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Youth Sunday School

Sundays, 9:30 am
in Pastor Lowell's Office


May 8 and 22
7 pm in the church library

Women at the Well will break for the summer months with a start up in September.

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Thank you so very much for the outpouring of appreciation shown to me for our shared ministry. I was floored when presented with the He Qi print of “The Risen Lord”, signed by the artist! (heqiart.com) Wow! It hangs, arms open wide, welcoming all who visit my home and sit at my dining table. The Leadership and people of Lord of life are joyous and giving. Thank you so much for the cards, flowers, and lovely expressions of gratitude (the quilt has had its inaugural nap covering my slumbering grandson). It is humbling to think that all this love could be the result of making Sunday worship bulletins. Thank you again so very, very much.

See you in church on Sunday!

Jenny A Smith

Corey Wagonfield will be attending seminary at Trinity in Columbus this fall! Like all seminarians, he will begin by taking Koine Greek (New Testament era) this summer, before beginning the rest of his studies in the fall. Corey’s family, (Megan, Maddie, Mollie, and Max) will remain here in Cincinnati, while he’ll be studying in Columbus Monday – Thursday. This will be an exciting, but stressful, time for the Wagonfield family. Our Care Team will be looking for volunteers to help ease this period. It is also the practice for congregations to help defray the costs of attending seminary for its members. When asked, we hope that you will give prayerful consideration to the manner in which you can help. Look for an article about Corey’s seminary journey in the June Lifeline.

This Saturday,
February 18
9 am - 3 pm
in the Fellowship Hall
(Closed for lunch
11:30 -12:45)

Schedule online at: www.hoxworth.org/groups/lol or call Hoxworth at 513.451.0910

Do you love little ones? Would you like to help in the Nursery one hour per month? Volunteers are needed to assist Silvia Lopez, our Nursery Attendant, in caring for the little ones on Sunday mornings. To be a part of the rotation, please contact Molly Keith.


St. Walburg Monastery Guest House

April 21-23


Becky Mastalerz invites you to take part in a silent directed retreat for Women and Men the weekend of April 21-23, 2017 at St. Walburg Monastery. Each retreatant will stay in a private room and receive individual spiritual direction on all three days. Only 10 spots available.

Fee: $175.
St. Walburg Monastery is located at 2500 Amsterdam Road, Villa Hills, KY 41017.

This Sunday, November 6

All Saints

All Saints Day is that annual occasion (always falling on the first weekend in November), when the Church acknowledges what it means for every one of us to be children of God, individuals full of as much holiness as sinfulness. It is also a moment when we recognize the beauty and significance of the “communion of saints,” that body of Christ comprising both the living and the dead.

While All Saints day brings to mind all of those who have supported us in our lives of faith, we remember especially those in our church community who have died and been baptized since the last All Saints Day. The custom of commemorating all of the saints of the church on a single day goes back at least to the third century. This All Saints Sunday, we remember and name members of the Lord of Life family who have died and been baptized in the past year.

2nd & 4th Tuesdays 9:30 am 

Cara Hasselbeck's Home

Contact: Cara Hasselbeck, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Womens bible study

Current Study: Beth Moore's Entrusted: A Study of 2nd Timothy.


Monday, November 16 - 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall
November is National Diabetes Month. Every 17 seconds someone is diagnosed with diabetes, a disease which kills more people each year than breast cancer and AIDS combined. The American Diabetes Associations website states that as many as 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes in 2050 unless steps are taken to stop this disease. Early detection is critical. This is why Lord of Life Lutheran Church is hosting Life Line Screening, the nations leading provider of preventive health screenings on Monday, November 16. Screening packages start at $139. Single tests cost around $70. For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-888-653-6441. Pre-registration is required. 

Web it up?  What does that mean????

Great question!!!  Our new mid-week activities are nothing like you've seen before!!

Everyone… all ages, big, small, tall, short, gray-haired, newborn, boy or girl… all are invited to build a web of faith on Wednesday evenings.  We will start with dinner from 6-6:30pm (free will offerings accepted) then a short campfire-like worship moment with Pastor Lowell, followed by activities that may include outdoor family fun, homework assistance or tutoring, games, Christian study or discussion groups, and ministry or service opportunities.  Each ministry area will be sponsoring one or more Wednesdays throughout the year as a way for all ages in our congregation to get to know each other and build a faith web.  

Wait!  There it is again… what’s a faith web???

A faith web is built from relationships with people who have influenced us and our spiritual walk.  Who in your childhood helped to develop your faith?  Was it a Sunday School teacher? A Vacation Bible School volunteer?  Maybe it was participating in a choir?  Maybe it was a friend’s parent or grandparent?  All of us know of other people whose faith we can admire and who have helped us grow in our relationship with God.  These individuals are part of your own faith web.

We will be webbing it up at Lord of Life on Wednesdays.  We will be forming new relationships and strengthening old relationships with members of our church family.  We will have opportunities to share interests and learn new skills.  We will have time to learn together, older generations learning from younger generations and the younger learning from the older.  We will serve the Lord together, each growing in their faith, each learning from another.

Becoming a disciple of Christ is a life-long adventure.  Come and share the adventure with your church family and fellow web-builders!!


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This Saturday, March 25
9:30am -11am
Faith Community UMC

Strengthen your outreach skills by attending this free training offered by the Faith Alliance. Cost of Poverty Experience is designed to help adult volunteers gain insight into the daily challenges faced by those who live at or below the poverty level. Light breakfast provided. $10 suggested donation. Registration Required: go to www.thefaithalliance.org and click on the COPE news article link.

This Saturday, March 25
6 -9 pm

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Join your community for a night of fun and giving back as you attend Pasta with a Purpose at Liberty Center, a FUNraiser with proceeds benefiting the Caring Community Collaborative of West Chester and Liberty Township

Building Management Announcement Bulletins
Database Management Attendance Tracking
Calendar Management Receptionist
Weekly Bulletins Clerical Work
Special Service Bulletins Mailings
  LifeLine Newsletter

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Lord of Life is a vibrant and growing congregation whose worship life, learning moments, and serving opportunities are open to all people. We started as a mission congregation in 1988, and have since expanded into a multi-generational congregation that serves as a mission center for Northern Cincinnati.

Together, we hope to live, share, and celebrate with all people, God’s love in Jesus Christ. How do we do that? We offer a variety of worship opportunities each week, coupled with all kinds of serving and learning moments. These help us grow into being the body of Christ in the world. We love deeply. We share generously. We take hospitality seriously.

If you are looking for a place to put down spiritual roots, I invite you to come and explore a life of faith with us here at Lord of Life.


We did so much great work in 2016 we had to share the story! Our 2016 Ministry Review, which puts in writing a snapshot of the many ways we lived into our mission at Lord of Life. Copies are available at church, or click the link below to read a copy online.

2016 Ministry Review


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By Laws 2011


Senior Pastor

Deb Dingus

Deb DingusPastor Deb Dingus has over 10 years experience as a pastor. Besides the expected spiritual strengths and gifts, she is extremely strong in education, working with youth, and reaching out to the community. She is a relationship builder who uses her many gifts to resolve conflict so that each person's view are considered and a consensus is constructed. She has experience creating mentoring relationships that promote individual and collective spiritual growth. In addition, she is gifted in training lay individuals to lead and carry out ministries. Pastor Deb is married with three young children.


 Bob Akins

Bob AkinsMy name is Bob Akins. I am coming to Lord of Life after a 40 year career as a Nurse Anesthetist. Most recently practicing at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. My wife of 42 years Donna and I are excited about becoming part of your family. Donna is a Registered nurse at Children's Medical Center in Dayton. We have 4 children and 9 Grandchildren aging from 7 weeks to 15 years. We are fortunate that 3 of the families live close enough that we can be an active part of their families. Sarah and Chad live in Clayton Ohio (Dayton Suburb). Deb and Tom live in Columbus, Pete and Melissa live just down I75 in North Cincinnati. Andy and Chris live in Springhill TN. Donna and I have lived in Englewood OH for the past 19 years. Englewood is on the north side of I70 just west of the Dayton Airport.

My outreach passion is the Lakota Sioux of South Dakota. They are a wonderful people who need our help. More about that as the year goes on.

Donna and I are currently members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Dayton. We have been involved in the choir, teaching Sunday school and I was Council president for 10 years back in the early 1990's. We are looking forward to meeting each of you and sharing your families throughout the coming year.

Music Director

Drew Cremisio

Drew CremisioWelcome to our new Music Director, Drew Cremisio! Drew brings a plethora of musical gifts to our Lord of Life congregation and will start on Monday, June 21, 2010. A New York native, Drew earned his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Murray State University, studied Professional Music at Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music and earned a Master’s degree in Music at the University Of Cincinnati College Conservatory Of Music. In addition to choral conducting, he conducted wind instruments, high school marching, concert and jazz bands, and served as a music specialist for school children and teens. Adding to his experience in the education field, he implemented a contemporary worship service at Northern Hills United Methodist Church and served as the Music Director for Christ the King Lutheran for eighteen years. Having composed a song dedicated to his seventeen year old daughter supported by his vocals and keyboard, Drew especially enjoys professional baseball and playing the trumpet. He has contributed to Synod Assembly music and made numerous recordings with other artists.

Office Manager

Lois Hills

Lois Hillis

Office / Custodian

Mike Brady

Mike Brady


Bob Burnette

Bob BrunetteBob has been our organist since the very first worship service at Lord of Life Lutheran Church. He has played an instrumental part (no pun intended) in the growth of Lord of Life since its beginning. He and his wife Jane and their two children, Chris and Jenna reside in Indian Springs, Ohio.

Pre-School Director

Kristan Westmeier

Kristan Westmeier

Financial Manager

Donna Harvey

Donna Harvey

LifeLine Editor

Trish Bertel

Trish Bertel

Financial Secretary

Ron Bacu

Ron Bacu


Martin Schneider

Martin Schneider


Three Sunday Worship services are available with different formats. Nursery service is provided at all services.

At 8:00 a.m. - Traditional - you will experience the richness of Lutheran Liturgy and Hymns.
At 9:30 a.m. - Praise - contemporary music dominates and leads the fluidetic rhythm of the service.
At 11:00 a.m. - Contemporary - you will experience a blend of Lutheran liturgy accompanied by contemporary and traditional music.

Holy Communion and Children's sermons are a part of all Sunday worship services. Our choirs, along with gifted individuals provide special music.

WILD Wednesdays
(Fall through Spring)

The acronym W.I.L.D stands for Wonderfully and Intentionally Learning and Discovering.

  • 5:45 -6:45 p.m. Wonderful and Intentional Dinner continuously served by some wonderful cooks and members of Lord of Life
  • 7:00 p.m. Wonderful and Intentional Learning and Discovery through an Intergenerational Devotional opportunity, which will include a song, theme and prayer (ages 3-Adult)
  • 7:15 p.m. Adult Wonderful and Intentional Learning and Discovery that will include music and discussion around biblical texts or faith related themes as well as communion. Nursery is provided from 7:00 - 8:00 pm for ages birth to 36 months. 
  • 7:15 p.m. Intergenerational kids activities that will be full of Wonderful Intentional Learning and Discovery opportunities thatwill include games, making friends and snacks. (Ages 3-5th grade). Jr. and Sr. High youth will help provided mentoring and assistance with the program each week.
  • 8:00 p.m. Wonderfully and Intentionally Learning and Discovering around the bonfire for all Jr. and Sr. High youth that will include fun, fellowship and faith building opportunities, not to mention the atmosphere of the bonfire and the yummy snacks.

At Christmas Eve we have 6:00 p.m., 8:00 pm and 11:00 p.m. services. 

Mid-week worship services are provided during Lent beginning with Ash Wednesday at 7:00 pm and the following 5 Wednesday's beginning at 7:00 pm (preceded by a Soup and Sandwich supper at 6:00 pm) 

Maundy Thursday is observed with a traditional Passover Seder meal at 6:00 pm and Good Friday is observed with a Tennabrae Service at 7:00 pm and a Passion Drama at 9:00 p,..

Taste and see that the Lord is good.
Psalm 34:8

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Congratulations to the twelve children and one adult who receive their First Communion this Sunday! When we eat and drink this meal, we are strengthened in faith, receive forgiveness of sin, life and salvation. We joyfully celebrate this faith milestone as they join us at the holy table. Welcome to the supper of the Lord!

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This Saturday,
March 4,

5:30 pm

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.

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This Sunday, February 5 @ 11 am

Calling all Scouts - young and old!

All scouts and former scouts are encouraged to come in uniform and are welcome to participate in bringing in the flags at the start of the service. All ages welcome!

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Church staff took some time off this week, so look for the expanded announcements next week with all sorts of exciting invitations and opportunities to lead us into 2017! 

Please mark your calendars now for Saturday, January 28 with Consultant Luke Bouman and Sunday, January 29 with musician Jonathan Rundman. It will be a weekend to remember!


Well Done!

The Lord of Life congregation contributed 248 pairs of shoes to the Soles for Souls effort.  Watch this "entertaining" video to learn more about the project: http://www.danbeard.org/soles4souls 


Contact: Doug Gruver, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jonathan Rundman


Leading Sunday Worship
8, 9:30 & 11 am

Concert @ 6 pm

International touring Christian singer/songwriter, Jonathan Rundman, will be in concert here on Sunday, January 29, at 6 pm in a rare full band performance! The concert is open to the public and all ages are welcome.

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Return Unwrapped gifts this Sunday, December 18

Contact:  Susan Zwarg or Rosemary Kautz, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Sunday, December 25 – 10 am

Our Christmas celebration continues as we sing carols and hear the story of God's promises in Scripture. This is a “come as you are” worship moment, so wear you PJs and bring your messy Christmas morning hair if you wish. Hot cocoa will be served.

Please note – One service only this day, 10 am. 


$3 per Bag | 4 bags for $10


Start a fire or rekindle an old flame with this lovely, creative fire starter!   They make great Christmas gifts and all proceeds benefit the Senior High youth program.

Contact:  Pilvi Ketola, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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This Saturday, January 28

8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Don’t miss this! It’s time for us to look ahead. Consultant Luke Bouman will lead us in a day of vibrant discussion and dreaming, as we cast a vision and set mission priorities for our future. Food and beverages will be provided. Please RSVP today. Childcare available upon request.

RSVP: Jenny Smith, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




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The harvest season ended on November 15.  The garden produced 2,700 pounds of produce for Faith United Methodist Church Food Bank and Haven House!  This was accomplished with 463 hours of work by twelve workers. 

A big THANK YOU to those who have dropped off leaves. If you have leaves left you can continue dropping them off ON the garden.  They will be shredded and tilled into the soil.

Contact: Ron Sheffer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


This weekend is the last chance to contribute.

Anyone who would like to contribute to the staff Christmas bonuses this December, please mark your giving in the memo line and place it in the offering tray. Staff Bonus monies will be collected until Sunday, December 18. Thank you.

Contact: Kara Sagedal, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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God satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.       Psalm 107:9

Have a good holiday with your loved ones.

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  • VEIL Ministry Needs

    Our diaper drawer is completely full! Many thanks to those who have contributed to our Mothers’ Ministry program! There still exists a need for:

    — Baby Wipes (especially refills in soft plastic packages)

    — 100% Juice boxes

    — Tampons (plastic only)

    — Feminine pads (THIN Regular and THIN Overnight)

    Please place your items in the VEIL Office.

    A very easy way to help support VEIL: If you shop at Kroger, please sign up with their Community Rewards program & choose VEIL as the group you’d like to support. Our number is 29572. A percentage of all that you spend at Kroger is given to the mission church. Last quarter, VEIL received almost $100 from this program. Please consider signing up.

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  • VEIL Homework Fellowship Program

    Sundays, 2 - 4 pm

    Come join the children of Vida Eterna for a Sunday afternoon of tutoring and fellowship. No Spanish required. Most of the children are elementary age and eager to learn. Can you help?

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