Announcements for Sunday, March 9, 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 cberg@lolchurch.net.

Dual Recovery Anonymous Starts Soon
Lord of Life is proud to host Dual Recovery Anonymous, a 12-step program that helps people recover from addictions by addressing both the mental and physical sides of addictions. The weekly program, which leads people to trust in God, will begin on Thu, Mar 20 at 6:30pm in the downstairs education classroom. For more info or to register contact Lord of Life member Vincent Chiaramonte at vincent@vscstudio.com or by phone at (630) 443-7503.

Blood Drive Report

We exceeded our preset goal from Heartland plus some! We had a goal of 28 units donated, Lord of Life donated 39!!! I am so very grateful to each and every member of Lord of Life who either donated a life saving pint of blood, or who prayed for the blood drive! Without you this would have not been possible. We had one person who is new to Elburn, was driving down Rt. 38, saw our sign and decided to stop and donate. They had never been to the church, and promised to be back! In the 4 hours of our blood drive, we saved 117 lives! Thanks Lord of Life Church! For more info please contact Judy Yant at (630) 294-4328.

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.

Men – Last Chance to Sign Up for the Iron Sharpens IronEquipping 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. Sat, Mar 15 in Beloit, Wisconsin. We’ll meet at Lord of Life at 6am and return by 7pm. 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 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 cberg@lolchurch.net.

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 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 12 – Wear green
Next Wed, Mar 19 – Wear a cap

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 9
– Jesus heals a blind man (Mark 10:46-52)
Next Sun, Mar 16 – Children praise Jesus (Matthew 21:7-16)
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 9 – Paul preaches at Antioch (Acts 13:16-23); The Point – The whole Bible tells of God’s love for me.
Next Sun, Mar 16 – David loves God’s Word (Psalm 119:11); The Point – We can use God’s Word every day.

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 9 – “What if I’m scared?” (Romans 8); The Point – The Holy Spirit empowers me.
Next Sun, Mar 16 – “Who do I tell?” (Matthew 28:18-20); The Point – Know my sphere of influence.
MORPH: Be transformed by Jesus
Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm in the Youth Room
This Wed, Mar 12 – Demolishing Strongholds – War of the Worldviews
Next Wed, Mar 19 – Demolishing Strongholds – Simple Tools for Brain Surgery

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.

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 x140 or bzielke@lolchurch.net.