Lord of Life Lutheran Church
Sunday, April 21, 2019


Announcements for April 20 & 21, 2019

Congregational Meeting
There will be a congregational meeting on May 4 & 5 following each worship service to vote on the 2nd phase of solar for our church campus.

April Gratitude Gift: Navajo Lutheran Mission  Total: $4.804.00                                                                                 The Navajo Lutheran Mission is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that is officially affiliated as a social ministry of the ELCA.  The mission was established more than 50 years ago by Lutheran Christian missionaries who leased five acres of land on which to build.  Approximately 3,000 people live on the land in family clans.  Food and medical services are more than 50 miles away, and general shopping requires traveling 115 miles to New Mexico. The mission campus provides a charter school for 70 students in K-6th grade, a health clinic and an ELCA congregation.  Rock Point is an isolated village located near the Four Corners area where Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah meet.  The school offers a Core Knowledge curriculum that incorporates not only the basics, but also stresses art, drama, music, and health and wellness.  The “Wellness Center” provides basic health care to residents who find it difficult to travel the distance to see a doctor.  “House of Prayer” is the congregation located on the mission campus, serving the Rock Point community as a center for spiritual learning and cultural dialog. It was established in 1965 within the American Lutheran Church, and is now a member of the ELCA and an active cross-cultural ministry of the Grand Canyon Synod. For more information visit:  http://nelm.org/hop.php.

Holy Communion
We now use alcohol-free  wine for communion.  What is alcohol-free wine?  It is wine from which most of the alcohol has been removed.  A small fraction of a percentage of alcohol remains—less than one-half of one percent (<0.5 %). That’s roughly equivalent to the alcohol content of orange juice left unrefrigerated overnight. Because we intinct  rather than drink  from the chalice, that trace amount of alcohol is
not —for most people— a concern.  If it is a concern for you please take the bread and not the wine.  

Undie Sunday  
Esther Circle would like to thank the congregation for their overwhelming support of our first “Undie Sunday!” We collected a total of 819 items- WOW! Grace Homeless Shelter in downtown Phoenix will be delighted to receive this donation. Here’s the breakdown of what you donated:
  Women’s Undies: 220 items
  Women’s Socks:  90 pair
  Men’s T-shirts:  15 items
  Men’s Socks: 232 pair
  Men’s Undies: 262 items 
If you missed putting something in the clothes baskets this time, please feel free to put your items in the “Grace” donation box in the Social Hall. THANK YOU again for your support of those who are in need! 
From the Parish Nurse:
April  24, 2:00 pm: LOL Knitters.
April 26, 9:30 -11:00 am: Techniques to Improve Communication with the Person Who Has Dementia. Michelle Cornelius, LMSW, EdM, will teach an interactive skill-building session. Register: 623-207-1703.
•   May 4, 9:00-11:00 am: Reduce the Risk of Stroke if You Have Atrial Fibrillation.  Dr. A. Sadhu, a cardiac electrophysiologist, will be speaking.  Linda Halverson, a LOL member, will also be present to speak about her experience with Dr. Sadhu.
•  Are you a care giving person?  Join a Turquoise Table.  For more information call: Arlene Dixon at 623-293-0064 or Delain Johnson at 605-347-0422.
• NO Blood Pressures this weekend.

Centering Prayer Workshop
Please join us for a Centering Prayer Introductory Workshop on Saturday, April 27 to be held at Lord of Life Church from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Centering prayer is a method of silent prayer in God's presence. Centering Prayer is for anyone seeking a deeper relationship with God. The workshop is presented by members of Contemplative Outreach of Phoenix. A donation of $20 may be made for attendance to the workshop but is not required. To register contact Ann at 623-302-4490.

Ruth Lundeen’s Retirement Celebration
Please join us in sharing our appreciation for our Parish Nurse Ruth Lundeen during Fellowship Hour on Sunday, April 28 following the 8:30 am Worship Service. Ruth began several care support groups, blood pressure checks on the weekends, offered presentations on relevant health issues and has been a wonderful support to the congregation.   Join us as we wish her all the best in her retirement!


We Are Painting the Church
The project begins April 29 and will take approximately six weeks.  We appreciate your understanding and patience during this project!

Book Club 
All are welcome to come to our next discussion on Monday, April 29 at 1:00 pm to discuss the book Hillbilly Elegy  by J.D. Vance.

Pet Ministry Seminar: Saturday, May 4 at 10:00 am
Two difficult topics will be tackled- the aftercare of a pet’s passing & negotiating the resulting human grief.  We will not only offer information but will also open the floor to sharing your personal experiences.  Let’s take care of each other as we take care of our pets!

Men’s Bible Study
Meets Friday mornings at 7:15 at Tivoli Gardens (12535 W. Bell Rd., Surprise 85378).

Church Photo Directory

We are currently in the editing phase of the church photo directory.  We will keep you posted once we have an expected delivery date of the printed photo directory.

Mark Your Calendars
Summer worship schedule starts May 5 (Saturday Worship: 5:00 pm & Sunday Worship: 9:30 am).

Next Week’s Lessons: Acts 5:27-32, Revelations 1:4-8, John 20:19-31