Current News:

ANGEL TREE – Adopt a Family Member – Lord of Life is sponsoring two families and an individual for the holidays. Take an angel off the narthex tree and purchase items listed for that person (there are multiple angels for each family member – clothes, toys, personal needs, etc). Details are in this Sunday’s bulletin insert. Items need to be returned and wrapped/ready by Wed, Dec 13. Contact Felicia Wachsmann (mrs1stlady@sbcglobal.net) or Denise Sheehan (denisesheehan16@gmail.com) with any questions.

CAROLING, COOKIES AND COCOA – Sunday, Dec 10, 5:30 pm meet at church for caroling in Davis Spring. Afterwards, we will decorate homemade cookies and enjoy hot cocoa. Dressing in Christmas colors and wearing Santa hats is encouraged!

COUNCIL NOMINATING COMMITTEE – The Nominating Committee of Lord of Life is currently meeting to prayerfully select members of the congregation to be up for election for the 2018-2020 Council at the annual congregational meeting in January.  If you would like to be a member of the Council, please contact Dave Smith.  Please do not hesitate to contact Dave if you have any questions about the role of a council member.  Dave – 512-619-3104 or dsmith@actiondecorating.com

GAME NIGHT – Come One, Come All… to a fun-filled game night at Lord of Life on December 1st at 6:30 pm. We will have Bunco, Mexican Train Dominos, and other games to play, or you may bring your favorite. Please bring a snack to share. Any questions, contact Barb Ferriola at bjferriola@netscape.net

KINDRED SISTERS CHRISTMAS PARTY – The Kindred Sisters Potluck Christmas Party will be held at Glenace Klinker’s home at 15004 Cordero Drive, Austin, TX, (Davis Spring subdivision by LOLLC) on Tuesday, Dec. 5th, at 10:30 a.m.  Please bring a favorite food to share, and wear something festive!  All ladies of LOLLC are cordially invited to attend!   This is a wonderful opportunity to have prayer, fellowship, and a wonderful meal, and ready our hearts and minds for the Blessed Christmas Season!  We hope to see you there!  Any questions – please e-mail Joanne Forseth at joforseth@gmail.com.

LWR STAMPOREE STAMPS – IMPORTANT Message from LWR Stamporee …. LOLLC has again filled another huge bag of used postage stamps.  HOWEVER, it is noted many are being cut too short around edge.  There must be close to at least ¼ inch of envelope around the stamp.  LWR cannot sell them without the “border” around the stamp.  The stamps are sold in bulk and proceeds are used to help pay postage for LWR Care Kits shipped around the world.  Thank you.  Questions:  Contact Glenace Klinker

WHAT’S GOD’S SLICE? – PLEDGE DRIVE COLLECTIONS CONTINUE – Just a reminder to bring your commitment cards to the altar during the offering to show your thankfulness for all God has given to you.

PROVERBS 3:9-10 (GNB)

Honor the Lord by making him an offering
from the best of all that your “hands produce”.

If you do, your barns will be filled with grain,
and you will have too much wine to store it all.

EDUCATION NEWS

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CONTINUES AT 9:30 AM ON SUNDAYS. Youth classes will meet in their usual places. Adult Education has 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 class meets in the Café.

For Women – BEFORE AMEN. This class meets in the office conference room.

ENGAGING OTHERS, KNOWING OURSELVES: A LUTHERAN CALLING IN A MULTI-RELIGIOUS WORLD. This class meets in the Sanctuary.

TUESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY – Meets in the café for prayer and study from 6:30-8:00 pm.

THURSDAY MORNING STUDY GROUP – Meets at the Target Store (Lakeline) snack area at 9:45am. Contact: Marge Kretschmar mdkretschmar@gmail.com

Upcoming News:

FAMILY ADVENT RETREAT AT CAMP CHRYSALIS for families, couples and singles. December 15-17 (December 8-10 is full). Make a family gingerbread house. Participate in Bible study and arts and crafts. Early Bird Cost: Adults and Youth in Grades 7-12: $130. Youth in Grades K-6: $105. Preschool Youth: Free. Household Maximum $520. Register at www.CrossTrails.org or call Cross Trails at (830) 257-6340

CAMPERSHIPS – Both Lord of Life and Cross Trails (Camp Chrysalis and Ebert Ranch Camp) have campership funds. Because Cross Trails offers such a wonderful experience people continue to make generous donations to these funds. If cost is what is keeping you from attending a retreat please talk with Pr Skip (512-671-6100), Barb Haskins (512-689-6006) or Cross Trails (830-257-6340).

Upcoming Sunday Service Volunteers:

November 26, 2017

Presiding Minister: Pastor Skip Wachsmann

Assisting Minister: Lloyd Haskins (1); Denise Sheehan (2)

Lector: Nell Pennington (1); Felicia Wachsmann (2)

Cantor:

Communion Asst.: (1); Carol Alessi (2)

Acolyte: Benjamin Parsons (2)

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

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

                  Mike Kamensky (2)

Altar Guild: Diane Smith (1); Deb Grunska (2)

Tellers: Dick Fink & Barb Petry

Children’s Time: Dave Smith

Flowers: Ted & Glenace Klinker, celebrating their 58th anniversary

December 3, 2017

Presiding Minister: Pastor Skip Wachsmann

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

Lector: (1); (2)

Cantor:

Communion Asst.: (1); Denise Sheehan (2)

Acolyte: (2)

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

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

                   Dave, Erica, Chapin & Luke Smith (2)

Altar Guild: Lyn Caldwell (1); Chuck Neeley (2)

Tellers: Julia Neeley & Ronnie Wachsmann

Children’s Time: Wendy Waggoner

Flowers:

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.

LWR STAMPOREE – Remember to please SAVE your stamps from envelopes. Just cut around stamp, leaving at least 1/4 inch around stamp, or put the whole envelope in the “LWR Stamp” box in the Welcome Center. Funds from this project provide postage for Lutheran World Relief. Thank you.

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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