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Sunday School Stories for February

  • 4th --The Transfiguration
  • 11th --The Good Samaritan
  • 18th --The Unforgiving Servant
  • 25th --The Ten Lepers

Bible Classes

The Sunday morning Bible Class will continue its study of Islam Sunday mornings at 10:45 AM in the New Life Café.

The Men's Bible Class is starting the study of a booklet entitled, ''Second Thoughts about Living Together.'' The first class in February, the 7th, will be held on Wednesday at 11:30 AM. Bible Class will move to Fridays at 11:30 AM during Lent.

Lenten Meals

Volunteers are needed to host the Lenten meals before each Wednesday night service, beginning on February 14th. Please consider signing your family up to a host a meal, or pair with another family to co-host! The sign-up sheet is posted downstairs at church. The meal on February 28th will be used as a fundraiser for the Branch Connection, to support the work they do for the congregation. On March 14th, the Lenten meal fundraiser will go toward the parking lot resurfacing project. Again, all proceeds will be matched dollar for dollar by National Mutual Benefit with the remaining matching funds.

February Preschool News

Sunday, January 28, we held an open house from 6:00-7:30 PM for the 2018-2019 school year and had four families attend. All four families signed their children up adding to our already great numbers. It is so wonderful that we are off to a such a good start! In the three-year-old room we have 9 children signed up and in the four-year-old class we have six children signed up. Please remember if you know of anyone looking for a preschool, send them our way.

During this month the three-year-old class will learn about ''Shapes'' while the four-year-old class will split the month learning about ''Love, Friendship and Families'' and then ''Healthy Me'' the last two weeks of the month. During Jesus Time both classes will learn the following stories, ''Jesus Helps His Friends Catch a Fish, Calms the Storm'' and ''Jesus Heals a Paralyzed Man.'' Both classes will enjoy a Valentine's Day Pajama Party. Finally, the three's will go on a field trip to Trader Joe's for ''A Shape Hunt'' and the four's will enjoy a special visit from Sue the Dental Hygienist at the end of the month. Lastly, if we get any snow to play in we will try to go out once again to enjoy sledding and playing in the snow!

-- Mrs. Lori Dundore

Choirs

The Tone Chime Choir will have its next rehearsal on Wednesday, February 28th at 8:00 PM and play for the church service on Sunday, March 4th.

The New Life Singing Choir will practice on Sunday, February 11th at 8:45 AM and sing in the service that morning.

Sunday School Perfect Attendance

Several Sunday School kids had perfect attendance for the month of January. The Perfect Attendance program gives a gift card for sundaes from Oberweis Dairy for perfect Sunday School attendance for the month. February 4 marks the beginning of another chance for perfect attendance.

Sunday School Mission Offering

The Sunday School mission offering for the first half of the year totaled $114.73. The offering was designated for WELS Hurricane Disaster Relief. The Sunday School mission offering project for the second half of the school year will be picked by the Sunday School teachers at their February 14 meeting.

Endowment Fund

The New Life Endowment Fund interest earnings for the calendar year 2017 were $869.19. The Executive Board of the New Life Church Council decided to split the earnings between Tree of Life Lutheran Preschool and Amanda Follmer who is attending Wisconsin Lutheran College.

Preschool Enrollment

Tree of Life Preschool currently has seven three-year-old students and fifteen four-year-old students for a total of twenty-two students. After the first open house on January 28, nine three-year-old students and six four-year-old students are registered for the 2018-19 school year.

Antioch Grant

New Life was notified this past Friday that we have been awarded a $40,000 grant from the Antioch Foundation to transition our preschool into a full day program. The plan will be to keep our preschool program in tact, but to offer before and after preschool care. Also, this will mean getting licensed through the DCFS.

Parking Lot Resurfacing

New Life is planning on replacing the upper parking lot by the end of September. To do this we will need to raise approximately $40,000. To date, a little over 10% has been raised. Please plan to make an ''above and beyond'' gift so that our parking lot can be resurfaced. (And yes, Pastor Bauer's broken down pickup truck has found its way onto the graph at church charting our progress!)

Lake Zurich Expo

New Life will host a booth at the Lake Zurich Chamber of Commerce Community Expo on Saturday, March 3rd. The booth will follow the theme ''Everything,'' by quoting King Solomon who wrote there is ''A Time for Everything.'' (Ecclesiastes 3:1). Volunteers will be needed to staff the booth. Usually we have three teams that cover the booth which will last from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Please consider signing up and help introduce New Life to our neighbors.

Branch Connection Ladies Night Out

  • When: Tuesday, February 13th, 7:00 PM
  • Where: Olive Garden-corner of Hwys. 21 & 60 in Vernon Hills
  • Who: ALL women of New Life Lutheran Church

Please sign up at church and plan to attend!

Training Camp

Training Camp will be held Sunday, July 22 through Friday, July 27, 2017 at Camp Duncan in Ingleside, IL. New Life sent 5 kids from our congregation to camp last year. The ONE AND ONLY FUNDRAISER for Training Camp will take place on Wednesday, February 14th at the Ash Wednesday Lenten supper at 6:15 PM. All proceeds will be matched dollar for dollar by National Mutual Benefit.

Charitable Giving

Some of you may work for an employer that allows employees to designate contributions to certain charitable organizations. Tree of Life Lutheran Preschool is recognized by the United Way and has assigned our preschool the following number:10438331 Any and all contributions to the preschool are appreciated.Tree of Life is designed to serve as a self-supporting preschool.

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.

In 2015, New Life Lutheran Church received $573 choice dollars and Tree of Life Lutheran Preschool received $500 choice dollars.

New, Online Giving Opportunity at New Life

One of the features that came with New Life's accounting software package is access to a secure, on-line giving portal. This allows anyone to give to our church using a credit card, debit card or ACH transfer (we're still working on PayPal). You can tag your gift as a one-time or recurring donation, endowment contribution, preschool tuition or parking lot gift - and also pay the credit card fee in advance if you so choose. Both an immediately printable and an eMailed receipt are generated for your records. Gifts are recorded directly into New Life's accounting software, which are then acknowledged by our Treasurer and Financial Secretary. you wish, you may include a copy of your receipt in your offering envelope, or mark the back ''online''.

You may join us as we bravely face the 21st Century after our Lord's birth by clicking the ''Give'' button on our website, or going straight to this page.



910 S. Old Rand Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047

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Tel: (847) 438-5018
eMail: nlelc@aol.com




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