Holy Word Lutheran Church Austin (WELS)
Second Sunday in Lent
February 24, 2013
CHILDREN IN WORSHIP (HOLY WORD AUSTIN):  We understand that having small children in an hour long service can be difficult. If you need to take your child out during the 8:00 am service we ask that you use the cryroom, the conference room, hallways or fellowship hall, all of which are equipped with speakers so you can hear the service. The Little Lambs Nursery is open for parents to use during the 9:30 Bible Class hour and the 10:45 service. It is not staffed so parents must stay with their children.
CHOIR REHEARSAL:  Choir rehearsals for the Lenten/Easter season will be held on Sunday mornings in church at 9:00 am. Come and join! Contact Ruth Buege at crbuege@aol.com or 734-634-9261.
NEWCOMERS’ CLASS:  Last week we began a new Newcomers’ class. It’s not too late to join us. We meet in the sanctuary at Holy Word Austin on Sundays at 9:30 am.
MIDDLE YOUTH: Meeting at the home of Gary and Candi Troxell (1839 Red Rock Dr., Round Rock) on Sunday, February 24 at 6:00 pm. There will be food, games and Bible study. All 6th-8th grade students are welcome to come.
ESL CLASSES:  Spanish classes will take place on Monday and Thursday this week instead of the regular ESL classes. They begin at 6:30 pm (Holy Word Austin).
GUITAR LESSONS:  Weekly guitar lessons are offered on Mondays at 7:00 pm in the narthex (Holy Word Austin). Children (age 8 and over) and adults are welcome. Contact Frank Kammerdiener at 419-8641.
HOLY WORD WOMEN’S STUDY:  We will take a break during Lent.
MEN’S BIBLE BREAKFAST:  Each Wednesday at 6:30 am a Men’s Bible Breakfast takes place at Jim’s Restaurant on the northwest corner of Burnet Road and 183. Get your day off to a great start with good fellowship and good food for body and soul.
WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY:  Join us for Bible study on Wednesdays at 10:00 am at Holy Word Austin.
YOUTH IN CHRIST:  We will meet at 7:00  pm on Wednesday, February 27, at the home of Tim and Teresa Moll (908 Forest Canyon Cove, Round Rock).
LENTEN MEALS:  Meals will be served from 5:00-6:30 pm prior to the Wednesday worship services (Holy Word Austin). On February 27 the YIC menu is brisket and sausage, potato salad, baked beans, pickles, onions, bread, dessert and beverage. Freewill donations will benefit the Youth in Christ mission trip. Please sign up.       
 LENTEN SERVICES:  Wednesday Lenten services will take place through March 20 at 7:00 pm. All services will be held at Holy Word Austin.
LWMS SPRING RALLY:  On Saturday, March 2, the Heart of Texas Circuit of LWMS will hold its spring rally at Risen Savior, Austin. Rev. Vilas Glaeske will be the guest speaker. Registration begins at 9:00 am. Please sign up in the hallway. Include number of children and their ages. Babysitting will be provided.
OPENING SERVICE, CELEBRATION POTLUCK BRUNCH AND QUARTERLY VOTERS' MEETING AT HOLY WORD PFLUGERVILLE SUNDAY, MARCH 3: On Sunday, March 3 at 9:30 a.m., we will hold the first worship service at our new Pflugerville location, Stonehill Seventh-day Adventist Church at 4301 Kelly Lane in Pflugerville next door to our property. All Holy Word Austin and Pflugerville attenders are invited to come celebrate this next step in our ministry and to stay for the celebration potluck brunch (11:00 am) and quarterly Holy Word Voters' Meeting (12:00 pm) to follow. We will be covering several important items, including extending a permanent call to Pastor Laitinen (he currently has a two year call.), approving proposals from the Holy Word School Strategy Committee and a budget update. Childcare will be provided for the Voters' meeting. If you plan to attend the potluck brunch, please sign up to bring two dishes to share. Keep in mind that the kitchen will not be available but we will have access to their food warmer and have outlets for crockpots, if needed. Remember to bring your own serving utensils. If you have any questions, contact Cara Lindemann (414-803-5468) or Tami Johnston (512-567-1463).
FOREVER YOUNG:  Our next get-together will take place at the home of Lester and Mary Wessel on Thursday, March 14, with lunch at Clear Springs Restaurant. We will carpool from Holy Word Austin at 9:00 am. Please contact Gloria Cook (251-8725) if you plan to go. The Wessels address is 541 Starling Creek, New Braunfels.
KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP:  Kindergarten Roundup is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17 from 8:00-10:00 am. If you have a child (or know of one) who will be five by September 1, please pass on that information to the school (836-0660) or Anne Alff
(geoalff@aol.com). We will be sending out invitations at a later date.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: If you can help with the following please contact Pastor Daron Lindemann (daron@holyword.net).
  • Cars and Drivers - Six college students are spending their spring break at Holy Word helping us get the word out about our move to Stonehill; they need transportation. Can you loan us a vehicle from March 2-9, or serve as a chauffeur for a few days during this time?
  • Distributing Flyers - Join the college students distributing flyers that invite the Pflugerville community to Opening Day (Sunday, March 24) and Easter Sunday (March 31) at Holy Word Pflugerville. Our goal is to invite 5,000 families! Various morning, afternoon, and evening times are being scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (March 5-6, 8-9). Can you put on your walking shoes and enjoy the spring weather during any of those times?
MEDITATIONS:  The new issue of this devotional booklet is available in the hallway and in the narthex. Please take one.
Adam and Becky Gould (2/29/08)
Mark and Luann Nicol (3/2/74)
Spring Anklam (2/27)
Emily Gebert (2/28)
Joyce Pannenbacker (2/28)
Anne Alff (2/28)
Michael Janke (2/28)
Tim Samaripa (3/1)
Josh Stacey (3/2)
Carol Ridge (3/2)
Omitted last week: Bob Baker (2/16)
1ST Service-Holy Word Austin                     48
2nd Service-Holy Word Austin                   155
Worship-Holy Word Pflugerville                  66
Bible Class-Holy Word Pflugerville              16
Bible Class-Holy Word Austin                     67
Bible Studies- Holy Word Austin                 44
Monday ESL                                               3
Monday ESL Tutors                                     2
Lenten Service                                        110
  6:00 pm  Evangelism Calls
  6:30 pm  Spanish Class
  2:00 pm  Collinwood Bible Study
  7:00 pm  NAHA Meeting
  6:30 am  Men’s Bible Breakfast-Jim’s
10:00 am  Bible Study-Holy Word Austin
  5:30 pm  Meal-Holy Word Austin 
  7:00 pm  Youth in Christ
  7:00 pm  Lenten Worship-Holy Word Austin
  6:30 pm  Spanish Class
  8:00 pm  Work Day-Holy Word Austin
  9:00 am  LWMS Rally-Risen Savior
  8:00 am  Worship-Holy Word Austin     
  9:00 am  Choir Rehearsal-Holy Word Austin
9:30 am  Connect Kids & Adult Bible Class                  Holy Word Austin
  9:30 am  Newcomers’ Class–Holy Word Austin
  9:30 am  Worship-Holy Word Pflugerville
10:45 am  Worship-Holy Word Austin
11:00 am  Voters’ Meeting-Holy Word 
12:00 pm  Brunch-Holy Word Pflugerville
"If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!" ~ 2 Corinthians 5:17