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Motorcycle Ride

Motorcycle Blessing and Ride - Joyful Harvest Riders Brunch Run!
May 26, 9:30 a.m.!

It's soon to be spring. The trees are in bloom. And God's creation is filled with the chirping of sleepy Vespas and the roaring of Harley Davidsons waking up from their winter hibernation.

Tis the season for the annual motorcycle and rider blessing at Joyful Harvest. Each year the two-wheeled gather, receive blessings and ride! Crazy? Not really. There is a long history of bikers in the bible. Who could forget Elijah: "a hairy man, with a girdle of leather." (2 Kings 1:8)

Join us Saturday, May 26, at 9:30 in the morning for the blessing and a leisurely ride to get some chow! See you then!

Mark Your Calendars!!!
Next Mexico Mission Trip - June 22-29, 2018
Planning meeting June 20, 7 p.m.

During the week of July 21-28, 2017 five members of Joyful Harvest went on a mission of mercy, building three houses for families in need in the city of Tijuana, Mexico. Read more about their adventure in this article by mission trip member, Rod Gerlach.

Our next trip is scheduled for June 22-29, 2108. It would be great if you could join us! Our first planning meeting is June 20 at 7 pm. Hope to see you there!

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity! June 9, 8:30 am

Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Their mission is to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat's ministry is based on the conviction that to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, we must love and care for one another. Our love must not be words only — it must be true love, which shows itself in action. Habitat provides an opportunity for people to put their faith and love into action. Join Joyful Harvest and other groups to make affordable housing and better communities a reality for everyone.

Our next Habitat outing is set for June 9. We'll leave the church at 8:30 a.m. and work until 3:00 p.m.! Sign up at the Welcome Table or call the church office at (847) 497-4569.

Memorial Day Worship

Memorial Day Remembrance Worship
May 28, 9:00 a.m.

On May 28th, we honor all those men and women who served their country in the military, who risked and lost their lives. As we remember the people who participated in war and those who gave the greatest sacrifice — their lives, we should also remember that war is not something that happens to other people in other places, it affects us all, all over the world. Memorial Day should be a reminder to us all to help promote peaceful resolutions to conflicts before they turn into war.

“The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.” John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Join us May 28 at 9:00 a.m. as we remember those who gave their all for us and the God who will raise them in the final days.

Vacation Bible School

God's Love Is So Cool! - Vacation Bible School!
June 18-22, 9-Noon!

at Lutheran Church of All Saint's
5800 State Park Rd, in Fox Lake

Come with us as we experience how God's love for us is so cool! Our Vacation Bible School this year will once again be done in partnership with All Saint's Church in Fox Lake - this year at their great facility!

At VBS this year, kids will experience God’s Word in surprising and unforgettable ways! Each day, leaders reinforce one simple Bible truth — which makes it easy for kids to remember and apply to real life! It's an incredible Bible-learning experience where kids will see, hear, and encounter the truth about God's love for us! Team-building games, cool Bible songs, and active Bible adventures are just a few of the activities that help faith flow into real life. (Since everything is hands-on, kids might get a little messy. Be sure to send them in play clothes, safe shoes, and maybe with a towel since we will play some fun water games!)

Your kids will also participate in an outreach project, called Operation Christmas Child, that will let the kids in our community shine God's light to hurting kids around the world.

Limited openings are available! Sign up now by downloading the registration form (Click Here!) and returning it by June 9, along with payment to:

Lutheran Church of All Saints
5800 State Park Rd
Fox Lake, IL 60020g Rd

Pollinator Pocket

Pollinator Pockets - Coming to Joyful Harvest!

Pollinator Pockets are very popular urban landscape features. They are small wildflower patches that fit well into the corner of yards or other places. Their name comes from their role in being made up of flowers that produce pollen which attracts butterflies, bees and birds such as hummingbirds.

Many times these flowers are simply commercially-produced popular flowers like black-eyed Susan, purple coneflowers, coreopsis, asters and phlox. But Pollinator Pockets can also be comprised exclusively of native, local plants. These are the plants that are most valuable in propagating and preserving the local butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. And that is an important point these days because those pollinators are an important part of ecology and often their very existence is threatened. There are more endangered and threatened native wild plants and animals in Lake County than in any other county in Illinois. Planting these ecological treasures and making seed and transplants available to others can help reverse the losses.

But there is another aspect of Pollinator Pockets that is even more precious than the ecological preservation - the opportunity to have a piece of God's divine natural creation to walk by or through on a regular basis; the opportunity to learn about and appreciate and be a part of and enrich this precious divine entity. And in the process enrich our own lives and the lives of our children and friends.

Joyful Harvest will be planting an indigenous Pollinator Pocket this spring! Want to help out? Sign up on the Welcome Table or call the church office!

Camp Fire Worship

Worship Around the Campfire! June 9, 5 p.m.

We invite you to a night of eating hotdogs, snacks and potluck as well as, most importantly, spending quality time in fellowship with other believers. We will have time to worship around a campfire on Saturday night, June 9th at 5 pm.

This will be a special time for us to gather together praising our God through passionate singing, playing of instruments (more musicians welcome), scripture reading, and other personal expressions of worship in a casual, comfortable environment. Join us! Bring a dish to share, something to drink and lawn chairs!

Wednesday Evening Family Bible Study

Wednesday Evening Family Bible Study!

Be part of the Disciple Ship – don’t miss the boat!
Wednesdays, from 6-8 p.m.

Join us Wednesday evenings on the Disciple Ship – Joyful Harvest’s family-time Bible Study. We gather at 6 p.m. for a potluck dinner, followed at 6:30 by Bible Study for all ages!

We will explore the bible texts from the previous Sunday's worship to come to a deeper and more thorough understanding of God's Word. What a great opportunity for family discussions later in the week!

We'll end the evening with a short worship service of Compline!

Join us for Worship!

Worship Opportunities:
 Saturday:  6:00 p.m.
 Sunday:  9:00 a.m.
 Bible Study
 6:00 p.m.
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