St. George's News
Lent presents us with a wonderful opportunity to reflect on our own Christian journey. Please make it a point to take advantage of the many opportunities for worship, learning, growth and service that are available here at St. George's - during Lent, and throughout the year!
On Sundays at 9:30 a.m., we will gather for The Forum; our Lenten theme is God and Healing, and we'll welcome outstanding speakers from our community who will share conversation about a variety of topics on health of body, mind and spirit. Opening our series on February 18 will be Dr. Scott Morris, founder and CEO of Church Health. Scott will also be our guest preacher at our 10:30 a.m. worship service.
Sunday Morning Book Study
Also on Sunday mornings during Lent, at 9:30 a.m.:A new small group will discuss the writings of Frederick Buechner in the Library.
Other Book and Bible Studies
The Great Courses Series continues to meet on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. for enlightening video lectures and conversation.
Book Club gathers on the second Tuesday of each month, at 7:00 p.m., to discuss excellent literature.
Father David's Wednesday Morning Bible Study meets from 11:00 a.m. to noon in Classroom B.
Fr. David is leading a discussion of the Gospel According to John and the Johannine Letters, and watch the version of each chapter that is presented in Philip Saville's 2003 film The Gospel of John. The commentary by Lewis is available for purchase in St. George's Bookshoppe.
Thursday Night Bible Group Starts The Good Book Club Lent-Easter Program
The Thursday Bible group is participating in the Good Book Club Lent-Easter program for our next Bible Study. The daily readings begin Sunday, February 11, 2018 and go through May 21, 2018. During our Thursday night study meetings we will discuss the previous week's readings and explore and discuss related material.
The Good Book Club is an invitation to all Episcopalians to join in reading the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts during Lent-Easter 2018. Episcopalians will start reading Luke on Sunday, February 11 and read a section of Luke's Gospel every day through the season of Lent. The entire season of Easter will be devoted to daily readings from the Book of Acts. Already, individuals, congregations, and organizations have committed to being a part of the Good Book Club, and we hope you'll join the journey too! We encourage all St George's members to explore the spiritual teachings of Luke-Acts with us Thursday nights at 6:30 P.M in Classroom C ~ Jim Elam
Free Lenten Mediation Booklets
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.
The power of the life force that we call water - to cleanse, to heal, to nourish, to sweep away what is past, to create new existence, to forge new identities, to create covenantal relationship...Welcoming our newest member by baptism on this day that we recall the Baptism of Christ. Mother Dorothy's sermon January 7, 2018
What kind of persons are we to be while we wait for Christ's return? The time that we're given in waiting is time for us to do a bit of revision, to make certain that we are living godly, holy lives. Father David's sermon, on 2 Peter 3:8-15a.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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....
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday Morning Bible Study meets on Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to noon in Room B. Fr. David is leading a discussion of the Gospel According to John and the Johannine Letters, using a volume in the New Collegeville Bible Commentary series by Scott M. Lewis. We read one chapter per week. Also, we watch the version of each chapter that is presented in Philip Saville's 2003 film The Gospel of John. The commentary by Lewis is available for purchase in St. George's Bookshoppe. All are invited to join our Bible Study!
During his annual visit to confirm and reaffirm members of our church family, Bishop Johnson has an inspirational message on the importance of our participation in this season of Advent. Bishop Johnson tells us that we have to participate, to play our note, that we each have something to contribute to this great music of God.
Episcopal Relief and Development has designated a specific fund for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. If you would like to donate through this fund, just click on the link below and the money will go directly to the people of Houston.
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 Bovo-Ficsher Barabara Posner||Eve Graue||Rell Fowler||Sarah Harrison|
The Vestry Class of 2019
|Bill Routt||Charlotte Albertson Lescinskis||Leslie Darr||Lucie Calvin||Tom McFadden|
The Vestry Class of 2018