ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY, AUGUST 12, 2018 A.D.

TODAY’S INSTRUCTION ON THE FAITH:   Can you please define the term “Grace?”

PETER PAN AT THE SUPER SUMMER THEATER, NEXT THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, SPRING MOUNTAIN RANCH STATE PARK  Picnic at 6:00 pm at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, hosted by Mike and Kathy McKeag.  The show begins immediately after the picnic.  Enjoy the cool mountain evening and great show starring Kathy Ruud’s son, Joel.  Tickets will be distributed today after both services. If you have not already reimbursed St. George’s, please do so.  The tickets are $20.00 per ticket.

THE BIBLE SAFARI MEETS TODAY, AUGUST 12, 2018, 9:25 AM—10:15 AM
In Bible Safari, we are continuing our journey through the Book of Hebrews.

The occasion which gave rise to the writing of this book was the danger brought about by the persecution of the early church. Persecution at this point was severe and many of the recipients of this writing were Jewish Christians who, out of great fear, were in danger of abandoning their faith and reverting into Judaism. The writer exhorts them to hold fast to their confession of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

The writer takes the readers back through the whole of the history of the Hebrew people – all the way back to their earliest and most famous ancestors, Abraham and Moses. As they thought very highly of their ancestors, and possessed a strong sense of tradition, this was a powerful argument for the greatness of Jesus – the Messiah toward whom all of their ancestors had been pointing. In all respects, Christ is superior to the prophets, to angels, to Abraham, to Moses, and to Joshua. His covenant is superior; His sacrifice and His promises are superior. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8)

Please consider joining us. We meet between Masses every Sunday.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY, RESUMES, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH
The Women’s Bible Study Group will take a break during the rest of August, returning with a new study on Thursday, September 6th, 2018.  Once again we will be meeting at the church from 1:00 to 2:00 or 2:30 pm, depending on the group’s requirements.  The next study will be “Psalms: A 12-week study” (Knowing the Bible Series).  About the Psalms, J. I. Packer said:  “Psalms teach us how to worship.”  C. S. Lewis said:  The most valuable thing the Psalms do for me is to express the same delight in God which made David dance.”   R. C. Sproul said:  “Whenever I read the psalms, I feel like I am eavesdropping on a saint having a personal conversation with God.”  Please contact Aurore Barrett St. John or Julie Viacava for more information.  We will be ordering the books the week prior to Labor Day. A sign-up sheet for the class is available on the patio.  A sign-up sheet is on the patio.

MEN’S GROUP FORMING:  COMMENCES, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD, 5:00 PM
St. George’s Church is pleased to announce the formation of a Men’s Group with their first gathering set for Sunday, September 23rd at 5:00 pm.  More information to follow in the coming weeks.  If you are  interested, please speak with Fr. Hines.

DATES TO REMEMBER
Thursday, September 6  Women’s Bible Study, 1:00 pm
Sunday, September 23  Men’s Group, at Church, 5:00 pm, (First Meeting)
Saturday, September 29  Blessing of the Animals
Saturday, October 20  Church Picnic
Sunday, December 23  Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, 5:00 pm
THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
Wednesday, August 15  Evening Prayer @ 5:45 pm, Mass @ 6:00 pm
Thursday, August 16  Intercessory Prayer Group, Noon-1:00 pm
Thursday, August 16  Peter Pan, Spring Mountain Ranch, 6:00 pm
Sunday, August 19   Mass 8:00 am and 10:30 am
Sunday School and Nursery at 10:30 am Mass
Choir Practice 9:15 am
Bible Safari, 9:25 am—10:15 am

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