One of our new members attorney Luis Landeros will help you to prepare a will for a donation to the Church. This is a great way to help the parish and prepare a legal will! A simple will can cost anywhere from $150 to $500 to prepare. All too often, people put this off. All adults need a will.
Luis will be the only one looking at the worksheets and drafting the wills so there is no need to worry about a breach in confidentiality. Note: Anyone with substantial assets (over $500,000) or a complex issue should hire an attorney that specializes in wills and estates.
You will need to fill out a Client Information Worksheet to get this started. These are available as a downloadable document by clicking here
Adult Church School Class with Dr. Mark Cherry
Dr. Mark Cherry teaches an adult (college age and just about anyone else) Church School class between the two liturgies
on Sunday mornings (at around 10 AM). This class has very stimulating discussions and is a great opportunity for all our
members to learn more about the Orthodox Church. Dr. Cherry is a Professor of
Philosophy and Ethics at St. Edward’s University.
Site Selection Committee:
The Site Selection Committee (Chris Attal, Craig Calhoun, Deacon Gregory Farman, Nader Jaber, David
Jabour, Margaret Jabour, Joe Namee and Fr. David Barr) has been meeting to
look for a site for our second campus for St. Elias. In particular, the search has
been centered in on the Mopac corridor north of US 183, although it has not been
limited to that area. If you have questions about our second campus site
selection, please feel free to talk to one of the committee members.
Change Your Online Check Address!
If you use online banking for your commitment to the Church, please change the address to:
St. Elias Orthodox Church
12731 Research Blvd, Ste A110
Austin, TX 78759
Church School is in session! For more information, please see Ronnie Long or Natalia Smith.If you have any questions regarding Church School, please do not hesitate to contact our Church School Directors, using our
Visit the web site of the ASSEMBLY OF CANONICAL ORTHODOX BISHOPS OF NORTH & CENTRAL AMERICA (http://www.assemblyofbishops.org/) and read the latest media releases and listen to the newest interviews in the continuing, and very popular, series "Conversations with our Bishops."
Offering the Holy Gifts - Sign Up for Holy Bread!
Part of the beauty of Orthodox Worship is that we can participate in many ways.
One of the most meaningful ways is offering the bread which becomes the Body
of Christ. We need people to bake the bread used in the Liturgy—and you can
sign up to offer bread by calling the Church Office (512-476-2314). Instructions for
making Holy Bread can be found on our parish web site and also at
www.prosphora.org. Sign up for making the Holy Bread and offer it for the
health and welfare of your family. It is a meaningful way to become even more
involved in the Divine Liturgy.
The St. Elias Ladies Guild is preparing “Diaper Cakes” to give to new babies at
St. Elias and to shelters that help women and children. Here’s how you can help
Donate funds to our “Baby Bottle Bank” in the Parish Hall (checks
preferred). Each “cake” costs about $25 to make and the more funds we
have—the more cakes we can make. Each cake has approximately 50
newborn diapers; 2 baby bottles; assorted “treats” such as pacifiers, tub toys,
Donate newborn or size 1 diapers. Bring to the table in the Parish Hall.
Donate “treats” for the cakes (mix-ins): bring packaged baby bottles of any
size; pacifiers; bibs; onesies; pretty “baby” ribbon; baby socks; small tub toys;
baby lotions and potions…
Help us make the cakes! (Sign up if you want to be called next time we make
Buy a cake! Take a cake to your next baby shower. You can order a
boy/girl/or mystery baby cake. Cost is $30 for a “custom” cake.
Tell us if you know of someone in the parish who is having a baby! We don’t
want to leave anyone out.
Tell us of a favorite shelter or charity that helps moms with babies.