Announcements for Sunday, November 10, 2013

Pastor Matt’s Installation and Fellowship Sunday, TONIGHT @6pm
Please join us for Pastor Matt’s installation service on Sunday, November 10 @6pm. Fellowship with desserts and beverages in the Solid Rock Lodge immediately after the service.

Prepare Your Heart for Christmas Tuesday, December 3, 6:30-9:00pm
Ladies of all ages: Come together to prepare your hearts for Christmas! Enjoy music, a craft, refreshments by the best cookie bakers of LOL, and a wonderful message!  $8/person – pay at the door. Sign up on the Connection Card or in the Lobby. If you would like to bake cookies, please write your name and how many dozen on the sheet in the lobby. Questions? Contact Pamela McLane at (630) 879-0989.

Men’s Retreat – November 22-24
Recharge your man spirit at the Villa Desiderata Retreat Center in McHenry, IL. $95 includes everything for the weekend, except transportation.  Scholarships are available by request. Sign up on Sunday in the lobby! Please invite other men to join us. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at (630) 513-5325 x40 or bzielke@lolchurch.net

MEN – Fight Club Round 3Fight for what’s right in God’s sight
This Wednesday (11/13) from 6:30-8:00pm at LOL.  It’s the final session of Round 3, which will review the highlights and key takeaways from the Iron Sharpens Iron video series and our seven Fight Club principles. We look forward to seeing you there!  For more information, contact Brian Griffin at brianmgriffin2013@yahoo.com

Fall Harvest Fest
Bake your favorite fall dessert and bring it to church NEXT SUNDAY, November 17.  Our theme this year is the harvest, so choose apples, pumpkins, or whatever you like.  We will have 2 winners this year, 1 at 9:45 and 1 at 11:45.  We would also like you to bring an extra dessert for us to freeze and use after Sunday services in January and February.

Attention Thrivent Members
THIS SUNDAY ONLY! There is a table set up in the Solid Rock Lodge for Chapter Elections. Please stop by to cast your vote.

Communion Servers Training
Communion servers training will be held on Sunday, November 17th right after 10 a.m. service.  If you are interested in attending, please e-mail Mary Miller millers800@sbcglobal.net. Also…The women are taking over the service on Sunday, November 23 so the men can go on Retreat.  So, if you are interested in serving for this service, please e-mail Mary Miller at millers800@sbcglobal.net.  …we need 8 women to be trained in order to have enough servers to “take over the service” Mary will contact you to arrange for training.

Christmas Decorating
We will be decorating the Solid Rock Lodge and worship center for the Christmas season the Saturday following Thanksgiving,  November 30th @9am. We need many helpers and men with muscle to help with the Christmas trees. If you are able to help, please sign up on this mornings connection card.

Collecting Plastic Take Home Containers
Our kitchen’s stock of take home containers has been depleted. We are looking for reusable plastic containers with lids (i.e. from whipped topping, sour cream, cottage cheese, etc.) so that we can continue to send leftovers out after events.  Please drop them off in the main kitchen.

Quilters of the King
We continue to make baby quilts for the pregnancy centers. We have 10 finished. We received a thank you note from the lady that we made the prayer quilt for who has cancer. Thank you Lord for all the opportunities you put before us. Praise God to whom all blessings flow. Come join us on Thursday mornings for devotions, sewing and wonderful snacks, laughter and fun. Sewing is not a requirement and we always can use another pair of hands to do God’s work. Call Pamela McLane, 1.630.879.0989 for more information.

Birthday Party for Meagan Seals
Come join us for birthday cake in Solid Rock Lodge TODAY between services and after late service to celebrate Meagan’s 4th birthday. We are so blessed to have our miracle baby still with us after 4 years of abundant life! Let’s celebrate the goodness and mercy of our GOD!

November Mission Connection
St. Matthew’s Soup Kitchen in Chicago serves hot meals each week to the homeless, unemployed, seniors and children in the Pilsen Neighborhood. Pastor Loza and his miracle worker, Maria Leal, started the Soup Kitchen 23 years ago. It is a beacon of hope in Chicago to fulfill Christ’s miracle of the bread and the fish to feed thousands who suffer from hunger. Lord of Life is blessed to partner with Pastor Loza. Our next visit is Thurs Dec 19 and we are collecting food to take along. Please join us as we help serve the food and give encouragement to all who walk through the doors. Bible reading and prayer is given before each meal. Our loose change offerings will go to Pastor Loza and the Soup Kitchen during the month of November.

Monthly Food Drive for Elburn Food Pantry
Each month Lord of Life Church will partner with Lord of Life Preschool for a monthly food drive for our own Elburn Food Pantry. To encourage the children in the art of giving they are taking one marble out of the “need” jar and place it in the “give” jar to show their act of giving. We’ll do the same with the two jars in front of the Mission Display Board. Our goal each month will be one item per LoL family or about 205 items. This month (November) we are collecting Baby Products-jar food, cereal, diapers, wipes, etc. If every family brings in just one item, our goal will be reached…any additional items will help us exceed the goal!

Feed My Starving Children
Our next scheduled event is coming soon. Mark your calendar for Tuesday, November 12 from 8:00pm to 9:30pm. Let us know you’re coming by signing up on your Connection Card.

Christmas Cottage Cookie Visits at Illinois Youth Center A Call for Volunteers
On Saturday December 7 from 12:00-3:30pm, an 80 member team will enter IYC and meet with the boys in their cottages.  We will sing Christmas Carols, visit with the boys, and deliver a Christmas gift of one dozen cookies to each boy.  This is a wonderful opportunity to bring the light of Christ to a dismal place and announce the love of Christ to these young men. If you feel called to join this team…volunteers need to be at least 18 years old. Don’t wait until the last minute to sign-up. There are new requirements this year which will be due November 8. Contact Barb or Don Martens 630-232-7320 donmartens@comcast.net.

Cookies, Cookies, Cookies
Will you bake cookies for our visit to IYC?  Cookies need to be delivered to Lord of Life Church by Thursday December 5.  If you can help…contact Barb or Don Martens 630.232.7320 donmartens@comcast.net

Make a Difference – Volunteer to Help the Hungry
Who:
Central Kane-Du Page County Chapter
Where: Come join us at the Northern Illinois Food Bank
273 Dearborn Court, Geneva, IL
When: Saturday, November 16, 2013 9:00 – 11:30 am
Continental Breakfast begins at 8:00 am. Only 30 places available For questions or to RSVP contact Dennis Finney (Caitlin Marten’s Dad) at dennisrfinney@aol.com or 630-377-1039 or 630-550-3262

Trustee Report
We have a number of special projects that need some attention. If you could spare an hour once a month, we could use your help. Please let us know you can help in this way by checking the appropriate box on your connection card. ALSO, we’re updating our building security procedures for the safety of all our children and adults. To that end, we’re rekeying the outside entry doors to the building. If you have a key or need a key for any outside door you’ll need a new key. Please let us know by checking the box on your connection card.

Breakfast with Baby Jesus – Saturday, December 7, 10:00-11:30am
O come let us adore Him! Breakfast, live nativity, craft, music, and story. Saturday, December 7, 10:00-11:30am in the Solid Rock Lodge. Sign up on the Connection Card or online at www.lolchurch.net.

Kids (Preschool—Grade 5)
AWANA
Wednesdays from 6:15-8:00pm
Awana helps the church and families work together to develop spiritually strong children who faithfully follow Jesus Christ.
This Week – Silly Hair Night
Next Week – Write thank you notes to someone special

SUNDAY SCHOOL: during 10:00 worship
Preschoolers
This Week – Baby Moses (Exodus 2:1-10)
Next Week – A long trip (Exodus 3:7-12)

Kindergarten-Grade 5
NEW Theme:
“Wilderness Trail” – Key Verse: “Respect everyone.” 1 Peter 2:17a
This Week – Jesus teaches about respecting others (Luke 6:27-36); The Point – Jesus says to respect everyone.
Next Week – Paul teaches about self respect (1 Corinthians 1:26-31); The Point – Our self respect comes from Jesus.

MidWay (grades 6-8) www.lolchurch.net/midway
GRAPPLE:
Tackling Tough Questions about God, Myself, and Others
Sundays, 10am in the youth room
This Week – “Should I be friends with sinners?” (Mark 2:13-17); The Point – I must be salt and light in the lives of others.
Next Week – “Why should I care?” (Matthew 25:31-46); The Point – When I help others, I help Jesus.

MORPH: Be transformed by Jesus
Wednesdays from 6:15-8:00pm
This Week
– The GOSPEL Journey – Life with Jesus starts now and lasts forever!
Next Week – Reach Out, Don’t Freak Out – Just Ask

HighWay
(grades 9-12)
www.lolchurch.net/highway
WORK OUT:
Exercising our spiritual muscles together. Sundays, 6-8pm in the Youth Room at LOL

Youth Winter Retreats
Parents: Give the gift of growth this Christmas! Both retreats will be at Camp Timber-lee in East Troy, WI.

HighWay:
January 24th-26th, sign up by December 15th www.lolchurch.net/highway
MidWay:
February 21-23rd, sign up by January 8th www.lolchurch.net/midway