Weekly Connect for Sun, Jul 5, 2015

Youth and Family Event at Otter Cove Aquatic Park
All youth (incoming grades 6-12) and their friends and families are invited to meet for some twilight fun at the Otter Cove Aquatic Park in St. Charles on Wed, July 15 from 6-8pm. There is no need to sign up. Just show up. Admission is $5 per person. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Help with Food Pick-up at Jewel for Elburn Food Pantry
Every fourth Tuesday of the month we pick up donated food from the Jewel Food Store in Elburn and deliver to the Elburn Food Pantry. We could use a few more helping hands. Our next pick-up is Tues, Jul 28 at 9:15am. Want to help? You can register online at or sign-up on your Connection Card. For more info please contact Curt Berg (630) 715-2674.

Serve at Beautiful U Ministries in Elburn on Mon, July 20
Please join us for an opportunity to serve at Beautiful U Resale Shop on Mon, Jul 20. We will meet at 6:15pm every third Monday of the month at the shop (112 N. Main St., Elburn) to help sort, organize, and price donations. Sign up on the Connection Card. Also, they are in need of Gentle Ease baby formula by Enfamil and/or A.R. Enfamil baby formula. You can drop off unopened cans at the resale shop in Elburn. Contact Amy Blackford for more info at (651) 238-9374 or amy.blackford@gmail.com.

Support Our July Mission of the Month 
This month highlights Lord of Life’s own Comfort Dog, Chloe. As a trained comfort dog, Chloe interacts with children and adults in our local public schools, IYC prison, Lazarus House, nursing homes, hospitals, events and in disaster response situations. A comfort dog is a friend who brings a calming influence, allowing people to open up their hearts and receive help for what is affecting them. Chloe’s ministry opens a door to share the good news of Jesus Christ. Chloe is part of the K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry of Lutheran Church Charities. For more info, please contact Sandi Kessler at sandi.kessler@sbcglobal.net

Do You Enjoy Writing?
Women’s Ministry is in need of a woman who enjoys writing short bios and articles for newsletters. Have you got experience writing, editing or have you had anything published before? If so, this is a great way to serve the Lord with your skills and abilities. If you’re interested, please contact Becky Fair, Women’s Ministry Leader, for more information at rrubeck@hotmail.com.

Sunday Servers Bulletin Insert to Be Discontinued
The Sunday Servers bulletin insert will no longer be available beginning Labor Day weekend. All servers should be receiving reminder e-mails the Wednesday prior to the Sunday you serve. If you are not currently receiving e-mail reminders, please contact Mary Miller at marymmiller@mediacombb.net to ensure that your CCB login and info are up to date and that you are on the serving list for the correct service.

Sign Up for Vacation Bible School
Join us this summer from July 20-24 for our “Journey Off the Map” VBS for children preschool (age 3) through grade 5! Each evening a family dinner will start at 5:15pm, followed by the program from 6-8pm. There will even be a class for parents Mon-Wed! Cost is $25/family. Register in the lobby or online at www.lolchurch.net/vbs. Youth and adults are invited to serve. We need help with meals, crafts, games, nursery, check-in, group leaders, and group assistants. Below is a list of kitchen and craft supplies needed. Please sign up to serve on the Connection Card or email Mary Miller at marymmiller@mediacombb.net.

Ketchup 3 bottles
French dressing 1 bottle
Syrup 3 large bottles 24 oz
Chocolate Chips 2 bags
Chocolate syrup 1 bottle
Individual chip bags 200ct
Teddy Honey Graham 8 boxes
Maraschino Cherries 6 jars
Chips ahoy cookies 3 packages
Individual chip bags 200ct
Pickle relish 2 bottlesSprinkles
Cheerios 2 boxes
Mustard 2 bottles
Italian dressing 1 bottle
Mini m-n-m’s 3 bags
Mini marshmallows 6 bags
Caramel sauce 1 bottle
Pretzel twists 3 bags
Ranch dressing 2 large bottles
Gift cards to Costco, Sam’s, Aldi
Assorted jello flavors 3oz 24 boxes
Kid friendly cereals 12 boxes
Pancake mix 2 large bags
Pickles sliced 1 large
32 bottles nail polish-bright colors
6 sheets ¼” x 4’ x 8’ sanded pine plywood
60 wide ruled composition notebooks
Multi colored construction paper packs
300 feet leather string-different colors
20 8 1/2×11” sheets of plastic mesh canvas (any color)
120 ¾ x 48” dowels
4 rolls thick brown twine
120-240 silver jungle animal charms
240 clothes pins (pinch type)
480 wooden ice cream spoons
480 small wiggly eyes
600 small sticky jewels
240 small magnets
16 fine black sharpies
8 glow in the dark paint any color
8 thick black sharpies
240 feet16 gauge wire
8 rolls double stick tape
120 mason jars with rims
Various bright colored jewelry beads
120 1 ½-2” washers
120 1” washers
360 metal binder rings 2” diameter
120 pieces white chalk
4 cans black chalk board paint
8 sets chalk pens-various colors
8 containers of baby wipes
16 packages of markers
16 boxes of crayons
32 glue sticks
16 bottles of glue
4 rolls of brown butcher paper
Green construction paper
Green table cloths
Green balloons

Tuesday Play Dates at Parks
Looking for something fun to do with the kids this summer? Connect with other families at different area parks on Tuesdays at 10am. Upcoming locations are…
Tue, July 7 – Sterling Manor Park, 675 Lewis Rd in Geneva
Tue, July 14 – Pottawatomie Park in St Charles
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 Emily Varsho at (847) 452-5681 or emily.varsho@gmail.com.

Sunday School
Living our faith from the inside out, 24/7. Sundays during 10am worship. Check in is located in the lobby.
This Sun, July 5 – NO SUNDAY SCHOOL
Next Sun, July 12 – The Philistines capture the ark (1 Samuel 5:1-5); The Point – We know God is the only god.
AWANA: Registration for 2015/2016 will be on Wed, Aug 26 at 6pm. AWANA will kick off again in the fall on Wed, Sep 9!

MidWay (grades 6-8) www.lolchurch.net/midway
This Sun, June 28 from 2-4pm at the Branstad’s house (478 Prairieview Dr, Geneva). For youth going into 6th-8th grade and their families. Bring a swimsuit, towel, and snack to share. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke (see info below).

MORPH: Next season will premiere on Wed, Sep 9.

GRAPPLE: Tackling Tough Questions about God, Myself, and Others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room.
This Sun, July 5 – NO GRAPPLE
Next Sun, July 12 – How come I don’t feel like a Christian? (Matthew 13:1-23); The Point – Don’t just hear God’s Word, understand it.

HighWay (grades 9-12) www.lolchurch.net/highway
Hang Out Building friendships with Jesus and each other. Sundays from 6-8pm.
This Sun, July 5 – NO HANG OUT
Next Sun, July 12 – at Griffin & Harry Krage’s house (42W721 Still Meadows Ln, Elburn) – bring a swimming suit & towel. Check out www.lolchurch.net/highway for updates on summer locations.

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

Financial Report for the Week of Sunday, June 28, 2015
Budgeted Weekly Giving Goal              $16,080.88

General Fund Tithes and Offerings    $16,081.22

Total YTD General Fund Income         $418,910.55

Total YTD Budgeted Expenses              $418,102.88

YTD +/-                                                          $807.67