Friday, May 13, 2011

Someone New This Sunday

Dear Friends in Christ,

Want to hear someone NEW from the pulpit?  This Sunday, Good Shepherd Sunday, is your chance!!  The Rev. Ben Long, associate priest at St. James', Austin, will preside and preach.  Their rector is also new, along with a brand new church sanctuary.  It's quite a place.  Check it out. 

Father Ben grew up in Mexico and is fluent (also preaches) in Spanish.  (He won't do that Sunday.)  His father is also an Episcopal priest and still serves in Mexico. Father Ben and his wife, Amy, live in Austin.

Further dates to remember:

1. Our Annual Garage Sale & Brisket Lunch rapidly approaches - Sat., May 28, 8am thru lunch.  Let Rev. Kelly know if you'd like to drop things off before Sunday, May 22.  From that Sunday on, you can bring your items by the church.  Ask friends, neighbors if they would like to donate any furniture, baby items, kitchenware, etc.  

The sign up list needs YOUR name on it!  This is such a good ministry for meeting the community and letting folks know who we are at St. James'.  So please prioritize this date, and speaking of Spanish, if anyone can speak it, it would be so helpful to have you around that day.  We need people to make and post lawn signs, post on listserves, assist at the tables for 2 hr slots, and set up / take down.

2. Ascension Day Eucharist, Thursday, June 2, 7:00pm.  One of the church's "big 7" principal feasts.  We will be joined by respective vicars and church families from St. Thomas', Rockdale, and St. Paul's, Pflugerville!

3. Sat., June 4 - Family Craft Night, 4-6pm.  Cake/cookie decorating.  Let Rev. Kelly know if you are interested.  

4. Bishop Payne's visit with Receptions and Reaffirmations - Pentecost Sunday, June 12.  If you would like to be reaffirmed in your faith, or even wonder what that means, see Rev. Kelly.

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