Dates to Remember:

Oct 10th Annual Parish Retreat at McKinney Falls

Oct 11th 4pm-6pm Ultreya in the Parish Hall

Oct 17th
Brotherhood Mtg. 8:30 am
Parish Hall

Oct 17th 6pm
Dine Out at
Threadgills on
N. Lamar

Oct 18th DOK Meeting Class room 4 12N

Oct 25th Stewardship begins

Nov 14th Wurstfest

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: 10:00 am to 
2:00 pm
512-459-0027
 
Church Ministers And Staff

All the People, Ministers of the Gospel 

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts-Schori, Presiding Bishop

The Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle, Bishop Ordinary

The Rt. Rev. Dena H. Harrison, Bishop Suffragan

The Rt. Rev. Jeff Fisher, Bishop Suffragan

The Rev. Billy Tweedie, Vicar

Brian McElligott, Bishop's Warden

Michael Paulsen, 
People's Warden

Sara Burden-McClure, Director of Music

The Rev. Kelly Jennings, Director Children's Ministry

The Rev. Nathan Jennings, Theologian in Residence

Linda Bryant, 
Treasurer

Marty Newkirk, 
Church Secretary
 
The Midweek Connection
October 8th, 2015


Inside this Midweek Connection:
  • Fr. Billy's Meditation
  • Annual Retreat Day
  • ECR Concert Sunday
  • Photos from the St. Francis Blessings
  • Do Something Where You Count
  • Brotherhood Meeting Sat.
From Fr. Billy Tweedie

 
In Buechner's book Whistling in the Dark, he discusses the issue of money. (Also later published in Beyond Words.)

MONEY -  The more you think about it, the less you understand it.

The paper it's printed on isn't worth a red cent. There was a time you could take it to the bank and get gold or silver for it, but all you'd get now would be a blank stare.

If the government declared that the leaves of the trees were money so there would be enough for everybody, money would be worthless. It has worth only if there is not enough for everybody. It has worth only because the government declares that it has worth and because people trust the government in that one particular, although in every other particular they wouldn't trust it around the corner.

The value of money, like stocks and bonds, goes up and down for reasons not even the experts can explain and at moments nobody can predict, so you can be a millionaire one moment and a pauper the next without lifting a finger. Great fortunes can be made and lost completely on paper. There is more concrete reality in a baby's throwing it's rattle out of the crib.

There are people who use up their entire lives making money so they can enjoy the lives they have entirely used up.
Jesus says that it's easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God. Maybe the reason is not that the rich are so wicked they're kept out of the place but that they're so out of touch with reality they can't see it's a place worth getting into.
 
Yours, 
The Rev. Billy Tweedie
Vicar to Episcopal Church of the Resurrection 
I T'S F INALLY H ERE 
T HE R ESURRECTION R ETREAT
T HIS S ATURDAY!

Last call for you all to attend the Resurrection Retreat this Saturday, October 10th, from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. at McKinney Falls State Park, right here in Austin. Weather forecast is looking perfect for outdoor activities. You can come all day or for part of the day, whichever is best for you. Just don't forget to bring something to contribute to the pot luck food and drinks, that will provide lunch, dinner and snacks to share while there. 

Fr. Billy has reserved three campsites for those wishing to camp overnight. Contact him if interested; there are only spaces for six overnight campers left. 

Be prepared to do as much or as little as you like. Opportunities include: hiking beautiful nature trails along Onion Creek, swimming, fishing, a photo contest with several categories (Andy Lyon will provide guidelines), and personal activities such as board and card games, crafting and a singalong with Fr. Billy, horseshoes, etc.

After dark, we will gaze into the heavens to explore God's expansive universe using telescope and iPad special software. Fun and fellowship is yours to enjoy in a beautiful setting this Saturday, so y'all come. The only cost is the State Park's day use fee of $6, and children age 12 and under are free. Questions? Contact Bob Beyer at txbeyer@austin.rr.com or 512-238-6732

Go to the McKinney Falls Park web page for more information about the Park:   Click Here for More Information. 
 
Next in the ECR Concert Series...
The Lost Pines Duo
5 p.m. Sunday, October 11
 

The ECR Concert Series features  Talia Bryce and Eddie Dickerson - who also play in the well-known bluegrass band The Lost Pines (remember our bluegrass service in August?!), and occasionally break out as a duo!  They'll perform a mix of Talia's original folky songs, traditional bluegrass and classic country, all with vocal harmonies that can't be beat!  Great for  all ages.  
Free, donations gratefully accepted at the door ($10 suggested).  Y'all come!
 
Scenes from St. Francis Blessings

Sunday morning was a beautiful day for outdoor blessings, and we not only had dogs and cats, a horse showed up and a wandering flock of Monk parakeets! 

It was truly a glorious day.You can go to the church FaceBook page for more photos of the day.
Our thanks to Carolyn Ellis for these fine photos.





Do Something Where You Count...
 
. . . and sing! (Yes, the pun is intended.)  The ECR Choir is starting Advent and Christmas music next week, and here's your chance to get your weekly holiday fix without involving shopping!  We practice Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00  in the choir room. Come add your voice to the fun!  All voice parts are very welcome, and we'd particularly like to find a few more basses to keep Andy Lyon company.  Drop our music director a note at sarabmcc@austin.rr.com , and we'll be sure to have a folder ready for you!
Daughters of the King To Meet

Helen Paulsen has announced that the St. Clare Chapter of the Daughters of the King will meet on Oct. 18th at Noon in Classroom 4. 

Anyone who is interested in the Daughters of the King can contact Helen, and she will be happy to give any information that would be helpful regarding the group's mission and goals.
 
Wednesday Bible Study Continues

Wednesday morning Bible Study continues from 8:30 am to 9:30 am at Genuine Joe's Coffee House at 2001 W. Anderson Lane.  The Bible students have studied a lot of the scripture so far, and will continue on.
Dine Out News

That Threadgills' Armadillo is hopping again to let you know that Dine Out will be there on Saturday, Oct. 17th at 6 p.m. The address is 6416 N. Lamar

Mr. Joe Page has invited everyone, as usual, and there will not only be plenty of that good Texas downhome Threadgill's food, but good fellowship, as well. There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex, and Mr. Page can answer any questions you might have with just a call to him at 512-453-3077. 
Drive A Senior Having
Oktoberfest Oct. 15th

Our friends at Drive A Senior are having their Fall Fundraiser on Oct. 15th from 4 p.m. to 7p.m. at Delaney's Ice House, 7849 Shoal Creek Blvd. and everyone is cordially invited to enjoy Octoberfest with them. Advance tickets are $20, and will be $25 at the door. They are also offering raffle tickets at $5 and $10 for some great prizes.  
 
Brotherhood of St. Andrew
To Meet

On Saturday, October 17, at 8:30 AM, The Brotherhood of St. Andrew will meet in the Parish Hall.

The meeting will feature the video presentation of two "Great Bible Stories", the first is "Seeing", in which a man blind from birth is miraculously healed by Jesus Christ, and the second is "The Touch", in which Jesus moves through a crowd of people and a woman is healed when she reaches out and touches Christ's garment.

All men and boys are invited to attend

Hospitality Team for Sunday Oct 11th

Team Leader:  Juanita Grady
Laura Mecanick
Jon Ellis
Music for October 11th: 
 Anthem: O How Amiable, Ralph Vaughn Williams 
Processional: 490, I Want To Walk As A Child of the Light 
Gospel: 707, Take My Life and Let It Be
Communion: R-18Fear Not For I Have Redeemed You
R-99, You Are My All In All
Missional: 460, Alleluia, Sing To Jesus
Lay Ministry for Oct. 11th  

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: Job 23:1-9, 16-17
Psalm: 22:1-15
Second Reading:  Hebrews 4:12-16
Gospel:   Mark 10:17-31

8:30 am Service 
Lector: Pat Mills
Psalmist: Jon Ellis
Intercessor: Reba Ott
Chalicist:  Jon Ellis
Usher: Jim Ryan

10:30 am Service
First Lesson: Kenn Peters
Psalm: Lana Beyer
Second Lesson:  Andy Lyon
Prayers of the People: Linda Bryant (Intercessor)
Chalicists: (GC)  Lana Beyer(C) Robert Beyer
Acolytes: Holly & Charles Davis
Ushers: David Bryant, Richard Fromme, Joe Page,
Kenn Peters
Altar Guild: Linda Bryant, Holly & Charles Davis
Flower Guild: Linda Bryant
Lay Eucharistic Minister:  To be announced
Bishop's Committee Host: Jon Ellis