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HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF!
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, 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).
- September 20, home of Gayle & James Wall
- October 4, location TBD
Contact Frances Rickard or the church office (email@example.com or 512-454-2523) with any questions. We hope to see you there!
Please join us on Sunday, September 24, 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-454-2523) with any questions.
SAFE Alliance Comfort Bags
Three or four times a year, St. George's creates and gives hand-crafted bags filled with both necessities and luxuries to the SAFE Alliance, to be given to women and men who are undergoing clinical exams for and official reports of sexual assault. And it's now time for us to create more bags!
- Our next sew-in to create the bags will be on Sunday, September 10th, after the 10:30 service, with lunch provided. You can help greatly even if you can't sew, since we need cutters, pressers and ribbon stringers. We will also need sewing machines, irons, ironing boards, scissors, thread, seam rippers, and safety pins. Donations of fabric and ribbon are appreciated! This is a wonderful community event and a lot of fun for all participants. Please join us it's more fun if you're there!
- We will stuff and assemble bags on Sunday, September 24th, after the 10:30 service. We will need many hands to assemble that many bags, so please bring your willing hands.
- During the 10:30 service on Sunday, October 1st, we will present the bags we have created and filled at the altar to be blessed before we deliver them to the SAFE Alliance to distribute to survivors of sexual assault.
Thank you for your continued support of this important ministry! Please contact Sarah Campbell or Hollie Gordon with any questions.
Have you ever wondered about the bread St. George's uses at our Eucharist? Many years ago one of our previous rectors, John Price, brought the recipe back from a retreat he attended at the Benedictine Monastery in Pecos, New Mexico. We have used it ever since.
Would you like to join our list of bakers? If so, please join a Make and Bake session on Saturday, September 30th, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm in Kleberg Hall, hosted by Gayle Wall. All are welcome anyone interested in learning to make the bread rounds and any of our current bakers who would like to refresh their skills. Gayle will furnish all the needed supplies and a recipe you can take home. The recipe contains no yeast so it isn’t an all-day affair.
Please RSVP to Gayle or the church office (email@example.com or 512-454-2523) by Thursday, September 28. But feel free to join us even if you haven’t RSVP’d drop-ins are welcome!