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
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Monday - Thursday
Hours: 10:00 am to
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
Sara Burden-McClure, Director of Music
The Rev. Kelly Jennings, Director, Children's Ministry
The Rev. Nathan Jennings, Theologian in Residence
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,
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
Austin Civic Wind Ensemble
Sunday, November 8
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
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,
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 email@example.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
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.
First Reading: I Kings 17:8-16
Second Reading: Hebrews 9:24-28
Gospel: Mark 12:38-44
8:30 am Service
Lector: Reba Ott
Psalmist: Granville Ott
Intercessor: Pat Mills
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,
Altar Guild: Linda Bryant, Holly & Charles Davis
Flower Guild: Linda Bryant
Lay Eucharistic Minister: To be announced
Bishop's Committee Host: Granville Ott