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The mission of the Episcopal Church of the Cross is to love the Lord our God with all our heart, and soul, and strength, and mind; and our neighbor as ourselves.  We are the ECC:  Loving God and our Neighbors.
In this edition of the Daily Cross…
  • Worship with Church of the Cross 
  • New Mailing Address for ECCLT
  • June Worship Ministry Signups
  • A worship service in thanksgiving for the life, ministry, and witness of Carie Jones                                                                           
  • Common Threads
  • Men's Morning Fellowship
  • Mobile Loaves and Fishes
  • Safeguarding Certification
  • Bingo Benefit
  • Parents Night Out
  • Bowling - Sunday, June 21st
  • Daily Scripture Readings
  • Prayers

Sunday, May 26
Trinity Sunday

9:30 AM Worship and Children’s Ministry
18101 W. Highway 71, Suite 120
Texts in worship:  Isaiah 6:1-8; John 3:1-17
This Sunday’s worship bulletin can be found here.  The service will be streamed at facebook.com/ecclaketravis.
During Worship:  Prayers over all the graduates.
After worship:  Breakfast tacos!
 
New Mailing Address for the Episcopal Church of the Cross
Our new mailing address is 18101 W. Highway 71, Suite 120; Austin, TX  78738
 
 
June Worship Ministry Sign-Ups…
…can be found here.
 
Saturday, May 25; 2:00 PM
A worship service in thanksgiving for the life, ministry, and witness of Carie Jones
For all who have died in the hope of the resurrection, and for all the departed, let us pray to the Lord.
 
Tuesday, May 28--Common Threads
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
At the home of Sue Peterson
Common Threads is a group at the ECCLT who meet weekly to knit and do other sorts of handwork.  Gatherings begin with sharing a meal.  Please bring something to share!  All are welcome and you don’t have to know how to knit! We have lefties and righties who can teach you. If you are new to knitting, we have supplies to share to get you started. For more information, please contact Judy Cariker at [email protected].
 
Friday, May 31--Men’s Morning Fellowship
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Hat Creek Burger
1602 RR 620 S. in Lakeway
Gather for fellowship, to share a meal, and dwell in the scriptures.
For more information, please contact Paul Johnson at [email protected].
 
Tuesday, June 4
Mobile Loaves and Fishes
Meet at the Warehouse at Lake Hills Church at 5:30 PM
Please let us know you’ll be part of this fun ministry of fellowship and sharing by being in touch with Paul Johnson at [email protected]
Safeguarding Certification
The Safeguarding Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas is how we ensure that the Church of the Cross community is the safest, most affirming, most life-giving community we can be for people of all ages.  We are all invited to be certified in the Safeguarding ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas.
               The steps for being qualified in Safeguarding are:
1.            Be known to the congregation at least six months.
2.            Contact Paul Johnson at [email protected] to initiate the application process, the first step of which is a phone interview with Paul.
3.            Complete an online application.
4.            In this application, one gives permission for a background check.
5.            In this application, one also provides four references.
6.            Completion of the necessary Safeguarding Training.
               To begin the Safeguarding certification process, please contact Paul Johnson at [email protected] or 512-695-2803.
               Thank you.
 
Friday, June 14
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Bingo at Church of the Cross!
To benefit Addicus’ Legacy Dog Rescue
All are welcome!

Mark your calendars…
…Parents’ Night Out
Friday, June 21st
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friends are invited!
 
Parents’ Night Out is a ministry of the Episcopal Church of the Cross to give moms, dads, and all caregivers an evening away, knowing that their children are well cared for.
               We’ll feed the kids supper; play some games; do some crafts; have a lesson; and there will be some guest presenters to make the evening special.
               Doors will open at 5:00 PM, and supper will be at 5:30 PM.
               In order to ensure that we have the proper level of care for the children, we are asking one another to register our children for these gatherings.  Please look to future Daily Cross emails for registration material.
               A second Parents’ Night Out is scheduled for Friday, July 19th.
               Thank you!
 
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Father’s Day—Sunday, June 21st
Family Bowling!
2:00 PM at High Five
Bowling and Pizza!
               We’re going bowling this Father’s Day afternoon—Sunday, June 21st—at High Five!  We’ll have some fun bowling, and having some pizza and sodas, and displaying our skills on the lanes!  All are invited!  Please let us know you’ll be attending by contacting our Administrative Assistant, Jesse Johnson, and [email protected].  Thank you!
 

Daily Scripture Readings
“You are indeed my rock and my fortress; for your name’s sake lead me and guide me.”  -Psalm 31:3

 

Sunday, May 26 (Trinity Sunday):
Morning Psalms:              146, 147              Evening Psalms:                111, 112, 113
Job 38:1-11; 42:1-5; Revelation 19:4-16; John 1:29-34
 
Monday, May 27:
Morning Psalm:                25                          Evening Psalms:                9, 13
Proverbs 10:1-12; I Timothy 1:1-17; Matthew 12:22-32
 
Tuesday, May 28:
Morning Psalms:              26, 28                   Evening Psalms:                36, 39
Proverbs 15:16-33; I Timothy 1:18-2:8; Matthew 12:33-42
 
Wednesday, May 29:
Morning Psalm:                38                          Evening Psalm:                  19:25-48
Proverbs 17:1-20; I Timothy 3:1-16; Matthew 12:43-50
 
Thursday, May 30:
Morning Psalm:                37:1-18                Evening Psalm:                  37:19-42
Proverbs 21:30-22:6; I Timothy 5:1-16; Matthew 13:24-30
 
Friday, May 31:
Morning Psalm:                31                          Evening Psalm:                  35
Proverbs 23:19-21, 29-24:2; I Timothy 5:17-25; Matthew 13:31-35
 
Saturday, June 1:
Morning Psalms:              30, 32                   Evening Psalms:                42, 43
Proverbs 25:15-28; I Timothy 6:6-21; Matthew 13:36-43

 

 

 Prayers
 

Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity:  Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.
               -The Collect for Trinity Sunday
 
Loving God, we remember before you this Memorial Day weekend the men and women who have given their lives in service to this nation.  Gather them to your heavenly banquet table; and may their souls, and the souls of all the departed, rest in peace.  Comfort, we pray, those who grieve, and send upon them your Spirit of Consolation.  Inspire us to live into the highest ideals of this land.  And bring, we pray, peace to our nation and all the nations.  In your Holy Name we pray.  Amen.
               -A Prayer for Memorial Day
 
Heavenly Father, in you we live and move and have our being:  We humbly pray you so to guide and govern us by your Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of our life we may not forget you, but may remember that we are ever walking in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.
               -A Prayer for Guidance
 
O God, it is your will to hold both heaven and earth in a single peace.  Let the design of your great love shine upon all humanity; and grant us your peace among the nations, peace in our homes, and peace in our hearts.  Amen.
               -A Prayer for Peace from the New Zealand Book of Common Prayer

 
The ministry of Church of the Cross is supported by the Episcopal Diocese of Texas and the tithes and offerings of the community and friends.  Gifts in support of Church of the Cross can be set up online, through text messaging or checks/cash. Click here for more information and links.
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