Lord of Life Lutheran Church
Thursday, February 21, 2019


Announcements for Saturday, February 16 & Sunday, February 17
February Gratitude Gift: Supporting International Women

Total: $1,995
As part of Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA, we are boldly investing in established and emerging women leaders from our global companion churches. Your gifts will help support the education of 200 additional international women through educational seminars, south-to-south exchanges, in-country study programs and degree programs at ELCA colleges and universities.

Feed My Starving Children
Wow, what a wonderful experience it has been to host our 3rd FMSC Mobile Pack Event! We welcomed nearly 700 volunteers from neighboring congregations, community groups, schools, youth groups and scout troops, as well as those from our own Lord of Life family.  Energy was high, hearts were full, and hands were ready and willing to work.  Our efforts resulted in packing 132,192 meals, which will feed 362 children for a full year!  Smiles lit up the room like sunshine and we received so many positive comments from our volunteers.  Thank you to all for helping to turn hunger into hope for God’s precious children! "And if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday." Isaiah 58:10

From the Parish Nurse:
• February 20, 2:00 pm: A Knitting Event.  Thrivent has given us $250 to make prayer shawls.

• February 22, 10-11:30 am: Parkinson’s Paint Class.

• February 22, 10:00 am-12:00 pm: Solving Digestive Problems by Dr. Tim Gerhart.

• February 22, 5:30 pm: Celebrating Strengths. A support group for those with mental illness. 
Get Your Blood Pressure Checked at Lord of Life
Heart disease is a silent disease.  Get your blood pressure checked after the 5:00pm Saturday service or at 9:30am between the Sunday services.  The LOL BP room is staffed by members who are doctors, nurses and paramedics.

Bible Study: Wednesdays 10-11:30
Pastor Kim will be teaching a class entitled: The Women of the Apocrypha – we will learn about these “secret books” as well as some very brave women. A four week class.

SOS Happy Hour: Sunday, February 17 at 3:00 pm
Home of Sally Haugan: 13602 W. Aleppo SCW.  Please RSVP: 763-228-7331.

Prayer Shawl Knit In: Wednesday, February 20 at 2:00 pm at Lord of Life.  
Thanks to a Thrivent Action Grant we will have Home Spun Yarn & patterns for you to take to knit or crochet a prayer shawl to be distributed from LOL.  Please bring size 11 knitting needles, if you have them, so we can get started on this project. It is a very easy knit three, purl three pattern.  Nurse Ruth will have patterns and yarn for other projects she is working on.  Come join in an afternoon of knitting and socializing.  For information call Nurse Ruth or Karen Teichman, 623-444-8024.

Saturday Nite Life Dinner/Show on February 23 at 6:15 pm
We are excited to have The Dryheat Band for our entertainment!  Dryheat is a four piece band from the northwest valley area of Phoenix that performs a variety of music from Western, Country, Folk, Bluegrass, Old Standards and Gospel. You’ll probably recognize our own Dave Brinkman on the banjo! The cateredinner will feature parmesan chicken, stuffing, herb-roasted veggies, salad, rolls/butter and dessert. The dinner/show tickets are $10.00. Purchase at the Church Office and around worship services on the weekend through February 18.

Soup Suppers
Each Wednesday during Lent is a soup supper in the Social Hall following the worship service. Tickets for the soup suppers are $5.00 and will be on sale around worship services or through the church office beginning Feb. 23. 

Book Discussion Group
All are invited to come to our next discussion on Monday, February 25 at 1:00 pm at church to talk about the book Loving Frank by Nancy Horan. Elegantly written and remarkably rich in detail, Loving Frank is a fitting tribute to a courageous woman, a national icon and their timeless love story.

 Music at LOL
• On Wednesday, February 20 at 1:00 pm our Arts and Crafts meet in The Sanctuary.  We have a guest pianist coming, plus any of the attendants are welcome to bring hobbies,  crafts, poetry etc. . . .This is a small intimate group where you’ll find friendly people. 
• We, at Lord of Life, are privileged to have the Augsburg Centennial Singers, a group of 50 or more men, singing a variety of music on Sunday, February 24 at 3:00 pm. They come from the Minneapolis area and our own Ray Kutz participates with them.  Freewill offering.
Friday, March 1 at 7:00 pm, Glenn Henriksen, pianist and organist extraordinaire will give a concert encompassing sacred oldies but goodies, toe-tappers etc. . . .Come, enjoy. Freewill offering.
Sunday, March 10 at 3:00 pm the renowned Phoenix Boys Choir will be at Lord of Life. These young boys have toured all over the world and performed for royalty and heads of state.  Tickets are $10. 

Housing Needed for Luther Students
We are privileged to have the LUTHER COLLEGE BAND give a concert on March 27 at 7:00 pm at LOL.  We need to provide housing for the approximately 65 members of the band.  If you are able to house two or three band members the night of the 27th, serve them breakfast and give them a ride back to the church the morning of the 28th, please contact Sherry Hoel at 623-640-5459 or sehoel@yahoo.com.  Those of us who have hosted these college band and choir members in the past have so enjoyed the short time spent with them in our homes.

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

 The Wheelbarrow Returns: Being a Good Helper
Say “please” and “thank you” and be a good helper. Three good things to follow wouldn’t you say? For the five Sundays in March, if you PLEASE, we will be collecting boxes of Hamburger Helper Dinners. If you want to be a good HELPER, bring any variety of Hamburger Helper to the collection site in the Narthex. If you want to see a sample of what we are collecting, there is a one at the Welcome Center for you to check on. PLEASE be a good HELPER for our neighbors in need. All donations are brought to the West Valley Food Bank and are greatly appreciated. As always, all other items can be brought and placed in the grocery cart at the door.   In advance and on behalf of those who will receive your generosity…….THANK YOU!

Dr. Paul Pribbenow, the 10th president of Augsburg University, a private liberal arts university associated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and located in Minneapolis, is recognized as one of the country’s most engaging commentators and teachers on ethics, philanthropy, and American public life. Pribbenow holds a BA (1978) from Luther College (Iowa), and an MA (1979) and PhD (1993) in social ethics from the University of Chicago. He received the Distinguished Service Award at Luther College in 2008. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Abigail Crampton Pribbenow and their two children, Thomas and Maya.

Next week Lord of Life will host two Master of Divinity (MDiv) students from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary: Carl David (“CD”) Onofrio a second-year student from Ontario, Canada and Kaylie Ines, a first-year student —on the new shortened-time program— from Kansas.  Lord of Life provides four scholarships for students at PLTS; two scholarships are funded by our Mission Endowment Fund (MEF) and two are funded by Wilma Pastilla, one of our members.

Next Week’s Lessons: Genesis 45:3-11, 15; Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40; 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50; Luke 6:27-38 
Altar flowers this weekend are from Martha Alfrey in memory of Gary Alfrey.