In-Person Worship resumes at 8:00 AM on Sunday, September 13th in the Parish Hall. See the eSpear newsletter/website blog for more details and to make a reservation & pre-screen. The Sunday Worship Stream continues at 10:00 AM. All In-Person Programming remains suspended at St. George Episcopal Church & School. Please join us through our online and on-demand resources linked on this website!
- 6904 West Avenue
- San Antonio TX 78213
Our main parking lot is on Castle Lane, to the west of the Sanctuary. We have accessible parking here. In addition, there is some parking and accessible parking at the front of our Leadership Center which faces West Avenue.
Welcome! We are so happy to see you! You will be met by a greeter who will offer you a nametag and show you the way to the sanctuary, the nursery, the restrooms or the gathering area where people visit before the service. The greeter can answer any questions you might have.
St. George is an Episcopal church, which means that it is a member of the Anglican Communion. The Anglican Communion was derived from the Church of England, and uses the traditions set forth in The Book of Common Prayer. Our worship is “liturgical,” which means that the texts and service don’t vary greatly from week to week. If you have attended an Episcopal church before, you will see that the worship seems familiar.
As you enter the sanctuary, the usher will hand you a service bulletin that explains what will happen in the service. In addition, the order of service is projected on the screens in the sanctuary. You will hear readings from the Holy Bible, songs from the Episcopal Hymnal and prayers from the Prayer Book. When the congregation participates we try to have the text or lyrics on the screen for your convenience. We generally kneel or stand to pray, stand to sing hymns, listen to the Gospel and recite the creed, and sit during instructional times such as the sermon. A typical service has two main sections: the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist.View the full order of services
Our children from ages 2 to second grade enjoy age-appropriate worship during the 10:45 AM worship service.
We have four age-based groups
- Nursery (ages 2-3)
- Kinder Chapel for 4 ear olds and kindergartners
- Children’s Chapel for 1st and 2nd graders
- Kids For Christ Chapel for 3rd-5th graders
- More information about our children’s programs Children’s programs
While some people will be in suits or dresses, many wear outfits that are considered to be business casual. Others wear jeans and boots. During the summer months people tend to dress more informally.
We have music at the 8:30 and 10:45 services. Our choir serves at both services and we often have instrumentalists. St. George uses the more contemporary language version (Rite 2) rather than the more traditional (Elizabethan) language (Rite 1) for the liturgy at both services and offers full music at both. For more information about Rite 1 and Rite 2 liturgy, see the Episcopal Church website.
The Episcopal Hymnal is used at every service. During communion and the song of praise the choir often sings pieces from other sources that relate to the season or readings of the day.
- Holy Week
- Season after Pentecost