Upcoming Events

  • 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)

  • Women's Wednesday Morning Bible Study

    We meet from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall, Classroom 2. Our new study is the Book of Revelation, using a study guide by John MacArthur.

  • 3rd Annual Top Golf Chip in Benefiting Honduras Good Works

    Honduras Good Works, one of the ministries supported by the St. Richard’s, has been delivering aid directly to the people of Honduras for 20 years. Help us fund-raise by joining us at 5 pm on Sunday, September 29 for an evening of fun with Topgolf games, dinner, and a Silent and Live Auction. For more information, contact Brian McDonough (brian.mcdonough@hondurasgoodworks.org) or Cindy Smith (cindy.smith@utexas.edu) or register at www.hondurasgoodworks.org.

  • L.I.F.T. (Living in Faith Together) for Couples and Singles with Younger Kids, Led by Wendy Stocker, Sundays, 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, wkstocker06@gmail.com.

  • Film Club September 26, 7-8:30 p.m., Parish Hall, Classroom 1 with Aaron Kirk and Amy Nordhausen

    Like discussing movies and what they might mean to you or even the filmmakers themselves? Do you have thoughts on meaning, spirituality, and what makes quality storytelling? Then join hosts Aaron Kirk and Amy Nordhausen as we talk about movies from all angles - from pure entertainment value to the creative craftsmanship of making a film and putting it into the world. On Thursday, September 26th, we'll discuss Eighth Grade (2018, available to stream on Amazon or to rent via Redbox, rated R).

  • Women's Fall Bible Study

    Please join us for a 7 session study on Jonah by Prisciclla Shirer 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.

  • St. Richard's Search for a Grand Piano

    We at St. Richard’s have seen a significant improvement in our music program since we brought Scott McNulty on board. However, he is significantly hampered by an organ that is failing and a piano that is insufficient to our needs. Each week something on the organ stops working. The company that made the organ is out of business. We will soon be left with our spinet piano. Spinets are the smallest pianos and were designed as practice instruments and for small spaces. They were less expensive than the uprights but are no longer made. We need a grand piano whose sound will fill the large space of the Nave. Remember our instruments are not only used in worship, but also for weddings and funerals.

    Church profiles of Episcopal churches of similar size often tout instruments superior to ours (e.g., Steinway, Bosendorfer, and pipe organs).

    Our current fundraiser is for a grand piano to be placed in the Nave. A new quality piano would cost $35-40k. We have our sights on a used one that will save us 50%, but we have to hurry.

    Replacing the organ is a bigger project that has to be placed on hold for the time being.

    If you have participated in our campaign, thank you; If not, please consider doing so today.  We are asking you to purchase keys for $225 per key.  We encourage Parishioners to pay for more than one key if possible. When all the keys have been sold, we will meet our goal. 

    We have raised 25% of our goal. You can donate by check or credit card. When writing checks, write “piano” on the memo line. Contributing to this campaign will enhance our  worship both now and for years to come. If you have questions, please contact me at 936/788-3392 or gak@glenkercher.com.

  • Music Ministry Updates


    Do you play the trumpet, violin, cello, piano, guitar, rhythm instruments, oboe, or other praise worthy instruments? We need people of all ages and levels to lead the 10:30 am Traditional and 5 pm Contemporary worship service. 

    Adult Choir

    The Adult Choir sings a variety of music at the 10:30 am worship service. Styles may include gospel music and Gregorian chant, covering the last 600 years of music history and brought to life by interesting and engaging composers from Johann Sebastian Bach to Charles Stanford and Morten Lauridsen and more. High school students through adults are welcome, and no audition is necessary. Rehearsals are Tuesdays, 7-8:30 pm, August through June. Register for the Adult Choir here.

    Summer Choir

    During the months of July and August, the Adult Choir will be taking a vacation. In its place will be the Summer Choir, a non-auditioned singing ensemble for high school and adults who love to sing, but can't commit to a whole year. The music will be easier and lighter, all talent and no talent, and no robing for the hottest days of Summer. Pick a Sunday in July or August, wear a single color shirt/blouse of ANY color, and join us at 9:15 a.m. in the sanctuary.

    Children's Choir

    The St. Richard's Children's Choir rehearses on Thursdays, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Beginning August 22nd, rehearsal will be from 5:30-6:15 p.m. All children in Kindergarten through 6th grade are welcome to join us. We also need parents who can bring snacks and help with the rehearsal.

    Handbell Choir

    Beginning Tuesdays on August 6 at 6:00 p.m. in the Ridley Room, the bell choir will rehearse music for the 10:30 am worship service. Ringers High School and up are welcome to join. Reading music is not required, but is a help.

    Music 101

    Have you looked in the hymnal or on a sheet of music and wondered what those strange black dots mean? This is a beginning course in basic music theory, designed for adults to get a better understanding of the language of music. Offered every Tuesday in July, beginning July 2nd 6-7 pm in the music office.

    For more information about St. Richard’s Music Ministry, please contact our Director of Music/Organist Scott McNulty.

  • Small Group Sign Up

    Sign up for a St. Richard's Small Group today! Small groups are the easiest way to dive more deeply into community here in our parish. Find new friends, find God, and eat lots of good food. Fill out the postcard folded into your order of service and drop it into the offering plate or at the Small Group table in the Parish Hall. You can also register here.