Weekly Connect for Sun, Mar 20, 2016

Holy Week and Easter Worship
Join us for Holy Week and Easter worship services. Maundy Thursday worship is Thu, Mar 24, and Good Friday worship is Fri, Mar 25. Both worship services are at 7pm. Easter Sunday, Mar 27, worship services are at 8:30 and 10am.

Join Pastor Matt for a 5-Week Bible Class on 1 John
Pastor will teach a 5-week Bible class on 1 John from Wed, Apr 6—Wed, May 4 at 6:30-8pm. This will be an in-depth study of this letter from the apostle John who was one of the first eyewitnesses of the resurrection. Sign up online or on the Connection Card. Nursery care is available.

Serving at the Elburn Food Pantry Dinner
On Thurs, Mar 31 from 5-7pm, we will provide the meal for those who use the Elburn Food Pantry. The main entree will be pulled pork sandwiches from Ream’s Meat Market. Please register online or check your Connection Card to provide food items or offer your services. It’s a great way to connect people with Jesus and to serve together. For more info please contact Chris Christopher at (630) 391-8728.

Easter Eggstravaganza is Saturday!
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.

SonSpark Labs VBS is Coming July 11-15!
Grab your lab coat and get ready for a chain reaction of fun this summer, July 11-15! At SonSpark Labs, kids will discover God’s formula for life – GP4U = J (God’s Plan for You = Jesus). They will trace God’s life-changing plan as it’s revealed from Creation to the present and on into the future. They’ll find answers to life’s most important questions. They will learn that God loves them and that through Jesus they are members of God’s family. Mark your calendar for July 11-15. More details are coming soon!

Capital Campaign Update
The corner sign team is getting detailed estimates for a new corner sign. The Trustees are getting bids for roof repair and the work is expected to begin soon. The campaign team will give a more detailed update this Sunday. The purpose of the campaign is to position our church for the next 25 years of ministry. Thank you for your prayers and thanks for fulfilling your pledge by the end of June.

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 March 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, you can go to www.thrivent.com or call (800) 847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice” when prompted. 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.

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 Tuesday 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.

Support our March Mission of the Month
Beautiful U Ministries, located in Elburn, is a Christ-centered, family-style intervention program for at-risk pregnant teens and teen mothers. Beautiful U works together with local social work organizations to prayerfully place a young women with a Christ-centered Beautiful U satellite-home family. Visit Beautiful U’s resale shop at 112 N. Main Street, Elburn, where all profits help fund their mission. Donate your new and gently used items, shop or become a volunteer. All loose change for this month will go to support Beautiful U Ministries.

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 Father, inwardly fueled by the Spirit, and outwardly inviting others to the party of new life in Christ. April 8-9 at Life Changers Church in Hoffman Estates. Sign up by Sun, Mar 20. More info is available at the Connect Cart in the lobby or online at www.lolchurch.net/highway. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

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 “Searching for Truth” on Sat, Apr 16 in the youth room. No sign up necessary. Just show up!

Beth Moore is Coming to Chicago!
Living Proof Live with Beth Moore is coming to Chicago. Beth Moore will be in Hoffman Estates at The Sears Centre Arena on Sept 17, 2016. The event begins at 9:30am and concludes at 4:15pm. Early registration for the event is $59 through May 20th. Women’s Ministry would like to coordinate a carpool to the event. If you are interested in attending, please purchase your ticket through LifeWay events at (800) 254-2022, by fax at (615) 251-3730, by mail at Living Proof Live PO Box 24001, Nashville, TN 37072 or online through their website at lifeway.com. Please be sure to email Becky Fair at rrubeck@hotmail.com or call at (630) 365-3294 to let her know you are interested in attending. More information about carpooling will be available closer to the event.

AWANA:
Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm. Kids and friends are always welcome to join!
This Wed, Mar 23 – Shiny/Sparkly Night
Next Wed, Mar 30 – NO AWANA – Spring Break

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, Mar 20 – Jesus and the Little Children
Next Sun, Mar 27 – NO SUNDAY SCHOOL – Easter Sunday

Grades 1-5
This Sun, Mar 20 – Jesus dies for His friends (Luke 23:44-49; 24:1-9); The Point – We believe Jesus loves us.
Next Sun, Mar 27 – NO SUNDAY SCHOOL – Easter Sunday

MIDWAY (grades 6-8) www.lolchurch.net/midway
Morph: Becoming who God made me to be. Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm
This Wed, Mar 23 – No Ordinary Man
Next Wed, Mar 30 – NO MORPH – Spring Break
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, Mar 20 – Serve at Beautiful U Resale Shop (112 N Main St, Elburn)
Next Sun, Mar 27 – NO HANG OUT – Easter Sunday

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