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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
  • Coming up ...
  • Daily Scripture Readings and Prayers
Worship with Church of the Cross
This Sunday, February 5th

9:30 AM at Bee Cave Elementary School
14300 Hamilton Pool Road
Children’s Chapel and Nursery Care

Text in worship:  I Corinthians 2:1-16; Matthew 5:13-20
Guest Presider and Preacher:  The Rev. Cameron Spoor

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.
This week’s bulletin can be found here.

Coming Up…  
 

Friday, February 3rd
First Fridays!

Let’s share a meal, and pray together
6:00 PM Gather for a meal at Angel’s Ice House; 7:00 PM Evening Prayer
Angel’s Ice House
21815 Highway 71 in Spicewood

What are First Fridays? First Fridays are ECC community suppers held the first Friday of the month at a local child-friendly restaurant. We eat from 6:00-7:00pm, and then pray a short form of evening prayer before being on our way by 7:15pm. Come be with the ECC Friday, February 3rd beginning at 6:00 PM at Angel’s Ice House, locate at 21815 Highway 71 in Spicewood. We’ll share a meal; the kids can play on the playset; and then, we’ll say our prayers. See you then, friends!
 

Sunday, February 12th
9:30 AM Worship and Children’s Ministry
Bee Cave Elementary School
After Worship: Our Annual Congregational Meeting
Child-care will be available throughout the meeting
 

Wednesday, February 22nd—Ash Wednesday
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Imposition of Ashes Available at Austin Tea Xchange
13011 Shops Parkway in Bee Cave
 
7:00 PM—Ash Wednesday Liturgy
Holy Communion and the Imposition of Ashes
Lakeway Activity Center
105 Cross Creek in Lakeway
 

Tuesday, February 28th
Book Group Resumes

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
The Keller Williams Building: 1921 Lohmans Crossing
Reading The Good Life: Lessons from the World’s Longest Scientific Study of Happiness
Come along, and join in some good conversation with good friends around a good book! For more information, please contact Tommy Coleman at [email protected].
Daily Scripture Readings

“Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and prosper for us the work of our hands—O prosper the work of our hands.”  -Psalm 90:17
 

Sunday, February 5:
Morning Psalms:           93, 96               Evening Psalm:              34
Isaiah 57:14-21; Hebrews 12:1-6; John 7:37-46
 
Monday, February 6:
Morning Psalm:             80                    Evening Psalms:            77, 79
Isaiah 58:1-12; Galatians 6:11-18; Mark 9:30-41
 
Tuesday, February 7:
Morning Psalm:             78:1-39             Evening Psalm:              78:40-72
Isaiah 59:1-15; II Timothy 1:1-14; Mark 9:42-50
 
Wednesday, February 8:
Morning Psalm:             119:97-120       Evening Psalms:            81, 82
Isaiah 59:15-21; II Timothy 1:15-2:13; Mark 10:1-16
 
Thursday, February 9:
Morning Psalm:             83                    Evening Psalms:            85, 86
Isaiah 60:1-17; II Timothy 2:14-26; Mark 10:17-31
 
Friday, February 10:
Morning Psalm:             88                    Evening Psalms:            91, 92
Isaiah 61:1-9; II Timothy 3:1-17; Mark 10:32-45
 
Saturday, February 11:
Morning Psalms:           87,90                Evening Psalm:              136
Isaiah 61:10-62:5; II Timothy 4:1-8; Mark 10:46-52
 
 
Prayers
 
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 from Morning Prayer in the Book of Common Prayer
 
O gracious Light, pure brightness of the everliving Father in heaven, O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed!  Now as we come to the setting of the sun, and our eyes behold the vesper light, we sing your praises, O God:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  You are worthy at all times to be praised by happy voices, O Son of God, O Giver of life, and to be glorified through all the worlds.
          -The Phos Hilaron from Evening Prayer in the Book of Common Prayer
 
Almighty God, kindle, we pray, in every heart the true love of peace, and guide with your wisdom those who take counsel for the nations of the earth, that in tranquility your grace may increase until the earth is filled with the knowledge of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.
          -A Prayer for Peace
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