February 8, 2018
FEBRUARY 13, 2018

Roots is in charge of Shrove Tuesday. This year, we will be having Cajun food and fun, with a 6-minute drama performance, in the Family Life Center.
April 14, 2018

  • Noon-1:00PM Service, Sanctuary

  • 7:00-8:00PM Service, Sanctuary
FEBRUARY 11, 2018

On Sunday, February 11, 2018, the Scouts will be participating in our church service with Presenting of the Colors by the Boy Scouts.

Following the 10:30 am service, the scouts invite everyone to join them in the Family Life Center for breakfast tacos, as a thank you to the congregation for allowing them to use our facilities during the year. Additional refreshments will be provided by the Cub Scouts.
Christ Episcopal Church

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2018.  
The first Christians observed with great devotion the days of our Lord's passion and resurrection, and it became the custom of the Church to prepare for them by a season of penitence and fasting.  Book of Common Prayer, pg. 264.

Lent is a time to prepare our hearts, souls, minds, and strength for the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ at Easter. 

This year, we want to strengthen those practices we have in place and rediscover the gifts we have in our relationships, Stations of the Cross, and Labyrinth.  Please choose whatever practices to which you feel called  during Lent. 

Ash Wednesday
Ashes in the Parking Lot—Once again, we will offer Ashes to Go in the parking lot at Christ Episcopal Church. Please join us from 7 am to 9 am. Coffee will be available.  

The Ash Wednesday Liturgy will be celebrated at 12 noon and 7:00 pm. on Wednesday, February 14. 

Private Confession-The season of Lent is a good time to make an individual confession. In the Book of Common Prayer, it is called Reconciliation of a Penitent. Confession is not a requirement for folks in the Episcopal Church. However, it is recommended and open to all. Father Malone is available for individual confession by appointment. Confession is private and confidential.  

The Living Compass Lenten Offering-The Living Compass “Living Well Though Lent” book is available for individuals and groups as a tool to practice “Loving With All Your Heart, Soul, Strength and Mind”.  

This year, we are offering two ways to study in groups.  

1.The first is an online study on the Christ Episcopal Church Online Formation Facebook page. Each day we will go through the readings and reflections. To join the group, enter Christ Episcopal Church Online Formation in the Facebook search bar, go to the page, and click the ‘Join’ button.  

2. For the second offering, we are suggesting that members of the congregation take several books home with them. Then, invite people to join you in the Lenten journey. Invite co-workers at lunch, moms at the coffee shop after they drop kids off at school, parents that sit together during their kids’ practices, gather in people’s homes or, on a group chat with friends who don’t live nearby. It is easy to lead a group. We will provide a Leader’s Guide to anyone interested in leading as well as guidance about facilitating a group. Think of the deepening relationships you will have with your neighbors through this guided study. Email Trawin Malone at rectorcec@gmail.com for a Leader’s Guide and for information about leading a group.

Labyrinth and Stations of the Cross-the grounds at Christ Episcopal Church are beautiful and spiritual. 

1. The Labyrinth is being restored and will be available to walk during Lent. Anyone can walk the Labyrinth at any time. We will have a printed sheet available to help to focus on the spiritual journey of the Labyrinth.  For a group experience, please join us on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm.

A “typical” labyrinth experience involves preparing yourself at the threshold, following the single path to the center ( releasing), spending time in the center for as long as you like ( receiving), following the same pathway from the center out, crossing the threshold ( returning), and then responding to the experience. There is no single “right” way to pray a labyrinth. Praying in whatever way helps you connect with God during the labyrinth encounter is the “right” way and serves as the best guide possible

2. The Stations of the Cross are a way to walk and meditate on the life of Jesus. It is a good way to get exercises as well—good for the body and the soul.  

Wednesday Evening Class- On Wednesdays at 7:00 pm Father Malone will be offering a course called The Soul’s Journey-An Artist’s Approach to the Stations of the Cross. We will explore each Station and have time to journal, reflect, and respond though song, art, poetry and conversation. A copy of the book A Soul’s Journey will be available as a reference. If you would like a copy of the book, go to https://www.forwardmovement.org/Products/2206/the-souls-journey-an-artists-approach-to-the-stations-of-the-cross.aspx.

February Outreach Focus — our partners at the Travis County Community Center in Jonestown have a number of clients who do not have stoves. They have asked us to help supply these folks with crock pots/slow cookers to feed their families. If you have a new or very gently used crock pot that you are not using, please consider donating it. Also, please bring a recipe that you have used for the slow cooker, preferably one that is nutritious and economical and we will share these with our neighbors.

You may be called to listen to another on his or her spiritual path. You may be called to teach workshops or lead quiet days. Or, you may be called simply to work on the transformation of your own soul and see where God leads you. FIND, a school for spiritual formation, now is offering programs in both spiritual direction training and in spiritual formation for ministry. Applications will be accepted until March 31. Applicants also are invited to attend the FIND Lenten Day of Prayer, March 17 at St. Andrew’s, Bryan. See www.f-in-d.org for more information and an application form. Or contact Kathleen Phillips 979-324-4302 or finddirectr@yahoo.com.
Discovering the Bible is a comprehensive introduction to the Bible as a whole. The course seeks to underscore the interest in seeing the interconnectedness of the many part of the Bible; more than learning just the content about each book of the Bible.  We will begin with the Old Testament this spring—15 sessions. Each session is 90 minutes long. There is nothing to bring except for your Bible, your workbook and yourself.  The workbook is $30 (scholarships are available).

Morning or Evening Courses:
Tuesdays, 11:00 AM
Wednesdays, 7:00 PM

NO Class Monday, February 19, 2018, in observance of President's Day. Classes will resume Monday, February 25, 2018.

Yoga Instructor: Cindie Scanlon
The Diocese of Texas is hosting our triennial General Convention, July 5-13, 2018 in Austin, Texas!
We need volunteers to help support the Convention and bring our unique hospitality to the Jesus Movement.

If interested, go to our Facebook page www.facebook.com/general.convention.2018.volunteers and click the <Sign Up> button. That way, you will have first pick of shifts when registration opens The Feast of the Epiphany, January 6, 2018!

No matter your talents or physical abilities, there is an area for you to share your gifts with General Convention and The Episcopal Church. For one shift or many, we would love to see the Diocese in all its unique and diverse mission and ministry.
All announcements and newsletter requests must be submitted, in writing or via email , TUESDAYS, no later than noon, in order to be included in the weekly Bulletin Announcements and/or E-Newsletter. Email: communications@cectx.org .

Events requests must be submitted at least three (3) weeks prior to the requested date. If their is a schedule request conflict, the event scheduled first will take precedence over subsequent requests.
We are grateful for your generous gifts and donations that make our church ministry so successful.

If you desire to donate property or items to Christ Episcopal Church, please contact Father Trawin Malone, to discuss the nature and conditions of the proposed gift.


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• TODAY!!! Sunday, February 11, 2018, Noon-2:00PM Pizza and Mardi Gras Mask Decorating

• Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, 6:00-8:00PM Shrove Tuesday Cajun Dinner, Sponsored by ROOTS Youth Group
This year, we are going to have Cajun food (and some non-spicy food as well) for our dinner. We will also have King's Cake and an ice
cream bar! Crossroads is running Bingo and our Seminarian, Paula, will show some of her pictures from her pilgrimage to the Holy land.

Vacation Bible Adventure Kick-off Meeting, Sunday, February 18, 2018
after 10:30 Service

It's time to start planning for our 2018 Vacation Bible Adventure! Please join us for an informative kick-off meeting on Sunday, February 18. Come hear about our 2018 theme, The Wonderful Wisdom of God! We will meet in the Parish Hall in the Family Life Building immediately after the 10:30 service. Soup and salad will be provided. Unable to make it, but still want to volunteer, please contact Contact Brielle Giard for more information.

Valentine Card Making Supplies Needed

Our Children’s Ministry will be making Valentine cards for patients at Dell Children’s Hospital and residents at Sagebrook. We hope to make a lot of Valentine’s and we need supplies! If you would like to help make Valentine’s, we will have a table set up with supplies on Sunday, February 11 or you can drop off any that have been pre-made. We will be accepting donations for the following items. Donations can be dropped off in the Narthex or in Kids Kingdom. 
  • Old Valentine Cards
  • Valentine Theme scrapbook paper
  • Valentine Stickers
  • Red, pink, purple and white paper
  • Boy Scouts meet on EVERY Monday, 7:00PM, Family Life Center

  • Cub Scouts meet on EVERY Tuesday, 6:30PM, Family Life Center

  • Cub Scouts Blue & Gold Banquet, Tuesday February 27, 2018 at 6:30 PM

Questions? Contact Jasper Augustine 512.791.4475 or jasper@jasperaugustine.com
Stewardship Committee overwhelmed with your generosity. Pledges to date total $217,000 , pushing us closer to our goal of $265,000 ! The pledged amounts is 81% of our goal!

To help reach the campaign goal, pledges may be made online by clicking <HERE>.
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.