All posts by Bernadette Williams


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“Forgiving Oneself”

October 13-15 at Mustang Island Conference Center

Spiritual Retreats in Recovery provides a safe place to deepen one’s spiritual journey – open to all in recovery from alcoholism

or other abuses, as well as to families and friends affected by the disease of addiction. All members of twelve-step programs (AA, Al-anon, NA, CA, ACA, etc.) are welcome to share their experience, strength, and hope with each other in a community of love and support, exploring what it was like, what happened, and what we are like now.

Registration will open on September 5, 2023, at 10 AM. Please go to to register at that time. Space is limited.

Leaders: Rev. Keith Davis (Associate Rector, St. George Episcopal Church, San

Antonio) and Rev. Mikel Brightman (Rector, St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church, San Antonio)


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Sunday, September 10th

All kids in the 3rd-5th grade are invited to join us for our Kids for Christ “Sundaes on Sunday” Kickoff Event immediately following the 10 AM worship service! We’re going “old school” and having a good old-fashioned fun time together! We’ll make our own pizzas and sundaes and play some board games! Kids are invited to bring a favorite board game AND a friend to share in the fun! We hope you’ll join us!


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Knitters and Crocheters Needed!

Join our newly formed St. George Prayer Shawl Ministry. Enjoy an hour of praying, chatting, and creating. We meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 9:30 AM in the Leadership Center.

If you want to learn to knit or crochet, someone will help you get started. The design and colors are your choice.

No need to RSVP, just show up!


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Sunday, August 27th at 10:00 AM Worship Service

Please join us for our annual Blessing of the Backpacks & Teachers on Sunday, August 27, during the 10:00 AM worship service! All students are encouraged to bring their backpacks & receive a blessing to start the school year right! We also invite all teachers to come and receive a blessing as they begin another year of teaching God’s children!

Ice Cream Social to follow in the Parish Hall!


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St. George is partnering with Magdalena House: “A Place to Begin Again” this month. We will offer the opportunity to everyone to either donate funds towards the purchase of the items listed below or go to our Amazon Wishlist to purchase the items and have them shipped to the Church Office.

We hope to get a number of these items to Magdalena House by August 16th.

The list below provides for lunch boxes for the children. The remaining items help the residents, mostly single mothers, with supplies they need for their own class work.

Magdalena House is a neighborhood of transitional homes in San Antonio that serves mothers and their children who have fled dangerous and abusive lives. Utilizing a dual-generation approach, we provide safe shelter, basic needs, educational programming, and therapeutic services.

The link to the Shelby Giving Page can be accessed here.

To order directly from the Amazon Wishlist, click here.

Lunch boxes (22)

Pencil sharpeners (12)

Pencils (12)

Erasers (12)

Staplers & staples (12)

Headphones (12)

Highlighters (12)

Spiral notebooks (12)

Pens (12)

Backpacks (12)

Amazon Wishlist Directions:

Select the item you wish to purchase.  You can see the small box which says “Needs #, has #”  to determine how many items have been purchased.  Choose the number and then click “Proceed to Checkout.”

Next, you will select a shipping address.  Your address will show up on the list.  However, to make this more convenient for everyone, please select “Keith Earle” as the shipping address.  His name is the Gift Registry Address.  That will get the item to the Church Office so that we can get the items gathered and delivered.

As you click to continue, you will be taken to your payment selection area.  Select your payment method (you debit or credit card or however you pay for Amazon items) and click to complete.  Your donation will come to the church office.


By | Adult Ministries, Called to Serve, Pastoral Care | No Comments

St. George, San Antonio is hosting a Community of Hope International Lay Chaplain Training with in-person and Zoom options. The 14-week training will take place Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., from August 14 to December 2. Anyone with a servant heart is invited to attend.

Community of Hope International seeks to equip lay people to serve inside and outside congregations as pastoral caregivers who are formed by its foundational Benedictine Spirituality. If you are looking for a ministry of service that offers formational teachings or want to be greater support to your parish, contact Pam Piedfort, member of St. George, for more information and click here for a printable flyer to share.


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For many, August and September are back to school, back to a regular busy routine.  Children are “Back to School” and educational professionals and the staff who supports them are “Back to Work.”

What are you returning “back to?”

Back to School? Back to Work? Back to exercise? Back to Bible study?  Back to Church?

Whatever it is you are “back to,” we are here to support you!

In fact, if you are looking to establish a new practice, we are here to support you too!

Our “Back to…” Office Hours begin on

Monday, August 7th.

Mon – Thurs:  8 am – 4 pm

Friday:  By Appointment Only


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The word “liturgy” comes from a combination of two Greek words that mean “the work of the people.” Worship in The Episcopal Church is a liturgy, the work of the people gathered to offer prayers, break bread, and hear the Word proclaimed. All people, laity and ordained, partner together in the liturgy as a way of embodying God’s Love in Christ Jesus.

The Holy Eucharist, for instance, cannot be celebrated if only the priest is present. The PEOPLE are absolutely necessary for a Eucharist celebration to occur.

Furthermore, the more participation there is in the liturgy from members of the laity, the richer the worship experience is for all in attendance, including the ordained persons. It might help us to remember what liturgy means if we describe worship by that old familiar saying – “The more, the merrier!”

Below are the ministry descriptions of three areas of worship ministries.

These three ministries are open to anyone in the congregation. There are various levels of training needed. However, the training for these roles is probably best done OTJ – “on the job.”

Acolytes:  Students from the 3rd grade through high school seniors are invited to join the acolyte corps.

Hospitality Ministers: Adults, youth, or families who provide a warm welcome, help first-time guests find their way, count the attendance, pass the offering plates, and help the congregation move forward for communion.

Media Ministry:  Adults or youth who advance the liturgy slides that appear on the video monitors.

Below you will find links with more information on each ministry and how to do a “ride along” with an experienced member as well as a link to the Sign-up Genius where you can sign up for Sundays in August. If you are a “returning” or current member of a ministry, please feel free to sign up for a Sunday. If you are new to the ministry or just want to “ride along” for a Sunday, please click below for more information on each ministry and email the leaders listed in the ministry description



Media Ministry

Sign Up Genius