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					            Vision sTaTemenT
           “Having been brought by
           divine grace to embrace the
           crucified and risen Christ,
             and grounded in Holy
                Scripture and the
                  historic Baptist                                   The FirsT BapTisT ChurCh oF ausTin, Texas
           distinctive of freedom, the                             A People’s Cathedral in the Heart of Austin since 1847
            First Baptist Church of
                                                 Volume LXIII                            May 18, 2011                            Number 10
             Austin chooses to be a Saturday, June 4 from 9 am to 3 pm
            people’s cathedral in the
                heart of the city:                                                                      Healing Weekend
               Inviting all persons,                                                 Throughout the years, there has been much discussion of heal-
            Nurturing one another,                                                   ing within various faith traditions. Religious denominations have
                  and Serving in                                                     strong claims about Christian healing, as the Gospels are filled with
             adventurous obedience                                                   stories of Jesus’ healing miracles.
                 to Jesus Christ”                                                    A challenging issue, people sometimes shied away from healing
                                                                                                        services all together because they were viewed as scary or too
                                                                                                        charismatic.
                                                                                                        However, over time, more and more mainstream religious denomi-
                                                                                                        nations and non-denominations have employed Christian healing
                                                                                                        prayer in bringing people to health and wholeness in their lives.
                                                           First Baptist Weekend
                                                         HealingChurch of Austin will host an inspiring healing workshop on Saturday, June 4th from 9
512.476.26.25 | www.fbcaustin.org
                                                           at First BaptistRev. Dr. Jack Sheffield andand experienceSheffield, co-founders
                                                           am until 3 pm. Participants will have a unique opportunity to learn
                                                           emotional and physical healing from the                             Anna Marie
                                                                                                                                          more about spiritual,

                                                               of the Christ Healing Center in San Antonio.
                                                               Dr. Roger Paynter, Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Austin said the workshop is a great op-
                                                               portunity for discussion and to learn more about healing of body, mind and spirit. “It is not a scary thing.
                                                               Jesus came teaching and preaching and He also came healing.”
                                                               The Sheffield’s have been serving in the healing ministry for more than 20 years and have witnessed many
                                                               healings and miracles of God’s grace and power. Sharing the ministry of healing, they travel extensively
                                                               with Deep River Ministries, which they founded in 2001. Together they have prayed for thousands of
                                                               people and have assisted many others in releasing their spiritual gifts inside.
                                                               Rev. Dr. Sheffield was ordained a deacon in the United Methodist Church in 1979 and graduated from
                                                               Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in 1981. In 1993, he received nine months
                                                               of “Anglicanization” at the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, in Austin, Texas. Jack earned
                   In this issue:                              his Doctorate in Ministry from the Seabury Institute in Chicago, Illinois in June 2001.
                                                               That same year Jack and Anna Marie felt the call from God to begin an evangelistic ministry with the
          Children’s Ministry
                                                               purpose of spreading the Good News that Jesus is still in the business of healing His people: body, soul
       	                               .............	page 3    and spirit. He and Anna Marie have served as a couple in the pastorate for a total of 18 years, in both the
          Christian Education                                 Methodist Church and the Episcopal Church. They minister in all denominations and non-denominational
                                                               churches. In 2004, seeing the need for a place that would provide more in-depth prayer ministry, Jack and
       	                             ................	page 5
                                                               Anna Marie helped establish Christ’s Healing Center in San Antonio.
          EAT                                                 Rev. Sheffield said in today’s stressful world, people are suffering and hurting. “When Jesus came among
       	                             ................	page 6   us, He brought a vital ministry of healing that remains with us today and the healing He brings is very
                                                               much available to us. Jesus offers healing and reconciliation for anyone that seeks it.”
          Music
       	                       ................	page 4 & 7     Join us for this unique experience. Make your reservations today by calling the First Baptist Church Office
                                                               at (512) 476-2625. Early registration is only $10 to cover your lunch. Registration at the door is $20. After
          Youth                                               the workshop, you are also invited to attend our quarterly Taizé Healing Service on Sunday evening, June
       	                             ................	page 8   5th at 6:30 pm at First Baptist Church.
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                                                        WeeklyChurch Calendar
    Worship Care                                  Sunday, May 22
                                                  IHN ends
                                                                                                     9:30am           Sunday School:
                                                                                                                      Teacher Appreciation
  Worship Care is child care during our           Book Sale                                          11:00am          Worship: Roger Paynter
  Sunday morning worship service.                 9:00am          Church Library Open                2:30pm           Leading Ladies Broadway
  These persons have volunteered to               9:30am          Sunday School                                       Review
  help in the coming weeks:                       9:30am          EAT Sunday School Class         6:30pm              Taizé Healing Service


                                                                                                     2011Yearly Church
 Leader                                           11:00am         Worship: Roger Paynter
                                                  12:15pm         Youth Parents’ Mtg. in the Quad
 May 29             Ann Belcher
                                                  4:00pm          Cantamos Rehearsal
 June 5             Amie King                                                                                         Calendar
 June 12            Chrislyn Adkins               Monday, May 23                                     June
                                                  6:45am          Men’s Bible Study
                                                  6:00pm          Deacons’ Meeting                   6           Committee Night
 Infants and Creepers
                                                                                                     6-10        Outbound - Colorado
 May 29             Lisa & Jordan Dollar          Tuesday, May 24
 June 5             Cinda &                                                                          8, 15, 22   Wacky Wednesday
                                                  10:00am         Staff Meeting
                    David McCullars               6:30pm          Contemplative Prayer               12-17       Church Wide Camp-out
 June 12            Carleigh &                                                                                     at Trinidad CO
                                                  Wednesday, May 25
                    Trey Chapman                  4:45pm          Prayer Group                       12-17       SWBYC

 Toddlers
                                                  5:30pm
                                                  6:15pm
                                                                  Dinner
                                                                  Midweek Moorings:                  College Graduates
 May 29             DeNae & Gregg Lee                             Business Meeting &                 Naomi Broadway, St. Edwards, BA
 June 5             Robert Strickland &                           The Story of Stuff, Anita Gordon   Psychology, Magna Cum Laude
                                                  7:20pm          Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
                    Tommy Chiodo                                                                     David Cappolino (son of Karen and
 June 12            Kathleen Davis &              Friday, May 27                                     David Cappolino), University of
                    Ginger Luna                   10:00am         Prime Time Bible Study             Texas, Double Major: American Studies
                                                                   with Roger                        and Advertising
 2’s and 3’s                                      Sunday, May 29                                     Katie Dailey, Angelo State, Nursing
 May 29             Jenny Cooke-Shuchmann         9:00am          Church Library Open                School
                    David Schuchmann              9:30am          Sunday School                    Jonathan Escalona, The School of Art
 June 5             Matt King &                   11:00am         Worship: Roger Paynter, Preacher Institute of Chicago Bachelor of Fine
                    David Matthews                Monday, May 30                                   Arts in Film
 June 12            Jenny & Bill Eversole         Holiday - Church Office Closed                   Lauren Greaves, Texas A & M, BS
                                                                                                   Agriculture Communications and
                                                  Tuesday, May 31
 Clarion Deadlines                                10:00am         Staff Meeting
                                                                                                   Journalism, Cum Laude

Deadline	            					Publication	Date        6:30pm          Contemplative Prayer             Michael Groves, University of Texas,
                                                                                                   BA English
May 26                      June 1                Wednesday, June 1
June 9                      June 15               4:45pm          Prayer Group                       David Strickland, University of North
                                                  5:30pm          Dinner                             Texas, BS Math
Please email submissions to
                                                  6:15pm          Midweek Moorings                   Heather Lee, Austin Presbyterian
Clarion@fbcaustin.org                             7:20pm          Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal          Theological Seminary, Masters of
                                                  Saturday, June 4                                   Divinity
 Listen on the Radio each week:                   9:00am-3:00pm Healing Workeend                     Amy Wiles, Austin Presbyterian Theo-
 The Zollie Steakley Men’s Bible Study Class of   7:00pm        Leading Ladies Broadway              logical Seminary, Masters of Divinity.
 the First Baptist Church of Austin. 10:30am                    Review
 each Sunday morning                                                                                 Tate Hemingson Southern Methodist
 KLGO radio 98.5 and 99.3
                                                  Sunday, June 5                                     University, Law
                                                  9:00am          Church Library Open
May 18, 2011                                      The Clarion                                                                         Page 3

                                                                                                      Love and Serve
                                                                                                      Your Neighbor:
                                                                                                      A Heifer
                                                                                                      Project Camp!
                                                                                                      2011 Vacation Bible School and
                                                                                                      Creative Arts Camp


Children’s Ministry
                                                                                                      June 27-July 1
                                                                                                     In Vacation Bible School, 4-year-olds
                                                                                                     through 5th graders will travel around
    First Baptist Church of Austin                                                                   the world learning how they can love and
                                                                                                     serve our neighbors in India, Africa, South

   Calendar of
                                              America, Thailand and the United States through the Heifer Project. Each day we will have a dif-
                                              ferent focus Bible story, Bible memory verse and Heifer Project animal.

   Events                                     Kindergarteners through Fifth grade may stay for Creative Arts Camp from noon until 4 p.m.
                                              Children attending Creative Arts Camp will continue to explore different cultures around the world
                                              through a variety of performing and visual arts.
   Every Sunday:
                                              Vacation Bible School (9 a.m. to Noon) – FREE
   Sunday School @ 9:30am
                                              Creative Arts Camp (Noon to 4 p.m.) - $50 (plus a sack lunch)
   Children’s Chapel for K-3rd graders        Think of our camp as a gift from our church to the community. Every year at least half the children
   during worship.                            attending are visitors. Plan to come help everyday if possible! Let us know which days you will
                                              be able to help out, morning or afternoon. There are many ways to support our camp week. To
   Every Wednesday                            find out how you can help in Vacation Bible School, contact co-directors Roxie Keenan at roxie-
   during the school year                     keenan@yahoo.com and Ann Belcher at annbelcher@gmail.com. To find out how you can help
   Children’s choirs @ 5pm                    with Creative Arts Camp, contact Debra Watkins at newbycpa@juno.com and Murphy McBride
                                              at murphmcb@hotmail.com.
   Missions education @ 6:15pm
                                              To register your children for Vacation Bible School and/or Creative Arts Camp, please contact
   May                                        Dorothy at dstrickland@fbcaustin.org or download registration forms at www.fbcaustin.org.


                                              Parents’ Night Out!
   30 Memorial Day

  Important Children’s Ministry               The next Parents’ Night Out is July 16 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. There is no Parents’ Day or Night

  Dates for your Calendars!                   Out scheduled for June.
                                              Cost is $10 per child with a $20 family max. Bring their sack suppers. Contact Dorothy Strickland
  June 27-July 1    Vacation Bible School &   at dstrickland@fbcaustin.org to reserve spots for your children at PNO.
                    Creative Arts Camp        Future dates for Parents’ Day/Night Out: September 17 (night), October 15 (day), November 5
                                              (night) and December 3 (day).
  June 8, 15, 22 & July 6 Wacky Wednesdays!
  July 25-29 Southwest Baptist Children’s
                   Camp
                                              Thanks for Oak Springs Carnival
                                              Thank you church family for coming through once again in support of Oak Springs Elementary in
                                              their annual Spring Carnival! Thank you, Joanna Willard for coordinating all the FBC volunteers.
                                              I hear it was a great day! Thank you everyone who attended the carnival, spent money and volun-
                                              teered! Thank you, Ron Cartlidge for getting fabulous magicians! Thank you church family for all
                                              the donations of cash, prizes, cakes, baked goods, sodas and more! Every donation means more
                                              profit for the school and the classroom teachers. It’s not too late to donate money to the 2011 Oak
                                              Springs Elementary carnival. Bring cash donations (checks made out to FBC Austin with carnival
                                              in the memo line) to the church office. THANK YOU!!!
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END OF YEAR CHOIR
CELEBRATION
What a great time we had Sunday afternoon at the annual choir awards
celebration. The children’s and youth choirs and their families, with many
guests and church members, enjoyed a potluck lunch together following
worship. Then, each children and youth choir sang a couple of fun songs
and received their awards for the 2010-2011 choir year. Highlights were
the Carol Choir presenting an Orff spectacular glorifying the culinary
delights of pizza, the Youth Choir singing the 60’s hit, The Lion Sleeps
Tonight, each member of the Melody Choir singing a solo, the Celebra-
tion Choir demonstrating their ability to move every part of their body
on Father Abraham and the Bethlehem Choir showing off their rhythm
stick prowess. It’s been a fun year and we look forward to another one
starting in the fall!
Many thanks to our teachers: Sybi Ward, Debra Watkins, Louise Avant,
Margaret Henderson and Deb Keenan. Our accompanists: David Weigle,
Lori Denson and our handbell director, Bob Avant. We couldn’t do it
without our consistent and dedicated helpers: Karon Hammond, Clara
Newby, Ann Belcher, Melanie Avant, Holly Phillip, Elizabeth Avant and
Roxie Keenan.
We were thrilled to give Excellent Attendance awards to :
Bethlehem Choir - Bella Chapman, Alex Joseph, Grace Montgomery,
Delailah Rodriguez
Melody Choir - Genevieve Barrett, Michael Clark, Chloe McCullars, Sarah
Montgomery
Carol Choir - Kamari Byrd-Gooden, Madison Joseph, Bianca
Rodriguez
Celebration Choir - Autumn Adair, Elizabeth Ketteman, Marillah King,
Daniel Morris, Kristen Phillip
Imago Dei - Hannah Grounds and William Pinteric
Promoting to the Melody Choir from the Bethlehem Choir - Noah
Celestino, Bella Chapman, Sloane Ennis, Grace Montgomery, Delailah
Rodriguez, Arden Spears and William Wilkes
Promoting to the Carol Choir from the Melody Choir - Genevieve Bar-
rett, Charlotte Mahmoud, Chloe McCullars, Eyan McCullars and Sarah
Montgomery
Promoting to the Celebration Choir from the Carol Choir - Luca Celestino,
Sam Ennis, Maddy Mahmoud and Allison Vanderslice
Promoting to the Trinity Chorus from the Celebration Choir - Elizabeth
Ketterman
Promoting to the Imago Dei Choir from the Trinity Chorus - Carolyn
Adkins, Jacquelyn Adkins and Nicole Phillip
Promoting to the Sanctuary Choir from the Imago Dei Choir - Jezreel
Atkison and Hannah Grounds
High Points Awards were given to: Marillah King and Elizabeth Kette-
man in Celebration Choir and Caroline Miller and William Pinteric in
Imago Dei Choir
A special award was given to Marillah King for memorizing 11 hymns
this year.
Many thanks to Arleigh De Leon, Jacque English, Karon and David
Hammond, Jim McNabb and Leslie Moore from the Music Committee
for their help with lunch. A wonderful time was had by all!!
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Christian Education                                                                    Find your place in
Upcoming Prime                                                                         Sunday Morning
Time Events                                                                               Bible Study!!
                                                                               YOUNGER ADULT DIVISION
Prime Time Bible Study with Dr. Roger Paynter                                  Amani
Topic: Major Themes in the Gospel of John                                       Justice: What’s the Right Thing To Do by Michael Sandel
Friday, May 27 | 10 am to 11:30 am in Fellowship Hall
                                                                               Awakening
A Light Brunch will be Available.
                                                                                The Challenge of Jesus by N.T. Wright
Watch for more details…
                                                                               Berakah
June 28    San Antonio Mission Tour and River Walk
                                                                                Studies from the Book of Jonah
July 10    Quarterly Luncheon and Trinity Street Players
           play, The Nerd
August     Brunch at Mozart’s and Museum Tour                                  SYMPOSIUM CLASSES
October Train Trip to Fort Worth                                               #1 N.T Wright’s Simply Christian
                                                                               #2 “The Life of Jesus through eyes of the Four Gospel Writers”

                                 Larry has a                                   #3 Henri Nouwen’s In the Name of Jesus


                                  new front                                    MEDIAN ADULTS
                                                                               New Wineskins
                                       porch                                     April 24 Welcome back home to celebrate the resurrection
                                                                               In May, Continuing study on Missions Involvement
                                                                               Theophilus
                                                                                  Taking Care of Business from Smyth/Helwys NextSunday.com online
                                                                               literature

                                                                               OLDER ADULT CLASSES
Thanks to all who contributed either sweat and/or equity for the front porch
project at Larry Willmore’s home! Larry and his family now have a brand new    The Lydia Class
front porch and steps. He was excited and thankful that he now can now          Romans: Good News for the Troubled World from Baptist Way Press
negotiate the steps without worrying about falling. His Mom was so proud,      Business and Professional Men
saying they now have the most beautiful front porch in the neighborhood.        A Christian Reflection Upon Aging by Don Searles
And Larry’s brother, Dewain took almost 200 pictures of the porch project.
                                                                               Love Class
He was impressed with the whole project and our caring so much about
                                                                                Love Beyond Reason by John Ortberg
Larry’s safety and comfort.
                                                                               Mixed Nuts
Tom Arthur
                                                                                Lessons from the Book of Daniel
                                 Wednesdays                                    Mary-Martha Class
                           5:30-6:15pm - $6 Dinner                                “Living with Stress” from Smyth/Helwys NextSunday.com online
                                                                               literature
                     6:00pm - Prayer, Hymn and Program
                                                                               Steakley Class
                          May 25 - Business Meeting &                            “Apocalyptic Literature” from Smyth/Helwys NextSunday.com
                        Anita Gordon - The Story of Stuff                      online literature
                            June Midweek Moorings                              Concordant and Couples Class
                       FBC Graduate Students talk about                         “Studies from the Gospel of Luke” from Baptist Way Press
                               their research
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                                                        LAST CHANCE for 2011
      E.A.T.                                            Environmental Stewardship
      NEWS                                              Classes
                                                   Thanks to all who have attended our Earth Month sessions. The FBC Environmental Action
                                                   Team (E.A.T.) has presented lessons on ecology, theology, personal action, and other faith
communities in Texas. We welcome you to join in our remaining Earth Month opportunities.
Final classes are this Sunday in the Chapel (2nd floor) 9:30 to 10:45 am and next Wednesday in the Great Hall (Midweek Moorings) from 6 to 7 pm.
Join us in exploring how social justice and personal actions relate to caring for Creation:

                Sunday School Classes                                                     MidWeek Moorings Classes
                5/22 Social Justice & Creation Care, Charlotte Bumbulis                   5/25 The Story of Stuff, Anita Gordon

Thanks to our excellent series of speakers, Chris Searles, Rev. Leigh Jackson, Anita Gordon, Amanda Robinson, and Charlotte Bumbulis, for leading
us through this year’s educational efforts! For more information about the E.A.T., and how you can get involved, or our remaining sessions, please
contact Sue Searles at 512-288-3262 or doncorburg@aol.com.
Also please note the excellent display by E.A.T. member Linda Thompson at our first floor recycling center by the choir room. Linda continues to cre-
ate inspiring and informative messaging about opportunities to engage with Creation, self-educate, and make a positive difference.
                                           The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it
                                                                         - Psalms 24:1




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                                                                              Cantamos Broadway Show:
                                                                                   Leading Ladies
                                                                             to benefit Christian Women’s Job Corp -

                                                                             Saturday, June 4 at 7:00pm
                                                                             Sunday, June 5 at 2:30pm
                                                                             Free admission, donations welcome, dessert served

                                                                             Includes solos by Alonda Montgomery, Johanna
                                                                             Friedrich, Deb Keenan, Debra Watkins, Sarah
                                                                             Zeringue, Jeanie Escalona, Deana Campbell, Janea
                                                                             Ingram, Ginger Young, Elizabeth Avant, Carrianne
                                                                             Abbott, Cinda McCullars and Linda Miller Raff

                                                                             Includes songs from Oklahoma, Chicago, Sunset
                                                                             Boulevard, Oliver, The Light in the Piazza, The Color
                                                                             Purple, Les Miserables, The Fantastiks, Mamma Mia and
                                                                             Wicked.

                                                                             There’s something for everyone!!
                                                                             Make your reservations today by calling the Music
                                                                             Office at 478-2241.




Church Library News
Your Church Library workers are continuing to process books, readying them for automated check-out. we are applying new spine labels, barcodes and insert-
ing cards and pockets in each book. Many of the books are getting dressed up with fresh new book jackets.
Your church library is open. There are Adult and Children titles ready for check-out now. While we may be working to ready each book for an automated
check-out, we are happy to have our members checking out books now.
There have been many generous donations of new titles given to the Church Library and we are ready to share them with you! Come in and browse through
the collection before Sunday School and after church. We are also open on Wednesday nights before and after dinner and Midweek Moorings.
With the processing of our current collection we are not in need of any more book dontations. However, we do have the following needs:
1. Additional volunteers to come on Wednesday afternoons to assist in processing the books.
2. A volunteer to organize the next used book sale.
3. Volunteers who are interested in establishing a Church Library Friends Group to promote the library.
If you are interested in any of there opportunities, please contact JoAnne Moore - jam3035inc@gvtc.com or Alice Belous - bibmomma@gmail.com.
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High School Graduates 2011
                         Hello, my name is Jezreel Atkison and I’ve been            I started attending FBC when I was two years old and
                         coming to First Baptist Church, Austin since I was         really can’t imagine myself anywhere else. I grew up
                         four months old. I went to the Christmas Fairs,            at this church singing in the choir, going to camps,
                         Choir Picnics, and Hanging-of-the-Green’s. In the          doing community service and, of course, learning
                         Youth Group I got to see the country (Mississippi,         about my faith. Through these various activities I
                         Louisiana, California, Arizona, El Paso, SWBYC in          have begun to figure out what I really care about
                         Sherman, Outbound in Colorado and Big Bend...)             and through this knowledge I began to carve my
                         all while helping others in need. I want to thank my       path. For the next four years I will be attending The
                         FBC family for guiding me on my faith journey. I           University of Texas at Austin where I will pursue a
                         will be graduating from McNeil High School on              degree in Accounting, study abroad, and (possibly)
May 28, 2011 at 4pm at the Cedar Park Event Center. Next fall, I will be            play in the band. I am so tremendously excited to start this next chapter of
attending the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor where I will be studyiing            my life and I will never forget all the fantastic memories I have made and all
Exercise Science and Business. Thank you FBC family.                                the remarkable people I have met. I want to say thank you to my friends and
Jez Atkison                                                                         family who have made my life so blessed, and thank you FBC for all of your
                                                                                    love and encouragement—I never could have done it without you!
                           From my earliest memories, First Baptist Church
                           was an important part of our family’s life and really Love, Hannah Grounds
                           a wonderful second home. When I was young the
                           church always smelled like graham crackers and                               Now that school is winding down approaching the
                           I will always remember making macaroni angels                                last weeks, I have different plans on the horizon.
                           during Christmas time. Eventually came “BIG”                                 When looking back on my experiences at the First
                           church and I can remember falling asleep on my                               Baptist Church of Austin so many memories come
                           Dad’s lap listening to Dr. Paynter preach. (no of-                            to mind. I can remember year after year I have been
                           fense Roger, but your voice was really soothing.)                             at First Baptist and how it has shaped me into the
                                                                                                         Christian I am today. From RA’s to youth quad and
Even today... I have a lot of friends in the church! Even when months go
                                                                                                         of course youth choir. I also enjoyed the mission
by that I am unable to attend services, each time I come to worship I always
                                                                                                          trips that helped open our eyes to the struggles in
feel at home. The friends I’ve made here, and the inspiration I’ve felt from
                                                                                                          others’ lives that we can help prevent. I want to
my leaders at First Baptist helps me realize that no matter where my path
                                                                                 thank everyone that held a role in my christian fellowship especially Kevin
takes me I will always be welcome here. After graduating from Westlake
                                                                                 Mitchell and Joe Bumbulis. I plan on attending Louisiana State University
High School, I’ll be attending Colorado State University and majoring in
                                                                                 where I want to major in Construction Management.
Forensic Psychology.
                                                                                 Will Henderson
Aubrey Martin
                           I graduate from Drip-     Well, it’s finally here … my graduation from high school. It does make me feel proud
                           ping Springs High         to reach this point, especially since I found out from my mother that graduating from
                           School in a few weeks     high school isn’t exactly a common thing for her family, so I know my family is very
                           and then I plan to at-    proud of me too.
                           tend Baylor University.   My family began coming to First Baptist only a few years ago, so I didn’t grow up in
                           I have been blessed       the church, but everyone has always been so nice to me. When we first started coming
                          with a loving family       here, I remember one of my little sisters saying, “Hey, I like this church; they always
                          and many opportuni-        have food.” While I didn’t attend church as regularly as my mother wanted, I did go to
                          ties. This church is one   a handful of youth group events that were memorable. The Colorado Outbound trip
                          of those opportunities.    was exciting. The white water rafting was a blast, and I enjoyed the hiking, even though
I have enjoyed my years at FBC and I am grateful     I fell down a lot. The FBC events I attended were always packed with a lot of fun, but they always included
to all the Sunday School teachers and the Youth      times of slowing down, taking a deep breath and remembering God. I’m also grateful for the opportunities I
leaders, Kevin, Joe and Tommy, for their spiritual   had to give back a little, like singing Christmas Carols at the nursing home, helping to build a deck at the nursing
guidance these last few years. This church has       home and feeding the homeless.
provided me with a safe place in which to grow       Thank you First Baptist for being such a wonderful church for my whole family. I’m glad my family chose this
and learn about my faith. Thank you to each and      church as their church home. Being the oldest of five children, I’m a bit envious of my younger siblings who
every one of you.                                    get to grow up in this church, but I’m glad they do.

Matthew Sparks                                       I plan on attending Austin Community College for a year to take my basics. I have hopes of transferring to UT
                                                     or another great college down the line, but I’ll just take it one day at a time, one step at a time.
                                                     Jessica Danielle Prince
May 18 2011                                             The Clarion                                                                                Page 9

              One Minute Financials                                                              First Baptist Church Staff
                                                                                                 To contact any member of the First Baptist
                           Including the garage loan payments:                                   staff, call the church office at 476-2625. You
      in the month of April, our donations exceeded our expenses by $69,593, and                 can also use voice mail and e-mail. To reach
           year to date, our donations have exceeded our expenses by $131,314.                   the FBC music office, call: 478-2241.

                                                                                                 Ministerial Staff
                                                                                                 Roger Paynter, Senior Pastor
                                                                                                          rpaynter@fbcaustin.org             ext. 203
                                                                                                 Doug Keenan, Minister of Pastoral Care
                                                                                                        dkeenan@fbcaustin.org           ext. 210

                                                                                                 Dorothy Strickland, Minister to Children
                                                                                                          dstrickland@fbcaustin.org       ext. 208
                                                                                                 Louise Avant, Minister of Music
                                                                                                          lavant@fbcaustin.org               ext. 218
                                                                                                 Joe Bumbulis, Minister to Students and Mission
                                                                                                          jbumbulis@fbcaustin.org            ext. 211
                                                                                                 Heather Lee, Interim Minister to Young Adults
                                                                                                           and University Students
                                                                                                           hlee@fbcaustin.org

                                                                                                 Office Staff
Are Any                                         MISSIONS GIVING:                                 Marshall Smith, Business Administrator
Among You Sick?                                 Unified Missions giving, fiscal                            msmith@fbcaustin.org         ext. 207

                                                     year (Aug-July): $19,148                    Janet Keesee, Pastor’s Secretary
Special Prayers                                                                                           jkeesee@fbcaustin.org              ext. 204
Dorothy Andrews
JW Barnes                                                                                        Karen Cappolino, Education/Membership/Receptionist
                                                                                                          kcappolino@fbcaustin.org      ext. 201
Doris Hunley
Pete Peters
                                              Altar Flowers                                      Kathy Bonner, Financial Secretary
                                             May 15 - The flowers in the sactuary on                     kbonner@fbcaustin.org               ext. 206
Jeanie Spencer
Jeanette Steadman                            were to the glory of God and in honor of            Sarah Zeringue, Music Assistant             ext. 219
Bonnie Streetman                             the birthday of Debra Mann and Barbra                        musicoffice@fbcaustin.org
Scott Walker                                 Mann Wall by their parents, Jean and Billy          Danielle Medeiros, Publications
                                             Mann.                                                        Clarion@fbcaustin.org              ext. 212
Susan York
                                                                                                          bulletin@fbcaustin.org
                                             May 22 - The flowers in the sanctuary are
Sympathy                                     to the glory of God and in joyful celebra-
                                             tion on the 35th wedding anniversary of
                                                                                                 Building Staff
                                                                                                 Jim Stanford, Facilities Manager      ext. 226
 Our deepest sympathy is extended to:        Jane Ulrich and Jim Dougherty, by their                      jstanford@fbcaustin.org
 Barbara Bolick on the death of her          son Staff Sgt. Will Dougherty.                      Gloria McCullough, Hospitality Director
 brother                                                                                                  gmccullough3@austin.rr.com

                                                                                                          The
Order Altar Flowers                                                                                             Clarion
If you would like to buy altar flowers in     Thank You                                                             (usps 193-420)
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honor or memory of someone, please          The family of Gary Dailey would like to ex-                        Published semi-monthly
contact Karen Cappolino at the church       press their sincere appreciation for all the kind-                 by First Baptist Church,
office, 476-2625.                           ness and support over the past 6 months. We
                                                                                                                      901 Trinity,
                                                                                                                     Austin, Texas
                                            would like to thank all of you who provided                        Mailer - Austex Printing
                                            food for the reception following the service.                        POSTMASTER:
                                            Your generosity will always be remembered.                       Send address change to
                                            God bless you.                                                           The Clarion
                                                                                                         901 Trinity, Austin, Texas 78701
                                            Kelli, Katie and Natalie Dailey                                 or Clarion@fbcaustin.org
FBC Appreciates Our Teachers!!
Each week many dedicated individuals share their gift of teaching, preparation, knowledge, time and friendship with all of us. This commitment is a
reflection of their love for God and for the members of their class. How very blessed we are by their gifts! This year has been especially challenging
for some as the Sunday School literature has changed from a quarterly format to a downloadable printout. While this transition has not always gone
smoothly, the teachers have responded with grace and flexibility.
We want to recognize the commitment of these teachers during the worship service Sunday, June 4, 2011. “Teacher Appreciation Sunday” at FBC is
one important way we can honor all of our teachers.
Hopefully we say “thank you” often to those who serve but this special day will serve as a reminder to find new and creative ways to show our ap-
preciation.
Here are a few other suggestions:
Each class member can send a thank you card.
Classes can go together to take your teacher(s) to lunch, buy a gift, or gift card, or send flowers.
Do something special that relates to your teacher’s hobbies or interests.
Mow their lawn, wash their car, bake a cake.
Find other ways to let them know you appreciate them and think they are special.
Be creative. You don’t have to spend money to say thank you.
Parents, talk to your youth and children about “Teacher Appreciation Day.” Encourage them to find a way to do something for their teachers.
Be present in Sunday School and Worship on June 4th to help us show appreciation to all our teachers.
God has been good to our church and we are thankful for all those who continue to lead and teach on Sunday morning.




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          Mission Statement
     The	mission	of	First	Baptist	Church	of	Austin:
           To worship God in Christ with heart,
                       mind and spirit;
          To share the Good News of God’s love
                       and saving grace;
            To teach all who come to be disciples,
           nurturing within each the discovery of
        spiritual gifts for the sake of the Kingdom;
    To embrace our community and beyond, serving all
               people as if they were Christ;
   To encourage the sharing of our life together, deepening
                   our commitment to the
        responsible stewardship of all our resources.

       901 TriniTy       AusTin, TexAs 78701           Phone: 512 . 476 . 2625          FAx: 512 . 474 . 4360         www.FbcAusTin.org

				
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