All posts by Alana Woods

Pearl Trio Recital, Nov. 16

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November 16
5:00 PM
The Commons Room of the St. George Leadership Center
The Pearl Trio is back this year to support the San Antonio Youth Literacy, SAYL through the next St. George Fine Arts series event for the Fall. Made up of our own pianist, Vivienne Spy, violinist Karen Styles, and cellist Barbara Paddock George, The Pearl Trio will be performing some of the greatest classical repertoire for trios. All are members of the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra. Come to hear fine classical music and to support SAYL!

Impact Report – Women-to-Women Ministry & Music Writing Ministry for Vets

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This month’s Impact Report features Linda Canas and Pat Barger’s Women-to-Women Ministries and Cliff McLean’s support for Music Writing Ministry for Vets. Read about how folks from St. George support these ministries in the November Impact Report.

Many St. George parishioners touch the lives of people every day in San Antonio and throughout the world as they “love and serve” in the name of God. “Stories of Humanity and Healing” seeks to share with you the human stories of that work. Do you have a story to share of reaching out to your fellow human beings? If so, please send it to impact@saintgeorgechurch.org.

Food and Friendsgiving, Nov. 15

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Food and Friends Gathering

Our First Food and Friends Gathering (30s – 50s Group) was a great success! We got to chat and learn more about those we didn’t know very well, and old friends also had the opportunity to spend some time together.

We all enjoyed fajitas and even got to celebrate a birthday with some birthday cake. We hope that you can join us for our Food and Friendsgiving on November 15!

You should receive an Evite soon, but if you want more information, please contact Jennifer Kirkland at jkirkland@saintgeorgechurch.org.

Jubilee Free Sale

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An Outreach Activity for our St. George Community

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 – 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Location: This year’s JUBILEE FREE SALE will be held at the Churchill Baptist Church, 12400 Vista View.

 

Volunteering Opportunities

Friday, Nov. 8: Need 20+ Volunteers to help unload the moving van at Churchill Baptist and set up the sale from 6:00PM-9:00PM.

Saturday, Nov 9: Need 20+Volunteers to assist shoppers, maintain displays and clean up after sale. We will be working with volunteers from other churches. The Free Sale takes place from 9:00AM-1@:00PM. Start time that day for volunteers is 8:00 am.

For information and questions or to volunteer, please contact Julabeth Carden at 210-365-6377 or kittylady46@yahoo.com.

Coffee & Conversation

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Dear Fellow Coffee & Conversation Participants –

Last Sunday the class discussed Question 4 about Chapter 10 in Max Lucado’s book Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World. Rather than asking for specific responses, Question 4 presents several quotes and scripture passages for general discussion.

The first passage recalls the parable of the vineyard in John 15, where Jesus is represented by the grape vine and we, by the branches. We can bear fruit as long as we remain attached to the vine. The secret to reducing anxiety is less about “doing” and more about “abiding.” “Abide” comes from the Old English word “gebidan,” the prefix “ge-” denoting onward motion, and “bidan” meaning “dwell.”

Another reading likens the vineyard parable to a father leading his four-year-old child down a crowded street. The father says, “Hold my hand,” not “Memorize the map,” nor, “Take your chances dodging traffic,” nor “Let’s see if you can find your way home.”

As usual, “conversation” ranged among diverse topics, including, “Does the presence of a police officer at St. George during church make us feel safer or less safe,” and “Our job is to bring others to church, and the church’s job is to bring them to Christ.” We are not responsible to save the world.

Next Sunday, 11/10/19, we will finish discussing the passages in Question 4. Hope to see you there, normal time and place, between services, (starting at 9:45 a.m.) in St. Mark’s Room upstairs in the Leadership Center.

In Christ,
Peggy and Paul Foerster

P.S. The following Sunday, 11/17/19, is Consecration Sunday, with one service at 10:00 a.m., followed by a catered luncheon. So C&C will join in these activities rather than meeting in St. Mark’s Room.

Kids for Christ Service Opportunity @ Ronald McDonald House: Sunday, Nov. 17!

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Ronald McDonald House located at 4847 Sid Katz Dr. (210) 614-2554
Sunday, November 17 from 1:00-3:00 pm (Immediately following the New Consecration Sunday luncheon)
We will be baking tasty sweets for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House

The Kids of KFC are invited to come and serve the families at the Ronald McDonald House on Sunday, November 17! We will be baking tasty sweets for the families to enjoy throughout the week! A SignUp Genius link will be sent out for RSVP’s as well as give individuals the opportunity to donate supplies needed for our baking extravaganza!

Note to Parents: Nov. 17 is New Consecration Sunday (NCS), which will be a one-service that begins at 10:00 AM. There is a luncheon to follow after the service. The kids will enjoy lunch with their families in the Parish Hall. We will depart immediately following the NCS luncheon and head to the Ronald McDonald House. We will need help chaperoning the kids. If there are any parents who are available to help transport and chaperone while at the facility, please let me know!

Looking forward to sharing this special service opportunity with the kids!

St. George Card Club

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Believe it or not, it is that time again….

We hope you can join us to make cards for members of the congregation! No Talent Required; we will supply everything you need.

Bring a friend!

Why:          Because it is fun and we provide a wonderful service to the church
Where:       St. George Leadership Center (upstairs)
When:        Saturday, October 19, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM

Please email Jennie Dietrich at pfun_stampin@sbcglobal.net with any questions.

San Antonio Youth Literacy – Reading Buddies Training

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Calling all those who wish to make an impact in the SA community and in children’s lives through reading!

San Antonio Youth Literacy (SAYL) is helping to move the needle on 3rd grade reading in San Antonio.  Research shows that young children who are not fluent readers by the end of 3rd grade may never catch up to their peers.  SAYL Reading Buddy Volunteers are matched with 2nd grade students in over seventy schools, and on average the students see an average improvement of four reading levels while also fostering their enjoyment of reading. We finished the past school year having 619 Reading Buddies, 8 which were from St. George Episcopal Church. The St. George Reading Buddies worked with 18 students for a total of 151 hours. On average, their students improved by 4 reading levels!

Visit sayl.org to find out more about the Reading Buddy Program and how you can get be part of the SAYL Tribe.

What: San Antonio Youth Literacy- Reading Buddies Training

Where: St. John’s Room

When: Sat. October 19 from 9:30-11:00 AM

Questions? Contact: Julabeth Carden- kittylady46@yahoo.com

Look for more information in future eSpear editions and more!

Bloomers & Boomers 2019-2020 Schedule

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Fall 2019–Spring 2020

September 10, 2019
Program: Food Bank
Coordinator: Paul and Peggy Foerster
Time: 9:20 at St. George and carpool to Food Bank

October 15, 2019
Program: St. George’s Stained Glass Windows
Coordinator: Jerry Canavit
Place: St. John Room and church
Time: 10:00-12:00

November 12, 2019
Program: Fellowship
Coordinator: Debbie Swindell
Place: St. John Room
Time: 10:00-12:00

December 10, 2019
Program: Christmas Luncheon and Dave May
Coordinator: Pat Lindemood
Place: St. John Room
Time: 10:00-12:00

January 14, 2020
Program: Reading Literacy
Coordinators: Paul and Peggy Foerster
Place: St. John Room
Time: 10:00-12:00

February 11, 2020
Program: Billy Sartor’s Alaska Adventures
Coordinators: Billy and Barbara Sartor
Place: St. John Room
Time: 10:00-12:00

March 10, 2020
Program: “Amazing Church People We Have Met”
Coordinators: Ron and Joyce Merrett
Place: St. John Room
Time: 10:00-12:00

April 14, 2020
Program: Categorizing the Willmann collection
Coordinator: Pam Piedfort, Marilynne Herbster, Linda Canas
Place: St. John Room
Time: 10:00-12:00

May 12, 2020
Program: Planning for Next Year
Coordinators: Everyone
Place: St. Mark Room
Time: 10:00-12:00