Friday, June 1st Painting with a Purpose 4-7:30 PM -- to encourage Hope in the midst of the Long Term Recovery Process. Join us for Open Community Painting of Hope Signs to give to those whose homes will be repaired this summer. Galveston County Long Term Recovery has thousands of volunteers coming to help restore homes -- We see them as Signs of Hope in our midst and will be commissioning them to Be Ambassadors of Hope to those they serve. We will also challenge them to name the Signs of Hope they see in their team members along the way.
Sunday, June 3rd Second Sunday after Pentecost
Graduation Celebration after 10:30 service We will be celebrating our Graduates
Tuesday, June 5th Holy Eucharist & Healing Prayer 9:30 AM in the chapel Community Planning (All are welcome) 10:30 - 11:30 AM Community Lunch at Rigos 12:30 PM
Wednesday, June 6th Galveston Food Bank Gardening Class
with 21st Century 3rd and 4th graders 10-11 AM Wednesday's (6 weeks - excluding July 4th) Choir Practice 1:30 PM
Saturday, June 9th Cooking Class for Kids and their families 12-2 PM
Saturday, June 23rd Fish Fry 6 PM
Every Sunday - Services at 8 & 10:30 AM
MONTHLY Regular Events: Every First Tuesday:
Lunch at Rigios on 6th & 9th at 12:30 PM - All Welcomed Every 2nd Saturday:
Crafting & Cooking Class for Kids & their Adults
May 31, 2018 (tonight)
Roxanne Balderas will be graduating Thursday night (tonight). If anyone wishes to attend and would like to sit close to her family, you can call Raquel. It will also be available online. The Texas City High School graduation will be live streamed on TexanLive on May 31, 2018 at 8 p.m. https://www.texanlive.com/2018/05/texas-city-hs-graduation/
Blessing at 6th Street Dog Parade
Great to share God’s love by blessing pets & people with the St. Francis Prayer! Unconditional love comes to mind with dogs and God! Thank you to the St. George’s team who helped out: Lloyd Criss, Marie Carlson and Raquel Balderas!
THE PRAYER OF ST. FRANCIS
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is discord, union;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much
seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving, that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned, And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen
Join us in Praying for One another and those whom ask for our prayers that we all may be well.
Collect for the Sick: Heavenly Father, giver of life and health: Comfort and relieve your sick servants, and give your power of healing to those who minister to their needs, that those (or N., or NN.) for whom our prayers are offered may be strengthened in their weakness and have confidence in your loving care; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
For Health: Jo Butler, Tonya & Willie Creel, Don Criss, Marilyn Crump, The Hanna Family, Juanita & Michael, Fran, Joy & Gary Dates, Margie Incalcaterra, Lenny, James & Jacob Moore, Patti Miller, Carol Ann Mills, Mary Monroe, Denny & Jeannie Patterson, Carol & Bob Radler, Joann Schurwon, Sharon & Ernie Willingham, Mary Balderas, the Whites, Brendan, Terrilynn Rotramel, Richard & Mary White, Robert, Rodney, and teens.
Wisdom: For Our President and Government Officials to make Holy decisions.
Blessings: The New Garden of Hope Group, the leaders, volunteers, teachers and parents
For Recovery from Harvey: James Moore, Fran Monroe, The Hanna Family, Lee & Lynn Koepp, Jeanette and Juliet, Karen Starz, Beth & Bill Rogers, Sara Hamilton, the Rev. Kai Ryan, the Rev. Beth Fain, Meredith Holt, Jeff Guinn, the Parkers, St. Michaels, and all whom are still striving to recover.
For Work: Janette, James, Jimmy
For Friends & Families Well Being: Pat Moyer, Rosemary, Katherine & Clay, Margaret, Juanita Greene, Sheryl Johnson, Todd, Eden, Derri & Tommy, Jim, Janette & Juliet, Jess, Jennie Norris, Jim, Everett McCann, Sue & Rob Bown, Rodney & Son, Robert Duran, Bernice Flowers
For our Baptized and their families that they might know God’s love & His story: Grace and Alek, The Figeroa Family, Allen, Vickie, Summer and Avoni, The Hanna Family, The Harris Family, Jessica, Brett, Ayla, and Zayne, Reghan and Liam Thacker, Abigail and Anthony, The Smothers Family, Johnny Aguilera, Lemorris Ford, Kenneth Domingue, Savannah, Isaiah, and Beniece.
Please send your prayer requests to us at email@example.com. We are united in our prayers for one another.
Baby Bottle Fundraiser
Don't forget to fill your baby bottle to bring back on Father's Day (June 17th). Funds help the Pregnancy and Parenting Support Center. Bottles can be found at the back of the church.
May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you. Psalm 33:22
Not long ago I sent my wife, Cari, a text message using only voice prompts. I was on my way out the door to give her a ride home from work and intended to send the words, “Where would you like me to pick you up, old gal?”
Cari doesn’t mind my calling her “old gal”—it’s one of the affectionate nicknames we use around the house. But my cell phone didn’t “understand” the phrase, and sent the words “old cow” instead.
Fortunately for me, Cari immediately understood what had happened and found it funny. She later posted my text message on social media and asked, “Should I be offended?” We were both able to laugh about it.
My wife’s loving response to my awkward words that day makes me think about God’s loving understanding of our prayers. We may not know what to say when we pray or even what to ask for, but when we belong to Christ, His Spirit within “intercedes for us through wordless groans” (Romans 8:26) and lovingly helps us articulate our deepest needs before Him.
Our heavenly Father doesn’t stand at a distance waiting for us to get our words right. We can come to Him with every need, assured that He understands and receives us with love.
Abba, Father, thank You that I can come to You without fear of having to get my words just right. Help me to keep company with You today.
The link to donate and/or get the form can be found here.
You can email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org, see the hope signs in the Parish Hall, or pick one out of the yard near the St. George's sign.
Wear Orange on Saturday, June 2 #BishopsAgainstGunViolence
Wear Orange on the National Day of Remembrance for victims and survivors of gun violence in America on June 2. On an average day in America 96 people die from guns, seven of them are children. Regardless of one's views of guns in our society, honoring victims and supporting survivors is a compassionate response. Learn how you can do more at: bishopsagainstgunviolence.org
General Convention volunteer registration is well underway, and we have had some fantastic support. Thank you! We still need to fill almost 600 shifts before General Convention arrives in July 2018.