We had an amazing turnout at this year’s Pancake Supper! We had parishioners and school families of all ages that came together in fellowship before the Holy season of Lent.
The Ladies Lunch Bunch will meet Saturday, April 6, at 12 Noon at the Cheese Cake Factory in North Star Mall, 7400 San Pedro Ave. Hostesses are Claudia Valdez, (210) 492-9837, and Pat Hart, (210) 882-0019. Please call with your response by Thursday, April 4. Looking forward to seeing you!
The St. George Recovery Sunday 2019 will be held this Sunday, March 24. We will have a guest speaker, Mr. David Phipps, co-chair of the Diocese of West Texas (DWTX) Recovery Commission and Executive Director of Lifetime Recovery in San Antonio.
Along with David, members of the DWTX Recovery Ministries Commission will be present. Also joining us will be staff members from “Pay It Forward,” a local organization that helps graduates of Haven for Hope alcohol-drug rehabilitation program take the next step in their recovery by helping them move into sober housing.
The Collect for the Third Sunday in Lent reminds us “that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves.” God is our only source of power to lead a whole, healthy, and holy life. Come and learn how hundreds of thousands of people “have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body” through the spiritual path traced in the Twelve Steps presented in Alcoholics Anonymous.
We hope you all had a blessed spring break!
We are resuming the Wired Word discussions and class this week. Please come and join us for Tacos and conversations as we dig into our next discussion. A few reminders: class starts at 10 a.m. and is finished by 10:30.
As a church we are in the midst of our Lenten season and one of my favorite community gatherings, Lenten Lunches, are taking place. Last name H-L, it’s your turn to bring the soup to share after the 10:45 a.m. service.
This Sunday is also Recovery Sunday and is sure to be a treat as we enjoy a few special guests and hear a great message.
All of this along with our Fun and the Son, Children’s Chapel, Kids for Christ, and Youth Confirmation/Tacos with Taylor classes make for a full and exciting Sunday! Hope to have you join us for the excitement. Have a blessed rest of your week and see you soon!
The next Boomers and Bloomers meeting has been planned by our very own Linda Canas.
Information is below:
Date: Tuesday, April 9
Program: Tour the Bishop Jones Center
Place: Meet at Saint George and car pool there
Time: 9:20 a.m. at Saint George for a 10:00 a.m. tour
We hope to see everyone there. If you have any questions, please contact me.
Dawn and Jerry
Last Sunday we read and discussed the last two questions on Chapter 2 and the first two questions on Chapter 3 in Max Lucado’s book “Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World.” Interestingly, the Meditation at the end of Chapter 2 was the Prayer of Saint Patrick, and last Sunday was St. Patrick’s s Day.
Much of the discussion centered around Max’s pointing out the difference between guilt that comes from the thought “I did [something] bad,” and guilt from the thought “I am bad.” Some parents echoed this theme by pointing out that they love their children for who they are, not just for what they do.
Several teachers in the class related this thought to how they handled misbehaving students. They punish the behavior, not the person. One member pointed out that a punishment, although possibly severe, was over once administered, and that they did not hold the previous behavior against the student later on. Another member summarized this thought by saying that there are no bad kids.
Continuing this discussion, yet another teacher stated that when a student says (for example), “I can’t read,” the teacher says, “You can read, just not as well as you would like to be able to read.” Thus the focus is on improvement not on inability.
This Sunday, 3/21/19, we will start by reconsidering Question 2 on page 164, for which we didn’t have time for a complete “conversation.” Max asks us to read Genesis Chapter 3, then to consider how Adam and Eve might have confronted their negative thinking following their fall from grace in the Garden of Eden.
Hope to see you in class Sunday, normal time and place, between services starting at 9:45 in St. Mark’s Room, second floor in the Leadership Center.
Peggy and Paul Foerster
In an email Fr. Ram sent last week, he said,
We have arrived yet again at the doorstep to the season of Lent. Generations of Christ followers have used this 40-day season to reset their faith in Christ’s Love, to renew their commitment to their Baptismal vows, and to recommit to serving God and God’s people in their daily lives and work.
The words of invitation to observe a holy Lent give us clues to finding our way spiritually through Lent to a glorious Easter Morning.
Here’s a way to help us find our way . . .