Current News:

CHURCH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH.

HURRICANE HARVEY – The destruction is enormous.  We are called to respond.  There are many agencies that are responding to the disaster.  An online search of “Hurricane Harvey Relief” will turn up many opportunities.  Lutheran Disaster Response (LDR) has a focus ministry in this direction (http://www.elca.org/). The overhead costs of LDR are funded by the benevolence offerings of ELCA congregations, so gifts to LDR will go 100% to disaster relief.  Blood donations are also needed and encouraged.  If you wish to donate funds through Lord of Life, separate collections will be made on Sept 3 and Sept 10 – cash or checks.  Please make checks out to Lord of Life and mark “Hurricane Relief” in the memo line.  These funds will be sent to LDR.

KINDRED SISTERS – Kindred Sisters will have their next meeting on Tuesday, September. 5th, at 10:30 am, at the Koinonia Cafe at LOLLC.  Please bring your own sack lunch. Dessert and refreshments will be provided by the hostess of the month.  All ladies of LOLLC are cordially invited to attend.  We hope you can join us!  Questions – please call Joanne at 512-986-7387, or e-mail at joforseth@gmail.com.

IN-HOME PRAYER FOR MINISTRY –  The new “In-Home” Prayer for Ministry is looking for Prayer Partners that are willing to pray from home every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. Prayer partners will be notified by phone chain at around 11:00 am to pray for the ministries of Lord of Life. The next In-Home Prayer for Ministry day is Wednesday, September 6th.  We hope you can join us as we pray together as a group for the ministries of Lord of Life and beyond.  If you have any questions or want to be a Prayer Partner, please contact Barb Ferriola at 512-775-4678 or bjferriola@netscape.net

MEN’S FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST – The next Men’s Fellowship Breakfast will be on September 9th at 8:00am in the café.  All men are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Contact Mark Waggoner waggmar@gmail.com  or 512-800-5412.

MINI-LOCK-IN – The Lord of Life Youth Ministry is having a “Mini-Lock-In on Saturday, September 9th from 5pm to 10pm. All youth between 6th grade and high school are welcome to attend. The youth will take part in preparing a meal followed by games, fun and fellowship. Please contact Mike Odegaard at mjodegaard7@gmail.com or via text at 512-788-8358 by September 1st if your youth plans on attending. More details to come.

FRIENDS & FAMILY SUNDAY, SEPT 10 – It’s that time of year again to invite friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to worship! Also, as a celebration of the 21st anniversary of Lord of Life. Invitation cards to hand out are available in the Welcome Center. Win the annual Friends & Family trophy by bringing the most friends to church that Sunday. A friendship lunch follows the late service.

LUTHERAN FALL FESTIVAL – September 16th. 9am – 9pm. At the Marktplatz in Fredericksburg. 5k, chili cook-off, craft fair, children’s activities, live music, quilt show & auction, dance, beer, wine and great food! For details contact Cross Trails at 830-257-6340 or Kelly@crosstrails.org or go to www.crosstrails.org

REFORMATION THE MUSICAL – YOUTH CHORUS GRADES 5 AND UP – Be a part of this fun production as a peasant in the chorus! It’s a full-blown theatrical musical with a cast of 30 and all the trimmings.

Rehearsals for youth chorus: (Rehearsal schedule subject to change but we will do our best to stick to this!)

Sundays 8/27, 9/10 2:00-3:00 pm

Sundays 9/17, 9/24 2:30-3:30 pm

Sundays 10/1, 10/8 3:00-5:00 pm

T, W, Th Oct 17-19 7:00-10:00 pm

Performances 10/20 and 10/21 7:30 pm, 10/22 3:00 pm

All rehearsals and performances at Triumphant Love Lutheran Church, 8900 Great Hills Trail

For more information or questions visit our website at tllc.org or contact Carol@tllc.org

GET A ZEBRA RIBBON OR WRISTBAND IN SUPPORT OF KIRA NIEDERT – Please take a moment to pick up either a Zebra Ribbon or Wristband and wear them everywhere to show your support of Kira Niedert as she faces a rare and difficult diagnosis and treatment of Carcinoid Cancer & Neuroendocrine Tumours.

EDUCATION NEWS

CELEBRATION SUNDAY HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 10TH AT 9:30!  Join us for some outdoor fun, games, food, and fellowship!

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION RESUMES SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD AT 9:30AM. Youth classes will meet in their usual places. Adult Education will have 3 classes to choose from. Join us for Adult Sunday Education!!

ADULT OFFERINGS FOR FALL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

BY HEART: AN EXPLORATION OF THE SMALL CATECHISM. This study will generate conversation about the biblical and historical context of the catechism, its link to the church’s faith, its connection to Luther’s life and your life today. Great for longtime Lutherans as well as those newer to the Lutheran faith. This class will meet in the Café.

For Women – BEFORE AMEN. Max Lucado explores the very heart of Biblical prayer by offering hope-filled prayers that will help you turn your heart towards the One who longs to speak with you. Prayer is the most necessary and most basic expression of our faith, yet we struggle to do it daily. We are not alone, make a point to join this group and open the doors of communication with our God. This class meets in the office conference room.

ENGAGING OTHERS, KNOWING OURSELVES: A LUTHERAN CALLING IN A MULTI-RELIGIOUS WORLD. This book invites us all into conversation by challenging us to reflect on our past, learn from our present, and envision the future to which God is calling us. The heart of the book is the real-life case studies of inter-religious relations unfolding in a variety of ELCA ministry contexts. They encourage us to understand that our questions, doubts, and failures are as important as our answers, convictions, and successes. They challenge us to embrace that while there are a variety of responses to religious plurality, our common response is rooted in our Lutheran vocation – our response to God’s love in Jesus Christ. This class meets in the Sanctuary.

THURSDAY MORNING STUDY GROUP – We will resume on September 14th at Target Store (Lakeline) snack area at 9:45am. Study: ” Breaking Free From Fear “. Look forward to seeing you all. Please respond so I will know how to order books.   Praise the Lord! Marge Kretschmar mdkretschmar@gmail.com

Upcoming News:

DAVIS SPRINGS GARAGE SALE – This year’s fall garage sale will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017.  Please contact garagesale@davisspring.org with any questions.

CROSSTRAILS MOTHER/DAUGHTER RETREAT for daughters in Grades 4-6 and their mothers at Ebert Ranch Camp October 13-15. Come and learn how God shaped us to do God’s work in the world. Enjoy a fun weekend of Bible study, worship, crafts, and horseback riding. Stay in comfortable Lela Haus with other moms and daughters. Early Bird Cost: Mothers: $125, Daughters: $85. Register at www.CrossTrails.org

CROSSTRAILS FATHER/SON “DANGEROUS” RETREAT for sons in Grades 4-6 and their dads at Ebert Ranch Camp October 20-22. Hone in on your spy skills as we learn how to be on the lookout for ways to share Christ’s message. Enjoy a fun weekend of horseback riding, a zipline adventure and archery! All will be housed in Lela Haus. Early Bird Cost: Fathers: $125, Sons: $85. Register at www.CrossTrails.org

SR. HIGH YOUTH PUERTO RICO EXPEDITION! July 25 – August 1, 2018. Old San Juan, Fajardo & Luquillo, Dr. Eduardo Roig Lutheran Camp, El Yunque National Forest. $1,300 covers cost of plane tickets, transportation, housing and food in Puerto Rico, and a pre-trip retreat. Partial “camperships” are available. Registration closes January 8, 2018. Contact Jessica at Cross Trails for more information: 830-257-6340 or jessica@crosstrails.org

Upcoming Sunday Service Volunteers:

September 3, 2017

Presiding Minister: Pastor Skip Wachsmann

Assisting Minister: Lloyd Haskins (1); John Paul Crawford (2)

Lector: Nell Pennington (1); John Duarte (2)

Cantor:

Communion Asst.: (1); Mike & Pam Kamensky (2)

Acolyte:

Media Asst.: Jim Tarsi (1); Chuck Neeley (2)

Ushers: Doug C, Bill S, Gary P, Mike B, Fred G (1);

                  Brad, Denise & Bryce Sheehan, Dave Smith (2)

Altar Guild: Lyn Caldwell (1); Deb Grunska (2)

Tellers: Carol Gaskamp & Mindy Penland

Children’s Time: Wendy Waggoner

Flowers:

September 10, 2017

Presiding Minister: Pastor Skip Wachsmann

Assisting Minister: Marilee Parsons (1); John Paul Crawford (2)

Lector: Donna Hagens (1); David Ladolcetta (2)

Cantor:

Communion Asst.: (1); Carol Alessi, Dorothy Crawford (2)

Acolyte:

Media Asst.: Jim Tarsi (1); (2)

Ushers: Doug C, Mike B, Gary P, Fred G, Bill S (1);

                   Gene & Riley Kaloustian, Mark Waggoner, Dave Smith (2)

Altar Guild: Deanna Brown (1); Chuck Neeley (2)

Tellers: Carol Gaskamp & Mindy Penland

Children’s Time: John Paul Crawford

Flowers:  Donna & Diana Hagens, in memory of our father, Wilbert Hagens

Other information:

PROPERTY HELP – Your church wants you!!!!!  The church wants people to help maintain the property on an ongoing basis (weekly, every 2 weeks, monthly, etc.).  We are looking for people to mow, trim, help maintain flowers and shrubs, etc.  We have the big equipment needed (riding mowers, push mowers, a gas trimmer and a gas blower). Please contact the office or Gene Kaloustian if you are available and willing to assist.

STEWARDSHIP MINISTRY LEAD – Everyone is asked to pray and see if God is nudging YOU to serve in this leadership position.  You might also pray that God would give us eyes to see and ears to hear God’ selection for this leader!

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