Dates to Remember:

Evening Prayer each Wed. at 6:30 pm during Lent

Mar. 3-5 Altar Guild Retreat

Mar. 6th Concert 

Mar. 12th Joint ECW/Brotherhood
 Meeting 10:00 am Parish Hall

Mar. 19th DOK making palm crosses 9:30 am

Mar. 19th 6:00 pm Dine Out at Mimi's Cafe

Mar. 20th Palm Sunday (Passion Sunday)

Mar. 27th Easter (Annual Easter Egg Hunt)

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
March 3rd 2016

Inside this Midweek Connection:
  • Bonus Concert this Month
  • Children's Lenten Choir
  • Short Term Choir Opportunity
  • Sign-up Sheet for Passion Sunday Readings
From Sunday's Readings
Then the son said to him
"Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you
I am no longer worthy to be called your son."
But the father said to his slaves,
"Quickly, bring out a robe -- the best one,
and put it on him, put a ring on his finger,
and sandals on his feet.
And get the fatted calf and kill it,
And let us celebrate.
For this son of mine was dead and is alive again.
He was lost and is found."
ECR Concert Series Extra: Ramblers A cappella Men's Choir

Get ready for excellent vocals, fun music and uproarious humor! The Midnight Ramblers come to town March 6, sharing a wide range of songs from rock classics to pop. Fun for all ages! Catch this great show at 5 p.m. at 2200 Justin Lane, and stay after to meet the singers. Plenty of free parking. Donations gratefully accepted at the door, $10 suggested.

Founded in 1998, the University of Rochester Midnight Ramblers have been rocking their way through the world of collegiate a cappella ever since. The Ramblers have performed all over the country, recently making their way to San Francisco, Los Angeles and Nashville. They've just released their 10th full-length studio album, Deja Blue. Learn more about the Ramblers at .
And on March 13 . . .
Our regularly-scheduled ECR Concert Series program at 5 p.m. on March 13 will be a new local Irish band Spraoi, featuring flautist Jon Milton and fiddler Niamh Fahy.  Jigs and reels aplenty, dancing in the aisles strongly encouraged! 


Wednesday Evenings
6:30 pm
In the Chapel 

The Lenten Children's Choir will not sing in church this week, since only a few were able to attend practice last week.  However, we still will have practice immediately after church this Sunday, and invite singers to grab a snack and come to the choir room!  We plan to sing in church again on March 6.
Come Sing with The Choir for
Palm Sunday and Easter

 In these busy times, not everyone is able to participate in choir every Sunday - and we totally understand!  However, if you'd like a great short-term opportunity, we'd love to have your help!  We're starting work on a few big (but not very difficult) selections for Palm Sunday (March 20) and Easter (March 27) at our Wednesday evening rehearsals.   Come get in on the fun!  For more information, please contact Sara Burden-McClure at
How To Speak Episcopalian

The Good Word this week is

The Lessons

The Lessons are the Biblical texts that are read by a lector, or lay reader, at the Eucharist. The role of the lector is among the oldest of the liturgical lay ministries. The Eucharist calls for a psalm and three lessons: an Old Testament reading, an epistle, and a gospel. (During Eastertide readings from the Acts of the Apostles may replace Old Testament readings.)  In the absence of a deacon, the lector may also read the Prayers of the People. A deacon or priest reads the gospel lesson.

Readings are organized in three year cycles in a table called the lectionary. Over the three year period a substantial amount of the Old Testament and almost all of the New Testament will be read.

We are always looking for new ways to serve, and new lectors. If you think that this very spiritually rewarding ministry might be for you, please contact Fr. Billy and request more information.

A Dictionary for Episcopalians  John N. Wall
Austin Girls' Choir Madrigal Dinner

Table service with a song - How can anyone resist?

Hear ye, hear ye!  Austin Girls' Choir's annual  Madrigal Dinner will be held  Saturday, March 5  from 6-8 p.m. at the Parish Hall of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection (2008 Justin Lane, Austin 78757)!
The fun and family-friendly musical theater production includes an era-appropriate supper, lots of madrigal songs, and a clever play!  In this year's story, Duke Gavin comes home from the royal court with a surprise for his daughters - and discovers that the surprise is on him!  Share in his dilemma as enlightened noble ladies exercise logic and assert their rights!
Menu:  Roasted Chicken and Spring Potatoes, Haricots Verts, Rustic Breads, and . . . totally illogical dessert treats!  Guests may imbibe iced tea or lemonade.
You are welcome to dress in Elizabethan attire if you wish, or just come Austin casual.  Seating with fanfares and heraldic presentation occurs 6-6:30p.m. during the pre-show concert.  Play begins at 6:30 p.m., with dinner served during the event.
Please purchase tickets in advance at or via   512-453-0884 $26 Nobles' Circle (all ages), $16 Gallery (all ages).  You may also purchase directly from any Austin Girls' Choir chorister or board member at a small discount.  Space for walk-ins is usually very limited, so to ensure your place, please buy tickets by 11 p.m. March 2, 2016.

Emily Harrington Wins In Science Fair

Ann Harrington has advised us that her grandaughter, Emily Harrington, age 9, has won the second place ribbon in the Austin Regional Science Fair on February 20th.
Emily won for her very interesting study of sprouting seeds in various liquids. 

Emily's father grew up here at ECR, and even attended the school that was here in our school buildings. They are part of our church family along with her parents and younger brother, Clayton and his cowboy boots. 
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 finished their study of Luke, and will go on to study the Gospel According to St. John. 
Hospitality Team for Sunday March 6th

Helen Paulsen, Kellie Billings-Ray, Tim Klatt

The new Hospitality Roster is done through May. Please check it to see when your turn comes up. There are copies in the Narthex displayed in various places. 
Music for Sunday, March 6th

Anthem:  You Are Mine, David Hass, arr. by M. Hayes

Processional: In Silence
Gospel: 470 There's A Wideness In God's Mercy
Communion: 693, Just As I Am
686, Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Missional: 690, Guide Me O Thou, Great Jehovah
Lay Ministry for Sunday March 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: Joshua 5:9-12
Psalm: 32
Second Reading: II Corinthians 5:16-21
Gospel: Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

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

Note: There will be a sign-up sheet available for readings for Passion Sunday.

10:30 am Service:
First Lesson:  Tina Prikryl
Psalm: Brenda O'Keefe
Second Lesson:  Marisol Peters
Prayers of the People: Andy Lyon
Chalicists: (GC) (C) To be announced.
Acolytes: Holly & Charles Davis
Ushers: Kenneth DeSilva, Ben Garza, Dan Prikryl
Altar Guild: Pam Stout, Mason Kramer
Flower Guild: