All posts by Keith Earle

St. George Card Club

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Start your new year right. Build your creativity muscle at the St. George Card Club.

Our break for the holidays is over and it is time to get started on new ideas and a great new year.

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, January 18, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM

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

Boomers & Bloomers

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Tuesday, January 14, from 10:00-12:00 PM

St. John Meeting Room

Presentation by Mary Flannigan of San Antonio Youth Literacy (SAYL). Several St. George parishioners are active as volunteer “reading buddies” in this program. SAYL targets second graders in Title 1 schools who are behind in their reading skills to help insure that they are up to par with classmates by the time they start third grade.

First Communion Classes

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We will be holding First Communion classes beginning January 19 during the 10:45 AM worship service! Any baptized child in the 1st-5th grades are invited to attend this 5-week class series! The curriculum we will be using is modeled on the Eucharist format:

  • We Gather (Lesson 1)
  • We Hear and We Respond to the Word of God (Lesson 2)
  • We Offer our Gifts (Lesson 3)
  • We Celebrate (Lesson 4)
  • We are Sent Out (Lesson 5)

Because children learn with all their senses, activities, and instruction will be included that engage them throughout each lesson.

The classes will be led by Happy Wilson in Multi-Purpose Room (Middle School building) during the 10:45 AM worship service on the following Sundays: Jan. 19, Jan. 26, Feb. 2, Feb. 9, Feb. 16. Fr. Ram will lead lesson 4, We Celebrate, on Feb. 9 after the 10:45 AM worship service. The First Communion service will take place on Sunday, May 3.

You may register your child for First Communion classes by contacting Happy Wilson at hwilson@saintgeorgechurch.org.

Coffee & Conversation – A Reminder

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Dear Fellow Coffee & Conversation Class

Last Sunday we read and discussed the first nine pages of Chapter 2, “Jesus Who Knew Everything,” in Barbara Cawthorne Crafton’s book Come Here, Jesus. An Episcopal priest for 40 years, she relates her early struggles with questions such as, “Did Jesus ever make mistakes? Were there things he didn’t know?”

She points out instances (especially in John’s Gospel) where Jesus seems to sail thought events with calm confidence, such as knowing all about the Samarian woman he encountered at Jacob’s well. At other times, Jesus seems disturbed and weeps, for instance upon learning of Lazarus’ death.

Our class came alive in this discussion, several members disagreeing with Barbara’s conclusion that showing emotion was a sign that there were things that Jesus did not know.

Another springboard for discussion arose when Barbara pointed out that Matthew’s Gospel traces Jesus’ lineage from David through Joseph, not through Mary. How does this correlate with the Virgin Birth? As of the time we stopped on page 25, she has not reconciled this issue. We won’t spoil your fun by telling you how (or even ”if”) the issue is addressed.

Hope to see you in class this Sunday, 1/12/20, normal time and place—between services, 9:45 a.m., in St. Mark’s Room, upstairs in the Leadership Center.

In Christ,
Peggy and Paul Foerster

Impact Report – Thanksgiving Drive and Jubilee Free Sale

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This month’s Impact Report features Marti and Andy Nodine’s facilitating an annual Thanksgiving food drive and St. George support for the Jubilee Free Sale. Read about how folks from St. George support these ministries in the December Impact Report.

Many St. George parishioners touch the lives of people every day in https://conta.cc/34E60o1San 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.