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 Ministers: The entire worshiping community!
                                    All e-mail
 Pastor         Tom Renquist               tarenquist
 Admin. Ass’t. Pat Billington              pbillington
 Music          Shannon Lemmon-Elrod shannon
 Small Groups Sheri Peterson               sheri
 Youth          Tim Kellogg                tim
 Bookkeeper Betsie Tennell
 Preschool      Meg Stenman                preschool
 Pianist        Lisa Taron                 lisa
                                                                       July 19 & 26, 2010
    Persistence in prayer evoked the
  admiration of Jesus and wins the attention                Today’s texts offer instruction and
  of the Lord when Abraham intercedes for                 encouragement for all who are occasionally
  Sodom. The life of the baptized – to be                 overwhelmed by the “unhappy business” of life.
  rooted and built up in Christ Jesus the                 Jesus urges us to take care and be on guard
  Lord – is to be rooted in prayer. God                   against all kinds of greed. We who have died with
  hears and answers prayer and so                         Christ in holy baptism have also been raised with
  strengthens God’s own. “When I called,                  him and are encouraged to elevate our thinking,
  you answered me; you increased my                       seeking the “things that are above.” To that end
  strength within me.”                                    we seek the sustenance of the Lord’s supper and
                                                          the encouragement of God’s word.
   The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
         Saturday, July 24, 5:00 p.m.                         The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
      Outdoor Worship on the PLC Patio                             Saturday, July 31, 5:00 p.m.
      Sunday, July 25, 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.                         Outdoor Worship on the PLC Patio
                                                                Sunday, August 1, 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.
    Genesis 18:20-32 Colossians 2:6-19
                Luke 11:1-13                                     Colossians 3:1-11    Luke 12:13-21
                                                                   Ecclesiastes 1:2,12-14; 2:18-23

              New Faces                     these workshops will help you to understand and
                                            appreciate the differences among us. Joan Brown
        Gary & Patty Childress              is once again offering these free workshops (just
          Rebecca Sondidge                  bring a treat to share) at her home, 5413 S. Valdai
          _______________                   Way. Participating in one of these three workshops
                                            can permanently enrich your life. You don’t need to
  In the Lord of the Hills Family           be a LOTH member to participate. For more
                                            information or to sign up, contact Joan:
                                  ; 303-400-3554.
  Jane Morehart is recovering from foot
                                                    God’s People at God’s Altar
          Women of Faith:                                  Every Week
         Imagine Tour 2010
        September 24 & 25                      Watchword for the Week of July 18
Group Rate Event Tickets are only $89!
                                                 Is anything too wonderful for the Lord?
  This includes: Friday, 10:00 a.m.—3:30                      Genesis 18:14
p.m.; 7:00—9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m.
--4:00 p.m. Box lunches both days!             Watchword for the Week of July 25
Register online:                Lord, teach us to pray. Luke 11:1
Look for our ―Sisters on the Hill‖ group                     _______________
(we have 50 seats available together). Add
our Pajama Package for $59 through Sheri             Birthdays July 19—August 1
(this includes hotel Friday night and Pajama
Party! Contact Sheri Peterson:                Leonard Tschida, Lisa Westlund, Teri Vega,; 303-617-9884,      Sheri Peterson, Darren Worton, Stone Baca,
x5.                                          Luke Dahl, Silvia Boobar, Misty Liming, Wendy
              _______________                Rogacki, Kelly Knupp, Jerry Brown, Tom
                                             Hoden, Sean Keach, Keira MJuniz, Mary
  Enneagram Premier Workshops Krueger, Diane Herriman, Karen Tutko,
  Saturday, August 7, 12:30—6:00 p.m.        Catherine Peterson, John Heap, Traci Starry,
   Sunday, August 15, 1:00—6:30 p.m.         Maggie Jannicke, Paul Libner, Josh Pieron, Dan
 Saturday, August 28, 8:30 am—2:00 pm Rautenkranz, Toby Kinney, Erin Gerstenkorn,
                                             Natalie Skurcenski, Cathleen Hagny, Patty
  This is your chance to discover the real   Brady, Mayra Waterman, Shane Walker.
you (in case you’ve been looking around!)
and use this knowledge to your advantage
in your work, play, and family life. One of
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           From Ray Noble,                              Habitat for Humanity News
          Stewardship Chair
                                                  HFH Women’s Build Program is holding a lego
  Back in May we finished our Mortgage          build fundraising event and is looking for thousands
Reduction Fund campaign with bittersweet        of legos. Contact Jill Sladek at
results. “Sweet” in that we celebrate and
praise God for so many in our
congregation have given from their hearts!        Would you like to volunteer at HFH’s retail
“Bitter” in the realization that these are      Outlet Stores? You will receive valuable
challenging times and we are all aware of       training…plus a job reference. Contact Alice: 303-
someone in our lives that had had a             996-5468;
struggle meeting all their needs and
commitments. After the dust settles, it           Holy Hammers needs your volunteer help at the
appears we will have solid pledges of           Bails Project (I-25/Colo. Blvd), July 7—24. This is
$390,000 coming in over the next three          finishing-up work, plus landscaping. Sign up at the
years, or $130,000 per year. Our mortgage       website:
payment is $180,000 per year, thus it is                          _______________
necessary to continue to draw on our
operating fund for the necessary $50,000            Pr. Emily, New Beginnings Church
per year to “make ends meet.”
                                                   Last Friday night, at the worship services in the
  Where do we go from here? Obviously           Denver Women’s Correctional Facility, a beautiful
we have no room to wiggle on the pledges.       woman stood up to share a poem she had recently
We hope we will all be making every effort      written – a thank you poem to God. This woman’s
to fulfill our pledge. And even if you didn’t   name is Chris, and it was her birthday. Chris has
pledge, please know you are invited to give     been in prison for over 10 years and will live out
to our mortgage reduction fund!                 her natural life in prison. Chris’ crime was
                                                centered around Satan worship, and she had
  With vacations, holidays, and family          professed to being a Satan worshiper for much of
obligations, summer can be a tough time         her life. In the 6 years of my being at DWCF, I have
for finances in the church. Please              met with Chris off and on, and she has attended
remember that even when you don’t make it       worship once or twice a year until this Easter.
to worship, our financial obligations still     Since Easter I believe Chris has been at every
continue. Please remember to catch up           Friday night service and has received a Lutheran
when that happens to you.                       Study Bible through successfully completing the
                                                bible challenge. She often is a communion assistant
  Thank you for being stewards. God             and participates in Bible Study. Because of you and
bless…see you in church!                        your support, Chris has heard about God and her
                                                life has been changed! May you be as richly
               Ray Noble                        blessed as you so richly bless the lives of others!

Preview of Sunday Morning Adult to their families at the time of death; led by Pastor
Christian Education, 2010—2011 Tom. Mar. 13, 20, 27, Apr. 3, 10.
                                              God of All Creation, Not Creation as God: A look
  Many thanks to Mike Burck for putting
                                              at the bountiful earth God has created for us to
together this schedule of adult ed
                                              inhabit, enjoy, conserve, and care for; led by Paul
                                              Hendrickson. May 1, 8, 15.
Christianity & World Religions:
Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, &
Christianity; led by Mike Burck. Sept. 12,
19, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24.                           This Week at Lord of the Hills

Christian Liturgical Worship: Why We          Monday, July 19
Lutherans Do What We Do When We Do              5:00 p.m. – Adult Children of Alcoholics
                                               7:00 p.m. – Boy Scouts
It: Pastor Tom will finish up the series      Tuesday, July 20
begun last year, including focus on the        8:30 a.m. – Walking Group
Sunday worship service, the church year,       7:00 p.m. – AA Meeting
liturgical colors, the lectionary. Oct. 31,   Wednesday, July 21
Nov. 7, 14, & 21.                              1:00 p.m. – S.T.E.P.S.
                                              Thursday, July 22
                                               8:30 a.m. – Walking Group
People of Faith: A Great Grandma to a         Saturday, July 24
King, a King-Maker, a King, and a Royal        5:00 p.m. – Outdoor Worship on the PLC Patio
Pain: Old Testament figures, Ruth, Sam-       Sunday, July 25
uel, David, and Elijah; led by Pr. Jerry       8:00 a.m. – Worship
                                               10:30 a.m. – Worship
Brown. Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19, Jan. 9.       Monday, July 26
                                               5:00 p.m. – Adult Children of Alcoholics
Life Lessons with Max Lucado from the          7:00 p.m. – Boy Scout Troop 2010
Book of Psalms: A look at how the Psalms      Tuesday, July 27
give us words to say when we stand before      8:30 a.m. – Walking Group
                                               7:00 p.m. – AA Meeting
God; led by Mike Burck. Jan. 15, 23, 30.      Wednesday, July 28
                                               1:00 p.m. – S.T.E.P.S.
People of Faith: A Lamenter, A Dreamer,        –6:30 p.m. – Middle School Youth Group
and Two Pretty Good Leaders: an Old           Thursday, July 29
Testament look at Rachel, Moses, Joseph,       8:30 a.m. – Walking Group
                                              Saturday, July 31
and Joshua; led by Pr. Jerry Brown. Feb.       5:00 p.m. – Outdoor Worship on the PLC Patio
6, 13, 20, 27, Mar. 6.                         6:00 p.m. – Global Missions Committee
                                               Sunday, August 1
Christian Funeral Practices: an overview       8:00 a.m. – Worship
of Christian funeral practices down through    10:30 a.m. -- Worship
the centuries; participants may fill out
forms that will give guidance
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                     Sunday Worship Volunteers: Sunday, July 25
Volunteer                    8:00 a.m.                  10:30 a.m.
Altar                        Jane Moreahrt              Mary Ellen Leeds
Greeters                     Nicole/Jon Larson          Tammy/TJ Phillippi
Assisting Minister           Cindy Oldham               Cindy Marvell
Ushers                       David Daughenbaugh         Max Cobble
                             Jeff Pritchard             Ben/Kevin Graf
                             Ben Hayson
Reader                       Cindy Oldham               Cindy Marvell
Communion Assistant          Jane Rosen                 TJ Phillippi
                             Pat Billington             Mary Ellen Leeds
Cup Washers                  Betty/Bill O’Brien         Joan Brown
Bread                        Jane Morehart
Acolyte                      Kelsey Oldham              Becca Carr
Teen in Nursery              Lindsey Oldham             Ben Denker/Celin hayoz
Counters                                                Veasman/Baca

                     Sunday Worship Volunteers: Sunday, August 1
Volunteer                    8:00 a.m.                  10:30 a.m.
Altar                        Joni Johnson               Carolyn Cobble
Greeters                     Michelle/Bret Specht       Von/Larry Brown
Assisting Minister           Toyia Daughenbaugh         Jerry Brown
Ushers                       Steve Beal                 Greg Houston
                             Phil Havlik                Lois/Harry Keller
                             Mary Rye
Reader                       Phil Havlik                Misty Liming
Communion Assistant          Joni Johnson               Carl Westlund
                             Theresa Beal               Kathie Whyte
Cup Washers                  Theresa Beal               Ruth Schmunk
Bread                        Toyia Daughenbaugh
Acolyte                                                 David Reynolds
Teen in Nursery              Nate Lewis                 Allie Narro/Kat Ruopnavar
Counters                                                Shawnee Williams/Tonya Price

                                                               Giving Report
                                                              As of July 11, 2010

                                                                  Budget      Actual   %
                                                    YTD Pledges  $202,440    $172,088  85%
                                                    YTD Non-Pldg $49,421      $50,285 102%
                                                    All Funds    $251,861    $222,374 88%

  Men’s Adventure Camp at RTLC “Stories for a Summer Night” is being presented
       On September 16-19      by Stories on Stage in celebration and support of
This action packed weekend is filled with       Lutheran Family Services of Colorado on
rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking,         Sunday, August 15 at 7:00 pm at Bethany Lutheran
fishing, archery, beer brewing, and high        Church, 4500 E. Hampden Ave. Cherry Hills
ropes. Morning and evening worship              Village, 80113.
bookend our days and provide a lively and
engaging opportunity for great conversation     Award-winning Denver Center Theatre Company
and growing faith. Hearty meals and time        Actors, Kathleen M. Brady and Randy Moore will
to hang out with guys round out this            do readings which will include Pontoon Boat by
incredible weekend. Individuals and men’s       Garrison Keillor, The Midnight Clear by Robert
groups are welcome. Download a                  Flynn, Yma Dream by Thomas Meehan and comedy
registration form or register online today at   classics by Abbott & Costello, Elaine May & Mike        Nichols. A cookie reception with the cast will
For more information contact Ben Larson at      follow.
719-942-4220. You can also ask Jerry or
Joan Brown, our very own ambassadors            Tickets $30 in advance / $35 at the door
for RTLC.                                       For tickets visit or call 303-777-7600
                   ______                                            _________

    News from Lutheran Family
                                                        Recycle Your Ink Cartridges
WON’T JUST FEEL GOOD, IT’LL                     Drop off your used ink cartridges in the church
TASTE GOOD TOO!                                 office! We can turn these into Office Depot for
Enjoy a meal at any Colorado California         credit. There is a box on the floor to your
Pizza Kitchen location on Sunday, August        immediate left when entering the office. Thank
22, 2010 and 20% of your check will be          you!
donated to Lutheran Family Services of
Colorado. Download the flyer at and present it to your server               VBS was a HUGE Success
to help support the many ministries of LFS.
                                                Many thanks to all the wonderful volunteers who
The LFS Refugee & Asylee Program                made this past week’s Vacation Bible School a big
needs your gently used sofas, dining            hit. We had over 110 kids and 50 volunteers and
tables/chairs and dressers. To schedule a       tons of fun. Thanks again to all who made it such a
pick up within the Denver metro area,           successful week!
please call 303-389-2336. No sleeper
sofas, please.
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