Last Sunday we continued with the questions about Chapter 5 in Max Lucado’s book Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World. In Questions 4 and 5, Max points out that anxiety is amplified when we feel we are facing difficult situations alone. He asks us to think of times and situations in which we have felt truly alone.
A number of members shared such experiences, and what they had done to overcome the feelings of loneliness. Max advocates viewing the Lord as “a faithful friend who greets us in the early morning for a long walk or a conversation over coffee…,”a statement that, coincidentally, reflects the name of our class! To hear details of such confidential experiences you had to have been in class. Our by-line is “What happens in C&C stays in C&C.”
With regard to the Lord as a faithful friend, Max had us read Verse 14 of Psalm 25, “The Lord confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them.” One class member pointed out that the Bibles we use in our classroom have the footnote that “fear” in that verse might better have been translated as “[those who use him as their] secret counsel.”
The frequent reference to “Lord” in these questions prompted another class member to ask,“When you hear the word ‘Lord,’ do you think of God or of Jesus?” Responses were divided, with about 2/3 of the class saying ‘God.’
Next Sunday, 7/21/19, class will continue with Question 6 on page 175. Max asks us to read Psalm 139, which begins “You have searched me, Lord, and you know me.You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.” Some of the words from this Psalm you will recognize as appearing in familiar hymns. Peggy will be facilitating the class (9:45, St. Mark’s Room) while Paul is in Orlando making a presentation at a calculus teachers’ conference.
Peggy & Paul Foerster
Believe it or not, it is that time again….
We hope you can join us to make cards for members of the congregation! No Talent Required; we will supply everything you need.
Bring a friend!
Why: Because it is fun and we provide a wonderful service to the church
Where: St. George Leadership Center (upstairs)
When: Saturday, July 20, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Please email Jennie Dietrich at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
July is our opportunity to bring backpacks and school supplies for children who will not have these items for the beginning of school. Eight churches in our area, called the Convening of Churches, partner to provide these children with the tools they need to help them be successful as they start school. Children from elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools in our area will benefit from these donations. (Note: Middle School and High School require clear backpacks). One of the main elementary schools that benefit from this is Larkspur, which is the school that St. George supports.
Please bring backpacks and school supplies on Sundays, or drop them off at the Leadership Center between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM during the week. Click here to view the supply list. If you would rather donate money to purchase these items, please be sure to put “Backpacks” on the memo line of your check or online donation. It costs an average of $40 to $45 per student to furnish a completed backpack. In past years the Convening of churches packed 1,000 backpacks.
All of the backpacks and school supplies donated from St. George, along with all backpacks and supplies donated from the other 8 churches of the Convening, will be taken to Coker United Methodist Church, and on Monday, August 5, and Tuesday, August 6, we will sort and pack. Volunteers are needed for all of these dates. This is a great “family” activity. Please consider helping. It is a very rewarding experience!
For questions, please contact Julabeth Carden, email@example.com or 210-365-6377.
Every Sunday at the 10:45 service, we will have a special blessing for our young people as they head off to various summer camps.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your information.
Praise God’s blessings! The Lord has provided new opportunities for our Haitian partnership this past spring. Next month, Keith Earle and two representatives from Texas Water Mission will be heading to St. Benoit with Fr. Goursse to asses the current water situation on the campus at St. Benoit. In partnership with Texas Water Mission, we hope to come up with a quality and useful water solution for our partners. Please pray for God’s vision and discernment on this trip as the team works together during this time. The team is set to head out on July 10 and we look forward to continuing to build the bonds of friendship as well as work on this solution with our partners. If you desire to contribute towards the work of this trip, you may do so by praying for us and offering your voice to God in support. If you wish to support further with your own gifts, you may donate by check, cash or electronically byclicking here. Please designate “Haiti Outreach” in the memo or locate the giving category electronically. If you have any questions, please contact Keith Earle for more details. Thank you for your prayers during this time.
If you are wondering, YES we are still having The Wired Word classes even with the Parish Hall under construction. We are temporarily meeting in the Leadership Commons space.
Please consider joining us as we enjoy great conversations together. Remember we also have children’s formation opportunities during this time as well, and we also will take care of the Tacos!
In the summer change of season, consider adding this to your Sunday morning routine. Class starts at 10 am See you there!