Please note—the Sunday School and Preschool children will be singing in church on Easter Sunday, April 21st.
Wow—here we are already in the month of April! Thankfully the weather is starting to look up and we are able to enjoy more time outside, which was desperately needed for both the students and the teachers.
For the month of April the three-year old class will study "Signs of Spring" along with one week focused on Christ and Easter, and then after that we will learn about "The Earth." The four-year old class will study "Bugs & Insects" in the beginning of the month. We will also do a week on Christ and Easter and then finish up the month learning about "The Earth." Both classes will enjoy a field trip to Heron Park to first help clean it up and then have some play time. During Jesus Time we will learn the following stories: "Blessed is the King", "Jesus Prays in the Garden", "Jesus Died for Me", "Jesus Is Alive" and "Thomas Believes." On April 7th and 11th I will be holding final parent/teacher conferences for the school year.
Finally, we will begin preparing for our Spring Show which will be held on Monday, May 20th at 6:30 in the evening. As you can see we will have a busy and fun month!
- Mrs. Lori Dundore
A fundraiser for Training Camp was held at the mid-week Lenten meal on March 6th. A total of $1130 was given for Training Camp. Another fundraiser will take place on Wednesday, April 3rd at the Lenten meal and will benefit the GREEN TEAM, New Life’s Lutheran Pioneer group for ages preschool through 8th grade.
Thank you to everyone who donated to our two Lenten meal fundraisers. er to send kids to Training Camp and on March 20th, the Lenten meal fundraiser will go toward the GREEN TEAM. Again, all proceeds will be matched dollar for dollar by National Mutual Benefit with the remaining matching funds. Funds are available to pay for the meals from Thrivent.
On Palm Sunday, April 14th, the children of New Life will take part in a “procession of palms” before the service. The palms used for that service are saved until Ash Wednesday 2020 when they will be burned and used as ashes for Ash Wednesday. Any adults who would like to process with the children are welcome to do so.
An Easter lily sign-up sheet has been posted on the bulletin board in the lower level if you’d like to purchase one or more lilies to adorn the Lord’s chancel on Easter Sunday. The cost of each lily is $8.00 payable by cash or check written to “Kelly Daugherty.”
Easter Breakfast is right around the corner! Breakfast will be served on Easter Sunday, April 21st beginning at 8:30 AM. A sign-up sheet is located on the bulletin board in the lower level at church. Please indicate what you’d like to bring by signing up. What a great fellowship opportunity for members and friends of New Life! Bring the family and plan to attend.
Saturday, April 13th is scheduled as the day for spring cleanup at church. The cleanup will be an inside / outside clean up. It will last from 9:00 AM until 11:30 AM. Donuts and coffee will be served. If you can spend a few hours keeping our beautiful facility up to par inside or out, plan to attend the cleanup. Or, if you can’t make it on Saturday, sign up for a job on the sign-up sheet and get it done at your convenience.
Sunday Morning Bible Class meets in the New Life Café on Sundays at 10:45 AM. The class is going through a 6-part study on “Creation.” The 6 parts are as follows: Soul, Mind and Body, Marriage / Animals, Sun / Moon / Stars, Plants / Land and Seas / Sky / Light and Rest.
Men’s Bible class meets at 11:30 AM on Fridays. The class is working on a study based on a book entitled “Man Up—The Quest for Masculinity.” The class covers one chapter of the book per week and then deals with study questions at the end of each chapter.
The Tone Chime Choir will have its next rehearsal on Tuesday, April 30th at 7:00 PM. The tone chimers will play for the worship service on May 5th. The New Life Singing Choir will practice on Sunday morning April 14 at 8:45 AM and sing for the service.
Help is needed for the rummage sale at New Life! Your donated items can be brought to church starting at Noon on Easter Sunday through Friday April 26th. Volunteers are needed to set up on Thursday the 25th and Friday the 26th starting at 1:00 PM both days. Help is also needed to work the sale on Saturday. A sign-up sheet is located on the bulletin board in the lower level at church.
Items needed include but are not limited to: kitchenware, glassware, dinnerware, small appliances, paintings, knick-knacks, clocks, lamps, jewelry, handbags, hats, gloves and scarves personal care items, unused health and beauty products, new gift items, baby and kids’ clothes, toys, games, sports equipment, camping equipment, bicycles, furniture, books, DVD’s , CD’s, cassettes and vinyl records, electronics, computer equipment, stereos, radios, DVD players, office equipment, hand tools, small power tools, lawn mowers, trimmers, yard decorations, flower pots, table linens, towels and washcloths, sheets, pillowcases, blankets, comforters, bedspreads, etc.
Please note that the rummage sale will NOT include the following items: adult clothing, large appliances, automotive parts, TV’s of any kind that don’t work, CRT computer monitors, chemical products, mattresses or box springs, carpeting, weapons or magazines.
-Sheila Berg, Outreach Committee
The Branch Connection will be having its monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 10th at 8:00 PM after the 6th midweek Lenten service. Plans for the upcoming rummage sale will be finalized.
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 GREEN TEAM will have its Pine Car Derby on Sunday, April 14th at noon. Racing will begin after a pizza lunch.
The next meeting of GREEN TEAM will be held on May 16th.
On Wednesday, April 24, New Life will host the Lake Zurich Chamber of Commerce Chamber Before Hours. Chamber Before Hours (CBH) is a networking forum to all businesses. These events provide Chamber members the opportunity to network with others, to learn, and to share ideas that will help grow their businesses.
Chamber Before Hours begins at 7:30 AM and ends at 9:00 AM. Members of New Life are invited to attend and help with the hosting. We will also try to make it possible for the four-year-old preschool children to sing for the chamber members before the end of their meeting.
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.
You are invited to join a 10 day tour to Greece...In the Footsteps of Paul. The tour, May 27 - June 5, 2019, includes a 3 day Mediterranean Cruise. Places of special interest include Philippi, Corinth, Ephesus, Athens, Meteora, and Santorini. There is also an optional 3 day extension to Rome. For details, eMail retired WELS pastor Eugene Kock.