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Outreach and Community Engagement

Perspectives
Perspectives, Inc., based here in St. Louis Park, is devoted to women and their children suffering from addictions, mental illness, and poverty. One evening each month, parishioners volunteer to staff Kid’s Café under the direction of Perspectives’ Chef Dan. Six to eight of us work side-by-side with elementary-age students to cook a healthy, tasty supper. Then about 50 parents, kids, and volunteers sit down to share it together. In summers we also help staff for Basketball in the Park, sponsored by Perspectives and the St. Louis Park Police. Volunteers sign-up sheets in the Parish Hall.  [Mike Hansen, 319-640-8393]

STEP
St. George’s collects food and cash donations for STEP, the St. Louis Park Emergency Program.  Food donations are brought throughout the month, and there is a Second Sunday/Second Offering taken for cash donations on the second Sunday of the month. We also carry out an extensive school supplies drive including hundreds of backpacks, which brings parents and children from the community to St. George’s for pick up. St. George’s also helps STEP through donations to their holiday toy drive.  [Camille Schroeder, 952-470-5730]

Welcoming Ministry
The Welcoming Ministry invites, welcomes, and helps to incorporate new members.  [Tom Boe, 763-404-2616]

Faith Formation

Sunday Forum
Sunday Forum meets on Sunday mornings between services from 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m.. Participants explore a variety of spiritual, historical, and social topics each Sunday.   [Tom Boe, 763-404-2616]

Bible Study
Bible Study meets weekly on Wednesday on one of the books in the Bible. Open to all. No sign-up required.  [Fr. Daniel, Interim Rector, 952-926-1646]

Education Committee
The Education Committee works with the Sunday School/Youth coordinator to plan the Sunday School/Children’s Chapel/Youth curriculum and helps arrange for teachers. [Heather Whitesell, 763-443-2128] 

Children’s Chapel
Children are invited to gather during the first half of our 10:30 a.m. Sunday Service for learning and prayer. [Heather Whitesell, 763-443-2128] 

Youth/Pre-Teen Group
Youth members meet one Sunday evening per month for fellowship, education, and service projects.  [Heather Whitesell, 763-443-2128] 

Liturgical Ministries

Greeters and Ushers
Greeters welcome people into the church and provide assistance in finding the nursery, restrooms, and other building facilities.  Ushers help keep the house in order while we worship by distributing bulletins, helping people to be seated, gathering the offering, and helping people to the altar for Holy Communion.  [Tom Zaun, 763-593-0687]

Altar Ministers
Altar ministers assist at our services by serving as lectors (readers), chalice bearers, who assist with Communion, and acolytes/crucifers, who lead our processions and serve at the altar.  [Fr. Daniel, Interim Rector, 952-926-1646]

Altar Guild
The Altar Guild prepares and sets the altar for Holy Communion each week and for Holy Days. They care for and maintain the fair linens, candles, communion silver and many other elements of our worship.  [Kathleen Boe, 952-250-8721]

Choir
Our Choir serves at the 10:30 a.m. service. They rehearse on Sunday mornings. Our Choir is made up of parishioners and our Artists-in-Residence. All are welcome to lend their talents to this ministry.  [Randy Egan, 612-377-4450]

Praise Group
Our Praise Group serves at the 10:30 a.m. service. They rehearse on Sunday mornings. All are welcome to lend their talents to this ministry.  [Rosalie Michelich, 763-553-1506]

Liturgy Committee
The Liturgy Committee works with the rector to plan the liturgy for Sunday mornings and other services. [Fr. Daniel Pearson, 952-926-1646]

Pastoral Ministries

Lay Eucharistic Visitors
These ministers take Holy Communion to those who are ill or home-bound. [Laura Harmon, 612-920-3506]

Prayer Shawl Ministry
This team knits or crochets shawls while offering prayers for the recipient. The shawls are then blessed and given to those in need.  [Nancy Justus, 952-934-7330]

Fellowship

Supper Club
Supper Club is purely social and meets every other month on a Friday evening for a potluck dinner and conversation. Suppers are open to all adults and are announced in the Sunday bulletin prior to each dinner. [RSVP to host.]

Coffee Hour Hosts
The hosts prepare and serve refreshments for the Sunday morning fellowship. [8 a.m.: Ron Holbach, 763-557-6734. 10:30 a.m.: Alan Poulsen, 952-929-0176]

St. Mary’s Circle
This group of women meet for lunch the 3rd Monday of the month at the church for fellowship and service projects. [Camille Schroeder, 952-470-5730]

Management

Vestry
St. George’s Vestry is made up of the Rector, the Rector’s Warden, the Parish Warden and seven additional members. Vestry members are elected to govern both the temporal and spiritual needs of the parish.  [Laura Harmon, Rector’s Warden, 612-920-3506]

Finance Committee
The Finance Committee handles the financial concerns of the church and meets monthly before Vestry meetings.  [Iris Alexander, 952-546-8962]

Buildings & Grounds
The Building and Grounds Committee handles building issues, looks at new projects for the building, and works on the continuing upkeep of the building.  [Bill Stromberg, 952-938-3369]

Personnel Committee
The Personnel Committee assists the rector and vestry in setting staff policy, writing letters of agreement, and conducting annual reviews.  [Jane Jacobson, 952-938-4194]