Irving, Texas

Weekly Parish News – November 13, 2014

Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
November 16, 2014


Holy Eucharist 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:15 a.m.
Choir Practice 9:30 a.m.
Holy Eucharist 10:30 p.m.
The Vestry 12:00 p.m.
KICK 12:15 p.m.

Hospitality Ministers: 8:00 Ginny Bertrand; 10:30 Fred Jordan & Diane Milliner

LEMs: 8:00 Steve Bunt; 10:30 Carol Ware
Lectors: 8:00 Ginny Bertrand; 10:30 Jeanie Patty
Acolytes: Rachel Neuville (Crucifer), Adam Neuville & Brian Neuville


Monday, Nov 17
Toastmasters, 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov 18
Bible Study, 10:00 a.m.
Cub Scouts, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov 19
Holy Eucharist with Healing Service, 6:30 p.m.
Choir Practice, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov 20
Irving Chorale Rehearsal, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, Nov 22
Gift Shop Committee Meeting, 9:00 am – 11 a.m.


The KICK Holiday Bake Sale will be on November 16th in front of the parish hall immediately following both services. This fundraiser will help send our teens on mission again this summer, and help with your holiday cravings!
We will have sweet and salty goodies, holiday themed treats and even something special for your canine friends! And of course, a cake or two for silent auction. Stop by and grab a bite!

If you have not already done so, please complete the Redeemer Survey 2014. This is an important tool in helping to find our new rector.

The link is


Mondays – 1:00 pm until it is time to go.
Tuesdays – 9:30 am until it is time to go.
Wednesdays – 6:00 am until it is time to go.
Thursdays – 1:00 pm until it is time to go.
Friday – off
Saturdays – hours will vary.
Sundays – 7:00 am until it is time to go.


We support Irving Cares each month by requesting two items for its Food Pantry. In November, these needs go up and Irving Cares asks that we increase our donations. Their Holiday Food List includes the following:

Peanut butter; hot and cold cereal; canned meats such as tuna, chicken, spam; canned meals such as chili, stew, Chef Boyardee products, any soups, and toilet paper. These items are part of every client order and are purchased by Irving Cares if they are not donated.

Additional items needed are personal items such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors, and feminine hygiene products; powdered laundry detergent; and canned vegetables such as peas, corn, green beans, carrots, leafy greens, and canned fruit.

We also will need volunteers to take these items to Irving Cares before Thanksgiving and at the end of the month. There will be signup sheet on the table in the back of the church for this purpose.

We are also participating in the Irving Police and Fire Departments’ huge Blue Christmas project. Gifts for needy teens such as sports equipment (balls of all kinds, baseball gloves and soccer shin guards and goalie gloves), beauty products (cologne, makeup and hair products, hair dryers, curling irons), and gift cards can all be put to good use and are much appreciated. We begin to collect these Blue Christmas items in November and will continue collecting them during the first part of December.

Please consider supporting both of these very worthwhile projects. Place your donations in the blue bin at the back of the church. Thank you so much for your generous response.


Redeemer will host our display in early December again this year. We’ll also be moving back into the church as our display site, since gathering space in the Parish Hall isn’t big enough to hold it all!

The set-up & break-down schedule:

· November 16 – November 30; bring your crèches to church and store them in the back, under the pews. Please put your name on the crèche itself and any boxes or bags that it is stored in.
· Sunday, November 30, after the 10:30 service; set up tables & drape with cloths.
· Monday & Tuesday, December 1 & 2, 6:30 – 8:30; set up crèches. Everyone is welcome to help set this up, even if you don’t have a crèche to display.`

Sunday, December 7, 2:00 – 4:00 – pack up and take down.

The Display schedule:

· Friday, December 5, 1:00 – 5:00
· Friday, December 5, 6:00 – 9:00
· Saturday, December 6, 9:00 – 4:00
· Sunday, December 7, between services and noon – 2:00
· Also by appointment by calling Meg Mueller

Each crèche is identified by its owner and origin, so if you have a new crèche to add to our display please include a brief history (where and when you purchased it, what the circumstances were if you’d like to share).

For questions, please call Meg Mueller at 214.886.8263.

November 23, 2014
Last Sunday of Pentecost, Christ the King

Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24
Psalm 95: 1-7a
Ephesians 1:15-23
Matthew 25:31-46

Holy Eucharist 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:15 a.m.
Choir Practice 9:30 a.m.
Holy Eucharist 10:30 p.m.
The Brotherhood of St. Andrew 12:00 p.m.

God of love,
In this interim time, we pray for our parish family,
that we may be genuine in our self-reflection,
tireless in our commitment,
patient in our discernment,
loving in our communion,
open in our search,
imaginative about our future and daring in our faith.
As we enter into this new era with excitement and even some anxiety,

we recall your deep compassion, presence, and abounding love.

We thank you for the gifts, talents and skills with which you have blessed us.

We thank you for the experiences that have brought us to this moment.

Be with us as we move forward, rejoicing with you and supporting one another. All this we pray, empowered by the love of Jesus Christ. Amen.