Dates to Remember:
ECW meets Apr 9th (see below)
April 10th ECR Concert Series 5:00 pm
April 12th Storytelling in the Parish Hall
In the Chapel
In the Nave
Monday - Thursday
Hours: 10:00 am to
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
Sara Burden-McClure, Director of Music
The Rev. Kelly Jennings, Director, Children's Ministry
The Rev. Dr. Nathan Jennings, Theologian in Residence
The Midweek Connection
April 7th, 2016
Inside this Midweek Connection
- April Showers Bring Showers of Flutes for the Concert Series!
- ECW Meets Saturday Morning
- Speaking Episcopalian with the Peace
- April is National Poetry Month
From Sunday's Readings
Now as he was going along and approaching Damascus, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him,
"Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?"
ECR Concert Series for April
Excerpts from Handel's
Water Music and
Rossini's Thieving Magpie Overture, two lovely works written specifically for flute choir,
and a very special rendition of
Somewhere Over the Rainbow -
all done on C flutes, piccolo and alto flute.
Sunday, April 10 at 5:00 p.m.
The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection
2200 Justin Lane
Donation as you're able at the door ($10 suggested), plenty of free parking.
Meet the artists at a light reception after the concert!
ECW Meets Sat. Morning
I want to remind you of our next ECW Meeting to be held on Saturday
April 9, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. until Noon in the Parish Hall
- Refreshments to be provided by Lana Beyer.
- Meditation Moment to be provided by Pat Starkie.
- Presentation Topic: The League of Women Voters.
I look forward to seeing you on Saturday.
National Poetry Month
April is National Poetry Month, as declared by the American Academy of Poets and by Congress. We can celebrate that here at MidWeek by publishing a poem each week in April.
If you have a favorite poem, perhaps one of your own writing or just one that especially pleases you, send it to Midweek at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll get it in. There can certainly be more than one per week
We'll start today with a celebration of our own Maria Jennings, joyous at all times, but especially when she acolytes.
She waits, this young girl, as her mother takes the huge book from its stand on the altar,
Then hands it to Maria.
She takes it, walks slowly, carefully, stepping down twice, and takes her place in the aisle
Among the people.
The gospel always happens among the people, and she, Maria, brings it to them.
Now her mother, a priest, reads it aloud. The poor widow with her two coins.
The book is as heavy as the reading itself, but Maria can hold it. She is a strong girl.
Soon her mother finishes reading, and the book is closed.
Maria carries it back up the aisle, up the two
Little steps and toward the altar. Her mother replaces the book on its stand. They bow, and
Maria Triumphant, takes her seat.
How To Speak Episcopalian
The Good Word this week is
We pass the Peace at the end of the Liturgy of the Word. When Fr. Billy says, "The Peace of the Lord, always be with you," and we respond, "And also with you." (Even in the Diocese of West Texas, we never said, "Peace Y'all, I promise.)
Passing the Peace is a liturgical form of greeting that dates back to Romans 16:16, "Greet one another with a holy kiss." -- though we generally settle for a handshake or perhaps an occasional hug. In the early church, refusing to take part in the Peace was grounds for witholding Communion. It represents Christian love, reconciliation and renewed relationships. It can be chanted, and there are settings for it in The Hymnal 1982.
Two forms are found in the Book of Common Prayer on pages 332 and 360. This is another ancient Christian practice that exemplifies the love of God that makes us one.
References: A Dictionary for Episcopalians
John N. Wall
An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church edited by Don S. Armentrout and Robert Boak Slocum
A Message from Ann Harrington
Thanks to the volunteer crew who worked on Holy Saturday to make the church sparkle: Holly & Charles Davis, Linda Bryant, Reba & Granville Ott, Dan Prikryl, Pat Mills, Helen & Michael Paulsen. (And of course, Ann, herself!)
We need to give the Easter lillies a home. So take one or more home with you, They add so much to the altar at Eastertide.
Labels for Down Home Ranch
Labels for Education:
From Helen Paulsen,
Labels for Education has announced that due to a decline in the activity of the program they are bringing the program to a close. We have until the end of August to collect as many "Labels" as we can for Down Home Ranch. The Collection Box will be placed in the Narthex by the bulletin board for your convenience in placing the Labels in it. We will be able to get a VISA CARD for the Ranch so they can use it to purchase items for their new conference center. The Daughters of The King, in our Providence VII, are also helping to collect these Labels.
Please help us to gather as many Labels as we can.
Thank you so much for your continued help.
Gift Cards for the Poor
Our supply of gift cards is beginning to run a bit thin. So if you can spare an extra $10.00 when you are shopping in HEB or in Walmart, for a card for the needy, it would be greatly appreciated. We have been able to help a fair number of grateful people because of your generosity already.
Dudley Baker Announces Post-Easter Blood Drive
This 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,
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.
Dine Out for April
Head 'em up & move 'em out folks, to Pok-E-Joe's Bar-B-Que cafe on the third Saturday of April 04-16-16 at 6:00 pm. It's located at 2121 Parmer Ln (Parmer at Lamplight Villate). The sign-up sheet is in the Narthex and everyone is welcome to come and
have a great time with the good food and friendly fellowship. For any questions, just contact Mr. Joe Page at 512-453-3077. He's the man with all the answers.
Hospitality Team for Sunday April 10th
Ursala Pike, Kelly Jennings and Jim Ryan
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, April 10th,
Anthem: We Welcome Glad !Easter - Welsh tune,
arr., Michael Bedford
Processional: 412, Earth and All Stars
Gospel: 306, Come, Risen Lord, and Deign to Be Our Guest
Communion: 204, Now the Green Blade Riseth
417, This Is The Feast Of Victory For Our God
Missional: 460, Alleluia! Sing To Jesus!
Lay Ministry for Sunday April 10th.
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.
Lector: Jon Ellis
Psalmist: John Tyler
Intercessor: Pat Mills
Usher: Jim Ryan
10:30 am Service:
First Lesson: Linda Bryant
Psalm: Michael Paulsen
Second Lesson: Mary Morrison
Prayers of the People: Kenneth DeSilva
Chalicists: (GC) Helen Paulsen (C) Rob Thornton
Acolytes: Holly & Charles Davis
Ushers: David Bryant, Richard Fromme, Joe Page,
Altar Guild: Linda Bryant, Holly & Charles Davis
Flower Guild: Linda Bryant