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:
- Text of Texas Senate Bill (SB) 535: https://legiscan.com/TX/text/SB535/2019
- Text of Texas Penal Code 30.06 and 30.07: https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/DocViewer.aspx?DocKey=PE%2fPE.30&Phrases=30.06&HighlightType=1&ExactPhrase=False&QueryText=30.06
Here are a couple of news report on new law:
- KVUE: https://www.kvue.com/article/news/politics/texas-legislature/gov-abbott-signs-bill-to-allow-texans-to-lawfully-carry-guns-in-churches/269-9d489395-979f-4588-80fa-cb54df42f7d2
- Texas Tribune: https://www.texastribune.org/2019/05/20/texas-handgun-allowed-churches-sutherland-springs/
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-925-0346. All are welcome! No gifts please – just fellowship and fun!
ALTAR GUILD VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Each Sunday an LOL church member sets the table for the celebration of the holy supper. We usually have four volunteers so that each volunteer sets the table one Sunday a month. Unfortunately, starting with the August 25 service, we only have two members for the second service. We need at least two more. If you are looking for a meaningful way to serve God and LOL, please call or text me at 512-750-1834. We have printed and hands on instruction. Thank you! Lyn Caldwell
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!
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
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!!
SUNDAY EDUCATION NEWS:
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 Christian Education for everyone will meet in the Café and be facilitated by Pastor Skip:
“How the Bible Actually Works” Author, Peter Enns makes clear that there is no one right way to read the Bible. Moving us beyond the damaging idea that “being right” is the most important measure of faith, Enns’s freeing approach to Bible study helps us to instead focus on pursuing enlightenment and building our relationship with God—which is exactly what the Bible was designed to do.
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.
TUESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY – Will resume on September 10th from 6:30-8:00pm. Please join in any time you can!
“Manna and Mercy: A Brief History of God’s Unfolding Promise to Mend the Entire Universe” Author, Daniel Erlander describes this as a book about God—more specifically the God of the Bible who is present and active in human history and all creation. Using Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection as our guide, we journey through all of Scripture to reclaim its message of life, justice, and inclusion for all people.
THURSDAY MORNING STUDY GROUP – Is on break until September.
Upcoming News/Important Dates to Remember:
CELEBRATION SUNDAY/RETURN TO 2 SERVICES – August 25th
LABOR DAY/OFFICE CLOSED – September 2nd
FRIENDS/FAMILY SUNDAY – September 8th
Upcoming Sunday Service Volunteers:
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
Media Asst.: Dick Fink
Ushers: “Pick Up” as Available
Altar Guild: Melinda Prather
Flowers: Donna & Diana Hagens, to the Glory of God
Tellers: Carol Gaskamp & Mark Waggoner
August 25, 2019 – Return to 2 Services
Presiding Minister: Pr. Skip Wachsmann
Assisting Minister: 1) Lloyd Haskins 2) Dick Fink
Children’s Time: 1) N/A 2) Dave Smith
Communion Asst: 1) 2)
Lector: 1) Randy Anderson 2) John Duarte
Acolyte: 1) 2)
Media Asst.: 1) George Freitag 2) Paul Kuhn
Ushers: 1) Bill S, Fred G, Doug C 2) Dave, Erica, Chapin & Luke Smith
Altar Guild: 1) Lyn Caldwell 2) Kori Weston
Flowers: Carol Alessi, celebrating her birthday
Tellers: Barb Haskins & Mark Waggoner