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The Sunday Sermon

Each week we will post the previous Sunday's sermon to our YouTube channel and you can follow the links from this page to see any of them. The list below is just the most recent sermons, but additional videos are available on YouTube.

Staying awake, being prepared for God doing new things in our lives..Sunday's sermon...

On Deborah - wife, prophetess and judge - and a God who is always inviting us back into relationship, lifting up the unexpected, and empowering us to work together to accomplish the impossible. Today's sermon...

Are we prepared to proclaim the Gospel message, and promote justice, peace and love? Are we ready? Today's sermon...

Remembering the saints who have gone before, and whose lives and witness remind us that no one is invisible to our God. A sermon on Matthew 5:1-12.

Giving God the best that we have...Today's sermon on Matthew 22:15-22...

How well prepared are you to accept the invitation to the King's banquet?

Are we bringing forth all of the mercy and love that we can from God's vineyard? The world - and all of those who are being forgotten - are counting on us. A sermon on Matthew 21:33-46.

"Is the Lord among us, or not?" How many of our sisters and brothers around the world who are without access to clean water are asking that question today? And how do we respond?

God commands us not to covet our neighbor's possessions, and many of us do not wish we had what others have. However, consider the human resentment that other's have the same as we do, but have not. in our eyes, worked as hard as we have to achieve it. Father Carletta asks if that is not the same as coveting God's power to forgive, and who is forgiven and how.coveting God's power to forgive, and who is forgiven and how.

Forgiving, because we are forgiven. Loving, because we are loved. Being reconciled with our brothers and sisters - God's created. Today's sermon.

Jesus instructed us to love our neighbor as ourselves, but sometimes when our neighbor is very different from us, it is difficult. However, that is precisely the moment we should remember that no matter our differences as Christians we have committed our lives to respecting the lives of every human being. And that may require us to stand up for others when they are mistreated.And that may require us to stand up for others when they are mistreated.

Who will we choose to remember? Whose stories will we choose to pass on to the next generation? Hearing again the story of two Hebrew midwives who chose God over Pharaoh, as we ask ourselves how we are called to stand against injustice and oppression...Today's sermon.

How do we respond to our human-kin this day? Leaving one another in the proverbial pit? Selling one another for a few pieces of silver? Sitting in silence while others suffer? Or can we be part of something else - rescuing one another from the flood waters, and lighting the path to love? Today's sermon...

Today, August 6 - the 72nd anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing. Bearing the light of Christ into a dark world...today's sermon...

The next time someone tells you that you're not good enough, not worthy enough, not the image that they have in mind...remember who and whose you are. A sermon on Genesis 29, and the story of Leah and Rachel...

We can run, but we cannot hide from the God who made us, who knows us, and in spite of all of our shortcomings, loves us, still. Lessons from Genesis 28, and Jacob's story.

Blessed, and called to be a blessing to others. Lessons from Esau and Jacob.

What we learn about facing adversity from Abraham, Isaac and Rebekah...Mother Dorothy's sermon on Genesis 24...

Does Abraham's obedience to God in agreeing to sacrifice Isaac bring about the fracture of his family? How do we remain faithful even when the most precious things in our lives are at stake? Today's sermon...

No matter how much we think that evil has the last word, it is God who has the last word. And God's last word of healing brushes away the hurt to allow us to see the well of God's goodness that is right in front of us. Hagar, and the promises of God. Today's sermon...

Rev. Noble Walker's sermon June 18th, 2017...

We find community among fellow believers. We may speak different languages, come from different backgrounds, understand in different ways. But our shared love of God draws us together to be nourished in Word and fellowship, and empowered by the Holy Spirit at work in our lives to help us make a difference in the lives of others and in this world. Mother Dorothy's sermon....

Rev. Noble Walker's sermon May 28th

Speaking the language of Christ...Speaking the language of love...Mother Dorothy's sermon...

How much are we empowered when the scriptural texts that have been used to exclude us are used instead to include us? On being the chosen people, a royal priesthood, God's own people, delivered from darkness into light. Mother Dorothy's sermon...

When anyone suffers, we all suffer. When anyone is sick, we are all sick. Lessons on "being" Church from the Acts of the Apostles: Grow together in community, celebrate the abundance from God, share with all in need.

Padre Walker asks us how we deal with disappointment and says our faith should continue to give us hope in difficult circumstances.

Sometimes questioning God leads us to a better understanding of Him. Mother Dorothy encourages young people to continue to ask questions and seek answers in scripture.

Alleluia! Christ is risen! The Lord is risen, indeed! Alleluia! Why we must proclaim the Good News in word and deed - and not allow our voices to be silenced! Today's sermon, from Mother Dorothy!

From the first Passover - to the Crucifixion - to today: The blood of the Lamb that was shed for us still covers and protects us, and the final plague of death will pass over those who choose to follow God's path.

The Rev. Noble Walker asks "What are the stones in your life that prevent you from experiencing new life and resurrection?"

How to not miss the gift of grace that's waiting for us just because we don't recognize the packaging...Mother Dorothy's sermon for the Third Sunday of Lent...

God asks us to trust and obey him with the strength and courage given to us by the Holy Spirit...Rev. Noble Walker's sermon on March 12th.

God's holy Word...still our protection, still our help. Mother Dorothy's sermon, on the first Sunday of Lent..

Coming down from the mountaintop - transformed, unafraid and ready to serve. Today's sermon...

Jesus  is the cornerstone of and foundation of our spiritual lives, but each of us is a special brick in His house called to contribute to it as best we can.

God gave us the 10 commandments as a template to follow to happiness, all you have to do is follow them.

No empty words, no empty ritual...God wants our hearts, God wants us to be the light of the world. Today's sermon.

The call to follow Jesus...our unique gifts valued, no special skills required....Sunday, January 22, 2017

What are we looking for? Jesus still invites us to come and see what really matters...Today's sermon.

What's in a name? What does it mean to call ourselves followers of Jesus? Mother Dorothy explains it requires a commitment from us to claim that name for ourselves.

Sowing seeds of peace amid turbulent times...Mother Dorothy's sermon for the first Sunday of Advent...

Never tire of doing good....the hurting people in God's world need to see the light and love of God radiating through us..

Mother Dorothy explores the process which brings us together - from being alone, to being with God and into caring for each other in our community.

God is with us - God is always with us - even in the midst of our most difficult trials. Hear Mother Dorothy's sermon from October 9, on Jeremiah 29 and Luke 17.

The Church will remain relevant as long as we remember how it is that we order our lives: pursuing righteousness, godliness, faith, love, gentleness, generosity, sharing, helping all of God's people. Hear Mother Dorothy's sermon from today. You can listen to Mother Dorothy's sermon here.

Padre Noble Walker talks about the importance of letting God mold our lives and accepting he has better things in our future than we can imagine. To hear his inspiring sermon, click here.

After becoming the first African American woman to win an individual gold medal in swimming in the Olympics, Simone Manuel reflected, "it's not about me, but those who came before me and those who will come after me who now know it's possible." Giving thanks for the cloud of witnesses who paved the way of faith for us, as we take our own place in leaving a legacy for those who follow. Hear Mother Dorothy's sermon...

Faith is the belief that somewhere out there beyond the dark, cold waters of the Mediterranean Sea, beyond war-torn countries, beyond tent-cities and ghettos, there is safety and a better life, with God and God's people who hear the call to help. Hear Mother Dorothy's sermon, on Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16.

God didn't entrust us with all of this "stuff" for us just to hoard it...Hear Mother Dorothy's sermon on Luke 12:13-21...

"Your kingdom come" is not a passive petition to God...hear Mother Dorothy's sermon on how prayer changes us, and how we are called to change the world.

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Please Welcome Our New Assistant Rector

We are thrilled to announce that the Rev. David Carletta has accepted the call to become Assistant Rector at St. George's, beginning on August 1.

David Carletta


David currently serves at St. Andrew's Church, in Collierville.

Prior to coming to St. Andrew's, David served two churches in New York. He holds degrees from World College West (B.A.), Sonoma State University (M.A.), Ohio University (M.A.), The General Seminary (M.Div.) and Michigan State University (Ph.D.).

David is married to Susanne, and they have one daughter, Lucia. Of his ministry, David says, "As a priest, I hope to help people discover how to respond to the call to Christian service." We are so very happy that David will join us here at St. George's as we together seek to discern the ways in which God calls us all to serve. David's first Sunday with us will be August 6. Please join us that day as we welcome him

Please Welcome Our New Organist Alan Depuy

We are thrilled to announce that Alan Depuy has accepted the call to become Director of Music Ministry at St. George's, beginning July 15! Alan currently serves as Associate to the Rector for Liturgy and Music, Organist and Choir Master, at St. Thomas Episcopal Parish and School, Coral Gables, Florida. He has also served as Clerke of the Works and Assistant Organist at St. Mark's Cathedral, Seattle, and Organist and Choirmaster at Trinity Cathedral, Phoenix. Alan holds degrees from Chapman University (B.A., Music Performance) and Arizona State University (M.A., Organ Performance). He began his career as an organist at age nine, playing for the televised services of the Crystal Cathedral.

Alan describes his ministry as "inspiring and blessing the People of God, enhancing their worship experience through beautiful art, music and song, and sharing the wonder and power of organ and choral music for this and future generations." Alan is looking forward to joining the staff at St. George's, where he is "especially impressed with our commitment to outreach and our deep engagement in the arts." We are so very happy that Alan will join us here at St. George's! His first Sunday with us will be July 16. Please join us that day as we welcome him.

St. George's New Vestry (2)

On Sunday, January 22, 2017 St. George's parishioners elected new members of the Vestry. Each year St. George's elects five new Vestry members who serve for three years, so our incoming group is the "class of 2020." Please give your appreciation and support to our newest members. Our new officers for 2016 are: Rick Patterson, Senior Warden, Leslie Darr, Junior Warden; Tom McFadden, Treasurer; and Nancy Ligon, Clerk.

Denise BovoBarbara Posner Eve Graue Rell Fowler Sarah Harrison
Denise Bovo-Ficsher       Barabara Posner           Eve Graue          Rell Fowler              Sarah Harrison


The Vestry Class of 2019

bill routt charlotte profile leslie darr lucie calvin  tom mcfadden 
Bill Routt Charlotte Albertson Lescinskis Leslie Darr Lucie Calvin Tom McFadden

 




 

The Vestry Class of 2018

Bobbie - Wonderley-McLaughlin

Bobbi Wonderley-McLaughlin

Erica Ewen

Erika Ewen         

Rick Patterson

Rick Patterson

Peter Bloom

Peter Bloom

Ted Morley

Ted Morley

 

 

Download a pdf of the Vestry By-Laws

Stewardship Update

 Progress Toward Goal 12132016
Gaining on Our Goal!!
 
We are so excited that we are so close to our goal of 180 pledges for the year.  Thanks to everyone that has participated so far.  It is not too late for you to be included.  We only need about 20 more pledges to reach our goal.  Every gift is important, regardless of its size.  You can complete the online pledge form you will find here:
http://stgchurch.org/index.php/stewardship 
or simply reach out to Eileen Fields ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) in the church office to let her know of your intent.  Thank you for being a part of St. George's.
 
 
 
~ Kenny Kyle
Stewardship Chairperson
 

 

Renewal Time for Kroger Scrip Card

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Reminder to Renew Community Support Sponsorship (St. George's) on Kroger Accounts

Your Kroger account Community Support Sponsorship for St. George's must be renewed annually in January for the donations to St. George's which begin in February. Kroger contributes 3-5% to St. George's on all your grocery and gas purchases. Go to www.kroger.com and select Community Rewards, then sign in or open an account. To register St. George's for your Community Reward use #80613 or put in the church name and then enroll to establish or renew your donation to St. George's

 

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