Weekly Connect for Sun, Apr 12, 2015

Interested in Membership at Lord of Life?
Start Here is the new membership class being offered on Sun, May 3, from 11:30am-1:30pm. Pastor Matt will share the mission, vision and values of the church and answer your questions. Childcare and lunch are provided. Please sign up for this class on the Connection Card. If you have any questions, contact Pastor Matt at matt@lolchurch.net.

Come Serve as an Usher on Sunday Mornings
All ushers and future ushers are expected to attend usher training on Sunday, April 19th at 11:30 a.m. This training will be approximately 30 minutes.  If you have questions or are interested, but unavailable on April 19th, please contact Mary Miller at marymmiller@mediacombb.net or 630-365-2205.

Attend the Five Wishes Workshop on Sun, Apr 19
Why attend Five Wishes Workshop? First, it lets you talk with your family, friends and doctor about how you want to be treated if you become seriously ill. Second, your family members will not have to guess what you want. It protects them if you become seriously ill, because they won’t have to make hard choices without knowing your wishes. Finally, you can know what your mom, dad, spouse, or friend wants. You can be there for them when they need you most. You will understand what they really want. Please plan on attending our workshop on Sun, Apr 19 from 11:30am-1:30pm, where we’ll complete the Five Wishes document. Lunch will be included. Please sign up on the Sunday morning Connection Card. For more info please contact Curt Berg at cberg@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x131.

Come Serve at Beautiful U Ministries in Elburn
Please join us for an opportunity to serve at Beautiful U Resale Shop on Mon, Apr 20. We will meet at 6:15pm at the shop (112 N. Main St., Elburn) to help sort, organize, and price donations. Sign up on the Connection Card or contact Amy Blackford for more info at (651) 238-9374 or amy.blackford@gmail.com.

Participate in the National Day of Prayer on Thu, May 7
The 64th annual National Day of Prayer is on Thu, May 7. The theme for the 2015 NDP is Lord, Hear Our Cry. Join us at Lord of Life for a special time of prayer on Thu, May 7 at 7pm. For more info contact Pastor Matt at matt@lolchurch.net. For more information on the National Day of Prayer, go to nationaldayofprayer.org.

Thank You Holy Week Volunteers
A big thank you to our volunteers who helped serve during Holy Week. It was a fantastic week of ministry and close to a 1,000 people, including several guests, came to remember and give thanks the events of our salvation. God is good!

Celebrate Awards Night for Our Young Disciples
AWANA, our midweek ministry to children, is concluding on Wed, April 29 with a special awards night at 6:30pm for the kids, parents and volunteers. It always makes for a fun celebration to see the kids recognized for their dedication in memorizing Scripture and following Jesus. For more information about AWANA go to lolchurch.net/awana or contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net.

We Need Your Help Cooking and Freezing Meals
Our community meal supply in the Cup of Life Cafe freezer is completely empty. We give these meals to our members in need. Would you be willing to pre-cook a meal and bring it to the church to put in the freezer? If so, please sign your Connection Card to let us know you’re willing. We’ll be in touch with more information. For more info contact Curt Berg at cberg@lolchurch.net.

Ready to be Confirmed?
We have scheduled a Confirmation Sunday to encourage youth to take steps on the path to a personal confession of faith. We will celebrate confirmations during worship on Sun, May 17.  For more info on confirmation at Lord of Life visit www.lolchurch.net/youth or contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net.

Need to Plan for College?
Wondering if you will be able to help your child finish college and still retire someday? With planning, you can. You’re invited to attend a complimentary, 60 minute college planning overview to learn how academics, admissions, and financial strategies can work together to help save you money on college. Mon, Apr 20 from 6:30-7:30pm at Geneva Lutheran Church (301 S Third St, Geneva) or Sun, May 3 from 4:30-6pm at Immanuel Lutheran Church (950 Hart Rd, Batavia). Students are encouraged to attend with their parents. To RSVP, please contact Jamie McCarthy at jamie.mccarthy@thrivent.com or (630) 355-8822.

Support Our April Mission of the Month
World Mission Prayer League, based in Minneapolis, MN,  has 100 Lutheran missionaries sprinkled throughout 20 countries worldwide who are committed to know Christ, pray for the advance of His kingdom, share the gospel with those who do not know him and encourage Christians everywhere in this global task. We look forward to Rev. Jacob Gillard’s visit later this month when he will tell us more about WMPL and how their missionaries witness about Jesus throughout the world. Learn more at www.wmpl.org. or contact Tim Sivesind at prismlight@sbcglobal.net.

Ladies, Want to Study Revelation Starting in the Fall?
Bible Study Fellowship International will be studying the book of Revelation beginning Wed, Sep 16, to the end of April 2016. The class includes questions for personal study, discussion groups for sharing insights, and lectures with practical applications. The class meets on Wednesday mornings from 9:10-11am at Lord of Life Church. A program for members’ children’s ages birth to 1st grade is offered at the same time. Interested women are invited to attend a welcome/registration class on Wed, at 9:10am on April 15, at Lord of Life. An evening group for women will meet on Wednesday evenings beginning Sept 16, 6:30-8:15am at Village Bible Church, 847 N. State Route 47 in Sugar Grove. The welcome/registration for this will be held on May 6 at 6:30pm. For more info about Bible Study Fellowship, please visit bsfinternational.org, or for info about the groups, contact Charlene Neidlinger at (630) 365-3488.

Save the Dates for Vacation Bible School
July 20-24, 2015. This summer, our “Journey off the Map” VBS. More details coming soon.

Sunday School
Learning to live our faith from the inside out, 24/7. Sundays during 10am worship. Check-in is located in the lobby.

This Sun, Apr 12Jesus has risen!
Next Sun, Apr 19—The Holy Spirit

Kindergarten-Grade 5
This Sun, Apr 12—Jesus asks John to take care of His mother (John 19:16-30);
The Point – We trust that Jesus loves us.
Next Sun, Apr 19—Jesus and the miraculous catch of fish (John 21:1-14);
The Point – We know Jesus is alive.

AWANA: Because kids matter to God.Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm. We encourage kids to bring friends!
This Wed, Apr 15—Dress like a cartoon character
Next Wed, Apr 22—Glow in the dark night & Last handbook time.
Wed, Apr 29—Award Night at 6:30pm.

MidWay (grades 6-8) www.lolchurch.net/midway
MORPH: Becoming Who God Made Me to Be, and having Fun in the Process! Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm.
This Wed, Apr 15 – Baptism
Next Wed, Apr 22 – Communion

GRAPPLE: Tackling Tough Questions about God, Myself, and Others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room

HighWay (grades 9-12) www.lolchurch.net/highway
Hang Out Building friendships with Jesus and each other. Sundays from 6-8pm.
This Sun, Apr 12 – Arts of Spiritual Conversations – Sharing
Next Sun, Apr 19 – God Connects – Why Jesus?

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