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Saint George's Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas


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Wednesday Weavings

To strengthen our ties as a community and to deepen our own spiritual lives are the double purposes of this adult study group. The group meets on 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!

Lifelong Learning Series

Twice annually, once in the spring, and once in the fall, St. George's offers an adult education series on Sunday mornings, after the 10:30 service. These three- to four-week classes aim to engage participants in discussion of sometimes difficult issues, in order to help us discern ways to live out our faith in our lives.

Past topics have included:

  • Parish Vision Process
  • Stories of Comeback, Comedy, and Humanity
  • Our Relationship to God's Creation
  • The Way Forward in Mission
  • Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
  • Common Christian Obligations and Devotion
  • Creating a Master Plan for the St. George's Campus
  • Financial Stewardship

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.

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