Service Schedule for the Week of Christmas and Christmas Season

by Fr. Daniel+ on December 2, 2021
Below is a schedule for all worship services at St. Liz for the week of Christmas through the end of Christmas Season (Epiphany on Jan 6). Unless otherwise noted, all services are indoors in our primary worship space, and we ask that all participants wear masks while inside. God’s Peace,Daniel+ Sunday, December 19th—6pm, ‘Blue...
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Stomping Bluebonnet Seeds

Stomping Bluebonnet Seeds

by Fr. Daniel+ on November 17, 2021
“…these are the ones sown on the good soil: they hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirty and sixty and a hundredfold” (Mark 4:20). This Sunday after worship, we’re going out into...
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Confirmation in D Major

Confirmation in D Major

by Fr. Daniel+ on November 11, 2021
One of the most recognizable pieces of music is Pachelbel’s "Canon in D Major." That word canon means “rule” or “law.” When you listen to Pachelbel’s “Canon in D,” you might say that the...
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Stewardship This Year: What to Expect

Stewardship This Year: What to Expect

by Fr. Daniel+ on October 28, 2021
It’s time for our annual focused financial stewardship effort, so today I’d like to let you know what you can expect. We’ll spend more time on the spiritual and pastoral dimensions of giving in...
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By What Authority? (Mark 11:27-33)

By What Authority? (Mark 11:27-33)

by Guest Author, Seminarian Krista Heuett on October 13, 2021
Last Sunday, Fr. Daniel shared with us the story of the fig tree and Jesus’s hunger outside of Jerusalem. He also shared, “Where this is Jesus, there is food, and where there is food, there is a...
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St. Liz Offerings + Ways to Get Involved

St. Liz Offerings + Ways to Get Involved

by Fr. Daniel+ on October 7, 2021
Last Sunday during outdoor worship, we talked about seasons of the spirit. Seasons of abundance and power, like Jesus surrounded by palm-waving crowds. Seasons of growing lean and dying to self...
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Remember the Soil: the Rich Man and Blind Bartimaeus (Mark 10:32-52)

Remember the Soil: the Rich Man and Blind Bartimaeus (Mark 10:32-52)

by Fr. Daniel+ on September 23, 2021
One of the questions we return to every so often in our Wednesday bible study is, “How would Mark want us to read this passage?” A good way to answer that question is to look for other passages...
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For Our Leadership Meeting this Sunday: Some Questions to Ponder

For Our Leadership Meeting this Sunday: Some Questions to Ponder

by The Rev. Daniel P. Strandlund on September 9, 2021
As I said this past Sunday, our next Bishop’s Committee meeting is this Sunday, September 12 at 7:30pm. We’ll meet via Zoom, for about an hour. The link is included as a post script at the...
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The Tail of Two Comets: Vespasian and Jesus of Nazareth (Mark 8:27-38)

The Tail of Two Comets: Vespasian and Jesus of Nazareth (Mark 8:27-38)

by The Rev. Daniel P. Strandlund on September 2, 2021
The Tail of Two Comets: Vespasian and Jesus of Nazareth (Mark 8:27-38) On Sundays at St. Liz, we’re coming to the end of chapter 9 in our modified Mark lectionary, but since it’s been so...
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For Sunday’s Sermon: Chopin’s Tristesse

For Sunday’s Sermon: Chopin’s Tristesse

by The Rev. Daniel P. Strandlund on August 26, 2021
In Sunday’s sermon, I’m going to tell a story about a young marine in Vietnam who listened to a music box to help him cope with the horrors of the war going on around him. The music box played a...
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Updates: Pandemic Precautions + Youth Confirmation

Updates: Pandemic Precautions + Youth Confirmation

by The Rev. Daniel P. Strandlund on August 19, 2021
Two updates for us this week are pandemic precautions and details for youth confirmation. First: Your Bishop’s Committee and I met this past Sunday via Zoom. On our agenda was to re-evaluate...
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A Pastoral Letter to the Pandemic’s Older Sons (and Daughters)

A Pastoral Letter to the Pandemic’s Older Sons (and Daughters)

by The Rev. Daniel P. Strandlund on August 12, 2021
I had a conversation with a friend of mine this week. He’s got young kids who are about to start school, and like a lot of parents right now, he’s worried about how safe they’ll be. Will students...
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Ritual Hearts

Ritual Hearts

by The Rev. Daniel P. Strandlund on August 5, 2021
I have never been very good at staying in touch with friends and family back in Alabama. So maybe three years ago, I decided that I’d use my commute from Buda back to Austin to call folks back...
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A Litany of Thanksgiving

A Litany of Thanksgiving

by BCP 836-837 on July 1, 2021
Let us give thanks to God our Father for all his gifts so freely bestowed upon us. For the beauty and wonder of your creation, in earth and sky and sea.We thank you, Lord. For all that is gracious...
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A Few Weeks Away

A Few Weeks Away

by The Rev. Daniel P. Strandlund on June 23, 2021
Maybe six weeks after the snowstorm, Lucy sat me down and in no uncertain terms told me I needed to take a break this summer. “Not a week or two either,” she said. “More like a month.” She was...
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