Weekly Connect for Sun, Apr 19, 2015

Mother’s Day Brunch
Sun, May 10, from 9am-Noon in the Solid Rock Lodge. Enjoy good food and fellowship while avoiding the restaurant rush and supporting Lord of Life’s youth ministry. Free will donations will be accepted. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at (630) 513-5325 x140 or bzielke@lolchurch.net.

Poured Out Weekend
Poured Out is a weekend mission experience for youth currently in 5th-7th grade. It is a gathering of youth in Northern IL from June 5-7 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Belvidere, IL. Students will serve in a variety of ways from helping at an animal shelter, food pantry, retirement home, and other opportunities. It costs $50 which covers all necessities for the weekend. More info and forms are available at the Connect Cart in the lobby or at www.lolchurch.net/midway. To sign up, turn in completed form and payment by Wed, May 29. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Fight for What’s Right in God’s Sight
Men’s Fight Club will meet on Sat, May 9 from 7:30-9am in the Solid Rock Lodge. The fight is raging all around us. Don’t try to go at it alone! Come get encouraged, equipped and empowered to stand together. Got questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

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 to the Tender Loving Care (TLC) Crisis Pregnancy Spring Banquet
Thursday, April 30, 2015 6:30pm at The Seville in Streamwood, IL. The guest speaker this year is Comedian Gordon Douglas. He has appeared on the Carol Burnett show & The 700 Club. Come laugh and hear his stories from working with pro-life causes as we celebrate another year of God’s work through TLC’s ministries. For more info please contact Robin Mathieu at (630) 715-2198.

Serving at the Elburn Food Pantry Dinner
It’s time again for Lord of Life Church to provide a meal for our community on Thu, Apr 30 from 5-7pm. The main entree will be Pulled Pork sandwiches from Ream’s Meat Market. Please check your Connection Card to provide food items or offer your services. It’s a great way to connect people with Jesus and to serve together. For more info please contact Chris Christopher at (630) 391-8728.

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.

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.

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.

Save the Dates for Vacation Bible School
July 20-24, 2015. This summer, our “Journey off the Map” VBS will take kids to uncharted territory where they will begin to understand that obedience to God can lead them beyond the expected. So, toss the map, stick close to your guide, and prepare to listen for God’s direction in this journey that is unknown to us, but known by Him! Mark your calendar for July 20-24. More details are coming soon.

Join the Ghana Mission Team on the Trip or as a Prayer Partner
Do you want to be involved in mission work? There is still time and room for you to go on a mission trip to Ghana, Africa. However, the airfare must be purchased in May so please contact Cathy Geiger at cgeiger@aavextechnology.com. Do you want to be in involved but cannot travel to Ghana? We’ve got a deal for you! Prayer partners are needed to pray for the team as they plan and prepare for the trip and while they are travelling and ministering in Ghana. Please contact Robin Mathieu at (630) 715-2198 or email Dwayne Nelson at dnelsonlol@comcast.net to join this group.

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

Preschoolers
This Sun, Apr 19 – The Holy Spirit
Next Sun, Apr 26 – Doubting Thomas

Kindergarten-Grade 5
This Sun, Apr 19 – Jesus and the miraculous catch of fish (John 21:1-14); The Point – We know Jesus is alive.
Next Sun, Apr 26 – Doubting Thomas

AWANA: Because kids matter to God.Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm. We encourage kids to bring friends!
This Wed, Apr 22 – Glow in the dark night and last handbook time.
Next Wed, Apr 29 – Award Night

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 22 – Communion
Next Wed, Apr 29 – The End of Time
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.