Weekly Highlights for August 7, 2022
Sermon Series…
“Attributes of God”
The joy of understanding who He is.
Through September 4th
Sunday's Sermon - " Omnipresence" - Jeremiah 23:23-26

Upcoming Sermon Series
“Salt and Light”
Living our lives in contrast to the world.
September 11-October 23

“Grateful”
 The transformative gift of thankfulness.
November 6-24

“Patience”
    When “now” waits.
November 27-December 18

“One Another”
    God’s vision for community.
January 8-February 26, 2023

“Just Before”
     The holy days before Holy Week.
March 5-26, 2023

“Emmaus”
   Changed by the risen Christ.
April 16-May 21, 2023

“Bumper Sticker Theology”
   When beliefs hit the road.
May 28-September 3, 2023

Online Giving
If you prefer to give online, there are three secure avenues:
1) Through our website (mylwlc.com).
2) Through the link below.
3) By scanning the QR code printed in the bulletin.
Thank you!

Academy class…
"Law and Gospel”
Led by Pastor Eibel in the Sanctuary
August 16, 23 and September 6
7-8PM
The entire body of doctrine in Holy Scripture may be classified as Law or Gospel. It is essential for proper interpretation to distinguish between the two concepts.
How do you do this? What happens if you don’t?
Come and grow in your ability to interpret Scripture!
Childcare is provided with a reservation. Click here to sign up.

Adult Education
Beginning September 11
Sundays, 10AM in the Sanctuary
   
Genesis-Chapters 1-25
    Meeting our past, understanding our present and future.
September 11-October 30 Led by Pastor Eibel
 
The Tabernacle
After the fall and before the incarnation, God dwelled among His people. We will study God’s dwelling place with the Israelites and its foreshadowing of God’s
eternal dwelling with His people.
Nov. 6 – Dec. 18 Led by Pastor Malinak
 
New Beginnings
We will examine different people within scripture who experience a new beginning through the love and grace of God.
January 8 – 29 Led by Pastor Malinak
 
Genesis-Chapters 26-50
Stories of old, fresh applications for today.
February 5-April 2, 2023 Led by Pastor Eibel
 
Revelation
Explore the often misunderstood final book of the Bible.
April 16 – May 21 Led by Pastor Malinak  

 One Day LIFT Women’s Retreat
August 27th
at Living Word Lutheran Church

“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7
 Have you ever wondered why others boldly live the life Jesus taught? Have you ever wondered how they find the confidence? Join us on Saturday, August 27, to discuss the ways scripture shows us to find the confidence that is ours through Christ Jesus to approach God, witness God in our lives to others, serve others, and trust in God’s love for us. Doors will be open at 8 a.m., pastries and coffee will be available. We will start at 9 a.m. Lunch is provided and dinner is Pot Luck. Sign up at mylwlc.com or via invite found on the table in the Narthex. For more information, please contact Maureen Garrison or Lori Kohler.

Everyone His Witness Workshop
Pastor Malinak will lead a witnessing workshop on Saturday, August 20th, from 9-4 PM at the church. You will learn how to naturally share the Good News of Jesus with the people in your everyday life. Learn how to listen, ask non-accusatory questions, and share the Gospel with honesty. Lunch & materials provided.
Click here to sign up.

Upcoming Small Groups 
Iconology (4 weeks) Tuesday’s, September 6-27 at 6 pm. This study will examine the rich practice of writing icons and the common themes within the icon artform. Topics include: The backstory of the Icon; Christ Icons; Mary with Jesus Icons; The Church Icons.
Ephesians (13 weeks) Sunday’s, September 11-December 18 at 7 pm. This study will go through Paul’s beautiful letter to the Church at Ephesus.
Walking in Their Shoes: A Small Group for all ages - Thursday, September 1 at
6 pm. In life we share a common bond of humanity with all people; however, not all of humanity shares in the same life experiences. Once a month, this small group will gather to learn about how others in this world experience life and try “walking in their shoes” for 30 days by immersing themselves in similar experiences. Topics include: food options, technology, available entertainment, clothing and many more.
Click here to sign up.

Summer Breakfast
Our Sunday summer breakfast will be served between services from 9:45-10:45 am through August 28th. Individuals and groups are encouraged to volunteer to help. The cost of the food is reimbursed.  Click here to sign up.

LIFT (Ladies in Faith Together)
Summer Bible Study
Tuesdays through August 16
9:30-11:00 AM
Join us as we study the Letters of Paul using the SOAP method (Scripture, Observation, Application and Prayer). Childcare will be provided. 
Click here to sign up.

Summer BBQ Fellowship
Join us for fellowship and delicious Texas BBQ at Hard 8 BBQ in Coppell on August 18th, at 6pm.

Read Through The Bible
Have you ever wanted to read through the entire Bible? Now is the perfect time!
Join us this summer through August 31 to read through the entire
Bible. Participants will receive a reading plan that takes them chronologically through scripture in three months. There will be bi-monthly opportunities via Zoom to share with one another an update in this journey. Whether you are in Texas all summer or traveling, you can participate! Click here to sign up.

To sign up and for more information on groups currently meeting, click here.

Wednesday Night Alive!
Ages 3-5th Grade
“Oh, the Places We Will Go!”
Beginning September 7, travel with us each week as we journey to destinations in the Bible and hear the stories that put them on the map! Enjoy music time, mission projects, crafts and games, all from 6-7:15 pm. Dinner is served from 5:30-6pm.

Young Adults Discipleship
The young adults (ages 16-22) will meet Tuesdays beginning August 9 at Starbucks in Westlake at 7:45 AM and then after that we will meet each week at 6:45 AM. 
New Invitation Video to Share
Here's a new invitation video you can use to invite people to Living Word. This is a general invitation that can be used now, or anytime down the road. You can post this link on your social media platforms, as well as text or email it to those you want to invite to Living Word. 

Union Gospel Mission Donations 
We will be collecting donated items through August 28 in the box in the
Family Life Center.
Ladies Items: new/gently used purses, lotions, shampoo, soap, feminine products, finger nail polish, costume jewelry, snacks, socks, and tissues, daily devotional books, Christian music, book markers, writing pads, pens. 
Men: Underwear, belts, shoes, deodorant, soap, shaving supplies, socks.
Children: backpacks, school supplies, pens, pencils, erasers, notebooks, crayons, coloring books. 

Mission Partner News
Hilltop Recovery Ministries in Belton, TX ministers to women in crisis, equipping them with tools to live free from destructive lifestyles. Hilltop is a Christ-centered, solution-based program where true change can become a reality. Please keep this important ministry in your prayers.

Church Pictorial Directory
We hope everyone will be able to get their photo taken this summer for the LWLC directory. Photos will be taken for free in between services on August 21st in the choir wing.

Living Word-Grapevine Podcast
Sermons and Adult Education classes are now available as podcasts.