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...


So much change, so fast.

Passion reading: Matthew 26:14-27:66

This Sunday is Palm Sunday, or Palm & Passion Sunday. Usually at New Life, we just stick with Palm Sunday, and let the passion story, the story of Jesus’ crucifixion and death, unfold in the readings of...

March 28, 2020

 Sunday Mar 29, 2020 – Fifth Sunday in Lent 

sermon: New Life Lutheran Church, Dripping Springs, Texas

Carmen Retzlaff

Ezekiel 37:1-14; John 11:1-45 

What beautiful stories we have today —stories of life coming out of death. What a word to each of us in these times of...

March 25, 2020

John 19: 6, 15-17 Jesus bears the cross

7 Seventh Station: Jesus Bears the Cross 

When the chief priests and the guards saw [Jesus] they cried out, "Crucify him, crucify him!" Pilate said to them, "Take him yourselves and crucify him. I find no guilt in him." ... They cr...

March 22, 2020

Following Jesus is Messy

Sermon: 3-22-20

Carmen Retzlaff

New Life Lutheran Church of Dripping Springs, Texas

John 9:1-41 

9 As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3...

March 20, 2020

A service with prayers, scripture, and divine time of quiet in nature: On this day of equal light and dark, night and day, we quietly watch the sunset together. 

Where we are 

We are in the Texas Hill Country, Barton Creek & Colorado River watersheds, above the Trinity A...

March 18, 2020

Lent Wednesday Message

Wed- Mar 18, 2020

Mark 15: 1-5, 15 Jesus judged by Pilate

Mark 15:1-5 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Jesus before Pilate

15 As soon as it was morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council. They b...

March 16, 2020

Sunday Mar 15, 2020 – Third Sunday in Lent 

John 4:5-42 Sermon: Drink from this well

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

5 So he came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. 6 Jacob’...

January 25, 2020

Photo by Jim Woodard

We worship outdoors, and that allows us to notice nature. We see the changes of the season, and we have begun to mark the transitional moments, when days begin to shorten and lengthen, when night and day are in balance. These celestial moments corre...

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