Current News:

PRAYER AND HEALING SERVICE – Our next Prayer and Healing Service will be held at 6 pm on April 15.  This is a wonderful, meditative service with soft, repetitive music to allow everyone to more fully focus on connecting with the Lord.  I hope you will be able to join us.

CHURCH PICNIC – SAVE THE DATE!!! – Mark your calendars for the Church Picnic on Sunday, June 3, 2018.

COMMUNITY GARDEN – ONLY 2 BEDS LEFT!! – Lord of Life Lutheran Church has completed the construction of six 4’ x 8’ raised garden beds and is now offering them in a community garden setting to all members of LOL and our surrounding community on a first come first served basis.  As of 4/5/18, four beds have been claimed, so there are only two beds left. Hurry and claim your garden bed while it is still prime planting time! Note: Participants will be responsible for their own garden bed and all gardening is conducted at your own risk. The church does NOT guarantee the outcome or success of your garden plot. Contact office@lordoflifeaustin.org if you are interested working one of the plots or would like further information.

BAKE SALE DONATED ITEMS NEEDED – The BBQ and Bake sale is coming up soon. Please plan on baking your items and packaging them in easy to sell (disposable) containers. Please bring your baked goods by Friday, April 20th at 12:00 pm. We need enough time to price and label them all before the BBQ on Saturday. Any questions? Please contact Nell or Rea.

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 Jduarte928@yahoo.com if you have any questions. Thank you, John Duarte

VBS & DAY CAMP REGISTRATION IS OPEN! –  Go to the events page on the Lord of Life website to fill out the online registration form and pay via PayPal.  http://www.lordoflifeaustin.org/event-items/  Registration forms are also available in the Welcome Center. Get your child registered soon, as the spots are filling fast (VBS Pre-K Class is ALREADY FULL)!!!

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 laurazepol@yahoo.com or 512-925-2961 or Wendy Waggoner at wcwaggoner@gmail.com or 512-773-9450.

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  www.CrossTrails.org

EDUCATION NEWS

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CONTINUES EVERY SUNDAY AT 9:30

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.

INCARNATION: THE SURPRISING OVERLAP OF HEAVEN AND EARTH. Christ is the Incarnation of God; not only one who talks about God but also the one who is God. The idea that Christ was both divine and human will always be a mystery, and therefore many Christians prefer not to discuss it, saying that what they believe won’t change one way or the other. Maybe. But wouldn’t learning more about the Incarnation—a major biblical theme—help us think more clearly about our faith and in turn help us to love God more fully? Join us for discussion in the sanctuary.

WOMEN’S STUDY: The women’s group is meeting each Sunday to discuss The Orthodox Heretic and Other Impossible Tales by Peter Rollins. Feel free to join in at any time. This class meets in the office conference room.

TUESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY – Please join us as we study the book of Mark, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Café.

THURSDAY MORNING STUDY GROUP – Continues at the Lakeline Target Store snack area at 9:45am. Contact: Marge Kretschmar, mdkretschmar@gmail.com, for more information.

Upcoming News:

VBS – June 19th thru 22nd

DAY CAMP – July 9th thru 13th

Upcoming Sunday Service Volunteers:

April 8, 2018

Presiding Minister:  Pastor Skip Wachsmann

Acolyte:                     (1)                                       (2)

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

Assisting Minister:  (1)                                       (2) Denise Sheehan

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

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

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

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

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

                                    (2) Mike Kamensky, Dave & Erica Smith, Mark Waggoner

Flowers:                     Marge Robison, celebrating Mary Fraser’s birthday

Tellers:                      Dick Fink & Barb Petry

April 15, 2018

Presiding Minister:  Pastor Skip Wachsmann

Acolyte:                     (1)                                       (2)

Altar Guild:               (1) Carol Gaskamp         (2) Dick Fink

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

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

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

Lector:                       (1) Carol Gaskamp         (2) Carol Alessi

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

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

                                    (2) Dave, Erica, Chapin & Luke Smith

Flowers:

Tellers:                      Julia Neeley & Ronnie Wachsmann

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 Julia_neeley@yahoo.com.

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).

INFORMAL PHOTO DIRECTORYARE WE MISSING YOU??? – It is easy to get included in the Lord of Life Photo Directory!!  You have multiple options to get included:

¨ Bring a photo to church and drop it in the photo basket in the Narthex.

¨ Email a photo to Kelley at office@lordoflifeaustin.org, or to Nick at nlferriola@netscape.net.

¨ Take a selfie and text it to Nick at 512-772-9821

¨ Check with Barb or Nick after the service, and they will take your picture for you!

¨ Follow the link to easily upload your own photo to insert into the church directory.  You can even take a selfie now and upload it.

And did you know that you can log in online to see the directory?  The new feature makes it easy for all members to gain access to our directory for quick and easy access on your PC.  Follow the link www.instantchurchdirectory.com and log in as “member.”  The directory can also be added as a free app on iPhones, Android phones and Kindles.  Go to the app store on your device and download the app “instantchurchdirectory” and install/log on.