September Update – Although the church facilities are still considered “closed”, the Vicar and office staff are working more regular hours in the office, with fewer hours being worked remotely. Other council & ministry leaders are continuing to work remotely.
If you have questions or concerns or any special needs, please contact the church office by phone (512-671-6100) or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and LEAVE A MESSAGE. Your concerns will be answered promptly.
Know each of you remain in our thoughts and prayers even as we continue to maintain our ‘social distance.’ And let your heart be calmed by our Lord Jesus who promises, “I will never leave you or forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5b)
Here is a helpful resource document from the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI); the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, one of the commonalities of long-term isolation and dealing with a list of unknowns can be depression, or depressive behaviors. As we look for opportunities to minister to one another and our neighbors in this kin-dom, this document can be helpful in identifying resources for us. There is no shame in seeking help, and we would encourage you to explore the NAMI resource as additional support for you and your families, neighbors, and communities. The Vicar and our Stephen’s Minister discerned that sharing the whole document over pieces of it was the best path forward, as the information is so valuable in our struggle to maintain healthy habits within our communities. The resource is long, but the table of contents is very helpful in narrowing the field of reading to specific bits of information you may need as we move into the future. Should you desire to share the information, please do so. We, Lord of Life and it’s siblings, continue to hold you in prayer, and are available to provide pastoral care, even if it’s just to pray together in these moments of struggle. You are not alone. You matter. You are loved, and we see you. We are so thankful that you are here and we look forward to opportunities to listen, hear, and walk with you. Peace be with you+
Pandemic Hope – A Family Devotional For Life During COVID-19. This devotional may bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time.
Lord of Life is a Lutheran Church, part of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America). We commit to being a Reconciling in Christ Congregation. As followers of Christ, who calls us to reconciliation and wholeness, we, the members of Lord of Life Lutheran Church, welcome all who are seeking God. Further, we welcome into membership all who have been baptized into Christ.
Believing that all are one in Christ Jesus, and aware that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons have been excluded from membership in some congregations, we welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons, as well as those who may have been excluded because of other human distinctions, such as race, economic status, or gender. We thus affirm that this welcome includes all people. We pledge to ourselves and to all others that we will strive to live as a reconciling people, in our life together and in our outreach to the world.
Sunday Worship!! 10 AM, join us for Worship, Communion and Fellowship:
Meeting ID: 952 1545 3714
One tap mobile +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
We’ll be live streaming our worship to YouTube also! If you struggle with Zoom, feel free to join us here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe2FEIZlSDCtIHBJtSpwNEQ
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