Dates to Remember:

Jul 14 Story telling in the Parish Hall 

Jul 19th NO Dine Out this Month

Jul 25- Aug 23 School Supply Drive

Jul 23rd Analog

Aug 23 Blessing of Backpacks & Welcome Home Sunday

Sep 12 ECW Meeting

Sep 13 Back to Church & Invitation Sun

Sep 27 Mid Yr 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
The Midweek Connection
July 9th, 2015

Inside this Midweek Connection:
  • The Kingdom of God is Like a Mustard Seed
  • Next in the ECR Concert Series
  • The New Presiding Bishop-Elect
  • Next Sunday in the Atrium
  • Storytelling on Tuesday
  • Cursillo
  • Invitation to Sing
Like A Mustard Seed
Then Jesus asked, "What is the Kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to? It is like a mustard seed that a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds came and perched in its branches. 
Luke 13:18-19

This parable is instructive for people who want the kingdom to happen right now -- they want to be holy after their first year on the journey. For the kingdom to happen, however, we have to walk the entire journey. The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed. It starts small, but it keeps growing. As time goes on, you'll sprout many branches, and you'll look out at the end of your life and say, "God has been faithful to the promise. God has made beauty out of my little life."

Fr. Richard Rohr
What The Mystics Know
Crossroads Books, 2015  
Next In The Concert Series

The ECR Concert Series

proudly presents

another delightfully tongue-in-cheek program by

The Vagabones Trombone Quintet

5 p.m. Sun July 12

at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection,

2200 Justin Lane


Donations gratefully accepted at the door; $10 suggested.

Plenty of free parking!  All ages warmly welcomed.

 The Vagabones Trombone Quintet found International Orange Day to be a darn good excuse to present a program loosely associated with the color orange - including a brief foray into things Dutch, in honor of that William fellow (for whose 1630 victory the day is actually named).  Known for their delightfully irreverent approach and well-crafted performances, The Vagabones enjoy presenting concerts that range from the ridiculous to the sublime, from classical to jazz, and everything in between.  This performance ranges from O'Toole and Jobim to Debussy and Sousa, and they've got something for everyone!

Our new Presiding Bishop-Elect

Last week, we issued a Call to Prayer, as the General Convention No 78 elected the 28th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church. That has now happened, and here is your opportunity to meet The Right Rev. Michael Curry, current Diocesan Bishop of North Carolina. Bishop Curry will be our first African-American Presiding Bishop when he is so consecrated in Novenber. Click on the link to see a video interview with him. You will likely be very favorably impressed.

The Art of Storytelling

On Tuesday, July 14 th there will be storytelling in the Parish Hall starting at 7:00 pm. Everyone is welcome - adults and children. Come to hear a story, or bring a story of your own to tell. These storytellers are professional tale spinners. If you've never been held spellbound by Reba Ott telling a story - oh my - you really need to come to storytelling!
News From The Atrium

Dear all,


I hope the summer is going well for all.  What a gift REST is.  Abide in me, says Jesus, and you will produce much fruit.  


The atrium will be open this Sunday from 9:15am.  The littler ones can come in at 10:15.  Would you let me know if you plan to bring a child? I can better prepare that way.  I'm currently working on the books of the Bible material for Level II. So I may be able to present that this Sunday to any 6 and aboves.





Cursillo Community News

The next Cursillo weekend is coming up on August 6 thru 9, 2015.  The name of the Cursillo is "The Cursillo of Believers Who Speak Truth." It is at the Lakeside Meeting Center at Camp Allen.  You can register on line and the Cursillo Community here at Resurrection Church is READY and WILLING to help you with getting you registered.  Call or speak with Helen Paulsen if you are interested, either after church or call her at 512-569-1066


Also, the next Cursillo Ultreya is on August 16, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Lampasas, Tx.  If you would like to experience a little flavor of what Cursillo is all about you are more than welcome to come join the Community.  Call or speak with Helen Paulsen if you would like a ride.

Ultreya, Helen Paulsen


An Invitation to Sing!

Our Music Director Sara, and the choir members invite you to sing with us this coming Sunday -- that's right, Sunday morning on the anthem  Sound crazy? Well it isn't. Just meet us in the choir room at 10am, and we will teach you this simple, yet simply beautiful anthem. Based on the prayer attributed to St. Francis, it is such a joy to sing. Practice it 2-3 times with us, and you'll have it with no problem. Sit with your family, then just stroll up when Sara gives the signal and we'll all make a joyful noise together. No fuss with robes, etc. It's called a "pick-up choir" and the anthem is "Lord, Make Me a Channel of Your Blessing." Be a Blessing on Sunday morning and sing with us. We'll have a wonderful time.
Postludes Aren't Just for Leaving

You may have noticed lately, some particularly beautiful organ music wafting through the nave as you make your way out. Slow down, or better yet, stop entirely and listen for a few moments to the splendid postludes being presented by our Music Director, Sara Burden-McClure.  They represent Sara's offering of talent, and preparation time to God, and a benefit for us. Be sure to honor that with your attention and a word of appreciation to Sara. 
Prayer Intercessors


Intercession is about love, and learning to love. Intercession is about love that is both expressed and learned. We express our love for another when we pray for them, and we learn to love them even more, even our enemies.

-Br. James Koester 

From the Society of Saint John the Evangelist

One of the ways we express our love here at Resurrection is through Intercessory Prayer. We have intercessors praying each day of the week, but we would love to have even more. If you would like to participate, contact Linda Bryant or Mary Morrison, and we'll be glad to give you any information you might need to get you started.

Wednesday Bible Study Continues

Wednesday morning Bible Study continues 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 studying the book of Ecclesiastes.
Dine Out

Mr. Joe Page has informed us that Dine Out is on Vacation for July, and will resume in August.
Music for July 12th: 
Anthem: Make Me A Channel of Your Blessing
Processional:  686, Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Gospel: R-7, Baptized In Water, Sealed by the Spirit
Communion : R-72, Psalm 19
671, Amazing Grace
Missional: 556, Rejoice! Ye Pure in Heart
Lay Ministry for July 12th: 

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 6:1-5, 12b-19
Psalm 24
Second Reading: Ephesians 13-14
Gospel:  Mark 6:14-29

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

10:30 am Service-
First Lesson: Tina Prikryl
Psalm: Sara Burden-McClure
Second Lesson: Marisol Peters
Prayers of the People: Ben Garza
Chalicists: (GC)Rob Thornton (C) Michael Paulsen
Acolytes: Holly & Charles Davis & Douglas Foxworth
Ushers: David Bryant, Richard Fromme, Joe Page
Altar Guild: Linda Bryant, Holly & Charles Davis
Flower Guild: Linda Bryant
Lay Eucharistic Minister:  To be announced
Bishop's Committee Host: Michael Paulsen O