Announcements for Sunday, May 18, 2014

Preschool Extended Care Summer Program
Our Extended Care program for current and fall 2014 students starts 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.

Thanks For a Great Mother’s Day Brunch
The Mother’s Day brunch last Sunday was a great success! We had 13 youth and 6 adults team up to prepare and serve the brunch. More than 150 stayed to eat, and we raised over $1,200 for our youth ministry! A BIG THANKS to everyone who served, ate, and gave generously!

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.

Ladies Painting Night
Join us on Fri, May 30 at 7pm at the All Things Art Studio (505 W. Main St, St. Charles). We will be painting a canvas and enjoying snacks, a devotion, and fellowship in a creative environment. The studio can accommodate up to 25 people. Cost for the evening is $32. Please sign up on the Connection Card. For more info contact Becky Fair at (630) 365-3294 or rrubeck@hotmail.com.

Lord of Life Men’s Golf Starts Monday
Enjoy golf and fellowship on Monday nights at Hughes Creek Golf Club now through Mon, Aug 25. Tee-times start at 5:15pm. Cost for 9 holes is $24 to ride or $17 to walk. For more info please contact Scott Cole at (630) 918-3014.

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). This Wed, May 21 is the last meeting of this round of Fight Club. We will review the full armor of God and engage what it means to “pray in the Spirit on all occasions” (Eph 6:18).

May Mission of the Month
Gilgal Gospel Mission in Chennai India, reaches the remote Hindu villages with the good news of Jesus Christ. Gilgal’s Director, Christobel Russelliah and her late husband, started their mission 40 years ago. Today, Gilgal has a church, a Theological Seminary, a Children’s Home and a school. They have built and continue to nurture 28 churches in the countryside. In 2013, a new children’s home was built and a new library. For more info about Gilgal please contact the Mission Board at lolmissions@googlegroups.com

Elburn Food Pantry Dinner

On Thu, May 29 from 5-7pm Lord of Life Church will provide dinner for those who receive food from the Elburn Food Pantry. We could use your help. Please sign up on the Connection Card if you can help. We need servers, food providers, food transporters and clean-up crew. The main course will be pulled pork sandwiches from Ream’s Meat Market and the rest will be from Lord of Life Church. For more info please contact Chris Christopher at (630) 391-8728.

Feed My Starving Children
This Is a serving event held in Aurora, IL to package meals that will be shipped overseas to those who desperately need nutritional food supplements. Please mark your Connection Card to come and assemble these packages on Tue, May 27 from 8-9:30pm. Stop by the purple Mission Wall for 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.

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/. You are also invited to our next missions meeting on Sat, May 17 8am in the Upstairs Conference Room.

Mission Possible Shoe Drive Thank you!
Dear Lord of Life Family, you were as thoughtful and generous as always! We contributed 400 pairs! If you know of someone who could benefit from the services at Mission Possible please contact Gary or Linda Baer at (630) 415-8080 or visit www.onjesusmission.org

Save the Date – Heartland Blood Drive
On Sun, June 8 Heartland Blood Center will be here at Lord of Life for our quarterly blood drive. See the lobby display to sign up on Sun, May 25 and Sun, June 1 after each service or you can call or email Judy Yant at (630) 294-4328 judy.a.yant@gmail.com

Baseball Mitts
Wayside Cross Ministries in Aurora is in need of baseball mitts for their 9-12 year old little league program. If you have any extra or used mitts that you could donate to this program, please place them in the box behind the Connect Cart in the lobby. If you have any questions, please contact George Acosta at (630) 871-6161.

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.

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.

MidWay (grades 6-8)
Sundays at 10am the Youth Room on the lower level. Learn more at lolchurch.net/midway.
GRAPPLE: Tackling Tough Questions about God, Myself, and Others
Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room
This Sun, May 18 – “Is death the same for everyone?” The Point – Jesus died on the cross for our sins.
Next Sun, May 25 – “Was it a trick?” The Point – Jesus came back to life!
MORPH: Be transformed by Jesus. Last Wed, May 14 was the final Morph of the school year. The next Morph season will begin on Wed, Sep 10. Grapple will continue on Sunday mornings throughout the summer.

HighWay (grades 9-12)
WORK OUT:
Exercising our faith together. 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!

Confirmation Celebration
Today we celebrate with the following youth as they publicly profess their faith in Jesus Christ during the rite of confirmation: Joe Anderson, Brian Bartholomew, Ian Dinning, Griffin Krage, Harry Krage, Austin Laub, Nathan Maras, and Ian Mientus.  Learn more about our beliefs and practices concerning confirmation at www.lolchurch.net or contact Brian Zielke at (630) 513-5325 x140.

Graduates
During worship this morning, we will recognize and pray for those who have graduated or will be graduating this school year. Please see Brian Zielke to receive a 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.