Announcements for Sunday, May 5, 2014

Mother’s Day Brunch
Join us for a special Mother’s Day brunch on Sun, May 11 from 9am-Noon. Enjoy good food, fellowship and avoid the restaurant rush all while supporting Lord of Life’s youth ministry. Free will donations will be accepted.

Lord of Life Men’s Golf Starts Monday
Enjoy golf and fellowship on Monday nights at Hughes Creek Golf Club beginning this Mon, May 5th—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.

Quilters of the King
We are in need of steam irons in good condition to iron our quilts before they are packaged for delivery. We will continue our quest to make quilts for Washington, IL, till June and then we’ll be making baby quilts for the pregnancy centers. We thank God for all the helping hands he has sent us. For more info please contact Pamela McLane at (630) 879-0989.

Join Us for the “Walkers & Talkers Book Club”
Join us for a new book club while exploring local hiking trails at Campton Nature Trails. We will start with the book In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day by Mark Batterson, the same author who wrote The Circle Maker. The book centers around the story of Benaiah in 2 Samuel 23: 20-21. The main premise of the book is that God uses our past experiences to shape us and prepare us for future “God-ordained opportunities.” This book club is open to adults of any age, from young adult to the oldest adult and to those with any level of walking preferences, from the casual stroller to the fast-paced walkers. We will meet Wednesdays from 6:15-7:45pm at Campton Nature Trails from May 7 through June 25. For more info contact Brenda Guetthoff at 630-921-2027 or bucabeppers@aol.com. Stop by the lobby display on Sunday to learn more.

Needed: Creative Director for Mission Wall
Lord of Life is looking for a creative director of our mission wall. The purpose of the mission wall is to tell the story of Lord of Life’s mission work. For more info contact Lois Linder at (630) 879-6717 or Curt Berg at (630) 513-5325 x131.

Know Someone in the Military?
We would like to honor our veterans with a tribute during worship on Sun, May 25. If anyone in your family has served in the military, please let us know by contacting Tom Clark at tclark2@gmail.com or (630) 337-6238.

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). Fight Club is back for another four weeks to complete the full armor of God. If you missed last Sat, you can still pick up the Shield of Faith this Wed, May 7 from 6:30-8pm. Then this Sat, May 10 from 7:30-9am, we will wield the sword of the Spiritin the Solid Rock Lodge.

Come Meet Our Missionary from India
Join us for a special dinner on Tue, May 13 at 5:30pm in the Solid Rock Lodge with our mission partner Anand Thandu from Children of Faith Orphanage, in Vizag, India. It will be a special time to celebrate the work God is doing in India and pray for the salvation of many people in Vizag area. Please RSVP on the Connection Card today. There is cost for you to attend.

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. All loose change given during offering in May will go to support Gilgal Gospel Mission. For more info about Gilgal please contact the mission board at lolmissions@googlegroups.com

Monthly Donations to Benefit Elburn Food Pantry
Each month Lord of Life Church and Preschool partner for a monthly food drive benefiting the Elburn Food Pantry. This month we will collect personal care products such as toothpaste, soaps, shampoos, feminine care, deodorant, etc.Due Date: Mon, May 20. 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 now 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 care. 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

Come Serve at Saint Matthew Soup Kitchen
On Thu, May 15 we will go to Saint Matthew’s Soup Kitchen in Chicago to help feed the homeless. We will leave the church at 10:30am and return at 3pm. Saint Matthew’s is in the Pilsen area of Chicago where they serve hundreds of people every Tuesday and Thursday. Drivers are needed. Also, we want to take food with us so it would be a big help if you can bring chicken legs and thighs, large bags of rice, noodles, large cans of tomatoes, vegetables (canned or frozen), mark the package for Saint Matthew’s and leave it in the main kitchen. We will take them with us. We also would like to give them candy bags so please bring bags of mini chocolate bars. For more info please contact Pamela McLane at (630) 879-0989.

Do You Play Drums?
The praise band is looking for drummers who can help serve during worship on Sunday mornings. If you’re interested or want more info, please contact Christina Durrant at cpeters124@hotmail.com

Children’s Ministry (ages 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.
Preschoolers
This Sun, May 4 – The Emmaus disciples (Luke 24:13-35)
Next Sun, May 11 – The Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20)

Kindergarten-Grade 5
Current Theme: Balloon Fest; Key Verse: “The Spirit gives you life because you have been made right with God” (Romans 8:10).
This Sun, May 4 – The fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23); The Point – The Holy Spirit helps us to be like Jesus.
Next Sun, May 11 – Seven men are chosen to serve (Acts 6:1-7); The Point – God gives us gifts to serve others.

AWANA
Thanks to all of the leaders, parents, and kids for a great year of AWANA! A special thanks to the Lamore family for your many years of faithful service and leadership. Registration for 2014/2015 will be on Wed, Aug 27 at 6pm. There will be ice cream too!

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.

Youth Ministry (grades 6-12)
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.
GRAPPLE: Tackling Tough Questions about God, Myself, and Others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room
This Sun, May 4 – “Shouldn’t everyone be green?” (Genesis 1:26-30); The Point – I care about my environment.
Next Sun, May 4 – “Are we all really the same?” (John 4:1-30); The Point – I celebrate diversity.
MORPH: Be transformed by Jesus. Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm in the Youth Room.
This Wed, May 7 – What happens after we die?
Next Wed, May 14 – Why does God let bad things happen?

HighWay (grades 9-12)
Sundays, 6-8pm in the Youth Room. Learn more at lolchurch.net/highway
WORK OUT: Exercising our faith together. Sundays from 6-8pm in the Youth Room. Food. Friends. Growing stronger in Christ.
*We will NOT meet next Sun, May 11 due to Mother’s Day.

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.

Graduates!
During worship on Sun, May 18 we will recognize and pray for those who have graduated or will be graduating this school year.  If that is you or someone you know, please plan to be there and encourage other graduates to come to worship that day.

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