
                   When you go to the market this week, remember to add a few extra items to your cart.
                   The Memphis Food Bank is in need of items such as canned meats, including tuna,
                   stews, chicken & dumplings, chili, and Spam; soups, peanut butter, canned fruits and
                   vegetables and canned 100% juice. Bring your filled grocery bags to church this Sunday
                   or call Scoutmaster Don Hinshelwood at 268-3081 to arrange for pick up if you are un-
                   able to bring your bag to church. Scouts from our Troop 87 will deliver the food to the
Food Bank.

Operation Joy
If you selected an “ornament” to adopt a child from Emmanuel Episcopal Center this
Christmas, please bring your items from the child’s “wish” and “needs” list to church
this Sunday so that the gifts can be delivered. The Emmanuel Episcopal Center,
founded in 1989, provides inner city youth and adults with spiritual, educational, and
social direction. Operation Joy reaches out to these needy families, letting them know
that someone cares about them.


Care Packages for Soldiers
If you have collected items for the care packages, these should be dropped off at the church this week. EYC
members will be assembling the packages this Saturday to send to troops in Iraq. Suggested items are beef
jerky, good microwavable popcorn, nuts, Irish Spring soap, Marvel comic books, toothbrushes & tooth-
paste, small bottles of sun block and packages of dried fruit.


THIS WEEK & NEXT AT ST. GEORGE’S
Parents Night Out, Spaghetti Lunch on Sunday , Baptism and more
Parents Night Out
Friday, December 12th, 6-11pm. Take a night to spend time with that special person or go Christmas shop-
ping! EYC teens and their parents will be hosting a Parents Night Out on this Friday. Dinner (pizza, fruit,
and drink) and snacks for the kids will be provided. Cost per family: $25 first child, $10 second child, third
child free. Funds raised go to support the EYC summer mission trip. Please make reservations through the
church office.

Spaghetti Lunch
Sunday, December 14th, 11:30-1pm. Join us for a spaghetti lunch after church cooked and served by EYC
youth and parents. Donations accepted. This is a tasty fund-raiser for the EYC summer mission trip

Women’s Book Study
Tuesday, Dec 16 at 7 pm, call Amy Morse for location (756-5849).


St George’s Episcopal Preschool celebrates Christmas next Wednesday, Dec 17, with their an-
nual Christmas Pageant from 10—12. The preschool will then be closed for their holiday break

Baptisms Sunday, December 21st
Baptisms have been scheduled for Sunday, Dec 21 at the 10 am service.
    FROM THE TREASURER: We have a distinct possibility of ending the year in the red, because of shortfall in estimated
    giving. If you are behind on your estimate of giving, please, if you can, fulfill the amount before year’s end. We know
    that hard times are upon us, and we are grateful for all our parishioners have done. Still, if it is possible to meet your
    goal, know that all Christian giving is sacrificial, and serves the mission and ministry of God in Christ.



                                ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS
FLORAL AND MUSIC TRIBUTES FOR DECEMBER
A time to remember or honor friends and family
FLORAL AND MUSIC TRIBUTES FOR DECEMBER
                      This is a wonderful time of year to remember or honor friends and family through floral or mu-
                      sic gifts this Christmas. You should have received an Advent letter providing instructions and
                      envelops for this purpose and additional envelopes are available in the pews. Please mail your
                      gifts or place envelopes in the collection plate. A new liturgical year chart for flowers with
                      places to sign up in advance for any time in the next year is posted on the parish hall bulletin
                      board.

NEW ADULT EDUCATION SERIES “The Prophets of Advent”
The Advent Prophets Forthtell the Way to Christmas—Come Share the Journey!
Starts this Sunday
While most of us are familiar with the “Christmas Story” (from Luke 2), if nowhere else than from “A Charlie
Brown Christmas”, there are Old Testament writers who lead us toward the Christmas manger in the spirit of
Advent, urging and compelling us to prepare. Their stories, while not as poetic and familiar as Luke’s narrative,
are important for us as Christians to understand the significance of the Christmas event.

The prophets of Advent will be explored in a two-part Adult Education class on Sundays, December 14 and 21,
facilitated by Verlinda Henning. Join us after the 10 am service.

We’ll examine the nature of the Old Testament prophets, who were indeed more “forth tellers” than “foretellers”,
including Isaiah, Micah, Malachi and Zechariah, through learning about the prophets, their world, and their
vision of the coming Messiah.



STWEARDSHIP MESSAGE
Only by contributing our time, talents and financial resources can St. George’s    Financial Update
ministries continue to serve our parish, diocese and community. Sunday
morning offerings are vitally important to our ability to further the mission of   Income through November YTD                $524,190
Christ’s Church.                                                                   Expenses through November YTD               564,798
                                                                                     Difference                                -40,608
We encourage our members and those considering membership to give gener-
ously and with grateful hearts. Please see the contribution envelope in the        December Income Budget                      $50,744
                                                                                   Received through December 7                   14,646
pews for different ways you might assign your gifts.
                                                                                    Needed by December 31                      (36,098)
If you would like to make a contribution to St. George’s Memorial Fund please
                                                                                   Current Debt                               $838,652
contact Linda Miller, Chair of Memorials Committee at 767-2878. If you would        Building and Operating Loans as of November 30, 2008
like to consider including St. George’s in your estate planning, please contact
John Planchon, Chair of Endowment Trustees at 756-0135.
CHILDREN’S AND FAMILY MINISTRY IN DECEMBER
HARK! THE PAGEANT IS COMING! THE PAGEANT IS COMING!

PAGEANT REHEARSALS
All the rehearsals are on Sundays in Dec. during the Sunday School hour, 11 am to12 noon.
In addition, on Sat. Dec. 20th at 9am we will have a dress rehearsal with a light breakfast served.

                                  THE CHRISTMAS PAGEANT IS DECEMBER 24TH AT 4 PM
                                  Participants will need to be at the church for the Pageant at 3 pm on Dec. 24th.

                                    *******Please let Jen Matthews know as soon as possible if you will be here for
                                       the pageant and if your child (ages 3-12) would like to participate********
                                  If you would like to help with photography, videography, or costumes contact Jen
                                  at jmatthews@stgeorgesgermantown.org.



EYC NEWS & EVENTS
Episcopal Youth Community (EYC) Dec. Events
Help Needed for Parents Night Out and Spaghetti Lunch
Over 22 children have already been signed up for our Parents Night Out and we plan to “feed the multitudes” on
Sunday with our Spaghetti Lunch. We will need lots of help for these two events. Call or email Patty Cowan or
Alan Nelson if you can help.

Other EYC Dec. Events
Jr. and Sr. EYC are now combined 6th—12th grade for EYC meetings (Sunday Evenings) and other events except where
noted.

Mime, Improv, Acting Fun Continues at EYC
Darius is back to work with us on mime, improv, and skit development during regular EYC times (5-7pm) on December
14th, and 21st. Join in the fun and come prepared to laugh!!

Christmas Party-December 21st
In addition to our work with Darius, we’ll have our EYC Christmas Party on December 21st from 7-8pm! We’ll bring a $10
or less gift, suitable for a guy or girl, and play dirty Santa.

Looking ahead:
February 12-14th (Friday-Sunday)--Happenings at St. Columbia Conference Center for 10th-12th graders.
Happening is a renewal weekend that provides teens with a way to explore their spirituality while living and learning with
others their age who want to share the faith they've found in Jesus Christ. Teens lead all the activities, including small group
discussion, large group activities, and singing. Adults present serve in the background roles of cooks and chaperones. Two
priests serve as spiritual directors. Cost $85. Applications due BEFORE January 31st. The EYC can help with costs. Con-
tact Patty Cowan at 759-1455 or 581-1832.

EYC Summer Mission Trip -                 Details for the June 14-20, 2009 trip have been posted on the church website.
                                       CHRISTMAS SERVICES
CHRISTMAS EVE, DEC. 24
   4 PM CHRISTMAS PAGEANT AND BLESSING OF THE CRÈCHE WITH HOLY COMMUNION
This family service involves the whole family in a re-enactment of the Christmas Story. The Canterbury Choir will
sing the liturgy, and provide anthems. Ben Aufdenberg will be a soloist on "Still, Still, Still", a beautiful German
carol.

7 PM CHRISTMAS EVE LITURGY
Our Coventry Choir soloists will lead the music for this Holy Eucharist with service music based on familiar
               Christmas carols.

                                                  PRINCIPAL CELEBRATION:
                                       10:30 PM CHRISTMAS EVE FESTIVAL EUCHARIST
                    The Memphis Zephyr Brass will return to join with the Coventry Choir in this Festival Holy
                    Eucharist. At 10:30 p.m. there will be Christmas carols, with anthems from the Choir, brass and
                    organ. Traditional and familiar music will be sung for the Eucharist.

                    CHRISTMAS DAY, DEC. 25
10 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST WITH CHRISTMAS CAROLS

THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28:                                              BISHOP JOHNSON will be with us
to close out this Year of Celebration on Sunday, December 28 with one service at 10 a.m. The Liturgy of the Word will be the King's
College Christmas Lessons and Carols, with familiar carols, followed by Holy Eucharist celebrated by the Bishop


VESTRY NOMINATIONS OPEN!
Now through Christmas Day
Fellow Parishioners,

                     The Annual Meeting of the Parish will be here soon- January 25. In addition to being a really good
                     chance to see where we are as a parish and get an update on all of our ongoing activities, one of the
                     more important activities is the election of new vestry members.

                     Beginning now through Christmas Day, the nomination committee (comprised of outgoing vestry
                     members) is accepting nominations for the election. Nominees must be "Confirmed Communicants in
                     Good Standing", which means confirmed Episcopalians (baptized in any Christian church, and either
                     received or confirmed by an Episcopal bishop) and "faithful in corporate worship, unless for good
                     cause prevented, and have been faithful in working, praying, and giving for the spread of the Kingdom
                     of God".

Please consider whether you or someone you know would find a place to serve the parish in this way. Nomination forms
will be available in the parish hall this weekend through Christmas. Nominees will be asked to provide a short biography
and photo to be published prior to the meeting. If you have questions about the vestry or the commitment involved, please
don't hesitate to contact one of the nomination committee members: Anne Leonard, John Planchon, Verlinda Henning,
Stuart Wilkinson, or me.
In Christ,

Drew Murphy,
Senior Warden
Gather, Discover, Serve
                    ST. GEORGE’S CELEBRATED FIRST ANNIVERSARY
A Year of Celebration Concludes with Anniversary Celebration
The sun shown brightly, just as it did on that December morning a year ago when we first entered our new sanctu-
ary to give thanks and praise to God for our beautiful building. This time we again filled the church to overflow-
ing to celebrate a year of joy with thanksgiving for the building, our growing congregation, the educational pro-
grams, outreach projects and fellowship that had filled our year. The celebration concluded with lunch — a boun-
tiful spread of favorite foods.

The Fellowship team would like to express our thanks to all parishioners who brought food for the one year celebration lunch.
Yes we had some backlogs at the lunch table and we hope they didn’t cause too many to go away hungry. For those who
brought plates, knives and spoons and haven’t reclaimed them, they are in the kitchen somewhere and we'll be glad to find them
for you next weekend.

On another note I have been collecting donations as a Christmas gift for Charles White, our sexton, and plan on making this
donation at the 10.00 am service this Sunday, Dec 14th. Many thanks to all who have contributed as it will make his Christmas
a lot more enjoyable. ~Ted Morley, Fellowship

                     Ornaments available: If you missed purchasing the new commemorative St. George’s
                     Church ornament last week, they are available in the Bookshoppe. You can use this beautiful
                     ornament on your Christmas tree this season and displayed on a bookshelf or desk throughout
                     the year.



 LANCER’S CELEBRATED THE SEASON WITH CANDLES & CAROLS
                                                                                           Adult members packed the Par-
                                                                                           ish Hall on Friday night, Dec
                                                                                           5th for Lancer’s potluck feast
                                                                                           with Candles & Carols. Cyd
                                                                                           Mosteller led the annual carol-
                                                                                           ing with Dr. Angela Saunders
                                                                                           on the piano.




BOOKSHOPPE NEWS
                   If you have a small person in your household who has great difficulty falling asleep at night, we
                   may have just the right antidote. Good Night, Mr. Night, a beautifully illustrated children's
                   book depicts Mr. Night who "walks the earth, closing the flowers, soothing the animals and
                   calming the sea; bringing a special magic to the world." And if reading that doesn't do the trick,
                   there's always the stuffed version of Mr. Night, ready for cuddling and sleeping, even as his
                   stars glow through the night.

We also have several other new children's books (with accompanying stuffed animals) which do make wonderful
gifts for the youngsters in our families.

Do not forget that we carry genuine leather bound bibles, prayer books and combination prayer book-hymnals.
There is still plenty of time to have them embossed for a very personalized, meaningful gift.
We are here Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10 am to 2 pm and 9 am to 12 pm on Sundays; other days by
appointment.
EARTHLY MYSTERIES AND DIVINE JUSTICE
New Adult Ed Series Coming in January
NOMINATE YOUR FAVORITE MYSTERY AUTHORS/TITLES
On January 11 and 18, 2009, Dr. Jeffrey Gross will lead Adult Education classes using murder mysteries as they relate to
the church in location, architecture, and theology. He needs your help in considering titles and authors. If you have any
suggestions for mysteries involving the church, especially English and American, please make them to Jeffrey Gross by e-
mail (jgross7134@bellsouth.com) or by note. Lise van Stolk has already suggested Jeanne Dams' The Body in the Transept.
The church-mystery connections could include the following:
Location --     Michael Anthony’s Dark Provenance, set in Canterbury;
                P. D. James’s Death in Holy Orders, set in an Anglican school of theology;
Sleuth--        Julia Spencer-Flemming’s Clare Fergusson mysteries (woman helicopter pilot turned Episcopal priest of a
                parish in New York State)
                G. K. Chesterton, Father Brown Mysteries
                Dorothy Sayers, Gaudy Night ( Lord Peter Wimsey, the Englishman’s idea of God)
History--       C. J. Samson, Dissolution (First of the Matthew Shardlake series set in the turmoil of the English Reforma-
                tion)
Authors--       Dorothy Sayers, G. K. Chesterton, P. D. James

There are many other categories, so all suggestions are welcome.


MUSIC NOTES
Dr. Angela Saunders advises us that if you missed the Messiaen concert at Holy Rosary Church last Monday, she will be
playing La Nativite: Dieu parmi nous as a postlude on Sunday, Dec. 21 after the 10 a.m. service, following requests to play
it. Angela says “This is the only service that the piece will be played, as it is long (about 6 minutes) and hard -- the piece,
not the service.” Plan to linger a few minutes in the pews for this special music gift for us from our Music Director.


                      ART GALLERY DEC-JAN EXHIBIT

Tom Fox Nature Photography Exhibit
If you haven’t yet seen this new exhibit then you’re missing a real treat. St. George’s Art Gal-
lery is hosting a fine art photography exhibit by Memphis area photographer Tom Fox from De-
cember through January 18. The exhibit features the stunningly beautiful nature photographs
which illustrate scriptural references for which the artist is known. Dr. Fox uses his photo-
                   graphic gifts and talents to exemplify the beauty of the Creator’s works and to
                   encourage all of us to walk in His ways. He has published two volumes, The
                   Wonder of It All and The Nature of Hope, produced in conjunction with Dr.
                   Adrian Rogers, which feature his photographic work. St. George’s is delighted
                   to host this exhibit and sale of Dr. Fox’s exceptional work.
                                Are you looking for a special Christmas gift? This could be it!
MAKE A NOTE
Special Events Coming in January
January Lancers….Friday, January 9th
January hosts are Don and Marian Rossman, 2461 Horsham Drive, Germantown 38139            (755-1084). Monthly
POTLUCK AND BYOB, 6:30 pm Social Hour, 7:30 pm Dinner. Start the New Year with more food and fun at
Lancers. Remember, Lancers is just a party for the adults of St. George's. All newcomers are very welcome to join
us. Just remember we are sharing our food with a big group and main courses are always needed.

Kudos and a big THANK YOU to the Planchons and Wilkinsons who hosted our fabulous Carols and Candles
Lancers evening. Over 70 people attended and joined in the festivities and the singing. And an additional thank
you to Angela Saunders for accompanying us!
 For further info contact: Cyd Mosteller....cell/340-0885....home/767-3322....cydmos@aol.com


Family Ministry First Wednesday
Share a Soup Night on Jan 7th 6 to 8 pm for all families. Watch this space next week for more details.


Ryan’s Hope Evening Oasis
Volunteer to help with this evening of respite for families with disabled children on Friday, Jan. 9th when Ryan’s
Hope organization uses our Activity Center facilities for this event.


Friends of Music Concert Series
Please mark Sat. January 17, 7:30 p.m. on your calendar. The quintet Prizm will present a concert of lively and
entertaining music for oboe, clarinet, French horn, bassoon and piano. Free and open to the public.


COMMUNITY EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS
Diocesan & Community Events
TWO GERMANTOWN CHORUS HOLIDAY CONCERTS THIS WEEK
Saturday, Dec. 13 at 7 pm Germantown Chorus and Germantown Symphony Orchestra Annual Holiday Con-
cert at GPAC.
Sunday, Dec. 14 at 3 pm the Germantown Chorus performs with other community musical groups in An
Extraordinary Concert at Bartlett United Methodist Church.
Details on both of these concerts in the Dec 4th TIP archived on our website at www.stgeorgesgermantown.org.


AUTISM AWARENESS NIGHT WITH THE RIVERKINGS
Saturday, Dec. 13 at Desoto Civic Center
The Autism Alliance of the MidSouth invites your family to their first Autism Awareness Night. Please come out
and support the many worthy autism organizations that will be represented at this event. Tickets are discounted
for this very special night. For your $12 ticket, please contact The Dockery Foundation at
info@dockeryfoundation.org. Email your name, phone number and number of tickets you request. Proceeds will
benefit the Autism Alliance of the MidSouth.

LOOKING FOR A SPECIAL WAY TO SHARE THE JOY OF GIVING?
Do you want to honor a family member or friend or give a gift that keeps on giving? Consider a contribution to St.
George’s Memorial Fund, contact Linda Miller, Chair of Memorials Committee at 767-2878. Episcopal Relief &
Development sponsors “Gifts for Life,” which provide direct support to people in need around the globe, see their
catalog at www.er-d.org/GiftsforLife. Or give a gift of livestock from Heifer International, a favorite charity of
our children’s ministries, on-line catalog at www.heifer.org
PARISH NOTES:
CONFIRMATION PLANNED FOR FEBRUARY 15 BISHOP’S VISIT
Any persons, aged 12/7th grade or older, interested in becoming confirmed on this date should call the rector now. Please
indicate your interest as soon as possible so that confirmation classes or tutorials can be arranged.

ANNUAL REPORTS DUE
Ministry Heads are reminded that Annual Reports for the Annual Meeting in January will be due, in electronic format, to
the Church Office by Dec 31. If you have questions or need a copy of your last year’s report, contact Wendel Stoltz at
wstoltz@stgeorgesgermantown.orgor call 901-754-7282

CHURCH MASTER CALENDAR NOW AVAILABLE ON-LINE
The Master Calendar is updated weekly by Wednesday morning and is available on line at
www.calendar.yahoo.com/sgecgermantown. Contact Wendel Stoltz if you have events to be added, changed or deleted on
the Master Calendar. wstoltz@stgeorgesgermantown.org



DECEMBER COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Mark your calendar now if you’re on or want to join one of these committees

•   Sun, Dec 14, 9:00 am            Newcomer and Buildings & Grounds Committees
•   Wed, Dec 17, 7:00 pm            Finance Team
•   Sun, Dec 21, 9:00 am            Outreach Committee, Family Ministry Council
•   Tues, Dec 23, 7:00 pm           No Vestry Meeting this date
•
•   *To add or change your regularly scheduled committee meeting here, send an email to the editor (see last page)


UPCOMING PARISH EVENTS
Mark Your Calendar Now
Tues,    Dec 16             7-9 pm         Women’s Study Group
Wed,     Dec 17             10-12 am       SGEP Christmas Program
Thurs,   Dec 18                            SGEP Christmas Break
Sat,     Dec 20             9am —12 noon Christmas Pageant Rehearsal
Sun,     Dec 21             11:30 am       Adult Education—the Prophets of Advent
Wed,     Dec 24             4-5:30 pm      HE II, Blessing of the Crèche & Children’s Pageant
                            7-8 pm         HE II
                            10:30 pm-12 am Choral Sing and Festival Eucharist (HE II)
Thurs,   Dec 25             10 am          Christmas Day Service, CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
Fri,     Dec 26                            CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
Sun,     Dec 28             10 am          HE II, Bishop Don Johnson officiating; no 8 am nor 5:30 pm service
Thurs,   Jan 1                             CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
Sun,     Jan 4                             Breakfast and all regular services; Multi-age Sunday School
Wed,     Jan 7              6—8 pm         Family Ministry Night “Share a Soup Night”
Fri,     Jan 9              5-9 pm         Ryan’s Hope Evening Oasis
                            6:30—10 pm     Lancer’s at the home of Don & Marion Rossman
ATTENDANCE                                                                PRAYER LIST
        2006          2007           2008
                                                                       Please Pray For. . .
JAN       768            839              1044
FEB       835           1135              1295    Myrtle Cook, Jane, James Gentry, Claude Cook, Francis Lesperance, Sherry
                                                 Walker, Susan Cabaniss, Robert Whyte, John, Mark Goodman, Syrilla Moore,
MAR      1155            846              1770
                                                 Vivian Robinson, Carol Francisco, Chris Beach, Nancy Williams, Bill, Gary
APR      1177           1489              1044   Hunt, Kelley, Katherine Herring, Karen Kibbe, Kim, Catherine Fitzmaurice,
MAY       861            874              1018   Kathy, Sylvia, Lawrence Boltz, Jerry Martin, Aarin Stephens, Dennis, Valarie
JUNE      749            779              1091   Ott, Phyllis Bailey, Helen O’Brien, Ruth Thorsberg, Herb White, Jackie White,
                                                 Thomas Lambert, Greg, David Couch, Ellen Walker, Bob Vermillion, Glenn
JULY       888           968               856   Mitchell, Caroline Turns, Stephen Gates, Michelle Cortese, E.A. Carmean,
AUG       883            855              1217   George and Nancy Mellios, Earl Myers Welch, Dennis Griffin, Elizabeth
SEP       856           1051              1035   Mosley, Brayden Prater, Karen Crouch, A.C. Sisk, Jean Hoyt, Dana Oswalt,
                                                 Nancy Morris, Carl Davis, Raybon Hawkins, Alice Saunders, Fay Turley,
OCT      1004            860               959
                                                 David Mattox, Kathy White, Karen Whyte, Jim Bongard, Buddy Mobley,
NOV       729            862              1271   Susan Godreau, the Brewer Family, June Nissen, Robert, Ann, Jackson, Paul
DEC       230            281               273   and Zachary Cutshaw, Gloria Partee, Peggy Perkins, Beverly McCormack,
                                                 Robbie Crook, Patricia Jones Coward, Suzanne Ray, the Yeandel Family, E. R.
Total   10,085        10,839        12,873       Fowler, Willie Gregory, Jr., Jessie Allison, George Hume, Jennifer Archer,
                                                 Mary Ann Lemm, Val Cowan, David Pewitt, Kathy Aley, Jennifer Cummins,
For the month of December to date, we            Camden, and Elizabeth Johnston Averill.
saw a decrease in attendance of 3%
over Dec. 2007, but a 19% increase
year to date.

Note: Items for the next TIP are due Monday, Dec 15 for a special 3-week edition. You may send stories by
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                          THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

                           SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2008
                               8 AM HOLY EUCHARIST I

                      9:00AM B REAKFAST IN THE PARISH HALL

                              10 AM HOLY EUCHARIST II

                    11:15 AM CHILDREN’S PAGEANT REHEARSAL

                        11:30 AM ADULT EDUCATION CLASS

                             5:30 PM HOLY EUCHARIST II

          ST. GEORGE’S NURSERY IS AVAILABLE FOR INFANTS AND CHILDREN THROUGH AGE 3
               CHILDREN’S CHAPEL DURING THE 10 AM SERVICE FOR CHILDREN 4 TO 8




St. George’s Episcopal Church
2425 South Germantown Road
   Germantown, TN 38138

				
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