Dates to Remember:

Aug 27 Analog Meeting

Aug 29 Clean up Day on the Grounds    

Sep 5 Tax Free Day in the Thrift Shop (Sat)
          
Sep 12 ECW Meeting

Sep 13 Invitation Sun

Sep 13th 5pm Concert AGC Some Enchanted Evening

Sep 27 Mid Yr Meeting

Oct 3rd ECW Meeting

Oct 4th Saint Francis Pet Blessing

Oct 10th Annual Parish Retreat at McKinney Falls

Oct 11th 4pm-6pm Ultreya in the Parish Hall

Oct 24th Octoberfest

Oct 25th Stewardship begins

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
512-459-0027
 
The Midweek Connection
August 27th, 2015


Inside this Midweek Connection:
  • A Note from Fr. Billy
  • Analog tonight
  • Resurrecting the Campus Grounds
  • Lots of Blessings Last Sunday
  • News from the Atrium
  • A Radical Hospitality
  • Parish Retreat Day
A Little Note From Fr. Billy

All week I have had an extreme sense of gratitude for the love this congregation has shown not only me but the families in need who come to us for help.  Welcome Back Sunday was so much fun, music, food, fellowship, and waterslides.  None of this work would be possible without the care and intention you all put into loving your neighbor. 
 
I had a fantastic break from the summer heat, first getting into the wilderness and second to see family in Connecticut.  Special thanks to Father Nathan and Mother Kelly for covering while I was out. 
 
School is back in full swing for most and prayers for all teachers, students, and parents. I hope everyone has a great semester.  I look forward to the upcoming events of the semester. Please mark your calendars for some fun and opportunities to serve.  
 
All the best
Billy Tweedie
Vicar to The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection
 
Analog Men's Meeting Tonight Aug. 27th

The meeting tonight is at the home of Katie and Scott Peterson:

1911 Vallejo 
78757 

At 6:00 pm
Resurrection Church To Resurrect Campus Grounds
 Mark Your Calendars for August 29, 2015
 
Back in March, the Bishop's Committee had a retreat, and one exercise was to walk the campus grounds and return with our views of what we saw. One of the major items we noted was the view from Justin Lane looking toward the back north portion of the property line, from the Youth Building to the residence house and Parish Hall parking. That area presented unsightly tree growth and ground cover. Plus, it was covering up a storage building that needs repair and painting. The Progress School will be starting soon, and may be involved in the area, too.
 
We need your horsepower along with tools: rakes, picks, hoes, pruning tools, chain saws, axes   and steel bars to help break up some concrete and bring any other tools that may help to clear the area. We will start at 8:30 a.m. and stop at noon. Refreshments and food will be provided.
 
What a way to show our workmanship and join in fellowship for a few hours and then look back at what was done. In order to get a head count for food, please contact Michael Paulsen at  church Sunday, or phone: 512-255-5741 or e-mail: paulsenmh@earthlink.net
A Sunday Filled With Blessings

We had a record number of children and teachers coming to receive their blessings before the start of school this year. Fully equipped with backpacks and briefcases, they strolled up to the chancel to be blessed. 

Mother Kelly Jennings pronounced the blessing, and each child and teacher received a special gift of a luggage tag for their backpack or briefcase. 

The kids came prepared for after the service, too. It didn't take them long to abandon their clothes for their swim suits and the water slide for great, wet fun outdoors.   
Fun in the Sun and Water

 
News from the Atrium

Dear all,

What a fun Welcome Back event last Sunday.  We were overwhelmed with how many children and teachers showed up for the blessing at the altar.  Thanks be to God!

Now that things are officially "kicked off," here are some upcoming dates to mark in your calendars:

This Sat., Aug. 29, from 8:30am-10am - Build-A-Garden with us!  The children will build and plant a raised flower bed outside the Atrium window.  We'll need adults to help move bricks from the back of grounds.  Other needs: weeding in the keyhole gardens and the playscape area.

From now on, we are back to our regular Atrium times: 9:15-10:15am for ages 6 and up; 10:15am til offertory for 3-6 year olds.  
Also put these on your calendar: 
Sunday, Oct. 4 - Pet Blessing

Friday, Oct. 9  - Family Campout preceding church retreat at McKinney Falls State Park.  Father Billy has already booked 3 sites, and he'll get there early to pick out three next to each other (first come first served).  Families will arrange food plans.
Peace all,

Kelly
We Are Called to A Radical Hospitality

And the ministry of hospitality has always been a hallmark of The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection. We love our coffee hour after the 10:30 service. It's a time to be together and experience our community of fellowship. 

Lately, we've noted that the same few faithful and generous persons have been supplying just about all of the refreshments, and starting on Sept. 1st, we will be instituting a new system to help with that. Dividing up into teams of three, we'll be asking each team member to bring one thing to help with the refreshments. Just simple items -- not to replace a lunch -- but just to offer some nibbles while we enjoy our time together after church. 

Each team of three will have a leader, and the leader will recieve a call from the church office on Tuesdays as a reminder of their turn coming up. A team's turn will probably not come around more than twice per year at the most, so it shouldn't be a burden on anyone. We will have simple menu suggestions for each team leader, but the team will ultimately decide what they supply. By the way, men aren't exempted from the hospitality teams, either.   

Anyone who has a special day they wish to acknowledge can contact the team leader for that specific Sunday (or the church office), and take over the refreshments for that day. A list of the teams will be posted in the Narthex where the sign-up sheet was previously posted, and the team for Sunday will be posted in each week's MidWeek,  beginning ne xt week
SAVE SAT. OCT 10TH FOR PARISH RETREAT DAY

Please reserve Sat. Oct. 10th for a special day-long get-away at a beautiful place to enjoy fun, fellowship and relaxation. This all day event will begin at 10 a.m. and last through 9 p.m. at McKinney Falls State Park, right here, locally in Austin. What could be more convenient?

We will enjoy two meals, lunch and dinner together, and have the spacious group hall reserved with kitchen facilities, outdoor patio and bar-be-cue grill, etc. The Park amenities are there to enjoy, the cliff walk along Onion Creek, swimming, fishing, hiking and space for all sorts of outdoor activities.

Andy Lyon and Jennifer Johnston join Bob Beyer in co-planning the event. No alcohol is permitted in the State Park, and the only cost is day use admission. Children under 12 are admitted for free. 

A sign-up sheet is on the Narthex sign-up table to help us plan the event. Go to the McKinney Falls Park web page for more information about the Park:   Click Here for More Information. 
 
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 study has progressed to the Apocryphal book of 
II Esdras.
Saying Goodbye to Our Dear Sister

On Saturday, over 150 family and friends gathered to bid goodbye to our beloved sister, Toni Oyler, a church member here for many years.  
Beautiful reminiscences were shared, and the choir sang "Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled." Toni's youngest daughter Austin, led the choir and congregation beautifully, in singing the recessional, "I'll Fly Away."  After the service, the Parish Hall was filled for the reception. Until we meet again.  
Music for August 30th: 
Anthem: The Lord Be Near us, Hal Hobson
Processional:  372, Praise to the Living God
Gospel: 658, Blest Are the Pure In Heart
Communion :  213, Come Away To The Skies
707, Take My Life and Let It Be
Missional: 557, Rejoice Ye Pure In Heart
Lay Ministry for August 30th:
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. 

Readings:
First Reading: Song of Solomon 2:8-13
Psalm 45: 1-2, 7-10
Second Reading: James 1:17-27
Gospel:  Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

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

10:30 am Service
First Lesson: Tina Prikryl
Psalm: Sara Burden-McClure
Second Lesson:  Marisol Peters
Prayers of the People: Ben Garza
Chalicists: (GC) Michael Paulsen(C) Helen Paulsen
Acolytes: Holly & Charles Davis
Ushers: David Bryant, Richard Fromme, Joe Page, Travis Johnston
Altar Guild: Pamela Stout, Mason Kramer
Flower Guild: Ann Harrington
Lay Eucharistic Minister:  To be announced
Bishop's Committee Host: Kelly Billings-Ray