Dates to Remember:

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

May 9th: ECW Meeting & Fashion Show

May 10th Austin Wind Ensemble - ECR Concert Series

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
The Midweek Connection
April 30, 2015

Inside this Midweek Connection:
  • Fr. Billy's Report on Bp. Doyle's Visit
  • News from the Atrium, and Another wonderful Baptism Sunday
  • Safeguarding God's People Training
  • Photos of the Bishop's Visit and the Angel Garden
Fr. Billy's Remarks regarding
Bishop Doyle's Visit


Let me begin with a huge dose of gratefulness and thanks, for your help and commitment to this congregation.  It was wonderful to recommit my faith with the confirmands, reaffirmations, and receptions to our faith tradition.  The food was wonderful, as always, and the energy was playful, kind, and inviting.  The bishop had a wonderful visit and is excited about the ministry that lays ahead for our parish.

The one piece of the bishop's visits that keep resonating with me is that we keep striving to be a place for people to have authentic interactions with a caring community.  Something that I know the church does so well, and something you have given to me and my family.  I left after the evening service feeling very invigorated and excited about our future as a church and a diocese.  There were many familiar faces and some new ones that came  to celebrate with us!  

God is doing wonderful things here and I feel blessed to be a part of  this ministry.  I look forward to the summer for planning an exciting fall for our Episcopal Church of the Resurrection.  

Again, I can't thank you all enough for the love and support.  

Be well,

Billy Tweedie+
Adult Formation
Fr. Nathan Jennings will be teaching an Adult Formation Class each Sunday in May in Classroom 4, beginning at 9:30 am. The content is yet to be determined at the time of this publication. .
News from the Atrium

Dear friends,  

"The kingdom of heaven is like leaven that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, till it was all leavened."  - Matthew 13:33.  I wonder about that word, HID.  Isn't God mysterious?  What does He hide in us, or how does He use us as something hidden to the outside world, but with great leavening power?

Your children are a force of nature - great leavening power indeed.  I am amazed how much power we keep contained in our little atrium.  Most Sunday mornings, things are bustling with polishing and washing work, coloring and work with materials like the Last Supper.  And always we begin  time at the prayer table.  We talk to the Good Shepherd and sing to Him, and remember how much He so dearly loves each of us.

We have a young person's baptism this Sunday at the 10:30 service - Ada Haltom.  Please come support her, and encourage your child to get up close to the font when the time comes.

This Sunday, May 3rd, our Level II parent helper is Laura Tweedie at 9:15 am  If your child is younger than 6, s/he may join the Level I children at 8:30 am in the same space.  If it's their first time, do plan to have an adult stay with them for their first encounter with the space and materials.


Safeguarding God's People Training May 8th

The next Safeguarding God's People Training will be presented on May 8th from 9:00 am until noon and will include a light lunch. This training is required for all ministry leaders, office workers,   Bishop's Committee members, Lay Eucharistic Ministers, and anyone who might visit in a member's home on behalf of the church. It will be led by our certified trainer, Ann Harrington. Be sure to register for the training with Marty Newkirk in the church office at 512-459-0027
Austin Girls' Choir Spring Tea

Please join us for

Austin Girls' Choir's annual

Spring Tea!

 Sunday, May 3

    Seatings at 3:00 & 4:30pm 


Ascension Lutheran Church Community Hall

6420 Hart Lane


A lovely high tea with delicious offerings from Austin chefs,

plus the charming harmonies of our ensembles!

Treat yourself and a friend


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 3rd:
Anthem: You Are Mine
Processional:  296, We Know That Christ Is Raised
Gospel: R-86 They Will Know We Are Christians By Our Love
Baptismal Hymn: R-7, Baptized in Water
Communion :  487, Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life
304, I Come With Joy To Meet My Lord
Missional: 392, Come We That Love The Lord
Lay Ministry for April 26th 

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:  Acts 8:26-40
Psalm 22:24-30
Second Reading: I John 4:7-21
Gospel:  John 15:1-8

8:30 am Service -
Lector: Katrin Erk
Psalmist: Reba Ott
Intercessor: Jim Ryan
Chalicist:  Granville Ott
Usher: Jim Ryan

10:30 am Service-
First Lesson: Sara Burden McClure
Psalm: Kenneth DeSilva
Second Lesson:  Ken Peters
Intercessor: Helen Paulsen
Chalicists: (GC) Rob Thornton (C) Michael Paulsen
Acolytes: Holly & Charles Davis & Douglas Foxworthy
Ushers: Kenneth DeSilva, Ben Garza, Antwon Blue, Dan Prikryl
Altar Guild: Pam Stout, Mason Kramer
Flower Guild: 
Lay Eucharistic Minister: Lana Beyer
Bishop's Committee Host: Granville Ott