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Advent Fest-Sunday, December 3rd (No mid-week Advent services)

Instead of observing the holy season of Advent with three mid-week services, New Life will once again offer one Advent service, on Sunday, December 3 at 7:00 PM. The evening begins with a pot luck meal starting at 5:30 PM. After the meal, families will have a chance to make an Advent craft. Then, the Advent service of Nine Lessons and Carols will begin at 7:00 PM. Please mark the evening of December 3 for this special, one-time festival of Advent.

Sunday School Stories for December

  • 3rd Crossing the Jordan
  • 10th The Fall of Jericho
  • 17th The Birth of Jesus
  • 24th Family Christmas for Kids Day with a Craft
  • 31st Samson the Champion
  • The Sunday School children will begin working on songs for the Christmas Eve program and recitations beginning on Sunday, November 12th and continue for the next 5 Sundays up until Christmas Eve. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT that your children attend Sunday School to prepare for the service on Christmas Eve.

    December Preschool News

    Hard to believe we are already into December, but we are and I'm sure it will fly by. This month in preschool both classes will be focusing on the birth of Jesus and what that means for us, as well as learning that it is better to give than to receive. We will be doing a variety of Christmas projects, as well as making a special gift to give to our parents for Christmas. Every day we will be practicing for the Preschool Christmas Program which will be held on Sunday, December 17th at 1:30. Please mark your calendars as all family, friends and church members are invited to watch as the children tell the story of Jesus birth through music and recitation. During Jesus time both classes will learn the following stories: ''Jesus the Savior is Born'' and ''The Wise Men.'' Additionally, both classes will enjoy a special ''Craft Day'' with pizza as a special snack that day. Finally, we will end with a Christmas party for each class where they will enjoy treats and have a gift exchange. Christmas break will be from December 25th through January 5th with classes resuming on Monday, January 8th and Tuesday, January 9th. Wishing everyone a Blessed Christmas and Happy and Healthy 2018!

    -- Mrs. Lori Dundore

    Sunday Morning Bible Class

    The Sunday morning Bible Class is studying Islam. Class meets at 10:45 AM in the New Life Café.

    Men's Bible Class

    The men's Bible Class continues to meet on Wednesdays at Noon and is working its way through a booklet entitled, ''95 Theses for the 21st Century.''


    The Tone Chime Choir will play for the Advent Fest service on December 3rd. New ringers are always welcome!

    The New Life Singing Choir will rehearse on Sunday, Dec. 3rd and Dec. 17th at 8:45 AM and will sing the Advent gathering rite and prepare a song to sing on the 17th.


    Poinsettias will once again adorn the Lord's altar and chancel on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. If you'd like to purchase one or more, please sign up on the sheet located on the bulletin board downstairs at church. The cost for each poinsettia is $8.00.

    SEW Reformation Rally in Milwaukee, WI

    Sixteen members from New Life took a 55 passenger bus with other WELS members from area churches to Milwaukee on Nov. 5th for the Southeastern Wisconsin District Reformation Rally. Over 4,500 people attended the service.

    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.


    Members and friends of New Life hosted a record 28 recruits (all guys) from the Great Lakes Naval Base on Thanksgiving Day. Throughout this newsletter you will find photos from this memorable day. A visit from Mayor Tom Poynton of Lake Zurich and State Senator Dan Mc Conchie highlighted what turned out to be a fun-filled adventurous day. The Sailors were treated to Dunkin' Donuts, hitting golf balls at the Libertyville Sports Complex Driving Range, a traditional Thanksgiving meal, Minute-to-Win-It games, Beanbag Battleship, phone calls home, bowling and pizza. Thanks to everyone involved for making it a great day!

    Branch Connection Christmas Party

    The Branch Connection will be hosting their annual Christmas party on Tuesday, December 12th at 7pm. Please bring an appetizer to share, punch will be provided. Also bring a gift ($15 value) for the gift exchange. For a Christmas service project, the ladies will assemble First Aid Kits for the single moms at ''New Beginnings'' in Milwaukee, WI. If you'd like to donate an item for the kit, check out the sign-up sheet at church. Please sign-up on the sheet located in the lower level. ALL women of the congregation are welcome to attend!

    Upcoming Stewardship Opportunity-Parking Lot Resurfacing

    The average lifespan of a parking lot such as ours is 15 years before major rehab is necessary. Though diligent maintenance efforts over the past 17 years, we have been able to keep the north lot in reasonable shape. However, we are reaching the point of diminishing returns with patching and sealing, and costs are only going to escalate over time. Mindful that good stewardship includes taking proper care of the things God has given, the Church Council has decided it's time to start planning to reinforce the north lot.

    This will be an expensive undertaking. We have received estimates from $35,000, to grind off the top layers and resurface, to over $60,000 to tear it all the way down and rebuild. The Council has decided to start a ''Parking Lot Fund'' (similar to the Building Fund established for the addition) for members to contribute directly to this effort.

    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.

    Biblical Tour of Israel, 2018

    Pastor Andy Bauer, of New Life Lutheran Church in Lake Zurich, IL, will host a Biblical tour of Israel, June 5-14, 2018. The tour will depart from Chicago/O'Hare. Well respected and experienced ''Imagine Tours and Travel,'' will organize the tour. A tour of Israel makes it possible for believers in Jesus to walk in the steps of the Savior. To learn more about the tour you can go to this website , enter the tour code Bauer18, and download the brochure. Imagine Tours and Travel provides early registration incentives. For more information, contact Pastor Bauer at 847-438-5018 or e-mail him at nlelc@aol.com Since the tour is more than one year away, those who desire to travel to the Holy Land will have plenty of time to save for the tour and work it into your schedule.

    910 S. Old Rand Road
    Lake Zurich, IL 60047


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






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