Dates to Remember:

Dec 4th NC Drive A SR Concert

Dec. 12th 9:00 am. Greening of the church

Dec. 12th 10:00 am ECW Meeting

Dec. 13th 10:30 am service Advent Lessons and Carols 

Dec. 13th ECR Concert Series Austin Brass Band 5:00 pm

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

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, 

Marty Newkirk, 
Church Secretary
The Midweek Connection
December 3rd 2015

Inside this Midweek Connection:
  • The Second Sunday of Advent -- Peace
  • God Is Participating With Us, Fr. Richard Rohr
  • Advent Evening Prayer - Highly Recommended
  • Urgent need for gift cards for the needy
God Is Participating With Us

The enfleshment and suffering of Jesus tell us that God is not apart from the trials of humanity. God is not aloof. God is not a mere spectator. God is participating with us. God is not merely tolerating human suffering or healing suffering. God is participating with us in it. That is what gives believers both meaning and hope. 

Fr. Richard Rohr
What the Mystics Know  
Advent Evening Prayer

Advent Evening Prayer, which starts in the chapel at 6:30 pm each Wednesday evening during Advent, is a highly recommended, deeply spiritual service. It is the second of the two Daily Offices created by Archbishop Cranmer in the original Book of Common Prayer in 1549.

Led by Father Nathan Jennings and assisted by Father Billy Tweedie, it consists of opening sentences, hymns, canticles, a Psalm, and The Apostles Creed. It is a wonderful way to come away from worldly tasks for a few minutes to contemplate this time of waiting and preparation, and consider our own place in The Story. 

Advent & Christmas Services

Advent Evening Prayer
       Wednesdays, 6:30 pm
Greening of the Church
       Sat. Dec. 12, 9:00 am
Christmas Eve Family Service
       Thu. Dec. 24, 5:00 pm
Christmas Eve Service
       Thu. Dec. 24, 8:00 pm
Christmas Day Service
       Fri.  Dec 25, 9:00 am
New Banners for ECR

Brand new, double sided banners now grace the campus grounds outside the Thrift Shop. They are attractive, and should go a long way to dispel the myth that Resurrection is closed. We are alive and well, and these new banners help to convey that good news.
ECR Concert Series On Dec. 13th at 5pm

Usher in the holiday season in fine fashion and with merriment. Come enjoy seasonal favorites, carols and more with family friendly music and fun for all ages, with the Austin Brass Band . This concert will have wide appeal, and it's highly recommended for families with children. As always, the concert is free, and donations are gratefully accepted. 
Nadine Gordon Receives Award

At the recent ECW retreat at Camp Allen, our own Nadine Gordon received a lovely award for her participation. Good work Nadine!

Austin Girls' Choir Participates 
In Children for Children Parade

The Austin Girls' Choir under the direction of Sara Burden-McClure marched and sang in the cold last Saturday in Chuy's Children Helping Children's Parade in Downtown Austin. 

An Urgent Need for Gift Cards

Fr. Billy requests that we donate gift cards for the needy from HEB preferably in the $10 donation. Please write the amount on the back of the card. They can be placed in the alms basin on Sunday. At the present time, we have an Urgent Need for gift cards in the community.
The cards enable us to help those in need in our community, and we are grateful to those who have already donated cards. Thank you so much.
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 worked their way into Second Maccabees now. The Bible study is ongoing, and there is always space for more interested folks.
Hospitality Team for Sunday Nov. 29th

Team Leader:  Holly Davis
Carolyn Ellis
Bob Beyer
Music for December 6th: 

Anthem:  Comfort, Comfort, arr John Ferguson
Processional: 536, God Has Spoken To His People
Gospel: 76, On Jordan's Banks The Baptist's Cry
Communion: 54, Savior of the Nations, Come
65, Prepare The Way, O Zion
Missional : 59, Hark! A Thrilling Voice Is Sounding

Lay Ministry for Dec. 6th:  

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:  Malachi 3:1-4
Psalm:  Canticle 4
Second Reading:  Phillipians 1:3-11
Gospel: Luke 3:1-6

8:30 am Service 
Lector: Granville Ott
Psalmist: Steffen Pilotek
Intercessor: Reba Ott
Chalicist:  Jon Ellis
Usher: Jim Ryan

10:30 am Service
First Lesson: Ben Garza
Psalm: (Sung)
Second Lesson:  Noreen McMahan
Prayers of the People: Tina Prikryl
Chalicists: (GC) Michael Paulsen (C)  
Acolytes: Holly & Charles Davis
Ushers: Kenneth DeSilva, Ben Garza, Dan Prikryl
Altar Guild: Pam Stout, Mason Kramer
Flower Guild: Ann Harrington
Lay Eucharistic Minister:  To be announced
Bishop's Committee Host: Ann Harrington