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Saint George's Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas

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What's Happening

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St. George's is accepting donations to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. To give online, click the DONATE button to go to St. George's online giving page, indicate the amount of your gift in the Disaster Relief section, and complete the giving form. Payment may be made via credit card or automatic withdrawal from your bank account.

If you would prefer to give by cash or check, you may do that as well - please make sure that your check says "Hurricane Relief" in the memo line, or that the cash is in an envelope marked "Hurricane Relief." Gifts may be placed in the alms basin on Sunday mornings, or mailed or hand-delivered to the church office at 4301 North IH-35, Austin, TX 78722.

Thank you for your generosity!

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).

  • October 4, home of Frances & John Rickard
  • October 18, Kleberg Hall

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.

  • October 7, home of Sarah Campbell, Lottery, by Patricia Wood

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

Parish Vision Process / Lifelong Learning Class

Six years ago, St. George's created a vision and mission that has taken us to great heights and provided us with direction and purpose. Over the past five years we have accomplished the majority of these visions, and now it is time to dream about the next five years. For four Sundays, beginning on Sunday, October 8, and continuing through Sunday, October 29, the Rev. Ken Malcolm, who joined us as a guest preacher in August, will join us again to lead us through a new vision process. Ken brings extraordinary gifts and talents in the process of vision and mission work. The process will take the form of our fall Lifelong Learning Class; we will meet in Kleberg Hall each week after the 10:30 service. Contact Father Kevin at kevinljschubert@gmail.com with any questions. And please join us for this important next step in our parish's life together!

Outreach Meeting

Please join us on Sunday, October 29, 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, October 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.

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.

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