Church and Other Events (below) lists all upcoming events at our various churches, schools, and other agencies of interest. Contacts and links for more information are listed.
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Church and Other Events
Scholarship available for St. Luke's Episcopal School, San Antonio - The John R. Foster Scholarship Fund provides a full tuition scholarship for grades 6-8 to a student who exhibits a demonstrated record of academic achievement and a “servant’s heart.” The need-based scholarship covers all tuition and fees and will be awarded to a new rising 6th grader. Click here for information about the scholarship, and email Margaret Ann Casseb at email@example.com with questions.
February 22 - St. Mark's, San Antonio, Choir will join Trinity University Choir and the SA Choral Society in presenting Mozart's "Great Mass in C minor" on Wednesday, February 22, at the Tobin Center at 7:30 p.m. This is an official Mozart Festival Event. Tickets are available through the Tobin Center Box Office. St. Mark's will offer dinner through Cafe Kairos beginning at 5.00 p.m., followed by a pre-concert lecture at 6.00 p.m. St. Mark's parishioner Jacquelyn Matava is singing the mezzo-soprano solos. For more information, contact the church office at 210-226-2426.
February 28 - St. Boniface, Comfort, will host its annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on Tuesday, February 28, at the Comfort Park Pavilion on Highway 27 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Enjoy your pancakes to the sounds of Wires and Wood, who will provide live musical entertainment. Admission is by donation, and all are welcome.
March 4 - St. Mark's, San Antonio, will host a Lenten Quiet Day, "Listening to our Lives," on Saturday, March 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. that will be led by the Rev. Carol Morehead. This day spent in quiet reflection will allow participants to listen to the lessons life has taught over the past year. Art and literature will be used to help reflect. RSVP to the church office so lunch numbers will be accurate, 210-226-2426.
March 5 - The Daughters of the King, Episcopal Church Women, and Community of Hope of St. Francis by the Lake, Canyon Lake, will have a Lenten Quiet Day on Saturday March 5 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. "Hand in Hand With God" - A Reflection on Zephaniah 3:14-20 will be presented by Elizabeth Black. Everyone is invited. Please bring a brown bag lunch to St. Francis at 13250 Hwy. 306 at Spring Mountain Dr. at Canyon Lake, and enjoy the presentation by Elizabeth Black. See the flyer for complete details.
March 6-8 - The Academy for Spiritual Formation at the Oblate Renewal Center in San Antonio presents "A Taste of the Academy," a spiritual formation renewal program of The Upper Room, entitled "Befriending: A Celtic Spirituality Experience" with guest speaker the Rev. Mary Earle, beginning the afternoon of Monday, March 6, through the evening of March 8. This academy provides an opportunity for clergy and laity to draw close to a loving God through a daily rhythm of prayer, worship, learning, and reflection. Each day includes teachings by gifted spiritual leaders, periods of silence, morning and evening prayer, Eucharist, and an opportunity to share with and encourage one another. Participants need to bring a Bible, personal journal, and comfortable clothes; bed linens and towels are provided. Early registration by December 14, 2016, is $225 per person. See the brochure for more details and a schedule.
March 8 - April 5 - St. Mark's, San Antonio, will host "Music in the Park: A Lenten Offering" on Wednesdays in Lent, March 8 - April 5, from noon to 2:15 p.m. in Travis Park (across the street from the church). This offering of beauty and creativity is for all in the surrounding community. Come enjoy the sounds and bring your lunch for a picnic. The line-up includes The Rick Cavender Band, Albert Steves and members of Mothership, Len Briley & Friends, Matt Wise and members of Down for the Count, and Joe Causby.
March 11-12 - The Community of Hope retreat at Mustang Island Conference Center will be held on Saturday-Sunday, March 11-12. Hosted by Christ Church, San Antonio, the retreat will feature keynote speakers the Rev. Dr. Jack Sheffield and his wife, Anne Marie, who lead the ministry of the Christ Healing Center in San Antonio. The program begins at 10:00 a.m. Saturday and concludes with lunch on Sunday. Cost is $136 for double occupancy, meals included. If you choose to stay over Friday night, the cost is $240. To register or for more information, contact Carol Miller at Christ Church at 210-736-3132 or firstname.lastname@example.org or the Rev. Eric Fenton at email@example.com. See the full flyer here.
March 12, 19 - The combined choirs of the Church of the Resurrection, Windcrest, and St. Matthew's, Universal City, under the direction of Cheryl Sanders and Ann Vellom, will be presenting two Taize Evensongs during Lent. The services will be held on Sunday, March 12, at Church of the Resurrection and Sunday, March 19, at St. Matthew's. Each service begins at 5:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
March 19 - St. Luke's, San Antonio, presents a reflective Choral Evensong on Sunday, March 19, at 4:30 p.m. The anthem will be Edward Bairstow's Save us, O Lord - a quiet, yearning, and finally peaceful farewell to the day. Reception following. For more information, contact Russell Jackson, Music Director and Organist, firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 30 - St. George, San Antonio, will host a class entitled "Websites and Social Media: the importance of a church web presence" on Thursday, March 30, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. This class will be presented by Haley Bankey, owner of CPB Operational Consulting and will teach the importance of having a powerful and modern website, how to engage people on social media, and how to translate your digital presence into increased membership and activity in your congregation. Register and reserve your spot here. Cost is $29. For more information, contact Haley at email@example.com.
April 18-27 - The Rev. Tommy Bye and his wife, Connie, (St. Luke's, Cypress Mill) will lead a pilgrimage to the Holy Land April 18-27, 2017. Tommy and Connie are fortunate to have the same highly knowledgeable Christian guide, Sam Markos, from former pilgrimages, with travel arrangements made by Imagine Tours, an international tour company. If you would like further information on the pilgrimage, please contact Connie (firstname.lastname@example.org, 817-412-1544) or St. Luke's, Cypress Mill (email@example.com, 830-825-8000) to receive a Holy Land Pilgrimage brochure detailing daily sites to visit, costs, and instructions for signing up. This experience has been phenomenal and life changing for many who have gone on past pilgrimages.
May 19-21 - The Alamo Chapter of the Order of Naucratius invites all fishers to the first Fishing for the Hungry Retreat, to be held at Mustang Island Conference Center, Friday-Sunday, May 19-21. All meals will be provided by the excellent cooking staff, and hotel-style rooms are available. There will be opportunities for surf fishing, pier fishing, and chartered fishing in the gulf. All fishers are expected to donate a portion of their harvest to a local San Antonio Food Pantry, which the staff will take care of. Cost for the weekend is $250 per person; double occupancy add $124. All are invited, including kids for great fishing and great community. Register by contacting the Rev. Rob Harris, 210-736-3132, ext. 124.
May 21 - St. Luke's, San Antonio, presents a Choral Evensong on Sunday, May 21, at 4:30 p.m. The May Evensong will by anything but reflective when the choir sings Stanford's explosive setting of his Canticles in B flat, and the anthem is the large scale Ascension-tide work, God is Gone Up, by Gerald Finzi. Reception following. For more information, contact Russell Jackson, Music Director and Organist, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer - Summer at TMI - The Episcopal School of Texas offers a wide variety of camps, activities, and academic courses for children ages 5 to 18. Enrollment is open for current and non students of TMI. Camps start June 5, and full-day and half-day options are available. View the full flyer here. Also, find the extensive list of offerings and registration at www.SummerAtTMI.com. Camp themes include athletics, robotics, creative, adventure training, and academic. For more information, contact Blake Skinner at email@example.com.