Current News:

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

DAY CAMP COUNSELOR MEALS NEEDED – 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 (7 total, with one vegetarian).  If you would prefer to donate money, we can buy lunch on your behalf. We still need lunch on Wednesday and lunch and dinner on Thursday. Please sign up in the back of the church or contact Randi Ladolcetta at 239-595-7782.

DAY CAMP SUPPLIES NEEDED – Day Camp is in need of some recycled materials: 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 4 spots left!! Here’s the link for Day Camp:

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).

RIC PARTICIPATION IN AUSTIN PRIDE FESTIVAL & PARADE – Sat, Aug 10. Lord of Life, and area Reconciling in Christ churches will host a booth at the Pride Festival (11 am to 7 pm) and participate in the night Pride Parade. If you’d like to participate in either one (or both) please contact the church office (or Denise Sheehan). Order the Rainbow RIC Pride Shirts at this link by July 15 deadline:   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

    BACKPACK BLESSING – August 11th

    RRISD – SCHOOL STARTS – August 15th


    LABOR DAY/OFFICE CLOSED – September 2nd

    FRIENDS/FAMILY SUNDAY – September 8th

Upcoming Sunday Service Volunteers:

July 7, 2019 – Summer Service

Presiding Minister:              Pr. Skip Wachsmann

Assisting Minister:              Kira Niedert

Children’s Time:                 Day Camp Counselors

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

July 14, 2019 – Summer Service

Presiding Minister:              Pr. Greg Gaskamp

Assisting Minister:              John Paul Crawford

Children’s Time:                 John Paul Crawford

Communion Asst:               David Ladolcetta

Lector:                                   Tony Lopez


Media Asst.:                          Luke Smith

Ushers:                                   “Pick Up” as Available

Altar Guild:                           Lyn Caldwell

Flowers:                                 Marge Robison, celebrating Phil & Marge’s birthdays

Tellers:                                  Carol Gaskamp & Pam Campbell