Current News:

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME STARTS THIS SUNDAY!!! – Just a reminder that Daylight Savings Time begins THIS Sunday, March 10th.

LWR PERSONAL CARE KITS – NINTY, yes, NINTY Lutheran World Personal Care Kits were assembled by Kindred Sisters Tuesday.  Thank you all for your contributions towards this KS project for LOLLC.  Each kit contains a comb, toothbrush, two bars of soap, and nail clippers wrapped/rolled in a towel secured by a rubber band and twine.  Even the twine will be used!  LWR will add the toothpaste.  Kindred Sisters also donated $238.50 ($2.65/kit) to cover the cost of toothpaste and shipping.  Again, we will track where our six boxes go this next year.  The LWR Kits will be BLESSED during Sunday Services.  Also, it was fun to hear how Pastor Skip used/showed a kit to KDO children during their Tuesday Chapel time.  What?  Some people do not even have a towel?

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?

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

CARE CALENDAR FOR EDITH SWARTZ – We have several March & April openings for rides to/from church on Sundays in Edith’s CareCalendar. If you are willing and able to bring her to/from church on Sundays, please follow the directions below to access her calendar and sign up to help 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

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. www.texasimpact.org See Erica Smith for more info.

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:

HOLY WEEK – Seder Meal is Thursday, April 18 @ 6:30pm.  All are invited to attend this wonderful and participatory worship service and meal.  We ask for a $5.00 donation per person or $20.00 max per immediate family to help cover the cost of the meal. Please contact the church office to RSVP or use the Connection Card. Envelopes are available in the Welcome Center and can be placed in the offering plate.

Upcoming Sunday Service Volunteers:

March 10, 2019

Presiding Minister:              Pastor Skip Wachsmann

Assisting Minister:              1) VACANT                          2) John Paul Crawford

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

Communion Asst:               1) Donna Hagens                 2) Carol Alessi, David Ladolcetta

Lector:                                   1) Donna Hagens                 2) Tony Lopez

Acolyte:                                 1) N/A                                    2) Nicolas Duarte

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) Marge Kretschmar         2) Deb Grunska

Flowers:                                 Marge Robison, in memory of my dear Hannah

Tellers:                                  Mindy Penland & Shari Lagerstrom

March 17, 2019

Presiding Minister:              Pastor Skip Wachsmann

Assisting Minister:              1) VACANT                          2) Oscar Lopez

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

Communion Asst:               1) Marge Kretschmar         2) Carol Alessi

Lector:                                   1) Marge Kretschmar         2) Mike Kamensky

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) John & Roman Duarte, Mike Kamensky, Mark Waggoner

Altar Guild:                           1) Peggy Ellwein                  2) Dick Fink

Flowers:                                 Ladolcetta Family, celebrating Chase’s birthday

Tellers:                                   Ronnie Wachsmann & Chuck Neeley