Announcements for Sunday, May 19

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 and the next two Sundays 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.

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).  Our first meeting was on May 6th.  We are currently collecting and compiling your responses to Critical Characteristics of a Pastor survey.  Our next meeting will be on May 23rd. Please continue to pray for and with us as we trust and follow the Spirit’s leading. We will work 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.

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 THIS Sunday, May 19. The surveys are available on each seat in worship, in the Lobby, or electronically at https://lolchurch.ccbchurch.com/w_form_response.php?form_id=113.

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 3  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 THIS MORNING….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 millers800@sbcglobal.net

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.

Elburn Food Pantry Dinner
Every 5th Thursday Lord of Life Church provides the community meal at the Elburn Food Pantry. Well this month we have a 5th Thursday, May 30th. We are asking for pasta salad, fruit salad, brownies or cookies. Sign up on your connection card to come and serve or bring an item to share. You can either have your items ready by 3pm at LoL and we’ll deliver, OR you may self-deliver directly to the Food Pantry by 5:00pm. Thanks so much! For further information please contact Jan Berg at 630.818.7532 or email curtberg407@att.net

Elburn Food Pantry Collecting
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
Our next FMSC event is scheduled for Tuesday, May 21st from 6pm to 7:30pm. Please sign-up on your Connection Card and we’ll be in touch.

Blood Drive Coming Soon
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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Kids (preschool – grade 5)
Preschoolers
This Week
– Timothy (2 Timothy 1:5;3:15)
Next Week – Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10)

Kindergarten-Grade 5
NEW Theme:
“Bamboogie” (Key Verse: Romans 6:13)
This Week – Daniel and his friends honor God with their eating (Daniel 1:3-16); The Point – We honor God with healthy living.
Next Week – David defeats lions and bears (1 Samuel 17:32-37); The Point – God gives us strength.
*Special Note: We will be promoting kids to their next grade levels on June 2.

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

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 – Was Jesus ‘All That’?” (Luke 24:13-35); The Point – Jesus is the promised Messiah.
Next Week – “Do I have to be a Jesus freak?” (Revelation 3:14-22); The Point – Love God with all I am.

MORPH: Be changed by Jesus
Wednesdays, 6:15-8:00pm in the Family Life Center. Mark your calendar— Next Season premieres on
Wednesday, September 11!

HighWay (grades 9-12) www.lolchurch.net/highway
HANG OUT: Sundays, 6-8pm in the youth room
This Week – Party for graduating seniors and incoming freshmen!
Next Week – Where are we going?

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.