Presbyterian Church
of Lake Travis

eNews - October 23, 2019

Mission Statement

Anchored in God’s love, we are a community of believers worshiping in the Reformed tradition, committed to sharing the Good News through Christian education, discipleship, fellowship,
and mission.

The Session has called a congregational meeting for Sunday, November 3rd, immediately following the worship service, for the purpose of receiving and acting on the report of the Elder Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee members are Bob Kelly, JoAnn Schutte, and Nancy Vanzandt. They were tasked with selecting two names to place in nomination before the congregation for election to the Session to serve for the next three years beginning January, 2020. The Nominating Committee received several names for consideration, and it took much discussion, discernment, and prayer to make a final decision. The Nominating Committee will be placing the following individuals before the congregation on November 3rd: Dave Rumgay and Mary Margaret MacMillan.

A Memorial Service for Joan Ponder (Kari’s mother) will be held on November 8, 11:00am, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Flatonia, TX. Please keep Kari and her family in your prayers. “In life and in death, we belong to God.”

We received word that Nancy Emmert passed away on Friday, October 18 after a brief struggle with cancer.  Please keep her family in your prayers.  A memorial service will be held in early 2020.

Mark your calendars and plan to join us for a day of joyous celebration! On Sunday, November 3rd, at 11:00am, we will begin worship outside on the Labyrinth. We will dedicate “Jackie’s Garden – For Peace and Prayer,” made possible by Bill Wright in memory of his wife, Jackie. Then, we will process indoors for the remainder of our worship service. During worship, Rev. Barden will share the tale, ‘Postle Jack Wears a Path! After worship, we will gather in the Fellowship Hall and celebrate the anniversary of the chartering of this congregation. It promises to be a festive and important day in the life of our church family. You won’t want to miss it!
Through the Peace & Global Witness Offering, congregations are encouraged and equipped to find and address the anxiety and discord that is prevalent throughout this broken and sinful world.  Thanks to your generosity, PCLT will be sending $515.00 to hep in this worthy cause.
Collection Day is this Sunday, October 27

The needs of LAKE TRAVIS CRISIS MINISTRY for the month of October include the following:

           *cans of Chili   
           *saltine crackers  
            canned vegetables
            canned soups
            mac and cheese
            after school snacks

              (non perishable and individually wrapped)
MOBILE LOAVES and FISHES - Upcoming Weekend
Saturday, October 26

Make Ready Team starts at 9:15am: Dave and Rumgay family, Jo Ann and Scott plus anyone who wants to help...the more the merrier!
Truck Team goes out at 10:15am:  Pam and Scott - room for 3 more. If you want to go out just let Scott know.
Cookie Baker: Frank – special cookies for Halloween.  
Making regular lunches and taking out clothes, school supplies and children’s books per usual. Also, special gift bags put together by Nancy V. for the 3 newborns in the neighborhoods.

Jeremiah Study
We are studying the book of Jeremiah (Interpretation Bible Studies). During this series, we will read and study stories of suffering, blame, and hope in Jeremiah.  The author of this study, Robert R Laha, also discusses Jeremiah’s world and God’s judgment; as well as prophetic signs and false prophets; unfaithfulness and lament; and consolation and hope.      
October 27                             
Jeremiah 21-23                
Mary Margaret McMillan

November 3
Jeremiah 29:1-23
Bob Kelley

November 10
Jeremiah 30-31
Mary Margaret McMillan
November 17
American Church History
Rev. Jim Currie

November 24
American Church History
Rev. Jim Currie
Friday/Saturday - October 25 and 26
Presbytery Meeting in Victoria

Saturday - October 26
  9:45am - MLF Make Ready
10:45am - MLF Food Delivery

Sunday - October 27
LTCM Food Collection
  9:30am - Christian Education
11:00am - Worship Service
12:00pm - Fellowship Time

Monday - October 28
10:30am - Women's Bible Study

Tuesday - October 29
  6:00pm - English @ Armadillo

Thursday - October 31
10:00am - Mission Committee Meeting
Prayer Requests with an * are new for this week.

PCLT Members                                                     
Carolyn Gottlieb 
Allan and Pat Hitchcock
Chrystie Thrasher and her family
Barbara Morrison                               
Carl Smith
Cathy Webking
Clayton Amacker   
Don and Alice Harris 
Frank Black
Glenn Temple
Jo Ann Schutte
Kari Ponder and family
Steve Wilkinson                                     

Friends and Relatives of PCLT 
Jim King
Suzy Smith (friend of Steve & Carolyn Gottlieb)
Cole & Stephanie Spradley (daughter and son-in-law of Chrystie Thrasher)
Barbara Ekerdt (friend of Claire and Peter Buenz)
Dennis Sugihara (Jo Ann Schutte's cousin)
Gyles Hall (brother-in-law of Ed LeCroy)
Isaiah Buono (great-grandson of Pat Hitchcock)
Joanne Roehr (niece of Janet Cavalucci)
Kim Waxler Kass (Josie Whitley's friend)
Louise Thomsen (friend of Nancy Lambros)
Maury (daughter of Chuck and Laura Mendenhall)
Michelle Zumar (friend of Pat Hitchcock)
Ondrea Williams (cousin of Lynn Fisher)
Rev. Joe Beadle (Josie Whitley's nephew)
Rhonda Lane (Pat Hitchcock's daughter)
Shawna Miller (Kari Ponder's daughter)
Tom Kundla (brother-in-law of Lynn Fisher)

In Thanksgiving
For God's healing presence in the lives of many
For God's loving presence in the life & ministry of PCLT

Our Church and the World
For peace for those suffering losses from fires, tornadoes and other weather related events
For the homeless and those who suffer from food insecurity
For God's peace and comfort for all victims of violence
For all those who need God's healing presence & peace
For healing for all facing serious and life-threatening illnesses
For unity and peace in our church, our nation and world

Please contact Carolyn Gottlieb for any additions/changes to the Prayer List.
Bread Baker - Terry McKetta
Communion Prep and Cleanup - Terry McKetta
Communion Servers - Steve & Carolyn Gottlieb
Elder on Call - Chrystie Thrasher
Flower Arranger - Terry McKetta
Greeter - Scott Pierson  
Kitchen Clean-Up - Terry McKetta
Lector - Donna Beeman
Offering Steward - Allan/Leslie/Nancy
Piano - Helen Currie Foster
Snacks - Everyone
Ushers - Scott Pierson and Peggy Cook

Flowers are given by Pam McGovney in memory of Charles McGovney and Bill Galloway.



Signed Session Minutes are available on the Session Page of the website. 
Click here to be directed to that page.

Should Pastor Jack be needed for an after-hours EMERGENCY, please phone the church office (512.494.5950) OR email him directly on his church email (  The phones will be forwarded each evening.  
Worship Volunteer Substitutions
Thanks to all for serving as worship volunteers!  We couldn’t do it without you.  If by chance you will be away on your assigned Sunday, please try to find another volunteer to take your place then let Chrystie know (512.573.3582).  Thanks!!

Nancy Boenitz

Dom Cavalucci

Aida Faris

Chrystie Thrasher

Nancy Vanzandt

Dr. Steve Gottlieb
     Clerk of Session

Rev. Dr. Jack Barden, Pastor
     Moderator of the Session

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION Carolyn Gottlieb & Mary Margaret MacMillan

FINANCE Nancy Boenitz

HOSPITALITY Nancy Vanzandt

MISSION - Steve Gottlieb

OUTREACH - Chrystie Thrasher

PROPERTY - Dom Cavalucci

WORSHIP - Chrystie Thrasher

PASTOR - Rev. Dr. Jack Barden

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC - Helen Currie Foster


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