Weekly Connect for Sun, Mar 1, 2015

Easter Eggstravaganza Family Event
Hunt for eggs. Celebrate the risen Savior! Join us on Sat, Apr 4 from 10-11:30am for some family fun. Sign up on the Connection Card or sign up online at www.lolchurch.net/eggs. We will be collecting candy donations in the lobby starting next Sun, Mar 8. We need to fill over 1,000 eggs! Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Enjoy Desserts and Deliver Easter Lilies
Come and gather with others to enjoy desserts and then go and deliver Easter Lilies to our homebound families. We’re planning on coming together on Thu, Mar 26 from 6:30-7pm. Everyone bring a dessert that will serve 5-10 people. We’ll meet in the Solid Rock Lodge to have our cake and eat it too and then split into teams to deliver the Easter lilies to our homebound families at 7pm. Please let us know you’d like to go by signing up on your Connection Card on Sunday morning. For more info please contact Mary Miller at (630) 365-2205 or marymmiller@mediacombb.net.
 
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.

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.

Learn about C-WOW Church Without Walls
C-WOW, Church Without Walls, is located in Ghana, Africa. John Donkoh is C-WOW’s leader who serves as a missionary in Ghana where he preaches, teaches and leads the native people to a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. John also trains leaders to help meet the growing demands of the local church plants in his community. Rob and Cathy Geiger will be leading a mission trip to visit C-WOW this Dec 2015/Jan 2016.  For additional info, please contact Cathy Geiger at cgeiger@aavextechnology.com or 630-777-2127.

Outreach at LaFox Train Station
Build on relationships we began over Christmas. Come out early Mon, Mar 30 from 6-7:15am to hand out treats and Easter invitations to our LaFox Station commuters. You never know, someone may respond and make Lord of Life their church home. Please let us know you will serve by signing up on your Connection Card on Sunday morning. For more info please contact Curt Berg at cberg@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x131.

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.

Sign up for the Women’s Tea
Join other women for a “Country Tea” on Sat, Mar 7 from 12:30-3pm featuring guest speaker Kendra Smiley, who is an author, speaker, and radio personality. She will be speaking on heart clutter, what to throw away, give away, and keep. Child care will be provided. Sign up in the lobby. $9 advanced payment is required with reservation. For more info please contact Patty Griffin at imbusy15@yahoo.com or (630) 363-9995.

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.

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.

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 one month we will either donate the items or throw them out. For more info contact Curt Berg at cberg@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x131.

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, Mar 1 – Baby Jesus
Next Sun, Mar 8 – The power of God
Kindergarten-Grade 5
Current Theme – Cornerstone Construction Zone
This Sun, Mar 1 – The Shepherd and His flock (John 10:1-15); The Point – We believe that Jesus is the Head of the Church.
Next Sun, Mar 8 – The Parable of the 10 Bridesmaids (Matthew 25:1-13); The Point – We believe that Jesus will return.
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, Mar 4 – Bring a dinosaur
Next Wed, Mar 11 – Dress like a pirate

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, Mar 4 – The Gospel Journey – What happens after we die?
Next Wed, Mar 11 – The Gospel Journey – Who is Jesus?
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, Mar 1 – Movie Night – Lars and the Real Girl
Next Sun, Mar 8 – 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.

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