Announcements for Sunday, February 2, 2014

Iron Sharpens Iron Men’s One Day Equipping Conference
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” – Proverbs 27:17 This conference is for men of ALL AGES, emerging men (age 13) to seasoned men, on Sat, Mar 15 in Beloit, Wisconsin. We’ll meet at Lord of Life at 6am and return by 7pm. $44 when paid by Sun, Mar 2. Students (age 13-22) are only $29. Sign up in the Lobby. Questions? Contact Gene Walker at (630) 338-3596 or Brian Zielke at (630) 513-5325 x140 or bzielke@lolchurch.net.

Bowling for Babies
Team Lord of Life will be bowling to raise funds for The Life Center Pregnancy Services. Sat, Feb 15 from Noon-3pm. Team members are Rick & Robin Mathieu with Malissa & Jeff Straughn. Team name is Vintage Models. You can sponsor team members through the website www.tlcpregnancyservices.com or contact Robin Mathieu (630) 715-2198.

Mark Your Calendar for the Women’s Spring Tea

“Identi-Tea” is the theme for the annual women’s tea event on Sat, Mar 8 from 12:30-3pm.  All women and young ladies are welcome.  Registration begins Sun, Feb 9. Question? Contact Patty Griffin at (630) 363-9995 or imbusy15@yahoo.com.

Save the Date for Christina & Alex Durrant’s Baby Shower
On Sun, Apr 6 from 2-4pm there will be a shower for Christina and Alex Durrant. All are invited to attend. Stay tuned for more details. For more info please contact Pamela McLane (630) 879-0989 or Kim Cole (630) 918-3015.

Save the Date for Blood Drive
Our next blood drive will be Sun, Mar 2 from 7am-Noon. For more info please contact Judy Yant (630) 294-4328.

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 by writing the group number (from the catalog) on your connection card or sign up online at www.lolchurch.net/connect.

Come and Sing With Us!
All children ages 3 through 8th grade are invited to join Lord of Life Children’s Choir! Choir will meet each Wednesday from 5:30-6:15pm. Choirsters will be participating in Sunday morning worship and a special Holy Week performance.  Come and be ready to burst into jubilant song!  For more info please contact Christina Durrant at (630) 209-9458 or cdurrant@lolchurch.net

Basketball on Monday Nights
Come out and shoot some hoops with us on Monday nights from 6-8pm in the Family Life Center. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at (630) 513-5325 x140 or bzielke@lolchurch.net.

Would you Like to Make a Difference?
Sponsors are needed for kids at Pastor Mesidor’s Orphanage in Port-au-Prince Haiti. Pictures and information can be seen on the Mission Wall. Only 70 cents a day ($250/year) will provide education, food, clothing and loving care for one year. Contact Lois Linder (630) 879-6717 to become a sponsor.

February Mission Connection
LifeSpring Ministries in Aurora, a division of Wayside Cross, is a 6-month residential program for women who are homeless, due to addiction, abuse or financial reasons. This safe loving “family” environment can house up to 57 women and children. Through Christian counseling and Biblical guidance, skills are learned and strengthened and lives are healed. For more information contact Lynda Dorsch, Director (630) 851-0187 x11 or Pamela McLane (630) 879-0989

Feed My Starving Children
A serving event. Mark your calendar for Tue, Feb 18 from 8-9:30pm. For more info please contact Kim Cole at (630) 918-3015 or kimcole1299@sbcglobal.net.

Monthly Food Drive for Elburn Food Pantry
Each month Lord of Life Church and Preschool for a monthly food drive benefiting the Elburn Food Pantry. Our goal each month will be one item per Lord of Life family. This month we are collecting canned soup, Ramen, soup mixes, pastas, rice, beans, etc. Due Date: Mon, Feb 3. Drop off items at the mission bulletin board. For more info contact Curt Berg at (630) 513-5325 x131or cberg@lolchurch.net                    

Quilters of the King

We are finishing the three quilts for the family in Washington that lost their
father and husband. We are in need of batting or light weight blankets (full size or bigger) to fill the quilts. We meet every Thursday at 9am if you want to join us. We have devotion, snacks and lots of laughs. If you don’t sew, we will teach you or you can iron or help organize the closet. For more information call Pamela McLane at  (630) 879-0989. To God be the glory in all things.

Kairos TORCH Prison Ministry
Is God calling you into a mission field at Illinois Youth Center-St Charles?  Is it God’s plan to use you to show a boy the path to salvation?  Check this out: http://kpmifoundation.org/index.php. There will be an informational presentation about Kairos Torch Prison Ministry on Sat, Feb 8 from 8:30­-11:30am at Lord of Life.  Please consider attending and bring a friend. For more info, please contact Don Martens at (630) 232-7320 or donmartens@comcast.net.  Sign up on the connection card.

Kids (preschool – grade 5)
AWANA:
Because Kids Matter to God. Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm for kids age 3 through grade 5. AWANA helps the church and families work together to develop spiritually strong children who faithfully follow Jesus Christ. Always open to new kids. Just come out and join us!
This Wed, Feb 5 – Inside Out Night
Next Wed, Feb 12 – Dads Night

SUNDAY SCHOOL: Living Inside Out
Sundays during 10am worship for kids age 3 through grade 5. Always open to new kids. Check in is located in the atrium near the elevator.

Preschoolers
This Sun,
Feb 2 – Jesus blesses the children (Mark 10:13-16)
Next Sun, Feb 9 – Jesus teaches about birds and flowers (Luke 12:22-32)

Kindergarten-Grade 5
NEW Theme:
“Arctic Antics” focused on Family; Key Verse: “Love each other with genuine affection and take delight in honoring each other.” (Romans 12:10)
This Sun, Feb 2 – Children, obey your parents (Ephesians 6:1-4); The Point – We obey God by obeying our parents.
Next Sun, Feb 9 – Andrew brings his brother to Jesus (John 1:35-42); The Point – We share Jesus with our families.

MidWay
(grades 6-8) www.lolchurch.net/midway
GRAPPLE: Tackling Tough Questions about God, Myself, and Others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room
This Sun, Feb 2 – “Why is church so boring?” (John 10:7-10); The Point – God wants me to have a full life.
Next Sun, Feb 9 – “How am I supposed to know?” (Psalm 51); The Point – The Holy Spirit convicts me.

MORPH: Be transformed by Jesus
Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm in the Youth Room
This Wed, Feb 5 – Prayer
Next Wed, Feb 12 – Demolishing Strongholds – War of the Worldviews part 1

HighWay (grades 9-12) www.lolchurch.net/highway
WORK OUT: Exercising our faith together. Sundays from 6-8pm in the Youth Room
This Sun, Feb 2 – The BIG Game Party
Next Sun, Feb 9 – Study of John’s Gospel

Help Improve the Youth Room
Can you help improve the youth room downstairs? We want to give the room a makeover and could use your help. We need billiard cues, ping pong balls and a foosball table. If you have any of these items and would like to donate them to the youth, please contact Brian Zielke at (630) 513-5325 x140 or bzielke@lolchurch.net.

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