Current News:

KINDRED SISTERS – Kindred Sisters will NOT have a meeting in July. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, August 7th. Enjoy your summer!!

OFFICE CLOSED – The church office will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

ROOF REPAIRS – Just an fyi…we have roof repairs tentatively scheduled for July 5-7.

ADOPT-A-FAMILY SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVEALL OF JULY – Please help sponsor students of the families Lord of Life adopted through our Angel tree. Specific school supplies needed are listed in the Welcome Center. Monetary donations also accepted (check w/memo line Adopt A Family in offering plate) and also cash to Jacque or Felicia. Contact Jacque Wachsmann w/ inquires (jwachs59@gmail.com).

HOST HOMES NEEDED FOR DAY CAMP COUNSELORS – We are looking for host homes for the Lutherhill Counselors to stay in during the week of Day Camp, July 8-13. We are also looking for congregation members that are willing to either invite the counselors to dinner at your home or take the counselors out to dinner one night during the week of Day Camp, July 8-13. Please contact Laura Lopez at laurazepol@yahoo.com or 512-925-2961 to volunteer.

LUTHERHILL DAY CAMP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!! – The Lutherhill Day Camp is another important ministry of our church. We need your help to facilitate this ministry from July 9th – 13th, from 9 am – 3:30 pm.  Contact Laura Lopez at laurazepol@yahoo.com or 512-925-2961 or Wendy Waggoner at wcwaggoner@gmail.com or 512-773-9450 to volunteer your service.

COTTAGE MEETINGS – Council is moving forward on our plan to have council members host Cottage Meetings this summer. As you may recall, this was one piece of the one-year vision presented at the Town Hall meeting on February 17. Cottage Meeting locations will be based on zip code demographics. You can expect to receive an email invitation for your Cottage Meeting location from one of the council members. All Cottage Meetings will be held simultaneously on Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 5-7 pm (later for those interested). The purpose of the Cottage Meetings is for faith community participants to gather and meet/re-meet one another and learn more about who we are thus strengthening relationships. For example, did you know that I once had an interest in becoming a Roman Catholic priest; that I attended one year of law school at Baylor University; that I previously judged baby pageants. This is just an example of what we can learn about one another as we discover our passions and areas of interest. Who knows, you may find that serving on council and being selected to be President may be one of your callings. I encourage each of you to commit to attending a Cottage Meeting on Saturday, July 14th. The invite via email, or regular mail for those without computers, will be coming soon. If you have any questions, please contact John Duarte at jduarte928@yahoo.com or 512-423-1694 (cell).

PRAYER AND HEALING SERVICE – Our next Prayer and Healing Service will be held on July 15 at 12:30 in the sanctuary.  We encourage you to come to the 9:30 worship service, enjoy a leisurely brunch, then come back for the Prayer and Healing Service at 12:30.

Education News:

SUMMER ADULT EDUCATION CLASS Continues on Sundays at 8:15. We are studying 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 meets in the café from 8:15-9:15am. Questions? Contact Wendy Waggoner at wcwaggoner@gmail.com .

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 – On break thru summer, will resume in September. Contact: Marge Kretschmar, mdkretschmar@gmail.com, for more information.

Upcoming News:

BLESSING OF BACKPACKS – Save the Date! Bring your backpacks to church on August 12 for a special blessing!

Upcoming Sunday Summer Service Volunteers:

July 1, 2018

Presiding Minister:              Pastor Skip Wachsmann

Assisting Minister:              Denise Sheehan

Children’s Time:                 Dave Smith

Communion Asst:               Carol Gaskamp & David Ladolcetta

Lector:                                   Nell Pennington

Acolyte:

Media Asst.:                          Chuck Neeley

Ushers:                                   “Pick-Up” as available

Altar Guild:                           Marge Kretschmar

Flowers:                                 Randy & Shannon Anderson

Tellers:                                  Dick Fink & Barb Petry

July 8, 2018

Presiding Minister:              Pastor Skip Wachsmann

Assisting Minister:              John Paul Crawford

Children’s Time:                 John Paul Crawford

Communion Asst:               Donna Hagens & David Ladolcetta

Lector:                                   Brynn Waggoner

Acolyte:

Media Asst.:                          Dick Fink

Ushers:                                   “Pick-Up” as available

Altar Guild:                           Lyn Caldwell

Flowers:                                 Duarte Family, celebrating Janie’s birthday

Tellers:                                  Dick Fink & Barb Petry