Announcements for Sunday, April 28

Mother’s Day Brunch Sunday, May 12th from 9am-12pm
Enjoy good food and fellowship while avoiding the restaurant rush and supporting the Youth Mission Team that will serve with World Mission Prayer League in Minneapolis this summer. Free will donations will be accepted.

So That event for Women
Sunday, May 5th from 6:30-8:30pm in the Solid Rock Lodge. Come out for some fun games & prizes, fellowship, goodies, and share in the joy of Jesus! Please sign up on the Connection Card. “They tell of the glory of Your Kingdom and speak of Your might, SO THAT all people may know of Your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of Your Kingdom.” -Psalm 145:11-12

Quilters of the King
We’re in the process of making quilts for the Veterans. We sent five already and have about that many more ready to send. If anyone would like to help with the postage it would be greatly appreciated. Our next project will be baby quilts for Fox Valley Pregnancy Center. We are in need of children prints, solid pastels and battling to layer them. If anyone has any stuffing for pillow we will be doing pillows for Lifespring in the fall. Please keep thinking of us when you see items at garage sales. Also if you have like-new stuffed animals and children’s books we can use them. Thank you to everyone who helps us with this mission. By your donations we are able to accomplish so much. To God be the glory. For more information call Pamela McLane 630 879 0989.

Cougar’s Game
Join us for All-Faiths Night on Monday, June 3rd  6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 each! We are also selling CARE tickets!  CARE tickets will be distributed to families and individuals that visit the Elburn Food Pantry and HELPS. Tickets will be available in the Lobby or Solid Rock Lodge April 28, May 5 and May 19….don’t delay-get yours TODAY! Cost is $5 per person, tickets must be purchased in advance and will be available to purchase in the lobby TODAY and May 5.  Please note that the Cougars now charge a $5 fee for parking, not included with your ticket price. Questions? Contact Mary Miller 630-365-2205/millers800@sbcglobal.net

Scrapbooking Event Saturday, May 18th 8am-10pm
Please join us for our 2nd Scrapbooking Event at Lord of Life Church (downstairs in the Preschool area). $40 for 14 Loaded Hours Saturday! Doors open one half hour before the event. You bring your own supplies and creativity! We provide: table space to work on; Cricut machines will be available; Breakfast-Lunch-Supper, Goodie Bag AND Fun! Make and Take Workshops (payable to the consultant) will start at 10 a.m….please sign up at least 30 minutes prior to the session! Please note: there is no internet access.

IYC TORCH Retreat
LOL is participating in the TORCH retreat weekend at the Illinois Youth Center (IYC) on May 3, 4 and 5th.  Church members have been faithfully attending 40 hours of classes in preparation for serving the 30 -35 incarcerated young men who will be attending.  This team is then committed to weekly mentoring  individual youths for the next 6-12 months. Through Christian example we are hoping the young men will remove their masks, make mature choices, and build their self-esteem thereby having a hope for a life not affiliated with gangs and crime. Today is the last chance to purchase items or turn in agape (signs of love).  Visit the table by the stairway.  Packing of 500 dozen cookies will be Thursday at 9am. Please remember to pray for the boys and their TORCH team members during the retreat from May 3 through May 5.

Undercover Special Operations
Are you Ready to GO? Let’s go undercover to find the good guys! Agents have gone to Arkansas, Ohio, and Haiti. Where are you going? You may be one of these Special Agents. May the LORD use us to share the Good News through our serving in our community wherever that may be. Check out the Undercover Serving Opportunities Calendar for opportunities to serve in our community. Please help yourself to a calendar located at the Missions Bulletin Board.

Mission Connection for April — Ethnos Commission
The Ethnos Commission is all about church development. Gene and Carol Burton, our LOL missionaries from Greeley CO, have planted many churches among Native, Hispanic and other ethnic groups. Two of those churches are Indian Bible Church in Denver and Supai Bible Church at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. In July 2010, Lord of Life’s youth team traveled to Greely and started a park ministry with the Burtons. This month we remember Marty Olson who loved and supported the Burtons for many years and recommended they become a Lord of Life mission partner.

TLC Pregnancy Services – Life Choices
Spring has sprung! Or has it?  God always has a plan and his timing is perfect.  Soon we will be blessed with sunshine and flowers. TLC Pregnancy Center in Elgin, offers support and guidance to women who choose life as part of God’s perfect plan.  In honor of Mother’s Day, LoL is joyfully offering the opportunity to provide a tangible means of assistance.  The Tree of Life located next to the Missions bulletin board, is  filled with brightly colored flowers for the ladies, and smaller white boutonnieres for the gentlemen.  Please pick a flower!  Attached to the flower is an item from the TLC wish list.  (Maternity and children’s clothing can be gently used). Please place your unwrapped gift in the box next to the tree, which will be available through Mother’s Day. Thanks to God for the compassionate giving of our church family.  Please know when you pick a flower your gift is providing hope for brave expectant mothers.

LOL visit to Grace Christian Academy
Please join us and Chloe the Comfort Dog for a Spring visit to Grace Christian Academy on Wednesday, May 1. We’ll assemble at LOL at 8:30am to arrive by 10am at Grace Christian Academy. We’ll visit classrooms and tour the school before having lunch. After lunch we’ll return to our home base by mid-afternoon. Please sign up on this morning’s Connection Card.

National Day of Prayer – Thursday, May 2, at 7:00 pm
In His name the nations will put their hope.  Matthew 12:21. The United States Congress has designated the first Thursday of May each year to be a National Day of Prayer.  The theme of this year’s National Day of Prayer is “Pray for America” based on Matthew 12:21.  Please join us on Thursday, May 2, at 7:00 pm, at Lord of Life Church, to pray for our great nation.  Along with millions of other sisters and brothers in Christ, we will pray for 1) our government, 2) the military, 3) the media, 4) business, 5) education, 6) the church, and 7) our families.  For additional information on the National Day of Prayer, contact Dwayne Nelson at 630.488.2510 or dnelsonlol@comcast.net, or visit: http://nationaldayofprayer.org/.

Elburn Food Pantry
Partnering with Lord of Life Preschool collecting different items each month. Our goal is one item per person which translates to 120 for preschool and 280 for the church. We’re anticipating over 400 items again in May. The current items we’re collecting are Rice and Pasta products. They are due Tuesday, May 7th. We’re encouraging every student, every member, every attender to just bring one item. Hey, that’s easy. This is our last collection of the school year so let’s go out with a great effort.

Graduates!
During services on Sunday, May 19th we will recognize and pray for those who have or will be graduating this school year.  If that is you or someone you know, please plan to be there and encourage other graduates to come to worship that day.

Summer Mission Trip for Youth & Families
Serve this summer with one of our LOL Mission Partners: World Mission Prayer League in Minneapolis, Minnesota! There will be a variety of projects and experiences for all ages and skill levels. Planning is underway and the dates for the trip are June 22nd-29th. If you’re interested in participating or have questions, please contact Brian Zielke at (630) 513-5325 x40 or bzielke@lolchurch.net.

Kids (preschool – grade 5)
SUNDAY SCHOOL: during 10:00 worship
Preschoolers
This Week – Jesus’ ascension (Acts 1:3-12)
Next Week – Peter and the crippled man (Acts 3:1-16)

Kindergarten-Grade 5
Current Theme: “Maze Days” (Key Verse: Psalm 121:2)
This Week – Moses gives instructions for the first Passover (Exodus 12:1-13); The Point – We trust God to rescue us.
Next Week – God uses Moses to defeat the Amalekites (Exodus 17:8-16); The Point – We rely on God to protect us.

AWANA (preschool-grade 5): Wednesdays, 6:15-8:00pm
This Week – Fifth graders are invited to come & check out Morph (LOL’s Wed PM program for MidWay youth, grades 6-8) *Saturday, May 4th – Plant flower seeds at LOL – for All Awana families!
Next Year – See you next school year! Registration & Ice Cream social on Wednesday, August 28th.  First night of Awana on September 11th!

MidWay (grades 6-8) www.lolchurch.net/midway
GRAPPLE: Tackling Tough Questions about God, Myself, and Others. Sundays, 10am in the youth room
Current Theme: “Sinner or Saint?”
This Week –  “Was Jesus a wacko?” (John 5:16-30); The Point – Jesus is God.
Next Week – “Was Jesus a sinner?” (Matthew 12:1-14); The Point – Jesus transformed religion.

MORPH: Be changed by Jesus
Wednesdays, 6:15-8:00pm in the Family Life Center
This Week – Paul’s Journeys
Next Week – The Revelation

HighWay (grades 9-12) www.lolchurch.net/highway
HANG OUT: Sundays, 6-8pm in the youth room
This Month – Share 6 Campaign. *NO Hang Out on May 12th (Mother’s Day)