Impact Report – CAM and Pay It Forward

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Click here to read this month’s 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 impact@saintgeorgechurch.org.

Coffee & Conversation

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Dear Fellow Coffee & Conversation Participants –

Last Sunday the class discussed Questions 3 and 4 about Chapter 8 in Max Lucado’s book Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World. In that chapter Max relates times in our lives when we experience a combination of unfortunate events to a “perfect storm” where a combination of weather events creates a serious ocean wave.

In Question 3 Max points out that sometimes “storms” of life are ignited by our own actions, but at other times the storms seem “capricious.” We looked up the etymology of the word “capricious” finding it came originally from French “caprice,” meaning “whim,” or “happening without apparent reason.” The negative connotation is apparently a more recent usage of the word.

Most of the discussion was about Question 4, where Max quotes:

“A mighty fortress is our God; a bulwark never failing.
      Our helper he amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing.”

Some class members contrasted this thought with Frank Sinatra’s song, “I Did it My Way.” Others recalled the more appropriate Dean Martin song, “Everybody Needs Somebody Sometime.” The “conversation” concluded with a member telling of a family that had 23 children, six of their own and the rest adopted as foster children. You can imagine the “perfect storm” the parents had in their home!

This Sunday, 9/22/19, we will start with Question 5 on page 185. Normal time and place, between services, (starting at 9:45 a.m.) in St. Mark’s Room upstairs in the Leadership Center.

In Christ,
Peggy and Paul Foerster

P.S. “Bulwark” comes from “bole,” meaning tree trunk, and “work.” It was originally a fortification made outside a city wall by stacking up tree trunks.

Kids’ Sunday Morning Programming at St. George!

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It’s great to be a kid at St. George on Sunday mornings! We have a fun-filled Fall planned….and it all kicked off this past Sunday, Sept. 8! We have programming for all ages! Details can be found below for Fun & the Son, our all-age Sunday school, as well as our Children’s & Kids for Christ Chapels! We look forward to another fun year with your kids!

Fun & the Son: Meets every Sunday…except on holiday weekends…at 9:45 am in the Youth & Family Room

Who says you have to wait for summer to go to Vacation Bible School?! You can have VBS on Sundays throughout the year. Join us this Sunday, Sept. 8, as we kick off our fall series of Fun & the Son: GAME ON; our VBS inspired Sunday School for kids in kinder-5th grade! During Fun & the Son: GAME ON kids engage in interactive bible lessons, play fun games and make snacks that relate to the bible theme of the day!
This fall, we’re going on an epic African adventure with ROAR, where the whole herd will be engaged! At ROAR, kids will explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life! So lace up those shoes, get in the spirit and join us on Sunday mornings at 9:45 AM in the Youth & Family Room. We look forward to seeing you there! Breakfast is provided. While the kids are participating, we welcome parents to join in “The Wired Word” group study during this time in the Parish Hall!

 

Children’s Chapel (PreK-2nd grade) & Kids For Christ Chapel (3rd-5th grade): Meets every Sunday during the 10:45 am worship service

All our chapel lessons engage the kids in scripture through fun & action-packed activities! Over the next couple of weeks in September, we will be completing the Back to School series of lessons: Glorifying God at School. Last Sunday was our first lesson, Glorifying God on the playground! This Sunday, we learn how to Glorify God in the Cafeteria; kids will learn the importance of focusing on Christ and on the good things of the Spirit!

Sept. 15: Glorifying God in the Classroom

Sept. 22: Glorifying God on the Bus

 

 

Sneak Peek for October lessons: we will begin a new series called Monsters: Overcoming the Fear of Scary Things with God’s Help!

Sept. 29: The Monsters Out There: kids will learn to trust God with their fears.

Oct. 6:     The Monsters In Here: kids will learn to face their fear of failure and take risks when God leads them

Oct. 13:   Bigger than the Monsters: kids will learn to fear the Lord and love Him for all He’s done

Oct. 20:   The Monsters Up Ahead: kids will know they can trust God now and in the future.

Oct. 27:   Special October lesson called Pumpkin Seeds: kids will learn when we give what we have to God, no matter how small, he is able to use it and turn it into something GREAT!

St. George Card Club

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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, September 21, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM

Please email Jennie Dietrich at pfun_stampin@sbcglobal.net with any questions.

Willmann Trust Grant Applications due by September 6

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Each year the Willmann Trust Board offers grants to local ministries and non-profit organizations. In 2018, grants were awarded to the following ministries: Larkspur Elementary, West Avenue Compassion, Christian Assistance Ministries, Pay-It-Forward–Haven for Hope, and Magdalena House.

If your organization would like to apply for financial or other assistance from the Willmann Trust, please click here for our online application.

Requests are due by September 6, 2019 for Willmann Trust Board consideration at their next meeting.