Current News:

NOTICE OF CONGREGATIONAL MEETING AUGUST 18, 2019 FOLLOWING WORSHIP – The Church Council is calling a congregational meeting Aug. 18, 2019 following worship to discuss our congregation’s response to Texas Senate Bill 535, “Relating to the carrying of a handgun by a license holder on the premises of certain places of religious worship,” that strikes churches from Texas Penal Code 30.06, 30.07 as places handguns are prohibited. This law goes into effect Sept. 1, 2019. If the congregation does not want concealed or open carry handguns, signs as specified by law need to be posted. The Council wants this decision to be made by the congregation since the safety of the community is of concern.

Here are the links to more information about the law:

Here are a couple of news report on new law:

AUG 10 AUSTIN PRIDE – Austin Pride Parade and Festival participation with area RIC Lutheran Churches – Parade walkers need to be in place on Congress Ave by 7:30 pm. The RIC Lutheran Churches are in parade spot 102. If you’d like to carpool downtown with other Lord of Life members for the Parade, meet at 6:20 pm at LOLLC. Members will carpool & park at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church at 7 pm (we have permission to use their lot – 606 W. 15th St.).  Those wishing to participate in the daytime Festival will need to purchase a wristband online (AustinPride.org). The RIC booth will be open from 11 am to 6 pm. Wear your Rainbow RIC Shirts!   

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

INVITATION – Open House for Joanne Forseth’s 75th Birthday! Saturday, August 17th; 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, at 100 Outpost Cv; Cedar Park, TX  78613.  RSVP to Lisa Bales:  lisambales@gmail.com or 512-925-0346. All are welcome!  No gifts please – just fellowship and fun!

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION KICKOFF – Will kick off on Sunday, August 25 at 9:30a.m.  Mark your calendar for this important date as we gather together again after a busy summer. Come and reconnect with old and new friends as we celebrate another year of living God’s Word! Plans for Celebration Sunday are still in the works…so stay tuned for more details.

FRIENDS AND FAMILY SUNDAY – Sept 8. Invitations are available in the Welcome Center. Invite your friends to our annual anniversary celebration and enjoy “Friendship Treats” after early service or “Friendship Luncheon” after the late service. A member bringing the most visitors gets to keep the Lord of Life Friendship trophy for a year!

THREE SUNDAY FLOWERS SPOTS – The Sunday flower chart in the Welcome Center now only has 3 empty spots left for 2019!!! The following Sundays are available… Sept 1, Oct 20 & Dec 29.  Whether you have a special occasion near these dates or are willing to bring flowers “just because you love God”, please sign up on the flower chart or email the office. Let’s fill those spots because God deserves to be honored every Sunday of the year. Thank you!!

SENIOR CARE COMMUNITY RESOURCE – Caring.com is a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones. They have been featured by AARP, The Administration for Community Living, The National Legal Resource Center, and Forbes, as well as referenced by many governmental agencies and organizations across the Internet. Contact Shirley Turner, Community Outreach and Senior Advocate at 800-204-7132 or you can read more about their work here: https://www.caring.com/senior-living/assisted-living/texas/austin

Education News:

SUNDAY EDUCATION NEWS!

SUMMER ADULT EDUCATION CLASS – Continues 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 re-imagining what effective leadership looks like in our rapidly changing world.

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CLASSES – Classes will begin on Sunday, September 1, at 9:30 a.m.  Please mark your calendars and commit to feeding your faith every Sunday!

Youth will meet in their classrooms as follows:

    • 2yrs-PreK will meet in the nursery for study and play with Ms. Tealithia.
    • Kinder through 5th grade will meet in the Elementary Room.
    • Middle and High School Youth will meet in the High School Room.

Adult Women’s Christian Education will meet in the office Conference Room to study the book:

 “Love Life Again: Finding Joy When Life is Hard” – Author, Tracie Miles reminds readers they each get only one life to live and inspires them not to take it for granted. Through compelling personal stories and powerful insights from Scripture, she helps women identify the stumbling blocks to their joy and offers tools and insights to take back control of their happiness. Every chapter ends with a practical call to action to motivate readers to begin loving their lives again.

LOOK FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ADDITIONAL ADULT STUDY COMING SOON!

TUESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY – Is on break until September.

THURSDAY MORNING STUDY GROUP – Is on break until September.

Upcoming News/Important Dates to Remember:

RRISD – SCHOOL STARTS – August 15th

CELEBRATION SUNDAY/RETURN TO 2 SERVICES – August 25th

LABOR DAY/OFFICE CLOSED – September 2nd

FRIENDS/FAMILY SUNDAY – September 8th

Upcoming Sunday Service Volunteers:

August 11, 2019 – Summer Service

Presiding Minister:              Pr. Skip Wachsmann

Assisting Minister:              Kira Niedert

Children’s Time:                 John Paul Crawford

Communion Asst:              

Lector:                                   Brynn Waggoner

Acolyte:                                 Benjamin Parsons

Media Asst.:                          Nicolas Duarte

Ushers:                                   “Pick Up” as Available

Altar Guild:                           Kori Weston

Flowers:                                 Jennifer & Kira Niedert, to the Glory of God

Tellers:                                  Mark Waggoner & Carol Gaskamp

August 18, 2019 – Summer Service

Presiding Minister:              Pr. Skip Wachsmann

Assisting Minister:              John Paul Crawford

Children’s Time:                 Felicia Waggoner

Communion Asst:               David Ladolcetta

Lector:                                   Nell Pennington

Acolyte:                                

Media Asst.:                          Dick Fink

Ushers:                                   “Pick Up” as Available

Altar Guild:                           Melinda Prather

Flowers:                                 Donna & Diana Hagens, to the Glory of God

Tellers:                                  Mark Waggoner & Carol Gaskamp