Dates to Remember:

Oct 17th
Brotherhood Mtg. 8:30 am
Parish Hall

Oct 17th 6pm
Dine Out at
Threadgill's on
N. Lamar

Oct 18th DOK Meeting Class room 4 12N

Nov 14th ECW Meeting

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
October 15th, 2015


Inside this Midweek Connection:
  • Fr. Billy's Meditation
  • The Feast Day of St. Teresa of Avila
  • Church Women United World Community Day
  • Do Something Where You Count
  • Brotherhood Meeting Sat.
From Fr. Billy Tweedie

 
This week in the gospel reading from Mark, we find James and John wanting to go where Jesus goes and also sit one on his right, and one on his left.  You can almost hear the other ten disciples' frustration and disgust. Previously in Mark, Jesus has spent a lot of time talking to them about the first must be last and the last will be first.  He has used children in many of his demonstrations and called them to be child-like.  
 
James and John are exemplifying childish behavior, by competing to be closest to Jesus. There is a distinct difference between childish behavior and child-like behavior.  Childish behavior reminds me of the seagulls from Finding Nemo that fly around saying, "Mine, Mine, Mine, Mine."
 
Child-like behavior is steeped in abundance and full of imagination. It's graceful and doesn't know the bounds of this world.  It's playful and includes everyone who is willing to play.  Sounds a lot like heaven to me.  
 
My prayer is that you find time to be child-like in this most beautiful time of year in Texas.
 
Yours,
 
Billy+
St. Teresa of Avila

Today is the Feast Day of St. Teresa of Avila, also called St. Teresa of Jesus. She lived from 1515-1582 and was born in Avila, Spain. Her parents were devout Catholics. 

She was sent to a convent for her education as a teenager, after her mother died, and she began having mystical experiences and visions, which continued throughout her life. She was inspired to pursue a life of prayer.

After becoming a Carmelite nun, she reformed the order, which she felt had become too worldlyand lax. Then she went about Spain, setting up cloisters and monasteries. Teresa wrote many works about mysticism and practiced what she called "mental prayer" and contemplation. Her writings include "The Interior Castle," her autobiography and poetry. She is today considered to be one of the great Christian Mystics.
"God alone is enough."
Let nothing upset you,
let nothing startle you.
All things pass;
God does not change.
Patience wins
all it seeks.
Whoever has God
lacks nothing:
God alone is enough.
Scenes from St. Francis Blessings

Sunday morning was a beautiful day for outdoor blessings, and we not only had dogs and cats, a horse showed up and a wandering flock of Monk parakeets! 

It was truly a glorious day.You can go to the church FaceBook page for more photos of the day.
Our thanks to Carolyn Ellis for these fine photos.





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.  
Do Something Where You Count...
 
. . . and sing! (Yes, the pun is intended.)  The ECR Choir is starting Advent and Christmas music next week, and here's your chance to get your weekly holiday fix without involving shopping!  We practice Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00  in the choir room. Come add your voice to the fun!  All voice parts are very welcome, and we'd particularly like to find a few more basses to keep Andy Lyon company.  Drop our music director a note at sarabmcc@austin.rr.com , and we'll be sure to have a folder ready for you!
Daughters of the King To Meet

Helen Paulsen has announced that the St. Clare Chapter of the Daughters of the King will meet on Oct. 18th at Noon in Classroom 4. 

Anyone who is interested in the Daughters of the King can contact Helen, and she will be happy to give any information that would be helpful regarding the group's mission and goals.
 
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 are finished with the Apocraphyal book of Tobit, and will commence their study of the Maccabees. 
Dine Out News

That Threadgills' Armadillo is hopping again to let you know that Dine Out will be there on Saturday, Oct. 17th at 6 p.m. The address is 6416 N. Lamar

Mr. Joe Page has invited everyone, as usual, and there will not only be plenty of that good Texas downhome Threadgill's food, but good fellowship, as well. There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex, and Mr. Page can answer any questions you might have with just a call to him at 512-453-3077. 
Drive A Senior Having
Oktoberfest Oct. 15th

Our friends at Drive A Senior are having their Fall Fundraiser on Oct. 15th from 4 p.m. to 7p.m. at Delaney's Ice House, 7849 Shoal Creek Blvd. and everyone is cordially invited to enjoy Octoberfest with them. Advance tickets are $20, and will be $25 at the door. They are also offering raffle tickets at $5 and $10 for some great prizes.  
 
Brotherhood of St. Andrew
To Meet

The Brotherhood of St. Andrew will have their monthly meeting this coming Saturday, October 17, at 8:30 AM in the Parish Hall. Meetings of the Brotherhood include a pleasant balance of piety and social friendliness. A light breakfast will be served, and there will be a program which will center on a video presentation of two verses from the bible, each presentation being a dramatized enactment of the verse. All men and boys are welcome to attend
Hospitality Team for Sunday Oct 18th

Team Leader:  Helen Paulsen
Jennifer Johnston
Nathan Jennings
Music for October 18th: 

 Anthem: The Servant Song, Betty Pulkingham
Processional: R45, How Great Thou Art
Gospel: 456, O Love of God, How Strong and True
Communion: R40, This is Holy Ground
R-36, Here I Am, Lord
Missional: 537, Christ For the World We Sing

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: Job 38:1-7, (34-41)
Psalm: 104:1-9, 24, 37b
Second Reading:  Hebrews 5:1-10
Gospel:   Mark 10:35-45

8:30 am Service 
Lector: Steffan Pilotek
Psalmist: Ben Garza
Intercessor: Tina Prikryl
Chalicist:  Michael Paulsen
Usher: Jim Ryan

10:30 am Service
First Lesson: Sara Burdenn-McClure
Psalm: Robert Beyer
Second Lesson:  Richard Fromme
Prayers of the People: Helen Paulsen (Intercessor)
Chalicists: (GC)  Rob Thornton (C) Helen Paulsen
Acolytes: Holly & Charles Davis
Ushers: Jim Ryan, Leonard Oliver, Christopher Segrets, 
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