Announcements for Sunday, June 9, 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.

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.

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.  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.

With Pastor David having served us on Sundays the last three weeks, we look ahead for the weeks ahead left in June for our Sunday worship leadership: This weekend, June 9th, Pastor Bob Rub from Rockford. Pastor Rub most recently worked as Mission Developer for the new congregation chartered last year in Byron, IL.  On June 16th, our Brian Zielke brings us a special Father’s Day message.  Pastor David will be back June 23 and Pastor Rub on the 30th.

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 11th and ending on August 6th. Sign up on the Connection Card.

Fight Club – Round 2

Saturday, June 15th, 7:30-9:00am. Join us for an inspirational wrap-up session and covenant signing.

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.

Blood Drive – TODAY Sunday June 9th 7:30am-12:00pm
Did you know that during the summer months the supply of blood diminishes while the need for blood remains constant. Blood is something that needs to be constantly replenished, but the people who are willing to donate diminishes. Your donation to Heartland Blood Center can and will help to replenish that shortage. It only takes 10-15 minutes to donate but 45 minutes should be allowed for the entire process because of registration, mini physical, donation, and refreshments. Each donation can be made into 3 different blood products. Will YOU consider giving someone the GIFT OF LIFE!? Walk ins are always welcome! Remember to eat something light the morning you donate and bring a picture ID. If you have any questions, please call or email Judy Yant @ 630-294-4328 or Judy.a.Yant@gmail.com.

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 highlighting Lazarus House. The people of Lord of Life have been serving at Lazarus House for over 10 years. Today Jacqui Fountain is our special agent giving us an update on the special needs at Lazarus House.

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.

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. Matthew 20:32 Jesus stopped in the road and called , “What do you want me to do for you?” He served the people who needed him. 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
– Dorcas (Acts 9:36-43)
Next Week – Jesus knows my name (Isaiah 43:1)
Kindergarten-Grade 5
NEW Theme:
“Music Camp” (Key Verse Psalm 103:1)
This Week – The Israelites worship a golden calf (Exodus 32:1-26); The Point – We worship only God.
Next Week – Paul explains why we worship (Ephesians 1:3-14); The Point – We live to worship 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. This week – Dance Off Part 2! *NO Hang Out June 16 (Father’s Day) through July 7 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 the 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.