Dates to Remember:

Nov 8 ECR Concert Series Austin Civic Winds

Nov 6th Church Women United Meeting (See below)

Nov 14th ECW Meeting

Dec 4th NC Drive A SR Concert

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
512-459-0027
 
Church Ministers And Staff

All the People, Ministers of the Gospel 

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts-Schori, 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

Brian McElligott, Bishop's Warden

Michael Paulsen, 
People's Warden

Sara Burden-McClure, Director of Music

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

The Rev. Nathan Jennings, Theologian in Residence

Linda Bryant, 
Treasurer

Marty Newkirk, 
Church Secretary
 
The Midweek Connection
November 5th 2015


Inside this Midweek Connection:
  • A Message from Fr. Billy Tweedie
  • Stewardship Sermon Series
  • Gift Cards for the Needy
  • ECR Concert Series
  • Church Women United World Community Day
A Message From Fr. Billy Tweedie


 
Then he called his disciples and said to them, "Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury.  Mark 12:43
 
This week's gospel reading from Mark reminds me of the 10 Commandments. I know it is strange, because it is about the widow giving out of her abundance, which is not very much in the grand scheme. The 10 Commandments are the rules that God gave us to help us take care of one another. And while they often seem burdensome for the extra work we have to do for our neighbor, it makes me grateful for all the help I have received from neighbors along the way. In fact, looking at it this way, makes a lot of sense. We are not isolated individuals, but rather a community, a group of people gathered and bound together by mutual need and caring.
 
Because of this reality, we should read this passage - the whole passage, which is all of Mark 12. Sometimes this could be read as a tale about how easy it is to cave in to our insecurity and cultural messages of scarcity and be seduced to "look out for number one." Other times when we read this passage, it is an invitation to remember the gift of community and fellowship we have been given in our households, communities, and congregations. Ultimately, we are here for each other - created and blessed with so many abilities and assets and drawn together to care for each other and the world.
 
Have a blessed week,
 
Billy+

 
Ourselves, Our Souls and Bodies 
Stewardship Sermon Series

Join us beginning Oct. 25th for special guest preachers in this year's Stewardship season as we look at the gifts we offer to God during Holy Eucharist and in service to one another 
  • Oct 25    The Rev Dr. Nathan Jennings Introduction
  • Nov 1     Dr. Stephen Bishop        
  • Nov 8     The Rev. Kelly Jennings  Wine
  • Nov 15    The Rev. Billy Tweedie   Prayer
  • Nov 22    Dr. Anthony Baker        Alms Basin 
Gift Cards for the Needy

Fr. Billy has alerted us that our supply of gift cards for the needy is getting low and needs to be replenished. He requests cards from HEB, preferably in the $10 denomination. Please place them in the alms basins. They enable us to help those who come to us in need. We are pleased to report that, with your help we have given over 30 gift cards to neighbors in need. Thank you for your generosity in God's Name.  
The ECR Concert Series
presents the
Austin Civic Wind Ensemble
 




 




in concert
Sunday, November 8
5:00 p.m.
Episcopal Church of the Resurrection,
2200 Justin Lane
 
The concert will feature works by two Austin composers - Joel Love's "Aurora Borealis" and Michael Bell's "Anthems" - plus  Danse Macabre by Saint-Saens, excerpts from Verdi's Requiem and more.  70 members combine forces to produce a majestic symphonic band experience!  Great for all ages!  Donations gratefully accepted at the door ($10 suggested).  Plenty of free parking is available.

News from the Atrium

Dear Families,
What a joy this season to give thanks in the atrium for rain and friends and all the saints. 

The next few Sundays in the Atrium - we are building up to Advent, and that means a current focus on:
 
For Level I
Liturgical time and colors
Nomenclature of articles of the Eucharist
Globe and surface map of Israel
 
For Level II
Eucharistic presence of the Good Shepherd (He came for all of God's people around the world) 
Nomenclature of the articles of the faith
The books of the Bible
Pin maps of Israel
 
By Advent, we will already be into the Prophecies of the Messiah in the Old Testament, and Infancy Narratives - for Level II, we begin to do syntheses, and consider how there are themes present in the narratives when we look at them side by side.
 
Advent is so important for our children's (and our own) spiritual preparation for Christmas.  Do prioritize Sunday mornings (9:15am for Level II, and 10:15 for Level I), and feel free to hang around and do some of your own spiritual preparation with us, or join the adult Christian ed classes.  
 
Peace in Christ,
Kelly
 
November 6, 2015
Church Women United 
World Community Day - Our Journey Together

Please join The Episcopal Church Women and the Church Women United on Friday, November 6,2015 for a morning of service for World Community Day -- Our Journey Together.

Fellowship and registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Narthex, followed by the prayer service beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the church.

ECW is the host for Church Women United and will be providing refreshments for this event. Please consider providing pastries, fruits, etc. The ECW will arrive at 8:00 a.m. to set up for this service and provide any assistance to Church Women United as needed. If you are willing to donate your time and resources, your assistance would be gratefully appreciated.

For additional information, or if you have any questions, please contact Pat Starkie at pjstarkie@gmail.com or 512-523-8144.  
Dine Out is Back With Another Favorite


Mr. Joe Page has booked another all time favorite for Dine Out this month -- Ross' Old Austin Cafe, 11800 North Lamar Boulevard. 5:30 pm Saturday November 21st. The proprietors are our own Sandy and Ross Sterzing. 

There is a sign up sheet in the Narthex, and if you have any questions Joe Page can answer them all for you. You can call him at 512-453-3077. There will be plenty of good food and good fellowship, and everyone is invited. 
 
Another New Acolyte

Miss Ella Tweedie, on the right,  has now joined Vitaly Jennings and Liam Tweedie as an acolyte, assisting in the 10:30 Holy Eucharist Service. She served ably with her brother on her very first Sunday to serve.  

Continue to watch as more of our young folk join in acolyting and taking their places of service. It adds to the service and to their spiritual lives and development, by making the worship uniquely their own.  
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. The Bible students are now well into the Maccabees, but there is room for more interested students.
Hospitality Team for Sunday Nov. 8th.

Team Leader:  Tina Prikryl
Ursula Pike
Jim Ryan
Music for November 8th: 

 Anthem: Lord, Make Us Worthy, Natalie Sleeth
Processional: 593, Lord, Make Us Servants of Your Peace
Gospel: 686, Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Communion: 333, Now the Silence, Now the Peace
321, My God, Thy Table Now Is Spread
Missional: 594, God of Grace and God of Glory

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. 

Readings
First Reading: I Kings 17:8-16
Psalm: 146
Second Reading:  Hebrews 9:24-28
Gospel: Mark 12:38-44

8:30 am Service 
Lector: Reba Ott
Psalmist: Granville Ott
Intercessor: Pat Mills
Chalicist:  Granville Ott
Usher: Jim Ryan

10:30 am Service
First Lesson: Mary Morrison
Psalm: Noreen McMahan
Second Lesson:  Kenneth DeSilva
Prayers of the People: Lana Beyer
Chalicists: (GC) Rob Thornton(C) Helen Paulsen
Acolytes: Holly & Charles Davis
Ushers: David Bryant, Richard Fromme, Joe Page, 
Kenn Peters
Altar Guild: Linda Bryant, Holly & Charles Davis
Flower Guild: Linda Bryant
Lay Eucharistic Minister:  To be announced
Bishop's Committee Host: Granville Ott