Announcements for Sunday, September 1, 2013

Labor Day Picnic TODAY (September 1) immediately following the ONE Service

Sunday Worship Line-UpThis weekend we are glad to have Pastor Kolb with us.  Next weekend, September 8 we are served by Keith Haney, and Pastor David leading us on September 22. Once again, we are glad to get feedback as to how well we are serving you in this time that we continue the process for searching for the Lord’s “regular” pastor to come to us.  You are welcome to let an elder know how you feel or if you would rather a pastor, contact the church office or our lead pastor directly, Pastor David, at pastor@stpaulrockford.org or by  cell at 815-962-2145.

Feed My Starving Children – NEW Potato Meals

Tuesday, September 17th 6:00pm – 7:30pm is our next FMSC event. We’re going to be packing a new meal. The packing session you will be attending will be for MannaPack Potato W. This is a different meal than you may be used to packing. It consists of three ingredients. It is a more powdery substance, so be aware, if you wear contacts, some  may want to wear glasses for this. You may experience dryness as a result. Also there is milk in this product, so if you have a milk allergy you may want to sit this one out. More about MannaPack Potato-W: This potato-based meal is specially formulated for children 7-12 months of age. MannaPack Potato-W is meant as a short-term weaning food while children transition from their mother’s milk to more solid foods such as FMSC’s MannaPack Rice. Potato-W is comprised of three powder ingredients: soy flour, sweet potato flavoring packed with micronutrients and fat as well as granulated potato flour. Prepare to get a little dusty during your packing session, but also know that you are feeding children during their most vulnerable age. It’s your hands that will turn hunger into hope and we also invite you to invest in bringing these children a brighter tomorrow through donating and fundraising. We give our food away for free to those in need, however, we do need to assure the cost of the food is covered. This is where you come in!

Consider these facts as you prepare your group to invest:

  • 22 cents pays for one nutrition-packed MannaPack Potato-W meal $20 will feed a child for 3 months.
  • $10 will keep a child alive for 45 days
  • $25 will feed over 100 babies in a Haitian orphanage

Come prepared by:

  • Arriving 15 minutes early to get checked in and situated
  • Wearing clean, comfortable clothing and closed-toed shoes (tennis shoes preferable).
  • Abiding by our adult to youth ratios
  • Leaving jewelry at home, we’re not allowed to wear it in our packing room. The only exceptions are newly pierced ears and medical alert jewelry.

Monthly Food Drive for Elburn Food Pantry
Each month Lord of Life Church will partner with Lord of Life Preschool for a monthly food drive for our own Elburn Food Pantry. To encourage the children in the art of giving they are taking one marble out of the “need” jar and place it in the “give” jar to show their act of giving. We’ll do the same with the two jars in front of the Mission Display Board. Our goal each month will be one item per LoL family or about 205 items.

This month (September) we are collecting any non-perishable product you would use in baking.  Of course, we will collect any type of nonperishable item.  If every family brings in just one item, our goal will be reached…any additional items will help us exceed the goal! Due Date  is October 7.  Theme:  Baking Products-flour, sugar, mixes, etc.

St. Matthew’s Soup Kitchen
“She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.” Proverbs 31: 20 We will be serving at St. Matthew’s on Sept. 19th. and would like you to come out and help us. We will be leaving the church at 10:00 and need drivers. They are running very low on food. We will be collecting chicken legs and thighs, large bags of rice, beans, noodles, canned tomatoes, and canned or frozen vegetables. The frozen items can be left in the freezers at church and the cans and dry foods on the counter marked for St. Matthew’s. We also will be making candy bags, which they enjoy so very much and need small chocolate candy bars or any wrapped chocolates to fill them. It is always such a joy to serve these people and to help Pastor Lozo and Maria. In Dec. we would like to make bags with travel size products for each person. Call Pamela McLane, 1.630.879.0989 for more information.

September Mission Connection
The Wayside Center in Elgin was established in 1993 as an extension of Wayside Cross Ministries in Aurora. It is primarily a daytime intervention shelter, providing food, clothing, laundry facilities, lockers, Bible study and encouragement for the homeless in the Elgin area. Christ’s love is shared with everyone who comes for assistance. Many volunteers work with local agencies to find jobs, places to live,  child care and other support. Wayside House is an interim home for Wayside Center clients who are employed and in the process of returning to the community.

John Peterson ON MISSION to Malawi Sunday, Sept. 1st through Monday, Sept. 16th
Please pray …

  •  for traveling mercies.
  •  that people will see Christ in the team.
  •  for receptiveness of those who will receive the healing power and words of Christ.
  •  that many would hear the gospel and ultimately give their lives to Christ.
  •  for healing for the people of Malawi – physical as well as spiritual healing.
  • for fruitful campaigning for James Nyondi’s presidency.
  • for protection from physical harm.
  • for the team to have wisdom & prayerful hearts.
  • that they will have the right medicines for the clinics.
  • that the team will have absolute integrity in all of their endeavors.
  • that this trip will plant seeds for future opportunities to complete their research.
  • that they will receive the physical resources to finance this mission trip.

Meagan Seals Miracle Baby Fundraiser
We’re halfway to our goal of $3,600. We have a special presentation planned for today, Sunday September 1st during the offering. There are some great stories to tell of what GOD is doing with Meagan and the community. We plan to have the fundraiser run through Sunday, September 8th. Let’s see if we can reach our goal.

Ready to GO! MISSION POSSIBLE
This past Summer we were under the Mission Possible banner for community outreach. We are very pleased with how many of you participated to make a difference for GOD’s kingdom in our community. We have some interesting plans for the fall. Stay Ready to GO for more on the next outreach opportunities…

What does Chloe and Colonial Ice Cream Have In Common?
The west side Colonial Ice Cream will donate 10% of sales between the hours of 4:00 – 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 7th to Chloe and the Comfort Dog Ministry.  Please see Chloe on Sundays and she will be happy to give you a voucher.  You must present the voucher to your waitress in order for Chloe to get the donation. Chloe will be at the Randall Road Colonial after the dog festival to see all her Lord of Life friends. Thanks for your support.

Quilters of the King
Praise God to whom all blessings flow. We are so thankful to everyone who has
donated fabric and other donations to our group. This year we will be making quilted
pillows for the children at Lifespring. If you have any small square or rectangular
pillows in good condition that we could recover we would greatly appreciate them. We
can always use white thread but not quilting thread. Come join us on Thursday
mornings for devotions, sewing and wonderful snacks, laughter and fun. Sewing is not
a requirement and we always can use another pair of hands to do God’s work. Call
Pamela McLane, 1.630.879.0989 for more information.

Fall Connect Groups
Check out the NEW Connect Groups Catalog and discover many opportunities to Connect with Jesus and each other! There are all kinds of groups waiting for you to join! Sign up by writing the group # (from the catalog) on your Connection Card or go to www.lolchurch.net/connect.

MEN – Fight Club Round 3
Let’s get ready to rumble! Saturday, September 21 from 7:30-9:00am.
All NEW content based on the inspirational Iron Sharpens Iron events. Watch for more information soon!

Lutheran College Fair
Discover a group of colleges that has faith in your future. Sunday, September 15 – Trinity Lutheran, Roselle, IL, Monday, September 16 – Good Shepherd, Naperville, IL. For more information visit www.lutherancolleges.org/events

Lord of Life Preschool
If you are looking for a preschool for Fall 2013, classes start September 3. Please visit our website lolchurch.net\preschool or contact us for additional information 630.513.7346 x2 mlaughridge@lolchurch.net

SUNDAY SCHOOL: during 10:00 worship
Preschoolers
This Week
– NO Sunday School – ONE worship at 9:30am
Next Week – Thanking God (Genesis 8)
Kindergarten-Grade 5
Current Theme: “Storm Chasers” (Key Verse “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!” Psalm 107:1)
This Week – NO Sunday School – ONE worship at 9:30am
Next Week – King Josiah obeys God (2 Kings 22:1-23:25); The Point – We want what is right in God’s eyes.

MidWay (grades 6-8) www.lolchurch.net/midway
GRAPPLE:
Tackling Tough Questions about God, Myself, and Others. Sundays, 10am in the youth room.
This Week – NO Grapple – ONE worship at 9:30am
Next Week – “Does God send people to hell?” (2 Peter 3:3-16); The Point – God does not want anyone to perish.
MORPH: Friends, Games, Music, Message, Discussion, and sometimes Food! Wednesdays, 6:15-8:00pm in the Family Life Center. Season Premiere on September 11.

HighWay (grades 9-12) www.lolchurch.net/highway
HANG OUT:
Sundays, 6-8pm
This Week – at the Berg’s (407 Park Ave, St. Charles), bring a swimsuit
Next Week – Text “ICHTHUS” to 630.209.4263 for secret hang out location.

Live Out Loud Charity
Are you ready for the fashion show of your lifetime? Announcing Tiara Magazine’s 4th annual suicide prevention seminar and fashion show held October 12, 2013 in La Fox, IL. Tiara Magazine is supporting Live Out Loud Charity in their mission of saving lives. Models and titleholders from nationwide are taking a stance by parading down our runway, to stop the most preventable cause of death, suicide. Incredible Media coverage from 13magazines, top performers, suicide prevention seminar, electric fashions, and bold people…. It can’t get better than this.  To learn more about Live Out Loud Charity you may visit  www.liveoutloudcharity.org Purchase tickets below. All net proceeds will be given to Live Out Loud Charity. To be involved in our charity show as a volunteer, model, or titleholder, email editor@tiaramag.net   * a portion of each ticket sold will benefit the LOL Comfort Dog Ministry!
EVENT DETAILS:
October 12, 2013-Event begins 6pm, Doors open at 5:00pm
Event will be held at: Lord of Life Church
PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE at liveoutloudcharity.org, and click on the events tab

IYC Closing Ceremony for TORCH Weekend
We are doing a Torch weekend at IYC this November. We would like to invite you to the closing ceremony on Sunday Nov 17th at approx 2:00 PM. We would like to get at least 100 people to come to the closing ceremony, so feel free to pass this on to other chuch members. If you’d like to come, you will need to complete the DCFS/IYC form and get it back to me in the next few weeks. It takes about 4-6 weeks to have the state do the new background check for IYC visitors. Please contact Carlos Baez at cubaez@gmail.com