New Worship Times

Dear Lord of Life Members and Friends,

Last year, through the thoughtful planning and hard work of leadership and staff at Lord of Life, a worship and faith formation schedule was crafted to respond to the COVID pandemic. It met the needs of the time well, and well-deserved thanks is to be given to staff and members who implemented the procedures and routines that were necessary. If you remember, once vaccinations were prevalent, we were able to curtail the procedures and restrictions that were put in place.  This also occasioned discussion on our current worship and faith formation schedule going forward.

There was an initial discussion of returning to the pre-COVID schedule with three worship services and an overlapping faith formation (Sunday School) hour. However, a variety of concerns were brought forth (lack of adequate Adult Faith Formation opportunities, limited time for musical preparations, staff being spread very thin or being unavailable, and others) that led to general agreement that this arrangement did not best facilitate our mission and vision.

With this in mind, discussions were undertaken between staff, key leadership, and finally a wider group of folks who were representative of the worshipping community at Lord of Life. Thank you to all who contributed to this timely discussion.

What came out of those discussions, was the following schedule for the “Sunday Morning Experience” (which consists of worship, faith formation, and fellowship):

 8:30 am Liturgical Worship: Lutheran liturgy and music including organ and our musicians, similar to our existing 8am worship. Includes prayer, hymns, scripture, sermon, and Holy Communion

 9:45 Faith formation: A time for education for all ages, with expanded adult offerings. Fellowship will also be available in the Welcome Center during this time. Watch our weekly Happenings email for more information on upcoming adult classes.

11:00 am Informal Worship: If you enjoyed the former 9:45 style of worship, come at 11! Informal Lutheran worship with format and musical offerings similar to our former 9:45am worship. Includes prayer, hymns, scripture, sermon, and Holy Communion.

All services will continue to be streamed online for those who wish to participate virtually.

This new Sunday Schedule Began August 15, with a new year of Faith Formation for all ages.

We are aware that this may not be the final schedule on Sundays and are implementing this new way of gathering as  we come through this pandemic.

When we begin our new experience, we look forward to your presence, welcome your feedback, and appreciate your prayers as we go forward toward our vision “that all have life through the love of Christ.”
 


Our latest new members

Get to know the newest members at Lord of Life.

What can you do to be welcoming?
Say hello. Invite them to join you.  Include them in your conversation.  Ask questions.  LISTEN. Pray for them.
Osmar, Katja, David & Victor Bastidas
Osmar was born in Venezuela and Katja was born in Germany. They met in Houston in 2004, married and had two children, David and Victor. The live here in The Woodlands in Panther Creek.
Their son David will be entering 7th grade at Knox Junior High and Victor will be entering the 5th grade at Collins Elementary this fall.
Osmar works in the Oil & Gas industry and Katja works as an Educational Diagnostician and will be joining the Magnolia ISD this fall.
The family loves to travel. Other interest are music, soccer, tennis and hiking.
Bill & Sue King
Bill & Sue are native Coloradoans. Bill is from Denver and Sue is from Fort Collins. They met while attending Colorado State University, and recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. 
Bill is a retired engineer and Sue is a retired Pre-K, Kindergarten teacher.
They are blessed with three adult children who live in Friendswood and Webster along with our 8 grandchildren.
Hobbies include gardening, road trips, and spending time with family.

Ron & Heda Christ

Ron is retired from accounting and finance.  Heda is a retired RN, born in Germany and came to the US when she was 12 years old. They have been married for 34 years and met teaching Sunday school. They raised a blended family of 5 children. They served together as missionaries for two years in Southern Africa with the ELCA. They look forward to the Fellowship and outreach programs at Lord of Life.

Tara Converse
Tara is a native of The Woodlands and recently relocated back to The Woodlands from the Montrose area.
She is currently working to become an AVA (Approved Veterinary Assistant) and employed as a Kennel Technician.
Outside of work she likes to walk her rescue pup, Hannah. Other activities are working out, strength training and running; baking & cake decorating; cooking and home organizing.


Spring Outdoor Social

 

Join us in the parking lot at Lord of Life for a Spring Fling!

Enjoy food and friends Saturday, May 15 with Holy Smoke BBQ.

The fun starts at 5pm.
 
What about drinks and dessert?
The church will provide non-alcoholic beverages and dessert.
Feel free to BYOB.
Kona Ice will be available to purchase from 5-6pm.
 
Entertainment:
Lawn games like corn hole and your favorite board games.
DJ followed by Live music!
We can’t wait to see you there!
 
Masks are optional outdoors but will be required when entering the building. If you can’t come, but would like to donate, the Church is asking for donations to go the Facilities or Ministries Endowment Funds. Your donation could help fund a project like resurfacing the parking lot and supporting new and existing ministries as we move forward.
 

 

Register by clicking here, then text SOS BBQ to 832-316-4912 to pre-order.


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