Weekly Update – July 8

Wednesday, July 9

Calling all youth grades 6-12. We have been invited to join the youth of St. David’s Episcopal Church for movie night. We’ll choose between Lego Movie, the Princess Bride, Cool Running’s, or something along those lines, eat lots of popcorn and other movie theater candy favorites. Invite your friends and make new ones!

We will leave First English at 5:15 pm and have dinner at St. David’s, followed by the movie. Return to FELC around 9 pm.

Please contact me (Jimmy) ASAP and let me know you’re coming. I need to make sure we have enough transportation to get us there and back. E-mail to:formation@felcaustin.org or text me at (440) 985-8981.

Look for more news from me in the weekly e-mail at the upcoming menu link “Jimmy’s Intersection” OR go to the Children and Youth Page on the FELC Web site.

Jimmy’s Intersection for Youth
Jimmy’s Intersection for Children & Families


(the NVC Group)
Wednesday, July 9 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.



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.


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!



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!



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.