Weekly Update – April 29

USHERS!

As we are in the Eastertide season, and Vicar Kwame begins her pastoral duties, she needs Ushers on Sunday mornings, especially during the 11:00 am services (with a reminder that starting May 25 we will be going to 9:45 am services) for the next three months.

Sundays: May 4, May 11, and May 18. If you would like to volunteer for either the 8:30 or 11 am services for the next three Sundays please contact either Vicar Kwame or Ele in the office and let us know. If you would serve as an Usher but have not had any training, please contact Vicar Kwame: vicar@felcaustin.org and she will point you in the right direction. God’s Peace!

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ADULT EDUCATION LED BY TRAVIS GOULD
Nonviolent Communication, An Exploration
Sunday, May 4 & 11 at 9:45 am in the Parlor

“What I want in my life is compassion, a flow between myself and others based on
a mutual giving from the heart.”— Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD

Marshall Rosenberg operates from the assumption that our natural disposition as
humans is compassion. His method for uncovering this natural compassion is
centered on human language. How do we communicate? What words do we use to
communicate and how do these words foster compassion or, conversely, violence?
We will explore this approach to nonviolent communication in our adult education
classes.

If you are interested in exploring this topic ahead of time, you can read
through Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg. You
can also talk with me because it’s a subject for which I have much enthusiasm. I
look forward to exploring nonviolent communication with you soon.

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SUMMER BULLETIN ART PROJECT
For Families of Young Kids

Calling all elementary age and below artists! We have an exciting opportunity to
showcase your artwork. This summer, the art for the bulletin will be created by
our own children in the congregation. The art will even be printed in color. We
need all art work completed and submitted to the church office no later than
Memorial Day. Each week has a theme and you can view the themes and sign up for
a week by using the link below:

https://docs.google.com/a/leanderisd.org/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ApLFXpstszKidG5
nNHl3MEUtT0pObDBKYTF5SXlYRXc&usp=drive_web#gid=0

Please contact Katherine Ortiz (katortiz@hotmail.com) or Jackie Chuter
(jackiechuter@yahoo.com) or Vicar Kwame (vicar@felcaustin.org) with questions.

Thanks for your participation!

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SOUTHWESTERN TEXAS SYNOD ASSEMBLY
May 3 & 4 at the Doubletree Hotel in Austin

Southwestern Synod Assembly gathers in meeting at the Doubletree Hotel in Austin. Breakout sessions begin at 4 pm on Friday, May 2. In attendance will be Pastor Michael Coffey and FELC voting members, Travis Gould and Ele Clay. Thanks to all for your support of the Synod Assembly offering!

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MICAH 6 OF AUSTIN HOUSE CONCERT
Saturday, May 10 at 6 pm
ATTENDANCE STRICTLY LIMITED: Reserve seating ASAP

Please plan to join Micah 6 of Austin for an intimate house concert featuring talented musicians from Micah 6 member congregations: classical guitarist Arnold Yzaguirre, soprano Stephanie Lange, and FELC’s own Oliver Rajamani. Donations for Micah 6 of Austin will be accepted gratefully at the concert. Refreshments will be provided. Attendance is strictly limited, so RSVP at the event Web site at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/micah-6-of-austin-annual-house-concert-tickets-11357280933