Weekly Connect for Sun, Jun 28, 2015

Do You Enjoy Writing?
Women’s Ministry is in need of a woman who enjoys writing short bios and articles for newsletters. Have you got experience writing, editing or have you had anything published before? If so, this is a great way to serve the Lord with your skills and abilities. If you’re interested, please contact Becky Fair, Women’s Ministry Leader, for more information at rrubeck@hotmail.com.

Thank You to All Who Helped Remember TJ Sportsman
Last weekend, June 12-14, was an heavy weekend of ministry as we remembered the life of TJ Sportsman. TJ worshipped with his wife, Charity, and two children, Drew and Abby, at Lord of Life and called this his church home. He was tragically killed on Sun, June 14 in an auto collision in Janesville, WI. Over 1,200 people walked through our church doors on Friday and Saturday to pay respects to TJ and his family. Thank you to all who helped with the memorial and luncheon on Saturday. It was a total team effort and the gospel of Jesus Christ was proclaimed. Thank you!

Sunday Servers Bulletin Insert to Be Discontinued
The Sunday Servers bulletin insert will no longer be available beginning Labor Day weekend. All servers should be receiving reminder e-mails the Wednesday prior to the Sunday you serve. If you are not currently receiving e-mail reminders, please contact Mary Miller at marymmiller@mediacombb.net to ensure that your CCB login and info are up to date and that you are on the serving list for the correct service.

New Member Welcome is This Sun, June 28
14 new people have joined our church in June. The new members will be welcomed on Sun, June 28 at both services. What a joy it is to greet, give thanks and welcome these new members into our church family! New members will have their photo taken after each service. If you’re not a new member but haven’t had your photo taken, please go to the Cup of Life Café after either service on Sun, June 28 to get your photo taken. If you are a new member, please also pick up your nametag before worship.

Flood Relief
Our area experienced torrential rains and many people have damage to their property. We know there still might be a need, so we are assembling teams to help serve and cleanup in the name of Christ. Do you need help? Do you need financial assistance? Are you willing to help? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please contact Curt Berg at cberg@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325.

Support Our June Mission of the Month
TLC Pregnancy Services in Elgin offers medical, spiritual, emotional and material support at no cost to women facing crisis pregnancy situations. They proudly share the good news of Jesus with all who enter their doors. They provide pregnancy diagnosis, ultrasound services and counseling. TLC provides mothers in need with diapers, formula, baby items, food and maternity clothes. For more info contact Robin Mathieu at remathieu@mchsi.com.

Tuesday Play Dates at Parks
Looking for something fun to do with the kids this summer? Connect with other families at different area parks on Tuesdays at 10am. Upcoming locations are…
Tue, June 30 – Peck Farm Park (splash area) in Geneva
Tue, July 7 – Sterling Manor Park, 675 Lewis Rd in Geneva
If there is a threat of inclement weather, we will not meet. Pick up the full list of dates and locations at the Connect Cart in the lobby. Questions? Contact Emily Varsho at (847) 452-5681 or emily.varsho@gmail.com.

Sign Up for Vacation Bible School
Join us this summer from July 20-24 for our “Journey Off the Map” VBS for children preschool (age 3) through grade 5! Each evening a family dinner will start at 5:15pm, followed by the program from 6-8pm. There will even be a class for parents Mon-Wed! Cost is $25/family. Register in the lobby or online at www.lolchurch.net/vbs. Youth and adults are invited to serve. We need help with meals, crafts, games, nursery, check-in, group leaders, and group assistants. Below is a list of kitchen and craft supplies needed. Please sign up to serve on the Connection Card or email Mary Miller at marymmiller@mediacombb.net.

Ketchup 3 bottles
French dressing 1 bottle
Syrup 3 large bottles 24 oz
Chocolate Chips 2 bags
Chocolate syrup 1 bottle
Individual chip bags 200ct
Teddy Honey Graham 8 boxes
Maraschino Cherries 6 jars
Chips ahoy cookies 3 packages
Individual chip bags 200ct
Pickle relish 2 bottlesSprinkles
Cheerios 2 boxes
Mustard 2 bottles
Italian dressing 1 bottle
Mini m-n-m’s 3 bags
Mini marshmallows 6 bags
Caramel sauce 1 bottle
Pretzel twists 3 bags
Ranch dressing 2 large bottles
Gift cards to Costco, Sam’s, Aldi
Assorted jello flavors 3oz 24 boxes
Kid friendly cereals 12 boxes
Pancake mix 2 large bags
Pickles sliced 1 large
32 bottles nail polish-bright colors
6 sheets ¼” x 4’ x 8’ sanded pine plywood
60 wide ruled composition notebooks
Multi colored construction paper packs
300 feet leather string-different colors
20 8 1/2×11” sheets of plastic mesh canvas (any color)
120 ¾ x 48” dowels
4 rolls thick brown twine
120-240 silver jungle animal charms
240 clothes pins (pinch type)
480 wooden ice cream spoons
480 small wiggly eyes
600 small sticky jewels
240 small magnets
16 fine black sharpies
8 glow in the dark paint any color
8 thick black sharpies
240 feet16 gauge wire
8 rolls double stick tape
120 mason jars with rims
Various bright colored jewelry beads
120 1 ½-2” washers
120 1” washers
360 metal binder rings 2” diameter
120 pieces white chalk
4 cans black chalk board paint
8 sets chalk pens-various colors
8 containers of baby wipes
16 packages of markers
16 boxes of crayons
32 glue sticks
16 bottles of glue
4 rolls of brown butcher paper
Green construction paper
Green table cloths
Green balloons

Sunday School
Living our faith from the inside out, 24/7. Sundays during 10am worship. Check in is located in the lobby.
This Sun, June 21 – Cain and Abel (Genesis 4:1-26); The Point – God punished Cain for his sin.
Kindergarten-Grade 5
This Sun, June 28 – The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37); The Point – We serve everyone because God wants us to.
Next Sun, July 5 – NO SUNDAY SCHOOL
AWANA: Registration for 2015/2016 will be on Wed, Aug 26 at 6pm. AWANA will kick off again in the fall on Wed, Sep 9!

MidWay (grades 6-8) www.lolchurch.net/midway
This Sun, June 28 from 2-4pm at the Branstad’s house (478 Prairieview Dr, Geneva). For youth going into 6th-8th grade and their families. Bring a swimsuit, towel, and snack to share. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke (see info below).
MORPH: Next season will premiere on Wed, Sep 9.
GRAPPLE: Tackling Tough Questions about God, Myself, and Others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room
This Sun, June 28 – What’s the point? (Luke 10:38-42); The Point – It’s about a growing relationship with Jesus.
Next Sun, July 5 – NO GRAPPLE

(grades 9-12) www.lolchurch.net/highway
Hang Out Building friendships with Jesus and each other. Sundays from 6-8pm.
NO Hang Out this Sun, June 28 through July 7.
Sun, July 12 – at Griffin & Harry Krage’s house (42W721 Still Meadows Ln, Elburn) – bring a swimming suit & towel. Check out www.lolchurch.net/highway for updates on summer locations.

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

Financial Report for the Week of Sunday, June 21, 2015
Budgeted Weekly Giving Goal            $16,080.88
General Fund Tithes and Offerings  $17,760.53
Total YTD General Fund Income       $402,769.33
Total YTD Budgeted Expenses            $402,022.00
YTD +/-                                                         $747.33