Dec
15
3:00 PM15:00

Women's Book Group Holiday Tea

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.

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Dec
16
11:45 AM11:45

Pink Candle Party

While most of the Episcopal Church uses four blue candles for Advent wreaths, we at St. George’s have held on to an older tradition of using a pink candle on the third Sunday in Advent. Pink is for joy, for the nearness of Christmas. The youth of St. George’s will also continue our tradition of hosting a Pink Candle Party for our church family.

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Dec
23
11:45 AM11:45

Christmas Greening

Christmas is coming! One of the great Christmas traditions at St. George’s is the Greening of the Church. We’ll gather to decorate our church for the Christmas season after the 10:30 service. You are invited to join in this festive occasion and help the church look its best for Christmas! For more information, contact Mikail McIntosh-Doty or the church office.

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Dec
24
5:00 PM17:00

Christmas Eve Pageant

Long ago, before most people could read, before the church spoke the language of the people, there were storytellers. Traveling theater troupes went from one village to another to tell the stories so important to our faith. On Christmas Eve at 5:00 pm, we will continue in that tradition, as we present the Pageant of the Nativity. ALL children, families, friends, neighbors – whether you regularly attend St. George’s or not – are welcome to participate. Contact Suzette Puckett or the church office with any questions.

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Dec
30
11:45 AM11:45

Fifth Sunday Potluck

The First Sunday after Christmas also happens to be the fifth Sunday in December. So let’s continue our Christmas celebrations at St. George’s that day with a Fifth Sunday Potluck. This will be a great chance to get rid of Christmas leftovers and start your New Year’s Eve celebration early with your church community! Plan to come and enjoy the fun even if you can’t bring anything. There’s always plenty to go around!

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Jan
27
11:45 AM11:45

Annual Parish Meeting

Join us for St. George’s Annual Parish Meeting! We will share a potluck meal, so please bring something to share (but come anyway even if you can’t bring something!). The annual parish meeting is our opportunity to elect members of the Vestry, hear reports on various parish activities, and discuss other church business.

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Dec
5
6:30 PM18:30

Wednesday Weavings

Wednesday Weavings meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month in different homes for a simple meal, a short time of centering prayer, and discussion on the reading. Please bring a contribution for the salad bar meal (for example, fruit, vegetable, or crunchy toppings).

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Nov
18
11:45 AM11:45

Parish Meeting

The 2019 Diocese of Texas Diocesan Council will be held in The Woodlands, Texas, from Thursday, February 21st through Saturday, February 23rd, and we want St. George’s to be represented there! In order to elect our delegates to Diocesan Council, we will hold a brief parish meeting after the 10:30 service.

Any adult member in good standing may serve as a delegate, and anyone interested is encouraged to put your name forward as a nominee. If you would like more information about Diocesan Council or about what being a delegate entails, please contact The Rev. Kevin LJ Schubert at kevinljschubert@gmail.com. Please plan to join us to help elect our parish’s representatives!

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Nov
17
3:00 PM15:00

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.

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Nov
17
9:00 AM09:00

Hands for Hope Distribution Event

Every year, through generous support from community partners, including St. George’s, El Buen Samaritano is able to provide 1,000 low-income families in the Austin and surrounding areas with Thanksgiving care packages that include a frozen turkey, a pie, stuffing, and all the trimmings to prepare a memorable Thanksgiving dinner at home. In addition to donations, they need volunteers to help at the distribution event. To volunteer, visit www.elbuen.org/volunteer-application.

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Nov
9
to Nov 11

Parish Retreat

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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. The retreat is dedicated to enriching our communal bonds as we enjoy times of worship, recreation, social activities, fellowship, and great food! For more information, visit our Parish Retreat page.

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Nov
8
7:30 PM19:30

Blandy Lecture

The Seminary of the Southwest presents its annual Blandy Lecture, which is free and open to the public. This year’s speaker is Ray Suarez. To RSVP to the lecture, visit the Blandy Lecture & Alumni Convocation page of the Seminary’s website.

Suarez is a respected journalist, most known for his work with Al Jazeera America and PBS Newshour, and he is the current John J. McCloy Visiting Professor of American Studies at Amherst College. Against the backdrop of a rapidly evolving media landscape, Suarez will deliver a candid and authoritative examination of society, politics and the broad impacts of America’s demographic shift to a “minority majority.”

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Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30

Wednesday Weavings

Wednesday Weavings meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month in different homes for a simple meal, a short time of centering prayer, and discussion on the reading. Please bring a contribution for the salad bar meal (for example, fruit, vegetable, or crunchy toppings).

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Nov
4
8:00 AM08:00

Generosity Sunday

On Generosity Sunday, we give special thanks for God’s goodness and grace in our lives, offering our pledge cards on the altar at either service, as symbols of our dedication of our lives to God’s service. For more information or to pledge online, visit the Stewardship page.

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Nov
4
8:00 AM08:00

All Saints' Sunday

All Saints’ Day – November 1st, but often celebrated the following Sunday – is the day the Church honors all Holy Ones, known and unknown. Our English word “saint” literally means “holy.” While we have information about many Saints, and we honor them on specific days, there are many unknown or unsung Saints, whom we celebrate on All Saints’ Day. The Commemoration of All Faithful Departed, more commonly known as All Souls’ Day, falls on November 2nd. This day is set aside to remember those who have died to whom we have a more personal connection. Día de los Muertos is the traditional Mexican celebration of these two days. These celebrations of All Saints’, All Souls’, and Día de los Muertos are tied in with the belief in the Communion of Saints, that all of God’s people, in this earthly life and in the various states of the larger life, are connected in one communion.

On All Saints’ Sunday, all are encouraged to bring pictures and/or mementos of loved ones who have died, to be placed on the altar. A sign-up sheet will also be available if you would like your loved one’s name added to the list of those remembered.

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Oct
28
9:30 AM09:30

KidsWord/YouthWord Discussion

All are invited to a green-light thinking session about how KidsWord and YouthWord, our Sunday School programs, might evolve. Come if you are inspired or just interested in what’s happening! Whether you have kids or not, the children at St. George’s are church family to us all. For more information, contact one of our teachers, Jan Phillips and Suzette Puckett, or the church office.

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Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

Bread-Baking Workshop

Join us for a communion bread-baking session 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.

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Oct
14
11:45 AM11:45

SAFE Alliance Comfort Bag Assembly

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. Join us to assemble and fill new bags after the 10:30 service, with lunch provided.

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Oct
7
11:45 AM11:45

SAFE Alliance Comfort Bag Sew-in

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. 

Join us to create new bags 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!

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Sep
30
11:45 AM11:45

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, September 30. 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!

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Sep
30
9:30 AM09:30

Outreach Meeting

Join us between the two services 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.

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Sep
27
6:15 PM18:15

Parent Education Event - Toilet Training vs. Toilet Learning

Jerri Thompson, director of St. George's Episcopal School, will lead this parent education event: Toilet Training versus Toilet Learning. We will discuss how the parent’s attitude can make a big difference for the child and the importance of a child being involved in his or her own learning. Anyone with children from 12 months to 2 years of age is encouraged to attend. We will hold two sessions, both in the Wright-Giles House:

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Sep
21
11:30 AM11:30

Parent Education Event - Toilet Training vs. Toilet Learning

Jerri Thompson, director of St. George's Episcopal School, will lead this parent education event: Toilet Training versus Toilet Learning. We will discuss how the parent’s attitude can make a big difference for the child and the importance of a child being involved in his or her own learning. Anyone with children from 12 months to 2 years of age is encouraged to attend. We will hold two sessions, both in the Wright-Giles House:

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Sep
15
3:00 PM15:00

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.

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Sep
9
10:30 AM10:30

The Bishop is Coming!

The Right Reverend Andy Doyle, Bishop of the Diocese of Texas, will be with us at the 10:30 service. While here, Bishop Andy will preside and preach at the Eucharist, as well as administer the sacrament of Confirmation and preside at the rites of Reception and Reaffirmation of Faith.

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Sep
2
8:00 AM08:00

Labor Day Liturgy

On the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend, it is our tradition is to pause and remember the contributions that we all make to the building up of God’s kingdom in the world and to renew our understanding of each of our particular vocations as a partnership with God. On Sunday, September 2nd, you are encouraged to bring a symbol of your labor to present at the altar at either the 8:00 am or 10:30 am service, and the offertory will include a special liturgy to sanctify these offerings of our time and talents that we make to God in our daily lives.

Not all of us have paid employment, and even if you do, your job may not be your primary vocation. Spend some time reflecting on what your vocation at this time of your life is, what God is calling you to do or be – it may be related to what you are paid to do, what you are studying or learning, what you do to care for others, or something else entirely.

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Aug
26
2:30 PM14:30

Seminarians' First Sunday

The school year will soon start up again at the Seminary of the Southwest, which means that we are once again welcoming several seminarians to serve and worship with us for the next academic year. August 26th will be their first Sunday with us. Lauren Kay is returning for another year at St. George’s, and Nelson Mendoza is also joining us. Be sure to say a word of welcome when you see them!

The seminarians serving at St. George’s are participating in field education, part of their required curriculum at the seminary. Field education connects the classroom and the church, integrating academic learning with the practice of ministry. In supervised ministry settings students practice acts of ministry and reflect on those actions. They test their call, gain self-awareness, develop relationships, and acquire pastoral and leadership skills.

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Aug
26
12:00 PM12:00

Worship Leadership Training

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 a Worship Leadership Training after the 10:30 service on Sunday, August 26th. 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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Aug
26
10:30 AM10:30

Commitment Sunday

Our mission at St. George’s is to worship God and share our faith through word, action, and service. Commitment Sunday is an opportunity to be better acquainted with all the ways St. George’s lives out our mission. You can download a Commitment to Ministry form listing all the various ministries of St. George’s, or pick one up at either of the entrances to the church on Commitment Sunday. Please prayerfully reflect on how God is calling you to participate in the life of the parish and serve our community over the coming year. Check the boxes both of ministries in which you already serve and of those which interest you. Take a copy, and prayerfully reflect on the ways God may be calling you to serve. On Commitment Sunday, please bring your completed form to present at the altar at either service, as your offering of your time and talent over the coming year.

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Aug
26
9:30 AM09:30

Outreach Meeting

Join us between the two services 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.

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Aug
25
9:00 AM09:00

Discovery Class

Are you interested in becoming a member of St. George’s? Are you a member of St. George’s who would like to learn more about the church? If you answered yes to either of these questions, or you’re just curious, you are invited to attend the St. George’s Discovery Class. Lunch and child care will be provided. The class will help you become familiar with St. George’s and the Episcopal Church, as we discuss church polity, history, biblical interpretation, and our common life in community. All youth and adults are welcome to attend. If you would like to attend, please RSVP (including information about dietary restrictions and whether you plan to use the child care) to the church office at stgeorgeaustin@gmail.com. If you have any questions regarding the class, please contact the Rev. Kevin LJ Schubert at kevinljschubert@gmail.com.

After completing the Discovery Class, those who wish to may participate in the sacrament of Confirmation, or the rites of Reception or Reaffirmation, with Bishop Andy Doyle on Sunday, September 9th. If you are interested but cannot attend the Discovery Class, please contact Kevin at kevinljschubert@gmail.com to arrange a time to meet individually with him to cover the content of the class.

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Aug
19
10:30 AM10:30

Blessing of the Backpacks

Bring your backpacks (or lunchboxes, pencil cases, or anything else you or your child takes to school!) to the 10:30 service, and we’ll have the opportunity to bless them (and their owners) as a way of starting off the new school year. The service will also include the Installation of new teachers and trustees at our school.

After church, join us in Kleberg Hall, to share a pizza lunch, provided by St. George’s Episcopal School. Families with children attending the school are also invited to visit their children’s classrooms and meet their teachers.

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Aug
11
3:00 PM15:00

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.

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Jul
22
11:45 AM11:45

Coffee Hour Celebration for Joel McAlister

After passing many discernment challenges, St. George’s parishioner Joel McAlister is now a postulant of the Diocese of Texas and will be starting at the Seminary of the Southwest here in Austin in September. It’s been a long time since St. George’s sponsored a seminarian, and we’d like to celebrate his accomplishments and send him and Laura off with a special congratulatory coffee hour.  It is traditional for a parish to financially support their postulants in some way during their time at seminary. The vestry has decided that St. George’s will pay for Joel’s textbooks next year. If you would like to make an additional contribution toward seminary expenses either through cash or a check made out to Joel, you’ll have the opportunity to do so at the celebration.  We know the McAlisters would greatly appreciate it.

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Jul
14
3:00 PM15:00

Women's Book Group

The St. George's Women's Book Group meets monthly at various locations on Saturday afternoons 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.

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