This Sunday, November 19
6680 Tri-Way Drive
Bring the kids for an afternoon of creative fun! Get started on Christmas presents with our half price studio fee, plus the cost of the pottery. Stay as long as your family is having fun. For directions and inspiration, visit their website at
NEW Schappacher Farm
3068 State Route 73, Wilmington
Sunday, October 22, 2:30 pm
Join us at the new farm for some informal family fun. Free hay ride, free corn maze, pick-your-own pumpkin, and fall décor. Word has it that Timmy the Train is ready to go too for an additional cost. Stay as long as your family is having fun.
The 2017-2018 Ministry Magazine is available in print at Lord of Life or by downloading the file below!
What a weekend! This past Friday, Saturday, and Sunday were loaded with congregational goodness and you were part of it!
Friday night, busy teens took time out of their late-August days for a Sr. High Lock-in. Twenty of us spent the night playing wacky games, studying the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12), worshipping around the campfire, and snacking and munching our way through the night. What an excellent way to kick off the Fall!
Saturday morning brought set-up crews for Summerfest and the continuing work of preparing the Preschool classrooms that will soon be bustling with children and their families – 104 kids at last count are signed up for the 2017-2018 school year! Wow!
When Sunday came around, we gathered for one celebratory worship together with our seminarian Corey Wagonfield, who shared snacks with everyone during the Children’s message preached. Little Annabelle Potter had a bundle of family to surround her for her baptism and welcome her as a child of God.
Following worship, we shared a massive potluck of BBQ pork (thanks to Phil Panning and John Morrell for providing the meat), macaroni and cheese, side dishes, salads, and sweet treats, before enjoying an afternoon of field games and bingo, colorful face painting, target practice with the dunk tank, and creativity at the tie dye table.
Big thanks to all who planned, set up, cleaned up, led, and participated in any of these events. You can view photos from these events on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/LordofLifeWestChester) and in our upcoming printed Lifeline newsletter.
Our theme for this year of worship, learning, and serving moments is “God Blesses the World through Lord of Life.” We are blessed when God meets us in times of worship, education, and fellowship. God uses us to be a blessing as we are sent into our neighborhoods for living, school, work, recreation, and service. Our dollars and other gifts are a blessing as God uses them to impact churches and communities around the globe.
We want to hear your stories. Tell us how you’ve seen this in your life or the lives of others. How have you witnessed God blessing the world through Lord of Life?
“Blessings in the Bug.”
For the next month, a 1974 yellow VW Bug will be our mobile recording studio, ready to capture your reflections.
It’s as easy as 1,2,3:
1. Think of a Blessing.
“How have you been blessed by Lord of Life?”
“How have you seen Lord of Life be a blessing?”
2. Climb in the VW Bug.
3. Record your blessing.
You can also record elsewhere and send it to us.
Psalm 71:15 says, “I will tell of your goodness; all day long I will speak of your salvation, though it is more than I can understand.” Thanks for helping us name and celebrate how “God Blesses the World through Lord of Life.” We’ll let you know in the coming weeks how we’ll share these encouraging stories of faith and hope.
Wishing you peace.
We had a fantastic gathering on May 31 to talk about 13 Reasons Why, the popular Netflix series, and about the many issues facing teens and their families. The issues are not new. Youth want to know how to support each other and parents want to know how to talk with their kids about life, hope, and love - the very things our churches embody.
Information and educational resources about suicide are easy to find on the web. Many schools have already sent parents information and links. Here are some additional numbers that can be helpful:
- 211, or ext 741741 for the nationwide FIRST CALL FOR HELP supported by United Way.
- 1.800.273.TALK (8255) is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
- 911 emergency line may be needed when you need and immediate response for help.
- BUTLER COUNTY (OHIO) MOBILE CRISIS TEAM AND CONSULTATION
1.844.4CRISIS (1.844.427.4747) or 881.7180 24 Hour Hotline
Need someone to talk to? They can complete a risk evaluation 24 hours a day (in home, at school, or in the office during the day). Available for phone or in person consultations. All staff are licensed counselors or social workers. It's free of charge to any county resident regardless of age.
- NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health)
A website full of resources, connections, and opportunities.
June 19 - 23
9 am- noon
The Maker Fun Factory is coming to Lord of Life this summer and we need your help! If you are interested in leading or volunteering, please contact Megan Wagonfield.
June 19 - 23
9 am- noon
Maker Fun Factory is an opportunity for creativity and fun. During the week curious kids will become hands-on inventors who will discover that God made us, God is for us, God is always with us, God will always love us, and God made us for a reason.
Our daily offerings will go toward Lutheran World Relief to provide clean water to areas in need around the world. We will also open the collection to the congregation on Sunday, June 25th to add to our VBS collection. All donations will be matched by generous donators. Please see www.lwr.org for more information.
Saturday, October 14
9 am - 1 pm
Are you searching for a place to put down spiritual roots? Are you looking for a church home? Are you interested in learning more about the mission and ministries of Lord of Life? You are invited to join us for a new member conversation as we get to know one another and have a chance to learn more about the Christian faith and specifically about life together here at Lord of Life. We’ll end with a light lunch served at the noon hour.
Childcare is available upon request.
by Wednesday, October 11
Come join our church family as well as those staying with us for Family Promise for a fun night of breaking bread together and playing games. Please bring a dish to share–remember we will be feeding extra people–and a game you might want to play.