~ Your opportunity for full engagement in the life and mission of St. George's ~
Ministry Areas and Directors:
Acolytes carry the torches and the cross during processional and recessional times and assist the celebrant as needed during the worship service. The Acolyte ministry is available to students grades 6 through 12.
Karla Probert at StGeorgeRectorAssistant@comcast.net
Our congregation has a long history of scholarly engagement with Anglican doctrine, biblical study, and applied theology. With a seminary-level of presentation and content, our goal is to form and inform our members to be mature and articulate disciples for our Lord, whose instinctive thinking and reactions model a truly Christian life... the life God meant us to live. All the offerings have their own distinctive style and appeal.
Time commitment key:
W = Weekly
M = Monthly
P = Periodic
Altar Flower Ministry
Fresh flowers beautify the sacred space of our Church, and are a gift to God and those who attend our worship services. A sponsorship of weekly Altar Flowers is a meaningful way to honor or remember a loved one, give thanks for birthdays, celebrate an anniversary, or other important times or people in your life. The cost for the two Altar bouquets is $125.00.
P Karol Roe at email@example.com
The Altar Guild is a ministry that prepares the altar area for each of the Eucharist celebrations, as well as cares for and prepares the elements, linens, and vessels for all services including baptisms, marriages and burials. Volunteers in the Altar Guild receive training and can choose which Sunday of each month that they would like to serve.
M Laura Vogt at LauraVogt62@gmail.com
The Anglican Institute is our parish's ministry of theological education and biblical study, providing scholarly support for the clergy of the World Wide Anglican Communion and other churches, as well as opportunities for theological reflection and education for laity. Beginning in time for the First Sunday of Advent we will launch a web based lectionary commentary in support of Anglican clergy preparing their Sunday sermons around the world. Our goal in all our venture has always been and remains to promote a vigorous, vibrant, historic Christianity grounded in the sturdy traditions of Anglicanism, seeking to help the church reclaim its historic identity and spiritual focus for the mighty works of God in a contemporary setting by recalling the church and its clergy to the doctrine, discipline, and worship of the church without assertions of Roman excess and Protestant fundamentalism, but with generosity, dignity, grace, and a sense of God's abiding truth and presence that has always typified our tradition.
David Parris, PhD at firstname.lastname@example.org
Anglican Men (AMen) Bible Study
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another” (Pro. 27:17). With the understanding that two minds, thus acting on each other, become more acute, so the men of St. George’s gather twice each month to gain mutual counsel as found in clear, well-defined thoughts and theology. At 8:00 a.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, AMen meet to share a full breakfast while engaging in guided bible study discussion. We are currently reading through.
Bi-M Curt Emery at email@example.comMark Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission of St. George’s Children’s Ministry is to instill children with a sound knowledge of Scripture and the Anglican tradition. We accomplish this through weekly worship and education, as well as social activities and parish engagement.
W, P Erica Boonzaaijer at email@example.com
Chalice bearers assist the clergy to distribute the sacrament during Holy Communion.
M Ken Emery at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. George’s offers two adult choir opportunities and one children’s choir. Students in high school and all adults are welcome to sing in the St. George’s Adult Choir, choosing either to sing in the weekly 9:00 or 11:00 services. Children in grades 2 through 8 are encouraged to join the St. Gabriel's Children's Choir to sing each week at the 9:00 service. At special services such as Christmas and Easter, all choristers will sing together. (Sunday + Wednesday evening practice) WRob Howard at email@example.com or Joy Welker at firstname.lastname@example.org
City Strings | Hausmusik
St. George’s is proud to support the arts in downtown Colorado Springs by hosting each season’s chamber music performances for City Strings and Hausmusik. City Strings concerts consist of selections from the upcoming Hausmusik concert, enhanced by refreshments. Children are welcome. Hausmusik performances feature the full music pieces and include catered meal. Opportunities to help include setup, hospitality, and cleanup.
P David Catter at email@example.com
Downtown Discourse is a forum for dialogue with notable thinkers on contemporary topics. Opportunities to help include setup, hospitality, and cleanup.
M Sarah Stonestreet at firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 Foyers Dinner Groups' next session will begin in October and run through January, 2020. You may sign up in Yates Hall on Sundays. Everyone is invited and encouraged to participate in this parish activity. We will have groups for couples/adults and also for those who want to include their children at these dinners. As many parishioners have discovered, Foyers provide a great opportunity for people to get together informally in members' homes, enjoy a simple meal and lively conversation, strengthening relationships across the parish.
M Jessie Armstrong at email@example.com
Parishioners answer the call of Romans 12:13 when they provide the refreshments served each Sunday during the fellowship coffee hours following the 8:00, 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. services as well as for a variety of activities throughout the church year such holidays, receptions, bishops’ visits and other special events.
W, P Barbara Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org or Linda Vandezande at email@example.com.
Hosts greet everyone as they enter the building, assist in identifying visitors, make visitors feel welcome, provide visitors information about our church, and assist the elderly and handicapped into and out of the church building. Volunteers choose to serve at either the 9:00 or 11:00 service.
M Doug Tomerlin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lay Pastoral Care
Participants are trained, caring listeners who assist the clergy with the pastoral care of the congregation through visits to members who are shut-in, undergoing long-term hospitalization or convalescence, or who would appreciate a friendly conversation. Scheduling is flexible and can be tailored to individual needs.
P Valerie Ransom at VJKRansom@icloud.com
Lectors read the appointed lessons in the weekly worship services, exercising their baptismal commitment to proclaim the Word.
M Ken Emery at email@example.com
The mission of Life Network is to cultivate a community that values life through the love of Christ. They achieve this by: Presenting the gospel of Jesus Christ • Providing life-affirming alternatives to abortion • Promoting sexual integrity & healthy decisions • Empowering parents to be healthy & hopeful • Giving hope and healing to post-abortive • Engaging the community to advance life. St. George’s financially supports Life Network and individual parish members are encouraged to do likewise.
P Karl Weiskopf at firstname.lastname@example.org
Manyoni Orphan Partners is a parish ministry that sponsors orphan children in Tanzania, providing food, clothes, tuition, school uniforms and medical/dental care along with spiritual nurture.
P Karl Weiskopf at email@example.com
Through this community outreach partnership, St. George’s help stock a food pantry that helps to feed literally thousands of El Paso County families who are among the working poor. Mercy’s Gate also provides clothing, counseling, and work training to increase the gap between a family’s responsible living and homelessness. Mercy’s Gate has plenty of volunteer opportunities!
W John Darling at firstname.lastname@example.org
Musical Beginnings is a creative, fun, and interactive early childhood music class. This class will be led by Joy Welker, Director of St. Gabriel's Choir, and will be a time to capture, shape, nurture, and develop musical skills in young children ages 2-5. Activities will engage three senses of learning: sight, hearing, and tactile. These little liturgies are meant to plant spiritual seeds through singing, music and movement games, biblical art, and hymn stories. Mothers of preschool aged children are invited to make these classes a part of your Friday morning routines! Coffee and conversation for child caregivers is offered in Yates Hall along with a playdate for toddlers during Musical Beginnings.
W Joy Welker at email@example.com
Located in our Undercroft, the nursery at St. George's serves our parishioners ages 0-3. The nursery is open from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Sundays, as well as on Tuesday mornings during Women’s Bible Study. Director Roxanne Seither and her staff, Maddie Price and Marina Rosenberg, strive to give St. George’s youngest children an experience of God’s love and security. We start at these earliest years giving our children a sense of church and community in which they are loved unconditionally as members of a community of which they will be a part all the days of their lives.
Roxanne Seither at RoxanneSeither@gmail.com
The Prayer Chair is a ministry of parishioners who pray daily for those who desire the ministry and support of prayer. This is a “virtual” prayer group and receives specific prayer requests electronically.
Karl Weiskopf at firstname.lastname@example.org
St. George’s reading group is a weekly study of Os Guinness's Last Call for Liberty. They aim to couple hospitality with a robust discussion of "the prospects for human freedom today." This book "poses key questions for concerned citizens to consider as we face a critical chapter in the American story"--questions on topics like the nature of freedom, its sources, and the practices/institutions required to sustain it. The book will be a guide as participants seek to understand, pray for, and act within our present moment.
W Chris Love at email@example.com
St. Theresa’s Guild
St. Theresa’s Guild is a ministry of compassion and support preparing and delivering meals to parish families in need due to a new baby, family death, or other major disruption in their lives.
P Becky Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org
Members drive parishioners to Sunday services who can no longer drive themselves or who have no transportation.
W, M, P Jessie Armstrong at email@example.com
Ushers serve to welcome arriving worshippers, take attendance, distribute service leaflets and collect the offering.
M Ed Montgomery at firstname.lastname@example.org
St. George’s Women’s Ministries equips women with the tools and support to think theologically and thus form a foundational Christian worldview that enables them to live scripturally. This is accomplished through a Tuesday bible & theological study, conferences, outings, guest speakers, and fellowship.
W Karla Probert at StGeorgeRectorAssistant@comcast.net
Simply put, the mission of St. George’s youth group (grades 6 through 12) is to partner with the parents and grandparents in our church as they disciple their teens. This is accomplished by encouraging: a profound understanding of God’s redemptive plan for His beautiful, yet broken world • intergenerational relationships with the younger and older members of our parish • an expected rhythm that will work with everyone’s over-scheduled lives. Youth group meets each Sunday morning for directed education as well as for monthly fellowship activities.
W, M David and Lindsey Eaton at email@example.com