Bloomers & Boomers 2019-2020 Schedule

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Fall 2019–Spring 2020

September 10, 2019
Program: Food Bank
Coordinator: Paul and Peggy Foerster
Time: 9:20 at St. George and carpool to Food Bank

October 15, 2019
Program: St. George’s Stained Glass Windows
Coordinator: Jerry Canavit
Place: St. John Room and church
Time: 10:00-12:00

November 12, 2019
Program: Fellowship
Coordinator: Debbie Swindell
Place: St. John Room
Time: 10:00-12:00

December 10, 2019
Program: Christmas Luncheon and Dave May
Coordinator: Pat Lindemood
Place: St. John Room
Time: 10:00-12:00

January 14, 2020
Program: Reading Literacy
Coordinators: Paul and Peggy Foerster
Place: St. John Room
Time: 10:00-12:00

February 11, 2020
Program: Billy Sartor’s Alaska Adventures
Coordinators: Billy and Barbara Sartor
Place: St. John Room
Time: 10:00-12:00

March 10, 2020
Program: “Amazing Church People We Have Met”
Coordinators: Ron and Joyce Merrett
Place: St. John Room
Time: 10:00-12:00

April 14, 2020
Program: Categorizing the Willmann collection
Coordinator: Pam Piedfort, Marilynne Herbster, Linda Canas
Place: St. John Room
Time: 10:00-12:00

May 12, 2020
Program: Planning for Next Year
Coordinators: Everyone
Place: St. Mark Room
Time: 10:00-12:00

Coffee & Conversation

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Dear Fellow Coffee & Conversation Participants — Special Schedule Sunday!

This Sunday, 6/9/19, there will be only one service — at 10:00 a.m., followed by refreshments and activities as described in the E-Spear. As a result, it will not be possible for C&C Class to meet at the usual time and place. So our participants will join in the other scheduled church activities instead.

Last Sunday we read and discussed Question 7 concerning Chapter 4 in Max Lucado’s book “Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World.” Following Max’s prompt, we read Isaiah 49:15-16 and Isiah 53 to lay the foundation for the question. The former passage contains Isaiah’s reassurance, addressing the fear that the Lord had forsaken Zion. The latter passage foretells the coming of Jesus, with wording that ultimately found its way into Handel’s oratorio “The Messiah,” including, “Surely he has borne our grief…,” and “All we like sheep have gone astray… .”

There followed a lively discussion. With regard to prayers, one member pointed out that God always answers in one of three ways: (1) “Yes.” (2) “No.” (3) “Not yet.” This reminded one member of the Rolling Stones’ 1969 song

“You can’t always get what you want.
     But if you try sometimes you just might find
     You get what you need.” [our emphasis added]

Another recalled the Garth Brooks’ “Unanswered Prayers,” with the lines,

“Sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayers.
Remember when you’re talkin’ to the man upstairs,
That just because he doesn’t answer doesn’t mean he don’t care.
Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.”

Week after next, 6/16/19, we will resume normal class, starting with Question 8 on page 171, which points out that “rejoicing” is not always what you expect. Hope you can come!

In Christ, Peggy & Paul Foerster

P.S. We will be in Chicago on 6/16/19. We ask for one of you to volunteer to facilitate the class that day. Please call Paul’s cell phone, 210-872-5451.

Talkin’ St George – Bishop David Reed

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St John Room, Leadership Center

Bishop Reed will be our celebrant for both worship services, as well as being present for any confirmations, receptions, and reaffirmations.

Join us to hear from our Bishop David Reed during Talkin’ St. George.

Talking St George begins at 9:45 AM in the St John Room in the Leadership Center. Everyone is invited to attend!

Talkin’ St. George will take a summer recess and will return on Sunday, September 8!