Happenings

WEEKLY E-blast news & updates

February 8, 2024

"How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts! My soul longs, indeed it faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God. Even the sparrow finds a home and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God" (Psalm 84:1-3).

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


You're invited to the Welcome Center after worship for coffee and donuts.

WORSHIP THIS WEEK


Join us for worship this Sunday, Feb. 11 at 8:30 or 11am in-person, on Facebook or online at our website.

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

Join us in the Fellowship Hall for Lord of Life’s 10th Annual Souper Bowl Tailgate Party this Sunday, Feb. 11, 10:15 am - 12:30 pm. There will be fun, food and fellowship. We will have a “pre-game” prayer and educational opportunity for Sunday School at 9:45.


You can participate in 2 ways:

1.           Host a table! Pick your favorite football team and provide bite-sized tailgate food for around 100 people. People will vote on their favorites, and you could win the coveted Souper-Bowl of Caring Trophy!

2.           Attend, sample food, and donate! You can buy tickets on Realm or in-person the morning of to vote for your favorite food. All proceeds go towards the Montgomery County Food Bank.


The Montgomery County Food Bank assists those in our community affected by hunger and can turn every $1 donated into 4 meals in our community. With your help, we plan to raise $3000, or 12,000 meals, for the community at our Tailgate Souper Bowl Party.

Sign up here.

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14. Worship at noon or 7pm. 2024 sermon series: FASTING AND FEASTING.

See our complete Lent and Easter schedule on our website.

God's Work, Our Hands
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Blessing Basket - Health Ministries invites you to share in the joy and celebration of new baby arrivals at Lord of Life. We will collect baby items for the new additions, like diapers, wipes, meal gift cards and baby care items.

This month, we celebrate: Janie Reese Jacobson, daughter of Alyssa (Early) and Kevin Jacobson, born 1/27/24, granddaughter of Brenda and Jeff Early.

This lent our Mid-Week services will focus on Fasting as a spiritual practice that draws us closer to God. We will be collecting donations to help pay down student lunch debt at McCullough Junior High School. Paying off these debts offers a gift to these students so that they can begin their High School journey without the burden of lunch debts hanging around them. Please consider a special contribution by giving an offering at any Wednesday worship. 

Upbring Healing Hearts Masquerade Ball - Help break the cycle of child abuse. Your generosity empowers Upbring to surround children, families and communities with initiatives and services that change the course of their lives. Join us Saturday, Feb. 17 at 6pm. Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria, 2626 Sage Road, Houston. Get tickets here.

The Growing Faithfully campaign is underway! We can't wait to share our plans with you. Please join us for fellowship and conversation as we describe in detail the goals of the campaign and how you can participate. Visit our website to see meeting dates, times and hosts and choose what will work best for you. Then click the link to RSVP on Realm. Or meet us at a table in the Welcome Center this Sunday. Join the conversation!

Do you love to listen to others? Do you love to support others when they’re going through hard times? Leading Lord of Life’s Grief Share Ministry might be for you! Please contact Beth Hall by emailing irenehall1952@yahoo.com or calling 832 746 4293 for more information.

Did you know? You don't have to sew to make our Hug A Bears Ministry GROW? Make stuffed bears for scared and hurting children. All skills and abilities welcome. First and third Thursdays of every month at 9:30am, upstairs in the Library/Room 21.

WEEKLY NEEDLE ARTS

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.

Fellowship Opportunities

Lord of Life Concert Series presents The Marvin Gaspard Trio in Jazz by Candlelight, Sunday, Feb. 18, 5 pm in the Fellowship Hall.

BYOB or wine. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Freewill donations gladly accepted.

Common Table - A social ministry for adults age 55+ in conjunction with Trinity Episcopal next door. Join us Tuesday, Feb. 20 at Eden Café at 4:30pm. RSVP& see the spring schedule on our website.

Trivia Night - Raise money for our youth mission trip to Alaska this summer on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 6pm. $25/person or buy a whole table, you choose a trivia category. Invite your friends! Neighbors welcome. Sign up here. Childcare Available.

Meet our newest members at Lord of Life!

Share good food and great fellowship at LOLA's Diner - Spring 2024 Semester sign-ups are open now! For more information and to sign up via email or text, click here.

Meals, Music, and More EVERY WEDNESDAY @ 5:45pm in the fellowship hall. All are welcome for fellowship and food. Next week: Lent Soup Supper

Weaving Women Together through Faith - Faith-based fellowship, prayer, and needlework of all kinds every Wednesday in the Welcome Center.

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

How can we pray for you?

Do you have a prayer request? Share your prayer request online here or complete a paper copy at the Welcome Center Desk.


Do you love to pray? The Lord of Life Prayer Chain is committed to diligently pray for shared prayer requests. Email Pastor Cassandra to join the group.

Griefshare – Experience support and connection. In-person meetings start Monday Feb. 5 at 1pm. Online sessions start Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 6:30pm. We are also looking for leaders for Grief Share ministry at Lord of Life. If you are interested or would like more information contact Beth @ irenehall1952@yahoo.com or call 832-746-4293.

Weekly Bible Studies/Discussions

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



Women of the Word (WOW) Discussion/Bible Study – Time-travel adventure throughout the Bible, Sundays at 9:45am.


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


STUDY/DISCUSSION -Lutheran Treasury of Prayers. Sundays at 9:45am in Rm 23, upstairs.

Men's Breakfast - Bible Study this Saturday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 am in the conference room. - In-person and on Zoom. Grab some breakfast and a cup of coffee and join us for great conversation. 


Chocolate with Jesus, led by Rev. Tammy Fincher - Every Monday at 12:30pm in the conference room. Bring your Bible and prepare to eat chocolate. We are studying Esther. 


Ladies Bible Study - Join us every Wednesday at 9:45am in the library upstairs. Current leader: Rev. Tammy Fincher.

STUDY ZOOM LINKS & MORE

New job posting at Lord of Life: Director of Youth Faith Formation

Music Opportunities

at Lord of Life

Instrumental Music Opportunities in the New Year

Family Orchestra (any instrument)

  • Sunday, February 25, 8:30 service. 5th grade through adults
  • Rehearsals on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. February 7, 14, and 21

Big Band (trumpets, trombones, saxophones)

  • Sunday, May 19 (Pentecost Sunday), 8:30 & 11am worship
  • Rehearsal schedule to be announced

Email Jeremy Kelsey for more information

For the Kids
Children's Ministries at Lord of Life

This Sunday, Feb. 11: No Sunday or Club 56 but families are invited to the Kickoff to the Souper Bowl of Caring at 9:45am in the Fellowship Hall. (Click here to buy tickets in advance)


Next Sunday, Feb.18: No Sunday School or Club 56 (School Holiday)


Sunday, Feb. 25: Sunday School and Club 56 return at 9:45am

First Grade Footsteps – The Lord’s Prayer: February 25th is First Grade Footsteps. All first graders and their parents are invited to join us at 9:45am in the Fellowship Hall. If you would like to attend, please email Nicole.

VBS & Lutherhill Day Camp: Watch for sign-ups at the end of February! VBS is June 3-7 (9am-Noon daily), and Lutherhill Day Camp is June 24-28 (8:45am-3:15pm daily).

KIDS CALENDAR AND MORE
Fair Trade Ministry

Just received a new shipment of beautiful jewelry from Women’s Peace Collection! Perfect for Valentine’s Day. 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

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!

 

February 11 Souper Bowl of Caring

February 14 Ash Wednesday (worship at 12 and 7pm)

February 18 Jazz by Candlelight

February 25 Trivia Night

March 24 Palm Sunday

March 31 Easter Sunday

April 27 - Pig Roast

May 5 – Confirmation Sunday 

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 Kamp

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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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