WEEKLY E-blast news & updates

May 09, 2024

"Word of Lifemural on Notre Dame's campus, 1964

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


Join us for worship this Sunday, May 12 (the Seventh Sunday of Easter) at 8:30 or 11am in-person, on Facebook or online at our website.

Mother’s Day Brunch - If you are a mom, grandma, aunt, adopted mom, foster mom, unofficial mom, or just a motherly presence in someone else’s life, we want to celebrate you with a special brunch on Mother’s Day Sunday, May 12th, from 9:30am-11:30am in the Fellowship Hall. We are calling on all Dads for help. Email lol@lolonline.org for more information, or just show up and help!

This Sunday, we celebrate Baptismal Anniversaries. If you were baptized in the month of May, please light your baptismal candle, or any candle, during worship as we recognize and celebrate being a beloved child of God. 

A Congregational Meeting has been called for Sunday May 19th and we have two major items for the congregation's approval: 2024-25 Proposed Budget and revisions to our By-Laws. In preparation for these conversations the Council is hosting workshops for you to learn about the proposals, ask questions, and give input before the meeting. We hope to see you there!

God's Work, Our Hands

Be a Bin Buddy! – We’re partnering with Isaiah 117 House to help kids waiting for foster placement. They need items and we’ve agreed to keep the bins full of GIRLS pajamas sizes 4T-5T and BOYS underwear sizes 2T-5T. Drop your items in the big, white bin in the Welcome Center until Mother’s Day, May 12. God's Work, Our Hands.

Synod Assembly Volunteers Needed - Lord of Life is hosting this year’s Synod Assembly, the annual meeting of all congregations in the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod, on May 17 & 18. This is a huge undertaking, and we will need your help to welcome and direct people around the building, help in the kitchen, and work traffic control and golf carts. Register here.

We o-FISH-ally need your help with an ocean of supplies for VBS. Your donation impacts 160 children and helps them dive into an undersea world while discovering that God is a real friend who loves them forever!

Click here to access our 2024 VBS Wish List. Please have items arrive in the church office by May 12, 2024.

If you do not want to purchase items on the registry and would prefer to do it directly at a store, please let me know and I will update the registry. Email Nicole at childrensfaith@lolonline.org or call 570-412-2744. Thank you for considering purchasing items for Lord of Life's SCUBA VBS!

Fellowship Opportunities

Cards for a Cause - Food and Fellowship with your favorite ladies Wednesday, May 15 at Herrera’s at 5:30pm. Accepting free-will donations of $25 gift cards (HEB, Target, Kroger, or Wal-Mart) to use for food-insecure individuals in our community. Cash also accepted. RSVP to PSloan@lolonline.org or 281-367-7016.

Common Table - A social ministry for adults age 55+ in conjunction with Trinity Episcopal next door. Next gathering: Tuesday, May 21 from 4:30-6pm at Palotta's Italian Grill, The Woodlands. To get more details, RSVP, or to get on the mailing list, email hgeiger100@gmail.com / 281-684-0144 or Peggy Sloan at 281-367-7016.

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 May 23 at 7pm.

Dan and Dianne Kaldor – 60th wedding Anniversary Open House Sunday, May 26, from 3pm to 5pm at their home. Call the church office for the address, 281-367-7016, or check the directory on the Realm app or onrealm.org.

Meals, Music and More - is on hiatus until the Fall. We'll miss your smiling faces. See you then!

Exercise & Balance Class every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30am in Rm. 24 upstairs. All fitness levels are welcome!

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.

Women of the Word (WOW) Discussion/Bible Study - Navigating Life with Biblical Wisdom Sundays at 9:45am.

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

Discussion/Study - “The Cost of Discipleship” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Sundays at 9:45am in Rm 23, upstairs. 

Take your faith Beyond Sunday. This week on the podcast: What's the Bible Say About Hell? Listen now.

Grief Group at Lord of Life - Experience support and connection at GriefShare. Tuesdays at 6:30pm via Zoom. Register online here. Questions? Call Beth Hall at 832-746-4293 or email irenehall1952@yahoo.com

Ladies Bible Study - Join us every Wednesday at 9:45am in the library upstairs. This week's leader: Rose Sinclair.

Men's Breakfast - Bible Study this Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 am in the conference room. Grab some breakfast and a cup of coffee and join us for great conversation. 

Chocolate with Jesus on Mondays at 12:30 is going on vacation. We will not meet again until June 17. 

For the Kids
Children's Ministries at Lord of Life

Sunday School for Kids:

Join us this Sunday at 9:45am.

3-year-olds through 4th grade gathers in Kids of the Kingdom Rm 1.

Club 56 for all 5th & 6th graders meets upstairs in Rm 26.

Looking for oceans of fun this summer? Set sail June 3-7 for a whale of a good time at Lord of Life’s Scuba VBS! Kids will dive into an undersea world while discovering that God is a real friend who loves them forever. Click here for VBS Registration!

Are you jelly-fish that VBS is only for 4th grade and below? Don’t be crabby, attend as a volunteer. We need upcoming 5th graders through adults to make VBS happen. You get to do all the activities, get great snack (including breakfast), a free t-shirt and the joy of knowing that you have shared God’s love in a way that will have impact with kids. Click here to be part of the VBS Volunteer family.

Lutherhill Day Camp is June 24-28 (8:45am-3:15pm daily). Registration will open 2/19. 

Lutherhill Day Camp: Camper (current kindergarteners through current 5th graders)

Lutherhill Day Camp: Volunteer (aged 13+)

Fair Trade Ministry

Did you know this Saturday, May 11th is WORLD FAIR TRADE DAY?!? It's an inclusive global celebration of fair trade's contribution to the fight against poverty, exploitation, and climate change. We appreciate your support of our fair trade ministry as we strive to change the world one purchase at a time.


Sunday is Mother's Day. Celebrate all those extraordinary women who mean so much. Come check out our great gift ideas for your special someone.

Hands of Faith Fair Trade Ministry at Lord of Life

Change the world, one purchase at a time.


Monday-Thursday 10-2:30

Closed Fridays 

Saturday 10-2:30

Sundays 9-12:30

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


Mark your calendar to Connect, Celebrate and Serve!


May 12 - Mother's Day Brunch

May 17-18 – Synod Assembly 

May 19 – Congregation Meeting 

June 3-7 – Vacation Bible School

June 17-20 – KOK Kamp

June 11-18 – Youth Mission Trip

June 24-28 – Lutherhill Day Camp/KOK Camp

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.