Announcements for Sunday, January 13, 2013

Announcements for Sunday, January 13, 2013

Today’s Worship
Big prayers yield bigger results. Based on the best-selling book, The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson, we will begin a new message series today to take your prayer life to a new level. In this four-week experience we will gain a deeper understanding of prayer and, in turn, make a more consistent practice of prayer to see the amazing things God will do. New Connect Groups are forming that you will be able to participate in explore this topic in greater detail. You can purchase a copy of the Circle Maker Book in the Church Lobby for $10.

Circle Maker Discussion with Pastor Phil
Take the next step with our new message series. Join Pastor Phil on Thursday mornings at 6:45am for breakfast and an informal discussion of the Circle Maker Message Series at Papa G’s in Elburn starting on Thursday, January 17.

Fight Club for Men
Join us for the Fight Club this Wednesday at 6:30pm or on Saturday Morning at 7:30am. This is more than a Bible Study. It is a brand new initiative designed to equip and train you to fight for your family, church, and community. It will enable to you stand against injustice and oppression in this world. The number #1 rule of Fight Club is that everyone will be talking about it.

Join us on Monday night at 6:30 PM for Basketball in the Lord of Life Family Life Center. Adults and older children are welcome to play. It is a fun way to get some exercise and meet new people. Don’t worry about missing a shot – all skill levels are welcome! If you have any questions, contact Brenda Guetthoff at or 630–921–2027.

Scrapbooking Event
Please join us for our first Scrapbooking Event, Friday, February 1st  6-12pm & Saturday, February 2nd 8am-10pm. $15 for 6 hours NO FRILLS FRIDAY – $40 for 14 Loaded Hours Saturday. Doors open one half hour before the event.  COME JOIN THE FUN! You bring your own supplies and creativity. *Friday night bring a snack to share for the “snack table”. We provide: table space to work on; consultants with some supplies. *Breakfast *Lunch *Supper *Goodie Bag *Fun. Please note: there is no internet access. Saturday’s Workshops (payable that day to the consultant) are: Classes offered:  Creative Memories – Stamping Up – Cricut Classes start at 10:30am. registration will be in the lobby on January 13th and 20th.

Women’s Spring Tea Saturday March 9 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Mark your calendars ladies for “Reali-TEA” the annual Women’s Tea event.  All women and young ladies are invited to attend.  Registration begins Sunday February 10.

Women’s Ministry Presents…So That
A special evening of “So That” …an evening of sharing, caring, and connecting so that we glorify God, get to know each other and have fun!. This event is FREE and will take place in the Solid Rock Lodge at Lord of Life on Friday, January 25, 7-9pm. (snow date Saturday, January 26). Desserts and guest speakers will be provided. Please sign up on this mornings connection.

Winter Connect Groups
Check out the NEW Connect Groups Catalog and discover many opportunities to Connect with Jesus and each other! There are all kinds of groups waiting for you to join! Sign up on the Connection Card.

Monthly Mission Connection
For two and a half decades, the Fox Valley Pregnancy Center in S Elgin has been assisting young women who are facing the possibility of an unplanned pregnancy to make decisions that will affect the rest of their lives and the lives of their unborn babies. The new St Charles location also helps change hearts and lives after viewing the image of their babies on an ultrasound screen. Adoption is presented as a loving, selfless option. They are given the reassurance that God loves them and cares about them and they can find hope and peace through Jesus Christ.

Serving at Lazarus House
Every 3rd Thursday and 4th Friday Lord of Life is scheduled to serve at Lazarus House, a homeless shelter in Saint Charles serving the Fox Valley area, plus Kaneland School District. If you’d like to serve, please sign up on your connection card on Sunday morning.

Feed My Starving Children
Meet at LoL at 7pm and we will carpool to North Aurora for this month’s packaging event on Tuesday, January 22nd. Packaging time is 8:00pm to 9:30pm. We will also be going on Tuesday, February 19th at 8:00pm to 9:30pm. Sign-up for either/both dates on your connection card.

Elburn Food Pantry Dinner
Thursday, January 31st 5:00pm. Serving Chili, cornbread and brownies for dessert. We could use your help. Would you be able to bring a plate of brownies or a pan of cornbread? Or would you be able to come and serve? Please sign your connection card this morning.

New Trustee Project Procedures
Here’s what you can do if you notice anything that needs some attention in and around the buildings or grounds at Lord of Life Church:

1.    Take down a blank Work Order form from the Blessings Board located in the hallway by the coatracks – or complete one online at
2.    Place the completed form in the offering basket on Sunday morning, return to church office, or submit it online.
3.    We’ll post the project progress or let you know depending on how you completed your form.
4.    Any questions or concerns? Email or call the church office at 630.513.5325.

Men of Integrity
Your Daily Guide to the Bible and Prayer. The January/February issue is here! Pick up your copy at the Information Wagon in the lobby for $1.00.

HighWay (grades 9-12)
HANG OUT: Sundays, 6-8pm in the youth room (unless otherwise specified below)
This Week – Becoming a Circle Maker
Next Week – Little People, Big Risks, and Huge Circles
*NO Hang Out on January 27th because of the winter retreat that weekend.

MidWay (grades 6-8)
Tackling Tough Questions about God, Myself, and Others
Sundays, 10am in the youth room
NEW Theme: “Got Friends?” (Key Verse: John 15:12-13)
This Week – “Can’t you just leave me alone?” The Point – I can’t do it alone.
Next Week – “Why should I butt in?” The Point – I am responsible for others.
MORPH: Be changed by Jesus. Wednesdays, 6:15-8:00pm in the Family Life Center.
This year we’re “Echoing” the entire Bible story!
This Week – Sacrifices
Next Week – Judges, Prophets, & Kings

Tiny Little Christians “TLC” (Preschool): during the 10:00 service
This Week – The boy Jesus at the Temple (Luke 2:41-52)
Next Week – Jesus is baptized (Matthew 3:13-17)

Living Inside Out (Kindergarten-5th grade): during the 10:00 service
Current Theme: “Miracle Lab” (Key Verse: Psalm 77:14)
This Week – Jesus brings Jairus’ daughter back to life (Mark 5:22-42); The Point – We hope in Jesus.
Next Week – Jesus calms the storm (Luke 8:22-25); The Point – We go to Jesus when we’re afraid.

AWANA Because kids Matter to God Wednesdays, 6:15-8:00pm
Wednesdays, 6:15-8:00pm
This Week – Hawaiian night. *Sparky Turtle Races this Saturday, 1/19 at 2pm
Next Week – Valentines for soldiers

Preschool 2013/2014 Pre-registration
Lord of Life Preschool is starting enrollment for the 2013/2014 School Year. There are forms available outside the Preschool Office starting Sunday, January 6th. Complete the form and return it to the Preschool Office as classes will be filled in date/time of order received (forms will be accepted starting January 7th – all forms received prior to that date will be dated the 7th at 8:00 am. Pre-registration will be closed on January 31st, 2013. All forms received after this date will be added to the list. This will place your child on a list for the class(es) indicated (you will receive registration forms in February, 2013.