Lord of Life Lutheran Church
Tuesday, August 20, 2019


August 17 & 18, 2019


August Gratitude Gift: Nadaburg Elementary School                         Total: $1,490.00
The Nadaburg Unified School District is a K-8 school district in the town of Wittman. It operates two elementary schools: Nadaburg Elementary (the historical school in the town) as well as Desert Oasis Elementary within Surprise city limits; 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 for and receive free or reduced cost lunches daily, which is an indication of the poverty level in the district. Your gifts will go to the teachers to help provide additional needed 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. He has been a faithful weekly volunteer at Desert Oasis for many years and welcomes your participation.

LOL Knitters

· Next Meeting: August 28, 2:00 pm.

From the Parish Nurse:
Upcoming events are as follows:

August 23, 1:00 pm: Turquoise Table: Precious Gems
August 30: No Turquoise Table. If you would like to sign up for the Turquoise Table waiting list, please call the church office or Nurse Ruth.
August 23, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm: Lord of Life will be hosting Benevilla Caregiver Connect, a FREE community offering to family caregivers providing expert guidance, valuable information and in-person advice to support them on the caregiver’s journey. The program includes a keynote presentation by Dr. Alireza Atri, M.D., Ph.D., who will share the latest advances in treating Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The event also includes an interactive panel presentation featuring elder care and insurance experts, who will answer questions about Medicare and Medicaid. There will even be a complimentary Birt’s Bistro Breakfast served to attendees. To RSVP, call (623) 584-4999. Space is limited. For more information, please visit www.benevilla.org/caregiver-connect.
Memory Caregivers Support Group: This support group meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 2pm to 3:30pm in Classroom #2.
Time Out: For those with dementia to enjoy fun and games while their caregivers are at the Memory Caregivers Support Group.
Help! Any nurses, doctors, EMTs or paramedics in the congregation willing to help with blood pressures on either Saturday or Sunday. Call Nurse Ruth or email ruth@lolaz.org

Women’s Bible Study - Thursday, August 22, 2019
All women are invited to Bible Study on Thursday, August 22 in the Social Hall Conference Room. Pastor Kim will be leading the Bible Study discussion based on the Bible Study in the Gather Magazine. Bible Study will start promptly at 10 am. Bring a lunch and stay after Bible Study. Anna Circle will be providing coffee and tea. Please come and bring your friends and neighbors.

LOL Concert Series Presents: Josiah Duhlstine, Cellist
Our first concert of the 2019-2020 Concert Series is Sunday, September 8 at 3:00 pm. After completing high school in Mesa, Josiah Duhlstine has completed his first year at the Royal Conservatoire in Scotland. He will play classical pieces, other tunes and hymn arrangements, both accompanied and unaccompanied. See you there!

Pet Ministry
Questions about your pet’s behavior, health or life situation?  We might be able to help.  Please call Skip Rickmeyer at 972-762-6527 or email rangerskip1@gmail.com.

Did You Know?
You can always listen to the weekend services online at www.lolaz.org.

Don’t forget to direct your Thrivent Choice Dollars® to LOL!
Grant funding from Thrivent Financial through its Thrivent Choice® program can help support Lord of Life! Eligible Thrivent Financial members who have Choice Dollars available can ask that LOL receive these funds. Go to www.thrivent.com/thriventchoice to learn more, or call 800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice” after the prompt.

Informational Meeting: Refugee Resettlement
All are welcome to join the LSS-SW Refugee Advocacy presentations next week to learn more about refugee resettlement, hear updates on national and local resettlement, and learn how you can make a difference by advocating for refugees this summer.
·    West Valley: Thursday, August 22nd, 10:00am - 11:15am:
Shepherd of the Desert Lutheran Church, 11025 N 111th Ave, Sun City, AZ 85351.
·    East Valley: Tuesday, August 20th, 1:00pm - 2:15pm:
Desert Cross Lutheran Church, 8600 S McClintock Dr, Tempe, AZ 85284
RSVP and find more information at www.lss-sw.org/refugeeswelcome.

NURSES: Parish Nurse position available at Lord of Life! Please send resumes to ruth@lolaz.org.


Next Week’s Lessons: Isaiah 58:9b-14Hebrews 12:18-29, Luke 13:10-17