Announcements for Sunday, July 28, 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 Pastor David.  Then on August 4 and 11 Pastor Rub 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

Meagan Seals Miracle Baby Fundraiser
Remember three 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. This week we highlight what GOD continues to do in her life. We are 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. The other fundraiser is collecting monies for Meagan’s formula here at LoL. See lobby display for details.

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

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.  Please see Gary and Holly Meyer for more details or by email at glmhcm@msn.com, or look online for information and registration at www.lgyc.org

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’s 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
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.

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. Galatians 6:9 “Don’t get tired of doing what is good. Don’t get discouraged and give up, for we will reap a harvest of blessings at the appropriate time.” 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.

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 30 at the Community Center Park in Elburn
Aug  6 at Moore Park in Geneva (off East Side Dr & Geneva Dr) – wear swim suits
Aug 13 at Mount Saint Mary’s in Saint Charles
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 people (Genesis 1:26-31)
Next Week – NO SUNDAY SCHOOL

Kindergarten-Grade 5
Current Theme: “In the Dog House” (Key Verse: “You should love each other…” John 13:34)
This Week – Joseph is sold into slavery (Genesis 37:3-36); The Point – We show God’s love by encouraging each other.
Next Week – NO SUNDAY SCHOOL

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 they ask me to do something wrong?” (Acts 5:17-42); The Point – I must honor God above all else.
Next Week – WILL NOT MEET

HighWay (grades 9-12) www.lolchurch.net/highway
HANG OUT: Sundays, 6-8pm
This Week – at the Strasser’s house (1322 Souders Ave, Elburn)
Next Week – at the Lamore’s house (40W895 Elodie Dr, Elburn)

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.

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 8scissors (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

Blood Drive, Sunday, August 18
7:30am-12Noon. Sign up begins August 4.