Dates to Remember:

Feb. 9th Mardi Gras Pancake Supper see below

Feb. 10th Ash Wed.

Feb. 14th First Sunday in Lent

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
Church Ministers And Staff

All the People, Ministers of the Gospel 

The Most Rev. Michael Curry, 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

Jon Ellis, Bishop's Warden

Michael Paulsen, 
People's Warden

Sara Burden-McClure, Director of Music

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

The Rev. Dr. Nathan Jennings, Theologian in Residence

Linda Bryant, 

Marty Newkirk, 
Church Secretary
The Midweek Connection
January 28th 2016

Inside this Midweek Connection:
  • Love
  • News from the Atria
  • Annual Pancake Supper for Mardi Gras
  • How to Speak Episcopalian
From Sunday's Readings
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels and have not love, I am become a sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal. A nd though I have  the   gift  of   prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith,  so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.  3And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. 4Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;  5does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil;  6does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;  7bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8Love never fails. (Excerpt from I Corinthians chapter 13)
News from the Atria

Dear all,
I was glad when they said to me, let us go to the house of the Lord. - Psalm 122.
It's not EST, its OAT: official atrium time!  Looks like Sundays, 9:15am-11:15am, will work for most.  Flexible drop off and pick up, if you wish.  But we do encourage the full 2 hours. That is easier for some families than others, we know. 
We will bring the children in at the Peace.  Father Billy will give his children's homily then, so all the kids get to participate, followed by birthday prayers and offertory.
When your child does arrive or leave here, please respect the quiet atmosphere we try to maintain in both atria.  It is your child's prayer time.  What a gift!  
Yours in Christ,
Kelly & Jesse
Not Your Average Pancake Supper!

We're talking genuine, Episcopal, Boy Scout made pancakes here, folks. Yes sir! Next Tuesday, Feb. 9th is Mardi Gras, and you know what that means here at ECR -- the annual Pancake Supper. Once you feast on these pancakes, you'll be ready for Lent.

The Scouts will have the griddle all warmed up, the butter, syrup, and sausage ready to go around 5:30 pm, and they'll be serving up some yummy stuff. 

Tickets are $3.50 each or $10.00 for the entire family. What a bargain! Word is that Fr. Billy Tweedie has some surprises in store, too, so no telling what's going to happen, but chances are, it will probably involve some music.  Come on out, the kids will love it.
How To Speak Episcopalian

The Good Word this week is


Once the processional is complete, and the priest stands before the congregation he opens the service with a sentence or Opening Acclamation: The current acclamation is:

Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

to which we respond:

And blessed be his kingdom, now and forever, Amen. 

The Acclamation changes according to the season, so notice that on Feb. 14th, the first Sunday in Lent, it will change. 
A Few Good Samaritans Needed

Some of you may know that there are several folks at the rehabilitation center next door to ECR, who would like to attend the 10:30 Eucharist Service regularly. That requires that someone walk over and push their wheelchair over to the church. We need more volunteers to help our ushers and others. Please see Fr. Billy Tweedie and Mr. Joe Page to assist these lovely people who want to join us in Holy Communion.   
Music for Sunday Jan. 31st.

Anthem: The Gift of Love, Hal Hobson

Processional: 359, God of the Prophets
Gospel: 440, Blessed Jesus, At Thy Word
Communion: 606, Where True Charity and Love Dwell
448 O Love How Deep
569, God The Omnipotent!
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 have begun their study of the Gospel According to St. Luke.
Hospitality Team for Sunday Jan. 31st.

To be announced.

The new Hospitality Roster will be up on Jan. 31st. Please check it to see when your turn comes around.
Lay Ministry for Sunday Jan. 31st. 
Click for Readings

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:  Jeremiah 1:4-10
Psalm: 71:1-6
Second Reading: I Corinthians 13:1-13
Gospel: Luke 4:21-30

8:30 am Service 
Lector: Joan Medrano
Psalmist:  Steffan Pilotek
Intercessor: Reba Ott
Chalicist:  Jon Ellis
Usher: Jim Ryan

10:30 am Service
First Lesson:  Kenn Peters
Psalm: Linda Bryant
Second Lesson:  Noreen McMahan
Prayers of the People: Pat Mills
Chalicists: Robert Beyer (GC) Lana Beyer (C)
Acolytes: Holly & Charles Davis
Ushers: David Bryant, Travis Johnston, Richard Fromme,
 Joe Page
Altar Guild: Ginger Kirchhof, Reba Ott, Liz Haltom, Jeri Wines
Flower Guild: Reba Ott
Lay Eucharistic Minister:  To be announced
Bishop's Committee Host: To be announced