The Pumpkin Patch is coming!
The oldest Pumpkin Patch in PVB!
Our 24th annual Pumpkin Patch is on its way! The pumpkins get delivered October 7th and overnight the lawn is transformed into a patch to begin selling at 11 a.m. Sunday, October 8th!
We always have a huge assortment of pumpkins from classic carving ones in orange, to colors like gray, green, cream, peach and fun ones with 'warts'!
New this year: tractor rides every weekend from noon to 4 pm! And don't miss our Family Fun Days weekend October 14th and 15th when we will have a bounce house, slide, face painting, a craft and games for kids!
Inside the church has lots of mini pumpkins and gourds, as well as homemade baked goods, pickles and more.
This year, Lord of Life Lutheran Church will give 10% of its pumpkin sale proceeds to Pie in the Sky, a St. Johns County charity that assists 1,200 seniors in our county who don't have enough to eat. Buying your pumpkins from us will help them!
Hours are daily through October 31st. Monday through Friday from 1 pm to dusk; Saturdays from 9 am to dusk and Sundays from 11 am to dusk. Come get your pumpkins on Monday, October 16th when St. Johns County kids are out of school! We'll be open that Monday from 9 am!
Annual Blessing of the Animals - bring yours!
It's that time of year when we celebrate the life of St. Francis, who is the Patron Saint of Animals. Bring your family pet to Lord of Life Lutheran Church on Sunday, October 1st for a slightly noisy, bark-filled service which includes the Pastor blessing each animal as it is brought forward. You can feel good that your pet is receiving prayers for its well-being.
Treats will be available for dogs - and any cats who come!
Prayer Garden is Growing
Please drop by in the early morning or at dusk to enjoy the prayer garden we have at the front of the church that is growing with all the rain and sunshine. We have a tree at either end of the garden now that are growing and will eventually provide more shade for us! There is a bench at either end to sit and reflect.
Another Eagle Scout Project of Beauty!
We are delighted to thank Jake Hilley and the Scouts from Troop 277 who came out the last two weekends to support Jake as they built 5 new tables for us to gather after worship and have refreshments! These tables have a great farm table design with durable weatherproof decking for the tops. We are delighted to have a unified look to our tables - and new chairs!
We have a flagstone walkway into the church!
We were delighted to have Sofia from BSA Troop 291 at our church in mid-December to create a beautiful new flagstone walkway for us as her Eagle Scout Project! We have been blessed this year with three Eagle Scout projects from area BSA Troops. This walkway is a great enhancement to the church as we have had to walk over grass into the sanctuary and this presents issues for people with mobility issues or ladies in high heels!
It was great to watch her and her team of about a dozen work together so considerate and focused and understanding the importance of this project to the look of the exterior of the church and its definite functionality! Thank you so much Sofia!
Come Find a Book at our Little Free Library!
We are delighted to announce that we have a Little Free Library, joining the worldwide book sharing movement! We are only the 2nd public Little Free Library in Ponte Vedra/Ponte Vedra Beach area!
This new faith-focused library will hold children's books on the left and adult books on the right, including copies of the books we read in our faith-based book club every other month! Please feel free to drop by to take a book or leave a book! The 'library' is right inside on the front left of the church!
This great project was done by Boy Scout Landon McIntosh, as his Eagle Scout Project with other Scouts from BSA Troop 288 using designs from the Little Free Library. This Boy Scout Troop is one of several that Lord of Life Lutheran Church is currently chartering here. To learn more about the Little Free Library movement, go to https://littlefreelibrary.org
Thank you Yosemite Irrigation and Landscaping!
Blessings have continued to flow since Boy Scout Nicholas Storm of Troop 277 here in Ponte Vedra Beach installed a prayer garden for us. After dutifully watering it every day for it to take hold, we started to wonder if we should have an irrigation system to protect all the hard work and delight this garden is bringing us.
After approaching several companies, we reached out to Yosemite Irrigation and Landscaping, who one of our congregation uses. After hearing of our requirements, this company came back to the church to say they would do it for free! They wanted to do it, given the blessings they have received as a company. We were and are so surprised with this true gift and thank God for the blessings bestowed upon us. Not only did they put in an irrigation system, but they ripped out and replanted the garden beds around the entrance into the church which were overgrown!
Please consider this company for your home or business needs. We could not be more pleased and feel very fortunate they felt our church was worthy of their time and energy. Click here to link to their site.
A Little Bit About Us
About the church: This church is part of the Florida-Bahamas Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and it has been located in Palm Valley for more than 20 years. We gather for worship at 9:45 a.m. each Sunday at 276 N. Roscoe Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach.
About the people: One of the greatest strengths at Lord of Life are the people who are welcoming, friendly, and truly care. We are a little church with a big heart! Our congregants range in age and profession from principal and realtors to retirees living the good life. Most of us have relocated to Florida from other states, with diverse interests and hobbies. We live in Ponte Vedra Beach or surrounding areas (Ponte Vedra, Nocatee, Jacksonville, St. Augustine, and some snow birds who are with us during the winter).
About the building: The church property was formally a horse farm and we still worship in the stable! It's a wonderful casual environment to listen to a sermon, and be joined occasionally by a bird or anole! This structure has been renovated to include handicapped accessible restrooms and a full commercial kitchen. It is open-air and we use ceiling fans to cool us down in the summer or heaters in the winter. We love this rustic, humble, come as you are, place to worship. And we invite you to bring your well-behaved family dog with you too, if you like!