Announcements for Sunday, June 16, 2013

Nominate a Pastor to be Considered for LOL
If you have a Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) Pastor candidate in mind that you would like to nominate for consideration by Lord of Life, please talk to one of the Call Committee members (see “Introducing the Call Committee”) and he/she will give you a nomination form to fill out and return. If you have questions about making a nomination, please contact the church office at (630) 513-5325.

Meet Our Interim Pastor David Thies
Pastor David will be serving Lord of Life as lead pastor as we go through the Call process for our next pastor.  He is also the Senior Pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church & School in Rockford (since 2003). Before becoming a pastor in 2000 (Faith Lutheran Church in Huntsville, Texas), he was an attorney in Alabama for six years.  Either Pastor David or another pastor from St. Paul’s will be with us most Sundays through the summer months and potentially beyond. If you would like to get in touch with Pastor David, he can be reached at (815) 962-2145 or pastor@stpaulrockford.org.

Introducing the Call Committee
George Acosta (Chair), Cathy Geiger, Brenda Guetthoff, Bob Kessler, Jim Krage, Matthew Luhman, Jake Martens, Greg Strasser, and Brian Zielke.  The process to call a new full time pastor is underway with the assistance of Pastor Keith Haney of the Northern Illinois District (NID).  Please continue to pray for and with us as we trust and follow the Spirit’s leading.  We are working hard to communicate with and involve the congregation as much as possible. Please contact the church office at (630) 513-5325 with any questions or concerns for the Call Committee.

Fight Club – Round 2 Celebration
Saturday, June 15, 7:30-9:00am. Join us for an inspirational wrap-up session and covenant signing.

Where God Finds You – Connect Group for Women
Where God Finds You by Anita Higman is unique among women’s devotional books in that it brings dozens of men and women of the Bible to life through dramatic short stories, connects biblical truths to today’s culture, and offers readers an opportunity to reflect on what they’ve learned. This Connect Group will meet on Tuesdays from 7:00-8:30am at LOL starting June 11 and ending on August 6. Sign up on the Connection Card.

Lord of Life Preschool
Our new Extended Care Program for current and Fall 2013 students starts May 22 and runs until August 23. 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.

June Mission Connection: John Peterson, LoL Missionary
John Peterson, from Lord of Life Church, has traveled to Sierra Leone, Guatemala, Uganda, India, Ethiopia, Ghana and Haiti to prepare the people to hear the Good News by providing malaria treatment medicine. He will continue to expand the reach of the the gospel message through medical care into areas that have been unreachable until now.

Ready to GO! MISSION POSSIBLE Summer 2013
Serving Community Outreach

This summer our new theme for Serving Community Outreach is MISSION POSSIBLE! Today we’re also highlighting our very own NURSERY. Here’s the report from our Special Agent, Emily Zieke:  Nursery Volunteers Needed! Here is an opportunity for you to serve families with young children here at Lord of Life.  We are looking for another set of volunteers to cover the check-in/check-out table in the nursery during both services.  These volunteers will be responsible for the welcoming and introduction of the nursery to guests as well as taking care of the children if additional help is needed.  If you are interested please contact Emily Zielke 630.818.7533 or  mrs.zielke@gmail.com

Feed My Starving Children (FMSC)
LAST CHANCE to SIGN-UP for our next FMSC event scheduled for THIS Tuesday, June 18th from 9:30am to 11:00am AND from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Please sign-up on your Connection Card and we’ll be in touch.

Our Next Visit to Saint Matthew Soup Kitchen
We are going to St. Matthew’s on Thursday, June 20th and would like you to join us. We will meet at the church at 10:00 and leave at 10:15 sharp. We do have some needs which are small chocolate candy bars or kisses to make 100 candy bags on the 13th of June. Please leave them in the Cup of Life kitchen marked for St. Matthew’s. They are always in need of chicken legs , large bags of rice and noodles, large cans of tomatoes, and vegetables. Pastor Lozo is always so appreciative of us serving and what joy we receive from being part of this wonderful mission. If you have any questions please call Pamela McLane 630 879-0989.

Help with Elburn Food Pantry – Jewel Pick Up
Every 4th Tuesday LoL helps collect the food donations from the Elburn Jewel store and delivers to the Elburn Food Pantry. Once at the Pantry we also unpack and shelve all the items. Extra hands always makes light work. The time commitment is from 9:15am – 11:15am on Tuesday, June 25th. Please sign up to help on your connection card this morning.

Conley Outreach – Joint Venture with MISSION POSSIBLE
Summer Connections
– Blackberry Creek Elementary School Wednesday, June 19th and June 26th 9am-11am Child Care for siblings of special needs kids attending camp.

Good Samaritan Clothing Closet – Wednesday, June 19th 10am-12pm; 4pm-6pm and Thursday, June 20th 10am-12pm.

Work Day at Conley Farm – 47W0085 Main St. Kaneville IL Saturday, June 22nd.

Good Grief Camp – Child Care Needed during Good Grief Camp, Monday, June 24th – Friday, June 28th, 8:30am-12:15pm.

Wanted: YOU
There’s a new Sheriff in town and she is after you! She’s tracking down volunteers for SonWest Round-up VBS: July 22nd-26th. Volunteers will be apprehended for crafts, games, kitchen, and group leaders.  Kitchen help is needed from 4:30-7:00pm and craft, game, and group leaders are needed from 6:15-8:00 pm.  Group leaders will be responsible for teaching the Bible lesson (all materials provided) with their group and then walking the kids to the craft, game, and mission stations during the evening. Please indicate the area in which you would like to serve on the Connection Card.  If you have any questions, please contact Sheriff Mary Miller at 630-365-2205 or millers800@sbcglobal.net.

SonWest Round-Up VBS: July 22nd-26th, 5:15pm family dinner, 6-8pm program
(ages preschool – grade 5)

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…
June 11 at Phillips Park Zoo, Aurora – meet by the museum with the dinosaur display
June 18 at the park on Beith Road, Elburn
June 25 at Wheeler Park in Geneva
Pick up the full list of dates and locations at the iConnect wagon in the LOL lobby. Questions? Contact Lena Lamore at (630) 443-8566

Sunday School: during 10:00 worship
Preschoolers
This Week
– Jesus knows my name (Isaiah 43:1)
Next Week – Jesus promises to be with me (Matthew 28:20)
Kindergarten-Grade 5
Current Theme:
“Music Camp” (Key Verse Psalm 103:1)
This Week – Paul explains why we worship (Ephesians 1:3-14); The Point – We live to worship God.
Next Week – The early Church lives in community (Acts 2:42-47); The Point – We worship God together.

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 it ever OK to lie?” (Joshua 2:1-24); The Point – Love often requires sacrifice.
Next Week – “What’s the point?” (Luke 10:38-42); The Point – It’s about a growing relationship with Jesus.

HANG OUT: Sundays, 6-8pm in the youth room.
*NO Hang Out for a few weeks. We will start back up on July 14 at the Zielke’s house (221 E Shannon St, Elburn) and meeting at homes for the rest of summer.  If you are interested in hosting Hang Out at your house, please contact Brian Zielke at 630.513.5325 x40 or bzielke@lolchurch.net.