Weekly Connect for Sun, Mar 8, 2015

Save the Dates for Vacation Bible School
This summer, July 20-24, our “Journey off the Map” VBS will take kids to uncharted territory where they will begin to understand that obedience to God can lead them beyond the expected. So, toss the map, stick close to your guide, and prepare to listen for God’s direction in this journey that is unknown to us, but known by Him! Mark your calendar for July 20-24. More details soon.

Ready to be Confirmed?
We have scheduled a Confirmation Sunday to encourage youth to take steps on the path to a personal confession of faith. We will celebrate confirmations during worship on Sun, May 17.  For more information on confirmation at Lord of Life visit www.lolchurch.net/youth or contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Serve at Saint Matthew Soup Kitchen
We’re traveling to the Pilsen neighborhood in Chicago to help feed the hungry and the homeless. We’ll leave the Lord of Life parking lot at 10:45am on Thu, Mar 19 and return around 2:30pm. Please sign up to join us on a Sunday morning Connection Card. For more info please contact Pamela McLane at memaw.nan@comcast.net or call (630) 879-0989.

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. 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.

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.

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 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 now $65. Sign up in the lobby. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

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.

Pick Up Kitchen Items
We’ve saved some left-behind items for your personal reclaim. We also have some valentine items for you to take home for next year. Please stop by the display table in the Solid Rock Lodge to claim your long lost item or to help yourself to what you find useful. Any items still unclaimed by Easter we’ll donate to Goodwill. For more info please contact Curt Berg cberg@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x131.

Discover Opportunities to Connect with a Group
Check out the 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 www.lolchurch.net/groups. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

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.

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 8 – The power of God
Next Sun, Mar 15 – Jesus, the teacher
Kindergarten-Grade 5
Current Theme – Cornerstone Construction Zone
This Sun, Mar 8 – The Parable of the 10 Bridesmaids (Matthew 25:1-13); The Point – We believe that Jesus will return.
Next Sun, Mar 15 – Jesus’ life foretold (Isaiah 11:1-5); The Point – We know that God is faithful.
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 11 – Dress like a pirate
Next Wed, Mar 18 – Wear green

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 11 – The Gospel Journey – Who is Jesus?
Next Wed, Mar 18 – The Gospel Journey – What is Jesus’ message?
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 8 – The Arts of Spiritual Conversations – Facilitating
Next Sun, Mar 15 – The Arts of Spiritual Conversations – Serving Together
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. Forms are available at the Connect Cart in the lobby or www.lolchurch.net/highway. Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140 to see if we still have tickets available.

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