Current News:

YEAR END DONATIONS TO LORD OF LIFE FOR 2018 – The Finance Ministry kindly requests that all donations to Lord of Life Lutheran Church that you wish designated for 2018 to be received by Dec. 31.

OFFERING ENVELOPES – Please don’t forget to pick up your 2019 offering envelopes in the Welcome Center over the next couple Sundays in December. This will save us a lot of postage fees in January! Thanks!!!

SIMPLY GIVING PROGRAM – Through Thrivent’s Simply Giving Program, your offering payments are made through a pre-authorized withdrawal from your bank account. You determine the frequency of your automatic donation – weekly, semi-monthly, or monthly – the option is yours. Remember, if you wish to update your giving amount for 2019 or to enroll as a new participant in the Simply Giving Program, you must complete a new form in advance to make the changes or be added to the program. Copies of the form are in the literature rack in the Welcome Center, or you may contact Kelley in the office to get a form. Thanks!

ELCA GOOD GIFTS – Again this year, on Dec. 30 and Jan. 6, we’ll have ELCA Good Gifts ornaments on our Christmas trees. Please consider taking an ornament and purchasing what you select. Place a check for the cost of the ornament you select in the offering plate, indicating in the Notes section what you are purchasing. This is a wonderful opportunity to help the ELCA address world hunger. There will be ELCA Good Gifts catalogs in the Worship Center or visit their website at https://community.elca.org/elcagoodgifts.

HOLIDAY SERVICE TIMES – There will be regular service times at 8:15 am & 10:45 am on Sunday, December 30th. There WILL BE Sunday Educations classes.

OFFICE CLOSED – Jan. 1

KINDRED SISTERS – Happy New Year to all Kindred Sisters, which includes all ladies of LOLLC!  New Year’s Day (Jan 1st) is the First Tuesday, therefore, Kindred Sisters will not meet in January.

SPECIAL HIGH CHURCH SERVICE – We will hold a special High Church service on Jan. 6. This is the style of worship familiar to Martin Luther and the early Lutherans. We hope you will be able to join us for this special service at both the early and late services on Jan. 6.

CHRIST IN OUR HOME – The 1st Quarter 2019 (January – March) 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!

FLOWER CHART – Members of Lord of Life have blessed and adorned our sanctuary with beautiful flowers in praise and honor to our Lord and for other special events in their lives during 2018. Thanks for your generosity – now it’s time to do it again!! The new flower chart for 2019 is out in the Welcome Center. Hurry and sign up. Let’s see how fast we can fill it up so you can have the special dates you would like. (More than one can sign up for any Sunday).

CHURCH COUNCIL OPPORTUNITY – The Nominating Committee of Lord of Life is currently meeting to prayerfully select members of the congregation to be up for election for the 2019-2021 Council at the annual congregational meeting in January.  If you would like to be a member of the Council or have any questions about the role of a council member, please contact: Carol Gaskamp (cdgaskamp@att.net), Deb Grunska (grunskadeb@gmail.com), or Barb Haskins (bmmhaskins@gmail.com).

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

Education News:

SUNDAY EDUCATION NEWS: ALL CLASSES WILL CONTINUE TO MEET ALL THROUGH DECEMBER! 

ADULT CLASSES: 

BAD FAITH: THE DANGER OF RELIGIOUS EXTREMISM by Dr. Neil Kressel

This is the first book to journey to the heart of religious militancy. Kressel, who has spent decades researching genocide, terrorism, and anti-Semitism, brings to bear the insights of psychology and social science on this significant and critical problem. He offers a clear and enlightening analysis of when and how religions become capable of inspiring evil. JOIN US IN THE CAFE FOR THIS INTERESTING STUDY

WOMEN’S STUDY will continue with the book, 31 VERSES, in the office conference room.

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 – This group is on break and will resume on January 17th at 9:45 am in the Lakeline Target snack bar. We will be studying Esther. Contact: Marge Kretschmar, mdkretschmar@gmail.com, for more information.

Upcoming News/Important Dates to Remember:

MEN’S FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST – The next Men’s Fellowship Breakfast will be on Saturday, January 12th at 8:00 am in the café.  All men, young and old, are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Contact Mark Waggoner at waggmar@gmail.com  or 512-800-5412.

RECONCILING IN CHRIST SUNDAY – January 27th

COTTAGE MEETING – February 23rd

MINISTRY FAIR – February 24th

Upcoming Sunday Summer Service Volunteers:

December 30, 2018

Presiding Minister:              Pastor Skip Wachsmann

Assisting Minister:              1) Lloyd Haskins                 2) HS Youth

Children’s Time:                 1) N/A                                    2) Denise Sheehan

Communion Asst:               1) Carol Gaskamp               2) Carol Alessi, David Ladolcetta

Lector:                                   1) Carol Gaskamp               2) Tony Lopez

Acolyte:                                 1) (VACANT)                       2) Nathaniel Duarte

Media Asst.:                          1) Lloyd Haskins                 2) Bryce Sheehan

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:

Tellers:                                  Julia Neeley & Ronnie Wachsmann

January 6, 2019

Presiding Minister:              Pastor Skip Wachsmann

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

Children’s Time:                 1) N/A                                    2) Wendy Waggoner

Communion Asst:               1) Nell Pennington              2) (VACANT)

Lector:                                   1) Nell Pennington              2) Nathaniel Duarte

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

Media Asst.:                          1) Jim Tarsi                           2) (VACANT)

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

                                                2) Dave, Erica, Chapin & Luke Smith

Altar Guild:                           1) Marge Kretschmar         2) Dick Fink

Flowers:                                 The Saegert’s, to the Glory of God

Tellers:                                   Carol Gaskamp & ???