St. George's Episcopal Church
Dear Beloved of God,

My heart is heavy with grief for the lives lost and the loss of a sense of safety for our kids everywhere. I’ve been checking on our members to see how you are doing. I’d love to hear from you as well. My number is 832-922-7022.  This impacts us all whether we knew anyone there personally or not. It also brings up past traumas. So, I encourage you to be gentle with yourself. Take time to be with friends and family. Spend time in nature. Rest when you feel tired —grief takes a lot of energy.

I encourage you to look for signs of Hope and kindness in the midst of this all and to name it. For in those places God is revealing his presence. Thank those you see being a sign of Hope! Willie Creel and his bomb squad is one sign of Hope. Every week they put their lives at risk for the wider community. I thank God for them and all first responders and hospital workers, peace officers, school administrators and city officials. Let us pray for them and their families as they deal with all they saw. Of course we pray for the families who lost loved ones and all who are impacted. Pray for Hope to rise up in the midst — so that fear and terror do not win the day. 

Join us in serving the wider community with creativity on this and next Friday from 4:00-7:30 p.m. where we will paint Hope signs for volunteers to give to those whose homes are in need of restoration from Hurricane Harvey. 

Or, for prayer this Sunday at 8 or 10:30 a.m and Healing Prayer on Tuesday’s at 9:30 a.m. Please let me know how we can be praying for you and your family by calling the office at (409) 945-2583 or emailing us at

With Living Hope, 

Pastor Robin
The Rev. Robin Reeves
St. George's Episcopal Church -Texas City
St. George's Upcoming Events
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Friday, May 25th & 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. 

St. George's and Holy Trinity members are joining together along with community members to make signs of hope for these youth to share with those still in the recovery process. GCLTR has committed to serve those most vulnerable first. YOU CAN HELP by PRAYING For the Teams, GIVE financial aid. 100% of funds donated go directly to those in need.

Saturday, May 26th
Pet Blessing on 6th Street 9-1 PM
Parade starts at 10 a.m.
Bring your fury friend and have them blessed!
Certificates of Blessing Provided.

Sunday, May 27th
Trinity Sunday

Tuesday, May 29th
Holy Eucharist & Healing Prayer 
9:30 AM
in the chapel
Community Planning (All are welcome) 
10:30 - 11:30 AM

Wednesday, May 30th
Choir Practice 1:30 PM

Wednesday, June 6th
Galveston Food Bank Gardening Class
with 21st Century 3rd and 4th
10-11 AM
Wednesday's through the end of July

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
We invite you to come share a little love!
Full Sermon
Let us focus on love in the wake of this past week’s violence. Love can change the world. It starts with us. Be loved.Be love!
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In Celebration of Pentecost, St. George's Left the Building to Worship with Six Churches in a Community Celebration

It was so great to be in community to worship on Pentecost Day! Thank you, Father Bob Moore and CO Magee and Norman Borders for all your organizing!
St. George’s members brave the heat and wind to worship with 7 other churches from LaMarque and Santa Fe. A sign of Hope — the body of Christ coming together in community!
Spreading Hope

Pastor Robin, along with these peace officers, declared Hope and Divine Protection over the youth and families of our county. We invite you to join us in praying this prayer from St. Francis daily (below). Love begins with us! Be love & Hope —Change the world. 
These area agencies are #Signs of Hope working together to help restore the homes and hearts of those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. In it for the long hall and the most vulnerable in our community. We celebrate and bless their tenacity and self-giving! Check out the website:
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 We are united in our prayers for one another. 

We invite you to pray this daily and for our Youth and families to know Hope and peace in the aftermath of the tragedy in Santa Fe. 

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.
Our Daily Bread

Up a Tree

In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me. Jonah 2:2

My mother discovered my kitten Velvet atop the kitchen counter, devouring homemade bread. With a huff of frustration, she scooted her out the door. Hours later, we searched our yard for the missing cat without success. A faint meow whistled on the wind, and I looked up to the peak of a poplar tree where a black smudge tilted a branch.

In her haste to flee my mother’s frustration over her behavior, Velvet chose a more precarious predicament. Is it possible that we sometimes do something similar—running from our errors and putting ourselves in danger? And even then God comes to our rescue.

The prophet Jonah fled in disobedience from God’s call to preach to Nineveh, and was swallowed up by a great fish. “From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the Lord his God. He said: ‘In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me’ ” (Jonah 2:1–2). God heard Jonah’s plea and, “commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land” (v. 10). Then God gave Jonah another chance (3:1).

After exhausting our efforts to woo Velvet down, we summoned the local fire department. With the longest ladder fully extended, a kind man climbed high, plucked my kitten from her perch, and returned to place her safely in my arms.

Oh the heights—and the depths—God goes to in rescuing us from our disobedience with His redeeming love!

Dear God, how we need Your rescue today!

Jesus’s death on the cross rescued us from our sins. 

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Our Daily Bread
Consider giving signs of Hope!
The link to donate and/or get the form can be found here.

You can email the form to, see the hope signs in the Parish Hall, or pick one out of the yard near the St. George's sign.
Diocesan News/Updates

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.

You can sign up directly at

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We are looking forward to seeing you in Austin in July!

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