Happenings
WEEKLY E-blast news & updates
September 9, 2021
Sunday Morning Hands
It takes dozens of people every service, every Sunday, to make worship come alive for our members and guests. Your hands are needed to do God’s work, and there are many opportunities to serve – Altar Guild (communion preparation), greeters, ushers, visual artists, and musicians all using their talents and time for worship preparation. Stop by the Fellowship Hall this Sunday morning between services and visit the Worship & Arts table to learn more and sign up.
God's Work, Our Hands
Outreach at Lord of Life
Scout Troop 890 will be selling popcorn this Sunday between worship in the Welcome Center. Please stop by to meet this pioneering group of women. Don’t like popcorn? Donate to the military!
Supper for Angel Reach - Help support young adults aging out of foster care learn cooking skills by providing ingredients for a pasta dinner. Items are due to the church the morning of Thursday, September 23rdSign up here.
Lord of Life is now an official certifying organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA)! What is it and why is it important? Click here for more information.
NEEDLE ARTS AT LORD OF LIFE:
Hug A Bears: Stuffed bears for scared and lonely children. 1st & 4th Thursday 9:30am, upstairs in Room 21 (Sept. 1 and 30)
Prayers & Squares: Prayer quilts. 3rd Thursday 9am, upstairs in Room 21 (Sept. 16)
Ruth Ann's Remnants: Quilts for Lutheran World Relief. 2nd & 3rd Thursday 10am, upstairs in Room 25 (Sept. 9 & 16)
Fellowship Opportunities
Lord of Life Concert Series - 3rd Sundays of every month at 5 p.m.
September 19 – “From Bach to Buster” featuring Dan Fenn at the organ, ending with one of Buster Keaton’s short silent films with organ accompaniment
October 17 – Houston legend and pianist Rob Landes presents “Music from the Movies”
More to come in November and December!
Lord of Life Choir - All singers (students and adults) are always welcome in the Lord of Life Choir. Join us Wednesdays at 7:30 for practice. Come for a few weeks, or come for the whole year. Email Dan Fenn for more information.

The Common Table - A social ministry for adults age 55+ in conjunction with Trinity Episcopal next door. Next event is Friday, September 24. For more info, click here.
Game Night for Grownups - (in conjunction with Kids Night Out if you need a babysitter!) Friday, Sept. 24th at 6:30pm in the Library upstairs. Bring any game you wish or just join in to play, we have plenty. You are welcome to BYOB, as well. If you have questions, email Pam Dube.
New Member Discovery Class - Saturday, Oct. 2nd 9:00 am – 12:00 pm In person or via Zoom. Register here.
Bible Studies/Discussions
BIBLE, CHRISTIANITY & YOU: 9:45am on Sundays. We will study the impact Jesus has had on our world in the past, present, and the future, with "Who Is this Man?" by John Ortberg. Join us in the library upstairs. Zoom option now available! Questions? Email Don Kluth.

Starting September 19 we will study Unshakeable Hope by Max Lucado. Join us!
The Sermon on the Mount: 9:45am on Sundays.
Led by Chuck and Barbara Kindsvatter in Rm 23 (Upstairs) and on Zoom.
Read together from Amy-Jill Levine’s book The Sermon on the Mount and discuss it with others in our community at Lord of Life. This time is an experimental hybrid course and is available in person or online.
Mom's Bible Study returns! First and third Saturdays of every month at 9am beginning Sept 18 in the conference room.
Ladies Bible Study - Every Wednesday at 9:45 in the library upstairs. In person or via Zoom. Current study led by Jeannie Lawson: The Applause of Heaven by Max Lucado, Based on the Beatitudes from Matthew 5:1-10. All ladies are invited to attend.
Pastor's Bible Study - every Tuesday at 11:30. In person or Zoom.

Beyond Sunday Podcast - Weekly conversations with Pastor David Bauser, Faith Formation director Patrick Nazaroff and author Elise McCarter. This Week: Complementarianism: Does God assign different roles to men and women?
Men's Breakfast Bible Study/ Discussion In-person or online. Meets at 7:30am the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. Fellowship and faith stories are shared along with breakfast. Bring a breakfast item to share. THIS MONTH: Sept. 11 & 25.
For the Kids
Children's Ministries at Lord of Life
Sunday School for kids age 3 through 4th grade meets in KOK Rm 1 at 9:45.
Club 56 (for 5th & 6th graders) will meet at 9:45am in the Kitchen for a God’s Work, Our Hands Day service project.
Joyful Noise: Beginner's handbell choir for kids in Grades 3-6. Rehearsals on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 7:45. Email Carrie Kessler or call (281) 367-7016.
3rd Grade Footsteps in Faith - 3rd Graders and their families are invited to join us Sunday, Sept. 19 and 26 at 9:45am in the Fellowship Hall to learn all about the bible: how it’s organized, how to navigate the readings and why it's important. Third graders that complete this footstep will receive a bible during a special ceremony at 11am worship on Sunday, Sept 26. Register here! For questions, For more info, email Carrie Kessler or call (281) 367-7016.


Kid’s Night Out - Friday, Sept 24, 5:30-9pm, $5/child. Pizza, drinks and dessert provided. For kids Kindergarten - 6th grade. More info & register here.
What's ahead for kids this month: Visit our Children's page for more info
Altar Flowers are back! Honor a loved one or a special occasion by purchasing a worship arrangement. Link to purchase here.
Hands of Faith
Fair Trade Ministry
SHOP IN-STORE
-Wednesday 10am-2pm
-Saturday 10am-2pm
-Sunday 9am-12:30pm
 OR
FELLOWSHIP/TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES IN 2022
Trip#1: June 2-June 15, 2022, British Isles Cruise with the Princess Cruise Line. Departs from London with ports of call in Ireland, Scotland and France.
Trip#2 (&3): Aug. 27-Sept. 3, 2022, Land tour by rail & bus through Canada from Calgary to Vancouver, with an option to then take a 7-day Alaskan Cruise to Anchorage Sept. 3 – Sept. 10. You can chose one or both!
To learn more, please contact the Kindsvatters: cbkindsvatter@hotmail.com or call Barbara at 281-433-6749 or Pastor Chuck at 832-215-9953.  
Everyone deserves to rest and play. Check out retreats at Lutherhill.org
To Mask or Not to Mask
"Devote yourself to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving." - Colossians 4:2