8:00 am - Holy Eucharist Rite I (no music)
10:30 am - Holy Eucharist Rite II, with music, KidsWord, and YouthWord
- A nursery is provided for infants and children through age four during the 10:30 am service.
- KidsWord and YouthWord, our Sunday School programs for children and youth, meet during the first part of the 10:30 am service.
- Join us after the 10:30 am service for conversation and refreshments in the parish hall.
Sunday, july 29
Join us welcoming our newest sister in Christ with the baptism of Charlotte Flynn Tipps, daughter of Margaret and Bailey Tipps.
Blessing of the backpacks
Sunday, August 19
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.
sunday, august 26
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 that 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.
labor day liturgy
sunday, september 2
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. 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.
sunday, september 9
The Right Reverend Andy Doyle, Bishop Diocesan of the Diocese of Texas, will be with us at St. George’s at the 10:30 service. All four bishops in our diocese spend much of their time with congregations throughout the diocese in order to provide whatever support and guidance the parishioners and clergy need, and to maintain connections between the various parishes of our far-flung diocese. 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 (BCP, pages 412-419) for participants in the Discovery Class (see our Events page) who wish to do so.
The sacrament of Confirmation is a mature, public reaffirmation of the Christian faith and of the promises made at one’s baptism. It is administered by a bishop because bishops serve as symbols of the wider Church and its continuity throughout the centuries. Confirmations performed in most other Christian traditions are considered valid in the Episcopal Church, so those confirmed in such a tradition who now wish to join the Episcopal Church do not need to be confirmed again. They may participate in the rite of Reception, in which an Episcopal Bishop receives them into the Episcopal Church. At times, adult members of the Episcopal Church wish to publicly reaffirm their faith, either because they’ve returned to the church after a period of absence, or because they’ve come to a new understanding of their faith which they wish to acknowledge liturgically. The rite of Reaffirmation provides an opportunity to do so with the blessing of a bishop, and may be repeated as many times as one feels called to do so.