Announcements for Sunday, August 17, 2014

Join Pastor Matt and Amy for Date Night!
Want a fun and Christ-centered date with your spouse? Join Pastor Matt and Amy for date night at Lord of Life on Fri, Sep 5 at 6:30-8:30pm. If you were at the date night in February, you know how special it was! Cost is $10 per couple. Childcare provided. Children will be fed and kept occupied. Sign up on the Connection Card. For more info contact Mary Miller at millers800@sbcglobal.net.

Give Blood Sun, Aug 17 from 7:30am – Noon in the Cup of Life Cafe!
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  Each donation can be made into three different blood products. Will you consider giving someone the gift of life? Walk-ins welcome! All successful donors will receive a limited edition t-shirt.

Thank You for Helping the Seals Family
The outpouring of support from Sunday to help the Seals family was overwhelming! If you signed up to help on the Connection Card, you will receive a phone call from the church to discuss the next steps. For more info contact Curt Berg at cberg@lolchurch.net or by phone at (630) 513-5325 x131.

Save the Date: Ministry Kickoff Celebration, Sun, Sep 7
Be sure to join us for worship at 8:30 or 10am on Sun, Sep 7 for a special Ministry Kickoff Celebration. This is our primary vision setting event of the year! A new ministry year begins this fall and there is so much to share with you. In addition to worship, Pastor Matt will share several ministry updates and where we are headed in new ministry year. If you are part of Lord of Life Church, then you are part of the mission of Connecting People with Jesus and Each Other. SO please make it a priority to be here for this special event.

Help Paint the Lower Level – Phase 2
“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them.” -Jesus (Mark 10:14)Thanks to everyone who painted the children’s classrooms in the lower level! They look great, but we are not done yet. We still have some work to get them ready for this fall, so we are scheduling another serve day on Sat, Aug 23 from 8am-3pm to finish painting, hanging boards, setting up and decorating. Lunch and childcare will be provided. If you can serve with us, please sign up on the Connection Card. For more info contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net.

Put this Retreat on Your Calendar Men
Reserve Oct 3-5 for a men’s retreat that you do not want to miss! This time we are going to Camp Timber-lee in East Troy, WI. It’s going to be a great time together! The cost is $95 but let us know if you need assistance. We want all men to go! Watch for more details and registration coming soon. Questions? Talk to Brian Zielke, bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Support Our August Mission of the Month
Our August Mission of the month is Mission Possible, a brand new mission partner at Lord of Life. They are only two years old yet they are serving hundreds of people locally in Aurora, IL. They provide both physical and spiritual needs, offering Bible studies, prayer, companionship, job search assistance, free dental and vision care, addictions recovery, along with medical, orthopedic, chiropractic care and physical therapy. Let us all pray for the work of our fellow servants at Mission Possible and be generous with our loose change for the month of August. If you are interested in learning more or volunteering please contact Linda or Gary Baer at (630) 801-0086 or call Mary Owen at (630) 377-8731. Learn more at www.onjesusmission.org.

Get Away for a Weekend with Your Family
Interested in an opportunity to spend quality time as a family with freedom from everyday distractions?  Lake Geneva Youth Camp offers a Labor Day weekend Family Camp experience combining family worship time, free time for recreation activities and great all-you-can-eat meals.  The experience begins Fri, Aug 29 with evening registration and continues through mid-day Mon, Sep 1.  Family Camp is a great way to strengthen connections with family and God and can be a life-changing experience whether your children are 4 or 44.  For more details, contact Gary and Holly Meyer at glmhcm@msn.com or (630) 443-8316 or look online for information and registration at www.lgyc.org/family.  

Travel to Chicago to Make a Difference
Mark your calendar to join us as we travel to Saint Matthew’s Soup Kitchen on Thu, Aug 21. St. Matthew’s is the oldest Lutheran Church in Chicago and is located in the  Pilsen neighborhood. We need drivers and volunteers to serve. We will meet at church at 10:15am and return about 3pm. Also, we are collecting food for them to stock their pantry. Large bags of rice, beans, canned tomatoes, vegetables, chicken thighs and legs and whole turkeys. When you bring these items please write “St. Matthews” on the items and leave on the main kitchen counter or in the freezer at Lord of Life Church. For more info please contact Pamela McLane at (630) 879-0989.

Sunday School
Sundays during 10am worship for kids age 3 through grade 5. Check in is located in the lobby by the stairs.
Preschoolers
This Sun, Aug 17 – Thanking God (Genesis 8)
Next Sun, Aug 24 – God calls Abraham (Genesis 12)

Kindergarten-Grade 5
Current Theme: “Wisdom Quest”
This Sun, Aug 17 – God talks to Solomon (1 Kings 3:5-15); The Point – We ask God for wisdom.
Next Sun, Aug 24 – Solomon’s wisdom (1 Kings 4:29-34); The Point – We use the wisdom God gives us.

AWANA: Because kids matter to God.
Registration & Ice Cream Social on Wed, Aug 27 from 6-7:30pm. Please bring a topping to share. AWANA begins on Wed, Sep 11 from 6:15-8pm.

Learn about Serving Kids in Awana
Next Sun, Aug 24, there will be a meeting after worship at 11:30am in the Solid Rock Lodge. Whether you’ve helped with Awana before or want to check it out for the first time, please come to the meeting.

MidWay (grades 6-8) www.lolchurch.net/midway
GRAPPLE:
Tackling Tough Questions about God, Myself, and Others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room.
This Sun, Aug 17 – “Why are there so many religions?” The Point – We are the body of Christ.
Sun, Aug 24 – “Are they Christians?” The Point – The Trinity is important to my faith.

HighWay (grades 9-12) www.lolchurch.net/highway
Hang Out on Sundays from 6-8pm
This Sun, Aug 17 – at Cody Schrepferman’s house (501 W Maple Ave, Elburn)
Sun, Aug 24 – at Nathan Maras’ home (0S172 Rowe Rd, corner of Surrey Dr, Elburn)
If you have any questions about children’s or youth ministry, please contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

School Supplies Needed for Liberia
School supplies are needed for the 3,400 children who attend Liberian Children’s Ministry which includes Joe Boway’s 12 Christian schools in Liberia. Please bring items to the Mission Wall during the month of August. For more info contact Lois Linder at (630) 879-6717. The following is a list of needed items:

  • pencil sharpeners w/catcher
  • 8ct jumbo beginner crayons
  • blunt tip Fiskers scissors
  • preschool scribble pads
  • 13×5 plastic storage boxes
  • large pink erasers
  • new or used dictionaries
  • compass and protractor
  • jumbo beginner pencils
  • 24 count Crayola crayons
  • construction paper
  • washable markers
  • rulers
  • #2 pencils
  • colored pencils
  • spiral notebooks
  • lined index cards

Grow in Relationships and God’s Word in a Connect Group
We have many Connect Groups that meet during the week to help you connect with Jesus and other people through Bible study and relationships. If you would like to learn more about the groups, please contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Job Openings
Position Available:

Building Maintenance Supervisor for the Town and Country Public Library, Elburn. 20 hours per week, available immediately. The maintenance supervisor is responsible for the upkeep and general maintenance of the Library’s physical plant. Experience with operation and maintenance of HVAC systems is preferred. Contact Mary Lynn Alms, Library Director, at (630) 365-2244 or malms@elburn.lib.il.us to apply.

Position Available:
Medical Professional needed to do OB ultrasounds at St. Charles location of the Fox Valley Pregnancy Center.
2320 Dean St., STE 102
St. Charles, IL 60175
Sonography experience a plus, but training is available. Individual must agree with Fox Valley Pregnancy Center’s Commitment to Life-Affirming Values Statement.
Hours: 14 hours per week (This is a paid position)
Monday: 2-6pm
Thursdays: 12-6pm
Fridays: 9am to 1pm
Please contact Trish for more information trish@foxvalleyoptions.com (847) 697-0200

Part-time Outdoor Education Director
Walcamp Outdoor Ministries and Retreat Center is seeking a part-time Outdoor Education Director. Duties include scheduling and leading outdoor education groups, coordinating lesson plans and programming for schools, and assisting in planning and implementing the budget. Please submit a letter of interest and resume to: Outdoor Education Director Search Committee, Walcamp Outdoor Ministries, 32653 Five Points Road, Kingston, IL 60145.