Current News:

GIVING STATEMENTS – This Sunday will be your LAST CHANCE to pick up your LOLLC 2018 First Quarter Giving Statements in the Welcome Center. The office will mail them out next week for those that have not picked them up. Save us a stamp, and thank you!! Any questions? Contact Glenace Klinker.

HELP SUPPORT FAMILY ELDERCARE – The summer collection drive kicks off with a list of items to collect/donate the month of May. See your bulletin insert, Lifelines or the table in the Welcome Center for a list of items. Let’s support the elders and disabled in need in our community!

MEN’S FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST – The next Men’s Fellowship Breakfast will be on Saturday, May 12th at 8:00 am in the café.  All men, young and old, are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Contact Mark Waggoner at waggmar@gmail.com  or 512-800-5412.

MOTHER’S DAY BREAKFAST – You are Invited – The Men’s Prayer Breakfast Group will be serving breakfast between each of the Sunday services on Sunday, May 13th to honor all ladies of Lord of Life and our visitors. Thus, we honor on Mother’s Day those which have been called to the ministry of Motherhood and who serve that ministry unselfishly to any and all that have been designated for their caring, love and guidance. We honor you on this your day – Mother’s Day.

MISSION TRIP SUPPORT – Pastor Sunil Noah will be making a mission trip to India in July to strengthen and train rural Pastors and Christian Leaders in different locations.  Food and nourishment are provided to participants.  Pastor Noah has preached at Lord of Life in the past and both Pastor Noah and Ruth have participated in our services.  LOLLC has supported his previous ministry trips to India.  The Evangelism Ministry Team is requesting funds to support his next trip.  If you are so moved, please make your donation to Lord of Life with the words Pastor Noah or Emmanuel Bible School in the memo line or on the envelope.  Evangelism team will match the first $200.  Please make your donation by June 17.

MISSIONAL RIVER UPDATE – Since the Listening Team was commissioned on March 4, you may be wondering what is Missional River? The Listening Team, (Shannon Anderson, Randi Ladolcetta, Tony Lopez, Yuki Miyamoto- Mendez, and Mark Waggoner) is discerning where God is moving through scripture and prayer, through the congregation, and through the neighborhood.  Careful listening and reflection in these 3 spaces creates a movement from inward to outward as we expand our view of God. The Listening Team is discerning where God is moving the congregation in mission. We will be meeting regularly as well as providing the congregation updates. 

PENTECOST SUNDAY – May 20 is Pentecost Sunday.  Again this year, we would love to have members and visitors who are able to speak other languages participate in the service.  This year will be a little different, everyone will read the same Reading from Acts simultaneously.  How exciting and confusing it will sound as it did on that first Pentecost!  If you are able to speak and read another language and are interested in participating, please contact Deb Grunska.

GRADUATE RECOGNITION – Join us on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 9:30 am as we celebrate with the following graduates: Zachary Klotz (McNeil High School) and Lydia Smith (Texas State University).

COMMUNITY GARDEN – ONLY 1 BED LEFT!! – If you are interested in claiming the last garden plot, please email office@lordoflifeaustin.org to let us know. Thanks!

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.

EDUCATION NEWS

The SUNDAY EDUCATION program is coming to a close, the last class will be Sunday May 13th. Thank you to all who facilitated and all who participated. We have had 30-40 adults and 15-20 young people learning and sharing God’s word each Sunday.

AFFIRMATION OF BAPTISM. Please join us on Sunday, May 20th at the 9:30 hour as we celebrate our Confirmands. Nathaniel Duarte, Nicolas Duarte, Roman Duarte, Luke Smith, and Erin Weston will participate in the Affirmation of their Baptism at the 10:45 worship service. Please join us for cake during the education hour to celebrate with them and their families.

SUMMER ADULT EDUCATION CLASS will start on Sunday, June 10th at 8:15. We will study the book Future Faith: Ten Challenges Reshaping the Practice of Christianity, author Wesley Granberg-Michaelson provides a lucid view of how the top ten winds of change blowing through global Christian faith are reshaping the practice of Christianity today. Future Faith is designed to inform and empower followers of Jesus to seek new ways of becoming the face of Christ to a rapidly changing world. This class will meet in the café from 8:15-9:15am. Please contact Wendy Waggoner by email to wcwaggoner@gmail.com by May 27th if you plan on attending so we can insure we have enough class materials.

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:

CHURCH PICNIC – Sunday, June 3rd marks the beginning of Summer at Lord of Life. It’s the first Sunday of our summer worship schedule and this year we will worship outside and fellowship by having a picnic. The church will sponsor the meat and beverages. All are asked to bring a side dish to share at the family table. It will be a day of fellowship and fun so bring your favorite game. There will also be contests and prizes. All are invited and encouraged to come, so bring a friend…or two…or three!

VBS – June 19th thru 22nd

DAY CAMP – July 9th thru 13th

Upcoming Sunday Service Volunteers:

May 6, 2018

Presiding Minister:  Rev. Debbie Schultz

Acolyte:                     (1)                                       (2)

Altar Guild:               (1) Marge K & Melinda P (2) Kori Weston

Assisting Minister:  (1) Deb Grunska              (2) Deb Grunska

Children’s Time:     (1) N/A                              (2) Erica & Chapin Smith

Communion Asst:   (1)                                       (2) Carol Alessi

Lector:                       (1) Marge Kretschmar    (2) David Ladolcetta

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

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

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

Flowers:                     Horace & Nell Pennington, in memory of their son

Tellers:                      Carol Gaskamp & Mindy Penland

May 13, 2018

Presiding Minister:  Pastor Skip Wachsmann

Acolyte:                     (1)                                       (2)

Altar Guild:               (1) Lyn Caldwell              (2) Dick Fink

Assisting Minister:  (1) Marilee Parsons         (2) Denise Sheehan

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

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

Lector:                       (1) Carol Gaskamp         (2) Tony Lopez

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

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

                                    (2) Brad & Bryce Sheehan, Erica & Luke Smith

Flowers:                     Duarte Family, in honor of all mothers for all families

Tellers:                      Carol Gaskamp & Mindy Penland

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.