If you have an announcement for the enews, please get it to Melissa no later than noon on the 14th or 28th. Announcements for the weekly bulletin need to be in no later than noon on Tuesday of the week you would like it announced. Thanks!

Adult Christian Education: Please join us in the parlor after worship on Sunday as we search for answers to our questions and concerns about immigrants and immigration in the US.   

A Children’s Sunday School Note: Due to spring break, there will be no Children's Sunday School this week and next, March 18 & 24. See you in 2 weeks. Have a safe and happy spring break!

One Great Hour of Sharing: A gift to One Great Hour of Sharing enables the church to share God’s love with our neighbors-in-need around the world by providing relief to those affected by natural disasters, provide food to the hungry, and helping to empower the poor and oppressed. Today, projects supported by One Great Hour of Sharing are underway in more than 100 countries. Around the world, people lack access to food, clean water, sanitation, education, and opportunity. Each gift to One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) serves to help change the lives of people who are in these challenging situations.
 
One Great Hour of Sharing makes a difference in the world through three impactful programs:
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People.
Please bring your gifts for the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering on Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday, or any Sunday during Lent.
Last chance! If you have not yet updated your contact information, please do so as soon as possible. I will be closing the survey at the end of March and begin working on the directory. Thanks so much!

Drive-A-Senior, S. Austin : Can you spare a little time to drive a senior to a medical appointment, the grocery store or pharmacy, the library or post office, or wherever they need to go? Giving up driving is such a hard thing to do, and you can help keep these seniors living in their own homes get out and not be so isolated. Here is some contact information: 512 445-5552  sa@driveasenior.org   or www.driveaseniorsouthaustin.org or talk with Martha Loer. A few years back, Faith had several volunteers, but most have “aged out” of driving others. If you need help with transportation, you can make these same contacts. 
Fourth Tuesday
4 th Tuesday: Please join us for fun, food, and fellowship in the Parlor this Tuesday, March 26 at noon. Bring a dish to share and meet new people or see old friends or both! Newcomers are always welcome! Hope to see you all there!

Faith Internal Team: If you are interested in Worship, Christian Education, Congregational Care or Hospitality then this is team for you! We will be holding our monthly meetings every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 4:45p. Our next meeting is Wednesday, April 10 at 4:45 in the Sanctuary.
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Women’s Circle : Tuesday, April 9 th , at 9:30 in the parlor/library, that’s the day and time. All women are welcome. Refreshments first – any volunteers? Then we’ll look at Lesson 7, “God With Us As Emmanuel” in the Bible study book God’s Promise – I Am With You, by Amy Poling Sutherlun. Key scriptures are Isaiah 7:10-16 and Matthew 1:18-25, but don’t skip the meeting if you haven’t read them!      
Faith Book Group  meets on the second Tuesday of each month in the parlor at 7:00.   ALL interested readers are invited to join us!  Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, April 9.

Our next four books are:  
April 9 th      The Line Becomes a River; Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantu  
May 14 th      Strangers in Their Own Land; Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Hochschild.  
June 11 th     Killers of the Flower Moon; the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann  
July 9 th        Sapiens; A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari  
Free Yoga Class:
 Even though our time and day have changed, the benefits of our free yoga class have not! Save your money while improving your overall mental and physical health. The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) has stated that the benefits of yoga include, but are not limited to:


  • Increased flexibility.
  • Increased muscle strength and tone.
  • Improved respiration, energy and vitality.
  • Maintaining a balanced metabolism.
  • Weight reduction.
  • Cardio and circulatory health.
  • Improved athletic performance.
  • Protection from injury

Our class meets on Wednesdays at 5:45 in the Parlor. Hope to see all of you there! For more information please contact Becky Davis at msbeckydavis@sbcglabal.net

If you are in the hospital or otherwise in need of pastoral care, please contact Kyle at 979-218-3381. Hospitals are no longer allowed by law to inform churches when a parishioner is in their facility.
March Birthdays!

Deborah Davis
Dorr Scherz
Erin Ebert
Erin Lungwitz
Erin Webb
Laura Johnson
Liz Long
Nelis Potgieter
Pat Brandenburg
Pat Roeder
Pete Hendrick
Rebecca Rosson
Sandra Kirsche
Sarah Huddleston

In Our Prayers:

  • The victims and families of the tornadoes in Alabama
  • For Melissa's sister and brother in law, Ginger & Bill Sinnard, as he battles stage 4 colon cancer
  • For those feeling more vulnerable as our society targets them.
  • For all who believe that violence is the answer. For victims of violence and their families.
  • Our leaders for truth, wisdom, understanding, patience and good judgement
  • Those suffering from physical, mental, or emotional stress and illness. Those who are homeless, financially despairing and all others for whom our prayers have also been requested

Faith Presbyterian Church
1314 E Oltorf
Austin, Texas 78704
512-444-1314