Current News:

PRAYER AND HEALING SERVICE THIS SUNDAY – Our next Prayer and Healing Service will be held this Sunday, April 15, at 6 pm.  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 1 BED 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 4/12/18, five beds have been claimed, so there is only one bed left. Hurry and claim the last 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 Rea at reawiruscheske@att.net or Nell at hnvpennington@gmail.com .

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 STATUS –  VBS is almost full and Day Camp is full for all ages. 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 & 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 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

April 22, 2018

Presiding Minister:  Pastor Skip Wachsmann

Acolyte:                     (1)                                       (2)

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

Assisting Minister:  (1)                                       (2) Oscar Lopez

Children’s Time:     (1) N/A                              (2) Dave Smith

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

Lector:                       (1) Nell Pennington         (2) Oscar Lopez

Media Asst.:              (1) Lloyd/Barb Haskins (2) Bryce Sheehan

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

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

Flowers:                     Randy & Shannon Anderson

Tellers:                      Julia Neeley & Ronnie Wachsmann

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!

LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE – Are you on Facebook?  Like our page.  Do you have pictures or want to share something with everyone?  Please share your photos with our Facebook page.  Join in on the conversation!!!