Access Form - Enter text day name (Sun) based on another field

I have a form that includes a date txtDate.  I would like the next field txtDay to be the three letter name for txtDate.  So, if txtDate is 11/11/2008 I would like txtDay to autopopulate with Tue.

I have tried the attached code as an event in the AfterUpdate.

Any ideas?

Thank you in advance.
Private Sub txtDate_AfterUpdate()
       If Format([txtDate], "w") = 1 Then
       Me.txtDay = "Sun"
        ElseIf Format([txtDate], "w") = 2 Then
       Me.txtDay = Mon
        ElseIf Format([txtDate], "w") = 3 Then
       Me.txtDay = Tue
        ElseIf Format([txtDate], "w") = 4 Then
       Me.txtDay = Wed
        ElseIf Format([txtDate], "w") = 5 Then
       Me.txtDay = Thu
        ElseIf Format([txtDate], "w") = 6 Then
       Me.txtDay = Fri
        ElseIf Format([txtDate], "w") = 7 Then
       Me.txtDay = Sat
       End If
End Sub

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ScamquistAuthor Commented:
I wanted to keep txtDay as text.  I thought a format command would force me to change it to a date field.  Your answer was about as concise and easy to apply as possible.  Thank you
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