Saturday, January 6
Bring a dish to share and freewill offering
Meal. Games. Tree Burning.
Join us for an evening of food and fun! We will share a meal and the Magi story. There will be a game with gifts. The evening ends with German and Latin Epiphany traditions - the Rosca de Reyes/King's bread, Pinatas, and Christmas Tree Burning.
Freewill offering will benefit Lutheran Disaster Response and MYLE & ELCA Youth Gathering
Sponsored by Vida Eterna Iglesia Luterana
November 26, 3pm
Join us as we deck our halls for Advent and Christmas. If you have an extension ladder, please bring it!
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.
This Sunday, October 29!
One Worship Service at 10 am
Luncheon after worship
Join us as we worship and celebrate this historical milestone. Note that our Sunday School classes do not meet so that everyone can worship together.
Join us after Reformation worship as the celebration continues! We’ll gather for a lunch of bratwurst, potato salad, and more, followed by the Reformation 500 Trivia Challenge, photos with Martin and Katie, and much more fun. Hot dogs for the kiddos. Join us!
Looking for a mid-week boost? Then, Chew On This! Join us on Wednesday for a meal and some conversation. Love to cook? Volunteer to host a meal.
|6 - 6:30 pm||Meal for All|
|6:30 - 9 pm||Stephen Ministry Training|
The 2017-2018 Ministry Magazine is available in print at Lord of Life or by downloading the file below!
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.”
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.
October 31, 2017, marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his Ninety-Five Theses on the church door in Wittenberg, Germany – an act that sparked the Lutheran Reformation. For many years, Roman Catholics and Lutherans have been striving to find common ground and heal divisions in the Church.
Last October 31, for the first time, Pope Francis, Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan, President of the Lutheran World Federation, and other Roman Catholic and Lutheran leaders led the Joint Ecumenical Commemoration in Lund, Sweden. This historic event was a visible sign of unity, as Lutherans and Catholics from around the globe joined together for worship.
This Fall, we continue to commemorate this anniversary, locally, in a variety of ways, including these exciting events that bring together various voices for worship and learning. These events will focus on three themes: Rediscover Common Ground, Renew Relationships, and Respond to Local Needs. Centering ourselves in Ephesians 3:16-21, “Now to God, who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine,” we’ll explore the many ways that the Holy Spirit continues to work in our lives, congregations, and communities.
Our time together will include a prayer service for unity, panel presentation, small group discussions, and reflections on how we can continue to love and serve the people of God as we respond to local need. The following dynamic voices will invite us into engaging God’s promises and one another as we look to the future.
Thursday, October 19, 7 – 9 pm, Christ the King Lutheran Church, West Chester
Worship leaders for the evening include Father Norm Langenbrunner and Pastor Lowell Michelson
Saturday, October 21 from 10 am to noon, St. Maximillian Kolbe Church, Liberty Twp.
Worship leaders for the evening include Father Geoff Drew and Pastor Matt Byrd
We are offering the same program in various locations in the hope that more people can participate.
A freewill offering will be taken for Matthew 25: Ministries for Hurricane Relief.
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Lord of Life Annual Church Picnic
Sunday, August 20
One worship service 10 am
Picnic at 11:30 am
All are welcome.
Don’t miss this church-wide celebration filled with worship, food, games, and togetherness! Following worship, we’ll gather around pork BBQ, with hotdogs for the kids and kids-at-heart, and invite you to bring something to share.
The dunk tank is back, along with tie-dye, bingo, water games, and much more fun! You can bring a plain t-shirt to tie-dye or order a new LOL t-shirt for $5.
We’ll also be looking for help to set up on Saturday morning, as well as folks to run games for little ones on Sunday.
Mark your calendars now and don’t miss this end of summer bash!
Check out the Sign Up Genius to sign up to help.
Needed: Empty 2-Liter bottles with caps. Drop off in the box in the narthex.
This Sunday! September 10
11 am - 2 pm
Sign up to serve!
Each year, the ELCA has a day of service to kick off the school year, called “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday. It is an opportunity for us to be the Church in the community as we serve and love on our neighbors and demonstrate God’s love among us and through us.
This year, we have three projects in store. We’ll be showering the West Chester Police Department and West Chester Fire Stations with food, posters, cards, and affection, helping with outdoor projects at Union Elementary, and setting up for Family Promise and preparing a delicious lunch for the entire crew.
We are collecting restaurant gift cards, snacks, and drinks to fill the baskets for the police and fire departments of West Chester. We will be showing our appreciation to a total of six stations. Items can be left in the narthex in the yellow barrel and gift cards left in the envelope provided.
If you plan on helping at Union Elementary, dress for working in the dirt, and bring any gardening tools you have to help with clearing brush and overgrown landscaping.
Mark your calendars now for this afternoon of serving. Sign up to serve, or just come on Sunday ready to work.
Intern Lucas McSurley