Monday, December 15, 2008

Live Nativity - Abiding Love Middle School Youth

The middle school youth of Abiding Love Lutheran Church presented a Live Christmas Nativity for our congregation and the community on December 7, 2008, from 6 - 8:00 p.m. The attendees were led through four narrated scenes on their way to Bethlehem where they found the baby Jesus in a stable and lying in a manger. The live nativity included two horses and several goats - a BIG hit with the children (and adults!). The youth dressed up in period costumes and presented the Christmas story for two hours; what a way to prepare your hearts this Christmas season! Thank you, middle school youth, for witnessing to us that evening at Abiding Love!

Length of Video: 8:37 minutes

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

March 9th ROCK meeting

The senior high ROCK (Relient On Christ the King) had their every-other-weekly meeting on March 9th! For this get-together, the coordinators planned a "Destination: Unknown" event. So after some chit chat in the youth room, we all piled into cars and soon found ourselves in the Covington parking lot.

Everyone lined up on the track pretending to stage a marathon and in fact, we did end up racing. The winners had an illegal handicap. Those of us that did wait for "go" and not "ready, set" soon joined the others though, and we all participated in a discussion that compared and contrasted racing to our life with Christ.

You see, in a race, some people are faster and some are slower, but in the end everyone crosses the finish line. Alternatively, God doesn't care who finishes first, or who strays off occasionally, as long as they get to heaven. Luke 15:7 "In the same way, there is more joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns to God than over ninety-nine others who are righteous and haven’t strayed away!"

God seemed to think that we weren't in the best place for a discussion like this, though, and sent us off to Culver's to continue with the rain in our wake. Also, thanks to Nader for the ice cream! See y'all!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

The Church Under the Bridge

This Sunday March 9th, the ROCK will be attending the Church Under the Bridge. We will worship with the people living on the streets of Austin. Please join us at our church parking lot at 9:00AM sharp.

This will be a wonderful experience for us all. The R.O.C.K. will be meeting at 6:00PM on March 9th for another Destination Unknown! Last time we surprised you with a trip to Mount Bonnell. Who knows where we’ll go this time?! Bring a friend and experience a truly spiritual and interesting event.

Our Dinner/Movie/Auction night is coming up SOON! We need your help to make this a successful fundraiser! Please be at the church by 5:30PM on March 16th to serve the dinner. We are asking you to wear “formal” black and white attire.

Maundy Thursday will be planned by and led by the senior high youth. If you are available to serve with us, please let Janea know.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

The R.O.C.K. presents: “Luther” The Movie, and more...

The R.O.C.K. presents:
The Movie
March 16, 2008
6:30 p.m.
Abiding Love Activity Center

On February 24th the ROCK will be hosted by Kim and Tim Sump at their home. Please check with Emily Hohertz or Kim or Tim for directions. Also, if you have anything you would like to have included in the business agenda, let Emily or Janea know.

The Austin Crop Walk is scheduled for March 2nd. Please let us know if you are interested in joining our group in an effort to stop world hunger.

Our ROCK members will be worshiping at the Church Under the Bridge on March 9th. This is a Mission Possible program where our youth can visit and worship with the people living on the streets of Austin.

Please sign up today to help with our summer camp fundraiser on March 16th. We need as many youth and parents as possible to make this Dinner/Movie/Silent Auction a success! Call Janea today!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Destination Unknown!

The next R.O.C.K. meeting will be on February 10th at 6:00PM. This will be a “Destination Unknown” meeting so plan on leaving the church on a “field trip”. You just won’t know where until you get here.

On February 24th the ROCK will be hosted by Katie Carswell and held at her home. Please check with Emily Hohertz or Katie for directions. Also, if you have anything you would like to have included in the business agenda, let Emily or Janea know. Please remember to turn in your money and final orders for the Candle Fundraiser to Janea Escobedo no later than Wed., Feb. 20th! 50% of all your sales will go toward paying for your summer camp.

The ROCK will be joining with Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church for a 30 Hour Famine on Friday February 22nd. This will be a lock-in with many activities. If you’re interested in participating in this, please contact Janea to find out what you need to do.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Next Meeting and Chili Cookoff!

On Sunday, January 27th from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., the ROCK will meet upstairs for the second youth group meeting of the year! The activity will be a surprise, so DON’T miss it!

On Saturday, February 2nd at 5:30 P.M., the ROCK will be hosting its Chili Cook Off on in the Activity Center. Please contact Janea if you can attend and join us in a FUN skit! We need as many ROCK members as possible to attend.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

January/February 2008 Events!

January 13th: The next ROCK meeting will be held at the home of Andie Jones on January 13th! This will be our first meeting of the year and we will be going over some plans for the upcoming months. If you’ve been wondering what’s coming up and where you can jump in, now’s your time to find out! To get directions to Andie’s home, please contact your secretary, Emily Hohertz, or contact Janea through email at Also, if you need a ride, let us know!

January 19-21: The Great Circus Caper Mystery Event will be held January 19th thru the 21st at Forest Glen Christian Camp in Huntsville Texas. All high school students are encouraged to attend this FUN and CRAZY weekend and find out “Who Dun It”! We will also be offering a ropes course, Bible Study and Worship and plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful east Texas scenery! If you haven’t signed up, call TODAY to reserve your space! 892-4040.

January 27th: From 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., the ROCK will meet at the church for the second youth group meeting of the year! We will be surprising you with a “What Are They Up To?” theme! You have to come to the meeting to find out!

February 2nd: At 5:30 P.M., the ROCK will be hosting our traditional Abiding Love Chili Cook Off! All high school students are needed for judging the chili and performing in a short skit. This is a wonderful time for us to enjoy some GREAT homemade chili with our church family and to have some fun with a skit. If you can participate in the skit, please email Janea at know so she can cast all of you as characters.

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