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Sunday School Schedule for May

  • 5th Persecutions Help to Spread the Gospel
  • 12th Phillip and the Ethiopian
  • 19th Saul's Conversion

Please note—the Sunday School and Preschool children will be singing in church on Easter Sunday, April 21st.

Mother's Day Breakfast

The church council will try to make Mother's Day special by serving a breakfast before the service on May 12. The breakfast will begin at 8:30 AM. The breakfast will have a wide variety of food items on the menu. Although the breakfast is served on Mother's Day, the breakfast is for everyone in the congregation. Come enjoy this fellowship opportunity with members and friends of New Life!

Bible Classes

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.


The Tone Chime Choir will have its last practice of the current school year on Tuesday, April 30th at 7:00 pm and will play for the church service on Sunday, May 5th.

The New Life Choir, after a scrumptious Mother's Day breakfast on Sunday, May 12, will practice at 8:45 am and sing in the service that morning.

May Preschool News

Wow, how quickly the year went by! It's hard to believe we are already in our last month of preschool! May will be a very busy and fun month. Both classes will be learning the theme, "Down on the Farm." We will do a variety of different activities that help us learn all about farms and their importance. Near the end of May we will finish up with a few activities to wrap up the school year. During Jesus Time the children will learn the following stories: "Thomas Believes, Jesus Returns Home, God Takes Care of the Birds," and "Jesus is Our Rock." Both classes will enjoy a field trip to Volkening Heritage Farm mid-May. On May 15th we will have another Open House for the preschool from 6:30-8:00 pm, so if you know anyone still looking for a preschool, please tell them about our open house! Also, we will have our final Spring Show on Monday, May 20th at 6:30 pm. Finally, both classes will enjoy a special "Game Day and Ice Cream Party" on their final days of school, which are Thursday, May 30th and Friday, May 31st. A HUGE thank you to all my helpers this year and to everyone who donated time by helping with the preschool. It is appreciated!

- Mrs. Lori Dundore

ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY: Sunday, May 19th at Noon

It's that time of year again to clean-up our section of Long Grove Road. More helpers mean a faster cleaning time. Scratch the itch to don one of those stylish orange vests. Please sign up on the sheet in the lower level at church if you can help.

Russian Language Learning and the Five-Year Plan

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

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.

United Way

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!

Emergency Assistance

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!

-- Mike Spangle - Elder

Thrivent Choice

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.