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The St. George Community of Hope International (COHI) has trained lay chaplains who are available to minister to those of you and yours who could benefit from a compassionate listening presence.
In 1994 Rev. Helen Appelberg created the COHI training course for lay chaplains to support hospital staff chaplains. The philosophy is “rooted in the ageless principles of The Rule of Benedict and sustained by clinical pastoral practices.”
COHI lay chaplains at St. George are available now. If you would like to request a call from a lay chaplain, email email@example.com.
For more information about Community of Hope International, go to https://www.cohinternational.org/.
Introducing our new Sunday Online program that will guarantee to put a smile on every kids’ face! Each Sunday will be filled with new activities, new Bible lessons, and a personalized voice message and closing prayer from ME..your fearless leader, Ms. Happy! Check it out…and Have fun engaging in the Word of God!
Please click here to watch a video in which Fr. Ram discusses the plans for an in-person worship opportunity.
Please click here to watch a fun video detailing what it will look like when we return to in-person worship. Thank you to our fabulous staff for putting this together!
The Diocese of West Texas has recently initiated a robust Immigration Ministry to help our brothers and sisters in Christ going through the immigration process here in the U.S. St. George’s own Bernadette Williams, Director of Music Ministry, has joined the effort to assist this diocesan ministry with Haitian families who have recently been released from the detention centers by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). In coordination with the immigration agencies in South Texas, Bernadette and other volunteers have been helping in many ways. Bernadette helps with translation services for the Haitians who are not able to speak English. The group recently helped by supporting a family that was expecting to go through the process of delivering her baby at a local hospital, which can be daunting if you don’t understand our healthcare system. They help other families to find sponsors for the next step of their journey. Join us in praying for our Haitian Sisters and Brothers on this very difficult journey of their lives and praying for the continued success and support of this diocesan ministry. Contact Bernadette at bwilliams@saintgeorgechurch.
In his message, Bishop Reed shares, “It is a time of anxiety and uncertainty. The times right now are anxious enough, and the future is uncertain in so many ways, on so many levels. And yet, we continue to live with hope. We’re a people called to embody hope and resurrection, to trust that God is doing a new thing, and to look for the ways that God is acting today, and will be acting tomorrow to restore his people. In the midst of my own tendency to whine and moan and complain about how hard my life is right now, I am very mindful of how many people are truly suffering, how many people have experienced such depths of loss. We need to be mindful of that, and we need to look for ways not only to hold the Church together, but also how to break the Church apart, in effect, and send the Body out into the world in the name of Christ to love and serve and bring healing. Click here for the full video message.