Happenings

WEEKLY E-blast news & updates

June 27, 2024

We seek and welcome all to connect, celebrate, and serve in God’s love.

WORSHIP THIS WEEK


Join us for worship this Sunday, June 30 at 8:30 or 11am in-person, on Facebook or online at our website. It is the sixth Sunday after Pentecost.

It is with a sad heart that we announce the passing of Lord of Life member Dana Berlin, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Dana passed away peacefully in Houston on June 13, 2024, surrounded by her loved ones. A celebration of Dana’s life will be held on Tuesday, July 2nd at 10:30 A.M. at The Marquardt Ranch, followed by a reception: 238 Marquardt Road, Boerne, Texas 78006 (830) 324-6599. You can read more about Dana's life here.


Please pray for her husband, Bruce, sons, Austin and Paul Berlin and their families, as they grieve her loss.

"God of Grace, we commend Dana into your care. Receive her into the arms of your mercy and the blessed rest of everlasting peace. Comfort all who grieve her death, especially Bruce and their family. Surround them with the presence of your Spirit and an assurance of your promise to make all things new. We ask this in the name of your son, Jesus Christ, amen.

New Director of Youth Faith Formation - The Personnel Committee of Lord of Life is excited to announce that the Congregation Council has approved the hiring of Mia Vu to be the new part-time Director of Youth Faith Formation. Mia comes to this role after serving as a Youth Ministry assistant for the last year where she has been helping Patrick Nazaroff with High School ministry as he was stepping into his role as Director of Faith Formation. She has also been a mentor on the mission trip to Chicago in 2023 and on the trip to Alaska in 2024. In this new role, Mia will be leading our Faith Formation for all our 7th-12th grade students. Please join us in welcoming Mia into this new opportunity! 

 

Later this summer, we will have an opportunity to more formally celebrate Patrick's time transitioning into his new role and Mia's beginning in this position. We will update you as information becomes available. 

 

Lastly, Mia and the Personnel Committee are both aware that a full-time staff person is our goal to maintain the health and vitality of the youth ministry program at Lord of Life. We are grateful that Mia is willing to answer God's call to step into this part-time position while we continue the process of searching for and discerning a full-time staffer for the future. 

God's Work, Our Hands

Next Sunday is Food Pantry Sunday. Grab a list of food after worship and bring your groceries back next week to be blessed and loaded up for local food pantries.

The Global Missions Team will collect school supplies in the month of July to pack 150 school kits for Lutheran World Relief. Look for specific items needed next week and track our progress in the Welcome Center!

Help Ukranian Refugees - We are collecting items to outfit the parents of one of our neighbors as they relocate from the Ukraine to The Woodlands. We need many items! Sign up here. We will have to hire a moving truck this time. Click here to donate $$ to help offset moving truck costs.

The Lord of Life Community Outreach Team began their Gebert Fund check deliveries this week for all of our local partners. Look for photos and stories throughout the summer and fall.

$5000 Children's Safe Harbor: capital campaign

$3000 YES to Youth: Bridgeway House activity and enrichment fund

$3000 Isaiah 117 House: furniture/supplies for new house

$3000 Interfaith of the Woodlands Seniors Eating Well: grocery delivery for homebound seniors

$2000 Fill the Gap: deposit/rental assistance

$2000 CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates): one-time urgent financial needs, "Grady Spikes Fund"

$2000 Angel Reach: Transitional Living Program

$1500 Nourishment for the Needy: AC for back warehouse

$500 Kids of the Kingdom: scholarships

$500 Children's Faith Formation: God's Global Barnyard


Our generosity is an expression of our gratitude to God. When we give, we grow in our faith and trust in God’s abundance. Thank you for your generous gifts to Lord of Life!

Fellowship Opportunities

Men's Retreat - July 12-14. Joins us for a weekend of fellowship, Bible Study, and fun as we gather for Lord of Life’s Annual Men’s Retreat. Come for an hour or stay for the weekend! Email Neal Stockham at riversidepartyshack@yahoo.com or Stephen Pfeil at stephen_pfeil@yahoo.com for details.

Wedding Blessing Basket - We invite you to share in the joy and celebration of new couples at Lord of Life. This month, we celebrate: Mitch Donoughue and Marie Osuna who will be married this weekend. Mitch is the son of Katrina & Tim Donoughue. Look for the donation basket in the in the Welcome Center.

Bunco Night - Join us the 4th Thursday of every month in the Welcome Center for fellowship and fun centered around playing Bunco. You do not need to know how to play. We will teach you. Bring $5 and a snack to share June 27 at 7pm.

SAVE THE DATE for the 18th Annual S’mores & Champagne Gala! Join us in celebrating 70 remarkable years of outdoor ministry at Lutherhill as we toast to the memories made and the adventures yet to come on Saturday, Sept. 7, 6pm at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel. Register here.

Weekly Bible Studies/Discussions

We believe that the church is a place for all people to feel connected and supported. How can we pray for you today? Click here to submit a prayer request.

The Breakfast Club - Men's Study/Discussion Sundays at 9:45am in the Conference Room.



BOOK STUDY - Barbara Brown Taylor’s “Home By Another Way”. Sundays at 9:45am in the library/Rm. 21 upstairs.

Take your faith Beyond Sunday. This week on the podcast - Double Life: Are you more yourself online? Listen now.


STUDY ZOOM LINKS & MORE
For the Kids
Children's Ministries at Lord of Life

Sunday School resumes August 18, along with Kids of the Kingdom Teacher Blessing and Backpack Blessing.

KIDS CALENDAR AND MORE
Fair Trade Ministry

All of Sevya Handmade's fair trade items are produced from artisan cooperatives throughout India. Traditional & eco-friendly methods of handcrafts are showcased in their beautiful clothing and linens. We have SARONGS & CAFTANS in stock....Perfect for the pool! Stop in and see us.

Hands of Faith Fair Trade Ministry at Lord of Life

Change the world, one purchase at a time.

STORE HOURS:

Monday-Thursday 10-2:30

Closed Fridays 

Saturday 10-2:30

Sundays 9-12:30

BE THE FIRST TO SEE ALL OUR NEW ITEMS: Come Volunteer with Hands of Faith this summer. (signupgenius.com)

Read more here

Let's be the church...together. Have you checked your Realm profile to make sure all your information is up-to-date? Visit the directory now at onrealm.org or the Realm app. We have helpful videos on our website at LOLonline.org/realm. Questions? Email Peggy Sloan

IMPORTANT DATES:

Mark your calendar to Connect, Celebrate and Serve!

 

July 12-14 – Men’s Retreat

July 25-28 - Jr High Mini Mission Trip

July 29 – Interfaith Senior Luncheon

August 18 – Sunday School Starts, KOK Teacher Blessing, Backpack Blessing, LWR Kit Packing

August 28 – Wednesday Night Kick Off

August 18 – Sunday School resumes

September 7 - Astros Faith and Family Night

September 8 – God's Work, Our Hands Day - Rise Against Hunger

September 15 – Flu Shots

Sept. 27-29 - Women’s Retreat – Lutherhill, La Grange

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Altar Flowers - Honor a loved one or a special occasion by purchasing a worship arrangement. Sign up for altar flowers here.

Do you want to feature your ministry or event in our weekly Happenings? We’d love to hear from you! Send your announcement to the office by Wednesday at 2pm.

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