Weekly Update – July 2

(the NVC Group)

Wednesday, July 2 at 6:30 pm in the Parlor

For those interested in continuing to explore non-violent communication (NVC),
Travis Gould is facilitating discussions and all are welcome to join and explore
how language can serve as a means to compassion and reconciliation. If you are
interested in this discussion, please RSVP to Travis Gould by Noon on Wednesday
at: tegould85@gmail.com or call (830) 328-3068.



Thanks to Steve Jung sharing his witness about our ministry with John Stepan,
owner of Cabo Bob’s Burritos, during the month of July Cabo Bob’s is giving
anyone who says they are from First English Lutheran Church 50% of the money
from sales toward the cost of replacing the kitchen oven at First English!

So, please, come out and support this local eatery as well as FELC!

Cabo Bob’s, 2828 Rio Grande St. is located near First English. Web site is http://cabobobs.com. They are not open on Sunday so that employees can enjoy Sabbath time. Support this endeavor and new partnership!


For Families of Young Kids

Calling all artists – elementary age and below! This summer the art for the for the front cover of our worship bulletin continues to be created by young participants at First English. The art can even be printed in color. Each week has a theme and you can view the themes and sign up for a week by using the link below:


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!



Our choir is on sabbatical through Labor Day weekend. However, that doesn’t mean musical offerings stop. Anyone—of any age—interested in offering music by singing or playing an instrument is encouraged to contact Bryan at music@felcaustin.org or (512) 704-2906. You can offer music individually or with a group. We look forward to The Cutters offering music on July 13.


Sunday, July 13

We will say Farewell and Godspeed to Sacha, Gretchen, Eleanor and Eli at the
conclusion of the worship service on Sunday, July 13; and a going away festive
celebration will be held that same Sunday from 5-8 pm in our Fellowship Hall.

We are thankful of what this family has meant to First English and while we are
sad to see them depart from us and the Austin area, we know that they will
remain in our hearts and minds, as we will surely remain in their prayers.



The First English Book Club is asking for your suggestions for our 2014-2015 reading year! We need suggestions of good books so we can choose our reading list for the coming year. Interesting ideas, great writing, fiction or non-fiction, we love to read good books and WE NEED YOUR SUGGESTIONS, now through July 30.

Submit suggestions to Anne Wiebe at wiebeanne@hotmail.com (or bring to the FELC office) with the title/author for up to three books. Each book should be 450 pages or less, and available through the Austin Public Library. We especially request suggestions of shorter books, 200 pages or less, since we plan to alternate “quick-read” books with average-length books again on this year’s list.