Beginning next Sun., Sept. 17, we resume our regular schedule of 8:30 and 10:45am worship and Christian Education Opportunities at 9:45 am.
2017-2018 Pledges: Members, you should now start your new giving year in accordance with your pledge cards for 2017-2018.


Please note that Mac Park School’s email address has changed to:


Women’s Group will resume meeting this Thurs., Sept. 14 at 7:00 pm in the Fire- side Room. Suzette Price will give the devotion. Susan Rath has a fun activity planned, and Patty Raney is providing snacks. All women are invited to attend.


Habitat for Humanity: Workers are needed for our Lutheran Cluster house dates- Fri., Sept. 22 and Sat., Sept. 23. We are partnering with Zion again this year. MPLC will provide the lunch for workers on Friday and Zion will take care of you on Saturday. Please contact Jeanette or George Pierce, 210-822-9410 or email them at if you can help either day.


Abiding Presence Lutheran Church invites you to the third of four concerts in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation. The third concert “Martin Luther Hymn Festival” will be held in their sanctuary (14700 San Pedro) on Sun., Sept. 17, 4:00 pm. Martin Luther was known as a great theologian, teacher, and preacher, but he also enjoyed singing tenor and playing the lute. He took many Latin chants from the Catholic Mass and turned them into German chorales for use in the congregations he served. Come and sing some of the great hymns of Martin Luther including “A Mighty Fortress”. They will welcome Dr. Timothy Olsen, the Kenan Professor of Organ at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and Associate Professor of Organ at Salem College as special guest director.


Southwestern TX Synodical Women’s Convention, September 29—October 1, 2017 at YO Ranch Hotel, Kerrville, TX ~ All women are invited to attend. Registra- tion includes Saturday lunch and Saturday evening banquet. Registration forms are available on the table in the back of the church with more information and hotel reservation rates.


Sign-up sheet for Pastor Paul’s next book study is on the table in the back of the church. This study will be on The End of White Christian America by Robert P. Jones, beginning Wed., Oct. 4 and continuing into the New Year. This study will meet at 7:30 pm in the Fireside Room. The cost of the book is $11 for anyone who may want to make a donation.


Mac Park School Annual Rummage Sale ~ Saturday, September 30, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm: Items needed: household, small appliances, furniture, bric-a-brac, sporting goods, and all saleable items. Please no clothes. Donations are currently being col- lected. They may be dropped off in the Education Building weekdays or Sundays. Please clearly mark all items so they can get to the correct place. Thanks for your help!


30th Anniversary Lutheran Fall Festival Benefitting Camp Chrysalis & Ebert Ranch Camp will be held Sat., Sept. 16, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm at Fredericksburg Marketplatz. Fun for all ages! 5K * Chili Cook-off * Quilt Auction * Live Music * Artisan Craft Fair * Children’s Activities * Great Food * Evening Dance with Beer & Wine Available. For more information, or to sign up for the 5K, Quilt Show, Chili Cook-off or Craft Fair, visit or call 830-257-6340. If you are a Thrivent member and would like to put together an action team, contact us for ways you can do that for the Fall Festival.


Interested in keeping up with Pastor Paul? Read his blog at: http:// Some of his current topics are:

  • How do you love your neighbor at the gas station?
  • How Many ELCA Lutherans Are There?
  • Meeting with District 10 Councilman Clayton Perry
  • September 30: Jerome, Translator, Teacher
  • September 29: Michael and All Angels
  • September 21: Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist
  • September 18: Dag Hammarskjold, Renewer of Society
  • September 17: Hildegard, Abbess of Bingen
  • Communion Wafers
  • Are Lutheran Clergy More Depressed Than Other Clergy?
  • “What do you think of the statue in Travis Park?”
  • School Off to Good Start
  • The Nashville Statement
  • Plans for Fall Wednesday Book Study
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Program
  • Faith Leader Letter on FY18 Presidential Determination
  • ELCA World Hunger
  • Calling All Lutheran Rotarians
  • Shareholder Advocacy Victory
  • Who’s Coming to Your Guest Room?

Copies of these and previous blogs are on the table in the back of the church.

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