Announcements for Sunday, May 26

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.

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.

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 2 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.

Marklund Summer Games Saturday, June 8th from 9:30a-2:00p
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!

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

Blood Drive – Sunday June 9th 7:30am-12 noon
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!? Please visit the sign up table in the lobby or complete the connection card to make an appointment. walk ins are always welcome! Remember to eat something light the morning you donate and bring a picture ID. If you do not want to donate but are willing to volunteer to serve in other areas such as baking, help out at registration, or sit at the refreshment table please also stop by the sign up table. If you have any questions, please call or email Judy Yant @ 630-294-4328 or Judy.a.Yant@gmail.com.

Ready to GO!
This summer we have a new THEME for our Serving Community Outreach Events. Come next Sunday to hear all about it! Drum roll please… 

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.

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.

Quilters of the King
We thank you for the outpouring of donations for postage and money to keep us going to make quilts. We appreciate all the material brought in and it will be put to good use. We are in great need of batting or light weight blankets to fill the quilts with. Please remember us when you see items at yard sales. We welcome anyone to our group on Thursday mornings at 9:00. Sewing is not required, we have many odd jobs to fill. Families are like quilts, lives pierced together, stretched with smiles and tears. Colored with memories and bound by love. For more information call Pamela McLane 630.879.0989.

Wanted: YOU
There’s a new Sheriff in town and she is after you! She’s tracking down fugitive 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.

Kids (preschool – grade 5)
Preschoolers
This Week
– Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10)
Next Week – Jesus’ friends share (Mark 16:15)
Kindergarten-Grade 5
Current Theme:
“Bamboogie” (Key Verse: Romans 6:13)
This Week – David defeats lions and bears (1 Samuel 17:32-37); The Point – God gives us strength.
Next Week – God makes Naaman pure (2 Kings 5; Colossians 3:17); The Point – We need to be pure before God.
*Special Note: We will be promoting kids to their next grade levels on Sunday, June 2.

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 be a Jesus freak?” (Revelation 3:14-22); The Point – Love God with all I am.
Next Week – “Do I have to like everyone?” (Acts 7:51-60); The Point – Love others as myself.
MORPH: Be changed by Jesus
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 – Where are we going?
Looking ahead: There will be NO Hang Out June 16through 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 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.

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.