Last Sunday we read and discussed Question 5 concerning Chapter 4 in Max Lucado’s book “Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World.” Max asks us to think about one event in our life or the life of another believer where good has come following terrible circumstances. The question served as a springboard for heartfelt stories from a number of class members.
Some members told of their good marriages that came after either death of a former spouse or after unfortunate prior relationships. In one case, the member had moved to another country, and there met the “person that God had always intended to be their spouse.” Another told of meeting someone special whose job was about to take that person to another state. The person is now returning to San Antonio to continue the relationship. Both are coming to Coffee and Conversation class.
Yet another member and spouse had once had the opportunity to move to Indonesia. Although the class member was enthused about the move, the spouse had doubts, so the move did not take place. The member was later diagnosed with a large, life-threatening brain tumor. Expert surgeons in the United States successfully removed the tumor. Had the couple been living in Indonesia, it is unlikely that the life could have been saved.
One of the things participants feel is most important about C&C class is that we feel free to reveal pertinent things about ourselves that we may seldom talk about. Members understand that “what happens in C&C stays in C&C.” That’s why we never reveal in these emails the name or gender of the member who tells their story. And those who choose not to discuss a particular topic are free to benefit from what others say.
Hope you can join us this Sunday, May 26, between services starting at 9:45 a.m. in St. Mark’s Room, upstairs in the Leadership Center. We will start the “conversation” with Question 6 on page 170.
Peggy and Paul Foerster
As we move into the summer months, please know that the best way to contact our staff during this time is through an email and a scheduled appointment. We will not be able to effectively address walk-in appointments and you may walk in at a time when our staff is unavailable, so please use the guide below to contact the office. We want to help, and we look forward to a great summer with you!
St. George Staff Contact Information
Rector – Fr. Ram Lopez email@example.com
Senior Director – Keith Earle firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Pastoral Care – Marilynne Herbster email@example.com
Director of Family Ministries – Happy Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Youth Ministries – Taylor Brown email@example.com
Director of Music Ministry- Bernadette Williams firstname.lastname@example.org
Bookkeeper/Admin. Assistant – Jennifer Kirkland email@example.com
Communications Manager – Aimee Martinez firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginning June 2, we will have a special blessing for our young people as they head off to various summer camps at the 10:45 AM service.
If your child will be attending Camp Capers, please let us know their name(s) and what session they are attending. In addition to a blessing during the church service, St. George will send a letter to them while they are at camp. Please email email@example.com with your information.
Many St. George parishioners touch the lives of people every day in San Antonio and throughout the world as they “love and serve” in the name of God. “Stories of Humanity and Healing” seeks to share with you the human stories of that work. Do you have a story to share of reaching out to your fellow human beings? If so, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to read this month’s Impact Report.
Our high school graduates will receive their Bibles during the 10:45 AM worship service on Sunday, May 19.
We will be offering prayers for all graduates during both worship services. It is our hope that these Bibles will be a treasured source of guidance and inspiration for our graduates as they begin a new journey in their lives. We thank you for your contributions.
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!
The Rt. Rev. David Reed will visit St. George on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Bishop Reed will be our celebrant for both worship services as well as being present for any confirmations, receptions, and reaffirmations.
Plan to join us and bring a friend!
I am looking forward to resuming our Wired Word class this week. We are back in the Parish Hall this Sunday during the 10:00-10:30 time!!
Come and join in the fresh conversation as we continue our lessons. All are invited and welcome to join us, so bring yourself and a friend if you wish!
Our family ministries will have a movie playing in the Youth and Family room for any kiddos during our time together. Hope to see you there! Have a blessed week.
Dear Friends in Christ:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
This past Sunday, I announced two items of interest to all in our SG Community.
First, beginning on Sunday, September 8, we will launch a third, late afternoon worship option. The vision for this is to reach those in the surrounding community who, for whatever reason, cannot make it to any church on a Sunday morning. It will also be a help to our own folks who, more and more, find their Sunday mornings filled with personal and professional activities. At this point, what I would ask is that you pray for the design team (Keith Earle, Jessica Leibowitz, and myself) and pray for an opportunity to invite someone you feel God is calling you to share this new offering.
Second, the Vestry and School Board will begin a review of bids from several local contractors on a possible renovation and refreshing of the Parish Hall. The plan would include enlarging the stage for both Church and School Fine Arts performances, raising the ceiling, installing new flooring, and generally upgrading this much-used space. Timing and cost are the two primary considerations and will be the two main factors on moving forward. I will keep you informed about the process as it moves along. Please do pray for the Vestry and School Board as they weigh the options that will come before them. Please feel free to ask questions of Keith Earle, our Senior Director; Susan Alwais, our Senior Warden; or me.
Our beloved community of St. George is in a very healthy place right now – which is a wonderful blessing. I believe strongly that God is calling us to share that blessing by reengaging our mission of joining Jesus on the mission fields of our life. We are called to go to the mission fields that are nearby and far away, the familiar and the unfamiliar, in order to share the Good News of Jesus with those whose hopes have faded, whose faith has waned, who seek the Light of Christ to drive away the inner darkness which besets their hearts.
I am grateful for all that God is doing among us, around us, and through us! I am grateful to have each of you, my St. George sisters and brothers, as partners in this mission of Jesus to which we have been called!