Current News:

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS ON MARCH 11 – Don’t forget to “Spring Forward” and set your clocks ahead by one hour before you go to bed this Saturday, March 10th, as Daylight Savings Time begins on March 11th. We don’t want anyone to miss church because of the clocks changing this Spring.

WACHSMANN FAMILY MEMORIAL DONATIONS – Please keep Pastor Skip and his family in your prayers as they grieve the loss of his mother, Earline Wachsmann, who passed away on Monday, March 5, 2018. If you choose to donate Memorial Funds on behalf of the family, please remember their request that Memorials be sent to: Lord of Life Lutheran Church Endowment Fund. Thank you for your support!

MID-WEEK LENTEN SERVICES – Mid-week Lenten services continue on Wednesdays at 11:30 am and 7:00 pm through March 21.  We will celebrate Holy Communion at both services. We will use services from “Holden Prayer Around the Cross” again this year. These services include repetitive song, prayer, scripture, and time for quiet meditation and reflection.  We hope you will be able to join us as we intentionally take the time to be still…and know God.

EASTER FLOWERS – ONLY TWO SUNDAYS LEFT!! – Please help us beautify our sanctuary on Easter morning by purchasing an Easter plant (lilies, tulips, and hyacinths). Envelopes are in the Welcome Center. If you would like to purchase a plant, please fill out the envelope with payment enclosed, and place it in the usher’s baskets as you leave the sanctuary, or contact the church office. The cost per plant is $9.00. The deadline to order is March 18. Make sure you take your plant home after the late service on Easter Sunday, April 1. If you have any questions, please contact the church office, Jessica Waggoner, or Pam Kamensky.

EASTER BRUNCH – Easter will be here before we know it, which also means Easter Brunch served by the youth.  Serving is from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  A sign-up list of items we need volunteers to bring will be at the church.  Some of those items include:  eggs, sausages, pancake mixes, breakfast casseroles, fresh fruit, OJ, milk, electric griddles, etc.  Anything you sign-up for, including youth that are serving, need to be at church by 8:15.  We plan to start cooking at 8:30. Please sign-up or let Jennifer Niedert ( or 952-847-3221) know if you can bring something or your youth will be able to participate.

EASTER EGG HUNT DONATIONS – WE STILL NEED LOTS OF CANDY (NO CHOCOLATE) – It’s Easter Egg Hunt Prep Time! Congregation members, bring in your donation bags of individually wrapped candy any Sunday this month. You can drop candy off with any youth or in the high school classroom. (No chocolate candy please, it melts! We have enough plastic eggs.) See Erica Smith for more information.

BLOOD DRIVE – As part of an Eagle Scout project, we have been invited by Jimmy Hurlbut and the St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church to participate in a spring-time blood drive on Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 10 am to 2 pm.  The blood drive will be indoors in the SVDP Activity Center.  Please use this link sign up:  or you can also make an appointment online at and use the group name Jimmy.

VBS & DAY CAMP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!! – VBS and Day Camp are two important ministries of our church. Each summer, kids enjoy a week-long adventure in learning about God. We need your help to make these ministries happen! This year VBS will run 6/18 to 6/22 from 9 to 12. Day Camp will run 7/9 to 7/13 from 9 to 3:30. We have lots of spots for people to help, please email or call us if you are thinking about helping. We also have ways for you to help if you cannot help during the day.  Contact Laura Lopez at or 512-925-2961 or Wendy Waggoner at or 512-773-9450.



GIVING TO GOD-THE BIBLE’S GOOD NEWS ABOUT LIVING A GENEROUS LIFE BY MARK ALLEN POWELL.  Filled with good news for followers of Jesus, Giving to God shows Christians the way to a better life and a better relationship with their money — and with God. Powell presents stewardship as an act of worship, an expression of faith, and a discipline for spiritual growth. Faithful use of our time, talents, and money starts with a deep, satisfying relationship with the God to whom we belong. We can then learn, says Powell, to give gladly and generously out of our heartfelt connection with God. THIS CLASS MEETS IN THE CAFÉ.

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.

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 – Continues at the Lakeline Target Store snack area at 9:45am. Contact: Marge Kretschmar

Upcoming News:

BBQ & BAKE SALE – It’s that time again for our annual BBQ & Bake Sale on Saturday, April 21st from 7:30 am till 2 pm. Last year was an overwhelming success…we smoked twice as much meat from the previous year and still ran out! I believe that speaks volumes to what our supporting community has come to expect from our annual event. We will be accepting donations for briskets and chickens. A sign-up sheet will be posted in the entrance of the church for those wanting to contribute. An additional sign-up sheet will be posted for volunteers, baked goods, drinks, etc. Please see me or email me at if you have any questions. Thank you, John Duarte

WOMEN’S CRAFT RETREAT for adult women at Camp Chrysalis April 26-29, 2018. Slow down and relax with worship, devotions and crafts. You can bring your own craft or learn new crafts like Viking Weaving, Leather Trinity Bracelet, Tie Dye, Crochet, Photo Transferring or Flower Arranging. Early Bird Cost: Thursday-Sunday: $150 plus craft fees. Friday-Sunday: $135 plus craft fees. For more information, craft fees and to register go to

Upcoming Sunday Service Volunteers:

March 11, 2018

Presiding Minister:       Pastor Skip Wachsmann

Acolyte:              (1) N/A                     (2)

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

Assisting Minister:  (1) Marilee Parsons   (2) Oscar Lopez

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

Communion Asst: (1)                             (2) David Ladolcetta & Carol Alessi

Lector:                (1) Marge Kretschmar (2) Brynn Waggoner

Media Asst.:        (1) Barb Haskins       (2) Dick Fink

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

                           (2) Mike Kamensky, Brad Sheehan, Erica Smith, Mark Waggoner

Flowers:              Chuck & Julia Neeley

Tellers:                Dick Fink & Barb Petry

March 18, 2018

Presiding Minister:       Pastor Skip Wachsmann

Acolyte:              (1) N/A                     (2)

Altar Guild:         (1) Marge K & Melinda P (2) Deb Grunska

Assisting Minister:  (1)                             (2) Denise Sheehan

Children’s Time: (1) N/A                     (2) Felicia Wachsmann

Communion Asst: (1)                             (2)

Lector:                (1) Carol Gaskamp    (2) David Ladolcetta

Media Asst.:        (1)                             (2) Chuck Neeley

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

                           (2) Dave, Erica, Chapin & Luke Smith

Flowers:              Randy & Shannon Anderson

Tellers:                Dick Fink & Barb Petry

Other information:

TELLERS NEEDED – We are in need more volunteers for tellers. Responsibilities include counting money after late service and special events. Each team of two people counts for a month, once per quarter. If interested, please contact Julia Neeley at

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).