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2018 Save the Dates (Just a Few Highlights)

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2018 Save the Dates (Just a Few Highlights)
Jan. 21 Council Delegate Elections

Feb. 4 Annual Parish Meeting @9:30 AM
Feb. 14 Ash Wednesday @ 7:00 AM12:00 PM7:00 PM
March 3-4 MS Musical – Annie, Jr.
March 25 Palm Sunday
March 29 Maundy Thursday @ 7:00 PM
March 30 Good Friday @12:00 PM
March 31 Holy Saturday @ 9:30 AM
April 1 Easter Sunday
April 30 Chain of Love
May 20 Bishop’s Confirmation Visit, High School Graduate Recognition
July 9-13 Vacation Bible School
Sept-TBD Fall Parish Meeting
Oct. 28 Celebration Sunday– Ingathering

First Communion

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First Communion

We will be holding First Communion classes beginning January 21 during the 10:45 AM worship service! All baptized students 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) and 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 Ms. Urbanowski’s room (Middle School building next door to the Sacred Studies room) during the 10:45 AM worship service on the following Sundays: Jan. 21Jan. 28Feb. 4Feb. 18Feb. 25. Fr. Ram will lead lesson 4, We Celebrate, on Feb. 18 after the 10:45 AM worship service. The First Communion service will take place on Sunday, May 20th.

The First Communion class schedule is as follows:
January 21: We Gather
January 28: We Hear and We Respond to the Word of God
February 4: We Offer our Gifts
February 18: (class will be held after 10:45 service): We Celebrate
February 25: We are Sent Out
May 20th: First Communion

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

Council Delegates and Alternates Needed

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Council Delegates and Alternates Needed

On Sunday, January 21, we will cast ballots to elect 3 delegates and 1 alternate to serve at the Annual Council of the Diocese of West Texas in San Marcos, Texas on February 22-24, 2018.

We will be electing 2 people of three year terms and one for a special one year term. We also need one alternate delegate.

Delegates and alternates to Council should be members in good standing of St. George (member of record who has submitted a financial pledge through a Promise Plan).

Delegates the first alternate will have their registration fee (which includes Friday luncheon and Friday evening council banquet) paid by the Church. All other expenses will be borne by delegates/alternates.

At St. George the Senior Warden is the head of the delegation. The Senior Warden for 2018 is Susan Alwais. Please contact her if you have any questions about serving at Diocesan Council – the family reunion of the Diocese of West Texas.

Gospel on the Green

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Come and relax while you listen to some wonderful music as St. George Episcopal Church’s Music Ministry presents the 4th Annual Community Pops Concert! This year our theme is “Gospel,” so you are sure to hear many of your favorites, old and new!  For the second year in a row we have invited some guests from our surrounding communities to come and join us.  We will be joined by the Schertz United Methodist Church choir and St. John’s Episcopal Church choir from New Braunfels.  All are invited to join our St. George community for what is sure to be a fun and entertaining event for all! The concert will be on Sunday, October 8th at 5:30pm.

We will have popcorn, water and lemonade but you may bring snacks or a takeout dinner from your favorite restaurant if you’d like.  Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and relax in our beautiful courtyard.  You may want some mosquito repellent and a flashlight as well.  We’ll see you there!

First Communion Classes – Fall 2017

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We are very excited to announce that we will be holding First Communion classes beginning Tuesday, October 10th from 3:15-4:15. Any child in the 1st-5th grades that has been baptized is invited to attend this 5 class series! The curriculum we will be using is modeled on the Eucharist format: We Gather (Lesson 1), We Hear the Word of God (Lesson 2), We Respond to the Word (Lesson 3), We Offer our Gifts (Lesson 4), We Celebrate  and 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 the Youth & Family Room.

The First Communion class schedule is as follows:
October 10: We Gather
October 17: We Hear the Word of God
October 24: We Respond to the Word
November 7: We Offer our Gifts
November 24: We Celebrate & We are Sent Out
TBD: First Communion

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

Welcome!

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Grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. I am happy to announce that the St. George Community has called Frances Caroline “Cookie” Harris as our next Youth Minister, Sacred Studies Teacher and School Chaplain. Cookie is super excited to be joining our team and becoming a part of this community.

Cookie is a detail-oriented and gifted communicator. She has years of nonprofit administrative and leadership experience. She graduated from The University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Elementary Education and a Master of Curriculum and Instruction. While at Ole Miss, she served as a Recruiter for the School of Education. Returning to her native San Antonio, Cookie served as Youth Director Intern for her home parish, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and School.

In 2014, Cookie felt the call of God tugging her to move to Haiti. While there she founded and directed the English as a Second Language Program for Respire Haiti in Gressier, Ouest, haiti. She also served as the lead teacher of the English Immersion Homeschool Classroom at Respire Haiti Christian School in Gressier.

While in Haiti, Cookie adopted Robi and Sherly. They are in 9th and 10th grades and are boarding at TMI-The Episcopal School of Texas. Cookie will begin her ministry at St. George mid-July. Currently, she is working very closely with Daniel Forman as they both work to ensure a smooth transition. Please join me in welcoming Cookie to the St. George Community!

The Tomb is Empty – Now What?

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The secular world sees Easter as a one day, maybe a weekend, cultural holiday.  For liturgical Christians it is a 50 day season that ends on the Feast of Pentecost.  But what about the rest of the year?  Is Easter a day? A season? Or is it a daily way of living?
Come join Fr. Ram in exploring what it means to live as a resurrection person in the world in this new Adult Spiritual Formation offering.  Discover the tools available to you and your family to help you live an Easter life daily.  Learn about the support St. George offers you to grow as Resurrection Person.  Discover how you can support the wider St. George Community in becoming Easter People.
Class and Workshop begins Sunday, June 4th at 9:45 am in the Parish Hall.

June 4th – “The Power of the Spirit”

June 11th – “…the least of these…”

June 18th – “for the building up of the body”

June 25th – “to whom much is given”

Each class begins starts from Scripture and offers a chance for participants to do some hands-on writing and planning for their own personal Living the Easter Life Plan.

 

Summer of Service 2017

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Summer of Service is back at St. George! For the months of June, July, and August, we will focus on The Good Samaritan Center, backpacks & school supplies for students in need, and our own St. George Community in-house ministries.

First up is The Good Samaritan Center. We will be creating care packages for the Good Samaritan Campers attending Camp Capers. Below is a list of suggested items you can contribute to help make up care packages for the 4 different age groups (3rd-5th grade, 6th-7th grade, 8th-9th grade, and 10th-12th grade). You can bring these supplies in anytime through June 25th and drop it off in a collection box in the Narthex or in the Leadership Center.

  • Playing cards/small games
  • Journals/pens
  • Flashlights
  • Small, personal fan (camp gets hot!)
  • Stickers
  • Small coloring books (adult and children’s)
  • Mad-libs
  • Books
  • Water bottles
  • Disposable Cameras (both the regular and underwater)
  • Written notes
  • Lotion
  • Hand Sanitizers

Other fun toys and gadgets: fidgets, yo-yo’s, etc…

*NOTE: food is not allowed due- to the critter issue it could cause

 

Welcome to St. George!

We will have ONE worship service this Sunday at 10:00 AM.

*  To join the online worship stream CLICK HERE. 

For updated Covid protocols CLICK HERE. 

Questions? Email stgeorge@saintgeorgechurch.org