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 1/3 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 2nd Quarter 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

EAGLE PROJECTs – Aiden Taylor’s Eagle project is to replace the border of the playground and building two picnic tables near the play area for both children and their parents. Christian Perry’s Eagle project is to make a prayer garden/meditation area with benches and landscaping. They both are soliciting informal donations to offset the costs of materials and supplies needed for the projects.  Donations can be passed along through George Freitag, Scout coordinator, or put in an envelope and dropped in the Scout mailbox in the church office.

AUG 10 AUSTIN PRIDE – Lord of Life and area Reconciling in Christ churches will be hosting a booth at the daytime Austin Pride Festival and also marching in the evening Pride Parade. If you’d like to help run the booth, please sign up here:   Those wishing to march will be given carpool information soon. Also, if you cannot participate but want to support this important day, you can make a monetary donation here:  **Important! Peace Lutheran is collecting the funds, please select “Pride Donation” on the right scroll bar or it will go into their general offering fund.

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.

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 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

 July 28, 2019 – Summer Service
Presiding Minister:              Pr. Skip Wachsmann
Assisting Minister:              Oscar Lopez
Children’s Time:                 Dave Smith
Communion Asst:               David Ladolcetta
Lector:                                   Nell Pennington
Media Asst.:                          Paul Kuhn
Ushers:                                   “Pick Up” as Available
Altar Guild:                           Marge Kretschmar
Flowers:                                 Fred Grampp
Tellers:                                  Carol Gaskamp & Pam Campbell