Dates to Remember:

May 8th Safe Guarding God's People Training 9am to 12noon

May 9th: ECW Meeting & Fashion Show

May 10th: 5pm Austin Wind Ensemble - ECR Concert Series

May 12th, 7p - 9p Crafting and Shopping in the Thrift Shop 

May 16th The Brotherhood of St. Andrew Meets

May 17th Daughters of the King Meeting at noon.

May 24th Pentecost

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
512-459-0027
 
The Midweek Connection
May 7, 2015


Inside this Midweek Connection:
  • Fr. Billy's Remarks on Mothers' Day
  • Austin Civic Wind Ensemble - Next ECR Concert
  • Safeguarding God's People Training - Report
  • Candidates for new Presiding Bishop submitt
Fr. Billy's Remarks regarding Mothers'Day

All,

Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises. Sing praises to the LORD with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody. With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the LORD.

 

Painters work with space; gardeners use different parts of the lawn; the musician works with time; one note after the other.  Music both asks us and also enables us to listen to certain qualities of time-to the grandeur of time, says Bach, to the poignance of time, says Mozart, to the swing and shimmer of time, says Debussy, or however else you choose to put into words the richness and complexity of what each of them is wordlessly "saying."

 

The thing I learned from music is how to listen to the music of our own time, moment to moment.  For some, it might be the classical sounds. For me it is a culmination of bluegrass and rock.  Sometimes I want to hear the honesty of natural instruments. and other times I want to get loud and then louder.  But then there is also the rustling of the leaves against the wind, or the sound of the dogs panting on a walk. Music keeps us in touch with time. 

 

This week is Mothers' Day and when I think of music and time, I think of the ways a mother's love can slow time: a hug in the morning, a mother calling out for her children to come home, the phone call that comes at just the right time, the eye contact before the big moment. When time slows, when we get caught in that single moment, when all we know is that we are loved, this is when we get a glimpse of eternity. 

 

Thank God for Mothers!


Billy Tweedie+
Next in the ECR Concert Series:
Austin Civic Wind Ensemble

Celebrate Mothers' Day With Us
Sunday, May 10th at 5:00 pm
2200 Justin Ln.

Austin's oldest community band is celebrating its 40th  anniversary season!  Conductor Robert Laguna has assembled an exciting program ranging from Shostakovich and Persichetti to chestnuts by Ron Nelson, Karl King and George Gershwin  (An American in Paris ). Charming Austin audiences since 1975, this 70-member group proves again and again that band-geek glory days never have to end! Reception to follow the performance -- meet the musicians!

Our Concerts are always free
Donations gratefully accepted
$10-20 suggested
Always plenty of free parking
Adult Formation
Fr. Nathan Jennings will be teaching an Adult Formation Class each Sunday in May in Classroom 4, beginning at 9:30 am. Fr. Nathan is open to suggestions, and would like to hear if anyone has any special requests for content.
Safeguarding God's People -- Report
Kudos to Trainer Ann Harrington, after completing the first Safeguarding God's People Class at Resurrection. Although the course includes some difficult content to cover, Ann covered it all expertly and with grace. It was well attended by members of the Bishop's Committee and others, with three attendees from other local churches. Another class will be offered in June, for those who missed this one.  
Crafting & Shopping Next Tuesday
Evening

Tuesday, May 12th at 7:00 pm, the Thrift Shop will be open for shopping and for needle crafts. We have knitters and an embroiderer at present, but anyone who would like to sit, work on your project, or begin a new project, is most welcome. The shop is open from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm. You can shop, or if you get bored, you might wander over to the Parish Hall and listen to the storytellers. There's a lot going on, and everyone is welcome.  
Candidates Submitted for Next Presiding Bishop
The nominating committee has submitted the names of four candidates for the office of the 27th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church. The new Presiding Bishop will be chosen at the General Convention on June 26th. You can see a photo of each candidate and read a brief biography of each by clicking on this link: 

 
Last ECW Meeting Until Fall Is Saturday
The ECW will meet in the Parish Hall Saturday, May 9th from 10am until 12noon for the annual fashion show which will showcase items purchased from the thrift shop. If you have an items that you would like to show, be sure to let Lana Beyer know. It isn't necessary to get up and parade your fashions, unless you wish to do so.

Additionally, we are collection feminine products to give to women who find themselves on the street and who have no access to such products. If you could bring something with you to donate, it would be a wonderful blessing to them, and we will get the products to the people who are making bags to hand out. Some of our members are working on "blessing bags" at this time.  Thanks to those who have already made donations.
 
Dine Out Goes Seaworthy
Dine Out for May is on the third Saturday, May 16th, 2015 at RED LOBSTER SEAFOOD RESTAURANT at 109 W. Anderson Lane at 6:00 pm. 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 more information. 
The Flower Guild Wants You

Have you ever wanted to learn flower arranging? Or maybe you already have the knack. The ECR Flower Guild would love to have a couple more members who would help to do flowers for the altar, and for special days.

Contact Ann Harrington for more information regarding how to get connected at barb.ann07@yahoo.com  
Spring Comes to the Angel Garden

 The angel watches over the lovely blooms as they emerge from the plants in the garden by the walk in front of the Parish Hall. Spring is here.
Daughters of the King 
The next meeting for the Daughters of The King will be on May 17th, 2015  in Classroom #4 at noon.  We will discuss Day 3,4 &5 for the study "Jesus The One and Only".  Please make every effort to attend this meeting.
Bishop Andy And the Children
Bishop Doyle told the children about Confirmation, Reaffirmation and Reception, as they were happening.















 
Wednesday Bible Study Contines

Wednesday morning Bible Study contines at 8:30 am to 9:30 am at Genuine Joe's Coffee House at 2001 W. Anderson Lane. Our intrepid Bible scholars are now reading their way through the Books of Kings.
Music for May 10th:
Anthem:  Show Me Thy Ways
Processional:  593, Lord, Make Us Servants of Thy Peace
Gospel: 379, God Is Love, Heaven Adore Him
Communion : 606. Where True Charity and Love Dwell
602, Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us With Your Love
Missional: 400, All Creatures of Our God and King
Lay Ministry for May 10th: Click for Readings


If you are unable to fulfill your lay ministry, arrange for a substitute and let Marty in the office know of the change by noon on Thursday before. 

Readings:
First Reading:  Acts 10:44-48
Psalm 98
Second Reading: I John 5:1-6
Gospel:  John 15:9-17

8:30 am Service -
Lector: Pat Mills
Psalmist: Mariel Fox
Intercessor: Granville Ott
Chalicist:  Jon Ellis
Usher: Jim Ryan

10:30 am Service-
First Lesson: Richard Fromme
Psalm: Brenda O'Keefe
Second Lesson:  John Sheehan
Intercessor: Michael Paulsen
Chalicists: (GC) Lana Beyer(C) Robert Beyer
Acolytes: Holly & Charles Davis & Douglas Foxworthy
Ushers: David Bryant, Richard Fromme, Joe Page
Altar Guild: Linda Bryant, Holly & Charles Davis
Flower Guild: Linda Bryant
Lay Eucharistic Minister:
Bishop's Committee Host: Ann Foxworth
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