St. George Family Fun Day, Oct. 20, 9:00-2:30

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Let’s Get Together!

Join the St. George family for a day of fun, food, fellowship, and formation.

There will be activities for children and adults, worship time, a message from Bishop Lillibridge, free time for fun and catching up including board and card games, card making, and bar-b-que for lunch – all for $1 for children under 13 and $5 for adults (13 and older).

Adult Schedule

9:00-9:30        Sign in at the Registration table
9:30-10:00      Gathering and Worship Time, Sanctuary
10:00-11:30   Kids’ programming (see below)
10:00-11:30   Presentation and Formation with The Right Reverend Gary R. Lillibridge, retired Bishop, Diocese of West Texas – Sanctuary
11:30-1:30      Lunch – Bill Miller’s BBQ – in the Parish Hall, followed by time to enjoy fellowship through lawn games, football games, giant Jenga on the deck, jam session on piano, card making (Leadership Center) board games (Parish Hall), and karaoke
1:30                 St. George Community Family Picture (Courtyard)
2:00                 Closing Worship, Sanctuary

Kids’ Programming Schedule – VPS Style

10:00-10:20   Lesson: Family
10:25-10:45   Games
10:50-11:00   Craft/Activity
11:05-11:25   Bounce House fun
11:30-1:30     Lunch and fellowship activities with adults

All this for $5 (adults) and $1 (kids under 13)

BUY  TICKETS  HERE!

This is a great chance to visit with friends and to make new friends.

If you’d like to organize or facilitate any of the activities above, please contact clerk@saintgeorgechurch.org.

Suggest a Mini-Drive

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Submitted by Marti Nodine 

St. George Church and School members have always been so generous to contribute to whatever planned donation drive comes up: Thanksgiving meals, Christmas Angel Tree gifts, back-to-school backpacks, CAM food drives, Chain of Love, and so on. However, two clever St. George parishioners, Pat Barger and Linda Canas, create their own mini-drives several times a year.

They are part of a group of women who have an August Celebration for some of the group who have birthdays that month. Cards were usually exchanged in lieu of gifts until a decision was made several years ago to bring gifts for charity. At the most recent August get together, attendees were asked to bring underwear and toiletries for homeless women who come to CAM downtown for a sandwich lunch and a change of clothes. The celebrants responded with piles of products to donate! The CAM clients will experience some normalcy after being able to wash their hair, brush their teeth, put on clean clothing, and even smell better. When Linda has a dinner party and guests ask what they can bring, she says, “The food is taken care of. Why don’t you bring something to donate to charity.” We can all institute mini-drives throughout the year using the example of these generous women.

Serving God – Altar Guild

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Mission:  The Altar Guild prepares all the things necessary for the celebration of the Eucharist or any of the other sacraments and offices of the church.

Liturgy begins and ends with the work of the Altar Guild. Caring for the sacred vessels, the bread and wine, the fair linens and hangings, and the candles and torches used for worship in the Sanctuary is far more than a task, it is a true ministry.

No particular skills are needed — just a willingness to serve. If you have 2-3 hours a month, you can help prepare the Sanctuary for Sunday services, funerals, and weddings. Each team serves one weekend a month.

The Altar Guild is a ministry – a gift of time and talent to serve God in His house. It is a privilege to serve God in this way. The housekeeping and decoration of God’s house should be done with sincere devotion and dignity and good taste. The rector is the head of the guild, but he or she cannot do all that must be done in preparation for all of the services. The Altar Guild plays an important role and must be reliable and dependable.

The rector sets the rules, the style, and the tone of the services by his or her preference for flowers, placement of the vessels used in the services, and whether to use incense or not. The rector appoints the head of the Altar Guild to organize and schedule work assignments. The contribution of each Altar Guild member is important; together those contributions are a devotion to the greater glory of God.

If you are interested in joining this wonderful group, contact Alana Woods: alana005@yahoo.com or Barbara Simon: bsimon10@satx.rr.com.

Formation and Fellowship

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What is Formation?

Christian formation is the life-long journey that we each take as we grow in faith and become closer to Jesus. Through prayer, study, worship, and reading the Bible, we can further our path on this journey.

What is Fellowship?

Fellowship is about coming together as members of the body of Christ for support, sharing, gathering, and participating together in the life of the Church. Through fellowship we build the bonds that allow us to do the mission and ministry of the church.