Current News:

HARVEST FESTIVAL BAKE SALE AND SILENT AUCTION DONATIONS NEEDED BY TOMORROW! Please bring your pre-packaged/decorated baked goods for the bake sale or your silent auction gift baskets/tickets/items by noon on Friday, November 9th! We need time to get everything priced and prepared before the Harvest Festival begins on Saturday morning.

HARVEST FESTIVAL & CRAFT SHOW IS THIS SATURDAY!! – It’s time for the annual Harvest Fest and Craft Show this Saturday, November 10th, from 9 am – 3 pm. Come have some fun, do some shopping, listen to some live music and eat some great food. All proceeds benefit holiday gifts for local needy families. Bring your friends!!

MEN’S FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST – The next Men’s Fellowship Breakfast will be on Saturday, November 10th at 8:00 am in the café.  All men, young and old, are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Contact Mark Waggoner at  or 512-800-5412.

VETERANS DAY – Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans; that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I; major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. The United States previously observed Armistice Day. The U.S. holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.

CHURCH COUNCIL OPPORTUNITY – Interested in shaping the future of Lord of Life Lutheran Church? There will be one member for the Church Council to be elected at the January 2019 annual meeting. Prayerfully consider this opportunity, and contact Council Vice-President Carol Gaskamp ( if you would like to serve on the nominating committee (two members needed) or your name being on the ballot for the council position. The nominating committee will be appointed at the November 2018 council meeting.

THANKSGIVING EVE SERVICES – We will have services on Thanksgiving Eve, November 21, at 11:30 am and 7:00 pm as we intentionally thank God for all the blessings in our lives.

ANGEL TREE – Angel Tree Adopt a Family coming Nov 18. Lord of Life will be sponsoring the same families for the holidays that were adopted last year through Operation Blue Santa. Take an angel off the tree to purchase a clothing item or toy/gift for a family member. Returned wrapped item by Dec 12 (with gift receipt for clothing inside). Let’s make the holidays special for these families.

TROOP 150 WOOD YARD – The Boy Scout Troop 150 now has firewood for sale. Check out their website at for more info. Printed order forms are also available in the Welcome Center.

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

  • 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 are studying Jonah, the whale guy: a study about Grace. I already have the books and hope to see you all there. Contact: Marge Kretschmar,, for more information.

Upcoming News/Important Dates to Remember:


   THANKSGIVING DAY – on November 22nd

   OFFICE CLOSED – on November 22nd & 23rd

Upcoming Sunday Summer Service Volunteers:

November 11, 2018

Presiding Minister:              Pastor Skip Wachsmann

Assisting Minister:              1) Lloyd Haskins                 2) John Paul Crawford

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

Communion Asst:               1) N/A                                   2) Mike & Pam Kamensky

Lector:                                   1) Nell Pennington              2) Carol Alessi

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, Chapin & Luke Smith

Altar Guild:                           1) Melinda Prather              2) Julia Neeley


Tellers:                                  Barb Haskins & Barb Petry

November 18, 2018

Presiding Minister:              Pastor Skip Wachsmann

Assisting Minister:              1) Lloyd Haskins                 2) Oscar Lopez

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

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

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) Mike Kamensky, Dave & Erica Smith, Mark Waggoner

Altar Guild:                           1) Lyn Caldwell                   2) Kori Weston

Flowers:                                 Randy & Shannon Anderson

Tellers:                                  Dick Fink & Barb Petry