Upcoming events

  • Newcomers Lunch Sunday, May 7

    Are you new to St. Richard’s? Whether it’s your first visit or you’ve been here awhile, we invite you to join us for our Newcomers’ Lunch Sunday, May 7, immediately following the 10:30 service in the Parish Hall. R.S.V.P. by calling Liza at (512) 255-5436 or email liza.moore@saintrichards.org.

  • Gospel of John Bible Study with Fr. Zac

    Sundays at 9:15 a.m. in Parish Hall, Meeting Room 1,

    Beginning May 7th

    Have you ever taken a deep dive into just one Gospel? This summer, with Fr. Zac, we’ll spend 12 weeks getting to know St. John and his beloved, spiritual, poetic, wild, and weird Gospel. A formation class like this gives us some room to explore this profound text together, and ask questions like: How is Jesus different in this Gospel than in the other three? What argument might John be making in this chapter? Why does Jesus cleanse the temple at the beginning in John, but at the end in Luke? What’s all this “In the beginning was the Word” business? Come and see John, and get to know Jesus. Feel free to drop in and out. All ages are welcome. 

  • The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery

     Sundays, May 7 - June 18 at 9:15 am, 

    Meeting Room 2 in the Parish Hall

    Ignorance is bliss―except in self-awareness. What you don’t know about yourself can hurt you and your relationships―and even keep you in the shallows with God. Do you want help figuring out who you are and why you’re stuck in the same ruts?


    Starting Sunday, May 7 join Brenda and Jody Fry in Meeting Room 2 in the Parish Hall at 9:15 to be introduced to the Enneagram is an ancient personality type system with an uncanny accuracy in describing how human beings are wired, both positively and negatively. 


    Using a brilliantly simple primer The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile

    discover a practical, comprehensive way of accessing Enneagram wisdom and exploring its connections with Christian spirituality for a deeper knowledge of ourselves, compassion for others, and love for God. 


    Not only will you learn more about yourself, but you will also start to see the world through other people’s eyes, understanding how and why people think, feel, and act the way they do. Beginning with changes you can start making today, the wisdom of the Enneagram can help take you further along into who you really are―leading you into places of spiritual discovery you would never have found on your own, and paving the way to the wiser, more compassionate person you want to become.


    Sundays, May 7 - June 18 at 9:15 am, Meeting Room 2 in the Parish Hall. Sign up and order your copy of The Road Back to You today. 

  • Adult Confirmation Sunday

    Sunday, May 21

    Bishop Dena Harrison Presiding

    Confirmation is the rite in which we express a mature commitment to Christ, and receive strength from the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop. It is the next step to take after baptism-a public profession of faith that tells the secular world you're unafraid to be marked as a Christian, and member of this Episcopal tribe in particular. If you're interested in being confirmed or have any questions or concerns, please contact Fr. Zac, and plan to attend the upcoming Foundations course. 

  • Adult Foundations Course

    Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. with Fr. Zac

    April 19 - May 17

    What do Episcopalians believe? What do Christian believe for that matter? Over 5 weeks in this course, we'll unpack the basics of the Christian faith, the fundamentals of Anglican doctrine, the history of our tradition as a whole, and we'll dig deeply into the sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist in particular. While the course is required for those preparing for Confirmation, it is open to all-spiritual seekers, novices, veterans, doubters, and saints. This is a great opportunity to explore the beauty of our faith together, while perhaps making some new friends along the way. 

  • St. Richard's Fill the Freezer Project

    Help St. Richard’s show the Lord’s affections to others in Jesus’ name by helping us fill our new Parish Hall freezer! 

    1.  It’s easy. So, take a deep breath, and say a prayer offering your loving work to the Lord and for the benefit of His work in the lives of the recipients of this wonderful meal that you are making.

    2.  Make your casserole or whatever this one dish wonder is. Ready it to be frozen, indicating by way of an attached label or sticker who made what and when, cooking directions for the return of a dish, and so forth.

    3.  Tell Barbara Geiter, our Vestry Member for Pastoral Care at bgeiter143@yahoo.com or (512) 674-5333. When she hears that someone might need a meal, she’ll connect with staff or others who have signed up to distribute the meal. 

    4.  Deliver on Sunday morning, making arrangements with Barbara Geiter.


    * If you want to distribute meals, please let Barbara know that too.


  • 1st Sunday Breakfast May 7

    We will have our next Parish Breakfast Sunday, May 7.We hope you join us, and please think about being a part of this ministry. This is a great opportunity to serve your brothers and sisters in Christ, build relationships and have fun at the same time! On the 1st Sunday of each month a team of volunteers will prepare and serve breakfast from 8:30 - 10:00 in our new Parish Hall kitchen. We welcome individuals, couples, friends or entire ministry groups.  If you are interested in this ministry, please email or phone Becca Johnson at granbee@austin.rr.com or 512-428-6549.

  • Training on Parish Hall Kitchen

    Two of our own professional chefs, Kathy Stites and Mary McCaskey have graciously agreed to train people how to use the new parish hall kitchen equipment . I wouldn't be surprised if we are privileged to learn a few extra kitchen hints from these two very knowledgeable women! Please email Becca Johnson at granbee@austin.rr.com if you are interested in participating.


    Monday, April 17 at 10:00 and 11:00 - 2 sessions with Mary McCaskey

    Saturday, April 29 at 10:00 and 11:00 - 2 sessions with Kathy Stites


  • Hutto Small Group

    Do you live in or around Hutto?  If so, you are invited to join us for a casual gathering of breaking bread together and conversation.  We spend time getting to know each other outside the wonderful walls of Saint Richard’s and are leaning in to  watch God at work in our lives and Hutto. We typically gather on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm in restaurants around Hutto or someone’s home for a potluck supper.  If you are interested in joining us or want to know more, please contact David Todd at dtodd3279@outlook.com or through the church office and visit St. Richard's website at saintrichards.org for dates and times. We will meet May 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Tim & Lynell Tutor, and May 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rio Grande Restaurant (Hwy 79 @ Hwy 130 near Home Depot).

  • Holy Baptism at St. Richard's

    “Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body the Church. The bond which God establishes in Baptism is indissoluble."


    2017 Dates for Holy Baptism at St. Richard’s


    First Sunday after the Epiphany: the Baptism of the Lord, Sunday, January 8, 2017

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    The Fourth Sunday of Easter, May 7 at 10:30 am

    Pentecost, June 4 at 10:30 am

    Trinity Sunday, June 11 at 10:30 am

    All Saints, Wednesday, November 1 at 6:30 pm


    At times, and due to several personal circumstances, parents and godparents request our clergy to baptize their children on different days and in other locations than what has been published. Unopposed to “private” baptisms and always trusting the work of the Holy Spirit, our Rector considers each of these requests as they are made. 


    The 2017 Preparation for Holy Baptism at St. Richard’s


    To prepare for your Baptism or your child’s Baptism, contact the clergy of St. Richard's at (512) 255-5436. Once you submit this form, sign up for one of the following Baptism Forums:


    Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the Church Nave

    Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the Church Nave

    Saturday, June 3, 2017, 9:00 am - 10:00 am in the Church Nave

    Saturday, November 4, 2017, 9:00 am - 10:00 am in the Church Nave

  • Volunteer Opportunities at Round Rock Serving Center

    Help those in need in our community by giving of your time at the Round Rock Area Serving Center (RRASC). Join members of our parish at one or all of the St. Richard's Volunteer Day's! We would like to have 30 volunteers on each date. All are invited to participate. Mark your calendars now with the following dates:


    Wednesday, June 28th           10:30am-12:30pm

    Saturday, August 26th           10:30am-12:30pm

    Saturday, December 9th        10:30am-12:30pm


    The  RRASC also needs individual volunteers on a regular, on-going basis. Orientation is held on a regular basis and you determine how often you volunteer. There is an opportunity to fit everyone’s talents and time, so take a look! To find out more about how you can help please go to www.rrasc.org and click on Volunteer.

  • Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

    The Women's Wednesday Morning Bible Study will begin "Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl" by Lysa TerKeurst.

     

    “I really want to know God, personally and intimately.”


    Do those words resonate with you? Join us in six small group sessions beginning on April 5th at 9:30 am in the Ridley room. We will not meet on April 12th for Holy week and will conclude May 17th.With this study we will endeavor to discover how to:


    Build personal, two-way conversations with God.

    Study the Bible and experience life change for yourself.

    Cultivate great authenticity and depth in your relationships.

    Make disappointments work for you, not against you.

    Find incredible joy as you live out your faith in everyday circumstance


    For more information please contact Beverly Bordman at beverly.bordman@gmail.com.

  • VBS June 12-16, 9:00 a.m.-12 Noon

    VBS is right around the corner.  Parishioners who would enjoy exploring possibilities of a new, continually improving model of VBS are encouraged to contact Elizabeth Gibson at emgibson54@yahoo.com.


    If you would like to register your child for VBS, please fill out the form here and either email Elizabeth Gibson the completed form or drop off in the church office. Please submit payments at time of registration (checks made out to St. Richard's Episcopal Church). You may also make a payment online by clicking the 'Giving' button at the top of this page. On the next page scroll down to the 'St. Richard's Online Giving' where you will enter your amount and select the VBS Registration Fund. 


    Complimentary child care for children under three for volunteers staffing the program! Volunteers are needed for sets, games, imagination centers, music, registration, snacks, materials and leading small groups of about 6 children. We need about 50 volunteers this year...so sign up today in the Narthex, or by texting or emailing Elizabeth Gibson at 512-963-0054, emgibson54@yahoo.com.

  • Centering Prayer Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

    We love the idea of deepening our relationship with God, but we might need a little help. Come learn how through the practice of Centering Prayer.  Centering Prayer is an ancient method of Christian prayer which prepares us to receive the gift of God's presence, traditionally called contemplative prayer.  Every Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Church Nave.

  • Episcopal Veterans Fellowship

    Episcopal Veterans Fellowship is a community of veterans assisting each other home from war through confidential, non-judgmental fellowship addressing the soul repair stemming from moral injury, post-traumatic stress and survivor guilt issues. Veteran service to one another leading towards reconciliation at the Lord’s altar and transition to civilian life is our focus.  The EVF model is fashioned after the Hospitallers of St. Martin of Tours (a patron saint of warriors) in their receiving the Crusaders home from war in the Eleventh Century. St. Richard’s EVF meets in the Cranmer Room on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings of the month immediately following the 7 pm Eucharist Service - approximately 7:30 pm.  Any local area veteran is welcome. Contact Warren Gillespie at texgill@sbcglobal.net or 512-786-8888.

  • The Brotherhood of St. Andrew

    The Brotherhood of St. Andrew at Saint Richards Episcopal Church is part of an international ministry of men within the Anglican Communion who are committed to the spread of Christ’s Kingdom among men and boys through the disciplines of Prayer, Study, and Service. Any adult male interested in joining us to further Christ’s Kingdom is welcome. We meet every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. for fellowship, the sharing of personal concerns and requests, intellectual stimulation, spiritual renewal, and project planning. We also meet for breakfast at the Red Wagon at 8 a.m. just before our group meeting. Join us on one or both occasions. For more information contact Eric Whitfield (eric.whitfield.2013@gmail.com) or Glen Kercher (gak@glenkercher.com