Dates to Remember:

Aug 11 Story- telling Night 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall

Aug 16 Daugh- ters of the King Meeting at noon

Aug 23 Blessing of Backpacks & Welcome Home Sunday Plus Bluegrass Mass, Grillin' & Chillin'!                
Sep 12 ECW Meeting

Sep 13 Back to Church & Invitation Sun

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 6th, 2015

Inside this Midweek Connection:
  • The Feast of the Transfiguration
  • Storytelling
  • Concert Series
  • School Supplies Drive
  • News from the Atrium
Today We Observe the Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord

On this Feast of the Transfiguration, it occurs to me that this much overlooked day is at least as important as Easter, that Resurrection without Transfiguration (i.e., life extended without life changed and glorified) could be a bad thing. 
The Rev. Bob Winter
Episcopal Priest  
Telling Our Own Story

Why does a story have such power? ... We live in a world of images and symbols, that's what moves us. Each of us is a story. We were created by God as a story waiting to be told, and each of us has to find a way to tell our story. In the telling of it, we come to recognize and own ourselves. People without a place to tell their story and a person to listen to it never come into possession of themselves... For many people, "myth" means something that isn't true. Please put aside that understanding. Myth is, in fact, something that is so true, that it can be adequately expressed only in story, symbol and ritual.... It's meaning and mystery are so deep and broad that they can be presented only in story form. When you step into a story, you find it is without limits, and you can walk around with it and inside it. It is natural to sing, dance and reenact a story. It is too big and too deep to be merely understood or taught.
Fr. Richard Rohr
From "What the Mystics Know" 
Next in the ECR Concert Series
The Julia Ward Band

The ECR Concert series features the Julia Ward Band Sunday, August 9th at 5:00 pm. Come enjoy sultry summer songs in cool air-conditioned comfort.

Julia's creative interpretations of time- honored melodies incorporate elements of jazz, blues, country, gospel and pop.

This free concert will be held in the sanctuary of
The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection
2200 Justin Lane 78757
Our concerts are free as always, but donations are gratefully accepted. There is plenty of free parking
Storytelling on Tuesday Evening

Everyone has a story. Either a story about yourself or just a story that you love. It can be something that happened to you that very day years ago, or even in a dream. It doesn't matter. It's your story. 

You might like to just hear a story. That's good too. Relaxing and hearing a good story is a long-honored way to pass some time. 

Either way, remember that the storytellers will be spinning their unique types of yarns in the Parish Hall Tuesday evening, August 11th at 7:00 pm. They would love for you to join them and join in with a story if you like.
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 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 these children!

This Sunday, Aug. 9, we have atrium hours as usual:

9:15-10:15am - Level II (ages 6 and up)


10:15am to Offertory (ages 3-6; children are brought in as our gifts are offered at the Altar)


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. 

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. Our intrepid Bible scholars have finished their study of the Book of Daniel.  Bible Study will resume on August 12th.
Music for August 9th: 
Anthem: We Are Many Parts Marty Haugen
Processional:  R-53, Jesus Is Our King
Gospel: 335, Vs 1&2, I Am The Bread of Life
Communion :  R-4, As We Gather At Your Table
R-2, Give Thanks With A Grateful Heart
Missional: 593, Lord Make Us Servants of Your Peace

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 18:5-9, 15, 31-33
Psalm 130
Second Reading: Ephesians 4:25-5:2
Gospel:  John 6:35, 41-51

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

10:30 am Service-
First Lesson: Lana Beyer
Psalm: Michael Paulsen
Second Lesson:  Mary Morrison
Prayers of the People: Michael Paulsen
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: Jon Ellis O