All posts by Keith Earle

Sunday Digital Fellowship & Formation Hour

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Join us for our 8:30 AM Fellowship & Formation Hour on Sunday Mornings. Bring your coffee and enjoy this fellowship time in your own living room as you join this Zoom video gathering on Sunday mornings before our 10:00 AM worship stream.  Our Understanding the Gospel class starts at 9:00 AM on the same meeting. This will be a Zoom gathering at 8:30 AM. All you need to do is enable your camera and microphone. You may use cell phones, laptops, or computers. Contact Keith Earle at kearle@saintgeorgechurch.org if you would like to join and he will send you the Zoom link to join.

Virtual Youth Group

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Sunday nights from 6:00-7:00 PM, the St. George Youth Group is getting together to hang on on Zoom! Fellowship is so important and this is a great way to continue to stay connected. If you are or have a youth in grades 6th-12th and would like to join, reach out to our Director of Youth Ministries, Taylor Brown, at tbrown@saintgeorgechurch.org for the Zoom invite! Hope to “see” you this Sunday!

Adult Ed On-Demand! A Lesson on Romans

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Adult Ed on Demand continues this week! You can learn at your own pace, as your life allows. Each week I will be posting a video that is accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation. I hope that you will find these videos illuminating and that you will email me with thoughts or questions as we move through the Canon.

See you online dear ones!

Pax Dei

Reverend Susan Burnham+

 

Click here for this week’s lesson! 

Chain of Love 2020

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Chain of Love 2020

Chain of Love 2020- To make a gift to support our longstanding partnership with our Sister School & Church, St. Beniot in Mombin Crochu, Haiti,  click the link below and select Chain of Love. Join us in being a part of the chain to make a difference!

Link to Give:

https://tithe.ly/give_new/www/#/tithely/give-one-time/360119

 

Counselor’s Corner

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Counselor Corner
The Freedom in Letting Go
When we give up having to control everything-we can gain so much in return.
By: Taylor Brown
We as people like control. We like the assurance that whatever is coming, we can control the outcome no matter what. We crave this feeling of control because we believe that it’s what takes away the feelings of anxiety, worry, and panic. To a certain extent, it does…for a while. The machine we have created runs effortlessly until a pesky rock disrupts one of our perfectly placed cogs and the entire enterprise comes crashing to a halt. Our machines, rocks, cogs, and inevitable crashes are unique to everyone- but we are united in the experience of “I really thought I had this all under control.” Click here to read more.

Holy Week & Easter at St. George

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Holy Week and Easter at St. George 

All services will be LIVE on the St. George Episcopal Church Facebook page and will be posted on the  Youtube Channel  at a later point in the day. 

Monday – Wednesday, April 6-8 at 9:30 AM

Morning Prayer with Reflections 

Maundy Thursday, April 9 at 6 PM

An Order for Evening Worship with a reflection on Maundy Thursday and music. 

Good Friday, April 10 at 12:00 PM

Good Friday Liturgy 

Easter Sunday, April 12 at 10:00 AM

Easter Sunday Morning Prayer

Sunday Mornings Just Got more Fun for Kids!

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Kids of St. George will now have video lessons and activities provided for them each week, to use on Sunday mornings! Our awesome Formation Specialist, Ms. Sheyla Perez, has put together a Palm Sunday video lesson that you can watch from home! Just click here to listen to the Bible story! In addition to the Bible story, we have included links to several different videos:
Click here to make your own palm leaf
Click here for fun songs & dances
-To see age-appropriate videos about Palm Sunday (click here for JK-2nd) or (click here for 3rd-5th)!
Click here to watch different stations of the cross stories read by Ms. Perez.

Interactive Stations of the Cross for Families

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Although we can’t come together to walk the Stations of the Cross during this special time of Holy Week, we have created an Interactive Stations of the Cross that you can do with your kids at home! It will be a wonderful and spiritual experience that you can do with your children to help prepare their hearts, and yours, for Easter morning! Click Here for the Interactive Stations of the Cross.

St. George COVID-19 Update: Worship

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Dear Friends in Christ:

 

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

We have received word from Bishop David Reed that he is “calling on all clergy and congregations of West Texas to cease gathering in person for worship and meetings until April 1.”  He added that “we should be prepared to see it extended for significantly longer, depending on the continued spread of the virus.”

 

Therefore, beginning this Sunday, March 22, St. George will suspend our in-person public Sunday morning worship until such time as our ecclesiatical and local and national health and governmental authorities deem it safe to resume in-person public worship.

 

We will stream our worship at 10 am on both YouTube and Facebook Live as we did this past Sunday.  Those on the Worship Ministry Schedule are free from obligations for Sunday worship until we resume in- person public worship,  All Sunday morning and afternoon activities until we can return to in-person public worship.

 

In a previous letter to clergy and churches, last Friday Bishop Reed said, “we seek to act in love and not from fear. Not gathering physically for worship becomes, by grace, a gift of sacrificial love to our larger communities and to the most vulnerable in them, as we actively seek to be instruments of Christ’s healing and peace, rather than unwitting conduits of coronavirus.” (emphasis mine)

 

We are all continuing to feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.  And no one knows how and when things will resume in a more familiar way.  We are not alone in this seismic shift in moving to online worship and suspending activities.  Episcopal Churches across the country are taking similar steps to help stem the tide of COVID-19.

 

In a letter to The Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry said, “It is reasonable to assume that some form of recommendations restricting public gatherings will continue for some time,” He continued, “Considering this changing landscape, I believe that suspension of in-person public worship is generally the most prudent course of action at this time, even during Holy Week and on Easter Day.”

 

You will receive the eSpear on Friday and in it you will find links that will take you to YouTube or Facebook Live.  Facebook users will be able to interact with us during the service. And you will be able to share our feed with your Facebook friends. Inviting your friends to church with you in this way is a simple yet very loving, pastoral thing to do in times like these.

 

We will also include a downloadable PDF bulletin with the full service including lyrics to our worship music.  I encourage you to print it out for you and your household and participate just as you would if we were gathered in sanctuary.

 

We have decided on a way to deliver Christian Formation lessons to you in short videos.  The staff members are putting those together even now. Adult Confirmation curriculum is in process of being created and distributed.  Youth Confirmation curriculum will be next. There is still time to prepare for Adults and Youth to participate in Confirmation instruction – all the lessons will be on demand.  If you would like to receive these lessons for you or your teen, please click here to  fill out our Request for Confirmation form.

 

We are also working diligently to provide resources for spiritual nourishment and formation for your use as we move through this time.  Information will be sent as that becomes available.

 

The bonds of affection that hold us together in Christ Jesus transcend physical space and distance.  The Holy Spirit is holding us and holding us together during this time. The technology available to us, which oftentimes can feel intrusive, will be a wonderful tool for us to stay connected with each other until these troubled times pass and we can once again gather together in joyous celebration.

 

Please know that I am holding you all in my prayers regularly.

 

Stay well and God bless you.

 

Peace,

Ram+

 

Click Here to read Bishop Reed’s Letter to the Diocese.

 

Facebook Livestream: @saintgeorgechurch

Youtube Stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOAqu-IOWyPDG7RF1TfYPyg

 

Prayer from Bishop Reed’s Letter

 

Lord God, Father Almighty: We easily take so much for granted until it is threatened. In this time of pandemic, make us deeply mindful of our need for you. Help us to cherish anew all that we have received from you—the gifts of life, health, families and friends, the Church. Rekindle in us the desire to strengthen these precious gifts and to be knit together in you. While our worries and fears are real, give us grace to not give in to them. While our inconveniences and hardships are real, give us eyes to see those who truly suffer and to find ways to serve them. Remind us daily that those who abide in Christ are never truly separated, and even as we are physically distanced may we find deeper and closer community. Send your Holy Spirit to bring healing and peace to us, and to our communities. And may we find wisdom and power in you to disrupt the disruptions. Come quickly, Lord Jesus, Healer of our souls, Savior of the world. Amen.

COVID-19 UPDATE:

The St. George Episcopal Church & School Campus remains CLOSED.

 Please join us through our online streaming, social media, and on-demand resources linked on this website!