Announcements for Sunday, June 2, 2013

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.  Pastor David will be preaching this weekend at LOL.  Either Pastor David or another pastor from St. Paul’s will be with us most Sundays through the summer months and potentially beyond.  Pastor Robert Rub is on deck to preach next Sunday.  Our arrangement with Pastor David’s team is that they serve us in a part time and as needed role. He will often be here for at least one week day, usually Tuesday but again as needed.  If you would like to get in touch with Pastor David, he can be reached at (815) 962-2145 or pastor@stpaulrockford.org.

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.

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.

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.

Fight Club – Round 2
Wednesdays from 6:30-8pm or Saturdays from 7:30-9am in Conference Room 224. Empowering men to be warriors for Christ, fighting together against evil.

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.

Marklund Summer Games Saturday, June 8th from 9:30a-2p GENEVA CAMPUS
There is live music, a parade and games galore on this day. Summer Games take place RAIN OR SHINE!! * You will be partnered up with a resident to help them play the games or, you will be placed at one of the games to run the game. * After the games, we end this amazing day with a BBQ!

June Mission Connection: M-END: restoring life, ending malaria
M-END is dedicated to the medical and spiritual welfare of people through the eradication of malaria. They are doing this by using a new treatment for malaria which is administered orally and costs less than one cent per dose. John Peterson, from Lord of Life Church, is one of M-END founders, along with Dr. Susan Busse and Dr. Thomas Hesselink. Working with governments, churches and clinicians, they have taken their malaria treatment, along with the gospel of Jesus Christ, to Sierra Leone, Guatemala, Uganda, India, Ethiopia, Ghana and Haiti. They will continue to expand the reach of the Good News through medical care into areas that have been unreachable until now.

Blood Drive – Sunday June 9th 7:30am-12:00pm
Mark your calendars for Sunday, June 9th. Our next Heartland Blood Drive is fast approaching. You may sign up on your connection card or check out the lobby display on Sunday mornings.

Ready to GO!
This summer we have a new THEME for our Serving Community Outreach Events. Come on Sunday for our special announcement heard LIVE during the offering time.

LERT Training
Lord of Life will host Lutheran Early Response Team training Saturday, June 8th. Registration starts at 8:30am. Class follows from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Cost is $20.00, which includes food. CPR/AED/First Aid class will follow in the afternoon. We will provide a morning CPR/AED/First Aid class as well. Cost of the CPR/AED/First Aid class is $10.00. You will need to pre-register for the LERT event on the Lutheran Church Charities web site: https://lcc.ccbchurch.com/w_form_response.php?form_id=810. Please contact John Peterson to register for the CPR/AED class or if you have any questions 630-365-2007.

Pledge Walk for Mission Partner, Voice of Care
Save June 8 for a Family Fun Event for people of all ages and all abilities!  Voice of Care, In Christ with Persons Developmentally Challenged will host its 2nd annual “Mile for Mileage” Pledge Walk on June 8 starting at 10AM at Castaldo Park, 3024 71 Street, Woodridge IL.  It will also include a picnic box lunch!  Download the registration form at www.voiceofcare.org under events or call 630-231-3862.  Our goal is to raise $12,000 to cover the yearly mileage costs of our chaplains weekly visits to 17 facilities to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to over 600 people with developmental disabilities.   Voice of Care is a Registered Service Organization of the LCMS and serves northern Illinois.

Our Next Visit to Saint Matthew Soup Kitchen
We are going again on June 20th and I know it is early to ask for your help but we thought that if we ask early that we could get the ball rolling. We need small candy bars or chocolates to fill 100 bags to hand out. We also would like to make bags with little shampoo’s, conditioner and hand cream in them. They are always in need of chicken parts, which can be put in the freezer at church, just label them . Rice, beans, noodles, large cans of tomatoes, vegetables, and potatoes and onions are also needed. Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything- all had to live on.” Mark 12: 43-44 If you have any questions please call Pamela McLane 630 879-0989.

Feed My Starving Children (FMSC)
Our next FMSC event is scheduled for Tuesday, June 18th from 9:30am to 11:30am AND from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Please sign-up on your Connection Card and we’ll be in touch.

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 4 at Mount Saint Mary’s Park, St. Charles
June 11 at Phillips Park Zoo, Aurora – meet by the museum with the dinosaur display
June 18 at the park on Beith Road, Elburn
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’ friends share (Mark 16:15)
Next Week – Dorcas (Acts 9:36-43)
Kindergarten-Grade 5
Current Theme:
“Bamboogie” (Key Verse: Romans 6:13)
This Week – God makes Naaman pure (2 Kings 5; Colossians 3:17); The Point – We need to be pure before God. *Special Note: This week we are promoting kids to their next grade levels.
Next Week – NEW Theme: “Music Camp” (Key Verse Psalm 103:1)
Lesson – The Israelites worship a golden calf (Exodus 32:1-26); The Point – We worship only God.

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 – “Do I have to like everyone?” (Acts 7:51-60); The Point – Love others as myself.
Next Week – “Is it ever OK to lie?” (Joshua 2:1-24); The Point – Love often requires sacrifice.

HANG OUT: Sundays, 6-8pm in the youth room
*NO Hang Out June 16(Father’s Day) through July 7.