Current News:

YOUTH GROUP – Welcome back to Youth Group! 6th-12th graders are invited to the LOL Youth Group Kick-Off on Saturday, Sept. 8. We’ll meet here at church in the cafe from 6:00-10:00 pm for pizza, sundaes, games, dwelling in the Word, and fellowship. Friends and visitors welcome! Please RSVP your pizza preferences to Youth co-leader, Erica, at ericamathresmith@gmail.com.

MEN’S BREAKFAST ON BREAK – REMINDER: The Men’s Fellowship Breakfast is still on break through September. It should resume on October 13, 2018. Thank you for your understanding.

FRIENDS AND FAMILY SUNDAY – Save the Date and Start Inviting Now! Annual Friends & Family Sunday is Sept 9! Friendship treats served at 9:15 am and Friendship luncheon at 12:15 pm. God calls us to invite! Invitation cards are available in the Welcome Center – pick some up today!

THANK YOU – Thank You to the Kindred Sisters ladies that came and cleaned up and reorganized the Café. Another Thank You to the members on the Property Team that are continually working to keep the property mowed and tackling the minor repairs around the facilities. We couldn’t operate without your help…Your work is greatly appreciated! Thanks again!!!

CARE CALENDAR FOR EDITH SWARTZ – We have EXTENDED the meals and ADDED rides to/from church on Sundays thru September in Edith’s CareCalendar. If you would like to bring a meal or bring her to/from church on Sundays over the next month, please follow the directions below to access her calendar and sign up to meet her needs. We need your help, as all future meal spots and most future ride spots are still open. Don’t wait…please sign up today to help Edith as she continues in her recovery. Thank you to everyone that has already provided a meal or given a ride to Edith. She is so very grateful for your help, love and support during this time.

To access Edith Swartz’s CareCalendar site, visit

 https://www.carecalendar.org/logon/273582

and enter the following information in the appropriate spaces:

     Calendar ID:   273582

     Security Code:   2669

 

Education News:

SUNDAY CHRISTIAN EDUCATION classes continue every Sunday at 9:30 am. Youth will meet in the assigned classrooms. Adults will have two classes to choose from. See those choices below. We pray that Sunday Education will be a commitment you will make to God! Faith is a journey and we all can learn/share/serve God through attending to our own faith journey! Step up and make that commitment today! Register during Celebration Sunday on August 26th at 9:30. Questions? Contact Wendy Waggoner at wcwaggoner@gmail.com.

  • ADULT BIBLE STUDY – “Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People” by Nadia Bolz-Weber. WHAT IF THE PERSON YOU’VE BEEN TRYING TO AVOID IS YOUR BEST SHOT AT GRACE TODAY? … AND WHAT IF THAT IS THE POINT? … God keeps showing up in the least likely of people­–a church-loving agnostic, a drag queen, a felonious Bishop, and a gun-toting member of the NRA. In a time when many have rightly become disillusioned with Christianity, Accidental Saints demonstrates what happens when ordinary people share bread and wine, struggle with scripture together, and tell each other the truth about their real lives. This unforgettable account of their faltering steps toward wholeness will ring true for believer and skeptic alike. This study will meet in the Café at 9:30.
  • WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY – The women’s study starting this fall will explore the book, 31 Verses to Write on Your Heart by Liz Curtis Higgs. Join us as we delve into some favorite verses for a deeper understanding while working on finding time with God each and every day. This study will meet in the Office Conference room at 9:30 join us when you can!

TUESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY – Bible Study on the book of Mark, continues Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Café.

THURSDAY MORNING STUDY GROUP – Thursdays at 9:45 am in the Lakeline Target snack bar. (*Note* – you will enter Target at the opposite end from before). We will be studying Jonah, the whale guy: a study about Grace. I already have the books and hope to see you all there. Contact: Marge Kretschmar, mdkretschmar@gmail.com, for more information.

 

Upcoming News:

One Year to Live Men’s Retreat in October—Register Early for the One Year to Live Retreat October 26-28 at Camp Chrysalis

The ELCA’s Lutheran Men in Mission sponsors One Year to Live Retreats for men all across the nation.  We are fortunate this year to have a retreat at Camp Chrysalis (between Bandera and Kerrville, TX) on October 26-28, 2018.  These retreats provide men with an opportunity to spend time away together and to come closer in their walk with Christ.  They have been described as life-changing weekends; recognizing, embracing, and living confidently through God’s grace.  About 15 to 25 participants attend each retreat.  Early (discounted) registration is $195 by Saturday, September 15.  Regular registration is $225, due October 8.  There are sponsorships for men between 20 and 30 years of age.  These sponsorships will pay up to 90% of the registration fee. The registration includes two nights lodging, five meals, and retreat materials.

Prayerfully consider being one of the men to take advantage of this spiritual awakening.  You can find a brochure and more information at www.lutheranmeninmission.org.

 

Upcoming Sunday Summer Service Volunteers:

September 9, 2018

Presiding Minister:              Pastor Skip Wachsmann

Assisting Minister:              1) (VACANT)                       2) John Paul Crawford

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

Communion Asst:               1) N/A                                   2) Carol Alessi

Lector:                                   1) Nell Pennington              2) Tony Lopez

Acolyte:                                 1) (VACANT)                       2) (VACANT)

Media Asst.:                          1) Jim Tarsi                           2) Bryce Sheehan

Ushers:                                   1) Doug Caldwell, Bill Saegert, Gary Parsons, Fred Grampp

                                                2) Dave, Erica, Chapin & Luke Smith

Altar Guild:                           1) Melinda Prather              2) Deb Grunska

Flowers:                                 The Wachsmann Family, celebrating Clayton’s birthday

Tellers:                                  Carol Gaskamp & John Duarte

September 16, 2018

Presiding Minister:              Pastor Skip Wachsmann

Assisting Minister:              1) (VACANT)                       2) Oscar Lopez

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

Communion Asst:               1) N/A                                   2) Carol Alessi

Lector:                                   1)                                            2)

Acolyte:                                 1) (VACANT)                       2) (VACANT)

Media Asst.:                          1) Jim Tarsi                           2) Luke Smith

Ushers:                                   1) Doug Caldwell, Bill Saegert, Gary Parsons, Fred Grampp

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

Altar Guild:                           1) Lyn Caldwell                   2) Chuck/Julia Neeley

Flowers:                                 Carol & Joe Alessi, celebrating their 48th anniversary

Tellers:                                  Carol Gaskamp & John Duarte