Current News:

SPECIAL VBS COLLECTION THIS SUNDAY! – During our VBS program this week, the children have been participating in the Water for Tanzania program to help raise funds for well drilling in the dry rural region of Mara in northern Tanzania. It takes $10 to give one person clean water in Tanzania, and 100% of your donation goes to the water well projects with Empowering Lives International in Tanzania. We would love for the congregation to add to this offering to help the kids out this Sunday!!

KINDRED SISTERS – Kindred sisters will NOT meet in July…HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY! Enjoy our challenge to read, visit a library, and connect to a library electronically. Our “Out-To-Lunch” fellowship is on Tuesday, August 6th. (Details TBA). The Fall 2019 program, devotion & hostess sign-up sheets are on KS bulletin board. Let’s fill it up fast…appreciate any ideas and suggestions. Thanks! Contact: Glenace Klinker or 512-626-5048.

OFFICE CLOSED—Office will be closed on Thursday, July 4th for the Independence Day holiday.

DAY CAMP SUPPLIES NEEDED – Day Camp is in need of some recycled materials: toilet paper/paper towel rolls, egg cartons, and shoe boxes. If you could save these items and bring them to the welcome center our campers would be grateful. We need 30 of each item!

DAY CAMP REGISTRATIONS FILLING UP! –  Go to the Day Camp event page on our website to fill out the online registration form and pay via PayPal. We only have 5 spots left!! Here’s the link for Day Camp:

DAY CAMP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!! – Day Camp is another important ministry of our church. We need your help to make this ministry happen! Day Camp will run 7/8 to 7/12 from 9 to 3:30. We have lots of spots and different ways for people to help.  Contact Laura Lopez at or 512-925-2961 or Wendy Waggoner at or 512-773-9450.

DAY CAMP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED (COUNSELOR MEALS) – We are looking for congregation members that are willing to either invite the counselors to dinner at your home or take the counselors out to dinner one night during the week of Day Camp, July 7-12.  We are also looking for volunteers to provide lunch for the counselors and Jr. counselors the week of camp.  If you would prefer to donate money, we can buy lunch on your behalf.  Please sign up in the back of the church or contact Randi Ladolcetta at 239-595-7782.

SPONSORED FAMILIES “BACK TO SCHOOL” SUMMER OF SERVICE – JUNE/JULY DONATION DRIVE – Lord of Life continues its Summer of Service drive by sponsoring the Lord of Life Angel Tree families (13 students) for school supplies – but now with gift cards. This allows for more freedom for the families. The students can choose their own colors/styles for supplies, backpacks and shoes. The goal is 52 gift cards! Donate gift cards ($25 each) for HEB, Target & Walmart. Donation drive runs June 9th thru July. Please drop gift cards in the offering plate or give to an Evangelism & Outreach representative (Felicia Wachsmann, Jacque Wachsmann, or Dick Fink).

PRIDE FESTIVAL & PARADE – RIC participation in Austin Pride Festival & Parade – Sat, Aug 10. Lord of Life, along with other area Reconciling in Christ churches has reserved a booth for this year’s Pride Festival (11 am to 7 pm) and will participate in the night Pride Parade. If you’d like to participate in either one (or both) please contact Denise Sheehan. More information to come. Let’s show the Austin LGBTQ+ community that there are affirming places to worship freely and share God’s love with all

CHRIST IN OUR HOME – The 3rd Quarter (July – September) 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!

CAMPERSHIPS – Both Lord of Life and Cross Trails (Camp Chrysalis and Ebert Ranch Camp) have campership funds. Because Cross Trails offers such a wonderful experience people continue to make generous donations to these funds. If cost is what is keeping you or your child from attending a retreat or summer camp please talk with Pr Skip (512-671-6100), Barb Haskins (512-689-6006) or Cross Trails (830-257-6340).

BLESSING BAGS FOR THE HOMELESS – Cub Scout Pack 1501 has assembled Blessing Bags for the homeless. They are available in the Welcome Center. Please take one to keep in your car so that you can share the love as you give the Blessing Bag to someone that is experiencing homelessness. Thank you Pack 1501!

SUNDAY FLOWERS NEEDED – The Sunday Flower Chart in the Welcome Center only has 6 empty spots left for 2019!!! Let’s fill up those empty spots to honor God every Sunday of the year. Please take a moment to sign up to bring flowers on any open Sunday throughout the rest of 2019.  Thank you!!

Education News:


SUMMER ADULT EDUCATION CLASS – continues on Sunday mornings from 8:15 – 9:15 am.

Join us in the café as we venture into the book, Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory. Author, Ted Bolsinger, guides churches through uncharted territory. He offers insight and tools for reimagining what effective leadership looks like in our rapidly changing world.

Please sign up in the Welcome Center if you would like to join us. This way we can have enough materials for all of those that want to join us.

TUESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY – Is on break until September.

THURSDAY MORNING STUDY GROUP – Is on break until September.

Upcoming News/Important Dates to Remember:

    DAY CAMP – July 8th – 12th


    PRIDE FESTIVAL & PARADE – August 10th

    RRISD – SCHOOL STARTS – August 15th


    LABOR DAY/OFFICE CLOSED – September 2nd

    FRIENDS/FAMILY SUNDAY – September 8th

Upcoming Sunday Service Volunteers:

June 30, 2019 – Summer Service – VBS

Presiding Minister:              Pr. Skip Wachsmann

Assisting Minister:              Denise Sheehan

Children’s Time:                 N/A (VBS)

Communion Asst:               David Ladolcetta

Lector:                                   N/A (VBS)

Acolyte:                                 Benjamin Parsons

Media Asst.:                          Paul Kuhn

Ushers:                                   “Pick Up” as Available

Altar Guild:                           Kori Weston

Flowers:                                 Marge Robison, celebrating Ai’s birthday

                                                Smith Family, celebrating Chapin’s birthday

Tellers:                                  Dick Fink & Carol Gaskamp

July 7, 2019 – Summer Service

Presiding Minister:              Pr. Skip Wachsmann

Assisting Minister:              Kira Niedert

Children’s Time:                 Wendy Waggoner

Communion Asst:

Lector:                                   Carol Alessi


Media Asst.:                          George Freitag

Ushers:                                   “Pick Up” as Available

Altar Guild:                           Peggy Ellwein

Flowers:                                 John & Janie Duarte, celebrating their 20th anniversary

Tellers:                                  Mindy Penland & Pam Campbell