Announcements for Sunday, April 6, 2014

Holy Week Worship
Join us for Holy Week worship services. Maundy Thursday Worship is Apr 17 at 7pm. Good Friday Worship is Apr 18 at 7pm.

Honoring our Veterans
We would like to honor our veterans with a tribute during worship on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. If anyone in your family has served in the military, please let us know by contacting Tom Clark at tclark2@gmail.com or (630) 337-6238.

Help the Less Fortunate
Each month Lord of Life Church and Preschool partner for a monthly food drive benefiting the Elburn Food Pantry. The next two months (April/May) we are collecting Personal Care products-Toothpaste, soaps, shampoos, feminine care, deodorant, etc. Due Date: Mon, May 20. Drop off items at the mission bulletin board. For more info contact Curt Berg at (630) 513-5325 x131or cberg@lolchurch.net

Community Meals Update
We wanted to let you know about how you’ve been helping your church family through your love and support this month. We’ve had three new babies brought into the world. We’ve also had two people who are in recovery from surgery. Approximately 20 meals have been lovingly prepared and delivered to these five families. We all say, “Thank you!”

Men’s Fight Club

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes” (Eph 6:10-11). Fight Club is coming back for another four weeks to complete the full armor of God. We’ll pick it up with the shield of faith on Sat, Apr 26 from 7:30-9am and Wed, Apr 30 from 6:30-8pm in the Solid Rock Lodge.

No More Basketball on Monday Nights
Basketball season at Lord of Life has come to an end; until next fall when we’ll start again.

Interested in Membership at Lord of Life?
Interested in membership or want to know more about Lord of Life Church? Save the date for Sun, Apr 13, 11:30am-3pm. Pastor Matt will share the mission, vision and values of the church and answer your questions. Childcare and lunch are provided. Please sign up for this seminar on the Connection Card. If you have questions, contact Pastor Matt at matt@lolchurch.net

Thrivent Members: Direct Now and Add $20
Thrivent members, select Lord of Life Church the first time you direct Choice Dollars® between Apr 1 and May 31 and our church will receive an extra $20 grant from Thrivent Financial! Through the “Direct Now . . . and add $20!” campaign, Thrivent will give an extra $20 for each member who chooses to direct Choice Dollars to our congregation first.

April Mission Connection
Feed My Starving Children is a Christian organization committed to feeding malnourished and starving children all over the world. Volunteers help assemble and pack nutritionally complete meals that cost 22 cents each. The meals are shipped to 70 different countries worldwide. Madi Cole is Lord of Life Ambassador for Feed My Starving Children. For more info please contact Kim Cole at (630) 918-3015 or kimcole1299@sbcglobal.net

Feed My Starving Children
A serving event held in Aurora IL to package meals to be shipped overseas to those who desperately need nutritional food supplements. Please mark your Connection Card to come and assemble these packages on Tue, Apr 22 from 8-9:30pm. Stop by the Mission Bulletin Board for a display and take home a reminder sheet to put on your refrigerator. For more info please contact Kim Cole at (630) 918-3015 or kimcole1299@sbcglobal.net

The Life Center Pregnancy Services Dinner
Mark your calendar for the Annual Fundraising Dinner on Thu, Apr 24 at 6:30pm with special guest speaker, Senator Rick Santorum. We will host a table at the Seville in Streamwood, IL. Limited seating so use your Connection Card today to sign-up. For more info contact Robin Mathieu at (630) 715-2198.

TORCH Illinois Youth Center Outreach
There will be an informational presentation about Kairos Torch Prison Ministry on Sat, Apr 12 from 9-11:30am at Lord of Life Lutheran Church. Check out the Torch website at kairostorch.tumblr.com. For more info please contact Mark Frost at (630) 885-9248.

Mission Possible Shoe Drive
Help show Christ’s love by donating your used shoes. Please tie your shoes together and toss them in the bin located in the lobby starting Sun, Apr 6 through Sat, May 10.  Lord of Life is partnering with Mission Possible, a Christian-based non-profit in Aurora, IL that provides free medical, vision and dental clinic. This shoe drive will raise the necessary funds to expand their facility while providing shoes for people in Haiti, Honduras and parts of Africa. Start cleaning your closets today! For more info contact Mary Owen at (630) 377-8731 or le710@comcast.net. Check out onjesusmission.org

Easter Sunday Servants Needed
We need servants for both services on Easter Sunday, April 20.  We will need 6 ushers for collection, 3 ushers for communion, 5 communion assistants, greeters, nursery, and Solid Rock Lodge.  If you can help please contact Mary Miller at millers800@sbcglobal.net

Save the Date for Saint Matthew Soup Kitchen
Our next day to serve at the Saint Matthew Soup Kitchen is Thu, May 15 from 10:30am-3:00pm. Includes travel time. For more info please contact Pamela McLane at (630) 879-0989.

Sunday School
Sundays, 10am during worship. Always open to new kids. Check-in is on the main floor near the elevator. Children will be dismissed after children’s message.
Preschoolers
This Sun, Apr 6 – Children praise Jesus (Matthew 21:7-16)
Next Sun, Apr 13 – Jesus’ death and resurrection (John 20:11-18)

Kindergarten-Grade 5
Current Theme: Balloon Fest; Key Verse: “The Spirit gives you life because you have been made right with God” (Romans 8:10).
This Sun, Apr 6 Peter and the Apostles get out of jail (Acts 5:17-39); The Point – The Holy Spirit helps us follow Jesus.
Next Sun, Apr 13 Palm Sunday – Jesus’ journey to the cross.
There will be NO Sunday School on Easter Sun, Apr 20.

AWANA
Wednesdays, 6:15-8pm. AWANA helps the church and families work together to develop children’s Christian faith so that they follow Jesus Christ. Always open to new kids. Come on out and join us!
This Wed, Apr 9 – Wear sunglasses
Next Wed, Apr 16 – Superhero/Princess Night

Save the Dates for Vacation Bible School
Set sail on an amazing grace adventure this summer! Gangway to Galilee VBS will take us on and around the Sea of Galilee with five accounts of Jesus’ ministry there. Mark your calendar for July 21-25. Stay tuned for more details.

Easter Eggstravaganza
Hunt for eggs and celebrate the risen Savior on Sat, Apr 19 from 10-11:30am at Lord of Life. Sign up on the connection card or at lolchurch.net. We are collecting candy donations in the lobby.

MidWay (grades 6-8)
Sundays at 10am and Wednesdays, 6:15-8pm in the Youth Room on the lower level. Learn more at lolchurch.net/midway.
This Sun, Apr 6 – “Can I say it wrong?” (Acts 17:16-34); The Point – Know my audience.
Next Sun, Apr 16 – Palm Sunday – Jesus’ journey to the cross.
This Wed, Apr 9 – The Case for Christ – Researching the Resurrection
Next Wed, Apr 16 – Experiencing Jesus’ Passion
We will NOT meet on Easter Sunday, Apr 20.

HighWay (grades 9-12)
Sundays, 6-8pm in the Youth Room. Learn more at lolchurch.net/highway
We will NOT meet on Easter Sunday, Apr 20.

Ready to be Confirmed?
We have scheduled a Confirmation Sunday to encourage youth to take steps on the path to a personal confession of the Christian faith. We will celebrate confirmations during worship on Sun, May 18. For more info on confirmation at Lord of Life visit lolchurch.net/youth.

If you have any questions about children’s or youth ministry, please contact Brian Zielke at (630) 513-5325 x140 or bzielke@lolchurch.net.