Weekly Update – March 18

COMPANION CAFE MENU THIS WEEK
Wednesday, March 18
Serving 6-7 pm
$4 per plate

Hamburger Stroganoff with Egg Noodles
Green Beans with Rosemary
Spinach Pear Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

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WEDNESDAY LENT WORSHIP
Dinner Church: Stories of Food and Faith

Wednesday evening Lent worship services combine the Companion Café dinner
with evening prayer around the tables in the fellowship hall. We’ll listen
to biblical stories about food and faith. Dinner begins serving at 6 PM.
Worship is from 6:30 to 7:15 PM.

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Lutheran BREWtherhood Returns!
Thursday, March 19
7:30 pm, Shoal Creek Saloon

Join men of the church for a brotherly gathering with conversation and food
and drink of your choice. In addition to talking about whatever you want to
talk about, Pastor Coffey will share information about the men’s retreat he
will be leading in November at Ghost Ranch, and plans will be discussed for
the annual chicken BBQ on April 26. All men are invited and inviting a
friend is great. Shoal Creek Saloon is located at 909 N. Lamar.

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CHILDREN AND FAMILY CORNER

Children’s Formation resumes on Sunday. In light of Patrick of Ireland and
the cancellation of our Lenten retreat, I’d like to offer what I had
planned around Celtic Christianity. So…Please try to have your children
here the next two weeks.

Sunday, March 22 at 9:45am we’ll have a short discussion and begin watching
the movie, The Secret of Kells.

Sunday, March 29 at 9:45am we’ll finish watching The Secret of Kells, get
to see some of the spiritual artwork contained in The Book of Kells(which
the movie is based on), and create our own Illuminated Manuscripts.

Godly Play will be offered during the 11am service. We continue with the
Faces of Easter. This week we’ll experience Jesus as healer and parable maker.

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YOUTH HAPPENINGS

Our fundraising efforts are in full-force and we are so grateful for all
the support! Please make plans to come to church on Sunday and help out.

Sunday March 22nd Plan to arrive at 9:30am. We need to get folks signed-up
to bring items for the Easter brunch and continue with our stock sales. I
need at least two youth present after the 8:30 service and two youth
present after the 11am service to help with this.

Sunday March 29th Exact same needs as described on March 22nd.

Saturday April 4th plan to arrive at 2pm to help prepare and cook for the
Easter Brunch fundraiser.

Thanks for all your efforts!

Peace.
Jimmy Wright

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The Hesed Lecture Series
Friday and Saturday, March 26-27
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

On Friday and Saturday March 26-27, the Hispanic Student Association and
the African American Student Group at Austin Presbyterian Theological
Seminary are hosting the Hesed Lecture Series! Our theme this year is
Building Safe Neighborhoods?

The term Hesed–???– is the Hebrew word for Mercy, Loving-kindness, and
Justice. HESED is the center of our discussions. This is a prime
opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions about safe communities and
we hope you will consider joining us and encouraging others to do so as well.

The goal is simple: To open up discussion and dialogue involving city and
state government, the church, and people from surrounding communities. Our
desire is to learn from each other and empower voices both from within and
outside of the church to advocate for one another.

This two day gathering will provide an interactive environment from which
to connect, share ideas, and implement plans for the community that go
beyond a secular context, expanding into a biblical one for the greater
good of all citizens.

This year’s speakers are Rev. Freddie D. Haynes III from Friendship West
Baptist Church in Dallas, TX and Attorney Virginia Raymond from Austin, TX

Thanks in advance for supporting this important event and sharing this
information with others.

Location: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
100 East 27th Street, Austin, 78705
(713) 557-6520

When: Friday, March 27, 2015 at 7:00pm- 9:00pm (evening reception)

Saturday, March 28, 2015 8:30am-1:30pm (breakfast & lunch provided free of charge)

Cost: Free to the Public

Registration:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-hesed-lecture-series-at-austin-presbyterian-theological-seminary-registration-15839696960?aff=eac2

If you have additional questions, contact Travis Gould: tegould85@gmail.com or (830) 328-3068.