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ANNOUNCEMENTS WEEK OF APRIL 13TH

Rooms are at our William Cannon campus (W) or our Brodie campus (B).

EASTER SUNDAY 20th NEWSLETTER SUBMISSION DEADLINE Enjoy your Easter Sunday with loved ones! MONDAY 21st 9:30 a.m. Disciple 4, W-8 7 p.m. D2, W-Library; D3, W-9 TUESDAY 22nd 9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study, W-B 9:30 a.m. Icing on the Cake, W-9 1:30 p.m. Women’s Book Club, W-9 7:00 p.m. Prayer Shawl Ministry, W-A WEDNESDAY 23rd 9:30 a.m. Disciple 2, W-9 10 a.m. Narratives, W-Library 6 p.m. True Tween & Middle, W-St Lounge/FMC 7 p.m. Understanding Your Teen, W-FMC THURSDAY 24th 9:30 a.m. MOPS Steering Team, W-8 10 a.m. ARCM (Retired Christian Men), W-Library FRIDAY 25th HIGH SCHOOL DEPARTS FOR PINE COVE SATURDAY 26th 9:00 Man Event, offsite 9:30 a.m. Yoga, W-FMC 1:30 p.m. Piece on Earth Quilters, (offsite) SUNDAY 27th HIGH SCHOOL RETURNS FROM PINE COVE 9:30 a.m. Worship Choir, W-8 9:30&11 a.m. Worship, Wonder Jction,UpStreet 9:30 a.m. True Faith, W-Student Lounge 10:45 Men’s Bible Study, W-Library 6 p.m. Alpha, W-8/9 6 p.m. True H.S., W-Student Lounge 7:45 p.m. 10 Things to Know Before College W-St Lounge 8 p.m. True Deep/Confirmation (HS), W-St Lounge

He Is Risen!

RSVP Deadline Has Been Extended! SHPC Men, join us Saturday April 26th from 9:00 am to 2:00 p.m. at the ranch of Tyler and Alison Boob for a day of skeet shooting, BBQ-ing by the pool, and a special guest speaker.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Pastor Ted Thulin (ted@shpc.org). Full listings at calendar.shpc.org office 512.892.3580 |church@shpc.org

RSVP by Wednesday, April 23rd so we have a head-count for food. YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THIS FIRST-EVER MAN-EVENT!


Our guests are coming! IHN (Interfaith Hospitality Network) guests are families with children who, because of a crisis situation in their lives, have lost their homes. The program provides for them to live at Austin area churches while they find housing and get back on their feet. During the week of May 11th-18th, four IHN families will live at our church and will be fed and sheltered by SHPC volunteers. This is your opportunity to help these families through this time of crisis. Tasks performed by hosts (SHPC folk and members of Faith Presbyterian Church and Abiding Love Lutheran Church) include:

Congratulations Confirmation Class of

2014

The Confirmation Class of 2014 completed their class Tuesday, April 8th, when they presented their faith statements and affirmed their faith before the session. It was a wonderful and inspiring evening! These students were excited to stand up last week to answer the questions of faith before the congregation.

2014 Confirmands:

• Move-in: Sunday 12:30 p.m.

• Alexandra Aversa

• Lily Harris

• Dinner Preparers: 6 - 7:30 p.m.

• Jason Brady

• Madison Lee

• Overnight Host: 8 - 7:15 a.m.

• Cameron Carr

• Andrew Lewis

• Evening Host: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

• Devin Chalberg

• Brandon Parker

• Weekend Breakfast Servers: Sat 8 - 9 a.m.; Sun 7 - 7:30 a.m.

• Caleb Dukes

• Morgan Reeves

• Luke Fisher

• Abigail Richter

• Saturday Hosts and lunch: several shifts

• Andrew Franco

• Alec Schultz

• Supply Donors: all week • Transportation Volunteers and Linen Washers. • Move-out: Sunday 6:30 am Young children make excellent hosts because the guests are often young children. Sign up in the narthex or contact Lara Manire at ihn. shpc@yahoo.com or 512-922-3615.

Confirmands Baptized Last Week • Madison Lee • Abigail Richter • Cameron Carr

Reaffirming Baptism Last Week Alexandra Aversa

Piece on Earth Quilt Day Saturday April 26, 10:15 to 3:00 (always 4th Saturday) is our day to meet and work on our mission quilts. We meet in Dripping Springs at the Valli and Kim Quilt Shop. (www.valliandkim.com). No experience necessary, these lap quilts are made with love and a few stitches!! For more information or to be on the email list for this group, please contact Dee Merrell: 512-829-4352 H or Dee-SHPC@merrell.org


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED As the new building at Brodie continues to take shape, we are looking for some volunteers to help us get the building ready for us to use. If you can help in any way with the following jobs, please contact Mary Aversa in the church office at 512.892.3580 or mary@shpc.org. We need: • Concrete crew volunteers • Deck finishing volunteers • Inside cleaning, organizing and set-up for opening

April’s Virtue

HUMILITY Putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve.

WHERE TO GO FOR CHILDREN’S MINISTRY While maintenance in Portables A & B is underway at Wm. Cannon, please note that class locations have changed for some age groups. Nursery care for children from 6 weeks to 24 months of age William Cannon campus campus

Brodie

9, 10:15 & 11:30—Room 7

11—Nursery (main building)

Wonder Junction Sunday School William Cannon campus 9, 10:15, 11:30

2 yr. olds—Room 2

3 yr. olds—Room 4

4 yr. olds & pre-K—Room 6

Brodie campus 11

2 & 3 yr. olds—Room 1

4 yr. olds—Room 2

UpStreet Sunday School 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. - noon William Cannon campus 10:15 K - 3rd grade—Family Ministry Center 4th grade—Portable B Brodie campus No UpStreet on Easter Sunday

5th grade—Portable A


SIGN UP TODAY FOR LADIES NIGHT OUT! The gals are gathering for a night of popcorn, ice cream floats and a favorite 50s flick…. We hope you can join us! When? Saturday, May 3rd, from 6-8 p.m. Where? The sanctuary at William Cannon What else? Only $5 (includes childcare for preschool age children not attending the Daddy Daughter Sock Hop) Deadline for registration is April 27th, so don’t delay! Registration forms in the narthex and Family Ministry Center (WC), online at www.shpc.org or email Pastor Britta at brittadukes@gmail.com.

Helpers Still Needed... Britta Dukes and the Daddy Daughter Dance organizers are still looking for hospitality and decorating volunteers. Contact Pastor Britta if you can help! brittadukes@gmail.com or 512.892.3580.

Save the Planet! A Ministry of Mugs… If you enjoy the coffee or tea on Sunday mornings, please consider bringing your own mug to church (both to AND from)!

Association of Retired Christian Men The Association of Retired Christian Men (ARCM) meets each Thursday in the SHPC William Cannon library from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30.

BE READY TO LOVE LIKE JESUS ADRN (Austin Disaster Relief Network) desires to enable and empower Christians to be READY at all times and to provide physical, emotional and spiritual aid to those devastated by disaster! To strengthen their volunteers, ADRN offers FREE spiritual training courses that will give each volunteer vital tools to overcome fear in times of disaster; to know how to stand strong in Christ in times of disaster, no matter what they may face; to understand how to use the provisions and promises that every believer has been given by God to overcome difficulty; to know how to defuse conflict in times of disaster and bring reconciliation to the hurting; and to know how to share His good news!

April 29th: Conflict Resolution in Times of Disaster For information or to register, visit http://bit. ly/1hPZIqq.

Construction Is Underway Construction is still in progress on the new Brodie campus building. This is a very exciting time! While construction is underway--for the next few weeks--we will all need to stay away from the construction area. Please be especially attentive with kids as there will likely be hazards in the construction zone. Let’s keep this a safe work-site for all workers and SHPC family!


TRUE STUDENT MINISTRIES

Join the VBS Team

The way we see God often shapes the way we experience Him—and most especially the way we relate to His greatest commandment: to love Him with all our heart.

Spend a week with us at Workshop of Wonders VBS, as we help our children discover the amazing love of God at work all around us.

So how do we deepen, or even change our view of God? How do we start to see God in a way that allows us to love Him as He loves us? Come to True and find out! True meets on Sunday Nights for High School & Wednesday Night for Tween and Middle School. 6:00 - 7:45

COMING SOON! April 30th - Night of the Angry Banana

We have openings in both Preschool and Elementary VBS, and would love to have YOU on the team! Register at www.shpc.org/children for a VBS leadership role, and join us in the excitement June 16-20 as we Imagine & Build with God. We also have opportunities for before and after VBS, and we can always use Prayer Partners and supply donations. Contact Director of Children’s Ministries, Chris Gordon, for more information. Chris@shpc.org

TRUE WANTS YOU Understanding Your Teen Parents of teenagers, join Pastor Mike for one last session as we journey together deep into the teenage world as we unlock some hidden mysteries about their Brains, their Hearts & their Media. • 7:00-7:45 pm April 23rd A parents guide to understanding NEW TEEN ROMANCE Please invite your friends to this amazing little series from the True Student Ministry Team at SHPC!

True Student Ministries continues to grow by leaps and bounds, and we’re already looking ahead to staffing up for next year! If you feel like God has been tugging at your heart to get involved with the youth in our church family, now is a GREAT time to start talking to Pastor Mike about it! If you want to explore further, please call Mike at the church office or email him at mike@shpc.org.

SHPC Preschool Summer Camps Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church Preschool staff are very excited to be offering Summer Programming for the first time in 2014! The summer programming will be 5 stand-alone weeks of summer camp fun for students who are 3-5 years old by 6/1/14 who are potty-trained.

Registration for our 2014 summer programming has begun and will run until we have all spaces filled. You may choose any or all of the weeks to enroll your student.

Pick up a brochure in the Narthex for more information!


Joys — Catherine Thedford, mother of Deanne Pearson, has made a full recovery after over 6 months of hospitalization, rehab and home care

Please pray for

— Betty Lindsey, hospitalized—Jaydon Bales-Allen, great granddaughter of Ralph & Louis Pfluger, upcoming brain surgery— Simon Phillips, grandson of Susan & Stan Fields and son of Melissa & Brady Phillips, monitoring for seizures—Tommye Sprotte, recovering from a fall— Iraqi refugee Meaad and her husband Abus, who has terminal cancer—Laura Bost’s mother, Louise Young, hospitalized with suspected stroke—Carol Gilchrist’s sister-in-law, Dolores Klose, health issues, her friend Tom Spaudt, brain tumor surgery, and baby Bailey Ann, awaiting heart surgery—Britta Dukes’ father, Mike Martin recovering from heart surgery—Joy Essary, treatment for health issues—Austin, the city where we’re planted—Pastor Alfred Mtonga, his family, and Manyamula CCAP Church—Pastor Chimwemwe Mhango and his family—Pastor Clement Munthali and his family— Pastor Kenneth Muyila and his family—Ronica Ngulube

Please Pray...

Please pray for our leaders and our loved ones in the military…

Members of the Armed Forces and all world leaders involved in war zone crises including: Jason Mills, son-in-law of Gaston Broyles & Junie Ledbetter—David Floto, son of Carl Floto & Ruth Ann Widner… John Fisher, nephew of Derek & Kristi Fisher… Brian Moran, friend of the Morales family… Jose Fernandez, friend of Gaston & Junie Broyles and graduate of PPAS… Mitch Guile, friend of Eddie & Stacey Reynolds… Teddy Sweredoski, friend of Stan & Jessica Wade… Tyler Moser, son of a friend of Dee & Greg Merrell… Kate Ingram, daughter of Temple & Janet Ingram… Christopher Lehmann, son of Mark Lehmann…. Larry Roberman, brother of Lori Whitmire…

Our Stephen Ministers provide confidential one-on-one Christian care during difficult times. To get in touch with our Stephen Ministry team, email stephenministry@shpc.org This section is for you to let us know of requests for prayer. Please tear here and place in the collection plate. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 04/20/2014- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Signed (optional)__________________________________ Phone(s)___________________________________ Provide Prayer Request in SHPC Prayer Chain? Yes No Publicize in bulletin / newsletter? Yes No

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