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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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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

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