Dates to Remember:

Nov 1 All Saints

Nov 6th Church Women United Meeting (See below)

Nov 14th ECW Meeting

Dec 4th NW Drive A SR Concert

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
 
Church Ministers And Staff

All the People, Ministers of the Gospel 

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts-Schori, 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, 
Treasurer

Marty Newkirk, 
Church Secretary
 
The Midweek Connection
October 22nd 2015


Inside this Midweek Connection:
  • Meditation
  • Stewardship Sermon Series
  • New Art Room for Children
  • Church Women United World Community Day
  • Do Something Where You Count
A Meditation from Frederich Buechner

Quote of the Day: Goodbye
A WOMAN WITH A scarf over her head hoists her six-year-old up onto the first step of the school bus. "Goodbye," she says.
A father on the phone with his freshman son has just finished bawling him out for his poor grades. There is mostly silence at the other end of the line. "Well, goodbye," the father says.
When the girl at the airport hears the announcement that her plane is starting to board, she turns to the boy who is seeing her off. " I guess this is goodbye," she says.
The noise of the traffic almost drowns out the sound of the word, but the shape of it lingers on the old man's lips. He tries to look vigorous and resourceful as he holds out his hand to the other old man. "Goodbye." This time they say it so nearly in unison that it makes them both smile.
It was a long while ago that the words God be with you disappeared into the word goodbye, but every now and again some trace of them still glimmers through.
-Originally published in Whistling in the Dark

Ourselves, Our Souls and Bodies 
Stewardship Sermon Series

Join us beginning Oct. 25th for special guest preachers in this year's Stewardship season as we look at the gifts we offer to God during Holy Eucharist and in service to one another 
  • Oct 25    The Rev Dr. Nathan Jennings Introduction
  • Nov 1     Dr. Stephen Bishop        Wine
  • Nov 8     The Rev. Billy Tweedie   Prayer
  • Nov 22    Dr. Anthony Baker        Alms Basin 
News From Mother Kelly
The New Art Room

Romans 12:1 - 
Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God - this is your spiritual act of worship.
 
Dear Families,
The Art Room is a new dedicated space, in which our young people can respond to God's Word during the Eucharist.  Following the Children's Homily during the 10:30am Eucharist on Sundays, two adults will lead children 5 years or older to Classroom 3, one room down from the nursery.  In this space, for about half an hour, children are encouraged to draw, create, and participate in service projects that will engage them further in God's Word that they heard in the service.
They will all return at the Offertory, to join their families and take Communion together.  Last Sunday was our first run, and the children made cards to put in the donation bags for Bastrop firefighters.  
November 6, 2015
Church Women United 
World Community Day - Our Journey Together

Please join The Episcopal Church Women and the Church Women United on Friday, November 6,2015 for a morning of service for World Community Day -- Our Journey Together.

Fellowship and registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Narthex, followed by the prayer service beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the church.

ECW is the host for Church Women United and will be providing refreshments for this event. Please consider providing pastries, fruits, etc. The ECW will arrive at 8:00 a.m. to set up for this service and provide any assistance to Church Women United as needed. If you are willing to donate your time and resources, your assistance would be gratefully appreciated.

For additional information, or if you have any questions, please contact Pat Starkie at pjstarkie@gmail.com or 512-523-8144.  
'Twas a Dark and Stormy Night!
Organ music fit for the crypt and a bit of Halloween hilarity will revive your spirits, as Seminary of the Southwest music director Kevin McClure and a collection of weird friends collaborate on another 'Twas A Dark and Stormy Night concert!

This Austin tradition (since 1992) materializes on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. in its new location in Christ Chapel, at the corner of Rathervue and Duval.

Austin Ghouls' Choir, the Three Dead Tenors and Austin Symphony's Bob Cannon make ghassstly . . . appearances.  Free.  Family friendly, great for all ages, costumes welcome!  
Do Something Where You Count...
 
. . . and sing! (Yes, the pun is intended.)  The ECR Choir is starting Advent and Christmas music next week, and here's your chance to get your weekly holiday fix without involving shopping!  We practice Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00  in the choir room. Come add your voice to the fun!  All voice parts are very welcome, and we'd particularly like to find a few more basses to keep Andy Lyon company.  Drop our music director a note at sarabmcc@austin.rr.com , and we'll be sure to have a folder ready for you!
Supplies for the Firefighters No longer Needed

We have been informed that sufficient supplies have been collected for the firefighters, so it isn't necessary to bring any more. Thank you so much to everyone who contributed the supplies last Sunday and through the week. They were undoubtedly greatly appreciated by the recipients.   
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. The Bible students are now well into the Maccabees, but there is room for more interested students.
All Saints Day Nov 1

All Saints Day is just around the corner on November 1st. Please send the names of those you wish to have read and remembered at that service. Send them by email to office@ecraustin.org or call 512-459-0027 to let Marty Newkirk know.   
Hospitality Team for Sunday Oct 25th

Team Leader:  Lana Beyer
Brenda O'Keefe
Joe Page
Music for October 25th: 

 Anthem: Word of God Come Down, R.W. Dirksen
Processional: 493, O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing
Gospel: 644, How Sweet The Name Of Jesus Sounds
Communion: R38, Here O Lord, Your Servants Gather
R99, You Are My All In All
Missional: 705, As Those of Old Their Firstfruits Brought

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: Job 42:1-6, 10-17
Psalm: 34:1-8 (19-22)
Second Reading:  Hebrews 7:23-28
Gospel:   Mark 10:46-52

8:30 am Service 
Lector: Joan Medrano
Psalmist: Jim Ryan
Intercessor: Reba Ott
Chalicist:  Granville Ott
Usher: Jim Ryan

10:30 am Service
First Lesson: Michael Paulsen
Psalm: Pat Mills
Second Lesson:  Marisol Peters
Prayers of the People: Noreen McMahan (Intercessor)
Chalicists: (GC)  Michael Paulsen (C) Rob Thornton
Acolytes: Holly & Charles Davis
Ushers: Carolyn & Jon Ellis, Ann Harrington
Altar Guild: Ann Harrington, Joan Medrano
Flower Guild: Ann Harrington
Lay Eucharistic Minister:  To be announced
Bishop's Committee Host: Leonard Oliver
Lay Ministry for Oct. 25th 

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: Job 42:1-6, 10-17
Psalm: 34:1-8 (19-22)
Second Reading:  Hebrews 7:23-28
Gospel:   Mark 10:46-52

8:30 am Service 
Lector: Joan Medrano
Psalmist: Jim Ryan
Intercessor: Reba Ott
Chalicist:  Granville Ott
Usher: Jim Ryan

10:30 am Service
First Lesson: Michael Paulsen
Psalm: Pat Mills
Second Lesson:  Marisol Peters
Prayers of the People: Noreen McMahan (Intercessor)
Chalicists: (GC)  Michael Paulsen (C) Rob Thornton
Acolytes: Holly & Charles Davis
Ushers: Carolyn & Jon Ellis, Ann Harrington
Altar Guild: Ann Harrington, Joan Medrano
Flower Guild: Ann Harrington
Lay Eucharistic Minister:  To be announced
Bishop's Committee Host: Leonard Oliver