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Published by Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church

October 2010

The Heart of a Giver


ach year the members of SHPC are presented with the opportunity to give to the mission and ministry of our church. Over the next few weeks you will be receiving all the information you need to help you understand both how to make a faith pledge to the work of our church and information about how the church invests its resources to carry out that work. Our hope is that you, along with your family, will prayerfully consider the amount of your pledge and bring it with you to worship on our commitment Sunday, October 31st.


e make faith pledges at SHPC for two reasons. One, it gives you a season of prayer to consider your giving for 2011, before it gets here, so that your gift will be joyful, thoughtful and intentional. Two, your pledge helps the church makes plans and commitments for the future, both to our ministries to

and with our members and with our partners in mission.


ll of us know that giving our financial resources is one of those acts of faith that does not come easily. Giving is counter-intuitive to a life that is normally focused on getting. In fact giving is where faith touches our life at its deepest level. It does so because when we give in a significant way, we are saying to God “I trust you to take care of my needs.” And this is a trust that God blesses, over and over and over again.


iving is a very physical act but it begins in the heart. In October we will explore this heart connection as we examine the principles of giving in 2 Corinthians. My hope is that our hearts will grow in this season of commitment and God’s world will be a better place for it. I look forward to seeing you in worship!

Issue 9 Worship 2, 4 Invite 4 Grow: Adult 5-6,9-12 Grow: Children 7-8 Grow: Student 13 Serve: Mission 3-4, 6,16 Connect & Calendar 2, 13-15, 19

SHPC Staff Guide Larry Coulter Senior Pastor Mike Killeen Associate Pastor Britta Dukes Associate Pastor Sherry Smith Adult Ministry Kim Arthur Early Childhood Ministry Chris Gordon Elementary Ministry Zack Uzzle Music Ministry Beth Watson Music Ministry Pattie Lawrence Director of Preschool Belva Koerth Office Manager Greg Merrell Business Manager Kimbol Soques Communications

Sermons for October The Heart of a Peacemaker Oct 3

1 Corinthians 3 Spiritual Maturity Overcomes Conflict

Oct 10 1 Corinthians 4 How To Have A Clear Conscience Oct 17 1 Corinthians 6 When Conflict Goes Public The Heart of a Giver Oct 24 2 Corinthians 8:1-9 Gracious Giving: Sustainable And Visionary Oct 31 2 Corinthians 9:1-15 Gracious Giving: Joyful And Sacrificial

World Communion Sunday


n October 3, 2010, Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church will celebrate Communion with the World!

orld Communion Sunday (originally called World Wide Communion Sunday) originated in the Presbyterian Church (USA). Starting in 1936, on the first Sunday in October, worshippers celebrated communion in Presbyterian churches in the United States and overseas. From the beginning, it was planned so that other denominations could join, and after a few years, the idea spread beyond the Presbyterian Church. Celebrating communion across 24 time zones, World Communion Sunday is a symbol of our unity under Christ Jesus, and our solidarity with one another as the body of Christ in the world.


eacemaking is an obvious theme of World Communion Sunday, and ties in well with our worship series on 1 Corinthians, “The Heart of Discipleship: Developing the Heart of a Peacemaker”. At SHPC, we will connect the mission work of our church in Guatemala, Africa and Mexico to both the liturgy and music, connecting all of us to our brothers and sisters in Christ in other parts of the world.


orld Communion Sunday is an expression of our commitment as a denomination to peace and justice at home, and in the world, and our connection to believers in every time and place. It serves as a reminder that as a congregation, we are not an island, but part of a connected system that encourages us, informs our theology and worship, and holds us accountable. You have undoubtedly heard that we Presbyterians like to do things decently and in order. This refers to our system of governance, in which information is gathered, and decisions are made, with care. But we Presbyterians are also people of peace, faith and joy! Join the fun on October 3rd, as we truly celebrate the gifts of God for the people of God!

Say hello to Mari Lyn! Our newest seminary intern, Mari Lyn Jones, has shared a little bit about herself below. Be sure to greet her when you meet her!

A native Texan, I grew up in Angleton—about 45 miles south of Houston—but like so many, moved to Austin to go to the University of Texas and then stayed, teaching in area schools. As newlyweds, my husband Kevin (a fellow Longhorn!) & I searched for a church where we could worship together despite growing up in different Christian denominations. Faith Presbyterian in south Austin was our home for many years. We were also blessed to be among the charter members when Grace Presbyterian became a full-fledged PCUSA church in October of 1999. Grace remains my home church as I prepare to become a minister of Word and Sacrament. This is my senior year, and I hope to graduate in May 2011.

Kevin and I are blessed with two wonderful daughters. Sarah, our oldest, is a college graduate who just returned from a year in Kerala, India as ...goes to Duane a PCUSA Young Adult VolunPietsch and Sam teer. Mary, our youngest, is Lawrence for their studying in Tanzania and Kework removing nya this semester. the dead tree I am excited about worshiping, from the parking growing, connecting, and servlot by the playing with the people who are ground! Hurray! SHPC! 2


A Service of Healing & Wholeness On October 10 at 7 p.m. In the sanctuary, we will have a special service of Healing and Wholeness. As we talk about being peacemakers in our homes, schools, workplaces, and in the broader world, all of us need to also experience the peace of Christ in our hearts. This contemplative service provides space for prayer, and meditation on Christ's message of love & reconciliation. Join us.

Ice Cream Social and Picnic Oct 3, 2010 :: 5 — 7 p.m. SHPC New Land on 290 Who: EVERYONE! What to Bring: Bring a picnic dinner for your family, lawn chairs, homemade ICE CREAM to share for the SHPC Ice Cream FreezeOff, your singing voice and/or an instrument if you play one (yes, spoons and washboards count as instruments!) Join the SHPC church family next Sunday for ice cream, fun and fellowship at the New Land. We will reprise our Homemade Ice Cream Freeze-Off, so pull out your prize family recipe for homemade ice cream and get cranking!

As the last of our “Born, Bread, and Raised” Summer of 2010, we wanted you to take a peek at the August 8th Sunday of Service. Check out our adults, kids, and partners in mission!


dominoes, and other games as well as enjoying the beautiful scenery, great cuisine, and extraordinary facilities at Balcones Springs.


NOVEMBER Soup to Nuts luncheon is our annual Thanksgiving luncheon and will feature Amanda Hill as the speaker and a turkey lunch from Dagar's Catering. (The event details are described in a separate article in this newsletter.)

Senior Moments Submitted by Pat and Stefan Haag


HE WHIRLWIND OF SENIOR Adult Ministry (SAM) events continues...



S ALWAYS, THE SAM Council members appreciate your participation in the events and encourage those who have not participated to join us at the next event. A flyer by the SAM Activities poster in the narthex describes all of the activities for the remainder of 2010. Also, if you have an idea for a new event or activity, contact us at We're always looking for new and exciting opportunities for Christian fellowship, growth, and discipleship.

AUGUST, THE SOUP to Nuts featured Rueben Parrish, who explained the Falls Prevention Program provided by Area Agency on Aging, and Jody Kelly (pictured below), who described her inspiring journey from couch potato to multievent triathlete. As always, Lynn Wright and her crew produced centerpieces that included a couch and a potato so that every attendee could build his or her own couch potato. N

More Soup to Nuts! Our next Soup to Nuts Luncheon is November 16th at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. Our speaker will be Amanda Hill, a church member, who has appeared on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart TV show and has used her faith to deal with both personal illness and life struggles. Her topic will

Jody explains how she stays fit


EPTEMBER BROUGHT A SAM eco-excursion to Cypress Valley Canopy Tours to soar through the heavens. The number of people interested in joining the excursion exceeded what Lawrence Langston, who organized the excursion, expected. We're thinking that another trip will need to be planned soon to accommodate those who were unable to participate this time! Also, Carol Gilchrist, who previously took the zip line tour, is looking for adventurous seniors who are willing to join her for the advanced tour. Now that will really be exciting!

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OCTOBER, SAM'S HOSTING the second annual Adult Fellowship Getaway at The Retreat at Balcones Springs. Sherry Smith is leading the program on Paul's Travels, which coincides with Pastor Larry's sermons this fall on 1 Corin- Lucky zip liners! left to right: Catherine and Byron Hilton, thians. Of course, we'll play beanbag baseball, Aaron (guide); Pat Haag; Roger, Martha, and Monica Meador; N

Diane Gensler, and Robert (guide, kneeling) 5

GROAN-UPS GAME DAY: Octofellowship and stimulating be, “It’s okay to laugh.” An ber 12th at 10 a.m. in room conversation. Questions? $8.00 Thanksgiving lunch will be 7. Join us for spinner domiContact Ron Miller. provided by Dagar featuring noes or the game of your turkey and dressing. ParticiGOLDEN YEARS LUNCH BUNCH: choice. For more informapants are also asked to bring will be meeting at the Olive tion, contact Stefan Haag at non-perishable, canned goods Garden in the Brodie Oaks 288-3479 or SAM @ to donate to the Food Bank in Shopping Center, 3940 S. this time of great economic MARY MARTHA CIRCLE will Lamar Blvd. at 11:30 a.m. need. For reservations, contact th meet Thursday, October 7th on Oct. 9 . Please call RichPat Haag at 512-288-3479 at 10 a.m. in Portable B. ard & Tommye Sprotte at ( or NorOur lesson is Chapter 10, 892-7725 by Thursday, the ma Burchard at 512-394-0131. "Thaddaeus, The Questioner" 7th, if you are able to join from our study The Thirteen us. We look forward to seeSAM Groups through OctoApostles and will be presenting you there for some good ber: ed by Diane O'Leary. The Italian food! ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED scripture is John 14:18-24. CHRISTIAN MEN: OctoALL WOMEN are cordially ber 14th & 21st at 10 invited to join us! a.m. in Portable B. No reservation needed. Join us for Christian

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 October 17th — 24th, four IHN families will live at our church and will be fed and sheltered by volunteers at our church. 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: Saturday Hosts and lunch: several shifts Supply Donors: all week Transportation Volunteers and Linen Washers. Move-out: Sunday 6:30 am – load guests’ belongings on trailer, clean and straighten up church, transport guests to Day Center, and take trailer to next church

Move-in: Sunday 12:30 – move guests’ belongings and bedding into rooms and set-up Breakfast Servers: 5:45 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. Dinner Preparers: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Overnight Host: 8:00 p.m. to 7:15 a.m. Evening Host: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Young children make excellent hosts, because the guests are mostly young children. Sign up in the narthex for this volunteer opportunity or contact Stuart McIntire stuart78704 @ / 788-4455 or Lara Manire 922-3615. Habitat for Humanity's mission is to build affordable homes to help end the cycle of poverty housing. Habitat builds housing for hardworking families whose current housing is substandard, overcrowded and expensive. Last year, over 22 members of Shepherd of the Hills participated in the Habitat's Ecumenical Build. This year, we are looking for even more folks to help build a Habitat home. Our build date is October 30. We have a sign-up table in the narthex today. If you'd like to participate, please see the folks in the yellow hardhats in the narthex. If you can't actually work on the house, you can still help build it. We are asking for sponsors to help finish the funding of the Habitat home by sponsoring a square foot of the house for $65. Please see the information table. 6

Children’s Ministry News Fall Family Meet & Greet

Ever feel like you miss those folks from the “other” service? Please join us on the porch of the Family Ministry Center for coffee, juice, a little snack, and some good conversation between services on Sunday, October 31st. This is a great time to connect with families and friends that you may not get to see on Sunday mornings when coming or going from church. This event is sponsored by the Children’s Ministry Fellowship Committee.


6:00-7:30 - Child care for children under 4 available.

Our new program for families is a big hit! We hope you can join us Wednesday nights this fall for some good food, great music, and excellent entertainment for the whole family!

…our new integration of sing…our fast, zany, multi-media, ing, bible adventures, and felkid-focused, parent-centered, lowship for children ages 4 - 4th virtue-driven, 45-minute exgrade. travaganza! Adults, check out a Journey 5:30-6:15 - Family dinner caGroup or Adult Education class Adults, spend time with your kids and the KidStuf gang for a tered by Beth Watson on Wednesday while the kids fun family night out! from Our Lady of the are at KidJaM! Lunch. $5/adult; $3/child. Time: 6:30-7:30 Reservations requested by Time: 6:15-7:30 Dates: October 13, November signing up in the narthex. Dates: October 6, 27 10, December 8

INDIVIDUALITY discovering who you are meant to be so you can make a difference 7

FAMILY GAME NIGHT Saturday, October 9th in the FMC 5:30 – 8 p.m.

Can you name all 66 books of the Bible? Our 2010 Club H2O campers can—and they learned them all in 5 days! It's true... we set the bar like we've never done before for this year's Club H2O week, and all 35 participants accepted our challenge to learn each and every book of both the Old and New Testaments. Yes, all 66 of them! The theme for the week was "Elemental," and leaders introduced different types of writings found in scripture, sharing a story from each one as an example. We began with law and history on Monday, poetry and wisdom on Tuesday, prophecy on Wednesday, then we finished out the week with the gospels on Thursday and the epistles on Friday. Campers not only tuned in and engaged fully, but did so with lots of energy, enthusiasm and laughter. The end result? A group of elementary students who better understand the books of the Bible, as well as how to apply these Biblical "elements" in ways that strengthen their knowledge and faith. Add to this lots of new friendships and five fantabulous locations with tubing, skating, swimming, watersliding and cannonball capabilities, and you have the makings of a momentous week!Hope you can come splash around with us NEXT year!

Come one, come all, to an evening packed full of family fun! We will meet for dinner and then break into groups of children and adults to play games, socialize, and get to know other families in the church in a fun, relaxing way. Be prepared to laugh, because we plan on having a fabulous time! Please sign up in advance for catering purposes. The cost for food is $5 for adults and $4 for children. For more information, please email Stacie Tracy at stracy @ or Amanda Hill at abeth2 @ Come get your game on!

more Children’s Ministry News Updates from Boy Scout Troop 395 As many of you know, Shepherd of the Hills sponsors a Boy Scout troop — Troop 395. I'd like to tell you about some of the boys accomplishments in this past year. The troop is comprised of 38 boys and is a boy-led troop (they run the meetings, have planning sessions to set up activities for the year) with guidance from Scoutmaster (of 15 yrs) Mark Dawson. In the past year the boys have had 26 campouts for a total of 676 nights of camping, 18 hiking activities for a total of 1,114 miles hiked, and participated in 43 service projects totaling 1,183 hrs. Combined, the boys have earned 250 merit badges. Boy Scouting also offers boys 14 and older opportunities at High Adventure camps. This summer 8 boys from Troop 8

395 attended Sea Base in Islamorda, FL, 10 boys hiked the mountains of Philmont in Cimarron, NM and 11 of our younger scouts attended Bear Creek Summer Camp in Hunt, TX. Currently, 16 boys are signed up to hike and canoe the Northern Tier in Minnesota. 12 young men from this troop achieved the rank of Eagle, one was nominated by Congressman Lloyd Doggett for the military academy at West Point where he is now a plebe, and the others are attending: St. Edward's University, Texas A & M, Rice, School for the Visual Arts in NY, SW Texas and Mary Hardin Baylor... just to name a few. Thank you from the Scouts of Troop 395 for your support in their endeavors. —Deb Ballew, Troop 395 Committee Chair

Adult Ministry

Hurricane Season


make it. Have your kids help you bake cookies for a church event. Tell them how much a particular hymn means to you and why. Take your child up to the front of the church and marvel with them at the lovely handcrafted altar cloth that someone made to glorify God.

t was a combination of hurricane season and a discussion with a young mother that led me to this month's newsletter article. It has seemed for the past couple of months that at least one hurricane has been in the news every day— bringing back hurricane memories of my preAustin life in West Palm Beach, Florida, and Myrtle Beach, SC. It was a discussion with a mother of young children that led me to be thinking about how parents can model their faith life for their young children.


nd, how do you model that the Bible is important? By using it! Read Bible stories to your children, but more importantly, read the Bible yourself and let them see you doing it. Talk with them on the way home after church hen I was a child, the church was just part about what you learned that you thought was of my everyday life. On Sundays we dressed important. Ask them what scripture they studied in Sunday school. While they're doing homework up, which in those days included gloves and at the kitchen table, sit down with them and do hats, but we might be at church on any given day of the week to mow the grass, arrange flow- your Bible study for the class you're taking at ers for the altar, paint a Sunday school room, or SHPC (hint, hint!) any other thing that needed to be done. It was ne way or the other, whether you do these just a part of life to help take care of the things or not, you WILL be modeling the relchurch... and also the minister's house, for that ative importance of church and scripture in your matter. life to your children. They WILL see whether




those things are valued highly, or not so much. Are they something to naturally and joyfully partake of each week, or something that requires a major decision after a long list of other possibilities? Is "church" just a place to go occasionally, or is it a way of living in fellowship with others and with God? What WILL your children think when hurricane season comes again?

remember one particular Sunday morning— I had gotten up and started to get ready when my mother said never mind, she had decided we were not going to church that day because the weather was too bad as there was a hurricane on the way. I was shocked! (Not about the hurricane, those were a regular part of my childhood just like church was.) I was shocked because it had never occurred to me before that you could actually make a decision about whether or not to go to church. (Significant pause for laughter and reflection. J)

(One great place to start might be the new Wednesday Night Live program for families. For more information, look on the SHPC website under Children's Ministry—or on page 7 in this very newsletter!)


o, how does a parent model that church life is important? Model it by going there. Don't debate the pros and cons each week, just do it! And come at other times than on Sundays. Let your children see you clean up a mess in the kitchen or bathroom even though you didn't

FELLOWSHIP BRIDGE GROUP will play the second Friday in October — the 8th— at 7 p.m. in Room 7. Our hosts will be Jim & Martha Meador. Please call Virginia McNutt at 288-7187 or Martha Meador at 288-3341 by Tuesday, October 5th if you would like to play. 9

New Class! Attention all parents of tweens, teens and beyond

Rev. Larry Coulter will lead a class in conjunction with this fall's Wednesday Night Live program.

What: A study of 1 Corinthians

Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Instant Messaging and much more.

When: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays

Join Pastor Mike on Wednesday night Oct 20th 6-8 p.m. as we talk about the joys and pitfalls of Social Media in a teenage world.

Where: Room 7 (back corner of children's area) Bring your Bible. No other book required.

This is a night you do not want to miss. Your kids either already are or will be using social media— it’s time for you stay in the tech game.

You can also join us for a light supper at 5:30 in the narthex which costs $5.



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Adult Ministry

Apostles Ordinary men, chosen by Jesus and following Him purely upon faith alone, had no idea how individual lives of 14 men and they would be transformed and how they examines their particular strengths and weaknesses. Christ chose them would transform the lives of others. Initially, for their individuality and uniqueness, and He what did these men expect – to sacrifice or to brought them together and showed them how they gain? Or both? When Christ sent the apostles fit into His master plan. out to preach the Gospel, what did they antic225.92 KRA The Disciples - What is the difference ipate – to be embraced or persecuted? And between a "disciple" and an "apostle"? Who exactly who was worthy enough to be called an were the disciples, and were they truly the first “apostle” of Christ? This month we re-examapostles? This book distinguishes between the two ine some of the greatest men and role models and attempts to move beyond what is formally stated in the Gospels to help us understand the of all time. Check these books out! 225.92 BAR The Master's Men - If Thomas the doubter shared his story with you, would you "believe without seeing" based on his experience? If you were one of Peter's friends when he became a follower of Christ, only for you to see him deny and forsake his master in a weak moment, would you trust his testimony? Barclay looks at each of the 12 chosen disciples and who they really were in the eyes of their peers and of early Christians. 220.9 MCB The Search for the 12 Apostles - We know the apostles' most significant events were worthy enough to be documented and included in the Bible. Have you ever wondered what other experiences they encountered that did not get highlighted? This fascinating book attempts to bring more accounts of the apostles to light beyond what is well known and recorded. 225.9 GRA St. Peter - A Biography - As a young fisherman, Peter probably prepared for a career near the waters. Once he met Jesus and made the decision to leave his livelihood for a greater purpose, he became so much more. He was a missionary, a healer, a confessor, a martyr, and even a Saint. To many he is regarded as the most important apostle and the head of the early church. Michael Grant finds an interesting approach through archaeology and anthropology to "recreate" this man. 225.9 GET The Apostles - Becoming Unified through Diversity - This is the 11th book in Gene Getz's "Men of Character" series. Getz looks at the

Wrapped in Love We all have known someone who may be going through a difficult time in their lives—losing a loved one, undergoing medical procedures, job loss... the list goes on. You wish you could be there for them more—well, maybe you can! Shepherd of the Hills has a Prayer Shawl Ministry, a group of dedicated people who prayerfully knit and crochet shawls for future people in need. If you would

disciples and their roles in fulfilling Christ's purpose. 225.95 OUR The Greatest Faith Ever Known - The "adventures" Paul, Peter, and James are brought to life! This book simply conjures up images of "kings and jailers", of "voyages and shipwrecks" and "strange miracles of escape and martyrdom". A retelling of the accounts of these men in an interesting and intriguing manner! 226.6 MUN The Acts of the Apostles - This is the 31st volume in the Anchor Bible Series, which focuses and translates the book of Acts. It particularly follows the actions of Luke, Peter, and John in the critical times which helped "shape" Christianity.

Have we overlooked anyone? What about one of the most well researched and studied apostles - Paul? Don't worry - there is so much written about this single apostle that he alone will be the focus next month! These books will be on display in the library through the month and are available for borrowing. If you have a library card, follow the simple instructions posted to check out the book on the computer. If you don't have a card yet, sign the book(s) out on the clipboard; a card will be made for you within a few days. To return a book, just leave it in the box above the computer.

like a shawl (for yourself or to share) all you need to do is contact an elder or deacon—they will be happy to get one of the shawls for you. Interested in becoming a part of this ministry? All skill levels, no quotas, knit/crochet at your own pace. We meet once a month for fellowship, starting new shawls and praying for the future recipients. Contact Deb Ballew for more information. 11


Fall Family Fun!

The Foundations Family headed to Crier Creek for a weekend of fellowship, food & fun. Our Friday evening began with s’mores and chit chat, fireside. We retreated to our own cabins for a good night’s rest and began our Saturday. The day included lots of activities including zip lining, horseback riding, riding the giant slide into the lagoon, ping-pong, and a fun family scavenger hunt. We even had time for a program on Discovering Spirituality Types. On Sunday, we enjoyed some outdoor time, and ended our retreat with a worship service, complete with singing along with the guitar. We can’t wait to gather together again on Wednesday evenings from 6:15-7:30 p.m. for our study on When Helping Hurts, in Portable B. Hope you can join our Foundations family!!

LIBRARY MYSTERY! Our annual inventory revealed that thirtyone books are missing from the church library and not checked out. These include: The Interpreter’s Dictionary Of The Bible The Word Topical Bible Of Issues And Answers Really Bad Girls Of The Bible The Letter To The Hebrews, Two Copies The Journey Of Desire Why Christian Kids Rebel Keeping The Servant Spark Good News From Matthew

Golden Booklet Of The True Christian Life (Calvin) Night/dawn/day Saints And Villains From the children’s section: 9 Fruits Alive Lotsa De Casha More Veggicational Fun Chicken Soup For The Preteen Soul

SHPC preschool is back in session for the fall! The children came bounding through the doors the last week of August ready to play and learn. During September the children have been learning about themselves, their families and the wonderful world God has created for them.Several of our families have participated in afterschool adventures that have taken them to a local bounce house and to the theater for a showing of the Princess and the Pea.

Replacing these titles would take half of our 2011 budget and leave fewer funds for ordering new books. If you can track down any of these books, please return them to the box over the library computer. (Kudos to the sleuth who tracked down The Debt and a biography of Ruth Bell Graham!)

This year the preschool has started a fourth day option for the Pre-Kindergarten children, meeting on Tuesdays.The Fourth day frogs have been exploring their world by using many different science activities. Keep your eyes open for up coming events such as our annual "unfundraiser" running through October 19th, a visit to a local farm for harvest time, and a visit from the fire department (trucks and all!) God has truly blessed the children at SHPC. —Jenny McLatcher, Preschool Board

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Paintball Blast Evergreen/Evermore Sat Oct 16th Everlast High School Oct 17th The cost for the event is $40 per student. This includes everything you need to play. Moms and Dads are totally invited. Please bring a sack lunch and drinks to share. Wear light, loose fitting clothes and tough shoes. It can still be pretty warm so bring lots of water bottles. We will meet at the church at 9 a.m. on Sat. for Evergreen/Evermore and High School gathers after church on Sunday at noon. We will need parents to help provide transport, so if your parent is willing let me know!

Invite your friends! It’s gonna be awesome For more info or to RSVP contact Rev. Mike Killeen or 560-0423 by Sunday Oct 10th

ANNIVERSARIES 3 Oct 5 Oct 8 Oct 10 Oct 12 Oct 14 Oct 18 Oct 19 Oct

Gordon & Marsha Holt, Michael & Jennifer McLatcher Billy & Cindy Baschnagel, Kevin & Debbie Saul Tony & Gabrielle Adams John & Sandy Kaiser, George & Lisa Simpson Mike & Abby Brady, Brenda & Albert Gonzales Louis & Gretchen Owensby Byron & Catherine Hilton, Tish & Duane Pietsch Paul & Ruth Stein


20 Oct 21 Oct 22 Oct 23 Oct 24 Oct 31 Oct

David & Vanessa Erps Larance & Barbara Coleman, Joel & Sarah Silva Bob & Carolyn Beardslee Bryan & Renee Philips, Michael & Jean Thomas, Jay & Leslie Woods Clif & Susan Martin Mike & Rebecca Berryman

Welcome, New SHPC Members!

Dustin & Sharon DeVries fell in love with SHPC years ago, and are thrilled to officially join! 33-year-old web-designing Aggies, they enjoy tennis, swimming, music, and spending time with their friends, family—and 2 dogs!

Louis & Brittany Cantu moved to Austin 5 years ago—Brittany from College Station; Louis from Houston. In a year and a a half, they went from dating to married to having Halli—and are excited to be a part of the SHPC family. Lillie Bean lives with her daughter. She has four grown daughters, two of whom live here in Austin.

Hanz & Nina Wasserburger moved here from Columbus, OH two years ago with their sons Wesley (8) and Mason (4). Not pictured: Tino Mendiola III


Debbi Toh has lived in Austin for 16 years, and is happy to finally find a church home.

Joys – Karen-Marie Hyland, home safely after a year's service in Iraq—Marco Vasquez, friend of Thure & Shannon Cannon, returned home safely after serving one year in Afghanistan—Cooper Ashby Boob was born August 8th to Tyler & Alison Boob—Nicholas Angelo Giovaniello was born August 19th to Andrea & Vincent Giovanniello

Sorrows –

Ben Sorrell passed away September 10th—Sherry Todd’s brother, Mark Johnson, passed away unexpectedly on September 8th—Linda, Faith’s partner, passed away September 6th of lung cancer—Edward Bell’s father, Jerry Bell, passed away August 28th—Tom Henry, husband of Inace Henry, passed away August 22nd—Bob Adams passed away August 11th—James Huff, uncle of Modena Dailey, passed away August 15th

Please pray for — Fran Webb, mother of Carlen Floyd, chemo and radiation for lung cancer—Hank Seyfarth’s brother Eddie’s returning lung cancer —Clare and her family, as they prepare for the death of her grandfather—the Torres-Morfin family, who lost loved ones in an automobile accident September 15th—the community, students, and staff members at Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary, where two of the Torres-Morfin girls attended school—baby Garrett Knolle, recovering from surgery for cochlear implants—baby Mariana Bjeletich, grandniece of Dan Bjeletich, recovering from successful liver transplant on Sept. 13th—Drew, son of The Rev. Linda Dinsdale, severely injured in an accident—Courtney Cole, undergoing experimental treatment for cancer—Julia Domicoli, daughter of Shirley & Lino Domicoli, recovering from a liver biopsy —Garland “Griff” Griffith, recovering from a fall —Suzie & Mark Bridges, with Christopher and Jeremy, cleaning up after having their home flood September 7th-8th—Faith, grieving for her partner Linda; plus coping with her home flooding two days later—Mal & Blanche Hunter, as they work thru Mal’s illness— Roz Seiler, home and recovering fairly well from neck surgery—Daisy Bates’ mom, Sefulufitu Papalii, recovering from gall-bladder surgery—Marilyn Bell, mother of Edward Bell, on the death of her husband—Bruce Roberson, undergoing chemotherapy for skin cancer—Wayne & Pam Gonzalez’s neighbor, Craig Cunningham, cancer—Augustus Fleming, cousin of Sam & Olivia Williams, injured in a traffic accident—DeeDee Green, friend of Valerie Ashbaugh & Lori Whitmire, recently diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma—Tom & Jocelyn Logan, founders and driving forces behind Marion Medical Mission in Malawi and friends of Tom O’Meara, grieving for their adult son Martin, killed in a boating accident—Tom O’Meara’s friend, Malcolm Harris, recovering from surgery— Yvonne Bible, friend of Graham Williford, in need of a liver transplant—infant Michael, born two months premature to Joey & Mary Elizabeth, friends of Laura Bost—the leadership of SHPC as they discern a path for our future—Pastor Kenneth Muyira & the congregation of Manyamula Presbyterian Church—Pastor Chimwemwe Mhango and his family

Please pray for members of the Armed Forces, loved ones, and all world leaders involved in war zone crises including: Paul Floyd, brother of Beaman and son of Jack & Jean Floyd... Matt Yanez, son of Deb Ballew’s co-worker Phillip Yanez... Temple & Janet Ingram’s daughter Kate Ingram... James Crowder, friend of Tom & Mike McNelley... Eric Wesley, Jack & Carol Gilchrist’s friend... Benjamin Rogers, brother-in-law of Candice & Alex Valdes... Christopher Lehmann, son of Mark Lehmann... Larry Roberman, brother of Lori Whitmire... Darrel Debbish, father of friend of Meredith Warren... Keri (Reeves) Fielder, niece of Deb Erlanson... Eric Huerta, nephew of Michael McNelley’s co-workers... Derek & Kristi Fisher's nephew, John Fisher...

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John Moehlman, Karmen Miller, Robin Ward, Mason Hyde Monica Williams, Aaron Camp, Jessica Mathaes, Callie Low Jim Immitt, Deb Erlanson, Emily Bush Marvine Sass, Ruth Budic, Amanda Hill, Jason Hill, Andie Kruczkowski, Luke Streit Faries McDaniel, Jeff Whitmire, Kendall Ort, Desiree Waugh, Hayden Murphy Tom VanOsselaer, Dan Brinks, Amy Slaughter, Morgan Gray, Andrew Lewis, Ramsey Hutton Richard Chase, Kelly Melnyk, Emma Kolesnik Cindy Breed, Laura Morales, Judy Schroeder, Heidi Gensler, Sho Sato Richard Snell, Kendall Adams, Sierra Webb Kristin Garcia Gaston Broyles, Rick Lewis, David Floto, Gabe Aardema Euna Faye Pryor, David Howard, Jai Leigh Addison, Alice Lineberry, Vanessa Erps, Amy Gross Dallas Scott Stefan Haag, Andy Albin, Jessica Goulding, Ryan Wilkins

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24 Oct 25 Oct

26 Oct

Jane Hall, Mike McDonald, Suzie Molina-Bridges Modena Dailey, Jean Thomas, Rob Johnson, Jessica Moore Alexis Valdes Margaret Nakamura, Sarah Scott, Tracy Kuper, Aimee Killeen, Mike McLatcher, Alissa Hutton, Brian Golliher Vada Boehme, Andrew Brock, Allison Oliver Bob Barker, Dan Lawler, Robert Hicks, Kim Arthur, Tyler Chambers, Aidan Rooke Alec Smith, Megan Kalda, Kate Buffler, Rachel Bode Kevin Saul, Wendy Uzzle, Carly Simpson Martha Meador, Dan Mudgett, Kayleigh Shumaker, Jacob Bullock, Tristan Arnold Bill Richardson David Wheeler, Mukamba Ngalamulume, Karen Johnson, James Moore, Christi Dickinson, Gabriel Moore, Jacob Biles Dinah Strayhorn, Harold Williams, Barbara Christenson, Marty Starkjohann, Joanna Peters, Emily Geyer, Caleb Dukes, Natalie Gerold


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31 Oct

Jessica Wade, Ethan Cole, Miranda Beard, Zachary Johnson Karen Thompsen, Chris Gordon Howard Bonebrake, Ralph Peters, Tim Coolman, Jessica Litteaur, Katherine Steele, Liana Green, Katie Johnson, Ben Bell, Paul Sharpe, Andrew Erps, Julia Cloyd Marti Dryk, Greg Guernsey, Dustin McManus, Corey Henricks, Jack Lunsford, Olivia Paniagua, Duncan Wilkes Bob Barry, Tary Snyder, Roz Seiler, Don Nowakowski, Renee Forsythe, Amie Chalberg, Cindy Meyer, Kyle Chambless

Joanna & Chris Farwell 6106 La Naranja Ln Austin 78749-3403

Eric &Jane Cox 7520 Brecourt Manor Way Austin 78739-2249

Beth Andrade 136 Strawn Kyle TX 78649-4326

Pam & Jim Immitt 8102 Ganttcrest Dr. Austin 78749-3512 Vincent & Andrea Giovanniello 5913 Kabaye Cv Austin 78749-1927

Joyce Lucas 3738 Indian Point Drive Austin 78739 Phone: 512.351.1665

Mike & Andrea Brauer 6667 Whitemarsh Valley Walk Austin TX 78746



Disciple 1, library

The Ark, UpStreet, Faithwalk The Ark, Live B.I.G. Everlast, Student Lounge :: Everafter, FMC

9:30 a.m. 1 p.m.


3 p.m. 7 p.m.

9:30 a.m.


7 p.m.

6:15 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

9:30 a.m. 6 p.m.


In the Studio, port. B In the Studio, port. B

Mothers of Young Children (MYC) Devotional :: Disciple 1 Stone by Stone, port. B Worship Choir, sanctuary :: Disciple 4, library

Disciple 3, library Evergreen, Student Lounge :: Foundations, port. B KidJaM, FMC Handbell Choir, rm. 5 :: Wednesday Evening Bible Study (WEBS), library :: 1st Corinthians study, rm. 7 Praise & Worship rehearsal, sanctuary :: Evermore, Student Lounge

6:30 a.m. The Brotherherd (Men’s Ministry), sanctuary 10 a.m. Icing on the Cake, port. B 7 p.m. Three Months with Paul, library


7 p.m.


9:30 a.m. 11 a.m. 6:30 p.m.


EVERY WEEK Children at the Lord’s Table, sanctuary

In the Studio begins, port. B

23 Saturday

“Groan”-Ups Game Day, rm. 7

Fall Adult Retreat returns Service for Healing and Wholeness, sanctuary

Disciple 2, library Association of Retired Christian Men, port B Book Group, port. B

KidStuf! FMC

Inquirers’ Class, library OUR STORY: Africa Mission Fellowship

Disciple 2, library

Commitment Sunday 10:30 a.m. Fall Family Meet & Greet, FMC porch

31 Sunday

Habitat For Humanity Ecumenical Build Student Ministry trip to Fiesta TX

30 Saturday

9:30 a.m.

29 Thursday

10 a.m. Association of Retired Christian Men, port B Vibrant Dance/Faith & Science conference begins

28 Thursday

Vibrant Dance/Faith & Science conference begins

26 Tuesday

5:30 p.m. 6 p.m.

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9:30 a.m. 10 a.m. 7 p.m.

14 Thursday

6:30 p.m.

13 Wednesday

10 a.m.

12 Tuesday

7 p.m.

10 Sunday

Fall Adult Retreat begins 11:30 a.m. Golden Years Lunch Bunch 5:30 p.m. Family Game Night, FMC

Book Fest! SHPC parking lot

OCTOBER childcare request deadline 10 a.m.

11 Saturday

Family Matters: Teen Tech

No MYC due to IHN

22 Friday

24 Sunday

Fellowship Bridge Group, rm. 7

6:30 p.m.

21 Thursday

7 p.m.

Mary-Martha Circle, rm. 7 Disciple 4 begins, library Stone by Stone begins

Prayer Shawl Ministry, rm. 7

20 Wednesday

IHN begins Everlast Paintball 6 p.m.Israel class, library OCTOBER newsletter deadline

17 Sunday

SAM: Chuckwagons in Llano Evergreen/Evermore Paintball 6:30 p.m. Great Date #2

16 Saturday

8 Friday

10 a.m. 7 p.m.

7 Thursday

7 p.m.

5 Tuesday

WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY 11 a.m. 1st Communion, during worship 5 p.m. Ice Cream Social & Picnic, new land on Hwy. 290 5: 30 p.m. FILO Young Adults, library

3 Sunday

9:30 a.m.

2 Saturday

9:30 a.m., 1 p.m.

1 Friday