Weekly Connect for Sun, Feb 28, 2016

Easter Eggstravaganza
Hunt for eggs and celebrate the new life in Jesus! Join us on Sat, Mar 26 from 10-11:30am for some family fun. Sign up on the Connection Card or at lolchurch.net/eggs. Grab some invitations in the lobby to share with your neighbors. We are also collecting candy donations starting next Sun, Mar 6. We need to fill over 1,000 eggs! Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Give Blood on Sun, Mar 6
Our next blood drive is Sun, Mar. 6. Please plan on spending some time in giving the gift of life to those in need. Doors open at 7:30am and close at Noon. No need to sign up, just show up!  Blessings to you as you are a blessing to those who receive your gift of life. Questions? Contact Judy Yant at (630) 209-6380.

Capital Campaign Update
There are 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 has met and 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 10 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 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. 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.

Ladies, What to Help Connect Women to Jesus?
Women’s Ministry invites any ladies interested in sharing their time, talents, and gifts to minister to the women of Lord of Life.  We invite you to join us at our next meeting on Wednesday evening March 3rd at 5:15pm.  We meet in room 002 on the lower level education wing.

Couples Bible Study Group Will Study Luke’s Gospel in March!
Want to connect with other couples in community around God’s Word? Mary Rose and Ed Kulczak are leading and hosting a couple’s group at their house in Batavia. Childcare will be provided. They’ll start the study of Luke’s gospel on Mon, March 14. Sign up by contacting Mary Rose at (636) 484-3299 or email her at maryrosescafe@gmail.com.

Hurry! Last Chance to Register for the Women’s Tea!
Sun, Feb 28 is your last chance to register for “Inner Beau-tea” the annual women’s tea event on Sat, Mar 5 from 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. All guests must register and pay in advance. Cost for the event is $10. Table hostesses, scone bakers, food preparation and clean-up helpers are needed for the event. Signup sheets are available at the registration table in the lobby. For more info contact Patty Griffin at imbusy15@yahoo.com or (630) 363-9995

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. During Lent, 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!

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. Apr 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 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 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
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. It’s not too late to join us, but the early discount has expired and the cost is now $70. Students (age 13-22) are still only $40. Financial assistance is available upon request. Sign up in the lobby. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke  bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

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 thrivent.com or call (800) 847-4836. 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.

AWANA:
Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm. Kids and friends are always welcome to join!
This Wed, Mar 2 – Crazy Socks Night
Next Wed, Mar 9 – Dress Like a Pirate 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 28 – No Ordinary Man
Next Sun, Mar 6 – Jesus, the Son of God

Grades 1-5
This Sun, Feb 28 – God changes King Saul’s heart (1 Samuel 10:1-10); The Point – The Holy Spirit changes us.
Next Sun, Mar 6 – Jesus eats with His friends (Matthew 26:20-29); The Point – We are loyal friends.

MIDWAY (grades 6-8) www.lolchurch.net/midway
Morph: Becoming who God made me to be. Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm
This Wed, Mar 2 – Rebuilding the Walls
Next Wed, Mar 9 – The Birth of the King
Grapple: Tackling tough questions about God, myself, and others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room. During this Lent season the youth in Grapple will go upstairs for the “Paint & Preach” sermon series. They will still start and end 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 in the youth room.
This Sun, Feb 28 – Meet at Randall 15 theater in Batavia at 4pm to see the movie “Risen.” Bring $ for movie ticket and food after.
Next Sun, Mar 6 – A Joy-Filled, Abundant 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.