The Commons Room of the St. George Leadership Center
The Pearl Trio is back this year to support the San Antonio Youth Literacy, SAYL through the next St. George Fine Arts series event for the Fall. Made up of our own pianist, Vivienne Spy, violinist Karen Styles, and cellist Barbara Paddock George, The Pearl Trio will be performing some of the greatest classical repertoire for trios. All are members of the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra. Come to hear fine classical music and to support SAYL!
This month’s Impact Report features Linda Canas and Pat Barger’s Women-to-Women Ministries and Cliff McLean’s support for Music Writing Ministry for Vets. Read about how folks from St. George support these ministries in the November Impact Report.
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.
Food and Friends Gathering
Our First Food and Friends Gathering (30s – 50s Group) was a great success! We got to chat and learn more about those we didn’t know very well, and old friends also had the opportunity to spend some time together.
We all enjoyed fajitas and even got to celebrate a birthday with some birthday cake. We hope that you can join us for our Food and Friendsgiving on November 15!
You should receive an Evite soon, but if you want more information, please contact Jennifer Kirkland at email@example.com.
An Outreach Activity for our St. George Community
Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 – 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: This year’s JUBILEE FREE SALE will be held at the Churchill Baptist Church, 12400 Vista View.
Friday, Nov. 8: Need 20+ Volunteers to help unload the moving van at Churchill Baptist and set up the sale from 6:00PM-9:00PM.
Saturday, Nov 9: Need 20+Volunteers to assist shoppers, maintain displays and clean up after sale. We will be working with volunteers from other churches. The Free Sale takes place from 9:00AM-1@:00PM. Start time that day for volunteers is 8:00 am.
For information and questions or to volunteer, please contact Julabeth Carden at 210-365-6377 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dear Fellow Coffee & Conversation Participants –
Last Sunday the class discussed Question 4 about Chapter 10 in Max Lucado’s book Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World. Rather than asking for specific responses, Question 4 presents several quotes and scripture passages for general discussion.
The first passage recalls the parable of the vineyard in John 15, where Jesus is represented by the grape vine and we, by the branches. We can bear fruit as long as we remain attached to the vine. The secret to reducing anxiety is less about “doing” and more about “abiding.” “Abide” comes from the Old English word “gebidan,” the prefix “ge-” denoting onward motion, and “bidan” meaning “dwell.”
Another reading likens the vineyard parable to a father leading his four-year-old child down a crowded street. The father says, “Hold my hand,” not “Memorize the map,” nor, “Take your chances dodging traffic,” nor “Let’s see if you can find your way home.”
As usual, “conversation” ranged among diverse topics, including, “Does the presence of a police officer at St. George during church make us feel safer or less safe,” and “Our job is to bring others to church, and the church’s job is to bring them to Christ.” We are not responsible to save the world.
Next Sunday, 11/10/19, we will finish discussing the passages in Question 4. Hope to see you there, normal time and place, between services, (starting at 9:45 a.m.) in St. Mark’s Room upstairs in the Leadership Center.
Peggy and Paul Foerster
P.S. The following Sunday, 11/17/19, is Consecration Sunday, with one service at 10:00 a.m., followed by a catered luncheon. So C&C will join in these activities rather than meeting in St. Mark’s Room.
Ronald McDonald House located at 4847 Sid Katz Dr. (210) 614-2554
Sunday, November 17 from 1:00-3:00 pm (Immediately following the New Consecration Sunday luncheon)
We will be baking tasty sweets for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House
The Kids of KFC are invited to come and serve the families at the Ronald McDonald House on Sunday, November 17! We will be baking tasty sweets for the families to enjoy throughout the week! A SignUp Genius link will be sent out for RSVP’s as well as give individuals the opportunity to donate supplies needed for our baking extravaganza!
Note to Parents: Nov. 17 is New Consecration Sunday (NCS), which will be a one-service that begins at 10:00 AM. There is a luncheon to follow after the service. The kids will enjoy lunch with their families in the Parish Hall. We will depart immediately following the NCS luncheon and head to the Ronald McDonald House. We will need help chaperoning the kids. If there are any parents who are available to help transport and chaperone while at the facility, please let me know!
Looking forward to sharing this special service opportunity with the kids!
The November meeting of Boomers & Bloomers will take place November 12, at 10:00 AM, in the St. John’s room. Please join Debbie Swindell, the facilitator for a time of Fellowship and fun.