Dates to Remember:

Feb 21 8:30 am Brotherhood of St. Andrew meeting in the Parish Hall.

Feb 21 5:30 pm Dine Out at Pok-E Joe's (see  article) 

Mar 21 Safe guarding God's People

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 first week of Lent. Plan to make this your most meaningful Lenten Season ever
  • The Presiding Bishop's Lenten Video Message
  • Avodah Starts 2/25 with Childrens Choir and Meditations with Fr. Nathan
  • Give up or add something this Lent - Your choice
  • Meet Cindy Riley
  • Fellowship and Volunteer Opportunities
  • All...With God's Help.
This Lent, Add Instead of Subtract

"Whatever you choose - adding or subtracting - the point is to do something that feeds your soul without draining your energy or making you resent the time. Be realistic, keep it simple and enjoy!"

A Conversation

Many years ago I explained to my rector that I didn't like giving up something for Lent. "I don't quite see the connection," I said. "What does giving up chocolate have to do with my spiritual life?" Wise man that he was, and still is, he replied, "There may not be a connection for you. Why don't you take on something instead?"

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See the Presiding Bishop's Lenten Message
] "That cross that comes on our foreheads on Ash Wednesday is a reminder of the cross that's put there at Baptism," Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said in her Lent Message 2015.
Avodah Begins Wed. 2/25

Our Lenten Wed. night program begins next Wed. afternoon at 5:30 pm with children's activities and choir. There will be snacks, and a soup, bread and salad supper supplied for everyone.

After supper, we'll divide into choir and study groups, with a study offered by Fr. Nathan Jennings, our Theologian in Residence,  and choir work with Sara Burden McClure, our beloved Music Director. We invite parents to come and sing with the choir for Easter Music. Sara has chosen some music that you will thoroughly enjoy singing. It's a short-term commitment with something for everyone here this Lenten season. 
Feb.  22nd Celebrates
The 75th Anniversary of
Episcopal Relief & Development

Every Year Episcopal Relief & Development offers Lenten Meditations that take you out of your daily environment and into the lives of the people they help on a daily basis. 


Click Here for Meditations 


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.


Dine Out Announcement
Dine Out for February is the third Saturday, 02-21-15 at 5:30 pm at Pok-E- Joe's Bar-b-Que, 2121 Parmer Ln. (At Lamplight Village). The sign-up sheet is in the Narthex. Everyone is invited. Come enjoy good food and good fellowship. Contact Joe Page at 512-453-3077 for information.

Drive A Senior
Volunteer Opportunity

Drive A Senior - North Central is a neighborhood - based non-profit agency that provides free transportation and other support services for persons over the age of 60 living in north central Austin. There is no financial qualification to use Drive A Senior's services. Anyone age 60 or over who lives in our service area can call for transportation and other assistance. All our services are provided by volunteers.


This is where you come in. We are actively recruiting new volunteer drivers. Retired persons or stay-at-home moms are especially needed, as most of our drives occur during weekday hours. Volunteers must attend a one-hour orientation, have a valid driver's license, current liability insurance and pass a criminal background check. We also provide additional liability insurance for all our volunteers.


If you have 3 hours a month to help get a senior to the grocery store or doctor, we can use your help. Someone you know needs Drive A Senior. Please call us at 512-453-2273. 

Music for February 22nd
Anthem: On Eagles' Wings

Processional: S67  The Great Litany
S96 Kyrie
Gospel: Forty Days and Forty Nights
Communion: 325, Let Us Break Bread Together
448, O Love How Deep, How Broad, How High
Missional: 147, Now Let Us All With One Accord
Lay Ministry for February 22, 2015 

Old Testament:  Genesis 9:8-17
Psalm: 25:1-9
Epistle: I Peter 3:18-22
Gospel: Mark 1:9-15

8:30 am Service
Old Testament: Jim Ryan
Psalm: Jim Ryan
Epistle: Michael Paulsen
Prayers of the People: Katrin Erk
Chalicist: Michael Paulsen
Usher: Jim Ryan

10:30 am Service
Old Testament: Noreen MacMahan
Psalm: Choir
Epistle: Helen Paulsen
Prayers of the People: Michael Paulsen
Chalicists: Lana Beyer(EC) Bob Beyer (C)
Acolytes: Holly & Charles Davis, Douglas Foxworth
Ushers: Carolyn and Jon Ellis, Ann Harrington, Michael Paulsen
Greeters: Lance New and Pat Starkie
Altar Guild: Ann Harrington, Joan Medrano
Flower Guild: Ann Harrington
Lay Eucharistic Minister: Lana Beyer
Bishop's Committee Host: Michael Paulsen