Dates to Remember:

Mar 4th 5:30 pm next Avodah 

Mar 8th ECR Annual Irish Concert 5 pm

Mar 21 Safe guarding God's People

Mar 21 Dine Out 5:30 pm at Threadgills

March 28th Spring Blood Drive

Sunday Services
8:30 am
Rite I
In the Chapel
(no music)

10:30 am
Rite II
(with music)
In the Nave

Church Office
Monday - Thursday
Hours: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
The Midweek Connection
February 19, 2015

The second week of Lent. Plan to take advantage of some new opportunity.
  • The value of tactile prayer
  • Wednesday Morning Bible Study
  • Avodah continues on Wed. 
  • March 8th Can't-miss Irish Music Concert
  • Meet Cindy Riley
  • Atrium News
  • Time to Calendar Annual Retreat
  • All...With God's Help.
Tactile Prayer -- Using Body Senses to 
Connect With God

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord" (Psalm 19:14).

A Prayer is an Ephemeral Thing
No matter the language we use or the religion we embrace, our most fervent prayers are those deepest desires offered in wordless plea, carried to God on the fragile wings of faith. For these prayers there are no words, nor motions or positions; they are a yearning, a need, an urge that only God can satisfy. 


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Wednesday Morning Bible Study
Wednesday morning Bible study continues at 8:30 am at Genuine Joe's Coffee Shop at 2001 W. Anderson Lane. The group will be starting the study of II Samuel next Wed. morning, so it's a good time to join up. 
Avodah Line-up for Wed. 3/4

Our Lenten Wed. night program:
5:30 to 6:30 pm:
Quick snack for kids, then:
Music for kids ages 6 and up in choir room
6:30 to 7:00 pm:  
Soup Supper for everyone in the Narthex
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Catechesis in Classroom Six for children
Choir for adult singers in the   Choir Room
Lenten meditation with Fr. Nathan in Classroom 4
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Parts work for singers in the choir room

Many thanks to Nadine Gordon for the scrumptious soup this week. Next week we'll have something equally delicious, so please join us. You don't have to do a thing except show up. It's just as easy as that. Thanks be to God.
March 8th at 5:00 pm
Our Can't Miss ECR 
St. Patty's Annual 

Come get your green on! Irish fiddler Niamh Fahy (she hails from County Meath) and renowned Celtic musicians Jeff Moore and Jon Milton get St. Paddy's festivities off to a fine and authentic start!  Irish traditional music in the "pure drop" style - jigs, reels, polkas and ballads - family-friendly and great fun for all ages.  Dancing in the aisles strongly encouraged!  2200 Justin Lane at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection.  Donations gratefully accepted at the door ($10 suggested); plenty of free parking available. 

Meet Cindy Riley

Cindy Riley is our Nursery attendant, and she's been with us for almost two years, now. Many people would be surprised to learn that she comes to us through an agency. After many years of trying unsuccessfully to hire an attendant, we did as numerous other churches do: we consulted with an  agency. After trying one or two candidates initially, they sent "our Cindy." She is very experienced and has worked with churches before coming to Resurrection.


Cindy doesn't just sit in the nursery and watch; she engages with the children and keeps them busy with games and play. She is, as all workers with children in the Diocese of Texas must  be,
certified in Safe Guarding God's Children. Although she may work occasionally during the week at other churches, we aren't letting her get away from us here. Thanks so much to Cindy and Thanks be to God, for her good work with our children.


News From the Atrium
Dear Friends,


Last night was our first family Lenten supper/choir night, which includes some atrium time at 7pm.  That's late, I know.  The purpose is to make available a children's activity for those kids who will have had choir rehearsal the hour before, 6-7pm.

Even if your child has never sung before in a choir, s/he is very welcome.  Sara, our choir director, is going to have them practice for singing on Sundays in Lent, and especially on Easter Sunday.

The 7-8pm time is for parents who'd like to sing.

Otherwise, this Sunday, March 1, we will have the Level II time at 9am-10:15am.  That's for all ages.  We'll resume the 8:30 Level I (ages 3-6) the following Sunday.


Blessing Bags

Family activity: Making Blessing Bags

Sunday, March 8 after the 10:30am Eucharist (noon)

In the narthex. Make some, take some


Blessing bags are typically filled with necessities for homeless folk: toothpastes, toothbrushes, bars of soap, washcloth, snack bar, little bottle of water, pair of socks, razor, deodorant 


Bring whatever supplies you wish to donate, and we will set up an assembly line.  Children especially get into this activity.  Lunch will be served.



presents its annual


 Saturday, March 7, 6:00 p.m.

 in the Community Hall of

Ascension Lutheran Church

6420 Hart Lane, Austin


Travel back in time to Merry Olde England

for a musical dinner with the royal court

- replete with intrigue and turmoil!


Nobles' Circle $25, all ages w Gallery Seating $15, all ages

Advance ticket purchase recommended.


 Girls' Choir or 512-453-0884


2015 Annual Retreat Date Is Set
  We have the date; we have the place, so mark your calendars for Saturday, October 10th for a day long Annual Retreat. This year we have the Group Dining Hall at McKinney Falls State Park reserved from 10 am  until 9 pm. Unlike years past, this will be a one full day event at a locally beautiful and easily accessible State Park. There are cooking facilities for lunch and dinner, plus many wonderful trails and water features to enjoy. More details will be provided as time  passes, but get it on your
calender now!   Bob Beyer
Celebrating 115 Years of Ministry
On Sunday March 1st, University of Texas graduates from our congregation are invited to participate in a celebration of 11 years of ministry to the student community by the Episcopal Missioners. It will be held in the All Saints' sanctuary. and Bishop Harrison will be presiding. They are hoping that at least two graduates from each congregation will attend to participate in the liturgy. Participants will need to arrive by 4:30 pm.
Music for March 1:
Anthem: 401, The Lord Be Near Us. Hal Hopson
Processional: 401, The God of Abraham Praise
Gospel: 675, Take Up Your Cross, The Savior Said
Communion:  691, My Faith Looks Up To Thee
487, Come My Way, My Truth, My Life
Missional: 558, Faith of Our Fathers
Lay Ministry for March 1,2015  Click for Readings

Old Testament:  Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16
Psalm: 22:22-30
Epistle: Romans 4:13-25
Gospel: Mark 8:31-38

8:30 am Service
Old Testament: Steffan Pilotek
Psalm: Jon Ellis
Prayers of the People: Mariel Fox
Usher: Jim Ryan

10:30 am Service
Old Testament: Pat Mills
Psalm: Choir & Children
Epistle: Kenneth DeSilva
Prayers of the People: Tina Prikryl

Chalicists: (EC)  (C)
Acolytes: Holly & Charles Davis, Douglas Foxworth
Ushers: Kenneth DeSilva, Antwon Blue, Ben Garza, Dan Prikryl
Greeters:  Tina Prikryl & Michael Paulsen
Altar Guild: Pam Stout, Mason Kramer
Lay Eucharistic Minister: Juanita Grady
Bishop's Committee Host: Granville Ott