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.