Ministering to the Northeast Area of San Antonio for over 50 years


September 15, 2020

This week's Events… 
  • Vestry Meeting - 7:00 p.m. - Tuesday, Sept 15
  • Online Bible Study on the Prophets - 10:00 a.m. - Thursday Sept 17.
  • Contemplative Prayer Service - 10:00 a.m. - Saturday Sept.19
  • Sunday Worship followed by Virtual Coffee Hour - 9:00 a.m.- Sunday Sept 20

IF YOU CAN PUSH A BUTTON AND ARE LOOKING FOR A NEW WAY TO SERVE, we are looking for volunteers to run both the streaming equipment and the worship slides. Ideally, we would like all of the "tech volunteers" to be cross trained but will sign you up for whichever you feel called to run. It really is as simple as pushing a button. If you would like more information please contact Fr. Chris.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT OUR RESALE SHOP.  Our resale shop is a great way to get involved in Resurrection's mission and ministry. You will interact with the community at large, be able to help people find needed items and talk to them about our congregation. You will also help finance the church's mission and interact with other members of the congregation. If you have any kind of retail experience that would be helpful but not necessary, ALL ARE WELCOME! You can volunteer for a regular shift or put yourself on the call list for substitutes.  For more information or to volunteer, contact Fr. Chris.

BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO OF AN ORCHID. We're wondering if anyone has seen a black and white photo of an Orchid it is 14"x16"  with a black frame, and was last seen in what was the RCC director's office. Please contact Fr. Chris with any information.

TIME TO UPDATE THE ONLINE DIRECTORY. It's time to update our online directory. You can  log in using this link: or the link you will find on our website: Please check over your information and update as necessary, If you haven't already done so add a picture of yourself to your profile. If you have not signed up for our directory - click on "create account" at the bottom of the log in box.

DONATIONS FOR ALTAR FLOWERS ARE BEING ACCEPTED.  If you would like to donate the altar flowers there is a sign up sheet in the narthex or you can click here to order online. The cost is $30. People often donate them in celebration of birthdays and anniversaries or to remember loved ones. Or sometimes just because. If you have any questions contact Gera Chestnutt.

PLEASE CONTINUE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS  As we spend this time in isolation, we are still capable of small acts of generosity.  Please continue your contributions to the Church as they enable larger acts in your name. You can either donate online via the Church website OR you can drop a check in the mail - The church address is 5909 Walzem Rd. Windcrest TX 78218. Thank you for your continued support - Dorcas Sampson, Sr. Warden.
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Cheryl Sanders

Psalm 145
Psalms are the songs of the Bible. Many texts of hymns in the 1982 Hymnal are paraphrased psalms. Psalms are often written in poetic or other symbolic form. Psalm 145 in the original Hebrew is in acrostic form. Each line begins with a letter of the Hebrew alphabet in sequential order. A paraphrase of its first 12 verses is used in hymn 414, “God, my King, thy might confessing” The text is by Richard Mart (1776-1848). It is a psalm if praise. Enjoy this simple rendition.
Hymn 414, God My King Thy Might Confessing

Fr. Chris

With the addition of  Psalm 4 we now have Eighteen Psalms posted on YouTube. Look forward to Psalms 23, 103, 121 and 150 being added throughout the week.  You can view them by clicking here. Invite your friends to view them and use them in your daily devotions.  The psalms are primarily hymns and they need to be spoken and/or sung in order to receive the full impact of what they are saying to us and for us.  

There are plenty more Psalms to be recorded. If you would like to participate or have already participated and would like to record some more Psalms contact Fr. Chris at


The numbers of new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, people on ventilators and the positivity rate have all been decreasing over the last several weeks. This is encouraging but we need to remember that COVID-19 hasn't and isn't going away. It's simply being contained by the wearing of masks, social distancing and hand washing.

That said, we will begin gathering in-person again on September 27. This date will allow us to thoroughly assess any COVID-19 related issues that may arise on Labor Day or are connected to kids going back to school. We will monitor both situations and if they create significant problems we will push back our opening date.

In addition, the Bishop has lifted restrictions on gathering for Sunday School, Bible Studies and various other meetings beginning September 14. This does not mean we will go back to in-person meetings right away, but does mean we can begin to make plans and come up with protocols for these meetings.

We will continue with one service at 9 AM for the foreseeable future. The KEEPING EACH OTHER SAFE DURING WORSHIP guidelines are still in full affect and will be until there is some sort of treatment and/or vaccine. Click Here to read them. Please not there is one change from the previous guidelines - face masks will be required

We will continue to offer services via YouTube for those of you who are not able or would prefer not to attend in-person worship. Click here to watch last Sunday's service


We continue with our study of the Prophets. This week we will take an in-depth look at Hosea 8:1-10:15. Here are some discussion questions that will guide our conversation
  1. Why does Hosea sound the alarm? What is the danger? Why do eagles hover? What sorts of things do we do today that break the covenant? (Chap 8, 9, 10) 
  2. How did men become kings in Israel at the time of Hosea (2 kings 15:10,14,25,30)
  3. How will Israel reap what she sows? (Chap 8)
  4. Despite Israel's infidelities what is God's intent for his people? (Chap 8)
  5. Various fertility cults were common among the people. What link do you see between these cults and the harvest? What do these fertility rites say about who gave the increase? How does God regard Israel's offerings and sacrifice? (Chap 9)
  6. What had Israel done for many years with God's blessing? What should they have done with the "sacred stones" present in the land (Deut. 16:21-22) As a result, what happened? What will God do now? (Chap 10)
  7. In addition to their Idols, in what had Israel been trusting? What will happen to both of these "security blankets"? (Chap 10)
  8. What was the lesson for Israel? How is Hosea applying this lesson in the present circumstance? What is the "double sin" of Israel? What is the yoke she can expect? (Chap 10)
Join us this Thursday (Sept. 17) at 10:00 a.m. Here is the link you will need:
You can also call  in: (346) 248- 7799  Meeting ID: 833 2234 1114

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“I might not be a good singer but I will praise and worship God with all my heart. I might not be the best dancer but I will dance for the Lord all the days of my life.” 
                                                            ~Euginia Herlihy~


Laura Cole (9/15), Janelle Tye (9/16), Oliver Blankenship (9/20)

Watch over your children, O Lord, as their days increase; bless and guide them wherever they may be. Strengthen them when they stand; comfort them when discouraged or sorrowful; raise them up if they fall; and in their hearts may your peace which passes understanding abide all the days of their lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Blessings to all who are celebrating anniversaries this week.

O God, you have so consecrated the covenant of marriage that in it is represented the spiritual unity between Christ and his Church: Send therefore your blessing upon these your servants, that they may so love, honor, and cherish each other in faithfulness and patience, in wisdom and true godliness, that their home may be a haven of blessing and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Jennie, Sean, James, Cheryl, Doris, Lauren, Michael, Darryl, Beth, Danny, Paul, Dave, Danielle, Keith, The Filippini Family

Almighty God, giver of life and health: Send your blessing on all who are in trouble, sorrow,
need, sickness or any other adversity, and upon those who minister to them, that all weakness may
be vanquished by the triumph of the risen Christ; who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.
Prayer requests are kept in this list and in the prayers of the people until the end of any given month unless otherwise requested. If you would like to view the complete parish prayer list click here
If you are interested in joining any of the following groups, please email the point of contact. All of our ministries are open groups and anyone can join. Some ministries require training. If you're not sure where you're being called to serve, Fr. Chris is available to talk with you about it.

Opportunities: Rhonda Campbell (
Worship Leaders: Fr. Chris: (
Music: Cheryl Sanders (
Vestry: Dorcas Sampson (tante_d@att,net)                                            
Altar Guild: Gera Chestnutt (     
Daughters of the King: Andrea Knight (
Boy Scouts: Kathy Cranford (
EfM: Larry Morgan (
Foreign/Domestic Missions: Ferol Senter (
Godly Play: Misty Whitney ( 
Pastoral Care Team: Alan Whitney (

Mission to the Neighborhood: Jay Buzzini (
Our mailing address is:
5909 Walzem Rd
Windcrest, TX 78218
Phone: 210-655-5484

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