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Sunday School Stories for October

  • 1st God Calls Moses
  • 8th The Plagues
  • 15th The Passover
  • 22nd Crossing the Red Sea
  • 29th Quail and Manna
  • October Preschool News

    We have successfully finished our first month of preschool and so far so good. This month in the three-year old class we will be learning all about ''Colors.'' The four-year old class will be learning about ''Fall & Pumpkins.'' During Jesus Time both classes will learn the following story--God Saves Noah and His Family.'' Additionally, the three-year old class will learn, ''God Takes Care of Baby Moses, God Leads His People Through the Red Sea,'' and ''God Gives the Ten Commandments.'' The four-year old class will also learn, ''God Answers Abraham's Prayer for a Son, Jacob Sees a Beautiful Dream,'' and ''God has a Plan for Joseph.'' On Sunday, October 15th the preschool children are invited to sing with the Sunday School children for the first time this school year. To prepare, we are working on the hymn during school. Near the end of the month both classes will go on a field trip to Country Bumpkin. Finally, on the last days of the month both classes will enjoy a Fall Party. Our enrichment classes that are held on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 11:30-1:30 are also running smoothly and at this time we average about 4 children a day. I think this will grow as the months continue on now that everyone has had time to adjust to their schedules.

    -- Mrs. Lori Dundore

    Fall WLCFS Educational Presentations- New Life Fall Parenting Series

    New Life will once again host parenting seminars presented by counselors from WLCFS. Each of the three seminars will begin at 7:00 PM. There is no cost or obligation to attend. Here's a look at the upcoming topic for October: Let Us Put on the Lens of Gratitude!- Wednesday, October 18th at 7:00 PM.

    Presented by: Jessica Randazzo

    Description: As the school year has shifted into full swing and the hustle and bustle in our lives only increases, it is easy to lose our lens of gratitude. I phrase ''gratitude'' as a lens here because ''gratitude'' is an attitude that we have the power to ''put on'' and ''take off,'' just like a pair of eyeglasses. Like a person with impaired vision, we oftentimes lose a grateful perspective in which we view the world, therefore altering how we see and experience life.

    But when a person with impaired vision puts on a pair of eyeglasses to enhance their vision, WOW! The world, and everything in it, is seen with much more joy, appreciation, and clarity. The same goes for gratitude: gratitude is an attitude, practice, and way of life. When we view the world through a lens of gratitude and actively and intentionally focus on cultivating joy in every day circumstances, we experience life and God's blessings on a whole new level.

    With a day that only contains 24 hours and an endless list of obligations and rolls to manage, how do we actively keep our lens of gratitude in place? Here are some tips to keep gratitude at the forefront of our lives.

    Sunday Morning Bible Class

    The Sunday Morning Bible Class meets in the New Life Café at 10:45 AM on Sunday mornings. The class is studying a video series entitled, ''Reformation: Grace, Faith, Scripture.''

    Men's Bible Class

    The Men's Bible Class meets on WEDNESDAYS AT 11:30 AM. The Men's Bible Class is using a study entitled, ''2000 Demons-No Match for My Savior.''


    The Tone Chime Choir will be rehearsing on the fourth Tuesday of the month during the upcoming school year and will play on the first Sunday of each month. The next rehearsal will take place on Tuesday, October 24th at 7:00 PM. New ringers are needed-come and give tone chimes a try!

    The New Life Singing Choir will rehearse on Sunday, October 8th at 8:45 AM and sing during that morning's service. The choir will also sing for the anniversary service on Oct. 29.


    It's that time of year again to clean-up our section of Long Grove Road. More helpers mean a faster cleaning time. I'm sure you've all been eager to put on one of those stylish orange vests. Please sign up on the sheet in the lower level at church if you can help. A quick lunch will be served at noon before heading out. Clean up day is scheduled for Sunday, October 22.

    --John Landenberger

    500th Anniversary of the Reformation and New Life's 30th Anniversary

    Plans are being made for the celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation and New Life's 30th anniversary. The celebration will take place on Sunday, October 29th. Plans are in the works to have a German breakfast prior to the festival service. Rev. Jim Naumann, former pastor of Christ the King in Palatine, will be the guest preacher.

    Southeastern Wisconsin District Reformation Rally

    A 55 passenger coach bus has been reserved for the Southeastern Wisconsin District Reformation Rally to be held at the Miller High Life Theatre in Milwaukee, WI on Sunday, November 5th. The service is at 3:30 PM. The bus will be shared with Christ the King in Palatine, and will leave the church parking lot at 1:30 PM. Sign up for a seat on the bus on the sign-up sheet in the lower level. No cost will be charged for the bus ride, but donations can be given to defray the cost.


    The Great Lakes Naval Station runs a program every year called Adopt-a-Sailor. It's an opportunity for individual families and local organizations to host Naval recruits for Thanksgiving Day. New Life is one of a handful of local organizations approved by the Navy to host Sailors.

    2017 marks the 12th year that New Life has hosted Sailors on Thanksgiving Day for a day of fun, entertainment, and a traditional Thanksgiving meal. An organizational meeting will be held sometime in early November. Mark this day on your calendar and plan to attend!

    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.

    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.

    910 S. Old Rand Road
    Lake Zurich, IL 60047


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






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