Parent and Child Serving Together

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Submitted by Jessica Miller

I joined the pastoral care ministry when I was just a child. I would go with my mom when she would take flowers, a meal, or communion to someone. She taught me that being in God’s flock didn’t always happen in the church.After becoming part of the St. George Home Eucharistic Ministers, I realized what an important role my mom and I had. Now that I am a mother, I take my six-year-old daughter Brinkley with me to visit and take communion to Ms. R.

My daughter enjoys going over to her house, especially to see all the cats and dogs. The joy this little girl brings is all over everyone’s faces when we walk through the door. Ms. R. loves seeing my daughter. She takes such delight in watching Brinkley grow, talking with her, and seeing the beautiful works of art she brings her.

Since doing this, my daughter asks to pray for Ms. R. at bedtime, so we do. It’s always the same prayer, “to help Ms. R. feel happy.” So whenever we go for a visit, I know it helps Ms. R. feel happy, but it also helps us feel happy, too.

 

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6.

Thanksgiving Food Drive

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Thanksgiving Food Drive

It’s time for our Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive in partnership with the Beta Club at St. George School, we are collecting donations of food for the San Antonio Food Bank and for Christian Assistance Ministries.  Food collected for CAM will be boxed along with donated turkeys to create full Thanksgiving dinners for the clients at CAM. Donations can be dropped off at the collection table in the Narthex by Sunday, November 19th. Contact Marti Nodine for more information: martisatx@aol.com.

 

 

Food Items Needed:

-nine bean soup mix or pinto beans

-cornbread dressing mix

chicken broth or bullion cubes

-canned sweet potatoes

-canned pumpkin

-canned green beans

-canned cranberry sauce

-canned mixed vegetables

-canned corn

-canned fruit

-evaporated or condensed milk

-cereal, particularly oatmeal

Praise and Poetry- Haiti Mission Trip Fundraiser 2017

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Join us on the evening of Friday, June 16th at 6:00PM for a wonderful evening of praise and poetry! Come celebrate our “community of love” as we offer songs, prayers, words, and scriptures that lift up the spirit of our mission and ministry with our brothers and sisters at St. Benoit in Mombin Crochu, Haiti. Words of Poetry will be offered by  our very own, Carol Reposa,recently named 2018 Poet Laureate of Texas, and local poet, Harold Rodinksy. Fr. Ram will also offer poetry and reflections.   All will be led in song and praise by Keith and Shannon Earle as we lift up the power of God’s music in song in our lives singing of the journey that calls us into mission and what it means to be a “community of love”.  Join with us this night and celebrate the upcoming trip to Haiti, where Fr. Ram Lopez, Keith Earle, and Greg Merritt will be present at St. Benoit for the dedication of the new worship space this July 11th.  Greg Merritt will also have some of his beautiful Haitian photography for purchase in the narthex.  This and all offerings taken during the event are in support of the Haiti Mission Trip happening in July. Click here to contribute before the event. Thank you to everyone who has helped already as we are on our way to raising our goal of $5,000.  Every dollar counts, and no offering is too small. 

Order of the Daughters of the King – Called to Serve

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What did you put on your wish list for Christmas? Did you ask for a walker because your family couldn’t afford the device that would allow you to walk around your home? Did you ask for coats because no one in your family had one as winter approached? Did you ask for professional clothing because you had nothing to wear for upcoming job interviews?

Probably not. I suspect wish lists for St. George families included such things as the latest popular toys, stylish clothing, and updated technology. Most of us are fortunate enough to afford the necessities of life, but did you imagine the items above were on the wish lists of families in our own neighborhood, families whose children attend Larkspur Elementary?

As a part of their goal of year-round stewardship, the Order of the Daughters of the King at St. George agreed to adopt a Larkspur family and provide some of their wishes for Christmas. Through the generous giving of the Daughters, not only did they provide gifts for one family but eventually provided for three families with additional $50 HEB gift cards to two more families!

After Julabeth Carden had bought gifts for all the individual family members, the Daughters met on a Sunday after church to wrap all the gifts. What a joyous occasion it was as we got into the spirit of giving and listened to Julabeth tell us the amazing stories of these families. She was fortunate enough to accompany a Larkspur administrator to deliver the bounty and see many faces light up with joy.

The Daughters have pledged to collect needed articles to donate monthly to Larkspur families. Items that we take for granted such as laundry soap, socks, underwear, and snacks are above many a family budget just blocks away from us.

To hear more of the specifics of these gifts and our neighbors, come to the Annual Meeting and hear Julabeth’s full report. You will surely receive a blessing!

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 29th at 9:30 AM.  Tacos, juice and coffee will be served. Childcare will be available.  For more information, click here.

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