The Chronicles Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
P.O. Box 1087 / 101 Spoke Hill Rd
Wimberley, Texas 512-847-3386
Web page: www.welcometonewlife.org Pastor : Jennifer Fuhr
E-mail: Office@welcometonewlife.org Office Admin: Colleen Kaye
INSIDE: Mission of the Month – Operation Good Shepherd….Milestone Ministry…
Ongoing Ministries…Game Night…Book of Faith Bible Study…Letter from Jason
Chesnut…Church Day at Milagro’s….Lots of Thanks…And so much more…
Dear Friends in Christ,
Wow! What a five-day experience in New Orleans. I am very grateful that we (Carlie,
Holley, Madelyn, Ashli and myself) survived the experience with no major incidents or
catastrophe’s. Only by the grace of God and the love of this congregation were we able to go!
You will be hearing many more thanks from these young people in the weeks and months ahead.
I encourage everyone to take the time to ask the young ladies about their experience of Jesus,
Justice and Jazz. It was phenomenal!!
Each day we heard from 2-3 speakers on how one person CAN and DOES make a
difference in the work of the kingdom. How? With determination and God’s strength, wisdom,
hope and guidance. According to Proverbs 3:6 --- “Seek His will in all you do, and He will show
you which path to take."
Each speaker and musician shared about believing in the impossible and carrying out
what is necessary to make it happen. Imagine Captain Ahab, rowing after Moby Dick in a small
boat. We would call him ambitious. But if we were to see him in that same boat, carrying a jar of
tartar sauce with him, we would call him not only ambitious but well-planned. He not only
believes the impossible but carries out the preparation.
In the days immediately following World War II, President Truman's administrator of the
National Housing Agency was Wilson Wyatt. The war had caused a great housing shortage, and
the president told Mr. Wyatt to "make no small plans." The administrator certainly took that
He announced a program to build 1.2 million houses in 1946, which would represent a
500 percent increase over the total for 1945. Naturally, newspapers and politicians attacked Mr.
Wyatt's plan, saying it was a pipe dream. They offered reason upon reason why it would be
By the end of 1946, the administration had fallen just short of the ambitious goal---but
they had built more houses than anyone had believed possible. It never could have happened if
one man had not planned with a faith perspective.
You can be the boldest of visionaries and possess the deepest faith; even so, you will
need the wisest and most organized of plans if you are to see results. If we are to become
supernatural thinkers, we must become supernatural planners --- always open to the work of the
Spirit in our lives.
So here are my questions this month: Do we rely on God to accomplish our plans, or can
we achieve them all by ourselves? Ask God for dreams beyond your ability to accomplish, then
for a plan to achieve them, and finally for the ability and resources to implement them.
All it takes is one person to change the world….to “Be the Change.” That person just
might be you!! My challenge on the last day to the young ladies who traveled to the Gathering
was to think about – pray about – how they are going to bring this experience of justice in New
Orleans to right here in Wimberley. What might they consider to “Be the Change” in their own
community. That question is a question for all of us in God’s kingdom. As we all work for
justice and peace in God’s world, among God’s people.
Blessings and Peace along this journey!
“Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.” Proverbs 16:3
MISSION OF THE MONTH: OPERATION GOOD SHEPHERD
Ope ration Good Shepherd (OGS) is the financial assistance arm of the Wimberley
Ministerial Alliance. The OGS fund helps local residents with utility, rent, medical, and
transportation expenses. All funds collected stay in Wimberley to help residents who live in the
WISD boundaries. The OGS fund is administered by the Barnabas Connection, a community
outreach program of the Wimberley United Methodist Church. People in need of assistance are
to call the Barnabas Connection at 847-1664 for more information.
In July all donations were given to the Back to School Fiesta project, hosted by the
Barnabas Connection. The Back to School Fiesta has become an annual event with many
community partners providing Wimberley ISD students with free school supplies, back to school
haircuts, immunizations from the Hays County Health Department, dental and vision screenings
and more. Congratulations – We have reached our goal of $400!
We will welcome to worship on August 9th , Vicki McCuistion, director of OGS. She will
share with us the importance of our assistance to the community of Wimberley. To make a
contribution, please indicate on your offering envelope or check that is it designated for MOM:
Operation Good Shepherd.
(FYI – If you would like to volunteer at the Fiesta on August 22, please talk to Nancy
Carney or Pastor Jennifer. We are especially seeking those that can speak fluent Spanish to help
with translating that morning!)
MILESTONE MINISTRY: BACKPACK BLESSING
Sunday, August 23rd. Calling all students entering/returning to school. Bring to
church your backpack, binder, notebook, whatever it is that you carry to school each day.
Each year of school is a milestone that we would like to honor with a gift and blessing to put
inside. There will be a special blessing at both services for children, youth and parents as
you begin a new academic year.
GAME NIGHT: SUNDAY, AUGUST 9 TH, 6:30PM
It was such a hit in June that we decided to do it again. Bring the cards, dominoes or
games of your choice and join in the fun. Of course there is the table tennis as well. You may
bring a snack to share and a drink of your choice but it’s not required.
NEW GAME DAY
We have started another game day here at church: Hand and Foot. It’s a card game
similar to Canasta and fun to play. The second and fourth Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m. is
when the group meets. If you want to be on the email reminder list, contact Colleen at 847-3386.
An event that takes place each month at the church – and is open to all who wish to come
and join the fun. In case you aren’t aware – this is a dominoes game. If you’ve never heard of it
and wish to learn – come and join us. Whether you are an expert or a beginner – you will fit
right in with this crowd of LCR folks. We play on the 3 rd Thursday of the month, beginning at
12:30pm. The next play date is August 20 th . If you would like to be on the e- mail list of dates,
please contact Shirley Schliessmann.
The recent sale of the second volume of our church’s cookbook “What’s for Dinner?”
was very successful. Over $500.00 was collected. Didn’t get your new version or the
supplement to the first version? Just check with Colleen in the office. There are new cookbooks
still available for $10, while the supplements are $5. All the proceeds go to support our Prayer
Shawl Ministry. Thanks to all who have already purchased their copies.
CHURCH DAY AT MILAGRO’S
The 2nd Tuesday of the month is designated as the “Lutheran Church” day at Milagro’s.
If you go there for either lunch or dinner identify yourself as being from the Lutheran Church
and 10% of your total receipt will be given back to the church. The goal is to have 20-25 people
eat at Milagro’s on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. What a great reason to take yourself out for a
DINNER NIGHT OUT
August 20th will find us at Tres Hermanas in San Marcos. Watch the Welcome Table for
the sign up sheet. We will meet to carpool from the church at 6:00pm. Come and join us for
food and fellowship.
We now have more quilts to tie from the sew-in. Wednesday, August 12th is the day, 1-
3:00 pm is the time, LCR fellowship hall is the place. All you need is your hands and the ability
to tie a knot. All are welcome.
NEED A RIDE TO THE DOCTOR?
A group of folks here at LCR are interested in providing transportation for members of
our church family to medical appointments. Contact Lynn Raska for more information.
512-392-4942 or 512-644-3325.
We continue to pray for all who are ill and recovering and receiving treatments or testing
and for Carol Adams, Brooke Sleeper, Jan and Larry Fuhr (parents of Pastor Jennifer), Pat
Krupinsky (cousin of Harriet Powell), Doris Kowalski, Lou Copper (mother of Carol Klepper),
Lore Timmer (sister of Al Strobel), Suzie Vecine (cousin of Felicia Neigut), Rendy Hutto (friend
of Paul and Brenda Moore), John McMurray (friend of Beverly Ladzinski), Susan Loosen (friend
of Jim and Sandy Thomas), Harlean O’Keefe, Al Erlandson, John Klepper, Zee Hickman
(mother of Danny Hickman), Dot Currie (sister of Dirk Dierking), Gerrie Henry (mother of Carol
Dierking), Michael Hill (son of Estelle Hill), Blake Olson (relative of Jan Erlandson), Paul Velta
(friend of Beverly Ladzinski).
We continue our prayers of comfort and hope in the promise of the resurrection with
Christ Jesus for the family of James Pollock.
Please be in prayer for our family and friends who are serving our country either stateside
or overseas. Please pray daily for peace in our world, particularly in the Middle East, and for all
who suffer the consequences of war. Please pray daily for those who are hungry and for those
who serve them. Please be in prayer daily for the Lord to replenish the earth as He sees fit.
WE CAN’T THANK YOU ENOUGH!
We had a small but very productive group for the Sew- in on July 18th . Thanks to Pastor
Jennifer, Felicia Neigut, Jo Anne Miller, Harriet Powell, Mickie Ladd and Colleen Kaye as they
started the work on the Lutheran World Relief quilts for next year’s shipment. There was sewing,
tieing, designing, laughing, eating and great fellowship. Watch for word when the next one is
Thank you to all the members who supplied dishes for the luncheon following James
Pollock’s funeral service. The family was very appreciative of the effort and time to spend with
one another. Thanks to Nancy Carney and her team for all their efforts.
LOOK WHAT YOU ACCOMPLISHED
We collected $290.00 for the Mission of the Month - Habitat For Humanity – in May and
June. And we have already accomplished our Back to School Fiesta goal of $400.00. Way to go
Here are some new addresses to change in your directory:
Ryan Butler: 5917 Long Creek, Corpus Christi 78414
Nancy Volotko: 1502 Ebony Lane, Houston 77018
BOOK OF FAITH BIBLE STUDY
Thanks to Pastor Jennifer for taking our classes so we could attend two family reunions
in Oklahoma. August brings some changes in our classes so mark these on your calendars!
NO classes – August 3 and 4 – Thomas’s are cooking at the Shepherd of the Ozarks
August 17th and 18th – Bible study #1 – Monday, 1:30 PM and Tuesday, 6:30 PM
August 31 and Sept. 1 – Bible Study #2 – Monday, 1:30 PM and Tuesday, 6:30 PM
NO classes Labor Day weekend
If you’ve considered joining the class, please do so! Each class stands independently and
we have great discussion! Come join the conversatio n!
In his service,
Jim and Sandy Thomas
NEWS FROM JASON CHESNUT
I write to you as I finish up my year on internship in Bradenton, FL. It seems so surreal
to have been at Trinity Lutheran Church for this time, to have been challenged and supported by
this community of faith. They have been home for me this past year, and I am so very blessed.
Blessings abound, don’t they? I am blessed to have you all keeping me in thought and
prayer, even all the way from Texas. Your support of me during internship has been a
beautiful thing, and I thank God for each one of you.
Now it’s back to the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago for me, as I begin my last
year at seminary. I will also be entering into the approval process, as I write papers and sermons
and meet with the people who continue to guide me through this journey. They are my
“candidacy committee,” based in the Southwest Texas Synod, and they are a critical part of this
I tell you all this to thank you – I am in this process to become an ordained leader in the
church, in a large part, because of y’all. I started my life as a Lutheran at the Lutheran Church of
the Resurrection, and I am filled with gratitude.
I hope this finds you well, and I pray God’s grace and peace be with you during this
Pentecost season. (Oh, and stay cool in the hill country!)
DID YOU KNOW?
“Research has shown that while 82% of unchurched or formerly churched people would
attend church if they were invited, only 2% of active, churchgoing Christians actually invited
someone.” (Outreach Magazine, July/August 2009)
The percentage of American adults who are somewhat or very willing to receive
information about a local congregation from:
Personal conversation with a family member – 63%
Personal conversation with a friend or neighbor from Church – 56%
Newspaper ads – 46%
Letters mailed to the home – 45%
Television ads – 40%
A visit to their door – 24%
(LifeWay Research/North American Mission Board)
Hmmm….what to do???
COATS IN FELLOWSHIP HALL
Please stop by the fellowship hall and see if one of the coats hanging there belongs to
you. If so, take it home. If the coat is not claimed by the end of August it will be given to the
Village Store. Thanks.
As we all notice in our own pocket-books expenses continue to rise. One of those is in
the area of stamps/postal service. In an attempt to cut some expenses we ask that you might
consider receiving your newsletter via e- mail. If you’d like to go this route, please contact
Colleen in the church office. Thanks.
CHURCH TRIP TO THE SYM PHONY
The Mid-Texas Symphony, conducted by David Mairs, will perform on Sunday,
September 13th . The founder of the Symphony was Anita Windecker, professor of music at
TLU. The symphony performs alternately in Seguin and New Braunfels and is the only
symphony of its type, supported by two towns as small as Seguin and New Braunfels. If you
would like to attend with the church, please see the sign up sheet in the narthex or talk to Nancy
Carney. The September 13, 2009 performance will include a Lizst piano concerto played by a
Van Cliburn contest finalist and Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 (New World). General admission
ticket prices are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors (62+) $5 for children 12 - 18 years old. Again,
talk to Nancy Carney for more information!
RANDALLS GOOD NEIGHBOR PROGRAM
Do you shop at Randalls? We are in partnership with them through their Good Neighbor
Program. You just need to link your Randalls Remarkable Card to LCR and then shop. A
portion of your purchase comes back to the church. While this is not an endorsement of Randalls
it does offer an option that you might not have been aware of.
NO PILL BOTTLES NEEDED!
Thank you to everyone who kept bringing the pill bottles to share in the ministry and
serve folks in Africa. At this time we are done collecting. Thank you for your support!
We are still taking donations for the Parament Improvement Fund. If you would like to
join other families helping us to enhance our worship space, please include a check in the
offering plate. Indicate “Parament Improvements” in the memo line. This will be an ongoing
project throughout the coming year. Talk to Shirley Schliessmann for more information.
BROWN BAG MINISTRY
More bags have been prepared. So be sure to continue to grab enough for your trips to
San Marcos, San Antonio, Austin, or wherever you may be going that you might find someone
on the street corner that needs a bit of extra help.
SIMPLE CHRISTIAN WORSHIP
In the Taize tradition on Sunday Evening, August 23rd at 7:00 p.m. Reminder: New
Location! Chapel in the Hills (14601 Ranch Rd. 12) Theme for this Sunday: Forgiveness. The
service includes simple prayers, readings and music along with quiet time for meditation. The
service lasts about 40 minutes. All are welcome.
CHRISTIAN HOMES NEEDED
SHARE! is looking for Christians – with or without children – willing to share their
homes, love and understanding with a youngster for a school year or semester. The children,
ages 15-18 are covered by insurance and bring their own spending money. They are coming
from over 25 countries and will arrive in AUGUST for enrollment in their new school. Host
families provide room, board and a loving environment. If you would like a REWARDING
AND EDCUATIONAL experience for your family this coming school year, please call Yvette
Coffman: 800-941-3738 or visit www.sharesouthwest.org. Please help us promote peace by
SHARE!ing your heart and home.
ATTN: JR. & SR. HIGH YOUTH
Our Annual Lock-In with the Tribal Churches (Buda, Dripping Springs, Blanco and
Holy Cross/Austin) will be held Labor Day weekend. Sunday-Monday (Septe mber 6-7),
beginning at Living Word in Buda for their evening worship (6:30pm). We will travel to
a service event as well as join in an evening of games and fellowship. Please mark your
calendars and plan to attend! Parents, if you are around this weekend and might be able to
help transport youth - please talk to Pastor Jennifer. Be watching for more information in the
September Events - Mark Your Calendars! – Watch for more details later.
Mission of the Month – Feed the Hungry (supporting Crisis Bread Basket and Cropwalk)
Rally Sunday --- Watch for the date and more information to come!
12th – Those being confirmed will meet from 10am-1pm.
13th – Confirmation Class, 4-7pm @ New Life, Dripping Springs; Mid-Texas Symphony
14th – Hand & Foot,1:00 pm, Council Meeting, 6:30pm
17th – Mexican Train, 12:30 pm
20th – Pie & Ice Cream Social after worship
24th – DNO @ Kobe’s, 6:30 pm
28th – Hand & Foot, 1:00 pm
2 9 16 23 30
Readers 8:30 Beverly Ladzinski Fred Carney Jim Thomas Sandy Thomas Beverly Ladzinski
11:00 Bunky Layton Angie Rose T Temoney Carol Dierking Melinda Ellisor
Worship 8:30 Shirley Colleen Kaye Shirley Harriet Powell Jo Anne Miller
Assistant Schliessmann Schliessmann
11:00 Angie Hasness Doris King Chris Nichols Chester Bammel Jeanette Nelson
Acolytes 8 :30 Pepita Thompson Mike Schliessmann Hannah Raska Felicia Neigut
11:00 Ian Hasness Parker Tise Tripp Temoney Ian McGar Sam Ellisor
Ushers 8:30 M. Schliessmann Mettenbrink & Carneys Hollinger &
& B. Raska Carney Phillips
11:00 Aldermans J. Bradshaw & J. Dierkings Bowen & Pat & Jody
Ellisor Thompson Johnson
Child Care 11:00 Delayne Leonard Madelyn Raska Whitney Cargill Pam Longoria
Hospitality 8:30 Beverly Ladzinski Nancy Carney Jo Anne Miller Nancy Carney Felicia Neigut
11:00 Shirley Kopp Angie Rose Lori Temoney Carol Dierking Jody Johnson
Altar Guild 8:30 Beverly Ladzinksi Paula Johnson Shirley Sandy Thomas P. Johnson & M.
11:00 Schliessmann Raska
Beth Alexander Doris King Carol Dierking Sharon Thompson Brenda Moore
Flowers Schliessmanns Merkords O’Keefes Hollingers Hollingers
NOTE TO READERS: The Scripture readings for the week you serve will be in your box at
the beginning of the month. We encourage you to take them home and read through them
prior to your Sunday to share your gift with the congregation.
Pronunciation Guides are availabe – one under the Lecturn (where you read) and the other in
the Church office. Feel free to take and use them whenever needed.
If you can’t be present on the Sunday you are signed up to serve, please
remember to find your own re place ment!!
This is vital to making sure all leadership roles are filled each week.
08-01 Jacqleen Miller 08-13 Lynn Raska
08-08 Parker Tise 08-18 Jim Thomas
08-09 Robin Ellerman 08-20 Tyler Turk 08-04 Chester & Debbie Bammel
08-10 Jan Erlandson 08-23 Irene Mowen 08-05 Mike & Shirley Schliessmann
08-11 Pat Ferl 08-24 Mimi Clemens 08-12 Brandon & Emily Merkord
08-12 Carol Dierking 08-26 Jennifer Fuhr 08-23 James & Victoria Hollinger
08-12 Carrie Valentine 08-30 Doris King 08-24 Danny & Lois Hickman
08-13 Sylvia Banks
CONGRATULATIONS ! Note: If we missed your special day
or printed it incorrectly, please notify
the church office…