Announcements for Sunday, March 30, 2014

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 a take home reminder sheet to put on your refrigerator. For more info please contact Kim Cole at (630) 918-3015 or kimcole1299@sbcglobal.net.

Preschool is Looking for Two Refrigerators
Do you know of anyone who has an extra refrigerator they could give to our preschool? We had two. We lost one to old age and our last one is on it’s last leg. If you know of someone who could meet this need, please contact Marliss Laughridge at (630) 513-7346 or mlaughridge@lolchurch.net.

Men Studying Matthew’s Gospel
Join this group of men who meet on Fridays from 6:30-7:30am in the Solid Rock Lodge to study God’s Word together. They are currently going verse by verse through the book of Matthew. Learn how to use a concordance and cross reference other parts of the Bible to deepen personal Bible study and understanding. No previous Bible study experience is necessary! Questions? Contact Don Martens at (630) 232-7320 or donmartens@comcast.net.

Women Studying the Life of Gideon
You are invited to study the life of Gideon (Judges 6-8) which will help you unlock the door of God’s strength in your life. There are two groups doing this study, one meets on Tuesdays at 7pm, led by Vicki Bergquist (630) 365-6842 or vvickister@aol.com, and the other on Thursdays at 7pm, led by Amy Boynton (630) 377-2631 or amy.boynton@att.net.

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.

Christina & Alex Durrant’s Baby Shower
We will be having a baby shower for Alex and Christina on Sun, Apr 6 at 2pm. They are expecting twin girls. They are registered at Babies ‘R’ Us and Target. Color schemes are aqua, yellow and pink. Please sign up on the Connection Card or contact Pamela McLane at (630) 879-0989 jwpamclane@comcast.net or Kim Cole at (630) 918-3015 kimcole1299@sbcglobal.net.

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.

March Mission of the Month: AWANA
AWANA was founded in 1950 at North Side Gospel Center in Chicago by a pastor who recognized the value in kids learning Scripture. The name stands for “Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed” from 2 Timothy 2:15. Today, AWANA has programs in 17,000 churches in the US and 13,000 internationally, teaching, children to faithfully know and follow Jesus Christ. Lord of Life’s. AWANA meets on Wednesday evenings at Lord of Life from 6:15-8pm. For more info about AWANA contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.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.

Help the Hungry
Each month Lord of Life Church and Preschool partner for a monthly food drive benefiting the Elburn Food Pantry. This month we are collecting paper products such as, paper towels, napkins, facial tissue, and toilet paper. Due Date: Mon, Mar 31. Drop off items at the mission bulletin board. For more info contact Curt Berg at (630) 513-5325 x131or cberg@lolchurch.net.

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.

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 in LaFox  (just west of The Illinois Youth Center St. Charles on rte. 38) Check out the Torch website at kairostorch.tumblr.com. For more info please contact Mark Frost at (630) 885-9248.

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.

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!
Next Wed, Apr 2 – NO AWANA (spring break)

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.

HighWay (grades 9-12)
Sundays, 6-8pm in the Youth Room. Learn more at lolchurch.net/highway

Dare to Share – Reverse Tour
We still have tickets. Contact Brian as soon as possible if you want to sign up! Based on the life of Daniel, the 2014 tour is challenging youth to live in reverse. To STAND when others bow, SPEAK UP when others shut up, KNEEL when others run away. Fri and Sat, Apr 12-13 at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates. Find forms and more details at the Connect Cart in the lobby or at lolchurch.net/highway.

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.