Weekly Update – June 3

Planning Meeting Date: Wednesday June 4

As Vicar Kwame closes out her Internship Project, Save the Date for August 3,
2014 Sunday from 1-5 pm for the Social Justice Ministry Fair/Concert to be held
here at First English. The purpose for this event is connecting ourselves, our
sister Lutheran churches and our ecumenical partners with those organizations
out there; because sometimes we within our own communities don’t realize that we
are united, fighting the same fight. So save the date!

If you would like to be on the planning committee for this endeavour, then please contact Vicar Kwame: vicar@felcaustin.org. A planning meeting is set for Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 6 pm here at FELC.



Sunday, June 8, we celebrate the presence and call of the Spirit on this 50th (Pente) day at the conclusion of the Easter season. We will affirm our vocation as people of faith and be sent as light in the world. All are invited to wear the color red, the primary color for the fire and power of the Holy Spirit.


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:


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!

Art by Theo Northcutt will be featured on Sunday June 8.



During May and June you have the opportunity to help with a project benefiting Drive-A-Senior (formerly known as Faith In Action). We are asking that you
donate your old shoes. From May 18 – June 30 there will be a marked collection box in the hall. We accept all types of shoes, male or female, sneakers or high
heels. This unique fundraising program provides Drive-A-Senior with a sum of money based on the number of shoes collected; so please donate as many shoes as possible.

The program known as Funds2org.com and Soles4Souls contracts with established micro-enterprise distributors to transport and distribute used shoes to Central America, South America, and Africa. Look for more description in the June Echoes newsletter.

For additional information on giving contact Pat Thomas at (512) 441-1485.

An article about this organization was published in Forbes magazine, accessible online via this link:



Enjoy Rest, Reflection, Renewal and Relationship as only FELC Women can!

Plans are in the works for a women’s mini-retreat on Saturday, June 21 at the home of Lois Holck, (512) 327–8501— lots of trees, decks, and a swimming pool! It will be a lightly-programmed day with ample free time, beginning at 10 am and ending after dinner.

All you need to bring is:

· Your swimsuit and a towel if you want to swim
· One item to add to a salad that we’ll build together, (drinks, bread, and dessert provided)
· $10 (cash or a check made out to Barbara Schutz) for dinner

Don’t miss this special time together! Just RSVP to Barbara at bschutz@sbcglobal.net or (512) 328-0587 by June 14 so that we’ll have enough of everything! Can’t wait!!!


A NIGHT AT THE BALLPARK – Ticket Order Deadline June 12

All Lutheran Church Members can receive 1/2 price tickets through forms available in the Church Office and in the Narthex; OR click on this link to download form: Lutheran night at the ballpark
Infield reserved seats (Sections 113–125) $7.58 each. Kids 2 & under are free.