Announcements for Sunday, May 12

Announcements for Sunday, May 12, 2013

Please Participate in the Survey
The Call Committee wants your input. Please take a minute to complete the “Critical Characteristics of a Pastor” survey. All surveys need to be submitted by Sunday, May 19th. The surveys are available on each seat in worship, in the Lobby, or electronically at  

Mother’s Day Brunch TODAY from 9am-12pm
Enjoy good food and fellowship while avoiding the restaurant rush and supporting the Youth Mission Team that will serve with World Mission Prayer League in Minneapolis this summer. Free will donations will be accepted.

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.

Cougar’s Game
Join us for All-Faiths Night on Monday, June 3rd  6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 each! We are also selling CARE tickets!  CARE tickets will be distributed to families and individuals that visit the Elburn Food Pantry and HELPS. Tickets will be available in the Lobby or Solid Rock Lodge next Sunday, May 19….don’t delay-get yours TODAY! Cost is $5 per person, tickets must be purchased in advance and will be available to purchase in the lobby TODAY.  Please note that the Cougars now charge a $5 fee for parking, not included with your ticket price. Questions? Contact Mary Miller 630-365-2205/

Scrapbooking Event Saturday, May 18th 8am-10pm
Please join us for our 2nd Scrapbooking Event at Lord of Life Church (downstairs in the Preschool area). $40 for 14 Loaded Hours Saturday! Doors open one half hour before the event. You bring your own supplies and creativity! We provide: table space to work on; Cricut machines will be available; Breakfast-Lunch-Supper, Goodie Bag AND Fun! Make and Take Workshops (payable to the consultant) will start at 10 a.m….please sign up at least 30 minutes prior to the session! Please note: there is no internet access.

Pledge Walk for Mission Partner, Voice of Care
Save June 8th 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 8th starting at 10AM at Castaldo Park, 3024 71 Street, Woodridge IL.  It will also include a picnic box lunch!  Download the registration form at 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.

TORCH Weekend Update
Blessings and Thank You to all the wonderful people young and old who supported the TORCH weekend at IYC.  $925 was collected to help offset the expenses for the 30 young men and 40 adults that attended.  We only had 65 dozen cookies the night before packing day – but God is good and we packed over 450 dozen by noon on Thursday!  Looks like we can add chocolate chips to the Lord’s fish and bread multiplication!  The posters, placemats, loving hand tracings, prayers and donations made the weekend a success.  The winner of the quilt raffle was Lynn Bremer.

TLC Pregnancy Services – Life Choices
Thanks to all who gave so willingly to the Tree of Life. What a great way you’ve shown a tangible means of assistance.  Remember to pray for these brave expectant moms.

Elburn Food Pantry
Partnering with Lord of Life Preschool collecting different items each month. Our goal is one item per person which translates to 120 for preschool and 280 for the church. We’re anticipating over 400 items again in May. The current items we’re collecting are Rice and Pasta products. We are extending the deadline to the end of the school year which is Tuesday, May 21st. We’re encouraging every student, every member, every attender to just bring one item. Hey, that’s easy. This is our last collection of the school year so let’s go out with a great effort.

Feed My Starving Children (FMSC)
Our next FMSC event is scheduled for Tuesday, May 21st from 6pm to 8:30pm. Please sign-up on your Connection Card and we’ll be in touch.

Undercover Special Operations
Are you Ready to GO? Let’s go undercover to find the good guys! Where are you going? You may be one of these Special Agents. May the LORD use us to share the Good News through our serving in our community wherever that may be. Check out the Undercover Serving Opportunities Calendar for opportunities to serve in our community. Please help yourself to a calendar located at the Missions Bulletin Board.

IYC Umpires Last Call
The interleague softball season will begin Tuesday, May 21st. LoL Church supplies the umpires for two games on Tuesday and two games on Thursday. Both games begin at 5:30pm. There will be a training session the week before. If interested sign up on your connection card Sunday morning.

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: Please contact John Peterson to register for the CPR/AED class or if you have any questions 630-365-2007.

Community Meals
Thank you so much for the wonderful response this past winter in helping stock our refrigerator with meals to share with others in our community.  The freezer is empty (which is a good thing!!!) so please continue to keep in mind those people who could use a meal. There is $$ available to purchase ingredients, if needed.  Please contact Jan Berg (Care Board) 630.818.7532.

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.

During services on Sunday, May 19th we will recognize and pray for those who have or will be graduating this school year.  If that is you or someone you know, please plan to be there and encourage other graduates to come to worship that day.

May Mission Connection — Summer Mission Trip for Youth & Family
June Mission Trip with WMPL

Serve with World Mission Prayer League in Minneapolis, Minnesota! June 22nd-29th. If you want to join the team, we’re meeting at 11:30am next Sunday, May 19th in the Solid Rock Lodge. Questions? Please contact Brian Zielke at (630) 513-5325 x40 or

Kids (preschool – grade 5)
This Week
– Philip and the Ethiopian (Acts 8:26-39)
Next Week – Timothy (2 Timothy 1:5;3:15)

Kindergarten-Grade 5
NEW Theme:
“Bamboogie” (Key Verse: Romans 6:13)
This Week – An angel instructs Samson’s mother (Judges 13:1-14; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20); The Point – We take care of our bodies for God.
Next Week – Daniel and his friends honor God with their eating (Daniel 1:3-16); The Point – We honor God with healthy living.
*Special Note: We will be promoting kids to their next grade levels on June 2n

AWANA (preschool-grade 5): Wednesdays, 6:15-8:00pm
Mark your calendar. Registration for 2013/14 (and ice cream) on Wednesday, August 28th.  First night of Awana on September 11th

(grades 6-8)
GRAPPLE: Tackling Tough Questions about God, Myself, and Others
Sundays, 10am in the youth room
Current Theme: “Sinner or Saint?”
This Week – NO Grapple (Mother’s Day) – worship with family or help with the brunch
Next Week – “Was Jesus ‘All That’?” (Luke 24:13-35); The Point – Jesus is the promised Messiah.

MORPH: Be changed by Jesus
Wednesdays, 6:15-8:00pm in the Family Life Center
This Week – Season Finale – New Testament Rewind
*Next Season premieres on Wednesday, September 11th!

(grades 9-12)
Sundays, 6-8pm in the youth room
This Week – NO Hang Out (Mother’s Day)
Next Week – Party for graduating seniors and incoming freshmen!

Vacation Bible School July 22-26 (registration coming soon!)
Volunteers are being sought for VBS group leaders (both adult and youth).  We are also seeking kitchen, craft, and game volunteers.  If interested please see Mary Miller or contact her at 630-365-2205/ We are also in need of the following items to help make our VBS program a successful one. All donations/decorations should be placed in the VBS box by the wagon in the lobby.
ŸZiplock bags-1 gallon and 150 sandwich size.
ŸGift wrap tubes­ (24+ inches long)
ŸWhite socks (new or used, no holes/rips)
ŸWooden spools
ŸJumbo craft sticks
ŸBlack and brown felt
ŸDouble stick tape
ŸPaper grocery bags
ŸFabric scraps
ŸBlack/brown/gray yarn
Ÿ30 inch black and brown shoelaces 50 pairs total
ŸAluminum foil
ŸStraws—non bending
Ÿ9 inch white paper plates
Ÿ¼ inch ribbon-variety
ŸPink and black craft foam sheets
Ÿ25mm gold/silver bells
ŸPaper lunch bags
ŸBlack and white construction paper
ŸMasking tape
ŸCraft foam sheets-variety of colors
ŸAdhesive backed foam shapes
ŸCraft foam glue