Current News:

URGENT PLEA…Lord of Life is collecting $25 gift cards to HEB, Target & Walmart to sponsor the Lord of Life Angel Tree families (13 students) for school supplies. The goal is 52 gift cards, but we are only about 1/4 to our goal! Please drop gift cards in the offering plate or give to an Evangelism & Outreach representative by end of July so they have time to get their supplies before the mid-August school start. Monetary donations also accepted. Please note “School Supplies” on check memo.

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – The 2nQuarter financial statements have been prepared and are available in the Welcome Center.  They are in alphabetical order for your convenience.  If you do not see your statement or you feel your statement is not correct, please contact Financial Secretary, Glenace Klinker at

PRIDE FESTIVAL & PARADE – 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.

BLESSING THE BACKPACKS – Please bring your school backpack on Sunday, August 11 for a special blessing!

PRAYER REQUESTS – To keep the prayer list current and allow room for the addition of new names, we need to know if there are any names that can be removed. If you have submitted a name to the prayer list that is now okay to be removed, please let Pr. Skip or Kelley at the office know so that they can be remove them from the list. Email Thank you!

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 still a few bags 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 5 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:

    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 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.:                          Dick Fink

Ushers:                                   “Pick Up” as Available

Altar Guild:                           Lyn Caldwell

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

Tellers:                                  Carol Gaskamp & Pam Campbell

July 21, 2019 – Summer Service

Presiding Minister:              Pr. Skip Wachsmann

Assisting Minister:              Dick Fink

Children’s Time:                 Felicia Wachsmann

Communion Asst:

Lector:                                   Marge Kretschmar

Acolyte:                                 Malcolm Lopez

Media Asst.:                          Barb Haskins

Ushers:                                   “Pick Up” as Available

Altar Guild:                           Peggy Ellwein

Flowers:                                 Mike Kamensky, celebrating his birthday

Tellers:                                  Carol Gaskamp & Pam Campbell