Weekly Connect for Sun, May 3, 2015

Mother’s Day Brunch
Sun, May 10, from 9am-Noon in the Solid Rock Lodge. Enjoy good food and fellowship while avoiding the restaurant rush and supporting Lord of Life’s youth ministry. Free will donations will be accepted. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at (630) 513-5325 x140 or bzielke@lolchurch.net.

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 5th grade! Each evening a family dinner will start at 5:15pm, followed by the program from 6-8pm. Cost is $25/family. Friday night pizza is an additional $5/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. Please sign up to serve on the Connection Card or email Mary Miller at marymmiller@mediacombb.net.

Family Movie Night
Join us for a Family Movie Night on Friday, June 12 at 6pm and get a sneak peak of our “Journey Off the Map” VBS! We’re showing “The Lost Adventure: Journey off the Map.” The movie is FREE! Concessions will be available for purchase. Come early at 5:30pm for a pizza dinner prior to showtime. Cost of the dinner is $10/family, which includes pizza, salad, and beverage. Sign up on the Connection Card. Questions? Please contact LeeAnn Acosta at (630) 587-8045 or leeannacosta@att.net or Mary Miller at (630) 365-2205 or marymmiller@mediacombb.net.

Hire a Youth Servant Crew
Could you use some help with a project at home? Hire a Youth Servant Crew this spring and help send them to Lead THE Cause (www.leadthecause.org) this summer where they will be equipped, encouraged, and energized to make disciples! Whether cleaning, painting, yardwork, or anything else that could use a crew, the youth want to serve you!  Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140 to discuss the details.

Graduates!
During worship on Sun, May 17 we will recognize and pray for those who have graduated or will be graduating this school year.  If that is you, please plan to be there and encourage other graduates to come to worship that day to receive a special blessing and gift!

Walk for the Fox Valley Pregnancy Center
Walk for a Cause on Sat, May 23 is a fundraiser to benefit the Fox Valley Pregnancy Center. It is a great event for youth and families to show their pro-life support. Participants pay a $12 registration fee and can raise additional funds for the center by getting pledges or donations. Walkers will gather at a designated meeting place in downtown Elgin at 7:30am on the morning of the event and walk together. Visit www.fvpcpartners.org to find more information and to register for the event.

Participate in the National Day of Prayer this Thu, May 7
The 64th annual National Day of Prayer is on Thu, May 7. The theme for the 2015 NDP is Lord, Hear Our Cry. Join us at Lord of Life for a special time of prayer on Thu, May 7 at 7pm. For more info contact Pastor Matt at matt@lolchurch.net. For more information on the National Day of Prayer, go to nationaldayofprayer.org.

Fight for What’s Right in God’s Sight
Men’s Fight Club will meet on Sat, May 9 from 7:30-9am in the Solid Rock Lodge. The fight is raging all around us. Don’t try to go at it alone! Come get encouraged, equipped and empowered to stand together. Got questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

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.

Poured Out Weekend
Poured Out is a weekend mission experience for youth currently in 5th-7th grade. It is a gathering of youth in Northern IL from June 5-7 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Belvidere, IL. Students will serve in a variety of ways from helping at an animal shelter, food pantry, retirement home, and other opportunities. It costs $50 which covers all necessities for the weekend. More info and forms are available at the Connect Cart in the lobby or at www.lolchurch.net/midway. To sign up, turn in completed form and payment by Wed, May 29. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Plan for College
Wondering if you will be able to help your child finish college and still retire someday? With planning, you can. You’re invited to attend a complimentary, 60 minute college planning overview to learn how academics, admissions, and financial strategies can work together to help save you money on college. Sun, May 3 from 4:30-6pm at Immanuel Lutheran Church (950 Hart Rd, Batavia). Students are encouraged to attend with their parents. To RSVP, please contact Jamie McCarthy at jamie.mccarthy@thrivent.com or (630) 355-8822.

May is India Missions Month
This month we support all three of our India Missions. Children of Faith Orphanage in Vizag cares for over 100 orphans teaching them about the love of Jesus since 2003 led by Anand and Rosie Thandu. Gilgal Gospel Missions in Chennai is led by Christobel Russelliah, reaching the remote Hindu villages with the good news of Jesus. Today, Gilgal has a church, a theological seminary, a children’s home and school along with building and nurturing 28 churches in the countryside. New Life Missions is located in Hyderabad, where Pastor PJ Honoch, leads two churches and focuses on church planting and outreach. For more info about all three of our India missions, please contact Robin Mathieu at remathieu@mchsi.com.

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, May 3 – God uses Paul
Next Sun, May 10 – God’s servant

Kindergarten-Grade 5
This Sun, May 3 – Moses prays for the Israelites (Numbers 14:1-25); The Point – God forgives us even though we don’t deserve it.
Next Sun, May 10 – Mother’s Day surprise

AWANA: Because kids matter to God. Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm. Thanks to all of the leaders, parents, and kids for a great year of 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! This Wed, May 6 – 5th graders are invited to check out MORPH (see MidWay Youth)

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. 5th graders are welcome to join us for the remainder of the year. Wed, May 20 will be the Morph season finale. 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, Apr 29 – Why is it so unfair? The Point – God wants me to be content.

HighWay (grades 9-12) www.lolchurch.net/highway
Hang Out Building friendships with Jesus and each other. Sundays from 6-8pm.
Current topic – “God Connects” www.lhm.org/godconnects
This Sun, May 3 – Why the Bible?
Next Sun, May 10 – NO HANG OUT – Mother’s Day

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