On May 5, Rev. Paul Prange will give a presentation on his involvement with the new hymnal project, specifically, the Psalm book he is responsible for producing.
On May 12 and 19 Pastor Bauer will cover a two-lesson study on Sportuality. The class will provide encouragement to God's people-especially parents-to make use of something good while not letting that good thing become something evil by allowing it to be turned into a religion.
The men's Bible class meets on Fridays at 11:30 AM. The class is working its way through a book entitled "Man Up." The material encourages men to be men in the mold of Christ.
New Life's five-year plan includes an effort to try to reach the Russian speaking population of the Lake Zurich with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
To this end, Pastor Bauer is registered for a conversational Russian class this summer through the College of Lake County. He was registered for the same class last summer, but the class was canceled due to a lack of interest. In addition, Pastor Bauer reached an agreement with his neighbor Tony, who grew up in the Soviet Union and worked for the Soviet space program. Tony selected a curriculum and agreed to teach a ten-week conversational Russian class at New Life during the summer after church from 10:45 to noon. Unfortunately, Tony recently learned he will need to have major surgery in the middle of May. Depending on Tony's recovery, he may be ready to offer classes in July and August.
Also, the WELS missionary in Russia, Rev. Wolfgramm, has a daughter attending the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Pastor Bauer is in conversation with this young lady in an effort to have her visit Lake Zurich and present to the congregation information on our synod's work in Russia.
Training Camp will be held Sunday, July 21 through Friday, July 26, 2019 at Camp Duncan in Ingleside, IL. New Life sent 3 kids from our congregation to camp last year. The ONE AND ONLY FUNDRAISER for Training Camp will take place on Wednesday, March 6th at the Ash Wednesday Lenten supper at 6:30 PM. All proceeds will be matched dollar for dollar by National Mutual Benefit. Registration Information can be found at church.
The United Way's fall fund drive is underway right now, and many employers will match employee contributions. Tree of Life Lutheran Preschool is recognized by the United Way, so this is a great opportunity to help out with our education and community outreach efforts via the preschool."10438331" is the ID number for Tree of Life. All contributions are greatly appreciated!
While updating Ministry plans for the next fiscal year it was noted that again the Elder's plan includes assisting members or friends of New Life with emergency assistance. Emergency assistance is often needed due to weather related emergencies. Be mindful that New Life has access to equipment and tools not always readily available to the person in need. Examples include generators, chainsaws, etc. Often times it may be as simple as just needing some extra hands to address a need.
So, in the event you need help, please do not hesitate to call. To request assistance, simply call your Elder, your Property Chairman or Pastor Bauer at church. Have a wonderful safe summer!
The Thrivent Choice® program lets eligible members recommend where some of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans' charitable outreach funds go by directing Choice Dollars®. You can direct your funds to New Life Lutheran Church and/or Tree of Life Lutheran Preschool.