WEEKLY E-blast news & updates

Nov. 16, 2023

"Lord, listen to your children praying, Lord, send your Spirit in this place; Lord, listen to your children praying, send us love, send us power, send us grace" (ELW 752).

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


Sunday, November 19 at 8:30am & 11am.

Join us for Worship this Sunday in-person, on Facebook or online at our website.

We will worship in the fellowship hall while the sanctuary gets new carpeting.

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

There will be no Sunday School for kids this Sunday, Nov. 19.  

Gratitude Pumpkin Patch: Forgot to bring your pumpkin back? No worries, add it to the pumpkin patch this week. The display at the main entrance will be up through Sunday, Nov. 26. We can’t wait to see all you are thankful for this year!

Advent worship begins Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 7pm. Cookies and cocoa to follow. More information coming soon!

God's Work, Our Hands

Angel Reach Dinner - Please support youth aging out of foster care learn cooking skills with this hearty ham and potatoes meal. Items are due in the church kitchen by 11am on Thursday, Nov. 30th. Sign up here.

Provide Holiday Cheer to a Local Senior Adult - Interfaith Adopt a Senior - If you would like to provide a gift for a local senior neighbor this holiday season, click here.

Upbring Foster Care Christmas Angels - Click here for wish list and instructions. Gifts due by Dec. 3.

Interfaith Holiday Toy Drive - We are collecting unwrapped toys for Interfaith. Once all the toys are turned in, families can make an appointment to "shop" for gifts for their children. Be sure to keep those older kids and teens in mind. CLICK HERE FOR IDEAS. There is a collection box in the Welcome Center until Sunday, Dec.10th

Deck the Halls: Help us transform our church for the Advent season Sunday, Dec. 3 at noon. There will be jobs for all ages and lunch will be served. Sign-up here or email Nicole Forester for more information. 

Have a holly tamale Christmas! Our youth group is selling tamales out of the kitchen on Sunday, Dec. 3 from 9am-12:30pm to support the upcoming mission trip to Alaska. You can pre-order tamales here and they'll be waiting for you or stop by that morning. If tamales aren’t your thing but you still want to support the youth, you can donate a dozen tamales to our youth group Christmas party. Tamales are the one present everyone will love unwrapping this Christmas!

Fellowship Opportunities

There will be no Music, Meals and More WEDNESDAY, Nov. 22

Cards for a Cause and Feed Your Soul will have a joint holiday social on Thursday, Nov. 30 from 6 to 8pm. Please bring finger foods/hors d'oeuvres to share. BYO Wine. Please RSVP to nurse@lolonline.org.

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

Assisting Minister Tune-Up Luncheon - for all current and prospective assisting ministers on Sunday, Nov. 26, 12:15pm in the Fellowship Hall to review changes made since Covid, refresher on public speaking, and other helpful hints. Sign up here.

Carols and Keyboards - Thursday, Dec. 7 in Houston. Concert is free, bus fare from Lord of Life is $25. Depart LOL at 4pm, buy your own dinner at Treebeards, then watch Dan Fenn and friends at Chapelwood in 8th annual concert. More info and register here.

Third Annual Ring & Sing Concert - 3pm, Sunday, Dec. 17 at Lord of Life.

Weaving Women Together through Faith - Every Wednesday nights in the Welcome Center from 5:30 to 7pm. Faith-based fellowship, prayer, and needlework of all kinds. Questions? Call Natalie Harvey (832) 297-3822.
Weekly Bible Studies/Discussions

Take your faith Beyond Sunday. Join the weekly conversation. This week on the podcast: Loneliness: How the Church should build true community. Listen now.

The Breakfast Club - Every Sunday at 9:45am in the Conference Room. A call to men to grow into a deeper faith. All men are welcome.

Women of the Word (WOW) Discussion/Bible Study – Every Sunday at 9:45am in Pastor David's office. Time-travel adventure throughout the Bible. All are welcome.

BOOK STUDY - Signs and Wonders: A Beginner’s Guide to the Miracles of Jesus by Amy Jill-Levine - every Sunday at 9:45am in the library/Rm. 21 upstairs.

BOOK STUDY - Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, Every Sunday at 9:45am in Rm 23 (Upstairs)

Grief Group at Lord of Life –Experience support and connection at GriefShare. Every Monday at 1pm in person or every Tuesday evening 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.

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.

For the Kids
Children's Ministries at Lord of Life

There will be no Sunday School, this Sunday, Nov. 19.  

No Music, Meals and More this Wednesday, Nov. 22

Parents Night Out - Saturday, Dec. 2nd from 5:30-9pm. Sign your child up here for new activities, expanded play space, mini gingerbread houses, Christmas crafts and more! For ages 6 months – 6th grade. 

What's ahead for kids this month and beyond: Visit our Children's page for more info

Music Opportunities

at Lord of Life

December Instrumental Music Opportunities

Family Orchestra (any instrument)

  • Christmas Eve, 4 p.m. service
  • 5th grade through adults
  • Rehearsals on Sundays, December 3 and 10 from 5-6 p.m., and Wednesday, December 20 at 6 p.m.

Big Band (trumpets, trombones, saxophones)

  • Christmas Eve, 6 p.m. service
  • Rehearsals on Sundays at 3 p.m. on September 3 and 10 from 3-5 p.m., and Saturday, December 23 at 3 p.m.

Email Jeremy Kelsey for more information.

Fair Trade Ministry

Hands of Faith's Annual Holiday Market was a huge success! A heartfelt thank you to all our volunteers who helped welcome our shoppers, restock the tables, set up and take down the displays, ring up sales, etc. It truly takes so much manpower to bring this event together. Stay tune for an invitation to an upcoming social event in January where we can show our appreciation.

Other news: We are sad to report that Elizabeth Eppler, our office manager, has resigned due to family matters. Thank you, Elizabeth, for your hard work this past year. We appreciate it very much!  

Be sure to stop by to see our new look. It's amazing what a little paint and new carpet can do! We are excited to show it off, so hope to see you soon. 

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

Read more here


Mark your calendar to Connect, Celebrate and Serve!

November 29 – First Midweek Advent Service 

December 2 – Parents Night Out 

December 3 – First Sunday of Advent 

December 10 – Harvestwood Breakfast 

December 17 – Christmas Choir Concert – 5 pm 

December 24 – Fourth Sunday of Advent – 10:00 am 

December 24 – 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm Christmas Eve Worship 

December 31 – 1 worship – 10am 

January 21-27 – Host Family Promise

February 11 – Souper Bowl of Caring

February 14 – Ash Wednesday (Noon and 7 pm)

February 18 – Jazz by Candlelight

March 24 – Palm Sunday

March 31 – Easter Sunday

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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.