Rom. 8:14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. 

Rom. 8:15 For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, “Abba! Father!” 

Rom. 8:16 it is that very Spirit bearing...

Dear New Life friends,

What strange times we are in!  As we all experience the coronavirus pandemic, we also, together, are sharing in the sadness of saying goodbye to our beloved Pastor Carmen.  Even though we haven’t been together physically, I’m grateful for the comm...

Sunday July 12 – Sixth Sunday after Pentecost/ Lectionary 15 Isaiah 55:10-13 Sermon: July 12, 2020

New Life Lutheran Church, Dripping Springs, Texas

A reading from Isaiah, the 55th chapter: 

Is. 55:10  ¶ For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven,

and do not r...

Sunday June 28, 2020 – Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Matthew 10:40-42 


Carmen Retzlaff, New Life Lutheran Church, Dripping Springs, Texas

Matt. 10:40 ¶ “Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. 

Matt. 10:41 Whoever wel...

Sermon: June 21, 2020

illustration artist Cerezo Barredo

Matt. 10:24 ¶ “A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above the master; 

Matt. 10:25 it is enough for the disciple to be like the teacher, and the slave like the master. If they have called the master of t...

Sunday May 31, 2020 – Day of Pentecost 

Acts 2:1-21 & John 20:19-23 

New Life Lutheran, Dripping Springs, Texas

Sermon: A prayer for a soft Pentecost breeze

Carmen Retzlaff

Acts 2:1 ¶ When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 

Acts 2:2 And sudd...

May 24, 2020

New Life Lutheran Church, Dripping Springs, Texas

God, we are so thankful to be here today. 

We give you thanks for this day. 

We give you thanks for each other, this beloved community: thank you for being able to gather and see each other’s faces again. 


Sermon for Sunday May 17, 2020 – Sixth Sunday of Easter 

John 14:15-21 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. 17 This is the Spir...

Sunday May 10,2020 – 5th Sunday of Easter 

Acts 7:55-60 ~ Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 ~ 1 Peter 2:2-10 ~ John 14:1-14 

Sermon, Carmen Retzlaff, New Life Lutheran Church, Dripping Springs, Texas

Acts 7:55-60

7:55 But filled with the Holy Spirit, he gazed into heaven and saw the glo...

Plan for May - June 2020, New Life Lutheran

Pastor Carmen Retzlaff, April 27, 2020 ~ approved by Leadership Team 

This is a preliminary plan, based on the April 16, 2020 “White House Guidelines for Opening Up America Again” , which outlines three phases of re-opening, ba...

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