Announcements for Sunday, June 1, 2014

Congregational Voter’s Meeting
There will be a Congregational Voter’s Meeting on Sun, Jun 8 in the Family Life Center immediately following the 10:00am worship service. The purpose of this meeting is to review and discuss the financial report and vote on the 2014-2015 church leadership. Pastor Matt will also be giving a pastor’s report.

Servants for Hire
There is a team of youth going to Colorado this summer to be trained, equipped, and encouraged to Lead the Cause of Christ. In order to make the trip possible, our team is in need of financial assistance. Thus, we are seeking opportunities to raise funds by helping with any yard work or odd jobs where you could use a hand. If you would like to hire some youth servants, please contact Brian Zielke at (630) 513-5325 x140 or bzielke@lolchurch.net.

Play Dates at Parks
Looking for something fun to do with the kids this summer? Connect with other families at different area parks on Tuesdays from 10am-Noon. It’s a relaxed time to hang out, share, play and pray together.  Upcoming locations are…
June 3 – Mount St Mary’s Park in St Charles.
June 10 – Mill Creek Park off Main St in Batavia (near Markland).
June 17 – Peck Farm Park in Geneva.
June 24 – Island Park in Geneva.
*If there is a threat of inclement weather, we will not meet. Pick up the full list of dates and locations at the Connect Cart in the lobby. Questions? Contact Becky Fair at (630) 365-3294 or rrubeck@hotmail.com.

June Mission of the Month
Our June Mission of the Month highlights our Comfort Dog Chloe. Chloe is owned and included in the ministries of Lord of Life Church. She has been a wonderful tool to open doors to serve the local and regional areas with the love and compassion of Christ. We are blessed to take her to many people and churches who are in need of comfort. The handlers are trained with willing hearts to serve, pray and speak the gospel of Christ to the lost, lonely and many people who are experiencing times of crises. Loose change given during the offering this month will support our comfort dog ministry. For more info please contact Sandi Kessler at sandi.kessler@sbcglobal.net.

Where Are You Going This Summer?
Check out the US map on the purple Mission Wall in the lobby. Let’s all put a pin at the location we are going this summer. As you do, please notice the closest pink mission arrow. Would you consider stopping by that pink arrow and saying, “Hi”? They’d love to see you. To learn more about our mission partners check out our web site http://missions.lolchurch.net/.

Heartland Blood Drive
Spring and summer is the time of year that Heartland Blood Center needs blood the most. While regular blood donors go on vacation, the need for blood remains the same or even increases. On Sun, Jun 8, Heartland Blood Center will be holding our quarterly blood drive from 7:30am-Noon in the Solid Rock Lodge. All successful blood donors (as a thank you from Heartland) will receive a $5 Subway gift card and will be entered into a Heartland raffle for autographed Chicago Blackhawks items, including an autographed Patrick Kane jersey. Stop by the Mission Wall Lobby Display after either service today to sign-up to donate or volunteer for helping. For more info please contact Judy Yant at (630) 294-4328 or judy.a.yant@gmail.com.

Preschool Extended Care Summer Program
Our Extended Care program for current and fall 2014 students began Fri, May 23 and runs until Fri, Aug 29. If you are looking for a Preschool for fall 2014, classes start Tues, Sept 2. Please visit our website preschool.lolchurch.net or contact the preschool director, Marliss Laughridge at mlaughridge@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325.

Kane County Cougars Baseball Game
Join us for All-Faiths Night on Mon, Jun 9 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are only $5 each. We are also selling CARE tickets (Cougars tickets for people who can’t afford them). CARE tickets are distributed to families and individuals that visit the Elburn Food Pantry and HELPS. Please note that the Cougars now charge a $5 fee for parking, not included with your ticket price. Tickets will be available in the Lobby or Solid Rock Lodge Sun, May 18- Sun, Jun 1.

A Baby Sprinkle for the Blackfords
We will be celebrating the arrival of baby Jack with a sprinkle for Amy on Sat, Jun 7 from 2-4pm in the Solid Rock Lodge. A sprinkle is a second-time baby shower. It will be a time to gather for fellowship and the celebration of new life.  There will be cake, cookies and punch served.  If you would like to bring a dozen cookies to share, we would greatly appreciate it.  In lieu of gifts, we ask that you bring a favorite children’s book, box of diapers, or you can make a contribution to a double stroller for the Blackford boys. All contributions may be given to Emily Zielke who can be reached at mrs.zielke@gmail.com. Please sign up on the Connection Card.

Lord of Life Men’s Monday Evening Golf
Monday nights at Hughes Creek Golf Club beginning Mon, May 5 – Mon, Aug 25. Tee-times start at 5:15pm. Cost $24 to ride, $17 to walk for 9 holes. For more info please contact Scott Cole 630-918-3014.

Connect Groups
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 (630) 513-5325 x140 or bzielke@lolchurch.net.

Children’s Ministry (age 3-grade 5)
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.
*We will promote kids to their new grade levels on Sun, Jun 8 during Sunday School.
Preschoolers
This Sun, Jun 1 – Jesus’ friends share (Mark 16:15)
Next Sun, Jun 8 – Dorcas (Acts 9:36-43)
Kindergarten-Grade 5
Current Theme: “Rescue 911” focused on salvation.
This Sun, Jun 1 – Saul’s conversion on the road to Damascus (Acts 9:1-19); The Point – We receive forgiveness through Jesus.
Next Sun, Jun 8 – Nicodemus learns about eternal life (John 3:1-17); The Point – God wants to give us eternal life.

Registration for Vacation Bible School
Set sail on an amazing grace adventure this summer! VBS will be July 21-25, family dinner at 5:15pm, program from 6-8pm each night. Gangway to Galilee VBS will take us on and around the Sea of Galilee with five accounts of Jesus’ ministry there. Register in the lobby or online at www.lolchurch.net/vbs. Early Registration is $25 per household family, $30 after Jun 30, so register early! If you are interested in helping with VBS, please sign up in the lobby or contact Mary Miller. We need helpers for kitchen, crafts, games, and group leaders. There will be a volunteers meeting on Sun, Jun 22 at 9:40am in the Solid Rock Lodge. Questions? Contact Mary Miller at (630) 365-2205 or millers800@sbcglobal.net

Youth Ministry
MidWay (grades 6-8)
MORPH:
Be transformed by Jesus. Morph has concluded for the school year. The next Morph season will begin on Wed, Sep 10.

Grapple
Grapple for MidWay youth will continue on Sunday mornings throughout the summer!
This Sun, Jun 1 – “How do I know?” The Point – Witnesses saw the risen Lord.
Next Sun, Jun 8 – “Why does it matter?” The Point – The physical resurrection is central to the Christian faith.

MidWay Youth Pool Party
Sun, Jun 22 from 2-4pm at the Branstad’s house (478 Prairieview Dr, Geneva). For youth going into 6-8 grade and their families. Bring a modest swimsuit, towel, and snack to share. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke (see info below).

HighWay (grades 9-12)
HANG OUT:
Spending time with Jesus and each other on Sundays from 6-8pm in the Youth Room. Food. Friends. Growing stronger in Christ. Current 8th graders/incoming freshman are welcome to come join us starting Sun, Jun 8!
*NO Hang Out June 15 (Father’s Day) through July 13.

We will start back up on July 20 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 x140 or bzielke@lolchurch.net

Graduates
We recognized graduates during worship on Sun, May 18. If you are a graduate this year and were unable to be with us that Sunday, please see Brian Zielke to receive your special gift.

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