Announcements for Sunday, January 20, 2013

Announcements for Sunday, January 20, 2013

Today’s Worship
Big prayers yield bigger results. We continue the Circle Maker 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. Several Connect Groups are being offered that explore this topic in greater detail (pick up a Connect Group catalog in the lobby or visit Also, copies of The Circle Maker book are available in the lobby to purchase 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.

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.

NEW “God Heard Their Cry” Faith Lessons Study
The “Faith Lessons” Connect Group that meets on Sundays at 10am in Conference Room 217 will be starting a NEW study next Sunday, January 27th called “God Heard Their Cry.” Discover how God answered the cry of the enslaved people of Israel after 400 years in Egypt—and revealed himself as Lord to them and their oppressors. Follow Ray Vander Laan on location in Egypt as he details a fascinating five-part story.

Connect with Jesus and Each Other
Check out the NEW Winter 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 or online at

Vacation Bible School 2013
VBS 2013 “SonWest Roundup” is just a short 7 months away! Now is the time to join the Leadership Team! The Leadership Team is a group of individuals that each take charge of an area of VBS, such as kitchen, games, crafts, and mission.  The Leadership Team also recruits volunteers to serve in each area.  It’s not a big job, but each role is very important!  If you would like to take a Lead in VBS this year, please contact Mary Miller at (630) 365-2205 or

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.

Founder’s Week at Moody Church
“I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.” (Philippians 3:8). The theme this year is “Knowing Christ.”  We will be challenged to make the knowledge of Christ our greatest pursuit through biblical preaching, reverent worship and uplifting fellowship.  A group from LOL will be attending sessions on Thursday, February 7th.  If you would like to go along, contact Dwayne Nelson at 630.488.2510 or

Special Guest Today – Wendy Peck from Conley Outreach
One of the Ministries of Conley Outreach is to coordinate the monthly community meals at the Elburn Food Pantry. Wendy coordinates this effort. Today she comes to Lord of Life to give us an update on how this got started and why they do what they do.

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.
We also have another Elburn Food Pantry opportunity for you to serve. We are looking for 2-3 people to help every 4th Tuesday of the month from 9-11am. If you are interested, please sign-up on your Connection Card and we’ll send you the details.

Mission Trip to Haiti in March
Gary Kessler and Kenny Holmes are leading a team to Haiti on March 12-19, 2013.
Purpose of the trip is to extend God’s love to the orphan girls at the Bon Repos orphanage in Port au Prince.  Openings still available for team members.  If interested please contact Gary Kessler at 630 805 0822 or at

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.

Community Diaper Program for Fox Valley Pregnancy Center
Families in the community have the opportunity to receive diapers, wipes, formula, and baby food each month. Often mothers have to face the decision whether to buy food or diapers for their babies because they don’t have money for both. During the month of January, we are collecting diapers for Fox Valley Pregnancy Center by the Mission Wall.

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.

Mission Connection – Community Meals, serving our family and beyond…
The purpose of this ministry is to provide meals to those who are in need of a little TLC due to unemployment, illness, stress, transition, family birth, family death, or just to show the love of Jesus. These meals are not only for our Lord of Life family, but also as an extension of us into our community (neighborhood, workplace, etc.) If you’d like to help, you can prepare, and/or deliver the meals. Please let us know by checking off the box on your connection card. We will also be collecting items for the Elburn Food Pantry. Their immediate needs are as follows: Toilet paper and cereal desperately. They could also used boxed meals (hamburger helper) and canned fruit and vegetables. Please place your donated items in the tub at the mission bulletin board in the lobby.

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.

HighWay (grades 9-12)
This Week – Little People, Big Risks, and Huge Circles
Next Week – NO Hang Out on January 27th – Retreat weekend!

MidWay (grades 6-8)
GRAPPLE: Tackling Tough Questions about God, Myself, and Others
Sundays, 10am in the youth room
Current Theme: “Got Friends?” (Key Verse: John 15:12-13)
This Week – “Why should I butt in?” The Point – I am responsible for others.
Next Week – “Why do I get the blame?” The Point – I am responsible for myself.
MORPH: Be changed by Jesus. Wednesdays, 6:15-8:00pm in the Family Life Center.  This year we’re “Echoing” the entire Bible story!
Current Theme: “Got Friends?” (Key Verse: John 15:12-13)
This Week – “Why should I butt in?” The Point – I am responsible for others.
Next Week – “Why do I get the blame?” The Point – I am responsible for myself.

Tiny Little Christians “TLC” (Preschool): during the 10:00 service
This Week – Jesus is baptized (Matthew 3:13-17)
Next Week – Jesus chooses his disciples (Matthew 4:18-22)

Living Inside Out
(Kindergarten-5th grade): during the 10:00 service
Current Theme: “Miracle Lab” (Key Verse: Psalm 77:14)
This Week – Jesus calms the storm (Luke 8:22-25); The Point – We go to Jesus when we’re afraid.
Next Week – Jesus feeds the five thousand (John 6:1-14); The Point – We trust God to provide.

Because kids Matter to God Wednesdays, 6:15-8:00pm
Wednesdays, 6:15-8:00pm
This Week – Valentines for soldiers
Next Week – Bring a Dollar to support our Awana missionaries

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. 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 classes indicated. You will receive registration forms in February, 2013.

Summer Mission Trip for Youth and Families
Serve this summer with one of our LOL Mission Partners: World Mission Prayer League in Minneapolis, Minnesota! There will be a variety of projects and experiences for all ages and skill levels. Planning is underway and the dates for the trip are June 22nd-29th. Find out more at the initial Information Meeting on Sunday, February 10th at 11:45am in the Cup of Life Café.  Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at (630) 513-5325 x40 or