Weekly Connect for Sun, Feb 21, 2016

Capital Campaign Update
There is just over four months remaining in the 25 Years and Beyond Campaign which concludes on June 30, 2016. The three major initiatives of our campaign are the following: new parking lot (which is completed), new corner sign and roof repair. The corner sign team met for the first time on Wednesday. They’re task is to lead the efforts to get a new corner sign for our church. The roof repair will be done when the weather is warmer. Please continue to fulfill your pledges as we have use for every dollar pledged. May every effort of this campaign help position our church for the next 25 years of ministry.

The Seven Experiment is Back!
Ladies, back by popular demand…The 7 Experiment by Jen Hatmaker will begin Thu, Mar 24 from 7-8:15pm and meet every other Thursday thereafter. Brenda Guetthoff will be offering the study from her home and applying the concepts Jen shares in her book each month. Please sign up via the Connection Card. For more information please contact Brenda Guetthoff at (630) 921-2027.

New Women’s Bible Study Living a Chocolate Life by Deb Burma
Fun, friendly, and engaging, Living a Chocolate Life invites women to savor God’s rich and endless supply of grace in Christ.Whether they’re sampling everything from bitter nuggets of pain to sweet morsels of joy, this study reminds them that the Holy Spirit fills us with sweet faith in our Savior–and it is only He who can truly satisfy. The study will be offered on the first and third Thursday evenings at 7pm beginning Thu, Mar 3 and on Tuesdays evenings beginning Tue, Apr 5 at 7pm. Please sign up via the Connection Card. The book will be available to look at on the Connection Cart.

Register for the Women’s Tea!
Ladies, register today for Inner Beau-tea on Sat, Mar 5 from 12:30-3pm.  We are pleased to have Carolyn Larsen presenting “Here She Comes…Miss-cellaneous…Not”. A look at the woman God desires each of us to be. Carolyn is an author, actress and speaker with a God-given passion for ministering to women. Register at the lobby display table. Cost is $10.00 at registration. Come by yourself or with a guest. Table hostesses, scone bakers, food preparation and clean-up helpers are needed. Nursery care for infants and toddlers and a “mini” tea party for 3 to 5-year-olds will be provided. Your children or your guest’s children must be registered in advance on the sign-up sheet at the registration table. For more info contact Patty Griffin at (630) 363-9995 or email imbusy15@yahoo.com.

Direct Your Thrivent Choice Dollars to Lord of Life
The Thrivent Choice program is an easy way for eligible Thrivent Financial members to direct how Thrivent should distribute a portion of its charitable outreach funds to organizations that members are passionate about. Lord of Life Church is enrolled in the program and is eligible to receive Choice Dollars®. Eligible members have until Thu, Mar 31 to allocate their Choice Dollars® earned in 2015. If you are a Thrivent member and would like to direct your Choice Dollars® to Lord of Life, we will have a table set up in the lobby on Sun, Mar 13 to provide assistance. You can also go to www.thrivent.com or call (800) 847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice” when prompted. Please note that we are listed as “Lord of Life Lutheran Church – Elburn.” If you have questions, please contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Lent Paint and Preach Sermon Series Continues
Lent, is a six-week season in the church year to journey with Jesus toward his cross and the resurrection. For six weeks, Pastor Matt will paint a large canvas during worship to connect the gospel with the arts. Invite your friends and family to worship the Lord who died and rose again!

New Member Welcome!
We’ll welcome 16 new members into our church family during both worship services this Sunday. Please be sure to greet them and welcome them. What a joy it is to partner together to connect people with Jesus and each other.

Dare to Share – Live It Up Tour
Dynamic training, worship, drama, and outreach that will help youth (grades 8-12) discover how to live a life that is upwardly focused on the Heavenly Father, inwardly fueled by the Spirit, and outwardly inviting others to the party of new life in Christ. April 8-9 at Life Changers Church in Hoffman Estates. Sign up by Sun, Mar 20 by filling out the form at the Connect Cart in the lobby or online at www.lolchurch.net/highway. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x14.

Basic Training for Confirmation
Get trained on the basics of faith and life. There are four sessions: 1) Discovering the Bible, 2) Encountering Jesus, 3) Living on Purpose, and 4) Searching for Truth. Completion of all four sessions is an expectation for confirmation. For more on confirmation go to www.lolchurch.net/confirmation or contact Brian at (630) 513-5325 x140. Basic Training sessions are offered once/month on Saturdays from 9am-12pm. The next session will be “Living on Purpose” on Sat, Mar 12 in the youth room. No sign up necessary. Just show up!

Iron Sharpens Iron Conference for Men
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” – Proverbs 27:17. This conference on Sat, Mar 5 is for men of all ages, emerging men (age 13) to seasoned men. It will be at Central Christian Church in Beloit, WI. We’ll meet at Lord of Life at 6am to carpool and return by 7pm. The cost is $55 when paid by Sun, Feb 21. Students (age 13-22) are only $40. Sign up in the lobby. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Help Support our February Mission of the Month 
Awana, based in Streamwood, Illinois, is a global ministry committed to make the gospel available to every child, everywhere. Awana reaches children through fun, scripture rich experiences, helping churches and parents work together through the gospel to raise children and youth to know, love and serve God. Lord of Life’s Awana program meets Wednesdays from 6:15–8pm. All loose change this month will go to support Awana’s ministries.

Let’s Celebrate Chloe’s 5th Birthday!
Please stop into the Solid Rock Lodge this Sunday between services and also following the second service to say hello to Chloe and wish her a happy 5th birthday and to enjoy a piece of birthday cake!

AWANA:
Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm. Kids and friends are always welcome to join!
This Wed, Feb 24 – Dress Like a Bible Character Night
Next Wed, Mar 2 – Crazy Socks Night

SUNDAY SCHOOL:
Living our faith from the inside out, 24/7. Sundays during 10am worship. Check in is located in the lobby.
Preschool & Kindergarten
This Sun, Feb 21 – No Ordinary Man
Next Sun, Feb 28 – Jesus, the Son of God
Grades 1-5
This Sun, Feb 21 – Esau forgives Jacob (Genesis 32:9-12; 33:1-4); The Point – We seek forgiveness with God’s help.
Join the Children’s Choir!
All children are invited to join the LOL Children’s Choir! Choir meets each Wednesday from 5:30pm-6:15pm. 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. Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm
This Wed, Feb 24 – The Queen of Beauty and Courage
Next Wed, Mar 2 – Rebuilding the Walls
Grapple: Tackling tough questions about God, myself, and others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room.
This Sun, Feb 21 – Why are Christians so fake? (Romans 12:1-21); The Point – God wants me to have integrity.
Next Sun, Feb 28 – What’s up with the offering? (Matthew 6:19-34); The Point – God wants me to give Him my whole heart.

HighWay (grades 9-12) www.lolchurch.net/highway
Hang Out: Building friendships with Jesus and each other. Sundays from 6-8pm in the youth room.
This Sun, Feb 21 – Prayer and Planning (part 3)

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