Dates to Remember:

Aug 16 Daugh- ters of the King Meeting at noon

Aug 23 Blessing of Backpacks & Welcome Home Sunday Plus Bluegrass Mass, Grillin' & Chillin'!  

Aug 27 Analog Meeting

Aug 29 Clean up Day on the Grounds              
Sep 12 ECW Meeting

Sep 13 Back to Church & Invitation Sun

Sep 13th 5pm Concert AGC Some Enchanted Evening

Sep 27 Mid Yr Meeting

Oct 4th Saint Francis Pet Blessing

Oct 10th ECW Meeting

Oct 10th Annual Parish Retreat at McKinney Falls

Oct 11th 4pm-6pm Ultreya in the Parish Hall

Oct 24th Octoberfest

Oct 25th Stewardship begins

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
August 13th, 2015

Inside this Midweek Connection:
  • Remembering Florence Nightingale
  • Welcome Back Sunday -- Plus
  • Resurrecting the Campus Grounds
  • School Supplies Drive
  • News from the Atrium
We Remember Florence Nightingale

Yesterday, the Episcopal Church remembered the Feast Day of life long Anglican, Florence Nightingale. Best known for her nursing of troops during the Crimean War, Miss Nightingale is also famous as the first to recognize the role of infection control  in healthcare, and the importance of organizing healthcare systems. She was the first health scientist.

Born into a wealthy family that resisted her urge to engage in a nursing career, Miss Nightingale believed it to be her "divine purpose." She pursued philanthropy and charity in the village where she was raised in Derbyshire, rather than the social life her mother preferred. Eventually she was allowed to pursue nursing training.

Nightingale immediately grasped the importance of cleanliness and good hygiene in disease prevention and healing. She was instrumental in saving many lives during the War in the Crimea due to her rigid insistence on cleanliness. She set up hospitals and schools of nursing. But the compassion and kindness that she offered earned her the name "The Lady with the lamp."

By age thirty-eight, she was ill from Crimean fever, but rather than give up, she worked from her bed at home, writing books of instruction on how to set up hospitals and schools of nursing. She was consulted during the U.S. Civil War about how to set up field hospitals. She continued her work for decades, finally dying at age ninety.  She was an excellent writer, penning many texts on health care and its delivery that are still regarded as classics. She also authored works about the spiritual aspects of caring for others.  Characteristically, she wanted a quiet funeral and "The Angel of the Crimea" is buried in her family's plot in Hampshire, England.  
Welcome Back Aug. 23rd - Plus

August 23rd is "Welcome Home" Sunday, after the Summer Break, and so much more. We'll be:

  • Blessing backpacks and our teachers. Invite your friends who are teachers for a blessing for the new school year
  • Enjoying another great Bluegrass Mass with the Lonesome Pines Bluegrass Band
  • Grillin' on the grounds after the 10:30 service with burgers and hotdogs supplied by the Analog Men's Group
  • Chillin' on the grounds for the kids with a fun Water Slide, so come prepared to get wet!  
Resurrection Church To Resurrect Campus Grounds
 Mark Your Calendars for August 29, 2015
Back in March, the Bishop's Committee had a retreat, and one exercise was to walk the campus grounds and return with our views of what we saw. One of the major items we noted was the view from Justin Lane looking toward the back north portion of the property line, from the Youth Building to the residence house and Parish Hall parking. That area presented unsightly tree growth and ground cover. Plus, it was covering up a storage building that needs repair and painting. Now that we have Progress School starting soon, and it will be involved in that area, too.
We need your horsepower along with tools: rakes, picks, hoes, pruning tools, chain saws, axes   and steel bars to help break up some concrete and bring any other tools that may help to clear the area. We will start at 8:30 a.m. and stop at noon. Refreshments and food will be provided.
What a way to show our workmanship and join in fellowship for a few hours and then look back at what was done. In order to get a head count for food, please contact Michael Paulsen at  church Sunday, or phone: 512-255-5741 or e-mail:
School Supplies Drive
The Episcopal Church Women of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection invite you to join us in a School Supplies Drive beginning July 27, 2015 and ending August 23, 2015. We are asking for your help.

Many school age children will not have basic school supplies due to today's economic conditions. We are conducting a School Supplies Drive and are asking for your cash (or check) donation. Your donation will help to buy school supplies in bulk. Please note on your check, "School Supplies Drive." If you wish to make a cash donation, please place it in an envelope addressed to "School Supplies Drive." Checks and envelopes may be placed in the offertory during each church service

We appreciate your generosity with this endeavor.
News from the Atrium

Dear Friends,


"The Kingdom of Heaven is like . . ."  Jesus knew how to tell stories.  His parables are stories that point the way to the biggest truths about God and His great love for us.  Children young and old are captivated by the parables, and they feature greatly in our Atrium: the Mustard Seed, Pearl of Great Price, The Leaven, are ones ours kids are familiar with.


This fall, we'll be introducing ones they and we may not be as familiar with: 


The Hidden Treasure (Matt 13:44), "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field;"


and the Growing Seed (Mark 4:26-29):


"The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground.27 He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows; he knows not how. 

28 The earth produces by itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.29 But when the grain is ripe, at once he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come."


What a joy it is to discover God's truths together with the children.


Yours in Christ,



Dine Out is Back
Mr. Joe Page informs us that Dine Out is back from its month of vacation and is all rested up and ready to go this coming Saturday night, August 15th.

Dine Out will be at Mimi's Cafe, 10515 N. MoPac in the Arbor Walk Shopping Center. Everyone is invited for the good food and fellowship. If you have any questions, please contact Joe Page at 512-453-3077. 
Daughters of the King to Meet
The Daughters of the King will meet on Sunday August 16 at Noon in Classroom 4. For any questions, contact Helen Paulsen.
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 study has progressed to the Apocryphal book of 
I Esdras.
Music for August 16th: 
Anthem: One Bread, One Body, John Foley
Processional:  420, When In Our Music God Is Glorified
Gospel: V1,2,3, I Am The Bread Of Life
Communion :  R-22, Glorify Thy Name
R-10, Break Thou The Bread of Life
Missional: 663, All My Hope On God Is Founded
Lay Ministry for August 16th: 

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: I Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14
Psalm 111
Second Reading: Ephesians 5:15-20
Gospel:  John 6:51-58

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: Mariel Fox
Psalm: Brenda O'Keefe
Second Lesson:  Ben Garza
Prayers of the People: Robert Beyer
Chalicists: (GC) Lana Beyer(C) Robert Beyer
Acolytes: Holly & Charles Davis
Ushers: Jim Ryan, Jeri Wines
Altar Guild: Ginger Kirchhof, Reba Ott, Liz Haltom,
Jeri Wines
Flower Guild: Reba Ott
Lay Eucharistic Minister:  To be announced
Bishop's Committee Host: Ben Garza