adult formation on Sundays


Our Sunday School hour starts at 9:15 Sunday mornings. Currently, the following courses are on offer: 


Bible Study for Sunday's Scriptures, Parish Hall, Classroom 1, at 9:15 a.m.

Would you like to learn more about the Bible stories we listen to in church? Join adults of all ages as we gather to hear, mark, learn, and inwardly digest the great big over-arching story of the Bible delivered weekly through our class. Every Sunday is a complete lesson so join us any Sunday you are able. Join our leader, Karen Burnup and others every Sunday in the Parish Hall, Classroom 1, at 9:15 a.m. Please note that we are on break during the summer but will resume in the fall.


The Letter to the Ephesians Class with Interim Rector Fr. Mike, Sundays at 9:15 a.m., Parish Hall, Classroom 2, September 8 - November 24

St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians is, first and foremost, "the gospel of the Church." It sets forth God's purpose to create through Jesus Christ, a new society which will stand against the background of an old, dying world. This new society is characterized by life, unity and reconciliation; not death, division and alienation.


Ephesians is an excellent summary of Christian "good news." Paul envisions for the Church to be a vehicle of this new society, whether it is in his day or in current times. It is towards the fulfillment of this vision that Ephesians gives us a stimulus and a hope.


From September 8 to November 24, we will gather twelve times and look closely at this epistle, called by William Barclay as the "queen of the epistles." Typically, we read about fifteen verses each week, taking three or four verses at a time. I will offer some remarks, verse by verse, and solicit any comments or questions. This process is repeated three or four times. Each class commences with some introductory comments, and an explanation of the context of the passage for the day.


I invite you to join us in classroom #2 of the Parish Hall on Sunday mornings at 9:15, as together we may, by the grace of God, bear witness to a new society in this community of St. Richard's and beyond. (Fr. Mike)


L.I.F.T. (Living in Faith Together) for Couples and Singles with Younger Kids, Lead by Wendy Stocker, Sundays at 9:15 a.m., Ridley Room, Beginning September 8

Join couples and singles with younger children for a supportive coffee hour that makes space for reflections and prayers. There won't be homework, but definitely great conversation! This fall we'll explore the Godspeed video series that dares us each to live more richly in our community, quality of life and relationships. For questions, contact Wendy Stocker, skstocker06@gmail.com



WOMEN'S FALL BIBLE STUDY

Please join us for a 7 session study on Jonah by Prisciclla Shirer starting with introductory video on August 26th at 7pm in Fellowship Hall Room 2 (enter West Door across from Labyrinth).  We will meet every other Monday ending before Thanksgiving. The workbook can be purchased at Lifeway store or website and on Amazon. For more information. Contact Alice McDow,  alice.mcdow@gmail.com

Women's Wednesday bible study in parish hall, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Ladies Bible Study is reading John, A 12-Week Study by Justin Buzzard (Knowing the Bible series by Crossway). We meet from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday mornings in the Parish Hall, Classroom 2. For more information, contact Cathy Mandell (512) 258-2008.

Ushers

Ushers are among the first to arrive at church, to prepare the church for the congregation; we see that the church is in proper condition to receive guests, and we see that required worship service items are distributed to the congregation as needed. 


Contact: Aubrie Wade at  briea81@yahoo.com.

Lay Eucharistic Ministers

Lay Eucharistic Ministers and Lector assist our clergy in worship services by reading the lessons, leading the prayers, and administering the chalice. Some also assist by taking communion to our members who are home-bound, sick, or in nursing homes. 


Contact our Verger serving Lectors and Lay Eucharistic Ministers: Duke DuTeil,   dukeduteil@gmail.com.



Wondering when you're scheduled to serve next? 

Current schedule is posted here.


ALTAR GUILD

Our Altar Guild is responsible for most of the behind the scenes work necessary to make worship happen. If you're looking for transforming, important work to do at St. Richard's, join the Altar Guild today. Please contact Sheila Shirley at sljshirley@gmail.com.

oLd timer's mens Group

Join the Old Timer's Mens Group. We typically gather the second Thursday of the month for lunch. If you want more information or are interested in being a part of this group, please contact the Church Office.


Community of hope

The Community of Hope is a group of committed lay people who have been trained as Eucharistic Visitors. Their heart is for those who have a difficult time making it to church on Sunday. They visit those parishioners that are home-bound, in hospitals or other private medical facilities. The caregiver visits, prays and shares the Good News of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist with the care-receiver and their family. 


Contact: Bob Moody, r.l.moody@sbcglobal.net.

Episcopal church women (ECW)

All women attending St. Richards are automatically eligible to participate in ECW activities, which includes fellowship, Bible study, retreats, outreach and support for families within the church. If you are interested in ECW, please contact the Church Office.

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 Glen Kercher, gak@glenkercher.com

Daughters of the King

The Order of the Daughters of the KIng (DOK) is a spiritual sisterhood of women dedicated to a life of Prayer, Service and Evangelism. As individuals, our goal is to grow closer to our Lord through prayer and Bible study so that we may serve Him in whatever capacity our gifts and talents allow. 


We meet each month on the first Sunday after the 10:30 service in the Ridley room. We will be starting a training for anyone who interested in joining the order. If you want information or want to register for the class, please contact Linda Parry at lparry33148@gmail.com.

Family Ministry

We know that we have the opportunity to do our very best in the next five years to make sure that hundreds of children and students that are connected to God the Holy Trinity and one another, drawn by the gospel vibe at St. Richard’s. How? By making sure we support a faithful and life-giving network of leaders and parents at St. Richard's who seek to connect the Holy Mysteries with every day life. How do we take our next steps in this ministry with children? For more information, contact our Assistant Rector for Family Ministry, the Rev. Kelly Jennings at kelly.jennings@saintrichards.org or you may contact the church office at (512) 255-5436.

Choir

We make a joyful noise to the Lord and are very blessed to serve in His name. Join us at seven o’clock on Tuesday nights for rehearsal. 


Contact:  Scott McNulty at scott.mcnulty@saintrichards.org

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  Parish Hall, Room 1 on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 11:00 a.m..  Any local area veteran is welcome. Contact Warren Gillespie at texgill@sbcglobal.net

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 our Upcoming Events page on St. Richard's website  for dates and times. 

Fifty PLUS GROUP

Fifty Plus is for you, especially if you know someone fifty years or more and you are interested in great conversations over good food once a month. The Fifty Plus Dinner group is for adults age 50 and up, both singles, couples, and their guests that meet for fellowship and fun on a monthly basis. Our goal is to prove that St. Richard’s great big welcome is most certainly true by nurturing acquaintances and friendships among church members and people who are membership by providing an easy going time of fellowship. We meet at restaurants and member homes, usually the third weekend of the month. Please contact the Church Office if you are interested in joining the 50+ group.


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