Dates to Remember:

April 10th ECR Concert Series 5:00 pm
April 12th Storytelling in the Parish Hall

April 16th 
ECW and 
Dine Out 

April 21st

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

Jon Ellis, Bishop's Warden

Michael Paulsen, 
People's Warden

Sara Burden-McClure, Director of Music

The Rev. Kelly Jennings, Director, Children's Ministry

The Rev. Dr. Nathan Jennings, Theologian in Residence

Linda Bryant, 

Marty Newkirk, 
Church Secretary
The Midweek Connection
March 31st, 2016

Inside this Midweek Connection
  • Easter Sunday and Holy Week at ECR recap with Photos
  • Episcopal Bishops Special Word to the Church
  • Speaking Episcopalian with the Apostles' Creed
  • Help out Down Home Ranch
From Sunday's Readings
And Thomas said, "Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe. 

Easter Morning at Resurrection!
What a wonderful day! Starting with the new fire of Easter at the early Vigil, and continuing through to the last strains of the Tocatto of the Festival Eucharist we celebrated the culmination of and extraorinary Holy Week, ending with our annual Easter Egg hunt and a feast.  Here you see the congregation in the second service, with the Baptismal Font ready for the Sacrament of Holy Baptism.

Good Friday
A contemplative service that included music from the Balcones String Quartet alone, and accompanying the choir. 

Practicing Agape
Early evening onThursday, we enjoyed what has become a new tradition, our Agape meal in the Narthex, just before the Maundy Thursday Service in the Nave. In it, we celebrate and practice the love that we have for each other as Christian sisters and brothers. 

Wednesday Evening Prayer
This quiet service at the end of the day was a time of strength and exploration as we contemplated the senses of the desert, the feelings that we might encounter during the searching season of Lent.
From Mother Kelly
Too late for eggs last Sunday?
We do apologize if any child was left out of the Easter egg hunt on Easter Morning.  If your child missed it, due to an earlier start time than advertised, please let Mother Kelly know:  It's still Eastertide - never too late for another hunt.  But we need a child head count.
The Episcopal Bishops Issue a Word
To the Church

The Bishops of the Episcopal Church met at Camp Allen from March 11th through the 15th, and they have issued a message to the church. You can read it here:

How To Speak Episcopalian

The Good Word this week is

The Apostles' Creed

This Creed is considered the ancient formula of Christian belief, organized into three sections: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Its authorship is attributed to the apostles, but opinions vary regarding its origins.

The Creed's title dates from the late 4th Century, and it may be based on a shorter form of a creed in use in Rome in the 2nd Century. It can be considered an authentic expression of the apostolic faith.

It contains twelve articles which form the basis of the Baptismal Covenant, and it is recited or read as part of the Daily Office. We have used it recently as part of our Lenten Wednesday Evening Prayer. We renewed our Baptismal Vows at Sunday's Baptism, reflecting its contents. The Creed is found on page 53 of the Book of Common Prayer.

References: A Dictionary for Episcopalians  John N. Wall
An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church edited by Don S. Armentrout and Robert Boak Slocum
A Message from Ann Harrington

Thanks to the volunteer crew who worked on Holy Saturday to make the church sparkle: Holly & Charles Davis, Linda Bryant, Reba & Granville Ott, Dan Prikryl, Pat Mills, Helen & Mile Paulsen. (And of course, Ann, herself!) 

We need to give the Easter lillies a home. So take one or more home with you, and if you can give a suggested $12 donation for their purchase, that would really help. They add so much to the altar at Eastertide
Labels for Down Home Ranch

Labels for Education:
From Helen Paulsen,
Labels for Education has announced that due to a decline in the activity of the program they are bringing the program to a close.  We have until the end of August to collect as many "Labels" as we can for Down Home Ranch.  The Collection Box will be placed in the Narthex by the bulletin board for your convenience in placing the Labels in it.  We will be able to get a VISA CARD for the Ranch so they can use it to purchase items for their new conference center.  The Daughters of The King, in our Providence VII, are also helping to collect these Labels.
Please help us to gather as many Labels as we can.
Thank you so much for your continued help.
Dudley Baker Announces Post-Easter Blood Drive

On Saturday, April 9th, we are having our first 2016 blood drive. What better time to offer the gift that can save a life than in Easter, the season of new life -- Resurrection Life. That is what we celebrate every day around here. May we work hard this year to transform the words Resurrection Life to Resurrection Blood!

We 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 only from 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  
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 their study of the Gospel According to John and have begun the study of the Acts of the Apostles. 
Justin Ln. Street Reconstruction

Justin Ln. was identified by the City's Street and Bridge division one of the streets in need of reconstruction as part of the 2006 Bond Program. The time frame is July 2016 to May 2017, approximately. There will be a meeting at

  Austin First Cumberland Presbyterian Church
6800 Woodrow Ave
March 31, 2016 
6:00 to 8:00 pm 

To receive electronic communications regarding the project, you may also call or e-mail:
Courtney Black 512-974-7973 or  
Hospitality Team for Sunday April 3rd.

Jennifer Tinan, Jean Heath, and Christopher Segrets

The new Hospitality Roster is done through May. Please check it to see when your turn comes up. There are copies in the Narthex displayed in various places. 
Music for Sunday, April 3rd,
Anthem: None this Sunday
Processional: 199, Come Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain
Gospel: 206, Alleluia! O Sons and Daughters, Let Us Sing!
Communion: 209, We Walk By Faith, and Not  By Sight
57, Lo! He Comes With Clouds Descending
Missional: 205, Good Christians  All, Rejoice and Sing!
Lay Ministry for Sunday April 3rd. 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. 

Acts 5:23-32
Psalm 118:14-29 or
Psalm 150
Revelation 1:4-8

(Lector Assignments were unavailable when MidWeek was pubished.)
8:30 service.
Usher:  Jim Ryan

10:30 am Service:
First Lesson:  
Second Lesson:  
Prayers of the People: 
Chalicists: (GC)  (C) 
Acolytes: Holly & Charles Davis
Ushers: Kenneth DeSilva, Ben Garza, Dan Prikryl
Altar Guild: Ann Harrington
Flower Guild: Ann Harrington