This week’s Announcements

Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen – We are in need of groups or families to sign-up to serve at the Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen on August 4. Sign-up on the clipboard in the Narthex. If you need more information please contact Nancy Smith at 820-4273.

Membership Classes – Are you interested in learning more about becoming a member at Lord of Life. We would love your input on what time and dates would work for you in attending a one-hour class. Email Pastor Steve at

Children’s Education Team Meeting – Those interested in sharing ideas or being involved with Children’s Ministry, plan to attend our upcoming Children’s Education Team Meeting on Tuesday, August 6th at 6:30 pm. We will be discussing ROAR VBS, the Neighborhood Block Party, and Kid’s Time for the 2019-2020 School Year. We would love to see new faces!

Roar! Into the Wild VBS – August 11th-14th from 6 pm -8 pm for ages 3 to 4th grade. Join the herd on an epic adventure as we explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that encourages us through this wild life! Cost is $20 a child and a family max of $30. Sign-up at

Help Make VBS a Roarin’ Success! – Interested in helping with ROAR VBS but unable to make the time commitment? No problem! There are many supplies, snacks, and props needed to successfully pull off our VBS week. Check out the donation display in the narthex, grab a paw, and bring purchased/borrowed items to the Church Office by Wednesday, August 7th. 

Children’s Ministry is looking for Kids’ Time teachers – for the upcoming school year. If you enjoy working with kids and sharing God’s truths and promises, this is an excellent way to volunteer your time! There will be a Kids’ Time Volunteer Meeting/Orientation on Sunday, August 15th at 5:30pm, for those wanting more information and to get plugged into Children’s Ministry. If you have any questions or want to sign up to teach, please contact Susan Rioux – Children’s Ministry Coordinator at (630) 723-4428 or

God’s Work. Our Hands – Mark your Connection Cards if you would like to be a part of God’s Work. Our Hands on Sunday, August 25, at 10 am. If you would like a t-shirt for that day, order shirts at The cost for shirts are between $8-$18 depending on size and style. The deadline for ordering a t-shirt is July 28.  

Are you tired of money stress? Then you’re ready to join more than five million people whose lives have been changed by Financial Peace University (FPU)! This nine-lesson course taught by Dave Ramsey, Chris Hogan and Rachel Cruze helps you work on plan to nail a budget, defeat debt, and free yourself from money worries! You’ll join a small group for discussions and lessons—all rooted in biblical wisdom and common sense. FPU includes your member workbook and a free year of Financial Peace Membership, with online tools created to support your journey. Classes start on September 10, 2019 at Lord of Life from 6 pm-7:30 pm and will meet for nine consecutive Tuesdays. Cost is $109 for singles or couples. Can’t make it to all nine classes? No worries! You can view any class you miss online at your convenience with your paid membership! Please register through the Lord of Life website at the following class link: Contact Valerie Jones for more information at

Spiritual Gifts Class – Mark your calendars and join us for a Spiritual Gifts Class starting September 26. This is an 8 week class and will be taught on Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:00 pm at LOL. We will NOT meet for class on Thursday, October 31. Classes will be taught on October 3, 10, 17, 24, November 7, 14, and 21. We need a minimum of 10 people for this class, and no more than 20. Sing-up at

Sharing Love – Although Stephen Ministry has been in operation at Lord of Life for just a short time, already the ministry of our new Stephen Ministers has been a blessing – to the individuals receiving their care, to the lay ministers themselves, and to the whole congregation. In order to continue and expand this ministry of care, we are beginning another Stephen Ministry training class in mid September. The cut-off date for applications is August 19. Take advantage of this opportunity to share the love and care that God has given you! You will find that being a Stephen Minister not only will be helpful to others, but it will be one of the most fulfilling and joyful experiences that you have ever had. If you have questions, please contact any one from our Stephen Leader Team below:

Deb Bergstrom – (701)678-4053

Lolly Kalinoski – (218)829-8207

Pastor Erika Nilsen – (218)828-9374

Pastor Steve Rye – (218)828-9374

John Wolf – (419)351-2428