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Do you ever feel like you are trying to walk a tightrope while juggling ten balls in the air?  We know it’s not easy to manage all of the activities in life and sometimes it can be overwhelming to keep it all in balance.   Jesus talked about balance quite a bit in the gospels and was known for big sayings like…”But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness.”  We are excited to reveal a great set of opportunities this summer for our congregation to connect, dream, work together and invite God to move in big ways.  Our goal this summer is to inspire the entire congregation experience and develop “God first living”.

We believe summer with a more relaxed schedule is a great time to seek “God first living” in two primary ways.  First we desire to deepen our love for God and secondly our love for others.    Everything we do this summer is guided by these goals.

As we work to develop “God First Living” we invite you to consider joining one of three teams this summer.  Each team will dream and develop key activities and experiences that will help all of us pursue a deeper faith in Christ.

 

 Team # 1:  Wednesday Night

This team is responsible for the development and promotion of the summer church family nights.  This team is focused on creating exciting and engaging intergenerational opportunities for discipleship.

Team # 2:  Gospel Footprint

This team is being formed with the goal  of developing a gospel presence in our immediate community (Libertyville). “How can we engage our community with the Gospel that alerts them to our presence and care?”

Team # 3:  LCC Summer Church Family Retreat

This team is responsible for the development and promotion of the church Family Retreat at Conference Point Center in Williams Bay, WI August 8-10th.

Sign up sheet: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11peNRTvZpvtgYubi2XOixrWqXSsxLH8jcXTr89LULeU/viewform

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During the Month of February we focused our attention on being “Rooted in Joy”.  Each week we introduced elements into the sunday morning experience that foster and inspire Joy!  On this particular morning we introduce Balloons and lots of them!  Pastor Bob preached on forgiveness which concluded with the releasing of over 100 balloons during the service as a tangible expression of experiencing the forgiveness we recieve in Christ.  It was a great intergenerational experience, one that surprised our congregation with Joy!

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  • Pastoral Search Committee
  • Those with health concerns: Connie Backstrom, Gene Sparks, Barb Zienty, Beth Murray, Kjersten Johnson, Iris Holmes (Tricia Sorensen’s mom), Lauren (Hanna Monson’s roommate), Robert and Caroline Kubala (who are now home)
  • Covenant Point and Covenant Harbor Bible Camps as they prepare for their summer ministries
  • JoEllen Reaves and the missions she served in Mexico
  • Our Jr. High Youth who have spent the weekend at Covenant Harbor Deep Freeze Retreat
  • Mike Anderson and Lauren Griffin as they celebrate their engagement and prepare for marriage
  • Our 2014 Church Council

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  • Pastoral Search Committee
  • Those with health concerns: Connie Backstrom, Gene Sparks, Barb Zienty, Beth Murray, Kjersten Johnson
  • Karl & Sue Peterson and Family as they deal with unexpected medical expenses
  • Covenant Point and Covenant Harbor Bible Camps as they prepare for their summer ministries and the many students who will be experiencing Christian Camping
  • Tricia Sorensen’s mom , Iris Holmes, as she recovers from surgery
  • The young mother who lost her 10-year old son this week just 6 months after her husband died in Afghanistan
  • Hanna Monson’s roommate, Lauren, who sustained a serious back in-jury in a recent rock climbing accident in Germany