Announcements for Sunday, June 15, 2014


Help Veterans Recover from PTSD
Lord of Life will provide dinner for veterans during the Boots and Hooves program on Tue, June 24 at 5pm. Boots and Hooves is an equine assisted psychotherapy program for veterans suffering from PTSD. If you are interested in bringing a dish, transporting food from the church to Promise Equestrian Center in Maple Park, serving the dinner and/or enjoying dinner and fellowship with the veterans contact Robin Mathieu at 630-715-2198 or Let’s show support for the troops and spread God’s love.

Meet a Need, Share Christ’s Love
Chloe, our Comfort Dog, is our Mission of the Month for June. Helping in this ministry can come in so many ways. Would you consider meeting one of the following needs?


  • Prayer
  • Writing “Thank you” notes
  • Coming along with a handler on visits
  • Fund raising
  • Scheduling visits
  • Letting your friends, family and coworkers know about this ministry


If you are interested in helping in any of the above services please talk to any of the handlers on a Sunday morning or call the church office at (630) 513-5325.

Completed Blood Drive Results
We did it again Lord of Life! We surpassed the goal we set for ourselves. The donation goal was set at 25 donors, we had 29 donors including a community member who is not a member of the church, and another who was a first time donor! Summer blood drives typically do not have a great turn out, but ours was a complete success. Because of you, Lord of Life, this summer we have saved potentially 87 lives. Praise God!

You’re Invited to Campton Hills First Safety Fair!
Sat, Jun 21 from 2-5pm at Bell Graham Elementary School in St. Charles. Children can explore a squad car, fire truck, or ambulance! CPR and bike safety demonstrations will be conducted. Volunteers can attend Safety Training Sessions at 2:15pm, 3:15pm, or 4:15pm focusing on household safety and what to do during a natural disaster. For more info please contact John Peterson at (630) 365-2007 or email

Join Pastor Matt for a Summer Book Study
Join Pastor Matt for Lord of Life’s Summer Book Study as we read and discuss The Jesus I Never Knew, a classic written by 21st-century Christian author Philip Yancey. The Jesus I Never Knew is one of the most influential books on Pastor Matt’s faith and he is excited to discuss it with you this summer. The same class will be offered twice to accommodate people’s schedules: Wed, July 30 from 6:30-8:30pm; Thu, July 31 9:30am-11:30am. Books will be available for purchase in the lobby beginning Sun, June 22. If you prefer, feel free to buy your own e-book. Sign up on the Connection Card. For more info contact Pastor Matt at

Learn God’s Word with Other Women on Tuesdays
Ladies, you’re invited to join Amy Boynton for a study of “What Happens When Women Say Yes to God?” by Lysa Terkeurst starting Tue, Jun 17 from 7-8:30am at Lord of Life in Conference Room 224. They’ll meet every week through Tue, Jul 29. Cost of the workbook is $10. Questions? Contact Amy Boynton at (630) 377-2631 or

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

Connect With Other Families at the Local 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 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

Support the 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. Loose change given during the offering this month will support our comfort dog ministry. For more info please contact Sandi Kessler at

Register for Vacation Bible School
Set sail on an amazing grace adventure this summer!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 Early Registration is $25 per family (household), $30 after Mon, 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

Go Fishing for Vacation Bible School Supplies
Please place donated supplies in the main kitchen by Mon, Jul 14. For questions about these items contact Mary Miller at


  • Glitter Foam Sheets (12 sheets of various colors)
  • Thick Rubber Bands any color (240)
  • Wooden Skewers (120)
  • Corks (360)
  • Glitter Glue (8 multi tube packs)
  • Puff Paint various colors 20 bottles needed
  • Jewel Stickers
  • Craft Jewels
  • Sharpies: colored, thick
  • Sea Shells
  • Washi Tape: Any fun pattern 8 rolls needed
  • Vegetable Oil (lots)
  • Blue Food Coloring (4 bottles)
  • Little Plastic Fish (120)
  • Sand (3 large bags)
  • Glass Mason Jars (medium size)
  • Recycled clear disposable water bottles
  • Yarn (40 balls/skeins different colors, any variety)
  • 1 1/2″ or 2″ finishing nails (3 – 1 pound boxes)
  • 1 x 6 pieces of wood (any variety of wood)
  • Sequins: Various colors
  • Cupcake Wrappers: 40 dozen in fun colors/patterns
  • Wiggly eyes: 200 various sizes
  • Black 8 1/2″ x 11″ Card Stock (120 pieces)
  • Blue 8 1/2″ x 11″ Card Stock (120 pieces)
  • Glue Sticks (40)
  • White Glue (16 bottles)
  • Hard taco shells 10 boxes
  • Soft taco shells 10 packages
  • Mild salsa 3 jars
  • Tortilla chips 6 bags
  • Pickles 4 large jars
  • Individual chips 200 bags
  • Ranch dressing 4 large bottles  from Costco or Sams
  • Noodles
  • Assorted kid friendly cereals 12 boxes
  • Pancake Mix 1 bag from Costco or Sams
  • Chocolate syrup 2 bottles
  • Caramel syrup 2 bottles
  • Strawberry syrup 1 bottle
  • Mini marshmallows  2 bags
  • Chocolate chips 2 bags
  • Mini m & m’s 2 bags
  • Blue jello 12 boxes
  • Assorted jello boxes- not blue  12 boxes
  • Mild Taco sauce 3 jars
  • Ketchup 3 bottles
  • Mustard 2 bottles
  • French salad dressing 2 bottles
  • Italian salad dressing 2 bottles
  • Syrup 3 large bottles
  • Goldfish 1 large container
  • Tomatoes 12 to 14
  • Onion 2 large or 1 bag
  • Donut holes or mini donuts 12 packages
  • Butter 24 sticks or 6 packages
  • Whipped cream 2-4 cans



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.
This Sun, Jun 15 – Jesus knows my name (Isaiah 43:1)
Kindergarten-Grade 5
NEW Theme: “Epic Adventures” focused on Genesis
This Sun, Jun 15 – God creates people in His image (Genesis 1); The Point – We were God’s perfect creation.



Youth Ministry (grades 6-12)
MidWay (grades 6-8)
Be transformed by Jesus. Morph has concluded for the school year. The next Morph season will begin on Wed, Sep 10. Grapple for MidWay youth will continue on Sunday mornings throughout the summer!

GRAPPLE: Tackling Tough Questions about God, Myself, and Others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room

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

HighWay (grades 9-12)
Spending time with Jesus and each other. 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!


*NO Hang Out Sun, Jun 15(today) through Sun, Jul 13.
We will start back up on Sun, Jul 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
If you have any questions about children’s or youth ministry, please contact Brian Zielke at (630) 513-5325 x140 or