Calendar planning July 15 and 22: On these two Sundays, calendar pages for August 2018 thru August 2019 will be availa- ble on a table in the hall just outside the nursery. Please stop by and write in your upcoming meetings, activities or events. Plan- ning ahead helps avoid conflicts in scheduling. If you will not be here on those dates, you may also call or email this information to Debbie in the church office.


God’s Work. Our Hands.: T-shirts can be ordered and paid for before and after the worship service on July 15, 22 and 29. The shirts will arrive before the Sept. 9 service day. Cost for the shirts will be $10 for sizes Youth S,M,L and Adults S,M,L,XL and 2XL. For larger sizes the cost will be: 3XL=$11; 4XL=$12 and 5XL=$13.


We will host a cake reception for Woody Browning on Sun., July 29 following worship in the Fireside Room to help him celebrate his 100th birthday! Congratulations Woody!


September 28-30: 31st Convention of Southwestern Texas Women of the ELCA will be will hosted at South Padre Island. Detailed information and registration forms are located in the back of the church. Contact Courtney Grove (210-355-6321 or for any questions.


MPLC and Place of Grace Partnership to Fight Hunger: Our neighbor congregation across Nacogdoches Rd. from MPLC, Place of Grace, runs a food pantry to serve our neighborhood. The dates for food distribution are typically the first and third Wednesdays of the month, 2:00-6:00 pm. At present, we will have another on July 18. After that, Place of Grace will go back to their usual schedule for Wednesdays, August 1 and 15. If you or anyone you know needs assistance, please feel free to share this information. This is a choice pantry and the goal is to serve our immediate neighborhood. If you would like to help out by making a donation of nonperishable food items and/or wish to work at the pantry, please contact Jeanette Pierce at 210.822.9410 or, The work sessions are 10:00 am-12:00 noon to unload the truck and arrange the bread and produce. Then from 1:45-4:00 pm and 4:00-6:00 pm are two more work sessions to help clients select their food. A sign-up sheet is located in the back of the Sanctuary for those wishing to volunteer. If you want to know more about this ministry, check with volunteers Carol Couffer, Andy Fran- tzen, Courtney Grove, Jan and Bob Hunt, Brenda Krueger, and George and Jeanette Pierce. ~Jeanette Pierce


Sunday morning coffee and snacks: Did you know there are a number of ways you can sign-up to help with the coffee and snacks on Sunday mornings? You can provide the snacks your- self or invite a friend to help you, or you can sponsor the snacks and Suzette will shop for you. If you are interested in signing up, please contact Suzette Price at 210.655.3833 or


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

  • Net Worth v. Self-Worth
  • Jonathan Ryan on CBS Evening News
  • Ronald Mortenson Sign On Letter
  • High School Students Have Never Known Peace
  • Archbishop Lead- ing on Immigration
  • The Opposite of Faith: Unbelief or Fear?
  • Need v. Greed
  • Spirit of Joy Using Synod Office Space
  • Amos: Unpopular Prophet for the South
  • Lunch Meeting with Sister Pearl Ceasar
  • Egyptian Food
  • Vietnam Vet at Whataburger
  • Appreciation for Deacon John Dellis
  • Participation in Coptic Worship
  • Men Are the Legs of Society
  • Secular Coalition for America
  • How Lutheran Hymns Are Named
  • The Case of Chris Young
  • Coptic Worship
  • Two Home Blessings
  • Meeting with Episcopal Bishops
  • The Ninth of Av
  • June 29: Sts. Peter and Paul

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

2903 Nacogdoches Rd.     San Antonio, TX 78217    phone: 210-824-7135  fax: 210-826-5146