Dates to Remember:

Jan 12th 7 am Storytelling in the Parish Hall

Jan 15th Dine Out Resumes (See Below)

Jan 16th ECW Meeting 10 am

Jan 17th Yearly Meeting

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
Church Ministers And Staff

All the People, Ministers of the Gospel 

The Most Rev. Michael Curry, 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, 

Marty Newkirk, 
Church Secretary
The Midweek Connection
January 7th 2016

Inside this Midweek Connection:
  • The Magi and the New Year
  • Scenes from the Twelfth Night Celebration
  • First ECR Concert of 2016!
  • ECW Meeting Sat. 9th
  • Some Good Samaritans Needed
A Thought About the Magi and the 
New Year
They had traveled a long way, and who knows for how long? Looking for a great king, they found a baby, son of poor refugees, resting in a manger where normally, animals would be eating. But celestially guided, they knew they were in the right place. They took their place in the story that had not previously been revealed.

In the Letter to the Ephesians, St. Paul takes up his place in the story, calling himself "less than the least of all God's holy people," declaring the light of Christ. He further declares that we can approach God "in complete confidence through our faith in him."  

What better promise with which to face a new year, and to find our place in this story, than with that confidence? The Magi had faith in the star and found the Baby King in the stable.  Each Sunday we find our place at the altar in Communion with Christ and with each other. Thanks Be to God.
Scenes from The Twelfth Night Celebration 

The ECR Concert Series presents
The Forgotten Prophets

Sunday, Jan. 10, 5 p.m.
2200 Justin Lane
Crossing paths in Austin from points across the US, The Forgotten Prophets are an artistic musical collective - with the mantra of "music for the sake of music," they pride themselves on presenting the highest quality American rock & roll with forays into art song and jazz improvisation.  An incredible sensory experience that's great for all ages!
Donations gratefully accepted at the door; $10 suggested, or whatever you're able to give.  Plenty of free parking available.

News from the Atrium

Dear Friends,
The Atrium will be open at our regular times this Sunday: 9:15 am for 6 yrs and above, 10:15 am for 3-6yrs.  For that latter age group, please try, if possible, to bring them at 10:15 instead of 10:30, so they can have a full hour in the atrium, before coming into join you at the Offertory.
ECW Meeting Is Saturday, Jan. 9th

Happy New Year!
I trust each of you had a Merry Christmas and greeted the New Year in fabulous fashion.
I wanted to remind you of our next ECW Meeting to be held on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. until Noon in the Parish Hall.
Refreshments will be provided by  Carolyn Ellis and Nadine Gordon.
The Meditation Moment will be provided by Tina Prikryl.
We will discuss the January 17, 2016 ECR Annual Meeting lunch fundraiser.
Pat Starkie

A Few Good Samaritans Needed

Some of you may know that there are several folks at the rehabilitation center next door to ECR, who would like to attend the 10:30 Eucharist Service regularly. That requires that someone walk over and push their wheelchair over to the church. We need more volunteers to help our ushers and others. Please see Fr. Billy Tweedie and Mr. Joe Page to assist these lovely people who want to join us in Holy Communion.   
Annual Parish Reports

Those of you who have reports due for the annual meeting, and you know who you are, coming up on Jan. 17th, please e-mail your report to the church office no later than Monday, Jan. 11th. Very important that you get those reports done, and in on time.  
Dine Out is Back

Dine Out survived the holidays, and is back in January with a seafood dinner for everyone who is tired of turkey and ham. It will be at Red Lobster Seafood Restaurant 109 West Anderson Lane on Saturday, January 16th at 5:30 pm. 

Everyone is invited for good food and fellowship. There is a signup sheet in the Narthex, but for any questions, just ask 
Mr. Joe Page at 512-459-3077. He has all the answers.
Music for Sunday Jan. 10th.
Anthem: Ascribe To The Lord, Dale Edwards

Processional: 76, On Jordan's Banks, The Baptists' Cry
Gospel: 120, The Sinless One To Jordan Came
Communion: 513, Like the Murmur of the Dove's Song
R-7, Baptized In Water, Sealed By The Spirit
Missional: 616, Hail To The Lord's Annointed
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. They have finished the Maccabees. 
Hospitality Team for Sunday Jan. 10th.

Maryann Ramos, Mary Edgecomb, Kenn Peters

Watch for a new hospitality list to go up in the next week.
Lay Ministry for Sunday Jan. 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. 

First Reading:  Isaiah 43:1-7
Psalm: 29
Second Reading: Acts 8:14-17
Gospel: Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

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

10:30 am Service
First Lesson: Andy Lyon
Psalm: Michael Paulsen
Second Lesson:  Linda Bryant
Prayers of the People: Mary Morrison
Chalicists: Michael Paulsen (GC) Rob Thornton (C)
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: To be announced