Lord of Life Lutheran Church
Saturday, August 18, 2018


Announcements for Saturday, August 18th & Sunday, August 19th

August Total: $1,799.00
August Gratitude Gift is Nadaburg Unified School District
The Nadaburg Unified School District is a K-8 school district in the town of Wittman. It operates two elementary schools: Nadaburg Elementary as well as Desert Oasis Elementary which is eight miles from LOL. Lord of Life has a long history of providing volunteers who tutor students and gather schools supplies for the classroom teachers to aid in their teaching. More than 75% of the students in this district are eligible and receive free or reduced lunches daily. Your gifts will go to the teachers to help provide additional school resources. Thank you for your consideration and gifts! If you have any questions and or would like to volunteer in these elementary schools, please contact Jack Sellers at 623-584-2049.

You Say Toe-May-Toe, I Say Toe-Mah-Toe
We are collecting canned tomatoes for the month of AUGUST. You may bring stewed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce or tomato paste. Just remember it has to be in a can! Place your donations in the wheelbarrow located in the Narthex. As always, the shopping cart will be available every week for all other donations. Thank you for supporting this project for the Valley View Food Bank.

Lutheran Disaster Relief
Lutheran Disaster Response (LDR: https://www.elca.org/Our-Work/Relief-and-Development/Lutheran-Disaster-Response) of the Evangelical Lutheran Church is working with Lutheran Social Services of Northern California, where enormous fires have caused widespread destruction and death. Gifts to Lutheran Disaster Response designated for "U.S. wildfires" will be used to help those affected by wildfires until the response is complete.

SOS Summer Break
The SOS organized group socials will take a short break for the summer.  We will resume having group events in September or October.  Keep an eye on your email for more information! Remember, you can always join the SOS folks at Fellowship Hour, just look for our table sign and come on over! 

Farewell to Intern Kathleen Lotz
Goodbye and Good Luck to Kathleen! Please join us on Sunday, August 26 at Fellowship Hour as we say farewell to Kathleen, Josh and Oliver. If you wish to bless her with a love gift, envelopes are available on the Narthex counters or mark Kathleen “love gift” on your check. The gift will be given to Kathleen on her last weekend with us.

Thrivent Member Event: Tuesday, August 21, 5:00-7:00 pm
Come and enjoy an evening of delicious hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and door prizes while learning how to leverage your relationship with Thrivent to “Live Generously” in your community. You are welcome to bring a guest. Foothills Aquatic Center- Bobcat Room 5600 W. Union Hills Dr. Glendale, 85308. 

Foodbank Donations
Reminder that we are collecting non-perishable food items every week. Place your donations in the grocery cart in the Narthex.

Snacks for the Heat Respite Program
We are also collecting packaged snacks for the Heat Respite Program at Grace Lutheran Church. Please drop them in the donation bin in the Social Hall.

From the Parish Nurse:

·          Summer Strollers: Every Friday at 10:00 am we carpool from the church to Arrowhead Mall where we will walk the perimeter for one hour then meet in the food court for a light lunch. This is a great way to socialize and exercise during the HOT months.

·       Second Annual Caregiver Connect Event: Friday, August 24, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

200+ have already registered for the FREE Benevilla Caregiver Connect event hosted at Lord of Life. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast courtesy of Birt’s Bistro, listen to expert speakers and presentations, visit with 50 community and senior care vendors and connect with others to gain expert guidance, valuable information and in-person advice for support on the caregiver journey. Registration is required, please call 623-584-4999.

·       Five Wishes: Monday, September 24, 1:00 pm
Five Wishes is the first living will that talks about your personal, emotional and spiritual needs as well as your medical wishes. It lets you choose the person you want to make health care decisions for you if you are not able to make them for yourself. Five Wishes lets you say exactly how you wish to be treated if you get seriously ill. It was written with the help of The American Bar Association’s Commission on Law and Aging and the nation’s leading experts in end-of-life care. It’s also easy to use. All you have to do is check a box, circle a direction, or write a few sentences.  Please sign up through the church office.

Transportation to Worship Services and other Lord of Life Events
Call 602-200-2000 to schedule rides with Discount Cab Company. Riders will provide one of the following codes when calling for a reservation: Cab - Lord of Life Lutheran Church #2840 or Wheelchair - Lord of Life Lutheran Church Wheelchair #2840W. Give your home address and whether you are going to or coming from Lord of Life, the time you need to be picked up and the number of passengers (up to 4). You can also schedule a return trip if needed.  There is no charge to the rider. 

Save the Date!

Photography for our new directory begins September 11. The first round of sign ups start this weekend and will be handled by volunteers at each of the weekend services. There is no need to register online as the volunteers will assist in the registration process.  Photography for the directory will take place in September, October and December.  There will be multiple opportunities to sign up and be photographed for the directory.  Our goal is to have everyone included for our most complete family directory ever!

Fellowship Committee
The meeting scheduled for Monday, August 20 is cancelled.  Next meeting will be Monday, September 10.
Thank you to Rudy Sumpter for playing the organ and piano this weekend.