For those of us who start our morning worshiping at St. Arbucks (that’s StarbucksTM, for those of you who don’t take your coffee as seriously as I do), coffee is our first step to facing the world each morning; it provides an opportunity to stop and think about the day ahead; it is a vehicle for conversation and fellowship. I could write a few chapters drawing parallels between coffee and our life as a worshiping community!
For now, I’d like to talk about fellowship and the opportunities we have at Lord of Life. So how does coffee affect our lives in fellowship with each other?
Join us for combined worship at 10 am and listen to our own Corey Wagonfield preach.
Then it's time for food and fun!
There's pork BBQ and hot dogs for lunch. We invite you to bring something to share.
The dunk tank is back with Pastor Lowell, Lucas, and Bob Johnson to name a few.
Tie dye is back too, with plenty of new LOL t-shirts on hand for a $5 donation.
Corn hole, kids games, face painting, bingo and much, much more!
It will be more fun if you join us!
This week, we moved in a new direction with Sunday morning hospitality as we installed some new coffee makers, which offer convenient, portable air pots. We’ll be sharing more information about this expanding ministry soon, but we are thrilled to offer delicious, hot coffee with minimal preparation and clean-up.
FAREWELL BRUNCH FOR THE KETOLA FAMILY
This Sunday, June 25, following the 9:30 am worship
The wonderful Ketola family will be moving back to Finland, this summer, so we would like to surround them with a Farewell Brunch. Please bring a dish to share as we send them off with full tummies and hearts. Roope will be studying at OSU this fall.
This past Memorial Day, I had lunch with some of my extended family. Right at noon, we served up hot dogs with sauerkraut, bbq chips, watermelon, cookies, and glasses of milk, punch, and water. It was your typical Memorial Day picnic fare that could’ve been served in any backyard or under any park pavilion. It wasn’t anything big or fancy. What made this gathering different, though, was that it was in the basement of First Lutheran in Over the Rhine.
As we gathered from various locations for the community meal, small moments and gestures of joy were everywhere. There were smiles and handshakes. Conversations were laced with words of gratitude. Damp washclothes wiped down tables in between guests and one guest pushed his lunch aside for a few minutes while he played spirituals and gospel hymns on the piano in the corner. By themselves, each of these didn’t amount to much, but together, these little acts of kindness swirled in a beautiful expression of our shared humanity.
God has a habit of using little things to do big stuff.
this Saturday! September 16
in the Fellowship Hall
Join us for a fun night playing games with our Family Promise guests.
Bring a dish to share (no nuts please) and a favorite game if you have one.
Contact: Kimberly Gebert
Saturday, June 23, 11 am
carpool from Lord of Life leaves 9:30 am
Join us as we walk in the Cincinnati Pride Parade as a witness to the promises of God which extend to all people. We are adding a vehicle to our entry for those who want to ride for some of all of the parade route. If you would like to carpool to the parade, meet at the church at 9:15 am. An earlier crew will head down to get our spot in line and update the carpool with staging location. Register online at
The mission of Cincinnati Pride is to provide the Greater Cincinnati LGBTQ community and their allies a forum to celebrate and affirm our individuality and renew our dedication to promoting acceptance of all individuals regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
Sunday, June 11, 6pm
It's a picnic! Bring a friend and come have fun.
Contact: Lori Krach
Thursday, April 19
7340 Kingsgate Way, West Chester
As always, if you need a ride, just contact Susan.
Today is Maundy Thursday. In the Christian Church, it is the day we remember Jesus giving his disciples one last instruction, one final mandate, a new maundatum. He said, “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you... By this everyone will know that you are my disciples." John 13:34-35
I caught a glimpse of that love this past Sunday, when, in an act of solidarity with Jacqui Roell and her journey of breast cancer, a dozen women donned headscarves. I asked them why they did it and what they experienced. Here are a few excerpts: