Dates to Remember:

Mar. 26th Holy Sat. Service with the Sacrament of Reconciliation
&Church Cleaning (see below)

Mar. 27th Easter (Annual Easter Egg Hunt)
with Easter Feast to follow

Sunday Services
8:00 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 24th, 2016

Inside this Midweek Connection
  • Watch for Holy Week Updates
  • Episcopal Bishops Special Word to the Church
  • Saturday Day of Worship and Service
  • Annual Easter Egg Hunt is upon us
  • Speaking Episcopalian with the Nicene Creed
Christ Our Passover

Maundy Thursday 
6:00 pm Agape Meal
7:00 pm Maunday Thursday Service 
with foot washing

Good Friday
12:00 pm Solemn Collects
1:00 pm Stations of the Cross
7:00 pm Good Friday Service

Holy Saturday Service (Chapel)
Sacrament of Reconciliation
(watch for notice of times)

Easter Sunday
8:00 am Easter Vigil (Chapel)
10:30 am Holy Eucharist - Nave
12:15 pm Easter Egg Hunt and 
Easter Feast in the Narthex
The Episcopal Bishops Issue a Word
To the Church

The Bishops of the Episcopal Church met at Camp Allen from March 11th through the 15th, and they have issued a message to the church. You can read it here:

A Morning of Holy Worship and Service -- Spring Cleaning for Easter Sunday

REQUIREMENTS: Able bodies that can provide some hand and arm motions! The more people we have will let us complete the multi-tasks on our list.
CHEDULE: March 26, 2016 -- Holy Saturday -- 9:00 am to 12 Noon. Coffee, donuts, etc., provided. Short break at 10:00 am for a 15 min. service for those who wish to partake.
WHAT TO BRING: Yourself, a vacuum cleaner (if possible,) and cleaning rags. Other cleaning materials will be provided.
CONTACTS: Ann Harrington
Michael Pausen 
How To Speak Episcopalian

The Good Word this week is

The Nicene Creed

The Nicene Creed is usually recited/read just after the sermon and before the Prayers of the People. This Creed is a general statement of beliefs that dates back, in part, to the Council of Nicaea,  called by the Emperor Constantine in 325 C.E. 

The contents of the Creed relied primarily on the baptismal promises made by the early church. It went through a number of changes between that original council and the Council of Constantinople in 450 C.E. 

We have it in our Book of Common Prayer in two forms, on pages 326 through 328. Rite II is a contemporary translation prepared by the International Consultation on English Texts. The Rite One text on page 327 includes traditional wording that has been used since the time of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer.

Whether we state our faith in contemporary terms or use the ancient words, we join that "great cloud of witnesses," each time we pledge our faith.

Reference: A Dictionary for Episcopalians  John N. Wall
It's Time for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt

And we have a BUNCH of Easter Eggs to fill! Ann Harrington has advised that we still need a LOT of wrapped candy to fill those eggs. We'll have more kids than ever this year, and we need more candy than ever. Please bring it to the Narthex on Sunday. Wrapped candy ONLY, please.  
From the Thrift Shop

Lana Beyer, ECR Thrift Shop manager has advised that the shop will be closed on Good Friday, March 25th, and will re-open for business on Monday March 28th. Lana and all her volunteer staff wish everyone a Blessed Easter. 
Dudley Baker Announces Post-Easter Blood Drive

On Saturday, April 9th, we are having our first 2016 blood drive. What better time to offer the gift that can save a life than in Easter, the season of new life -- Resurrection Life. That is what we celebrate every day around here. May we work hard this year to transform the words Resurrection Life to Resurrection Blood!

We need the help of every one of you, who gives regularly. Help us publicize this ministry. Tell another member how fulfilling it is to help an unknown person in need -- perhaps to save a life!  Tell them how quick and easy it is. Remind them that blood is a precious substance, that comes only from one source -- the arm of a healthy, grateful servant with 40 minutes to spare. You can even tell them how good the cookies are! 

Sign up in the Narthex to join us, and save a life, in the name of our Lord!
Your Brother in Christ,
Dudley Baker  
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 the Gospel According to John and have begun the study of the Acts of the Apostles. 
Justin Ln. Street Reconstruction

Justin Ln. was identified by the City's Street and Bridge division one of the streets in need of reconstruction as part of the 2006 Bond Program. The time frame is July 2016 to May 2017, approximately. There will be a meeting at

  Austin First Cumberland Presbyterian Church
6800 Woodrow Ave
March 31, 2016 
600 to 8:00 pm 

To receive electronic communications regarding the project, you may also call or e-mail:
Courtney Black 512-974-7973 or  
Hospitality Team for Sunday March 20th

Our Easter Feast!

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 Easter Sunday, March 27th
Anthem:   Alleluias! Lau
                 The Day of Resurrection, Smart/Harlan
                 Christ Our Passover
Processional: 207, Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
Gospel: 180, He is Risen! 
Communion: 193, That Easter Day With Joy Was Bright
182, Christ Is Alive! Let Christians Sing.
Missional: 179, Welcome Happy Morning
Lay Ministry for Sunday March 20th. 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. 

8:30 am Service 
Story of Creation
Story of the Flood
Deliverance at the Sea

10:30 am Service
Acts 10:34-43
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
I Corinthians 15:19-26
Luke 24:1-12

Readers to be announced for 8:30 service.
Chalicist:  To Be determined
Usher:  Jim Ryan

10:30 am Service:
First Lesson:  Andy Lyon
Psalm: Marisol Peters
Second Lesson:  Kenneth DeSilva
Prayers of the People: Katie Petersen
Chalicists: (GC) Michael Paulsen (C) Helen Paulsen
Acolytes: Holly & Charles Davis
Ushers: Carolyn & Jon Ellis, Ann Harrington, 
Michael Paulsen
Altar Guild: Ann Harrington, Joan Medrano
Flower Guild: Ann Harrington