Weekly Connect for Sun, Aug 23, 2015

Learn about Lord of Life Preschool this Sunday, Aug 23
This Sun, Aug 23, Lord of Preschool Director, Marliss Laughridge, will share a brief informational announcement about the preschool. Over 120 children are enrolled in preschool! Praise God for this outreach not only educated young ones but helps them know and love God. If you have any questions about Lord of Life Preschool please contact Marliss at mlaughridge@lolchurch.net.

Register for AWANA and Enjoy Ice Cream this Wed, Aug 26
AWANA registration for the 2015-2016 school year (age 3-grade 5) will be held on Wed, Aug 26 from 6-7:30pm. There will be ice cream too! Please bring a topping to share. Online registration is also available at www.lolchurch.net/awana. AWANA will kick off on Wed, Sep 9 at 6:15pm. Please contact Brian Zielke if you have any questions at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Join Us for the Ministry Kickoff next Sunday, Aug 30!
Please save the date for a special ministry kickoff celebration on Sun, Aug 30 during worship at 8:30am & 10am. It is our primary vision casting event of the second half of the year. In addition to a time of worship, Pastor Matt will share several ministry updates and where we are headed in for the remainder of 2015. There will be donuts from Kuipers Family farm and information tables for you to learn more about specific ministries you might be interested in. For more info, contact Pastor Matt at matt@lolchurch.net.

Membership Class is Next Sun, Aug 30
The next Start Here new membership class is on Sun, Aug 30, 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. This is also for people who simply want to know more about Lord of Life Church. Sign up on the Connection Card. Questions, contact Pastor Matt at matt@lolchurch.net.

Children’s Christmas Musical Auditions Start Tue, Sep 8
Lights! Camera! Action! Drama auditions for the Lord of Life Children’s Christmas Musical will be held on Tue, Sept 8 from 6-7:30pm and Sat, Sept 12 from 10am-12pm. Auditions are open for kids 3rd-12th grade. Participants will be asked to prepare a vocal solo and read from a dramatic excerpt. Sign up at the Connect Cart in the lobby or online at www.lolchurch.net/musical. The Christmas Musical will be on Sun, Dec 13 at 5pm. For more info, contact Christina Durrant at (630)209-9458 or cdurrant@lolchurch.net. Come praise our King in this fun-filled worship production!

Thank You, From Rev. Jake Gillard and Family
Thank you for the hospitality which you extended to us on Sun, Aug 16. We pray that you were encouraged by a relevant rendering of Daniel in the Lion’s Den. You, like Daniel and his fellow exiles, are able to thrive in Babylon as you shine like stars and lead many to righteousness (c.f. Daniel 12:3). It is an honor to serve the Lord as your missionaries. Thank you for your partnership in the Gospel and thank you for considering the World Mission Prayer League to be a ready resource for your global mission needs. Visit wmpl.org to learn more. May blessings abound, in the risen, ascended, and reigning Jesus Christ, Rev. Jake Gillard, with Michelle, Amelia, and Evangeline.

Ladies! Enjoy a Women’s Ministry Dinner
All women are invited to join Becky Fair, Women’s Ministry Leader at Lord of Life, for a Friendship Salad Supper on Thu, Sept 10 from 6-8:30pm. Becky will share the vision for women’s ministry and you can learn how you can get involved. Sign up on the Connection Card if you plan to attend. Questions? Contact Becky Fair at rrubeck@hotmail.com.

Learn How to Deal with Tough Questions
The Northern IL District Lutheran Layman’s League is combining its 2015 Convention with the Mission U 201 workshop being held on Sat, Sep 12, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church (63 Fernwood Road, Montgomery). Everyone is invited to attend. The topic is “Dealing With Tough Questions.” Registration of $10 includes lunch. Event begins at 8:30am. Contact Al Krodel at (630) 470-1808 to register.

Embrace the Unknown on a Mystery Retreat
Up for the Unknown is a mystery retreat for high school upperclassmen (juniors & seniors) that will take place from Sat, Sept12 through Sun, Sep 13. The location and the activities will be unknown to the participants. All they need to know is that it is guaranteed to be a good time! Parents of eligible youth will be contacted by Brian Zielke to discuss the classified info regarding the retreat’s top secret location and details. Sign up forms are available on the Connect Cart in the lobby or online at www.lolchurch.net/highway. Deadline to sign up is Sun, Sep 6.

Get Away for a Weekend With Your Family
Interested in an opportunity to spend quality time as a family with freedom from everyday distractions? Lake Geneva Youth Camp offers a Labor Day weekend family camp experience combining family worship time, free time for recreation activities and great all-you-can-eat meals. The experience begins Fri, Sep 4 with evening registration and continues through mid-day Mon, Sep 7. It’s a great way to strengthen connections with family, God and can be a life-changing experience. For more details, contact Gary or Holly Meyer at glmhcm@msn.com or (630) 443-8316 or look online for info and registration at lgyc.org/family.

Lutheran College Fair
Discover a group of colleges that has faith in your future. Students and parents are invited to attend. The fair includes workshops on college and career planning and on financial aid, and opportunities to meet with representatives from individual colleges. Sun, Aug 30 starting at 6pm – Trinity Lutheran Church, 405 Rush St, Roselle, IL. For more info visit www.lutherancolleges.org/events.

Support Our August Mission of the Month
Wycliffe Bible Translators is dedicated to translating and delivering Scripture to people around the globe in their own native language. We support Wycliffe missionaries John and Bonnie Nystrom who are serving eleven language groups in Papua New Guinea by training Papua New Guineans to translate the Bible into their own languages, coaching them through the translation process, and equipping them to pass on their skills to more translators from some of the 300 language groups in Papua New Guinea that still have no Scripture at all. Learn more at www.wycliffe.org or contact Cathy Geiger at cgeiger@aavextechnology.com.

AWANA: Registration for 2015/2016 will be on Wed, Aug 26 from 6-7:30pm. There will be ice cream too! Please bring a topping to share. AWANA will kick off again on Wed, Sep 9 from 6:15-8pm.
Preschool & Kindergarten
This Sun, Aug 23 – Jesus loves the little children
Next Sun, Aug 30 – In the beginning

Grades 1-5
Current Theme – “Vertical Edge” focused on Work/School
This Sun, Aug 23 – Joseph becomes a ruler of Egypt (Genesis 41:37-57; 45:3-8); The Point – We work where God puts us.
Next Sun, Aug 30 – The parable of the three servants (Matthew 25:14-30); The Point – We use our talents for God.

Children’s Choir
Come and sing with us! All children are invited to join the LOL Children’s Choir! Choir will meet each Wednesday from 5:30pm – 6:15pm starting on Sept 9. Children ages 3 through 8th grade are welcome to join. For more info please contact Christina Durrant at 630-209-9458 or cdurrant@lolchurch.net.

MidWay (grades 6-8) www.lolchurch.net/midway
MORPH: Becoming who God made me to be. Next season will kick off on Wed, Sep 9.
GRAPPLE: Tackling tough questions about God, myself, and others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room.
This Sun, Aug 23 – Is heaven going to be boring? (Revelation 4:1-11); The Point – Heaven is being near God.
Next Sun, Aug 30 – Isn’t a God enough? (John 14:1-14); The Point – Jesus is the only way.

HighWay (grades 9-12) www.lolchurch.net/highway
Hang Out: Building friendships with Jesus and each other. Sundays from 6-8pm
This Sun, Aug 23 – at the Zielke’s house (221 E Shannon St, Elburn). We will walk to Lion’s Park for the Elburn Days carnival. Bring $ for rides & food if you want.
Next Sun, Aug 30 – in the youth room at Lord of Life

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