Announcements for Sunday, August 18, 2013

ONE Worship Service
Sunday, September 1 ONE worship service @9:30am. Family picnic to follow service.

Labor Day Picnic Sunday, Sept 1st immediately following the ONE Service
A-E: Bring a dessert
F-Z: Bring a salad, side dish, chips, or fruit/veggie trays
Anyone interested in helping with cooking, set-up, clean-up, or running games for the kids should contact Mary Miller at 630-365-2205 or millers800@sbcglobal.net. Sign up on the connection card or at the lobby display this morning.

AWANA: Mark your calendar!
Registration and Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, August 28th, 6:00-7:30pm – Please bring a topping to share. AWANA begins on Wednesday, September 11th, 6:15-8:00pm

AWANA Servants Meeting
Next Sunday, August 25th after the late service, 11:30am in the Solid Rock Lodge. If you’ve helped with Awana before or think you’d like to check it out, please come to the meeting.  Awana is a great place to serve!

Sunday Worship Line-Up
This weekend we are glad to have one of our own, Jason Fair serve us.  Next weekend, August 25th, we are served by Pastor David for the worship and Pastor Barry Kolb will lead us on September 1.  Once again, we are glad to get feedback as to how well we are serving you in this time that we continue the process for searching for the Lord’s “regular” pastor to come to us.  You are welcome to let an elder know how you feel or if you would rather a pastor, contact the church office or our lead pastor directly, Pastor David, at pastor@stpaulrockford.orgor by  cell at 815-962-2145.

Collection of School Supplies for Grace and Liberia
Grace Christian Academy (preschool to grade eight) in Chicago and Joe Boway,
missionary in Liberia, are in need of school supplies for the coming school year.
Please consider blessing both these ministries by helping fulfill their schools’
needs.  Here are some items that are needed, although any and all school supplies
are welcome. Please bring your donations to the school bus located in front of the
mission wall.

pencil boxes
13 x 8 scissors (adult and primary)
ziploc bags
watercolors washable markerspencil top erasers
crayons
glue sticks
bottle glue
pencil sharpeners
compasses and protractors
colored pencils
pencils
erasers
loose leaf paper
pocket folders
calculators
spiral notebooks
graph paper
rulers
note cards

Family Camp at Lake Geneva Youth Camp, Lake Geneva, WI
Interested in an opportunity to spend quality time as a family with freedom from everyday distractions?  Lake Geneva Youth Camp offers a Labor Day weekend Family Camp experience combining family worship time, free time for recreation activities and great all-you-can-eat meals.  The experience begins Friday, August 30 with evening registration and continues through mid-day Monday, September 2.  Family Camp is a great chance to strengthen connections with family and God and can be a life-changing experience whether your children are 4 or 44.  For more details, contact Gary and Holly Meyer at (630) 443-8316 or look online for information and registration at www.lgyc.org

August Mission Connection
Our Mission Connection for August is AWANA, an after-school Christian program for kids. AWANA helps churches and parents work together to develop spiritually strong children and youth who faithfully follow Jesus Christ. Over 12,000 churches in the U.S., and 13,000 internationally, run AWANA programs that change young lives through Biblical truths. Lord of Life has an AWANA program that meets on Wednesdays from 6:15-8:00pm, starting on September 11th. Check the bulletin for registration information.

Blood Drive – THIS MORNING Sunday, August 18th
This time of year is when blood centers across the country suffer the most. While schools are out for the summer and families away on vacations the inventory levels of blood suffer, while the need for blood continues to rise. By taking 45 minutes out of your morning to donate 1 pint of blood, you can help replenish that supply while saving up to 3 lives. This summer we are giving you the chance of saving more lives. You will also receive a $7 Oberweis Gift Card. Walk ins are always welcome!

Meagan Seals Miracle Baby Fundraiser
We’ve collected over $500 in cash so far, plus $1,218.37 which fiVe BeLow paid for the fundraiser this past weekend. Thanks to all who greeted or shopped over the weekend. We think it was a huge success. fIVe bELoW said no other organization has ever earned that much during a fundraiser. Yeah GOD!

Ready to GO! Mission Possible – Summer Community Outreach Opportunities
Our Last Events for this Summer

Tuesday, August 27th 9:15am – sign up to pick up Elburn Food Pantry Jewel pick up. Also, we’re providing the meal on Thursday, August 29th for those who visit the Elburn Food Pantry on that day. Our menu will be meat and  potatoes, a vegetable and dessert as promised to one of our patrons. Sign up on the connection card on Sunday morning. We’ll contact you with further details after you sign up.

Fun Friends Who Love Furry Fidos
No, you don’t have to have fur to help…just a love of doggies. The LOL Dog Festival on Saturday, September 7th from 11:00-2:00 needs help in several areas. Registration, prize table, food area, dog cake/treat walk game, show ring judges (this is the most fun), thirsty hounds area, set up and take down.  If you want to see a lot of smiling faces and wagging tales while you volunteer, please contact Diane Roloff at diroloff@att.net

ALSO…What does Chloe and Colonial Ice Cream Have In Common?
The west side Colonial Ice Cream will donate 10% of sales between the hours of 4:00 – 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 7th to Chloe and the Comfort Dog Ministry.  Please see Chloe on Sundays and she will be happy to give you a voucher.  You must present the voucher to your waitress in order for Chloe to get the donation. Chloe will be at the Randall Road Colonial after the dog festival to see all her Lord of Life friends. Thanks for your support.

For Women on the Go and Making a Difference
The Women’s Fall Gathering will feature exciting and innovative presenters,  Rev.  Mike Mast and Gail Ficken. This dynamic gathering will challenge participants’ capacity to live life so that others may come to know Christ as their Savior. Join this inspirational event at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lisle on Saturday, October 5, 2013.  Registration is $25 and includes a light breakfast and boxed lunch. Invite friends. Check in begins at 8am. The closing service ends at 3pm. Contact Carol Fuys at 630-319-0551 or cfuys14@comcast.net for more information or visit www.nidlwml.org  for the registration flyer.

Play Dates at Parks
The last play date of the summer is on Aug 20 at the Stuart Sports Complex on Jericho Rd in Montgomery – wear swim suits. Not sure about the weather and if the play date will meet that morning? Contact Lena Lamore at (630) 443-8566.

Sunday School: during 10:00 worship
Preschoolers
This Week – Building the big boat (Genesis 6)
Next Week – Loading and living in the big boat (Genesis 6-7)

Kindergarten-Grade 5
NEW Theme:
“Storm Chasers” (Key Verse “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!” Psalm 107:1)
This Week – Jesus heals a Roman officer’s servant (Matthew 8:5-13); The Point – We go to Jesus in hard times.
Next Week – God heals Naaman’s leprosy (2 Kings 5:1-16); The Point – We humble ourselves before God.

MidWay (grades 6-8) www.lolchurch.net/midway
GRAPPLE:
Tackling Tough Questions about God, Myself, and Others. Sundays, 10am in the youth room
This Week – “Is heaven going to be boring?” (Revelation 4:1-11); The Point – Heaven is being near God.
Next Week – “Isn’t any god enough?” (John 14:1-14); The Point – Jesus is the only way.

MORPH:
Season Premiere on Wednesday, September 11th, 6:15-8:00pm

HighWay (grades 9-12) www.lolchurch.net/highway
HANG OUT: Sundays, 6-8pm
This Week – at Elburn Days – meet at the Zielke’s house (221 E Shannon St, Elburn)
Next Week – NO Hang Out

Lord of Life Preschool
If you are looking for a preschool for Fall 2013, classes start September 3. Please visit our website lolchurch.net\preschool or contact us for additional information 630.513.7346 x2 mlaughridge@lolchurch.net