2018 Save the Dates (Just a Few Highlights)
Jan. 21 Council Delegate Elections
Feb. 4 Annual Parish Meeting @9:30 AM
Feb. 14 Ash Wednesday @ 7:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 7:00 PM
March 3-4 MS Musical – Annie, Jr.
March 25 Palm Sunday
March 29 Maundy Thursday @ 7:00 PM
March 30 Good Friday @12:00 PM
March 31 Holy Saturday @ 9:30 AM
April 1 Easter Sunday
April 30 Chain of Love
May 20 Bishop’s Confirmation Visit, High School Graduate Recognition
July 9-13 Vacation Bible School
Sept-TBD Fall Parish Meeting
Oct. 28 Celebration Sunday– Ingathering
Our annual Greening of the Church will take place on Thursday, December 21 beginning at 5:00 PM. We need volunteers of all ages to help us setup the Sanctuary for our upcoming Christmas Season worship services. We will be putting up wreaths, decorating with poinsettias, and setting out our Nativity. Pizza will be served. Afterwards, we’ll spread the Christmas spirit by caroling through the neighborhood! Hot chocolate will be served afterwards.
Join us for our worship offering at 10:45 AM on Sunday, December 17th for our joyous Lessons & Carols Service led by our Music Ministry and our Lector Ministry. This annual presentation is a wonderful tradition that celebrates the pairing of beloved scriptures with melodies and songs that celebrate the coming birth of our Savior. Come and hear how God’s message speaks to the people during this time of reflection, prayer and Song! All are welcome for this service, and nursery is provided. Please note that this is not a Eucharist-based worship. If you would like Communion as part of your worship, please consider attending the 8:30 AM service.
Come and relax while you listen to some wonderful music as St. George Episcopal Church’s Music Ministry presents the 4th Annual Community Pops Concert! This year our theme is “Gospel,” so you are sure to hear many of your favorites, old and new! For the second year in a row we have invited some guests from our surrounding communities to come and join us. We will be joined by the Schertz United Methodist Church choir and St. John’s Episcopal Church choir from New Braunfels. All are invited to join our St. George community for what is sure to be a fun and entertaining event for all! The concert will be on Sunday, October 8th at 5:30pm.
We will have popcorn, water and lemonade but you may bring snacks or a takeout dinner from your favorite restaurant if you’d like. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and relax in our beautiful courtyard. You may want some mosquito repellent and a flashlight as well. We’ll see you there!
We are very excited to announce that we will be holding First Communion classes beginning Tuesday, October 10th from 3:15-4:15. Any child in the 1st-5th grades that has been baptized is invited to attend this 5 class series! The curriculum we will be using is modeled on the Eucharist format: We Gather (Lesson 1), We Hear the Word of God (Lesson 2), We Respond to the Word (Lesson 3), We Offer our Gifts (Lesson 4), We Celebrate and We are Sent Out (Lesson 5). Because children learn with all their senses, activities and instruction will be included that engage them throughout each lesson.
The classes will be led by Happy Wilson in the Youth & Family Room.
The First Communion class schedule is as follows:
October 10: We Gather
October 17: We Hear the Word of God
October 24: We Respond to the Word
November 7: We Offer our Gifts
November 24: We Celebrate & We are Sent Out
TBD: First Communion
You may register your child for the First Communion classes by contacting Happy Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join us on Thursday, August 31 at 7 pm for a time of prayer for all those who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. We will gather in the Sanctuary to say the prayers of the Church, hear and respond to God’s Holy Word and say our prayers. This prayer service is open to all so please feel free to invite family and friends.
Note: Parent Orientations will also be occurring on Thursday evening. Parking is available both off West Avenue and off Castle Lane including the area behind the two small houses.
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. I am happy to announce that the St. George Community has called Frances Caroline “Cookie” Harris as our next Youth Minister, Sacred Studies Teacher and School Chaplain. Cookie is super excited to be joining our team and becoming a part of this community.
Cookie is a detail-oriented and gifted communicator. She has years of nonprofit administrative and leadership experience. She graduated from The University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Elementary Education and a Master of Curriculum and Instruction. While at Ole Miss, she served as a Recruiter for the School of Education. Returning to her native San Antonio, Cookie served as Youth Director Intern for her home parish, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and School.
In 2014, Cookie felt the call of God tugging her to move to Haiti. While there she founded and directed the English as a Second Language Program for Respire Haiti in Gressier, Ouest, haiti. She also served as the lead teacher of the English Immersion Homeschool Classroom at Respire Haiti Christian School in Gressier.
While in Haiti, Cookie adopted Robi and Sherly. They are in 9th and 10th grades and are boarding at TMI-The Episcopal School of Texas. Cookie will begin her ministry at St. George mid-July. Currently, she is working very closely with Daniel Forman as they both work to ensure a smooth transition. Please join me in welcoming Cookie to the St. George Community!
Join us on the evening of Friday, June 16th at 6:00PM for a wonderful evening of praise and poetry! Come celebrate our “community of love” as we offer songs, prayers, words, and scriptures that lift up the spirit of our mission and ministry with our brothers and sisters at St. Benoit in Mombin Crochu, Haiti. Words of Poetry will be offered by our very own, Carol Reposa,recently named 2018 Poet Laureate of Texas, and local poet, Harold Rodinksy. Fr. Ram will also offer poetry and reflections. All will be led in song and praise by Keith and Shannon Earle as we lift up the power of God’s music in song in our lives singing of the journey that calls us into mission and what it means to be a “community of love”. Join with us this night and celebrate the upcoming trip to Haiti, where Fr. Ram Lopez, Keith Earle, and Greg Merritt will be present at St. Benoit for the dedication of the new worship space this July 11th. Greg Merritt will also have some of his beautiful Haitian photography for purchase in the narthex. This and all offerings taken during the event are in support of the Haiti Mission Trip happening in July. Click here to contribute before the event. Thank you to everyone who has helped already as we are on our way to raising our goal of $5,000. Every dollar counts, and no offering is too small.
The secular world sees Easter as a one day, maybe a weekend, cultural holiday. For liturgical Christians it is a 50 day season that ends on the Feast of Pentecost. But what about the rest of the year? Is Easter a day? A season? Or is it a daily way of living?
Come join Fr. Ram in exploring what it means to live as a resurrection person in the world in this new Adult Spiritual Formation offering. Discover the tools available to you and your family to help you live an Easter life daily. Learn about the support St. George offers you to grow as Resurrection Person. Discover how you can support the wider St. George Community in becoming Easter People.
Class and Workshop begins Sunday, June 4th at 9:45 am in the Parish Hall.
June 4th – “The Power of the Spirit”
June 11th – “…the least of these…”
June 18th – “for the building up of the body”
June 25th – “to whom much is given”
Each class begins starts from Scripture and offers a chance for participants to do some hands-on writing and planning for their own personal Living the Easter Life Plan.