Current News:

SCOUTING FOR FOOD DRIVE – Bring your food donations on or before Scout Sunday, February 10th, for the annual Scouting for Food drive to benefit the Hill Country Community Ministries and Mobile Loaves & Fishes. These food pantries serve families, children, and seniors right here in Cedar Park and Williamson County. See bulletin insert on Sunday for more details.

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – Looking for a Community Volunteer Opportunity?  Be sure to check out LOLLC February Lifelines article regarding the Assistance League of Austin. There are also information pamphlets in the Welcome Center.

KINDRED SISTERS – The next Kindred Sisters meeting is on Tuesday, February 5 in the Café…Starts at 10:30, but coffee always ready by 10:15!  Barbara Carter will be sharing her “Prayer Pillow” talent with us, plus explaining the giving, receiving, and loving of Prayer Pillows.  We will even be helping her.  Hostess will provide dessert, but please bring a “bag lunch.”  If you have any questions, please call Glenace Klinker at 512-626-5048.

COTTAGE MEETING What are your passions in life, school, work and church? What are you really passionate about? You’re invited to a Lord of Life Lutheran Church ‘Cottage Meeting’ to share and discuss your passions with other Lord of Life participants. Saturday, February 23rd, 5:00-7:00 pm. At the home of Lord of Life Council Member. ***You will be receiving an email invitation from a member of Lord of Life Council during the week of February 3rd.  Please keep watch for the email. Food and Beverages will be provided. Please let a member of Lord of Life Council know if you need transportation. Families always welcome (not restricted to adults only).

5.00-5.45 Lite Dinner (with vegetarian option)

5.45-6.00 Dwelling in the Word – 1 Corinthians 12: 1-11

6.00-7.00 Sharing our passions and discussion

7.00 wrap up and conclusion

Hope to see you there!

MINISTRY FAIR – Ministry Fair Coming Feb 24! Come explore all the opportunities available for ministry at Lord of Life! That Sunday, Ministry Teams and other Groups will be available for information, questions and to see if there’s a special gift you can share with the ministry or perhaps just some time for service! If you would like to share your ministry or group that Sunday, please contact Denise Sheehan @ denisesheehan16@gmail.com or talk to her in person.  Let’s get involved and live the word, will and way of God!

STEWARDSHIP SNIPPET – Psalm 19:9b-10 The ordinances of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey.” Stewardship is all about priorities and values. What do we prize above all else? Faithful steward/disciples value the teachings of God that guide us to fulfilled lives.

REQUEST FOR AUDITOR – You don’t need to be a CPA. If you’ve ever done accounting, bookkeeping or any form of finance; you are invited to speak with any Council member or the Finance Ministry team about doing our 2018 Church audit.  They will provide you with further information.  Please pray for your calling to serve in this capacity.  So many of us have valued skill sets which can be utilized to serving our congregation. I pray that there are members out there with these qualities. John Duarte

COUNCIL THANK YOU – On behalf of Council and Pastor Skip, I thank all who attended and participated in the 2019 Congressional Council Meeting on Sunday, January 27, 2019. The congregation passed our 2019 budget proposal unanimously.  We now have the working tools to focus on 2019 and continue to meet the works of the mission of our Church. John Duarte, Council President.

ACOLYTES – I would like to thank and acknowledge the following Acolytes who have graciously answered the call to serve in this capacity. They are: Malcolm Lopez, Ben Parsons, Kira Niedert, Nathaniel Duarte, Nicolas Duarte and our newest addition, Jose Mendez. Thank you for signing up on the SignUp app and recognizing the void we have had in this ministry. Your presence is appreciated. If there are any other youth who would like to serve, please reach out to me at jduarte928@yahoo.com or 512.423.1694 (cell). We will plan to get you trained. John Duarte, Acolytes Coordinator

LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF (LWR) PERSONAL CARE KITS – Kindred Sisters will be gathering items for a Lutheran World Relief (LWR) project during January and February with the help of the whole congregation. Personal Care Kits are very much needed, therefore, we will again assemble PC Kits on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. All donated items will be collected by Sunday, February 24, 2019.  The items needed for each kit are:

  1. Dark light-weight bath-size (between 20″×40″ & 52″×27″) TOWELS
  2. Bath-size bars (4 – 5 oz) of SOAP, in original wrapping
  3. Adult TOOTHBRUSH – in original wrapping
  4. Sturdy COMB – wide tooth preferred
  5. Metal Nail Clippers preferably w/ file
  6. Or a Monetary Donation
  7. NO TOOTHPASTE

Please place donated items in LWR Container in the Welcome Center.

LWR STAMPOREE – Another FULL bag of cancelled stamps was collected for LWR Stamporee to benefit Project Comfort!  Thank you LOLLC Members, RRISD Café Students, and especially Beatriz Fonseca.  Kindred Sisters is asking all LOLLC members/friends to SAVE cancelled stamps, especially commemorative stamps.  Just place your saved cancelled stamps (left on the whole envelope or torn/cut off with at least ¼”- ½” edge around stamp) in the STAMPOREE box in the Welcome Center.  Complete “Collection Information” is on bulletin board in the Café.    Project Comfort is for shipping expenses for LWR Kits such as the Personal Care Kits that Kindred Sisters assemble.  Thank you.

Education News:

SUNDAY EDUCATION NEWS: ALL SUNDAY CLASSES CONTINUE AT 9:30 AM. 

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 café.

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 on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Café.

THURSDAY MORNING STUDY GROUP – This group resumed on January 17th at 9:45 am in the Lakeline Target snack bar. The study is about Esther. Contact: Marge Kretschmar, mdkretschmar@gmail.com, for more information.

Upcoming News/Important Dates to Remember:

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME STARTS – Sunday, March 10th

Upcoming Sunday Service Volunteers:

February 3, 2019

Presiding Minister:              Pastor Skip Wachsmann

Assisting Minister:              1) Lloyd Haskins                 2) Dick Fink

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

Communion Asst:               1) Nell Pennington              2) Carol Alessi

Lector:                                   1) Nell Pennington              2) Carol Alessi

Acolyte:                                 1) N/A                                    2) Benjamin Parsons

Media Asst.:                          1) Jim Tarsi                           2) “Pick-Up” as available

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

                                                2) Dave, Erica, Chapin & Luke Smith

Altar Guild:                           1) Lyn Caldwell                   2) Kori Weston

Flowers:                                 Lloyd & Barb Haskins

Tellers:                                  Carol Gaskamp & Julia Neeley

February 10, 2019

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) Donna Hagens                 2) Carol Alessi

Lector:                                   1) Donna Hagens                 2) Brynn Waggoner

Acolyte:                                 1) N/A                                    2) Malcolm Lopez

Media Asst.:                          1) Lloyd Haskins                 2) “Pick-Up” as available

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

                                                2) Brad & Bryce Sheehan, Dave & Erica Smith

Altar Guild:                           1) Melinda Prather              2) Deb Grunska

Flowers:                                 Greg & Kori Weston, in memory of Kadyn

Tellers:                                   Carol Gaskamp & Barb Haskins