Date Night with Pastor Matt and Amy Fri, Feb 10
Join Pastor and his wife Amy for a fun date night at the church on Fri, Feb 10 from 6:30-8pm. Strengthen your marriage with this romantic evening in God’s house. Cost in $5. Dinner and childcare provided. We do ask that each couple please bring a dessert. Please sign up on the Connection card or online at lolchurch.net/marriage.

Watch the Big Game Together!
Everyone – men, women, youth, families – are all invited to come watch the Big Game on the big screens at Lord of Life on Super Sunday, Feb 5 starting at 5pm. There will be fun activities, good food (please bring a snack to share), a special halftime show, and a chance to win fabulous prizes! No sign-up necessary. Just show up! And feel free to invite friends and neighbors. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Training for LERT
If you’re interested in becoming a LERT (Lutheran Early Response Team) member LCC (Lutheran Church Charties) is offering a training session on Sat, Feb 4 or Sat, Mar 4 from 9:30am-1:30pm. Register at LCC@LutheranChurchCharities.org or for more info please call Dianna Bonfield at (866) 455-6466.

Join Us For a Night of Worship Fri, Feb 24
Praise God during this night of worship on Fri, Feb 24 at 7pm. This event is for all ages. The Lord of Life band will play worship music, lead prayer and a member of our church will give a personal testimony. Invite your friends and neighbors! For more info contact Christina Durrant at cdurrant@lolchurch.net.

LERT Team Headed to Mississippi!
Lord of Life will be sending a LERT chainsaw crew to assist in the cleanup and help in the comfort of those who have lost everything due to the tornadoes. The team plans to leave on Monday, Jan 30 for Hattiesburg, MS and return on Friday. Please keep the team and the people of Mississippi in your prayers.

Loving Our Wives God’s Way
“Husbands love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her” (Ephesians 5:25). That sounds good, but what does it look like? Join us for Second Saturday Men on Sat, Feb 11 from 7:30-9am in the Solid Rock Lodge to learn and grow as a godly, loving husband. We will study God’s Word, discuss in small groups, and enjoy fellowship over coffee and donuts. If you have questions, please contact Brian Griffin at 630-877-2260 or brianmgriffin1@gmail.com.

Iron Sharpens Iron Conference for Men
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” (Proverbs 27:17)
This conference on Sat, Mar 4 is for men of ALL AGES, emerging men (age 13) to seasoned men. It will be at Central Christian Church in Beloit, WI. We’ll meet at Lord of Life at 6am to carpool and return by 7pm. The cost is $55 when paid by Sun, Feb 19. Students (age 13-22) are only $40. Sign up in the lobby or at www.lolchurch.net/men Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Dare to Share – Unshakeable Tour
Using the story of young David facing an immense giant, the Unshakeable Tour will inspire teenagers (grades 8-12) to stand with an unshakeable faith in Jesus Christ and equip them to answer Christ’s call to make disciples who make disciples. March 3-4 at Life Changers Church in Hoffman Estates. Sign up by Sun, Feb 26. More info is available at the Connect Cart in the lobby or online at www.lolchurch.net/highway. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

College Students Contact Information
Are you, or any of your adult children attending a college/university this year? We have a special gift to share our love with them. Please write down the college information on the Connection Card in the comments/prayers section and place in the offering basket on Sunday morning. You can also send an email to lol@lolchurch.net including the following information: School Name, Your school address, Major, Minor, Year/Class, Birthdate, Email Address, Cell Number.

Basic Training for Confirmation
Get trained on the basics of faith and life. There are four sessions: 1) Discovering the Bible, 2) Encountering Jesus, 3) Living on Purpose, and 4) Searching for Truth. Completion of all four sessions is an expectation for confirmation. For more on confirmation go to www.lolchurch.net/confirmation or contact Brian at (630) 513-5325 x140. Basic Training sessions are offered once/month on Saturdays from 9am-12pm. The next session will be “Encountering Jesus” on Sat, Feb 18 in the youth room. No sign up necessary. Just show up!

Women’s Ministries Informational Meeting
Ladies, you’re invited to a New Year and New Ideas informational meeting on Sun, Jan 29 after the 10am service in the Family Life Center. We want to hear from you and share how you can get involved with Women’s Ministry in the new year. If you have questions, please contact Becky Fair at rrubeck@hotmail.com.

Women’s Thursday Morning Study Begins Thu, Feb 9
This study is Discovering God’s Will by Andy Stanley, is an 8 week study exploring the personal vision God has for each of our lives. This study is designed for young moms but is open to women of all ages. Starts Thu, Feb 9 from 9:15-11:15am at meets in the large conference room. You can purchase your study book at amazon.com. Please sign-up for this class on your Connection Card. Questions? Contact Amy at amy.blackford@gmail.com.

Help the Homeless of HELPS Ministry Feb 5 & 12
After worship services on Sun, Feb 5 & 12, laundry bags with bed linens will be available to take home and launder. Return the clean bed linens to the church and we’ll attach to the bag a printed gospel message for the resident at HELPS Ministry in St. Charles.

Solicitations Guidelines on CCB
Executive Committee has written and approved a Solicitations Guideline for Lord of Life Church. To read the guidelines, please login to CCB (easily access it lolchurch.net, click on login) and go to the files tab under the Whole Church group. For questions, contact Executive Director, Jim Anderson at janders57@comcast.net.

AWANA: Because kids matter to God. www.lolchurch.net/awana
Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm.
This Wed, Feb 1 – Inside Out Night
Sat, Feb 4 – Grand Prix Races – Check in starts at 9:30am
Next Wed, Feb 8 – Crazy Socks Night
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Living our faith from the inside out, 24/7. Sundays during 10am worship. Check in is located in the lobby.
Preschool-Kindergarten
This Sun, Jan 29 – Ask God for Help
Next Sun, Feb 5 – God’s House
Grades 1-5
This Sun, Jan 29 – Cain kills his brother in anger (Genesis 4:2-16); The Point – We show God’s love by controlling anger.
Next Sun, Feb 5 – Jacob steals his brother’s blessing (Genesis 27:1-45); The Point – We show God’s love by being honest.

LOL Kid’s Choir

All children are invited to join the LOL Kid’s Choir! Choir meets each Wednesday from 5:30–6:15pm, for children ages 3 through 8th grade. For more info please contact Christina Durrant at (630) 209-9458 or cdurrant@lolchurch.net.

MIDWAY (grades 6-8) www.lolchurch.net/midway
Morph: Becoming who God made me to be. Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm
Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm during the school year (Sep-May)
This Wed, Feb 1 – Spiritual Gifts
Next Wed, Feb 8 – Servanthood
Grapple: Tackling tough questions about God, myself, and others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room.
This Sun, Jan 29 – Who will be the ultimate fighting champion? (Hebrews 2:5-18); The Point – Jesus is my champion.
Next Sun, Feb 5 – When is it Go Time? (Ephesians 6:10-18); The Point – Jesus protects me.

HighWay
(grades 9-12) www.lolchurch.net/highway
Hang Out: Connecting with Jesus and each other. Sunday Nights from 6-8pm in the Solid Rock Lodge at Lord of Life.
This Sun, Jan 29 – NO HANG OUT – Retreat weekend
Next Sun, Feb 5 – Big Game Party starts at 5pm – bring a snack to share.

If you have any questions about children’s or youth ministry, please contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.