Weekly Connect for Sun, Feb 22, 2015

Come Serve at Beautiful U Ministries
Please join us for an opportunity to serve at Beautiful U Resale Shop on Mon, Mar 16. We will meet at 6:15pm at the shop (112 N. Main St., Elburn) to help sort, organize, and price donations. Great for families and individuals! Sign up on the Connection Card or contact Amy Blackford for more info at 651-238-9374 or amy.blackford@gmail.com.

Want a Safe Place to Ask Questions about Christianity?
Join Pastor Matt for a 1-hour discussion called Christianity 101 on Sun, Mar 15 at 11:30am-12:30pm. The purpose of this class is to offer a safe place for you to ask your questions about Christianity. Pastor Matt will teach about the basics of the faith and open it up for Q&A. Sign up on the Connection Card. For more info contact Pastor Matt at matt@lolchurch.net.

Decorate for Spring
We’ll be gathering soon for our annual Spring Decorating to get everything “springy” for the Women’s Tea. Please come and help on Sat, Feb. 28 from 9am-Noon. Please sign-up on your Connection Card to attend. For more info please contact Emily Zielke (630) 818-7533 or mrs.zielke@gmail.com

Help with Preparation and Painting of the Lobby
We’re looking for a prep/paint crew for Fri, and Sat, Mar 20 and 21. If you’d like to help one or both days please let us know by signing up on your Connection Card on Sunday morning. Looking forward to a great opportunity to build community and spruce up our lobby. For more info please contact Marty Coomes at coomesm@villageoflombard.org or (630) 365-6195.

Give Blood
Please sign-up today for an appointment to give blood on Sun, Mar 1, from 7am-12:30pm, at Lord of Life Church. Your blood donation will help save lives in the Chicagoland area. Please use your Connection Card or sign-up at the lobby display this week or next week. Remember, Walk-in’s are always welcome! For more info please contact Judy Yant at (630) 294-4328.

Holy Week and Easter Worship
Join us for Holy Week and Easter worship services. Maundy Thursday worship is Thu, April 2, and Good Friday worship is Fri, Apr 3. Both worship services are at 7pm. Easter Sunday, Apr 5, worship services are at 8:30 and 10am.

Lost and Found Items
If you’ve lost an item at church, please check our new Lost & Found location in the Church Office. After 1 month we will either donate the items or throw them out. For more info please contact Curt Berg at cberg@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x131.

Interested in Serving the Lord in Ghana, Africa?
You’re invited to an informational meeting to learn about going on a mission trip to Ghana, Africa in Dec 2015/Jan 2016. Join Rob and Cathy Geiger in the large conference room after the 10am worship service this Sunday.

Register for the Women’s Spring Tea
Register today for the Women’s Spring Tea entitled “Country Tea” on Sat, Mar 7 from 12:30 to 3:00pm. We are pleased to have Kendra Smiley presenting Heart Clutter; What to Throw Away, Give Away and Keep. Whimsical. Witty. Wise. The three words that describe Kendra. Intentional in all she does as a sought after author, speaker, radio and TV host. Registration materials are available at the lobby display. Cost for the event is $9 per person at registration. Please register early as seating is limited. Come by yourself or with a guest. You do not need to be invited by a table hostess to attend. Table hostesses, scone bakers, food preparation and clean-up helpers are needed for the event. Sign up sheets are available at the registration table in the lobby. Nursery care for infants and toddlers and a “mini” tea party for three to five year olds will be provided this year. Your children or your guest’s children must be registered in advance when you sign up. For more info, please contact Patty Griffin (630) 363-9995.

Iron Sharpens Iron Conference for Men
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” – Proverbs 27:17. This conference on Sat, Mar 14 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 $50 when paid by Sun, Mar 1. Students (age 13-22) are only $35. Sign up in the lobby. For more info contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

February Mission of the Month
Beautiful U Ministries is our newest mission partner. They are dedicated to serving Elburn and the surrounding area as a Christ-centered, family-style intervention program for at-risk pregnant teens and teen mothers, and works together with various social work organizations to prayerfully place a young woman with a Christ-centered Beautiful U satellite-home family. Visit Beautiful U’s resale shop at 112 N. Main Street in Elburn. Donate your new and gently used items, shop or become a volunteer. All profits help fund their mission!

Discover Opportunities to Connect with a Group
Check out the NEW Winter Connect Groups Catalog and discover many opportunities to Connect with Jesus and each other! There are all kinds of groups waiting for you to join. Catalogs are available in the lobby. Sign up on a Connection Card or visit lolchurch.net/groups. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Online Giving Now Available for Members and Non-Members
You are invited to take advantage of the new secure online giving option on our web site. Simply go to lolchurch.net and click on Give. There you will be directed to the links to give online. If you have any questions, contact Bob Boynton at bboynton@att.net.

Shoot Some Hoops on Monday Nights
Come out and play basketball on Monday nights from 6-8pm in the Family Life Center. Questions? Contact Adam Spore at (630) 777-2127.

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, Feb 22 – Set apart to honor God
Next Sun, Mar 1 – Baby Jesus
Kindergarten-Grade 5
Current Theme – Cornerstone Construction Zone
This Sun, Feb 22 – Jesus comes back to life (Mark 15:42-16:7); The Point – We believe that Jesus died and came back to life.
Next Sun, Mar 1 – The Shepherd and His flock (John 10:1-15); The Point – We believe that Jesus is the Head of the Church.

AWANA: Because kids matter to God.
Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm. Register online at www.lolchurch.net/awana or arrive early on a Wed (open enrollment all year long).
This Wed, Feb 25 – Dress like a Bible character
Next Wed, Mar 4 – Bring a dinosaur

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, Feb 25 – The Gospel Journey – Why do bad things happen?
Next Wed, Mar 4 – The Gospel Journey – What happens after we die?
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, Feb 22 – The Arts of Spiritual Conversations – Welcoming
Next Sun, Mar 1 – The Arts of Spiritual Conversations – Facilitating

Dare to Share – Fearless Tour
Dynamic training, worship, drama, and outreach that will motivate and mobilize youth to live fearlessly. March 13-14 at Life Changers Church in Hoffman Estates. Sign up by Sun, Mar 1. Forms are available at the Connect Cart in the lobby or www.lolchurch.net/highway. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

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