Dates to Remember:

Jan 16th Dine Out Resumes (See Below)

Jan 17th Yearly Meeting

Jan. 21 6:00 pm Analog Men's Group Every 3rd Thursday

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
January 14th 2016

Inside this Midweek Connection:
  • The Wedding at Cana
  • Big News from the Atrium
  • How to Speak Episcopalian
  • Annual Meeting THIS SUNDAY
  • Some Good Samaritans Still Needed
The Wedding at Cana

John 2 :1-2 On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee. The mother of Jesus was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited. And they ran out of wine, since the wine provided for the guests had all been used, and the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine." 
News from the Atrium

Dear Families,
Great news to share - we will be ready this Sunday, Jan. 17, to introduce our youngest children to a new space and time.  So here's the plan for this Sunday: 
Level I (ages 3-6) - meeting in classroom 3 (one down from the nursery). 
Level II (ages 6 and up) - this Sunday meeting in our regular classroom 6.
Time slot for both:
8:30am - 10:30am
Don't panic!  Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is set up for flexibility.  So if you can only bring your child in at 9:15 (or even later), that's fine.  The earlier you can bring them, however, the more time they have for spiritual work.  As an adult observer in the atrium, you notice how long it takes, often, for a child to get centered, and really begin meditative work.  We encourage you to give a longer session a try - for their sakes!
If you'd like to pick up your child earlier, too, that is fine. 
And do take advantage of the Adult Ed time, 9:15am-10:15am in classroom 4 - I'm biased, but Nathan Jennings does a terrific job taking questions and just helping people grow deeper in the faith.

How To Speak Episcopalian

We Episcopalians use a lot of strange words, like "Canticle," "Collect" and "Liturgy." Often we just assume that everyone knows what they mean, but that isn't always true. Each week, we'll take a word out of our Order of Service and explore what it means, both the definition, and in the wider spiritual sense.

This week's word is "Liturgy." It comes from Greek and means the work of the people. Liturgy encompasses everything that we do in worship and praise in our services.

It includes the Ministry of the Word: scripture readings, preaching the word; prayers of the people and if there is confession -- everything up to and including the Peace. 

It then includes the Holy Eucharist: It begins with the offertory, includes The Great Thanksgiving, the Lord's Prayer, Holy Communion, the prayer after Communion and the Dismissal. 

So Liturgy is truly the work of the church. It is the work that binds us together in our common prayer whenever we come together to actually BE the church. Our common prayer is one of the unique qualities of being an Episcopalian.

Reference: A Dictionary for Episcopalians, Wall  
DOK Meeting Is Sunday Jan. 24th
The next meeting for the Daughters is on January 24, 2016 in Classroom #4.  We will meet after the fellowship and coffee for approximately 1 hour.  We will discuss pages 56 to 59 in Jesus The One and Only.
All are welcome to join us, or if you are interested in Daughters of the King come check us out.

FHS, Helen Paulsen, Chapter President  
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.   
Annual Parish Reports

Those of you who have reports due for the annual meeting, and you know who you are, coming up on Jan. 17th, please e-mail your report to the church office no later than Monday, Jan. 11th. Please be prepared to give an oral report at the annual meeting on Sunday. 

Dine Out is Back

Dine Out survived the holidays, and is back in January with a seafood dinner for everyone who is tired of turkey and ham. It will be at Red Lobster Seafood Restaurant 109 West Anderson Lane on Saturday, January 16th at 5:30 pm. 

Everyone is invited for good food and fellowship. There is a signup sheet in the Narthex, but for any questions, just ask 
Mr. Joe Page at 512-459-3077. He has all the answers.
Music for Sunday Jan. 17th.
Anthem: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring  J.S. Bach

Processional: 126, The People Who In Darkness Walked
Gospel: 339, Deck Thyself My Soul With Gladness
Communion: 333, Now The Silence
316, This Is The Hour Of Banquet and of Song
Missional: 423, Immortal, Invisible God Only Wise
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. 17th.

Sunday is the Annual Meeting, so no Hospitality will be served in the Narthex. Everyone will go to the Parish Hall for a delicious lunch served by the ECW as a Fundraiser.

The new Hospitality Roster will soon  be up. Please Check It.
Lay Ministry for Sunday Jan. 17th. 

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:  Isaiah 62:1-5
Psalm: 36:5-10
Second Reading: John 2:1-11
Gospel: John 2:1-11

8:30 am Service 
Lector: John Ellis
Psalmist: Granville Ott
Intercessor: Katrin Erk
Chalicist:  Granville Ott
Usher: Jim Ryan

10:30 am Service
First Lesson: Kenn Peters
Psalm: Richard Fromme
Second Lesson:  Robert Beyer
Prayers of the People: Brenda O'Keefe
Chalicists: Lana Beyer(GC) Robert Beyer (C)
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: To be announced