Current News:

LOST AND FOUND – Lost and found items will be available in the Welcome Center thru Sunday, March 3rd.  All unclaimed items will be donated to Goodwill.

ONLY TWO SUNDAYS Left for Lutheran World Relief (LWR) Personal Care Kits Contributions of items (List in Lifelines, Leaflet, & Welcome Center) or Monetary (memo LWR).  Sunday, February 24th is the requested date for all Contributions.  Kindred Sisters will be assembling the Kits at their March 5th meeting.  We have been tracking our Kits since 2014.  They have gone to Lebanon, Ukraine, Angola, Burkina Faso and this past September to Ethiopia.  Thank you from all Kindred Sisters.  Questions, Glenace Klinker 512-671-3690

STEWARDSHIP SNIPPET – 1 Corinthians 2:4 – Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone.  Everybody has strengths and talents. Steward/disciples know that we find optimal joy, peace and fulfillment when we are using them for Godly purposes. What are your gifts? How are you using them?

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!

TEXAS IMPACT – Have you felt frustrated with decisions made at the Texas Capitol? Do you want our state reps to know that we as Christians, Muslims and Jews are united in speaking up for the oppressed? Join our LOL group as we advocate with Texas Impact for InterFaith Lobby Day at the capitol Thursday, March 28th from 9:00-2:00. Check out the link below. See Erica Smith for more info.

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

ACOLYTES – 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

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 meets on Thursdays 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:

KINDRED SISTERS – Tuesday, March 5th, Kindred Sisters will meet in Café.  Coffee by 10:15 … At 10:30, Program:  Assemble Lutheran World Relief “Personal Care Kits.”  All Item Contributions & Monetary Gifts (memo LWR) requested by Sunday, February 24th.  Need before meeting in order to have correct number of items for each kit. All women and friends of LOLLC are invited.  Remember to bring a sack lunch, hostess will furnish drink and DESSERT!  Questions:  Glenace Klinker 512-671-3690           

 

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME STARTS – Sunday, March 10th

Upcoming Sunday Service Volunteers:

February 17, 2019

Presiding Minister:              Pastor Skip Wachsmann

Assisting Minister:              1) Lloyd Haskins                 2) Denise Sheehan

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

Communion Asst:               1) Marge Kretschmar         2) Carol Alessi

Lector:                                   1) Marge Kretschmar         2) David Ladolcetta

Acolyte:                                 1) N/A                                    2) Jose Mendez

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

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

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

Altar Guild:                           1) Marge Kretschmar         2) Chuck/Julia Neeley

Flowers:                                 Yuki Miyamoto-Mendez, celebrating Jose’s 12th birthday

Tellers:                                  Carol Gaskamp & Chuck Neeley

February 24, 2019

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)                                            2) Carol Alessi

Lector:                                   1)                                            2) Carol Alessi

Acolyte:                                 1) N/A                                    2) Nathaniel Duarte

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

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

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

Altar Guild:                           1) Melinda Prather              2) Dick Fink

Flowers:                                 Pat Olesen, in memory of loved ones

Tellers:                                  Carol Gaskamp & Barb Haskins