All posts by Aimee Martinez

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

 

First Communion Class – Spring 2017

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First Communion Classes

We will be holding First Communion classes beginning February 5th during the 10:45AM worship service! Any 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) 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. Partin’s room (Middle School building next door to the Sacred Studies room) during the 10:45AM worship service on the following Sundays: Feb. 5, Feb. 19, Feb. 26, & March 26. Fr. Ram will lead lesson 4, We Celebrate, on March 5 after the 10:45AM worship service. Children attending the classes must be baptized and the First Communion service will take place on Sunday, May 21st.

The First Communion class schedule is as follows:
February 5: We Gather
February 19: We Hear and We Respond to the Word of God
February 26: We Offer our Gifts
March 5 (class will be held after 10:45 service): We Celebrate
March 26: We are Sent Out
May 21st: First Communion

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

Youth Group at Laser Tag

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The St. George Youth took 11 kids to Laser Quest this past Sunday to enjoy some laser tag fun.  I must say that my undefeated record against my youth group kids is no longer in play as I took it on the chin as Will Wickersham ( 6th Grade ) and Sebastian Trevino ( 7th Grade ) blasted me on more than one occasion.  It’s important to me that all kids who come through our program know that ALL formation does not necessarily have to take place at St. George.  Laser Tag, in very different way, is just as important as the fellowship we develop and nurture on Sunday mornings on campus.  One of the things I enjoyed most about out Laser Quest experience was my attempt at trying to connect Father Nate Bostian’s sermon to my “code name” at Laser Quest.  Father Nate Bostian referenced ,in his sermon, how Jesus gets “cranky” in Matthew’s Gospel, chapter 2​​3.  I promptly decided that my code name at Laser Quest was “Cranky Jesus” and I especially found it hilarious when I tagged my kids and at the end of the game it said “you have been tagged by Cranky Jesus.