Announcements for Sunday, March 2, 2014

Join us for Ash Wednesday Worship
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent; a season to turn our hearts to repentance and remember our great need for a Savior. Join us for Ash Wednesday worship this Wed, Mar 5 at 7pm. For more info contact Pastor Matt at matt@lolchurch.net.

Last Chance for Early Rate – Iron Sharpens Iron Equipping Conference for Men
“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. Sat, Mar 15 in Beloit, Wisconsin. We’ll meet at Lord of Life at 6am and return by 7pm. $44 when paid by today, 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.

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 bzielke@lolchurch.net.

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 canned vegetables and fruit. Due Date: Mon, Mar 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 feel blessed to have had help from the church for our group to continue making quilts for Washington, Il. Paula Price delivered five quilts for families in need. We can always use white thread (not quilting thread), sheets in good condition, and material. 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. For more info call Pamela McLane at (630) 879-0989.

Blood Drive
Heartland Blood Centers needs your help! There is a critical need for all blood types. Approximately 2,000 units of blood have been lost in January due to the severe temperatures, an increase in illness, and the cancellation of some 21 blood drives. Due to this, we are unable to supply the local hospitals with the blood products that are needed. To meet the needs of the 49 hospitals served by Heartland Blood Centers, almost 600 units of blood are needed every day.  In order to rebuild the blood inventories that have been so greatly impacted by the adverse conditions, we are holding our quarterly blood drive today (keep going through Solid Rock Lodge – you can’t miss it). To be a blood donor, individuals must be at least 17 years old or 16 with written parental permission; weigh at least 110 pounds; be symptom free of cold, flu and allergies; and be in general good health. Walk-ins welcome all morning!

Last Chance to Register for the Women’s Spring Tea
Today is your last chance to register for Indenti-Tea, the annual women’s tea event on Sat, Mar 8 from 12:30 to 3pm. All guests must register and pay in advance. Cost of the event is $9. Table hostesses, scone bakers, food preparation and clean-up helpers are needed. Sign up sheets are available at the registration table. For more info, contact Patty Griffin (630) 363-9995 or email her at imbusy15@yahoo.com

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 jwpamclane@comcast.net or Kim Cole at (630) 918-3015 kimcole1299@sbcglobal.net.

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 bzielke@lolchurch.net.

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 kimcole1299@sbcglobal.net.

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 www.lolchurch.net/connect or contact Brian Zielke at (630) 513-5325 x140 or bzielke@lolchurch.net.

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 children’s Christian faith so that they follow Jesus Christ. Always open to new kids. Come on out and join us!
This Wed, Mar 5 NO AWANA – Ash Wednesday worship at 7pm
Next Wed, Mar 12 – Wear green

SUNDAY SCHOOL:
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.
Preschoolers
This Sun, Mar 2
– Mary and Martha (Luke 10:38-42)
Next Sun, Mar 9 – Jesus heals a blind man (Mark 10:46-52)
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 2 – Paul’s charge to Timothy (2 Timothy 3:14-17); The Point – We believe the Bible because it’s from God.
Next Sun, Mar 9 – Paul preaches at Antioch (Acts 13:16-23); The Point – The whole Bible tells of God’s love for me.

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, Mar 2 – “What’s up with the “Shepherd”?” (Psalm 23); The Point – The Holy Spirit comforts me.
Next Sun, Mar 9 – “What if I’m scared”?” (Romans 8); The Point – The Holy Spirit empowers me.
MORPH: Be transformed by Jesus. Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm in the Youth Room
This Wed, Mar 5 NO MORPH – Ash Wednesday worship at 7pm
Next Wed, Mar 12 – Demolishing Strongholds

HighWay (grades 9-12) www.lolchurch.net/highway
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.
This Sun, Mar 2 – Study of John’s gospel
Next Sun, Mar 9 – Study of 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 www.lolchurch.net/highway. Questions? 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 x140or bzielke@lolchurch.net.