Weekly Connect for Sun, Jan 31, 2016

New! Couples Bible Study Group!
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 starting at 7pm on Mon, Feb 8. They will start with food and then get into a study of Luke’s gospel. Sign up this Sunday at the lobby display or online. For more info contact Mary Rose at (636) 484-3299 or email her at maryrosescafe@gmail.com.

New! Christian Art Show at Lord of Life!
Artists of all ages (really, children, youth and adults) are invited to participate in the Lord of Life Art Show during Lent (Feb 14-Mar 27). It will be a great way to connect the gospel message with our visual society! Do you have any Christian artwork that you or your family have made? If so, please submit it to the art show by bringing it to the church anytime during office hours. Submission forms are available at the Connect Cart or in the church office. All artwork needs to be submitted with a form. Artwork will be collected in the Connect Office upstairs and then displayed around the church from Sun, Feb 14-Sun, Mar 27. For more info contact Pastor Matt at matt@lolchurch.net.

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.

Care for Our College Students
It’s that time of year again where we take the time to send a note and a small gift to our members in college. Please help the Care Board by supplying the name(s) of your child(ren) who could use a note of encouragement and a small gift while at school. Please write their contact information on your Connection Card or send an email to cberg@lolchurch.net.

Let’s Celebrate Chloe’s 5th Birthday!
It’s hard to believe we have been in ministry with Chloe four years already! Chloe turns five Feb 10, and in celebration we’d like to lift up the Comfort Dog ministry. God has done amazing things and touched so many lives using Chloe as his humble servant!  Please stop into the Solid Rock Lodge on Sun, Feb 21 between services and also following the second service to say hello to Chloe, talk with the Comfort Dog Team, and enjoy a piece of birthday cake! Please join us to celebrate how God shows his compassion and keeps this promise through Chloe’s ministry!

Monday Night Basketball Cancelled for this Week Only
We will not play on Mon, Feb 1, but we’ll be back next week on Mon, Feb 8 and through the remainder of February on Mondays from 6-8pm in the Family Life Center. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Men on Mission
All men are invited on Sat, Feb 20 from 7:30-9am to hear from a few of the guys who recently returned from mission trips in Ghana and Haiti. But their mission didn’t start (or end) in far-away countries, and neither does yours! Don’t miss this special morning of stories and encouragement to live on mission with God and each other. For more information, contact Brian Griffin at brianmgriffin1@gmail.com.

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 “Encountering Jesus” on Sat, Feb 13 in the youth room. No sign up necessary. Just show up!

NEW “Man Up” Group
Join Tino Gutierrez and other men on Wednesdays from 6:30-8pm in the corner office for an 8-week study and discussion based on the book “Man Up: Becoming a Godly Man in an Ungodly World” by Jody Burkeen. The cost is $10 for the book. Sign up on the Connection Card or contact Tino at fortinojg@mediacombb.net or (847) 650-2624.

Help Donate Items For the Lord of Life Quilters
The Lord of Life quilters visited and gave out gifts at Lifespring, the women’s division of Wayside Cross. We made 28 pairs of mittens for the 17 women and 11 children that currently reside at Wayside Cross. Our next project is making quilts for Lazarus House. We are in need of ecru batting—twin size folded like a blanket from JoAnn’s fabric and white all purpose thread (no quilting or rayon thread) to accomplish this task. If you would like to join our group we meet every Thursday at 9am. You do not need to know how to sew, we have lots of jobs and can teach you how to sew if you desire to learn. For more info please contact Pamela McLane at (630) 879-0989.

Youth Winter Retreats
Get away to grow. If you still want to sign up, please contact Brian at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140 to see if there is available space. MidWay (grades 6-8) – Feb 26-28 at Timber-lee in East Troy, WI.

Save the Date—Women’s Spring Tea Saturday March 5 12:30pm to 3:00pm
Mark your calendars ladies for “Inner Beau-tea” the annual Women’s Tea event.  All women and young ladies are welcome. Registration begins Sun Feb 7. For more info please contact Patty Griffin at (630) 363-9995 or email to imbusy15@yahoo.com.

Join Us for Ash Wednesday Service
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent; a season to turn our hearts to repentance and remember our great need for a Savior. Join us for Ash Wednesday service on Wed, Feb 10 at 7pm.

AWANA:
Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm. Kids and friends are always welcome to join!
This Wed, Feb 3 – Inside Out Night
Sat, Feb 6 – Grand Prix Races, check-in starts at 9:30am
Next Wed, Feb 10 – NO AWANA – Ash Wed Worship at 7pm
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, Jan 31 – Set Apart to Honor God
Next Sun, Feb 7 – Baby Jesus
Grades 1-5
This Sun, Jan 31 – Jesus clears the temple (John 2:13-17); The Point – We do the right thing when other people disrespect God.
Next Sun, Feb 7 – Enemies threaten Nehemiah (Nehemiah 4:1-9); The Point – We pray when people are mean.

MIDWAY (grades 6-8) www.lolchurch.net/midway
Morph: Becoming who God made me to be. Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm
This Wed, Feb 3 – Daniel in Exile
Next Wed, Feb 10 – NO MORPH – Ash Wed Worship at 7pm

Grapple: Tackling tough questions about God, myself, and others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room.
This Sun, Jan 31 – What makes Jesus so cool? (Romans 5:1-17); The Point – God gave us a gift in Jesus.
Next Sun, Feb 7 – Now what? (Romans 10:1-13); The Point – Confess and believe in Jesus and be saved.

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, Jan 31 – NO HANG OUT – Winter Retreat Weekend
Next Sun, Feb 7, 5pm – Super Bowl Party at Lindsey Norman’s house (1322 Souders Ave, Elburn). Bring friends and a snack to share.

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