Weekly Highlights for September 12, 2021
Sermon - Sunday, September 12th
"Gentle and Lowly" - Matthew 11:28-30
Sermon Series
"The Heart of God"
Through October 3rd
A glimpse into His heart
Topics:
“Merciful and Gracious”
 “Compassionate and Sympathetic”
“Loving and Yearning”
 
“Life Management”
 Living Jesus’ Stories
 October 10-31
 
“Total Thanks”
      Embracing Thanksgiving Every Day
    November 7-24
 
“Living the Advent Life”
    A Roadmap for the In-between Time
  November 28-December 19
 
“Mark”
    Highlights from the Action Gospel
 January 2-April 17
 
“The Sent One”
   Understanding the Role of the Holy Spirit
   April 24-June 5
    
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!

Adult Education
Beginning September 12
Sundays 10AM in the Sanctuary
 
The Reformation (Sept. 12-Oct. 10)
Led by Pastor Malinak
Martin Luther initiated change that would affect all aspects of life. The class will explore what led up to the Reformation,
various leaders, and the benefits of the Reformation.
 
Numbers in the Bible (Oct. 17-Nov. 21)
Led by Pastor Eibel
Three-in-One. Two and four. Five and ten. Seven and twelve. Forty and eight. The class will examine how God uses numbers to reveal His love and plan.

Twelve Ordinary Men (Dec. 5-Jan. 30)
     A study of the apostles.
 
Glory (Feb. 6-March 13)
    Living under the cross.
 
Around the World (March 20-April 24)
Comparing world religions with
Christianity.
 
Resurrections (May 1-22)
    Resurrections in the Bible and their
implications.
Wednesday Night Alive!
a Discipleship Ministry for all ages begins Tonight!
As disciples, we are called to worship, study the Bible, be in fellowship, pray, serve and witness. Wednesday nights, disciples will be able to do just that!
The evening begins with dinner for all, served restaurant style at 5:30-6pm. After dinner, there are discipleship opportunities for Cherubs (ages 3-kindergarten), Faith Alive Elementary kids (1st through 5th grade), and adults. For more details, check out the schedule online or pick up a brochure at the connection center. We look forward to growing together with you in Christ!
 
Rally Day
Sunday, September 12th, 10 AM
Sunday School will resume on Sunday, September 12th, at 10 AM.  We are asking all youth to register by filling out the registration form located on the table in the narthex. Please place form in the basket when done. If you have any questions, please contact David Coulson at davidcoulson@lwlc.com.

PinStack
Join us for bowling, arcade, climbing walls, bumper cars and laser tag! We will meet at PinStack (2750 West I-635, Irving). Both events are from 5:45-9pm.
· Grades 1-5—Friday, September 10th
· Grades 6-12 - Saturday, September 11th

Youth Night
The youth (grades 6th-12th grade) will meet Sunday, September 12th from 7-8:30 pm. We will have devotion, snacks and games. Bring your friends!

College Connections
If you have a student heading off to college in the fall, please email the church at lwlc@lwlc.com their address so we can get them on the college connections mailing list to receive letters and care packages throughout the year from our Sunday School classes.

Confirmation Retreat
(6th-9th) Friday, October 22nd -24th at Sky Ranch in Van TX. Cost is $75

Faith Alive Jr. High Retreat
(2nd-5th) Friday, October 8th through the 10th, River Bend Retreat Center. Cost is $50 Click here to sign up

 LIFT Women's Bible Study
The Thursday night ladies Bible study meets in-person or via Zoom Thursday's from 6:30-8 pm. The study is called 'A New Song, All of Your Wonderful Deeds' and covers 6 Psalms. Invite your friends.

Small Groups
You will have the opportunity for Small Groups during Wednesday Night Alive!  Track 1 is Modeling Discipleship in Parenting; Track 2 is a study in Discipleship for All. Both groups will be September 8- May 18, 6-6:45pm.

2021-2022 Small Group Season
Small Groups are available for registration at mylwlc.com.  Invite your friends and check the website for dates and sign up today!
To What Tolerance Are We Called?
Frankenstein
Monumental Mountaintops
Christmas Carols
The Characters of Christmas
A Study of the Incarnation
Daniel: Encouragement for Faith
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Cross and the Swastika
Bringing the Gospel to the Ends of the Earth: Paul’s Missionary Journeys

Frankenstein 
Sunday Evenings, September 12 – November 14
7-8:30 pm
(10 sessions)
“Cursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust? God in pity made man beautiful and alluring, after his own image; but my form is a filthy type of yours, more horrid from its very resemblance.” This accusation from the lips of Frankenstein’s monster gets to the very heart of what has drawn in readers for over 100 years: What is man’s role in relationship to science and creation? In this study, we will examine this classic novel from a theological perspective, looking at topics such as Creation and How far is too far? Sign Up Here

Men’s Bible Study
Our monthly Men’s Bible Study will begin October 9th.  This group gathers in the Family Life Center every 2nd Saturday of the month.  All men are welcome and
invited to attend.  We will continue our study on the Life of Martin Luther.

 Prayer Groups
Meet for prayer weekly with your Christian brothers and sisters through Zoom. If you prefer not to pray out loud, you can still participate. Please include your availability and you will be notified by Pastor Malinak of the day and time of your weekly prayer group, and who your facilitator will be. Each session of prayer will last 15-30 minutes.  
Golf Fellowship
We meet Tuesday mornings at Bear Creek Golf Club. Hope you can join us. Everyone is welcome! For more information, and to sign up Click Here.

How to Become an Online Evangelist:
An E-Booklet Resource for Sharing the Gospel Online
People all over the world are spending hours each day online. Let’s go where the people are and share the good news of Jesus Christ. Contact Steve if you would like to have this free E-Booklet. steve@lwlc.com  

Union Gospel Mission Sack Lunches
We will be assembling sack lunches for the homeless of Union Gospel Mission on Sunday, September 12th, after the late service, in the Family Life Center. 
Please join us!

Union Gospel Mission Serving Dinners
If you would like to help volunteer to serve dinners at the Union Gospel Mission Homeless Shelter, (1321 East Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth), please join us on the 2nd Thursday of every month from 4-7 PM. For more information, contact Steve Burke at steve@lwlc.com.

Living Word Quilters
We meet in person on the 2nd Saturday of every month, from 10am-2pm in the conference room at the church. Please bring a lunch.
 
Mission Partner News 
Did you know… Living Word helps support two church planting efforts? 
·         The Crux: Roseville MN
·         Barefoot Christian Community: Niagara Falls NY
Pray for the Lord’s empowerment and blessing on all their outreach efforts.