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 this Sunday - Bee Cave Elementary School
Creating a Church of the Cross Database
Safeguarding God’s Children Training
Visiting the Painted Churches
Daily Scripture Readings and Prayers
Worship this Sunday, June 26th 9:30 AM at the Bee Cave Elementary School 14300 Hamilton Pool Road
Scriptures in Worship: Galatians 5:1, 13-25; Luke 9:51-62
Guest Preacher: The Rev. Leslie Stewart; Diocesan Missioner for Congregational Vitality—New Communities
After Worship: Please plan to stay after worship this Sunday for a congregational update on the building process.
Children’s Chapel for children age three and up takes place during the service this Sunday. The children begin in worship with their households, and after the prayer for the day are led out for their chapel time. The children return to the worship area to receive communion with their families.
Nursery care is available for children under three throughout the morning.
The service will be streamed live on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ecclaketravis, and will post soon after the service is completed for viewing during the week.
Monday, June 27th 7:00 PM ECC Parents’ Meeting; via Zoom
We invite the parents of the ECC to a gathering via Zoom for continued conversation around learning and fellowship possibilities for parents in the fall. Zoom information is below:
To join via cell phone: +13462487799,,85465389446#,,,,*640750# US (Houston)
+12532158782,,85465389446#,,,,*640750# US (Tacoma)
Dial by your location: +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston); +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma); +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose); +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago); +1 929 205 6099 US (New York); +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
Thursday, June 30th Bible Study: Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 6:00 PM Pot-Luck Supper; 7:00 PM Study
Please contact Paul Johnson at [email protected] for location.
Friday, July 1st Friday Morning Men’s Fellowship 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM at Hat Creek Burger in Lakeway
Gather for a few minutes to share a meal, fellowship and dwell in the scriptures for a bit.
Creating a Church of the Cross Database
The ECC is creating an electronic database using a system called Church Planning Center. This will create a database that will be easily accessible from your computer and will make it possible for us to be in contact with one another directly.
Creating a profile is relatively simple. Instructions for doing so are below. As well, we will have persons available after worship on Sunday, July 3rd and Sunday, July 17th to help any of us who need assistance to create a profile.
In this system, each of us chooses individually what information, if any, we would like to be visible to the remainder of the community. And only persons who are part of Church of the Cross are included in the database or have access to it.
Directions for logging into Planning Center and creating a profile:
Enter your mobile phone number and then your email address to create an account. Planning Center will send you a text with a code to access the system. Use the code from the text to log in and create a profile.
To build your profile, select the down arrow in the top right corner and select profile. You’ll be able to add/edit your information.
Click on “directory.”
Only individual profiles can be created. Each person needs to create their own profile.
If there are children in your household, we invite you to make accounts for them and we will assemble you as a “household” within the Planning Center system.
The information you are putting into the system is available and visible only to Church of the Cross staff.
Sometime after you register, we will send you a link to join the directory. With this link you can select which contact information you would like to make accessible to members of Church of the Cross. The information you indicate will be visible to people logged into the Church of the Cross Planning Center site.
Safeguarding God’s Children Training Saturday, July 16th 9:00AM via Zoom
Safeguarding God’s Children is a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas that ensures that Church of the Cross and all congregations in this diocese are safe and encouraging communities for the children in our churches.
Every member of Church of the Cross is encouraged to be certified in Safeguarding God’s Children. The certification process includes an interview, an application, reference checks, a background check, and training in the Safeguarding policies of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. Paul will be leading a training via Zoom beginning at 9:00 AM on Saturday, July 16th.
To begin the process, please be in touch with Paul Johnson at [email protected]. Thank you!
Monday, July 18th Visiting the Painted Churches
The ECC has reservations to do a tour of the painted churches on Monday, July 18th. The tour will start at 10am at the Schulenberg Chamber of Commerce, 618 Main Street, Schulenberg. We will visit four churches and the cost will be $20 per person. The tour generally takes about three hours, and all who care to do so are invited to share lunch after the tour. Please look for more information on our visit to the Painted Churches in future Daily Cross email communications!
Daily Scripture Readings For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, “Abba! Father!” it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God.” -Romans 8:15-16
Sunday, June 26:
Morning Psalm: 118 Evening Psalm: 145
Numbers 21: 4-9; 21-35; Acts 17:12-34; Luke 13:10-17
Monday, June 27:
Morning Psalm: 106:1-18 Evening Psalm: 106:19-48
Numbers 22:1-21; Romans6:12-23; Matthew 21:12-22
Tuesday, June 28:
Morning Psalms: 121, 122, 123 Evening Psalms: 124, 125, 126, 127
Numbers 22:21-38; Romans 7:1-12; Matthew 21:23-32
Wednesday, June 29:
Morning Psalm: 119:145-176 Evening Psalms: 128, 129, 130
Numbers 22:41-23:12; Romans 7:13-25; Matthew 21:33-46
Thursday, June 30:
Morning Psalms: 131, 132, 133 Evening Psalms: 134, 135
Numbers 23:11-26; Romans 8:1-11; Matthew 22:1-14
Friday, July 1:
Morning Psalms: 140, 142 Evening Psalms: 141, 143
Numbers 24:1-13; Romans 8:12-17; Matthew 22:15-22
Saturday, July 2:
Morning Psalms: 137, 144 Evening Psalm: 104
Numbers 24:12-25; Romans 8:18-25; Matthew 22:23-40
Into your hands, O Lord, we commit ourselves this day. Give to each one of us a watchful, humble, and diligent spirit, that we may seek in all things to know your will, and when we know it may perform it gladly, to the honor and glory of your name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
-A Prayer of Self-Dedication
O God, who has taught us that we are most truly free when we find our wills in yours, help us to gain this liberty by continual surrender unto you, that we may walk in the way which you have ordained for us and in doing your will may find our life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
-A Prayer for Self-Surrender
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.
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