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!
It takes a lot of Easter treats to make a successful Easter egg hunt, so if you’re looking for a way to serve, we could use your generous donations of Easter treats to make the St. George Easter Egg Hunt a success!
We kindly accept candies in all varieties; nut-free chocolates, stickers, temporary tattoos, bouncy balls, or other small toddler friendly prizes and treats!
Please bring your donated Easter treats to the Leadership Building by April 10! Please contact Happy Wilson at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Thursday, March 28, is a day where all San Antonio residents are being encouraged to give to the good work done by many local non-profits.
As you consider giving to one or several local non-profits, please also consider making a gift to God’s work in and through St George. I invite you to click here and offer a gift toward Scholarships for children and families to attend the camps offered through the Diocese of West Texas. We send many children and families to Camp Capers and Mustang Island Family Camp on scholarships each summer. Your gift will help everyone who wants to go to attend a camp be able to do so.
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.
Not only did we share a wonderful meal together, but we were also able to raise over $700 to benefit the St. George Camp Scholarship fund! Because of your generous donations, kids from St. George Church or School, who may not have the financial ability to attend camp, will now be able to! This is an amazing achievement!
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!
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