Dates to Remember:

Mar 14th Joint ECW, Brother- hood of St. Andrew Mtg.

Mar 18th next Avodah

Mar 21 Safe guarding God's People

Mar 21 Dine Out 5:30 pm at Threadgills

March 28th Spring Blood Drive

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
The Midweek Connection
March 5, 2015

The second week of Lent. Plan to take advantage of some new opportunity
  • Lenten Guides for Late Comers
  • Wednesday Morning Bible Study
  • Avodah continues on Wed. 
  • A Helping Hand Needed
  • All...With God's Help.

Inviting Others to Lent - The Church Has Many Doors

It's never too late to invite someone to a Holy Lent

Engaging the Culture
I have no data to prove it, but I think that Lent is a church season that is still fairly well known in the culture. Certainly it isn't as recognizable as Easter or Christmas, but I think there is a recognition that once a year, before Easter, Christians observe a period of preparation that usually involves giving up something (chocolate seems to be among the most popular). And if you listen to news stories about Shrove Tuesday or Carnival celebrations there is almost always a mention of it being the party before Lent!

                                 Read More Here


Getting Our Irish On
This was the scene last Sunday afternoon with our Annual Irish Concert

Gift Cards for the Needy
As part of the priest's discretionary fund Fr. Billy requests that we donate gift cards from HEB, preferably in the $10 denomination. Please place them in the alms basins. They enable us to help those who come to us in need. 
Avodah Line-up for Wed. 3/18

Our Lenten Wed. night program:
5:30 to 5:45 
Quick snack for kids, then:
5:45 to 6:30
Music for kids ages 6 and up in choir room
Fr Nathan teaches on the Mystery of Faith 

6:30 to 7:00 pm - supper in the narthex

7-8pm - Adult choir / Children in atrium

Choir for adult singers in the   Choir Room
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Parts work for singers in the choir room

Many thanks to Fr. Billy for the scrumptious soup this week. Next week we'll have something equally delicious, so please join us. You don't have to do a thing except show up. It's just as easy as that. Thanks be to God.
Wednesday Bible Study Continues

Wednesday morning Bible Study continues at 8:30 am at Genuine Joe's Coffee House at 2001 W. Anderson Lane. The study of the Book of II Samuel continues. Anyone is welcome to join this group.
A Helping Hand Needed

Can you spare a few hours on Saturday morning to help finish the Thrift Shop Justin Lane landscaping project? The project is nearly completed except for weeding and removing patches of grass in the landscaped area. Please contact Bob Beyer 
512-238-6732 if you are able to lend a helping hand on Saturday morning.   


ECW and Brotherhood of St. Andrew to Have Joint meeting March 14th

Please join us on Saturday, March 14, starting at 10:00 am in the Parish Hall for the annual joint meeting of ECW and the Brotherhood of St Andrew.


ECW will provide the speaker (more information to follow) and the men will supply refreshments. Each group will have a short business meeting. 


Pat Starkie will provide the Meditation Moment, and the Nominating Committee will announce the slate of ECW officers for 2015-16.


Hope the weather warms up for our get-together. Looking forward to it!


See you there!


Dine Out at Threadgills Mar. 21st

Dine Out for March is the third Saturday 03-21-15 at 6:00 pm at Threadgill's Restaurant 6416 North Lamar. Sign-up sheet is in the Narthex. Everyone is invited. Come enjoy good food and good fellowship. Contact Joe Page 512-453-3077 for more information.


Lenten Blood Drive March 28th



On Saturday, March 28, we are having our first 2015 blood drive. What better time to offer the gift that can save a life than in Lent, the season that leads us to our Lord shedding his blood to save our lives!  


I need the help of every one of you who gives regularly. Help us publicize this ministry. Tell another member how fulfilling it is to help an unknown person in need - perhaps to save a life! Tell them how quick and easy it is! Remind them that blood is a precious substance that comes from only one source - the arm of a healthy grateful servant with 40 minutes to spare! You can even tell them how good the cookies are! 


Sign up in the narthex to join us, and save a Life, in the name of our Lord!


Your brother in Christ,

Dudley Baker

2015 Annual Retreat Date Is Set
We have the date; we have the place, so mark your calendars for Saturday, October 10th for a day long Annual Retreat. This year we have the Group Dining Hall at McKinney Falls State Park reserved from 10 am  until 9 pm. Unlike years past, this will be a one full day event at a locally beautiful and easily accessible State Park. There are cooking facilities for lunch and dinner, plus many wonderful trails and water features to enjoy. More details will be provided as time  passes, but get it on your
calender now!   Bob Beyer
Volunteer Opportunity 
Drive A Senior North

Drive A Senior - North Central is a neighborhood - based non-profit agency that provides free transportation and other support services for persons over the age of 60 living in north central Austin. There is no financial qualification to use Drive A Senior's services. Anyone age 60 or over who lives in our service area can call for transportation and other assistance. All our services are provided by volunteers.


This is where you come in. We are actively recruiting new volunteer drivers. Retired persons or stay-at-home moms are especially needed, as most of our drives occur during weekday hours. Volunteers must attend a one-hour orientation, have a valid driver's license, current liability insurance and pass a criminal background check. We also provide additional liability insurance for all our volunteers.


If you have 3 hours a month to help get a senior to the grocery store or doctor, we can use your help. Someone you know needs Drive A Senior. Please call us at 512-453-2273.


Music for March 15:
Anthem:  What Wondrous Love Is This?
arr. by John Leavitt
Processional:  Silent
Gospel: 691, My Faith Looks Up To Thee
Communion:  339, Deck Thyself, My Sou With Gladness
321, My God Thy Table Now Is Spread
Missional: 690, Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah
Lay Ministry for March 15,2015  Click for Readings

Old Testament:  Numbers 21:4-9
Psalm: 107:1-3, 17-22
Epistle: Ephesians 2:1-10
Gospel: John 3:14-21

8:30 am Service
Old Testament: Pat Mills
Psalm: Reba Ott
Prayers of the People: Granville Ott
Chalicist:  Michael Paulsen
Usher: Jim Ryan

10:30 am Service
Old Testament: Helen Paulsen
Psalm: Choir & Children
Epistle: Noreen McMahan
Prayers of the People: Lana Beyer

Chalicists: (GC) Rob Thornton (C) Michael Paulsen
Acolytes: Holly & Charles Davis, Douglas Foxworth
Ushers: Jim Ryan, Lance New, Jeri Wines
Greeters:  Michael Paulsen & Pat Mills
Altar Guild: Ginger Kirchhof, Reba Ott, Liz Haltom, Jeri Wines
Lay Eucharistic Minister: Lana Beyer
Bishop's Committee Host:  Ann Foxworth