Announcements for Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sunday Worship Line-Up
As the call process for a full time pastor for Lord of Life proceeds, we continue to be served well by those who assist us in worship.  This weekend we are served by our Elder Gene Walker.  On July 28th, Pastor David returns.  We hope that you find yourself fed through our worship.  The elders and those who serve are glad to get your feedback.  Remember that our lead pastor is Pastor David and you can speak to him or Lord of Life’s staff at any time about your needs or concerns.  For regular church staff, call (630) 513-5325 and should you wish to speak to Pastor David, he can be reached at 815-962-2145 or email: pastor@stpaulrockford.org

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 markers
pencil 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

Men’s Retreat – Don’t Miss This!
November 22-24 at the Villa Desiderata Retreat Center on the shores of Pistakee Bay in McHenry, IL. Put it on your calendar NOW! More information coming soon.

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

READY to GO! Mission Possible – Summer Community Outreach Opportunities
Marklund Baseball

Friday, August 9th 6:15pm – Play a game of baseball on a real baseball diamond. We need to provide 18 people to assist “players” in wheelchairs.

Meagan Seals Miracle Baby Fundraiser
Remember two years ago when Baby Meagan was born? She continues to be a miracle baby, but now is three years older. We have a story to tell. You won’t want to miss next week when we highlight what GOD continues to do in her life. We are also holding two fundraisers for her in August. The first is at Five Below (Fabyan Crossings in Geneva) on the weekend of August 9th – 11th. 10% of our purchases will be used for this fundraiser (coupons are available at the lobby display). The other fundraiser is collecting monies for Meagan’s formula here at LoL. See lobby display for details.

SonWest Round-Up VBS: July 22nd-26th, 5:15pm family dinner, 6-8pm program (ages preschool – grade 5) BEGINS TOMORROW NIGHT!!
Out in the wide-open spaces, we’ll discover a colorful old town where all the excitement of the Wild West awaits! In SonWest, we’ll celebrate all the fun of being buckaroos—so grab a sarsaparilla and join in the jamboree. There’ll be food, games, music, crafts—and amazing true stories that point you and your kids to Jesus!  Register online at www.lolchurch.net.  If you’re interested in helping with VBS, contact Mary Miller at (630) 365-2205 or millers800@sbcglobal.net.

Play Dates at Parks
Looking for something fun to do with the kids this summer? Connect with other families at different area parks on Tuesdays from 10am to Noon. It’s a relaxed time to hang out, share, play, and pray together.  Upcoming locations are…

July 23at the Stuart Sports Complex on Jericho Rd in Montgomery – wear swim suits
July 30 at the Community Center Park in Elburn
Aug  6 at Moore Park in Geneva (off East Side Dr & Geneva Dr) – wear swim suits
Pick up the full list of dates and locations at the iConnect wagon in the LOL lobby. Not sure about the weather and if the play dates will meet that morning? Contact Lena Lamore at (630) 443-8566.

Sunday School: during 10:00 worship
Preschoolers
This Week – God made fish, birds, and animals (Genesis 1:20-25)
Next Week – God made people (Genesis 1:26-31)

Kindergarten-Grade 5
Current Theme: “In the Dog House” (Key Verse: “You should love each other…” John 13:34)
This Week – Jacob steals his brother’s blessing (Genesis 27:1-45); The Point – We show God’s love by being honest.
Next Week – Joseph is sold into slavery (Genesis 37:3-36); The Point – We show God’s love by encouraging each other.

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 – “What if I’m smarter than they are?” (Romans 13:1-7); The Point – I must honor authority.
Next Week – “What if they ask me to do something wrong?” (Acts 5:17-42); The Point – I must honor God above all else.

HighWay (grades 9-12) www.lolchurch.net/highway
HANG OUT:
Sundays, 6-8pm
This Week – We’re going to the Kane County Fair – meet at LOL at 6pm, return at 10pm.  Bring $15 (for admission and demolition derby).
Next Week – at the Strasser’s house (1322 Souders Ave, Elburn)

July Mission Connection, Children of Faith Ministries, Vizag India
VBS will share Lord of Life’s Mission Connection this month, Children of Faith Ministries. Founded by Anand and Rosie Thandu in 2003, they provide a loving home for 104 children, along with food, clothing, education, medical care and Christian upbringing. Their newest project is building a boy’s dormitory. All the kids are happy and doing well, growing in the Lord. LoL Vacation Bible School, July 22-26, will show and tell what life is like at the orphanage and what God is doing. Offerings will provide optical testing and glasses for some of the kids and shoes, shoes, shoes for all the kids.  Remember to pray for Children of Faith.

READY to GO! Mission Possible – Summer Community Outreach Opportunities
VBS Signups  
–  BEGINS TOMORROW!! Monday – Friday, July 22-26 5:15pm – Be sure to register your children and/or sign up to serve for this church-wide event. Check bulletin announcements for further details. Check off your willingness to serve using your connection card Sunday morning.

Elburn Food Pantry Jewel Pickup – Tuesday, July 23rd 9:15am – Join the growing team to pick up food at Jewel Food Store in Elburn to deliver and stock the shelves at the Elburn Food Pantry.

Feed My Starving Children– Tuesday, July 23rd 9:30am or Tuesday, August 6th at 9:30am – We’ve reserved 30 spots to help feed our starving children around the world. Won’t you come and help package these fine meals? We’ll meet at location or contact Kim Cole 630.365.9891 if you need a ride.

Lifespring Bible Study – Thursday, July 25th 10am – Join us to serve the ladies at Lifespring with a devotion, craft, and some great fellowship.

Paws For Fun!
The 2nd Annual Lord of Life Dog Festival is coming and your furry friends need your help!  On Saturday, September 7th from 11:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. Pet and pet owners from the surrounding communities will come to Lord of Life for a day of activities and presentations.  Help is needed at the prize table, registration table, show ring, food area, pledge walk area, dog treat walk, general set up and take down, recruiting raffle donations, etc. If you would like have a “barking” good time and volunteer before, after, and/or during the event, please email Diane Roloff at diroloff@att.net

Quilters of the King UPDATE
We continue to finish the quilts for the veterans and are working on a prayer quilt for a lady who has cancer. Last week we cooked meals for the shut in’s and the sick. We are still in need of buttons for Lifespring. Also we need batting for the baby quilts that we will be starting soon. We are always in need of light weight blankets, batting, children’s prints, white thread and gently used sheets. Drop off button donations at the Mission Bulletin Board and we’ll put them to good use. For more information please contact Pamela McLane 630.879.0989.

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.