Dates to Remember:

Aug 23 Blessing of Backpacks & Welcome Home Sunday

Sep 12 ECW Meeting

Sep 13 Back to Church & Invitation Sun

Sep 27 Mid Yr Meeting

Oct 3 ECR Annual Retreat at McKinney Falls Park

Oct 4th Saint Francis Pet Blessing

Oct 10th ECW Meeting

Oct 24th Octoberfest

Oct 25th Stewardship begins

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
The Midweek Connection
July 30th, 2015

Inside this Midweek Connection:
  • The Church Remembers William Wilberforce
  • Blessing Bags are Back this Sunday
  • School Supplies Drive
  • Thrift Shop Well Stocked
Today The Episcopal Church Remembers
William Wilberforce

At 4:00 AM on February 24, 1807, the British Parliament overwhelmingly voted to abolish the slave trade and then "rose almost to a man and turned towards [William] Wilberforce in a burst of Parliamentary cheers...while he sat, head bowed, tears streaming down his face."1 

This extraordinary moment was the culmination of 20 years of relentless, determined personal and legislative exertion to bring this evil trade to an end. After that Wilberforce would fight another 26 years until the evil of slavery itself was also defeated. Parliament voted to emancipate slaves three days before Wilberforce's death on July 29, 1833.

William Wilberforce is one of history's great examples of unswerving dedication and undefeatable endurance in the cause of justice.

From :Jon Bloom, The Darling Object of William Wilberforce 

Blessing Bags Are Back

Immediately after the 10:30 service this Sunday, Aug. 2nd, we'll be preparing Blessing Bags once again. They are the bags that we can hand out to the homeless and needy when we stop at intersections for red lights. Please bring healthy snacks that need no refrigeration, wipes, small toiletries, and anything that you can think of that might benefit the homeless, especially during the summer months. We can always use toothbrushes. toothpaste and bottles of water. You can bring some Ziploc or Glad Bags too. The last time we did this, it was well received, and the bags didn't last long. It is especially joyful for families with children to be involved.
School Supplies Drive
The Episcopal Church Women of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection invite you to join us in a School Supplies Drive beginning July 27, 2015 and ending August 23, 2015. We are asking for your help.

Many school age children will not have basic school supplies due to today's economic conditions. We are conducting a School Supplies Drive and are asking for your cash (or check) donation. Your donation will help to buy school supplies in bulk. Please note on your check, "School Supplies Drive." If you wish to make a cash donation, please place in an envelope addressed to "School Supplies Drive." Checks and envelopes may be placed in the offertory during each church service

We appreciate your generosity with this endeavor.
News from the Atrium

Dear all,


The atrium will be open to children this Sunday, regular times:


9:15-10:15 - Level II (ages 6 and above)

10:15-offertory (about 11:15) - Level I (6 and under)


Adults - you are more than welcome to join us and quietly observe. 




Thrift Shop Shopping

If you've been thinking about a shopping trip, consider the ECR Thrift Shop. It's all stocked up with plenty of clothing, men's women's and children's. There are household goods, toys, greeting cards, and the bookshelves are full of lots of good reads, and our friendly volunteers will be happy to help you. 
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. Our intrepid Bible scholars have finished their study of the Book of Daniel. Please note that there will be NO Bible study on Aug. 5th only. Bible Study will resume after that.
Music for August 2nd: 
Guest Organist: Marti Mortenson Ahern
Anthem: No Anthem
Processional:  690, Guide Me O, Thou Great Jehovah
Gospel: 293, I will Sing A Song of the Saints of God
Communion :  707, Take My Life And Let It Be
321, My Tod, Thy Table Now Is Spread
Missional: 460, Alleluia! Sing To Jesus

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. 

First Reading: II Samuel 11:26-12:13a
Psalm 51:1-13
Second Reading: Ephesians 4:1-16
Gospel:  John 6:24-35

8:30 am Service -
Lector: Mariel Fox
Psalmist: Steffan Pilotek
Intercessor: Reba Ott
Usher: Jim Ryan

10:30 am Service-
First Lesson: Richard Fromme
Psalm: Linda Bryant
Second Lesson: Noreen McMahan
Prayers of the People: Pat Mills
Chalicists: (GC) (C) (To be determined)
Acolytes: Holly & Charles Davis & Douglas Foxworth
Ushers: Kenneth DeSilva, Dan Prikryl, Antwonn Blue, Ben Garza
Altar Guild: Pam Stout, Mason Kramer
Flower Guild: 
Lay Eucharistic Minister:  To be announced
Bishop's Committee Host: Ann Harrington O