Announcements for Sunday, March 16, 2014

Honey Do Crew
The Church is the people. God has also provided a place for us to gather for worship. It’s a tool to promote the gospel and present the good news to our community. Would you be available 2-4 hours per month to help maintain, beautify, fix, or organize our building? If so, please use your connection card to sign-up. We’ll be in touch. For more info please contact Curt Berg at (630) 513-5325 x131 or

Dual Recovery Anonymous Starts Soon
Lord of Life is proud to host Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA), a 12-step program that helps people recover from addictions by addressing both the dependency and psychological side of addictions. The weekly program, which is a God-centered journey to recovery, will begin on Thu, Mar 20 at 6:30pm in the downstairs education classroom. For more info, contact Lord of Life member Vincent Chiaramonte at or by phone at (312) 203-5699.

Connecting to Lord of Life Seminar
Interested in membership or simply want to know more about Lord of Life Church? Save the date for Sun, Apr 13, 11:30am-3pm. Pastor Matt will share the mission, vision and values of the church and answer your questions. You’ll also learn about the history of the church, ways to serve and get connected. Childcare and lunch will be provided. Please sign up for this seminar on the connection card. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Matt at

Christina & Alex Durrant’s Baby Shower
We will be having a baby x 2 shower for Alex and Christina on Sun, Apr 6 at 2pm. They are having twin girls and registered at Babies R us, Target, and Buy Buy Baby.  Christina’s favorite colors are aqua and yellow; Alex’s is pink. If you already signed up and are bringing your daughter or a guest we would like to know. Please make a note on your connection card or contact Pamela McLane at (630) 879-0989 or Kim Cole at (630) 918-3015

Babies Coming Soon
We have some wonderful blessings coming to our Lord of Life Church family in the months ahead. Several babies are due and we’d like to provide meals for the expecting families. If you’d like to help, mark your connection card and we’ll be in touch. For more info contact Curt Berg at cberg@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

Feed My Starving Children
A serving event held in Aurora to package meals to be shipped overseas to those who desperately need nutritional food supplements. Please mark your connection card to come and assemble these packages on Tue, Mar 18 from 8-9:30pm. Stop by the Mission Bulletin Board for a display and a take home reminder sheet to put on your refrigerator. For more info please contact Kim Cole at (630) 918-3015 or

March Mission of the Month: AWANA
AWANA was founded in 1950 at North Side Gospel Center in Chicago by a pastor who recognized the value in kids learning Scripture. The name stands for “Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed” from 2 Timothy 2:15. Today, AWANA has programs in 17,000 churches in the US and 13,000 internationally, teaching, children to faithfully know and follow Jesus Christ. Lord of Life’s AWANA missionary is Ken Krup who works with 190 churches in the Chicago area who have AWANA programs. AWANA meets on Wednesday evenings at Lord of Life from 6:15-8pm. For more info about AWANA contact Brian Zielke at

The Life Center Pregnancy Services Mission Partner
Mark your calendar for the Annual Fundraising Dinner on Thu, Apr 24 at 6:30pm with special guest speaker, Senator Rick Santorum. Lord of Life Church will be hosting a table at the Seville in Streamwood IL. You are welcome to attend this grand event. Limited seating so use your connection card today to sign-up. For more info please contact Robin Mathieu at (630) 715-2198.

Saint Matthew Soup Kitchen
Our next day to serve at the Saint Matthew Soup Kitchen in Chicago is Thu, May 15 from 10:30am-3:00pm. Includes travel time. For more info please contact Pamela McLane at (630) 879-0989.

Monthly Food Drive for Elburn Food Pantry
Each month Lord of Life Church and Preschool partner for a monthly food drive benefiting the Elburn Food Pantry. This month we are collecting paper products such as, paper towels, napkins, facial tissue, and toilet paper. Due Date: Mon, Mar 31. Drop off items at the mission bulletin board. For more info contact Curt Berg at (630) 513-5325 x131or

Quilters of the King
We meet Thursdays 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. You can also iron or help organize the closet. We can always use white thread (not quilting thread), sheets in good condition, and material. For more info call Pamela McLane at  (630) 879-0989.

Winter Connect Groups
Check out the 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 at or contact Brian Zielke at (630) 513-5325 x140 or

Kids (preschool – grade 5)
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 children’s Christian faith so that they follow Jesus Christ. Always open to new kids. Come on out and join us!
This Wed, Mar 19 – Wear a cap
Next Wed, Mar 26 – Wear sparkles


Sundays during 10am worship for kids age 3 through grade 5. Always open to new kids. Check-in is located on the main floor near the elevator.
This Sun, Mar 16
– Jesus heals a deaf man (Mark 7:31-37)
Next Sun, Mar 23 – Philip and the Ethiopian (Acts 8:26-39)

Kindergarten-Grade 5
NEW Theme:
“Spelunkers” focused on Bible Skills; Key Verse: “Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path.” (Psalm 119:105)
This Sun, Mar 16 – David loves God’s Word (Psalm 119:11); The Point – We can use God’s Word every day.
Next Sun, Mar 23 – How Christians grow strong (Hebrews 5:11-6:3); The Point – We learn how to live from the Bible.

MidWay (grades 6-8)
GRAPPLE: Tackling Tough Questions about God, Myself, and Others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room
This Sun, Mar 16 – “Who do I tell?” (Matthew 28:18-20); The Point – Know my sphere of influence.
Next Sun, Mar 23 – “What matters?” (1 John 1:8-9); The Point – Tell God’s story.
MORPH: Be transformed by Jesus
Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm in the Youth Room
This Wed, Mar 19 – Demolishing Strongholds – War of the Worldviews
Next Wed, Mar 26 – Demolishing Strongholds – Simple Tools for Brain Surgery

HighWay (grades 9-12)
WORK OUT: Exercising our faith together. Sundays from 6-8pm in the Youth Room. Food. Friends. Growing stronger in Christ. We are currently studying John’s Gospel.

Dare to Share – Reverse Tour
Based on the life of Daniel, the 2014 tour is challenging youth to live in reverse. To STAND when others bow, SPEAK UP when others shut up, KNEEL when others run away . . . to change the world! Sat, Apr 12-Sun, Apr 13 at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates. Forms and $75 payment due Sun, Mar 23. Find forms and more details at Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at (630) 513-5325 x140 or

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