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. 

God,...

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...

Sermon – Fourth Sunday of Easter

Acts 2:42-47  ~ John 10:1-10 

New Life Lutheran Church, Dripping Springs, Texas

John 10:1 ¶ “Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit. 

John 10:2 T...

April 25, 2020

Sunday Apr 26, 2020 - 3rd Sunday of Easter - New Life Lutheran Church
Luke 24:13-35 

I love this story of Jesus meeting these disciples on the road to Emmaus. I love it for many reasons. One is that these “disciples” are people we’ve never heard of before - or since. We...

April 22, 2020

Job 38 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind…”I will question you, and you shall declare to me….Who has cut a channel for the torrents of rain, and a way for the thunderbolt, to bring rain on a land where no one lives, on the desert, which is empty of human l...

April 19, 2020

Sermon - April 19, 2020

John 20:19-31 

New Life Lutheran Church, Dripping Springs, Texas

Jesus sounds ghost-y here in this story in John. During the fifty days of the Easter season, we hear these stories of Jesus appearing. He does strange things and sort of supernatural...

April 4, 2020

PASSION/PALM SUNDAY, APRIL 5...PSALM 31: 14-16, 24 


“​BUT I TRUST IN YOU, O LORD; I SAY, ‘YOU ARE MY GOD.’ MY TIMES ARE IN YOUR HAND; DELIVER ME FROM THE HAND OF MY ENEMIES AND PERSECUTORS. LET YOUR FACE SHINE UPON YOUR SERVANT; SAVE ME IN YOUR STEADFAST LOVE...BE STRO...

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