Dates to Remember:

Feb 17th Shrove Tues.  Pancakes and live music 7pm  (see below)

Feb 18 Ash Wed, Now Three services: at  8am, noon and 7 pm (No Wed Bible Study that day)

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 12, 2015

The last week prior to the start of Lent. Plan to make this your most meaningful Lenten Season ever
  • Three Services on Ash Wednesday
  • Avodah Starts 2/25 with Childrens Activities and Meditations with Fr. Nathan
  • Ideas for Prayer Space at Home
  • Fellowship and Volunteer Opportunities
  • All...With God's Help.
Creating a Lenten Prayer Space At Home

When I was working as a children's pastor, I became very aware that I had my little flock of children for only two hours a week. That left 166 hours unaccounted for. I wondered both as a minister and a new mom, "How could Christian development flourish in this larger space of time, when children are with their parents and other caregivers?" For the past six years, I have been home with my own little flock (now four little boys 0-8). As a family, we journey daily in our exploration of Christian development. The tool that I am most grateful for is the church year. I long for my children to feel part of the biblical story. I want them to know that this story begins before them and ends
after them; they are part of God's kingdom right now. The church year invites us into this story, giving us an opportunity to imaginatively enter the past, present and future of this story.          Read More 


The Playground is Now Complete

Last Sunday after church  Fr. Billy was so eager to get the work on the new playground done, he marched right out and got some holy Bob Catting going. A hardy bunch of folks rolled up their sleeves and spread that great big mountain of mulch.  Pizza was supplied by Jennifer and Travis Johnston. Eyeing the whole operation was Jennifer's and Travis' baby boy, who knows he will be out there playing on that swing pretty soon, himself.
Feb.  15th is World Missions Day
In The Episcopal Church



 Traditionally celebrated on the last Sunday after Epiphany, World Mission Sunday in 2015 is February 15 in The Episcopal Church.

The purpose of World Mission Sunday is to focus on the global impact of the Baptismal Covenant's call to "seek and serve Christ in all persons" (Book of Common Prayer, p. 305), and to raise awareness of the many ways in which The Episcopal Church participates in God's mission around the world.


"World Mission Sunday gives us an opportunity to remember that all humanity is created in God's image and that we are called to reflect on how we are living into our baptismal vows and to engage concretely in mutual and interdependent relationships with our brothers and sisters around the world," noted the Rev. David Copley, Mission Personnel Officer.


Currently, Episcopal Church missionaries are located in many international locales, including Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Ghana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Jerusalem, Kenya, Mozambique, Panama, the Philippines, Qatar, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania, and Uruguay.


Feb. 15th Shrove Tuesday 
Pancake Supper in the Parish Hall
5:30 pm 
You're going to want to show up with a good appetite Tuesday
afternoon, because there will be some delicious pancakes and sausage cooking. The Boy Scout troop will be helping with the cooking; there will be live music playing to usher in the Lenten Season, and who knows, there might even be a King Cake or two. All for the low, low price of $3.50 per person or $10.00 for a family 
News from the Atrium

Dear Friends,
This Sunday we will have atrium time from 9:15am-10:15am only.  No early session for the littlest ones, since Mother Kelly will be presiding at both services.

I am looking for a few green thumbs to begin growing some wheat seeds in small containers.  Email me if interested.

And may I encourage you to consider Lenten Wed. night children's choir and evening Atrium time (will also allow for children to finish homework, if needed).  See Sara Burden McClure's information about this.



ECW Meeting

ECW meets February 14, 10 o'clock, Parish Hall. The Rev Kelly Jennings will present "Speaking with 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 15th
Anthem: Bless the Lord, O My Soul:

Processional: 618, Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones
Gospel: O Light Of Light
Communion: 137, O Wondrous Type, O Vision Fair
542, Christ Is The World's True Light
Missional: 460, Alleluia! Sing To Jesus!
Lay Ministry for February 15, 2015 Click for readings
Old Testament: II Kings 2:1-12
Psalm: 50:1-6
Epistle: II Corinthians 4:3-6
Gospel: Mark 9:2-9

8:30 am Service
Old Testament: Jim Ryan
Psalm: Dudley Baker
Epistle: Helen Paulsen
Prayers of the People: Steffan Pilotek
Chalicist: Helen Paulsen
Usher: Jim Ryan

10:30 am Service
Old Testament: Jennifer Johnston
Psalm: Mary Morrison
Epistle: Kenneth DeSilva
Prayers of the People: Brenda O'Keefe
Chalicists: Rob Thorton (EC) Michael Paulsen (C)
Acolytes: Holly & Charles Davis, Douglas Foxworth
Ushers: Jim Ryan, Lance New, Jeri Wines
Greeters: Tony Duncan & Tina Prikryl
Altar Guild: Ginger Kirchhof, Reba Ott, Liz Haltom, Jeri Wines
Flower Guild: Reba Ott
Lay Eucharistic Minister: Jim Ryan & Dudley Baker
Bishop's Committee Host: Leonard Oliver