Celebrate and share God's GRACE

General

An Altar in the World: Practice Not Perfect

  Dear Friends in Christ,   Though we continue to practice “social distancing” we also continue our Wednesday gatherings for Evening Prayer through the blessing of technology.  Incarnation is not something we take lightly, especially in these days of social distancing.  Incarnation is a fancy church word for “in the flesh.”  Jesus’ incarnation reminds us…

Bread for All During COVID-19

Last week our recent TLLC donations (145 lbs. of food and supplies) were delivered to the Bread for All food pantry. Over 80 South Austin neighbors were served at the pantry last Monday. This week that number increased to over 100. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Bread for All distributed pre-filled bags of groceries outside their host…

The Red Bench: 2020

Triumphant Love hosted about 70 attendees for February’s The Red Bench. Sponsored by Interfaith Action of Central Texas (iACT), The Red Bench is an ongoing dialogue program designed to improve interfaith understanding and civil discourse in our society.  The evening began with fellowship and a delicious vegetarian supper. Our Visitation Pastor Armin Steege presented the discussion topic: Who Counts…

Austin CROP Hunger Walk: 2020

Thank you to all walkers and sponsors of this year’s Austin CROP Hunger Walk! We walked in memory of TLLC member and long-time CROP walker, Kris Carlson, while raising over $2000 to help end hunger in Austin and around the world. Donations are still accepted at: crophungerwalk.org/austin/tllc . 

Agua Viva Christmas Presents: 2019

Many thanks to all who provided the beautifully wrapped Christmas presents for 134 children and teens and 37 elders at the Agua Viva Lutheran Mission Church in the colonia of El Cenizo, in TX, near Laredo. Also, thanks to Laura Mumme and the CDC families who gave several large boxes of new toys and stuffed animals. Pastor Mariana takes…

ELCA Grant for Community First! Village

Community First! Village has received an ELCA Domestic Hunger Grant. This $21,000 grant will be paid over three years for their Genesis Gardens program. Triumphant Love members are frequent participants in the life of Community First! Village. Besides providing a grant recommendation letter, we have organized Group Serve Events, volunteered as retreat and summer camp leaders,…

Upbring 2019 Christmas Party @ TLLC

In December, Triumphant Love hosted the annual Upbring Christmas Party for Foster Families who are living in the Austin area. Over 60 parents and their children attended this fun evening. TLLC members Gale and Bill Pattison cooked a delicious Italian meal. TLLC volunteers and Triumphant Love’s Child Development Center provided decorations and cookies. Upbring staff…

God’s Work. Our Hands. Food for ALL.

This fall Triumphant Love joined with other ELCA congregations across the country to boldly participate in God’s work in the world—restoring and reconciling communities, and pursuing peace and justice.  Our 2019 God’s Work. Our Hands. Food for ALL. emphasis focused on food insecurity. Triumphant Love already supports many food-related non-profits with prayers, volunteer hours, and donations. However,…

Agua Viva School Supplies

Many thanks to all the TLLC members who helped make the beginning of the new school year better and brighter for the children of the Agua Viva Lutheran Mission in the colonial of El Cenizo, outside of Laredo.  On Sunday, August 10th, after Pastor Mariana Mendez’s church service, we handed out 130 great looking backpacks…