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Wednesday Weavings

Wednesday Weavings, St. George's adult discussion group, meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month in different locations, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. We share a simple meal, a short time of centering prayer, and discussion on a selected reading for the evening. We are currently reading the book Formed by Love, by Scott Bader-Saye, Academic Dean at the Seminary of the Southwest and a former Grace Series presenter at St. George's. (Please contact Frances Rickard or the church office if you need a copy of the book.) Please bring a contribution for the salad bar meal (for example, fruit, vegetable, or crunchy toppings).

  • November 1, home of Sandra Villalaz & Herb Dickson
  • November 15, home of Sarah Campbell

Contact Frances Rickard or the church office (stgeorgeaustin@gmail.com or 512-454-2523) with any questions. We hope to see you there!

Women's Book Group

The St. George's Women's Book Group meets monthly at various locations on Saturday afternoons from 3:00 to 5:00 pm, to discuss a variety of books suggested by our members. All St. George's women are welcome to attend; this group is open and welcoming of all. We hope you can join us for interesting conversation, delicious snacks, and our book discussion.

  • November 4, home of Stephanie Savage, The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
  • December 9, location TBD, book TBD
    Our December meeting is our Holiday Tea, including a book gift exchange, a collection for the Women's Storybook Project, and a feast, in addition to our regular book discussion.

Contact Sandra Villalaz or the church office (stgeorgeaustin@gmail.com or 512-454-2523) with any questions. Happy reading!

Movie Night

You are invited to join the choir on Tuesday, November 7 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm in Kleberg Hall, to watch the Ken Burns documentary, "The Shakers: Hands to Work, Hearts to God." Learn about this fascinating chapter in American religious history and the people who put their faith into everything they did – and who created the wonderful music the choir shared with the congregation throughout October. For more information, contact Music Director Anne Weaver at annecw515@gmail.com.

Parish Retreat

Each fall, St. George's gathers for a time of rest, relaxation, and community-building at the beautiful Well Spring Retreat Center in the Texas Hill Country. This year's retreat will be held from Friday, November 10, through Sunday, November 12. For more information or to register, see the Parish Retreat page.

Outreach Meeting

There will be no Outreach meeting in December

Please join us on Sunday, January 28, from 9:30-10:30 am (between the services), in the Wright-Giles House, for an Outreach meeting. Coffee and donuts provided! Anyone interested in any of our church's many outreach projects is welcome. We will discuss our current projects and new ideas for ways to faithfully engage with and serve our larger community, as we are called to do as followers of Christ. Please contact Hollie Gordon or the church office (stgeorgeaustin@gmail.com or 512-454-2523) with any questions.

Fifth Sunday Potluck

When a month has five Sundays, St. George's takes advantage of the "extra" Sunday by holding a potluck lunch in Kleberg Hall after the 10:30 service, where we enjoy good food and fellowship. Our next Fifth Sunday Potluck is on Sunday, April 29. This is a great opportunity for extra visiting time with church friends and guests. Bring something to share if you can, but if you can't bring anything, don't let that keep you away. There's always plenty to go around!

Worship Leadership Training

Due to weather, the Worship Leadership Training originally scheduled for August 27th was cancelled. It will be rescheduled, but the date has not yet been determined.

Making worship services happen requires the participation and leadership of many people, not just the ordained clergy. Here at St. George's, as at many Episcopal churches, lay people prepare the altar for the eucharist, greet and assist people coming to church, carry the processional cross, read the Scripture lessons, lead the Prayers of the People, and serve communion. Many of you have participated in these ministries over your time at St. George's, and many more of you may feel called to! If you currently participate in worship leadership at St. George's in any way, or if you are interested in the possibility of doing so, please plan to attend an upcoming Worship Leadership Training. After coffee, goodies, and fellowship in Kleberg Hall, we'll head back to the Church and learn about the many ways we can faithfully and lovingly lead God's people in worship. For more information, please contact Father Kevin at kevinljschubert@gmail.com.

See The Banner for more information on these and other things happening around St. George's.

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