Current News:

PRIDE PARADE – This Sat, Aug 11, Lord of Life will participate in the Austin Pride Parade with 6 other Lutheran Churches. If you wish to march, meet at the church at 6:00 pm to carpool to downtown near the Capitol (parking is limited). Meet up time with other churches is 7 pm. Dress cool and bring water bottles. 

MEN’S BREAKFAST ON BREAK – The Men’s Fellowship Breakfast will be on break during August and September. It should resume on October 13, 2018. Thank you for your understanding.

BLESSING OF BACKPACKS – It’s back-to-school time! This Sunday morning, there will be a special blessing of all school-aged children and their parents as part of our regular worship service. Children in all grades should bring along their school backpack for a special Backpack Blessing Event. During the service, children and parents will come forward for a special moment of prayer and blessing. Let’s send our congregation’s kids into the new school year assured of God’s promises and our loving support! Be sure to join us and to include all of our young people in your prayers as they go back to school.

ADOPT A FAMILY DELIVERIES – Adopt a Family delivery help needed. School supplies are collected and will be blessed this Sunday, Aug 12. Help is needed to get the supplies delivered to the families. Please contact Jacque Wachsmann if you are available!

WELCOME BACK RRISD COMMUNITY WORKS PROGRAM – We are excited to welcome back the students of the RRISD Community Works Program on Thursday, August 16th. We look forward to seeing you around the LOLLC facility over the next school year.

JOB OPPORTUNITY – Immanuel Lutheran Church, Pflugerville, is seeking an Interim Youth and Family Ministry Coordinator.  The initial term for this position is twelve months.  The job posting and details may be found at .  Qualified candidates may send resumes, references, and letters of interest to

 QUARTERLY MINISTRY LEADERS MEETING – The next Quarterly Ministry Leaders Meeting is on Sunday, August 19th at 10:45 am. Leaders, please stick around after service and be ready to participate with the planning for your ministry area. All are welcome to attend to share ideas or thoughts with the team leaders and to hear about upcoming events.

RETURN TO 2 SERVICES & CELEBRATION SUNDAY – We will be returning to two worship services (8:15 & 10:45 am) on August 26th, with Celebration Sunday at 9:30 am. Come explore Sunday Education! There will be games, snacks, learning and fun…so bring your friends!!

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 .

TUESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY – On Break Thru August – Resumes September 4th. Study is on 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,, for more information.

Upcoming News:

FRIENDS AND FAMILY SUNDAY – Friends & Family Sunday is Sept 9! Save the date and start inviting your friends now. Invitation cards will be available this Sunday.

Upcoming Sunday Summer Service Volunteers:

August 12, 2018

Presiding Minister:              Pastor Skip Wachsmann

Assisting Minister:              Dick Fink

Children’s Time:                 Felicia Wachsmann

Communion Asst:               Carol Alessi & Nell Pennington

Lector:                                   John Duarte


Media Asst.:                          Bryce Sheehan

Ushers:                                   “Pick-Up” as available

Altar Guild:                           Lyn Caldwell

Flowers:                                 Duarte family, in honor of Carmen Duarte

Tellers:                                  Julia Neeley & Ronnie Wachsmann


August 19, 2018

Presiding Minister:              Pastor Skip Wachsmann

Assisting Minister:              Dick Fink                  * NEED Future Sign-Ups (8/26 onward)

Children’s Time:                 Felicia Wachsmann

Communion Asst:               Carol Gaskamp        * NEED Future Sign-Ups (8/26 onward)

Lector:                                   David Ladolcetta     * NEED Future Sign-Ups (8/26 onward)


Media Asst.:                          Luke Smith

Ushers:                                   “Pick-Up” as available   * NEED Future Sign-Ups (9/2 onward)

Altar Guild:                           Chuck/Julia Neeley


Tellers:                                  Julia Neeley & Ronnie Wachsmann


Other information:

“MATCHING GIFTS” –  Some contributors to Lord of Life may work for a company that matches gifts.  Please let Jennifer Niedert, Dick Fink or the church office know if this is the case and we will work with you and your employer to realize a matching contribution.”

SPIRITUAL GIFTS – God has given each Christian two vitally important gifts. The first is the gift of faith in Jesus Christ, his work of redemption, and thus forgiveness of sin. The second is the gift of one or more special abilities, which are to be used for the purpose of unifying the body of Christ and for the growth of God’s Kingdom. These abilities are called spiritual gifts and they are received through our baptism.

Like other presents, it is impossible to fully appreciate and make use of our spiritual gifts until they have been opened. This tool will help you begin to open your spiritual gifts by guiding you through scripture review, scripture references, and self-assessment inventory.

God has given each of us Spiritual Gifts to make us better prepared and equipped to perform in some areas of ministry better than others.  A person who is working within a ministry area that they are gifted for will be more effective in that ministry than one they are not gifted for.

Please fill out this FORM…    http:/ Once you complete the form, your answers will be reviewed, and you will be sent an email with your top spiritual gifts.  Your top 3 gifts will also be shared with the corresponding ministries, so that we can assist you with putting your Spiritual Gifts to use. Please contact the office if you have any questions.

HILL COUNTRY MINISTRIES – Can goods and donations are always welcome and needed.  Please pick up a can or two next time you shop!