Current News:

CHRIST IN OUR HOME – The 4th Quarter (October – December) Christ in Our Home daily devotional booklets are available in the Welcome Center in both regular and large print sizes.  Pick up your copy before they are gone!

SUNDAY FLOWERS NEEDED – The 2018 Flower Chart still has a few empty Sunday spots. The flower chart is located in the Welcome Center. Please take a moment to sign up to bring flowers on any open Sunday throughout the rest of 2018.  We are counting on you to help us to adorn our altar each week. Thank you!!!

CARE CALENDAR FOR EDITH SWARTZ – We have ADDED rides to/from church on Sundays in Edith’s CareCalendar. If you are willing and able to bring her to/from church on Sundays over the next few months, please follow the directions below to access her calendar and sign up to meet her needs.

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 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

September 23, 2018

Presiding Minister:              Pastor Skip Wachsmann

Assisting Minister:              1) Lloyd Haskins                 2) Dick Fink

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

Communion Asst:               1) N/A                                   2) Carol Alessi, David Ladolcetta

Lector:                                   1) Donna Hagens                 2) Mike Kamensky

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

Media Asst.:                          1) Lloyd Haskins                 2) Chuck Neeley

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

                                                2) Dave, Erica, Chapin & Luke Smith

Altar Guild:                           1) Marge Kretschmar         2) Kori Weston

Flowers:                                 Pr. Skip & Felicia Wachsmann, celebrating their anniversary

Tellers:                                  Dick Fink & John Duarte