Announcements for Sunday, August 25, 2013

ONE Service Next Sunday @9:30am

Sunday Worship Line-Up
This weekend we are glad to have Pastor David with us.  Next weekend, September 1 we are served by Pastor Barry Kolb, and Keith Haney leading us on September 8. 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.org or by  cell at 815-962-2145.

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!

Fall Connect Groups – Starting in September!
Check out the NEW Connect Groups Catalog and discover many opportunities to Connect with Jesus and each other! There are all kinds of groups waiting for you to join!

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 Recap from Sunday, August 18th
It was a great blood drive – many walk-ins! Check this out:
37 Whole Blood Donors
1  Double red donor
39 units drawn – We saved 117 lives!
I deferral,
I first timer, no reactions,
13 walk-ins, 6 no shows.
Plus, 28 very full bags of essentials for the Elburn food bank !!!

Meagan Seals Miracle Baby Fundraiser
We’re halfway to our goal of $3,600. We have a special presentation  planned for September 1st during the offering. There are some great stories to tell. We plan to have the fundraiser run through Sunday, September 8th. Let’s see if we can reach our goal.

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.

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

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

SUNDAY SCHOOL: during 10:00 worship
Preschoolers
This Week
– Loading and living in the big boat (Genesis 6-7)
Next Week NO Sunday School – ONE worship at 9:30am

Kindergarten-Grade 5
Current Theme:
“Storm Chasers” (Key Verse “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!” Psalm 107:1)
This Week – God heals Naaman’s leprosy (2 Kings 5:1-16); The Point – We humble ourselves before God.
Next Week NO Sunday School – ONE worship at 9:30am

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 – “Isn’t any god enough?” (John 14:1-14); The Point – Jesus is the only way.
Next Week NO Grapple – ONE worship at 9:30am
MORPH: Friends, Games, Music, Message, Discussion, and sometimes Food! Wednesdays, 6:15-8:00pm in the Family Life Center. Season Premiere on September 11.

HighWay (grades 9-12) www.lolchurch.net/highway
HANG OUT:
Sundays, 6-8pm
This Week – NO Hang Out
Next Week – at the Berg’s (407 Park Ave, St. Charles), bring a swimsuit

Exciting News! LIVE OUT LOUD Charity
The “LIVE OUT LOUD CHARITY”, which is an organization that raises awareness against bullying, depression, and suicide, will be having their 4th annual CHARITY FASHION SHOW and SUICIDE PREVENTION SEMINAR right here at LORD OF LIFE CHURCH!

The date of the fashion show/seminar is Saturday October 12, 2013. ( This falls on Columbus Day weekend ) and a  portion of each ticket sold to the event will benefit our own Comfort Dog Ministry!

There is a “Model Audition” coming up right here at Lord of Life Church on Saturday, September 7th, from 3-6 pm (shortly after the Dog Festival!)   The Co-Ordinator for the fashion show is Kim Cole. If you are interested in attending the audition, please either call Kim at 630-918-3015, or send her an email at kimcole1299@sbcglobal.net

The audition is a simple procedure! You will have your photo taken, you will be asked to strut your best model walk, and be asked a few simple questions, like, “Why do you want to be in the show?”  ITS THAT EASY!

What do you wear to the audition? Something comfortable for you to walk in. Girls please bring a pair of heels. Guys, comfortable shoes are best.

Auditions are open to ANY ONE, regardless of gender, race, height, size, etc. We just ask that the minimum age be 5, because of the mature nature of the material presented about suicide.

We have 13 professional photographers who will be covering the show, many well-known designers who will be showcasing their fashions, lots of coverage from area newspapers and press! Great chance to get LORD OF LIFE CHURCH out there to those in the community, spread the news about our Comfort Dog Ministry, and raise funds and awareness to educate those about bullying, depression and suicide.

More information about Live Out Loud Charity can be found at liveoutloudcharity.org.

The Founder of the organization is Miss Sherrie Gearheart, the editor of Tiara Magazine, professional model and beauty queen. More about Miss Gearheart and her magazine can be found at tiaramag.net

Tickets for the show range in price from $30 to $60 dollars, and can be purchased online at liveoutloudcharity.org, and then clicking on the “event” link at the top of the page. We are expecting a sell out crowd, so get your tickets early! (Tickets must be purchased one at a time) NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A TICKET, NO EXCEPTIONS!