As you may have heard, September 13th was our first return to in-person worship service at 8:00 AM in the Parish Hall. Doors open each Sunday at 7:45 AM at the Richards portico off of Castle Lane. That will be our only entrance for in-person worship. Please plan on parking in the Castle Lane lot if you are attending. We are requiring that all attendees who are comfortable coming for in-person worship fill out our St. George Episcopal Church Pre-Screening/Reservation form by Sunday morning before they attend the service. This form will also be linked in each week’s eSpear electronic newsletter. This will speed up our on-campus screening and check-in process once you arrive. It will also help us anticipate the numbers attending and determine how we will set up the worship space. Remember, we are continuing to offer our 10:00 AM worship stream in the same format that we have been presenting each week, and we look forward to seeing you in either space!
Below is a video I have provided that walks you through the Pre-Screening/ Reservation form so that you can anticipate what it will look like.
I am also including a fun video created by the staff to highlight what to expect for the return to in-person worship. Take a look, and enjoy the fun spirit that went into this video!
As always, please reach out to me if you have any questions. The rest of the team and I are here for you and want to support you in any way possible. Have a blessed rest of your week!
The St. George Community of Hope International (COHI) has trained lay chaplains who are available to minister to those of you and yours who could benefit from a compassionate listening presence.
In 1994 Rev. Helen Appelberg created the COHI training course for lay chaplains to support hospital staff chaplains. The philosophy is “rooted in the ageless principles of The Rule of Benedict and sustained by clinical pastoral practices.”
COHI lay chaplains at St. George are available now. If you would like to request a call from a lay chaplain, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Community of Hope International, go to https://www.cohinternational.org/.
Introducing our new Sunday Online program that will guarantee to put a smile on every kids’ face! Each Sunday will be filled with new activities, new Bible lessons, and a personalized voice message and closing prayer from ME..your fearless leader, Ms. Happy! Check it out…and Have fun engaging in the Word of God!
Please click here to watch a video in which Fr. Ram discusses the plans for an in-person worship opportunity.
Please click here to watch a fun video detailing what it will look like when we return to in-person worship. Thank you to our fabulous staff for putting this together!
The Diocese of West Texas has recently initiated a robust Immigration Ministry to help our brothers and sisters in Christ going through the immigration process here in the U.S. St. George’s own Bernadette Williams, Director of Music Ministry, has joined the effort to assist this diocesan ministry with Haitian families who have recently been released from the detention centers by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). In coordination with the immigration agencies in South Texas, Bernadette and other volunteers have been helping in many ways. Bernadette helps with translation services for the Haitians who are not able to speak English. The group recently helped by supporting a family that was expecting to go through the process of delivering her baby at a local hospital, which can be daunting if you don’t understand our healthcare system. They help other families to find sponsors for the next step of their journey. Join us in praying for our Haitian Sisters and Brothers on this very difficult journey of their lives and praying for the continued success and support of this diocesan ministry. Contact Bernadette at bwilliams@saintgeorgechurch.