Christ Episcopal Church, Cedar Park, TX
VISION STATEMENT: We are a vibrant, Spirit-filled community celebrating God's love and seeking wholeness in heart, soul, strength, and mind.
Christ Episcopal Church is an open, inviting, and affirming place of worship, mission and Christian formation. We believe in blending the great traditions of our church with a fresh, modern, contemporary approach to the Gospel. 

All are welcome.

ALTAR GUILD TEA--SEPTEMBER 23, 2017
It's a TEA Party!

vintage_book_and_tea.jpgOn September 23, 2017, the Altar Guild will host their fifth annual tea.  The tea will be held in the church library from two until three pm. Everyone is invited to join the women from CEC's Altar Guild for a cup of hot tea, light refreshments, and fun.  This year we especially look forward to hosting our children from Kids Kingdom. At the tea Mandy Moore and Brielle Giard will have an opportunity to talk with us about volunteering in Kids Kingdom.

R.S.V.P. would be appreciated, if attending.

Cindy Wells
cindyswells@yahoo.com
512-778-5421 (h)
Fall Stewardship Kickoff

Sunday, September 24, 2017 after the 10:30 am worship service.
 
Make your plans now to come to a Texas BBQ sponsored by the Stewardship Commission
 
BBQ, beverages, and fixins provided.

CHRISTIAN FORMATION
Christian Formation for Adults
Christian Formation for Adults on Sunday morning at 9:15 am. From now until Advent, we will study the Sunday lectionary readings for the week to come.  Come and discuss the readings.  It is wonderful to know the readings and then hear the sermon.
You can join our online Facebook study page as well.    
Christ Episcopal Church Online Formation

KIDS CHRISTIAN FORMATION
CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH KIDS NEWS
 
THANK YOU CEC KIDS! Christ Church has responded in so many ways to our neighbors impacted by Hurricane Harvey, and our children have been right in the mix.  We know many have donated items and have volunteered their time to help. They also made some very special cards for the children at St. Cuthbert's Episcopal Church in Houston.  Many of the families at St. Cuthbert's had damage to their homes and their community is in the process of healing and rebuilding.  We wanted those kids to know that we were thinking of them and keeping them in our prayers.  This week we received this note.  

Chris t Church,  
 
What a wonderful surprise and blessing to open this envelope from y'all.

You obviously have sweet children.  Please express our thanks to them.

It will take a long, long time to recover from Hurricane Harvey.  Your gift is a ray of hope, as well as an outward and visible sign of God's grace.  Our Senior Warden is going to show the beautiful gift to the Vestry Meeting tonight, then I'll distribute the items to our children on Sunday
 
There is a wideness to God's mercy.  The wideness of God's mercy extends from Cedar Park to Houston, and we're grateful.
Blessings,
Gail Jackins
Family Formation Coordinator

SEPTEMBER OUTREACH   AND CHANGE SUNDAY 
For the month of September, our Outreach collection will focus on Outerwear.  We will be collecting coasts and jackets for children and adults, to be distributed through HIll County Community Ministries.  Both new and gently used clothing are welcome.

OCTOBER 1 is change Sunday!  Be sure to bring your loose change to drop into the jar at the back of the church.  The change benefits our mission in action.
BLESSING OF THE PETS--OCTOBER 8 AT 4 PM 
You're not going to want to miss the fun of our Annual Blessing of the Animals!  Jo  in us on the front laPet Blessingwn at  Christ Episcopal Church on Sunday, October 8th at 4 pm.

This event is a fun-filled fellowship where we offer our prayers and thanksgiving to God for our most precious loved ones who fill our lives with unconditional love!

Bring your pets on leashes or contained for safety reasons; or, if you're not able to bring your pet, bring their picture!

Each pet will receive a treat bag, and a personalized and signed Pet Blessing Certificate!

TINY CHAPEL ON THE MOVE
 WEDNESDAY WORSHIP WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE TINY CHAPEL ON THE MOVE STARTING ON OCTOBER 11, 2017.  WATCH FOR A LOCATION NEAR YOU. 
 
REFRESHMENTS AND FELLOWSHIP  
 "Coffee and Crumpets"  8:50-9:15  Sundays. A fellowship time with coffee and pastries wlll be held in the Library-Kitchen area after the  8:00  service.  Those coming for the Adult Formation class at  9:15   are welcome to come early and join us.

For those who attend the 10:30 am service, our coffee and fellowship will be moving to the Library.  Join us for conversation and refreshments. 

PRAYER REQUEST SUBMISSIONS
The Prayer Ministry is a group of people who are dedicated to praying daily for your intentions, your needs and those of your family and friends. Names will remain on the prayer list for one month. It will be necessary to resubmit names each month.
 
Please send the names of those for whom you wish to pray to   communications@cectx.org  or complete one of the prayer cards in the pew and place in the prayer box as your exit or hand to one of the ushers. Please let us know if you require a call from either Fr. Trawin or Deacon Jan.

All requests are kept in strictest confidence and are only discussed within the ministry if clarification is needed.
 
ONLINE GIVING
Since many people conduct all or a large portion of their financial transactions online, we have implemented online giving to make it easier for you to give, whether it is a one-time or a recurring gift. This is a completely voluntary way to make contributions. We accept online offerings and donations using PayPal. It is the most widely used give-on-line service and we have confidence in its reliability, security, and safety. You do NOT need to have a PayPal account to make a financial offering.

Simply go to our website at
http://cectx.org/give/ and click on the corresponding "DONATE" button that reflects whether you wish to make a one-time donation or an automatic monthly donation.

If you are accustomed to placing your gifts in the offering plate during worship, you may wonder if an online gift will have the same spiritual significance. We believe it is the heart of the giver, not the method of giving, that makes our financial offerings a true act of worship. The Bible says that, "Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver" (2 Cor. 9:7).

Thank you for giving to Christ Episcopal Church. Your generosity means so much to us and is integral to the work that we do at Christ Church and in the surrounding communities. On behalf of the entire church family and staff, thank you again for your thoughtful giving.


Christ Episcopal Church is a 501(C)(3) religious organization. Your offering is tax-deductible.
In This Issue
Weekly Calendar

PRAYERS
FOR HEALING
praying hands
  • Joseph
  • Mary Kay
  • Diane
  • Bernie
  • Raven
  • Sara
  • Josiah
  • Jennifer
  • Jose
  • Keith
  • Dan
  • Alonzo
  • Rosemary
  • John
  • Austin
  • Jason
  • Elizabeth
  • Courtney
  • Sydney
  • Joel
Vestry Thanks You!
 
From the September Vestry Minutes 
  • Josiah Mcfoy stewardship talk
  • Carol Monroe for the EHF meeting
  • Stewardship Committee Gene Ashlock office staff volunteer
  • Jasper Augustine Scouts
  • Brielle for the Kids Kingdom/Crossroads video
  • Betty Prince for the Cross-painting estimate
ROOTS YOUTH
Roots Logo
Roots Youth Group Activities for September:
Sun., Sept. 24th  
  • 9:30 am - Roots Youth Group Meeting
·        Noon - Service/Social -Roots has been asked to watch children during the Stewardship Meeting on 9/24.  After we all eat lunch, we will take the children out on the back patio.  The teens and kids will decoratively paint rocks and put the CEC logo on each rock.  In Nov., Roots teens will visit local parks and hide these rocks for "Rock Hunters" to find. 
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Christ Episcopal Church 512-267-2428 communications@cectx.org http://www.cectx.org

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 638

Physical Address:
3530 W. Whitestone Blvd. Cedar Park, TX 78630
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