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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 & Children's Ministry this Sunday
  • Teaching after worship
  • Creating a Life Tool-Kit
  • Weekly Bible Study
  • Holy Baptism
  • Book group reading
  • Daily Scripture Readings and Prayers
Weekend Worship & Children's Ministry
This Sunday, October 2nd

The Feast of St. Francis
9:30 AM at the Bee Cave Elementary School
14300 Hamilton Pool Road

During Worship - The Blessing of the Animals
Please bring a photo of your pet, and we’ll pray over you and your friend who shares your home. We’ll have St. Francis medals and certificates to distribute.
Scriptures in Worship: Psalm 121; Matthew 11:25-30
 

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.

This Sunday’s Worship bulletin can be found here.
Teaching after worship
The Story of the Episcopal Church: Our Origins
 

Please be with us for a few minutes after worship this Sunday when we will share the story of the Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion and how that story has formed us and informed our expression of the ancient faith we live today. We’ll gather in the hallway next to the cafeteria. Come along, and join in some good conversation and fellowship! See you there, friends.



Sunday evening, October 2nd

Creating a Life Tool-Kit: 
A time for learning and connection for parents

4:00PM-5:15PM
Hill Country Indoor, 13875 Bee Cave Parkway

Registration and information on our speakers can be found here.
Child-care is provided for all gatherings
 
Sunday, October 2nd: 
Navigating Daily Life: How can we all walk well in our daily lives?

Presenter: Cindy Austin, LPC
Hill Country Indoor
13875 Bee Cave Parkway, Bee Cave

Everyday life is filled with all sorts of challenges. Parents care for the home and their children, many while working a full-time job. Children and youth have school and activities. Time seems to be a precious commodity. We will walk away from this session with practices that help us navigate the complexities everyday life.
Registration and information on our speakers can be found here.


Cindy is a psychotherapist, relational expert and motivational speaker who brings to our time together more than twenty years of experience working with all walks of life and all types of relationships. She has turned her own defeats and relational mishaps into her most powerful message. No matter your profession or your age or stage of life, the quality of your relationships are at the foundation of whether or not you are actually living a fulfilling life!
 


Next Week - Sunday, October 9th: 
Social Media and Screens:  How can we all practice healthy use of screens and social media?
Presenter: Dusty Byrd, LPC
Thursday, October 6th
Weekly Bible Study
II Corinthians
At the home of Ellen & Richard Pace

108 Highlander in Lakeway

Gather at 6:00 PM for Dinner. The study begins at 7:00 PM.
One can order supper for delivery from CraigO’s Pizza and Pastaria at www.craigositalian.com/lakeway.
Come along, and join in this time of fellowship and dwelling deeply in the scriptures!
Sunday, October 9th
Holy Baptism
9:30 AM Worship and Children’s Ministry


If there is someone in your household to be baptized, please let us know at [email protected].  
Beginning Wednesday, October 19th
Book Group reading The Book of Joy


Vivel Crepes
2011 Main Street, Suite 500, in The Oaks at Lakeway
6:30pm Gather for supper
7pm Conversation begins

The best-selling Book of Joy is a series of reflections from Desmond Tutu and the Dali Lama, two of the great spiritual leaders of our age. Together, they share their reflections on the practices of joy. If we’re looking to ponder the grace of joy, even to find greater joy in the world and our lives, we invite you to be part of this book study.  For more information, please contact Tommy Coleman at [email protected].

Daily Scripture Readings
“This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”  -Psalm 118:24
 
Sunday, October 2:
Morning Psalm:             118                  Evening Psalm:              145
Hosea 13:4-14; I Corinthians 2:6-16; Matthew 14:1-12
 
Monday, October 3:
Morning Psalm:             106:1-18           Evening Psalm:              106:19-48
Hosea 14:1-9; Acts 22:30-23:11; Luke 6:39-49
 
Tuesday, October 4:
Morning Psalms:           121, 122, 123    Evening Psalms:            124, 125, 126, 127
Micah 1:1-9; Acts 23:12-24; Luke 7:1-17
 
Wednesday, October 5:
Morning Psalm:             119:145-176     Evening Psalms:            128, 129, 130
Micah 2:1-13; Acts 23:23-35; Luke 7:18-35
 
Thursday, October 6:
Morning Psalms:           131, 132, 133    Evening Psalms:            134, 135
Micah 3:1-8, Acts 24:1-23; Luke 7:36-50
 
Friday, October 7:
Morning Psalms:           140, 142           Evening Psalms:            141, 143
Micah 3:9-4:5; Acts 24:24-25:12; Luke 8:1-15
 
Saturday, October 8:
Morning Psalms:           137, 144           Evening Psalm:              104
Micah 5:1-4, 10-13; Acts 25:13-27; Luke 8:16-25
 
 
Prayers
 
O God, who to save us did give your only-begotten Son, stir us with such love toward you that we may gladly share whatever you have entrusted to us of life and strength, influence and love, money and time, for the relief of the world’s sorrow and the coming of your Kingdom.  Amen.
          -A Prayer for the Will to Share from Philip Parham
 
O heavenly Father, who has filled the world with beauty:  Open our eyes to behold your gracious hand in all your works; that, rejoicing in your whole creation, we may learn to serve you with gladness; for the sake of him through whom all things were made, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.
          -A Prayer for Joy in God’s Creation
 
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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