Current News:

ELCA GOOD GIFTS – We’ve replaced most of the ornaments on our Christmas trees (in the sanctuary and in the Welcome Center) with special ELCA Good Gifts ornaments!  We encourage you to take an ornament and donate toward that gift.  You can purchase pigs, chickens, goats, etc.  Between now and January 7, just take whatever ornament you’d like and place that donation in the basket by the Christ candle.  Let’s see if we can empty those trees and purchase a barnyard full of animals!

CHURCH AUDIT – The LOLLC Council and Ministry of Finance are looking for someone to perform an audit of the church finances for the Year 2017 in the 2018 January – March timeframe.  There are ELCA guidelines for performing the audit that will be made available, a financial background is all that is needed.  See Dick Fink or John Duarte if you are interested.

MEN’S FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST – The next Men’s Fellowship Breakfast will be on Saturday, January 13th at 8:00 am in the café.  All men, young and old, are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Contact Mark Waggoner at  or 512-800-5412.

CAAR CLUB (Cars At Avery Ranch) – The CAAR Club will begin meeting one Saturday per month in the LOLLC parking lot. The 1st meeting is on Saturday, January 13th at 2 pm. Most meetings will be on the 2nd Saturday of the month, and will vary in start times of 8 am, 9 am or 2 pm, (depending on the season of the year). We are pleased to welcome this neighborhood car club to our property and look forward to the relationships that will be made here!!

MEET WITH FIVE – Together this year, let’s all make a NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION and do something new! In January, we will be starting the new “Meet with Five” groups. There will be sign-up sheets in the Welcome Center. Each group of five will meet 3-5 times, for dinner, lunch, or coffee. The groups will intentionally combine newer people at Lord of Life with others who have been here for a longer time. The goal of the odd numbered group is to form a group of both singles and couples that can meet in a comfortable setting and develop closer relationships with one another. We encourage YOU to join a group!!




CREATION: THE APPLE OF GOD’S EYE BY JUSTO GONZALEZ – How and why God loves us—God’s good creation This book will talk about the doctrine of creation and invite us to look closely at who God is and who we are in relationship with God. JOIN US IN THE SANCTUARY.


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 MEETS IN THE CAFÉ.

BECOMING A VESSEL THAT GOD CAN USE – A ten-week study that shows how God accomplishes extraordinary things through ordinary people, transforming us into vessels He can use. A STUDY FOR WOMEN WHICH MEETS IN THE OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM

TUESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY – From 6:30-8:00 p.m., in the café for prayer and study.

THURSDAY MORNING STUDY GROUP – Resumes on 1-18-18 at the Target Store (Lakeline snack area at 9:45am. Contact: Marge Kretschmar

Upcoming News:

ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING – Mark your calendars to attend the 2018 Annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday, January 28th at 12:00 pm. A light lunch will be served.

MOTHER/TEEN DAUGHTER RETREAT – for daughters in Grades 6-12 and their mothers at Ebert Ranch Camp February 2-4, 2018. Come and learn how God uses some of the most unlikely people, including “bad girls” to share who God is in the world. Enjoy a fun weekend of Bible study, worship, crafts, ropes course, and horseback riding. Early Bird Cost: Mothers: $125, Daughters: $85. Register at

TOWN HALL MEETING – Lord of Life Lutheran Church Congressional Council will be hosting a town hall meeting on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 1 p.m. in the sanctuary.  Lunch will be served. Council will be sharing their work from their Fall 2017 retreat with emphasis on their 1-year goal, 5-year vision plan for Lord of Life Lutheran Church while focusing on the challenges ahead and the path forward with the finances of Lord of Life Lutheran Church. Please Mark your calendars and plan to attend. John Duarte – Council President

Upcoming Sunday Service Volunteers:

January 7, 2018

Presiding Minister:  Pastor Skip Wachsmann

Acolyte:                     (1) N/A                              (2)

Altar Guild:               (1) Deanna Brown           (2) Dick Fink

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

Children’s Time:     (1) N/A                              (2) Denise Sheehan

Communion Asst:   (1)                                       (2) David Ladolcetta, Denise Sheehan

Lector:                       (1) Donna Hagens           (2) Carol Alessi

Media Asst.:              (1)                                       (2)

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

                                    (2) Mike Kamensky, Brad & Bryce Sheehan, Dave Smith

Flowers:                     Bill & Diane Saegert

Tellers:                      Carol Gaskamp & Mindy Penland

January 14, 2017

Presiding Minister:  Pastor Skip Wachsmann

Acolyte:                     (1) N/A                              (2)

Altar Guild:               (1) Lyn Caldwell              (2) Kori Weston

Assisting Minister:  (1) Marilee Parsons         (2) Dick Fink

Children’s Time:     (1) N/A                              (2) John Paul Crawford

Communion Asst:   (1)                                       (2)

Lector:                       (1) Marge Kretschmar    (2) John Duarte

Media Asst.:              (1)                                       (2)

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

                                    (2) Dave, Erica, Chapin & Luke Smith

Flowers:                     Dick Fink, celebrating his mother’s birthday

Tellers:                      Carol Gaskamp & Mindy Penland

Other information:

PRAYER REQUESTS – To keep the prayer list current and allow room for the addition of new names, we need to know if there are any names that can be removed. If you have submitted a name to the prayer list that is now okay to be removed, please let Kelley at the office know so that she can remove them from the list. Email Thank you!

SUNDAY MORNING FELLOWSHIP – Fellowship opportunities continue. There are lots of open opportunities to help with this ministry! Please contact Marge Kretschmar at church, by email at, or text 512-431-4112 if you can provide refreshments or snacks on Sunday mornings.

WHAT IS A STEWARDSHIP MINISTRY TEAM LEAD – The Stewardship Ministry is a new ministry at LOLLC recently established by the new Constitution. This Ministry Team will lead the congregation in looking at stewardship as a way of life: how do we use our time, talents, and treasures in and through the ministry of God’s church, year round; how are we involved in the care of creation and all of its resources.  The Stewardship Ministry Team Lead is a three-year appointment by the Church Council.