Ladies of Shepherd King cordially invite the Ladies of St. Andrew to their Annual WELC Luncheon, Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Church Fellowship Hall.  Please RSVP by August 20 to the SKLC church office at 210-344-5881.  See the attached flyer for details.

BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS:  Back to school is Monday, August 28.  If you would like your child’s backpack blessed please join us Sunday, August 27 at the 9:00 am worship for the Blessing of the Backpacks.

First communion classes for children are being organized.  If you have a child ready for instruction please let the church office know at admin@standrewsa.org

CALLING ALL LADIES TO BRING YOUR BOOTS, BLING & BIBLES:  Southwestern Texas Synod-Women of the ELCA 30th Annual Convention will be held September 29 - October 1, 2017 at the YO Ranch Hotel in Kerrville, Texas.  This years theme:  You will go out in JOY.  Regular registration is $125.  Hotel rooms aregoing fast.  Room rates go from $99 to $129,  breakfast buffet is include in the room rate.  Pastor Eileen will be one of the Saturday Workshop presenters.  Donations will be collected for CAM Ministries.  Please see the attached registration form and flyer for more details.

2017 LUTHERAN FALL FESTIVAL benefitting Camp Chrysalis & Ebert Ranch Camp will be Saturday, September 16th at the Fredericksburg Marktplatz from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Fun for all ages:  5K run, Chili Cook-off, Quilt Auction, Live Music and much more.  For more information please go to www.CrossTrail.org

Mark the date for the ELCA GOD’S WORK, OUR HANDS day of service on Sunday, September 10, 2017.  San Antonio churches are planning to work together to celebrate who we are as the ELCA-one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. 

Exploring the Bible as Literature, Part 2 will be taught by Pastor Kris Hill of Shepherd King Lutheran Church at Oblate School of Theology on September 5, 12, 19, 26 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Please see the table under the SALC bulletin board for more information.

Reformation 500:  In this year of celebrating the 500th Year of the Reformation we will be including informational bulletin inserts in our Sunday Bulletins beginning in August.  On September 10 we will celebrate Rally Day with a Reformation theme.  More information to come in the September Newsletter.

On Tuesday, October 31, ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton will co-host a commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.  The event, which will include a worship service and speakers, will be held at Lutheran Church of the Reformation on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.  Eaton will be joined by co-hosts ELCA Vice President Bill Horne, Bishop Bill Gafkjen of Indiana-Kentucky Synod and Bishop Richard Graham of the Metropolitan Washington D.C. Synod.  The event, which will meet under the theme “Looking Back and Called Forward,” will be available online via livestream for all to watch.  More details will be available in the near future.

The San Antonio Bus Station Ministry provides Welcome Backpacks for mothers and their children as they leave detention sites is south Texas and journey to homes of family or friends. Pastor Eileen has been part of this project since it started and invites you to help her fill fifty backpacks. The backpacks contain personal hygiene items and food snacks. If you would like to help with backpacks or donations or the snack items, any of these items are appreciated. We will pack the backpacks on Rally Day.

See Pastor Eileen if you have any questions.

3 snack size bags of trail mix

2 packages non-salty snacks

4 soft granola bars

3 bags of fruit snacks

3 bags of animal crackers

2 packages cheese bit crackers (goldfish or whales, etc.)

2 pkgs. non-salty snacks (cheese/crackers, peanut butter/crackers etc.)

2 packs Juicy-fruit chewing gum