Announcements for Sunday, February 24, 2013

Announcements for Sunday, February 24, 2013

Blood Drive Sunday March 3rd 7:30am – 12 noon
Blood is something that needs to be constantly replenished. A donation to Heartland Blood Center would help to replenish that shortage. It only takes 10-15 minutes to donate but 45 min. should be allowed for the entire process because each donation can be made into 3 different blood products. Will YOU consider giving someone the GIFT OF LIFE? Please visit the sign up table in the lobby or complete the connection card to make an appointment. If you aren’t sure of your schedule on the 3rd, walk ins are always welcome! Remember to eat something light the morning you donate and bring a picture ID. If you do not want to donate but are willing to volunteer to serve in other areas such as baking, help out at registration, or sit at the refreshment table please also stop by the sign up table. If you have any questions, please call or email Judy Yant @ 630-294-4328 or Judy.a.Yant@gmail.com.

Mission Connection – Community Meals, Serving our Family and Beyond…
The purpose of this ministry is to provide meals to those who are in need of a little TLC due to unemployment, illness, stress, transition, family birth, family death, or just to show the love of Jesus. These meals are not only for our Lord of Life family, but also as an extension of us into our community (neighborhood, workplace, etc.) If you’d like to help, you can prepare, and/or deliver the meals. Please let us know by checking off the box on your connection card. We will also be collecting items for the Elburn Food Pantry. Their immediate needs are as follows: Toilet paper and cereal desperately. They could also used boxed meals (hamburger helper) and canned fruit and vegetables. Please place your donated items in the tub at the mission wall.

Elburn Food Pantry
Partnering with Lord of Life Preschool collecting different items each month. The current items we’re collecting are Canned Vegetables/Fruit. They are due Tuesday, March 12th. We’re encouraging every student, every member, every attender to just bring one item. Hey, that’s easy. Here are the items coming up soon and the due dates: Tuesday, April 9th Paper Products-Paper Towels, TP, napkins, Kleenex, etc.; Tuesday, May 7th Rice/Pasta.

Work Half-day at Lord of Life Church
Let’s get some things done inside on Saturday, March 2nd. We’ll work from 9am until 12pm to get the jobs done that need to get done. Please let us know you’ll be coming on your connection card this morning.

Opportunity to Serve – Marklund Center
What: International Housewares Show Donation
Where: McCormick Place
When: Tuesday 3/05/13
Time: 12:45p-8:00p (time could be earlier if we have lots of volunteers)
# of Volunteers needed: 100
Sign up this morning on your connection card to help out Marklund Center. Call 630.513.5325 or email care@lolchurch.net we’ll supply more details for you.

Haiti Mission Trip
Gary Kessler gave us an update on the upcoming mission trip to Haiti. There are sustainability projects that they will address while there. Scott and Maddie Cole and Gary and Sue Kessler will be going from Lord of Life Church. The name of the childrens home is Bon Repos and the complex is called Mission Eglise De Dieu Du Jourdain. The group is getting themselves there on their own money. The money they raise will go directly to fund the needs list. Checks will be made out to King of Glory Church. If you need to see the details, please go to Gary’s facebook page and pass it along, via sharing it. Mama Yo is asking for over the counter medications and bed sheets for the girls. Colored sheets, not white. Twin sized for the bunk beds.

Mission Board Update January 2013
Things God accomplished in January, collection of diapers and delivery to Fox Valley Pregnancy Center, collection of Food for the Elburn Food Pantry, Love in Action Banquet, the India Mission trip, the mission to Guatemala for M-End with John Peterson and Dr. Susan Busse.

Hey Guys! IRON SHARPENS IRON Men’s Conference
Let’s get 60 guys to go this year. Last year we had 43! Let’s match and go beyond. Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 16th. Sign up at the table in the lobby or on your connection card this morning. Early bird rate is $39 due March 9th. Make checks payable to Lord of Life Church.

Easter Eggstravaganza Family Event
Saturday, March 30th, 10:00-11:30am
Hunt for eggs. Celebrate the risen Savior!
Sign up on the Connection Card or at www.lolchurch.net
We’ll be collecting candy donations in the Lobby starting next Sunday, March 3rd.

Join the Prayer Circle
Join us each Sunday morning during the season of Lent to Circle God’s promises in prayer at 7:30am. We are praying that Lord of Life would would be a house of prayer at that everything we do would be led with prayer. Come help make this happen!

New Member Orientation
Join us for the Lord of Life New Member Orientation on Saturday, March 16 from 8am–12pm. The New Member Orientation provides an overview of what we believe and teach as a church. It is a great opportunity to meet some new people and learn about the vision and priorities of Lord of Life. At the end of the orientation, participants are given the opportunity to sign the Lord of Life membership covenant to be received as new members. The orientation lasts about 4 hours. Childcare is provided by request. To sign up today, please fill out your connection card or visit lolchurch.net/membership. For more information contact Pastor Phil at 630–513–5325 ext 39 or pressler@lolchurch.net.

Holy Week Worship
Join us for Holy Week worship services. Maundy Thursday Worship is March 28 at 7pm. Good Friday Worship is March 29 at 7pm.

Free Lenten Devotions
Lenten devotions from Lutheran Hour Ministries are now available in the Lobby. The daily devotions, titled From the Cradle to the Empty Grave, reflect on Christ’s redemptive work and sacrifice as detailed in the Gospel of Luke. Pick up a copy today to help guide you in your personal journey with Jesus through the season of Lent.

Women’s Spring Tea Saturday March 9 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Register today for Reali-Tea. Take a break from your busy lifestyle. Come join us and see how an afternoon can be transformed into a page from the past…a reality check for today’s modern woman. Guest speaker Eileen Shafer, Corinne Bagley’s daughter, author of “Royal Teas with Grace and Style” will explain the importance of teatime etiquette, while sharing her passion for hosting or partaking in formal afternoon tea rituals. Registration materials are available at the table located in the lobby. Cost for the event is $9.00 at registration. Please register early as seating is limited. You do not need to be invited by a table hostess to attend.  Come alone or bring a friend, we have the perfect spot for YOU!  Table hostesses, scone bakers, food preparation and clean-up helpers are needed for the event. Signup sheets are available at the registration table.  For more information contact:  Patty Griffin (630) 513-5041.

Hattiesburg Tornado Survivors Request Help with Tornado Clean-Up
Skills in Demand are, 1.) Chainsaw, 2.) Patch & Tarp (Patch and tarp crews are rare and in high demand). If interested, please send an email to care@lolchurch.net or call the church office at 630.513.5325.

HighWay (grades 9-12) www.lolchurch.net/highway
HANG OUT: Sundays, 6-8pm in the youth room
This Week – NO Hang Out
Next Week – The Case for Christ
*Looking Ahead – There will be NO Hang Out on Easter Sunday.

Dare to Share – Follow Tour
April 12th-13th at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates
Forms and payment ($75) due Sunday, March 24th.
Find forms and more details at www.lolchurch.net/highway

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: “Texting God” (Key Verse: Philippians 4:6)
This Week – “Can I mess up?” The Point – I can say anything to God.
Next Week – “What if God says no?” The Point – God knows what I need.
*Looking Ahead – There will be NO Grapple on Easter Sunday.

Morph
Be changed by Jesus. Wednesdays, 6:15-8:00pm in the Family Life Center. This year we are “Echoing” the entire Bible story!
This Week – Baptism & Temptation (Matthew 3-4; Mark 1; Luke 3-4; John 1)
Next Week – Pharisees (Matthew 5,7,9,12; Mark 2; Luke 5,6,11,17; John 5)

Kids
TLC (Preschool): Sundays during the 10:00 service
This Week – Jesus feeds 5000 (John 6:1-13)
Next Week – Mary and Martha (Luke 10:38-42)
*Looking Ahead – There will be NO TLC on Easter Sunday.

Living Inside Out (Kindergarten-5th grade)
Sundays during the 10:00 service
Current Theme: “Imperial Palace” (Key Verse: Romans 13:1)
This Week – Esther goes to the king (Esther 3:5-5:3); The Point – We do brave things with God’s help.
Next Week – NEW Theme: “Friendship Ride” (Key Verse: John 15:13)
Lesson – Jesus eats with His friends (Matthew 26:20-29); The Point – We are loyal friends.
*Looking Ahead – There will be NO Living Inside Out on Easter Sunday.

AWANA (Preschool-5th grade)
Because kids matter God
Wednesdays, 6:15-8:00pm
This Week – Wear red and white
Next Week – Dads Night

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.