LifeBridge Community Church

Reaching the Lost. Discipling the Saved. Sharing the Love of Jesus with Everyone.

Hospice Volunteers Needed

Allumine Health is looking for hospice volunteers! 

We are in need of community members willing to greatly improve the quality of someone’s life through simple companionship or supportive activities

Your help can range from visiting with a hospice patient or baking a birthday cake to answering phones

If you are willing to help please text or call

Lauren Saunders
Volunteer Coordinator
(979) 429-2994

Hospice patients and their families need you!

2020 ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL VOTERS’ MEETING

On Sunday, October 25, 2020, following worship (around 11:15/11:30am), LifeBridge will hold its annual Congregational Voters’ Meeting.

Information and agenda items are below and will be updated as needed until the meeting.

We are discussing ideas for valid and proper voting may be done for members unable to attend. This is an issue with many challenges, but we are doing our best to come up with a good solution.

We also hope to have a live feed of the meeting available below for those unable to make it.


AGENDA

Call to Order

Opening Prayer

Approval of Minutes

Available below or as a PDF here.

Attendees

David Pacher – PresidentRichard Clayton – ElderCollin Dwigans – Staff
Norma Summers – VPGiles Montgomery – ElderStacy Wills – Staff
April Treybig – SecretaryTegan Summers – ElderRyan Pacher – Staff
Scott Heitshusen – PastorBrackston Nutt – ElderRoss Bentley – Elder
Alan Boehm – ElderBrad Biss – ElderCongregation

David called the meeting to order and opened with a prayer.

First item on the agenda is to approve the minutes from the last voter’s meeting. Ryan moves to accept the minutes from the last meeting. Alan seconds the motion to pass the minutes. The ayes had it and motion passed.

Second item on the agenda is to approve the new youth leader that the youth search team and board have selected – Giles Montgomery. David gave a brief rundown of how the decision was made. There was a unanimous decision by the youth search team to have Giles be the new youth leader. Colton and Pastor Scott gave a few reasons why they chose Giles. Jeff made the motion for Giles to become new youth leader. Tegan seconded the motion. The ayes had it and the motion passed.

Third item on the agenda. Pastor Scott presented the changes to the Synodical constitution; why they are needed and why this ratification is needed. Brackston moved that we approve. David seconded the motion. The ayes had it and the motion passed.

Fourth item on the agenda: Part time communications director position. David explained what the PT Communications Director would do and where/why he and the board feel there is a need for this person. We will be posting the position internally for 7 days, then a group will be put together to interview the applicants and a decision will be made from there.

Susan moved that we post the position and get the ball rolling on the position. Tegan seconded the motion. The ayes had is and the motion passed.

Sue brought up the question about non-members having any voting rights who regularly attend here and tithe. Brief congregation discussion about why the rules are in place and what that would mean for the church.

David gave an update on the land. After negotiation – $21,000 an acre is the deciding cost. LifeBridge will pay half up front (a little over $50,000) and half after the campaign. Current balance is $35,620 for the land fund. Katie asked if there were any considerations in doing a fundraiser to get the funds for the land. David let her know that we have had some discussion about that, but do not want people to feel pressured. Giles closed the meeting with prayer. Giles made a motion to adjourn. Angie seconded. The Ayes had it and the meeting is adjourned.

Nominating Task Force Presentation & Elections

Information

Each year new officers of LifeBridge are needed due to vacancies.

This year the following positions are open and need to be filled:

  1. Congregational Vice President (Position Description – VP)
  2. Congregational Treasurer (Position Description – Treasurer)
  3. Four (4) members of the Board of Elders (Position Description – Elder)

Click to the right of each above for a description of the position, including duties, qualifications, limits, etc. Please read through those position descriptions prior to nominating someone for a position to make sure the person meets the requisites.

Any voting member of LifeBridge may nominate or be nominated for each of these positions (with the gender restriction for those serving on the Board of Elders), with the stipulation that the prior approval of the person being nominated must be secured. (That is, if you are going to nominate someone, talk to them first and get their approval.)

Self-nominations are acceptable.

You may nominate by filling in the form below. Or, if you would prefer to not do so via the form, please email both the LifeBridge President and Vice President your nominations.

Current Nominees

  1. Vice President: None
  2. Treasurer: None
  3. Elder Position 1: None
  4. Elder Position 2: None
  5. Elder Position 3: None
  6. Elder Position 4: None

Nominations from the Floor

Staff & Ministry Reports

Pastor

Lay Delegate and Alternate for the Texas District Convention, June 10-12, 2021, in San Marcos

Every three years the Texas District of the LC-MS (our parent denominational body) meets in convention for matters of theology, growth, business, encouragement, vision, fellowship, and more.

Next summer, on June 10-12, 2021, the Texas District will have their next convention. in San Marcos.

Every congregation of the Texas District sends a pastoral and lay delegate.

LifeBridge needs to elect a lay delegate (and alternate, in the event that person cannot serve) for this convention.

The person must be a member of LifeBridge and be available and willing to serve on those dates in San Marcos.

LifeBridge may

  1. elect these persons at this meetings,
  2. delegate the election to another body (like the Board of Directors), or
  3. have another Voters’ Meeting on another date prior to the deadline (May 10, 2021).

Any questions may be directed to Pastor Heitshusen.

Strategic Plan

  • Pantry
  • Pregnancy Center
  • Anti-Trafficking
  • Land

Worship: Collin Dwigans

Children: Stacy Wills

Youth: Giles Montgomery

Outreach: Angie Wolfe

Trustee: Vacant

Board Reports

President: David Pacher

Head Elder: Alan Boehm

Treasurer: Mary Abbott-Gray

15%

One of LifeBridge’s Foundational Principles is “to give 15% or more of the Church’s income for the advancement of the Kingdom of God.”

The following is a summary of what LifeBridge has given away for this effort since 2015!

We praise God for the honor and privileged of helping and serving others!

Budget Presentation / Approval

Open Discussion

Closing Prayer

Call to Adjourn

GENESIS – Session 3

Good morning, LifeBridge!

We’re continuing our journey through the book of Genesis!

No Microsoft Teams meeting, but we are on our our YouTube channel and will monitor comments there (though they are often delayed).

SCRIPTURE COVERED:


For those coming in-person, please observe proper distancing and safety practices. There will be plenty of room to spread out.

“Children / Fathers / Young Adults”

The Word of God and His commandment of Love is for young and old and everything in between. But it plays out slightly differently within our different stages of life. Same message. Increasing understanding.

https://youtu.be/_9HymBB5UE8

“Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause for stumbling.”

1 John 2:10

SCRIPTURE USED:

  • 1 John 2:7-14

Fundraiser for Bennett Pursley

Fundraiser for Bennett Pursley to help offset some of the massive medical bills for him.

Help Bennett and his family – and enjoy great BBQ at the same time!

Tickets are $10 each (desserts sold separately) and must be purchased in advance. (If you can’t attend, you can still make a donation to help by making your check payable to “BENNETT PURSLEY BENEFIT”.

DATE Saturday, October 24, 2020
TIME 5:00-7:00 PM
COST $10/plate
(desserts extra)
LOCATION LifeBridge Community Church
2162 FM 2187 Rd.
Sealy, TX 77474
CONTACT Patsy at
(979) 877-0848 ~or~
(979) 571-5557

Thanks for your support!

GENESIS – Session 2

Good morning, LifeBridge!

We’re continuing our journey through the book of Genesis!

We’ll try another week for both Microsoft Teams meeting (for better interaction/participation by those online) as well as on our YouTube channel (video only). If you want to go the Teams route, you can join the Teams meeting here.

https://youtu.be/lSI8SirMMfQ

SCRIPTURE COVERED:


For those coming in-person, please observe proper distancing and safety practices. There will be plenty of room to spread out.

“Walking in Light”

We apologize for our technical issues today, including low sound. We are addressing it. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

If we are to “walk in the Light,” it means that we can’t also walk in the darkness of our sins. We either follow God’s way or ours. His is Light. Ours, darkness. The fact is, we will walk in our ways and, when we do, we need to humbly confess and let Jesus advocate on our behalf to God – and He always wins! Jesus wins! Light wins! So we win!

https://youtu.be/Nri7MacN3_Y

“Whoever keeps [God’s] word, in him truly the love of God is perfected.”

1 John 2:5

SCRIPTURE USED:

  • 1 John 1:5—2:6

“Let Go and Let God!”

The 2020 Women’s Day Retreat is upon us!

https://youtu.be/WgXe6D4dxyo
DATE Saturday, October 17, 2020
TIME 9:00 AM – 7:30 PM
LOCATION Living Water in Cat Spring
SIGN-UP In sanctuary, through October 4.
Limited to 30 women.
CONTACT Barbara Zeigler

“JESUS: The Word of Life”

It wasn’t just the those who lived at the time of Jesus who were witnesses of Him; we are too! And as such, we are to give witness about Him! This doesn’t just bring others true Life, but also brings us complete joy!

https://youtu.be/O21c1jcm9Ec

“We are writing these things so that your joy may be complete.”

1 John 1:4

SCRIPTURE USED:

  • 1 John 1:1-4
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