Weekly Update – August 26


Labor Day Weekend is ahead. August 31 is the last Sunday with
a single worship service at 9:45 am.

The Church Office and CDC will be closed on Monday, September 1.

The First English worship schedule returns to two services beginning
Sunday, September 7,
8:30 am & 11 am.

Holy Communion is celebrated at both services every Sunday.


Generations In Faith Together

FELC Productions is proud to present the GIFT 2014.

FELC stage performers will once again entertain our entire congregation in this
multi-generational, church-wide celebration of our 2014/2015 Christian Formation program year.

Who should come? Everyone!
What can we expect? Music, singing, skits, quiz show, small group creativity,
comedy, laughter, conversations, and much, much more!

· Rated G for all audiences
· September 7, 2014
· Matinee time is 9:45 am.
· Location—Fellowship Hall of First English Lutheran Church Austin


ELCA Day of Service
Sunday, September 7

For the second year in a row, the ELCA is celebrating an all congregations day of service called “God’s Work. Our Hands.”

Congregations are encouraged to perform acts of service in their local
communities. You can learn more about the national event at www.elca.org.

At First English, we will observe the day by gathering after 11:00 worship and
hospitality to work, on the rain garden project along 30th street, clean up
Adams and Hemphill Parks. Wear outdoor work clothes to worship if you like.
Bottled water and fresh fruit will be provided.

If you have one of the yellow “God’s Work. Our Hands.” t-shirts from last year,
wear it again. Pastor Coffey has three available (2 adult large, 1 adult small).
They will be given away to the first 3 people who request them and say they will
be joining the “God’s Work. Our Hands.” work day. E-mail Pastor Coffey
(pastor@felcaustin.org) or call the church (512-478-1933).



In observance of the annual God’s Work. Our Hands. Sunday we are going to help
with the FELC service project after the 11 o’clock service and then go out to
eat at Trudy’s, just down the street from First English (409 W. 30th Street).
The day is Sunday, September 7!

It will be a great day to enjoy some tasty food, refreshing beverages, and good
company after some great service! Share your summer stories and any cool ideas
you have for our ministry this upcoming academic year. Looking forward to seeing
you all there! Contact: Andy @ petras.andrew@yahoo.com or Erin @


Jimmy’s Intersections for Parents, Youth, Children

August 31 Just because it’s Labor Day weekend doesn’t mean that you have to skip
church! Come on down to worship at 9:45 and help us carry the cross of Jesus.
Plus you’ll get to witness what is bound to be the most exciting children’s
sermon you’ll hear all day long! 🙂

Look for information anytime on the FELC Web site.
Click the link at Children and Youth on the Home Page of the FELC Web site.

Jimmy’s Intersection for Children & Families

Contact Jimmy at: formation@felcaustin.org