Weekly Bulletin - St. David's Episcopal Church

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Weekly Bulletin - St. David's Episcopal Church
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE
SAVE THE DATE
12 MONDAY
JANUARY 14 WED. BEDTIME STORY BRIGADE: We’ll share milk and
cookies, stories, and crafts with homeless children staying at the Salvation Army.
Meet in St. David’s lobby a few minutes before 6:30 p.m. We’ll walk to the shelter
and return by 8 p.m. Interested in providing cookies or milk? Let Diana Dawson
know: [email protected]
Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer
13 TUESDAY
Morning Prayer
Education for Ministry
Holy Communion
Evening Prayer
JG: Falling Upward
St. David’s Singers
14 WEDNESDAY
Morning Prayer
Holy Communion
Dinner
Children’s Choir Rehearsal
Bedtime Story Brigade
JG: Re-Genesis
Sabbath in the City
Bible Study
Youth Group
Parish Choirs Rehearsal
Handbell Choir Rehearsal Songfest
15 THURSDAY
Morning Prayer
Prayer Group
Holy Communion and Healing
Intercessory Prayer
Lunch
Evening Prayer Men’s Group Dinner
16 FRIDAY
Morning Prayer
Friday Morning Moms
Evening Prayer 8:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Grace Chapel
Grace Chapel
8:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 12:15 p.m.
5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
Grace Chapel
Guild Room
Grace Chapel
Grace Chapel
Vestry Conference Room
Choir Room
8:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
6:45 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
Grace Chapel
Historic Church
Sumners Hall
Bethell Hall
Lobby
Guild Room
Grace Chapel
Vestry Conference Room
Room 170
Historic Church
Bell Choir Room
Bethell Hall
8:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Grace Chapel
Brides Room
Historic Church
Grace Chapel
Sumners Hall
Grace Chapel
Off-site
8:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m. Grace Chapel
Guild Room
Grace Chapel
January 11, 2015
JANUARY 15 THURS. MEN’S GROUP DINNER: (Address correction)
Gather for dinner and fellowship at the home of Kris Monson (305 W. 37th
Street, 78705) at 6 p.m. Register at www.stdave.org, or by contacting Catherine
Roberts at [email protected] The cost is $15, which can be paid during online
registration, at the Giving Kiosk in the lobby, or to Kris at the event. Bring the
beverage of your choice, and you are welcome to bring a friend.
JANUARY 16 FRI. YOUNG ADULTS DINNER: The Young Adults will
have a spaghetti dinner at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Sarah and Ross Ponder (1015
East Yager Lane, Unit 200, 78753). Bring a beverage of your choice. RSVP to Amy
Moehnke at [email protected]
JANUARY 24 SAT. FOUNDATION COMMUNITIES BRUNCH:
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help cook and serve a monthly meal
to people transitioning out of homelessness. Contact Adrian Buchanan at
[email protected]
JANUARY 24 SAT. ANNUAL PRIME-TIMERS’ WHITE ELEPHANT
POTLUCK: Search your closets or go to Next-To-New and come to the PrimeTimers’ White Elephant Potluck! This annual event will again be hosted by Robin
and Malcolm Cooper beginning at 6 p.m. at their home (2300 Woodlawn Blvd.
Austin, TX 78703). Bring a dish to serve 8-10 and a wrapped “white elephant” gift.
Register at www.stdave.org by Thursday, January 23 to indicate that you’re coming
and what you’re bringing; just click on “Register for an Event”, or contact Catherine
Roberts at [email protected]
JANUARY 29 THURS. LAUNDRY LOVE: Join as we help people out with
laundry by providing quarters, soap, snacks, and a helping hand. 5:30 p.m. at
SpinZone, 2424 S. Congress.
FEBRUARY 6 FRI. PARENTS NIGHT OUT: 6-10 p.m. $10/child.
Register now to Laura Lancaster Faulk at [email protected]
FEBRUARY 15 SUN. FAREWELL RECEPTION: Join us for a parishwide farewell to our Rector, the Rev. David Boyd. 3-5 p.m. in Sumners Hall. More
details to come!
FEBRUARY 20-22 FRI.-SUN. INTERMEDIATE AND JUNIOR HIGH
RETREATS: Los Amigos and Middle School students are invited to Camp Allen!
The 2015 Intermediate (4th-5th) and Junior High (6th-8th) Retreats are a weekend
of fun, fellowship, and worship with peers from throughout the Diocese of Texas.
For more details, contact Amanda Wischkaemper at [email protected] or Duana
Cisney at [email protected]
VISITORS: If you are new to St. David’s, please fill out a Guest Card,
give us a call at 512-610-3500, or email Jennifer Gerber at
[email protected] to introduce yourself. Red Newcomer Folders are
available outside of Bethell Hall and the Historic Church.
SUBMIT ARTICLES: To submit an article for Looking Ahead, email
it to [email protected]
LOOKING AHEAD
MAR 15-18 SUN.-WED. MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL PILGRIMAGE:
Youth will leave on March 15 after the 9 a.m. services and head to Mustang Island
in Port Aransas, TX for the Spring Youth Pilgrimage. We will return on March 18
in time to enjoy SXSW. We will be joined by the Rev. Katie Wright. It will be a
joint, yet separate, retreat so that both age groups can experience age-appropriate
conversation and fellowship. Cost is $175 / youth with some scholarships available.
Registrations are available online at My St. Davids. (Please be sure to select the
correct retreat for your student.) Space is limited. The deadline to register is 5 p.m.
on January 22. Contact Duana Cisney at [email protected] if you have questions.
A weekly digest of parish announcements
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VOLUME 20, NO. 2
IMPORTANT BUDGET UPDATE
Our leadership has carefully examined the needs of our parish and determined
that $2 million in pledges is needed for 2015 in order to continue the important
ministries upon which we and our community depend. This includes music and
worship, outreach, children and youth, adult formation, and much more. To date,
we have received $1.6 million in pledges for 2015, and we are in need of $400,000
in new or expanded pledges to continue the level of excellence in ministry and
mission that we have come to expect and depend upon.
While it is normal for pledges to trickle in during the month of January, we are
$70,000 down from this time last year, and our leadership is committed to setting
the budget based on the amount of pledges received by January 23.
We have fixed costs which cannot be changed. If we do not have the necessary
pledges, the ramifications for our non-fixed expenses, including staffing and staff
salary, program budgets, and outreach commitments, could result in severe staff
budget cuts, and we would cease to be the parish that you and we believe God has
called us to be.
Your pledge is critical to attracting the best possible candidates for the new Rector
and continuing our vitality as we offer the love of Christ through our ministries.
Please make a pledge or increase your current pledge today. Your parish is in need.
This a critical moment at a time when we are so needed in our community and in
one another’s lives.
What we need for a beginning is for every household to make a pledge. If 200
households give or give an additional $1,000, and 200 give or give an additional
$500, then we will maintain what we believe God has called us to do and
be.
Please ask God what you should pledge to support your parish family.
If you have questions on our budget and pledge campaign, please
go to Sumners Hall after this service. Members of the Finance
Committee have a table set up and welcome your
questions, thoughts, and ideas.
JANUARY 11, 2015
ANNOUNCEMENTS
READINGS
TODAY: FIRST SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY: Genesis 1:1-5;
TODAY: LET US WELCOME THE NEWLY BAPTIZED
U Rex Charles Bremer
U Michael Townsend Gradt
U Otto Karsten Insley
U Caroline Carpenter Moss
U Jackson Davis Moss
Psalm 29; Acts 19:1-7; Mark 1:4-11
NEXT SUNDAY: SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY:
1 Samuel 3:1-10; Psalm 139:1-5, 12-13, 15-17; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; John
1:43-51
ADULT CLASSES
ADULT FORMATION: We begin a four-part series: “Matriarchs and Patriarchs
of the Bible Series.” Today, we will discuss Abraham and Sarah with Rabbi Neil
Blumofe from Congregation Agudas Achim. 10:25 a.m. in Crail Hall.
WISDOM WAYS: A spiritual discussion for young adults. Meets in Crail A at
10:25 a.m. Led by Amy Moehnke ([email protected]).
MEN’S BIBLE STUDY: New study! We are starting Matthew. All men
welcome. 10:25 a.m. in the Library. Led by Mark Wells ([email protected]).
PARENTING IN CONNECTION: A group of parents who gather for
discussion, support, and friendship. 10:25 a.m. in the Vestry Conference Room.
Led by Amelia Canally ([email protected]).
CENTERING PRAYER: A method of silent prayer in which we experience
God’s presence within us. 10:25-11:10 a.m. in the Bride’s Room. Led by Paul
Skeith ([email protected]).
MOVIE GROUP: Meets at 11:15 a.m. in the Vestry Conference Room to discuss
The Theory of Everything (biography of Stephen Hawking) and The Imitation Game
(biography of Alan Turing). Both are outstanding films. All are welcome.
WRITERS GROUP: For writers and hopefuls. 1 p.m. in the Library. For more
information, contact Jenny Meadows ([email protected]).
CHILDREN’S AND YOUTH FORMATION
CHILDREN’S CLASSES: Classes resume. Drop-off is 10:15-10:25 a.m.
Class is 10:25-11:10 a.m.
Weaving God’s Promises
Preschool (Age 3 & up) Room 114
2nd–3rd grades Room 166
Kindergarten–1st grade Room 162
4th–5th grades Room 015
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Good Shepherd Atrium (Ages 3-6)
Room 017
True Vine Atrium (Ages 6-9)
Room 164
YOUTH FORUMS
Resumes today. Youth Forums are a form of Christian Formation that takes into
consideration not only scripture, but what’s happening in the world around us.
These culturally relevant conversations are ways we can ground ourselves in prayer
to be who God has called us to be. Join us in Room 170 at 10:25 a.m.
FLOWERS
The flowers on the High Altar are given in thanksgiving for the birthday of John
and Mark Dougherty by their parents, Mary Ann and Chrys Dougherty {
The flowers in Bethell Hall are given in thanksgiving for Ryder J. Runkle on his
birthday by his father, Ryan Runkle { The flowers on the Baptismal Table are
given in thanksgiving for Adam Smith on his birthday by Georgia and Hank
Smith { The flowers in Grace Chapel are given in loving memory of Homer
Thornberry by Marian Thornberry { The flowers in the Good Samaritan Chapel
are given in thanksgiving for her daughter, Alyx Madera, on her birthday by
Melanie Middleton {
TODAY: ADULT FORMATION SERIES: We begin a four-part series
“Matriarchs and Patriarchs of the Bible.” Today, we will discuss Abraham and Sarah with
Rabbi Neil Blumofe from Congregation Agudas Achim. Next Sunday, he will discuss
Moses and Family. This series will continue February 8 with Dr. Steve Bishop, Seminary
of the Southwest, and February 15 with Dr. Gregory Cuellar, Austin Presbyterian
Theological Seminary.
TODAY: MEN’S BIBLE STUDY: Come laugh with other men as we connect
through scripture. We are starting the Gospel of Matthew. No preparation necessary.
Feel free to join us every Sunday at 10:25 a.m. in the Library or just drop in when the
Spirit leads you. For more information, contact Mark Wells at m[email protected]
TODAY: AUSTIN ARTIST SERIES: We begin a new series today with songwriter,
singer, and guitarist Jennifer Jackson. Jennifer will perform January 11, 18, and 25 at the
11:15 a.m. service in Bethell Hall. If you have never joined us for this worship service
with an Austin vibe, make it part of your new year! See what other great artists we have
coming up at www.stdave.org. Click “Music” then “Bethell Hall Ensembles.”
TODAY: CAFE DIVINE: Each Sunday, Chef Ray and the Cafe Divine team will
serve a featured item with Sunday breakfast ($6 for a full plate and $4 for half portion).
Today: Breakfast tacos! Drop by Sumners Hall for a full meal or to grab a taco-to-go.
Thank you for your support of the St. David’s Hospitality ministry. First Sunday: Mini
quiches. Second: Breakfast tacos. Third: Biscuits and gravy. Fourth: Frittata.
TODAY: ENVIRONMENTAL GUILD: Meets at 12:30 p.m. in the Library.
NEXT SUNDAY: BRISKET SALES: The youth will take orders (with payment)
for brisket on January 18 and 25. Half brisket is $50; whole brisket is $100. They will
be available for pick-up on Super Bowl Sunday (February 1) along with sandwiches and
‘pounders’ of meat for sale.
ANNUAL MEETING AND VESTRY NOMINATIONS: The annual Parish
Meeting will take place on Sunday, January 25, at 10:15 a.m. in Crail Hall. During this
meeting, we will elect five Vestry members for three-year terms, two Vestry members for
two-year terms, and one Diocesan Council representative for a four-year term. Go to the
Vestry page at www.stdave.org to download a packet, or contact Catherine Roberts at
[email protected] The deadline is tomorrow, January 12.
WINTER JOURNEY GROUPS: Classes beginning today and this week!
Learn more and register at www.stdave.org for one of these small groups:
U Mary’s Soul Magnifies the Lord: Spiritual Lessons with the Mother of Jesus
Leader: Joseph Farnes, SSW seminarian Dates: Sundays, January 11 – February 15,
6 – 7:30 p.m. Book: “Mary: The Imagination of Her Heart” by Penelope Duckworth.
U Falling Upward into the Second Half of Life
Leader: The Rev. David Boyd Dates: Tuesdays, January 13 – February 10, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Book: “Falling Upward” by Richard Rohr. Dinner is available in Holy Grounds.
U Re-Genesis: Science and the Bible
Leader: The Rev. Lynn Smith-Henry Dates: Wednesdays, January 14 – February 11,
6:30 – 8 p.m. Free child care is available. Dinner is served in Café Divine for $7.
U Creating a Fulfilling and Faithful Life after Retirement
Leader: Judith Cayton Dates: Sundays, January 11 – February 15, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Optional
Book: “Portfolio Life” by David Corbett.
WELCOME DINNER AND CLASS SERIES: If you would like to learn more
about St. David’s, we invite you to a free welcome dinner on Wednesday, January 28,
at 6 p.m. Register at the online parish calendar at www.stdave.org or email Jennifer
Gerber at [email protected] We also invite you to learn more about the Episcopal
Church with our Newcomer classes which begin Sunday, February 22. Classes are
held at 10:25 a.m. and include discussions on worship, beliefs, service, and outreach.
Contact Jennifer at the above address or at 512-610-3541 for more details.
ECKHARDT MISSION SERIES: “STRANGE BEDFELLOWS: HOW ST.
PAUL AND QUEEN ELIZABETH SHAPED OUR CHRISTIAN PATH”:
Join us January 31 and February 1 as we learn about how St. Paul and Queen Elizabeth
shaped our Christian path from our speaker, the Rev. Dr. Minka Shura Sprague. Come
spend time with two of these fabulous forbearers. In the beginning, Paul translated our
ways into ways that became a new creation; his words set us free. When the time had
fully come, Elizabeth led us to the place where we could always faithfully search for the
best human effort in our time. He told us to “walk by the Spirit.” She told us to pick
up our prayer books, make communion, and go home; to quit worrying about agreeing
with one another. A full schedule and registration is available at www.stdave.org. The
Eckhardt Mission Series is offered at no cost. Dinner is a suggested $10, but please eat
even if you cannot pay. Child care is provided free with advanced reservations to Laura
Faulk at [email protected]
ADVENT WREATH FRAMES: Did you decorate an Advent wreath? Please
return your frame so it can be re-used next year! During January, you can drop-off
your frame in the marked basket in the lobby.
CHURCH CLOSED: The church (and Holy Grounds) will be closed on January 19
in observance of MLK Jr. Day.
SAVE THE DATES ON REVERSE SIDE 4
WORSHIP SCHEDULE
SUNDAY
Holy Communion
8:00 a.m.
Holy Communion
9:00 a.m.
Family Holy Communion
9:10 a.m.
Holy Communion
11:15 a.m.
Holy Communion with Austin Vibe 11:15 a.m.
Trinity Street Worship and Meal
3:00 p.m.
Holy Communion with Healing
5:00 p.m.
Choral Compline 8:00 p.m.
MONDAY–FRIDAY (EXCEPT WEDNESDAY EVENINGS)
Historic Church
Historic Church
Bethell Hall
Historic Church
Bethell Hall
Trinity Center
Bethell Hall (with incense)
Historic Church (with incense)
Morning & Evening Prayer TUESDAY
Holy Communion
8:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.
12:15 p.m.
WEDNESDAY
Holy Communion with Healing
5:30 p.m.
THURSDAY
Holy Communion with Healing
11:00 a.m.

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