Weekly Connect for Sun, Sept 20, 2015

Acoustic Sound Panels Installed in Family Life Center!
This Sunday in worship you’ll notice something new on the walls of the Family Life Center. These are professionally manufactured and installed acoustic sound panels provided to Lord of Life by a generous donor whose business includes sound panel installation. The sound panels blend in well to the paint color so they are easily unnoticed. The panels will help voices and music sound clearer and richer. The completion of this project has been highly anticipated by many in our congregation! May the Lord be glorified, especially with the improved sound in our worship space. Come check it out this Sunday!

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 “Encountering Jesus” on Sat, Oct 17 in the youth room. No sign up necessary. Just show up!

Five Wishes Workshop is Back By Popular Demand
Back by popular demand! Five Wishes Workshop scheduled for Sun, Oct 25 from 11:30am-1:30pm with lunch all for a low fee of $5/person. What will you get for your $5 entry fee? Lunch, Five Wishes booklet, priceless presentation moderated by Bob Fredericksen. Five Wishes lets your family and doctors know: 1.) Who you want to make healthcare decisions for you when you can’t make them. 2.) The kind of medical treatment you want or don’t want. 3.) How comfortable you want to be. 4.) How you want people to treat you. 5.) What you want your loved ones to know. Five Wishes is changing the way America talks about and plans for care at the end of life or in life-changing circumstances. Five Wishes meets the legal requirements in 42 states and is useful in all 50. Five Wishes has become America’s most popular living will because it is written in everyday language and helps start and structure important conversations about care in times of serious illness. Please sign your Connect Card to register.

Men – Come Enjoy Some Breakfast and Encouragement
All men are invited on Sat, Sept 26 from 7:30-9am in the Solid Rock Lodge. Don’t miss this special morning, featuring a great breakfast, fellowship with the guys, and a powerful message to strengthen your relationship with Jesus. You’ll also hear about future plans for Men’s Ministries at Lord of Life. This is a free event! Sign up on the Connection Card or online at www.lolchurch.net/men. Questions? Contact Brian Griffin at brianmgriffin1@gmail.com.

Learn God’s Way of Finances at Financial Peace University!

Lord of Life is proud to offer and host Financial Peace University on Mondays starting Mon, Sep 28 at 6:30-8:30pm. For nine consecutive weeks, you’ll learn how to get our of debt, hold to a budget, save for the future and much more!  It’s fun, engaging and life-changing! Join other couples and individuals from the church and community for this DVD-based course based on God’s Word.  If you’re interested in more information, signup at the lobby display this Sunday and view the video on line at https://vimeo.com/138212192. Questions? Contact Pastor Matt at matt@lolchurch.net.

Join Pastor Matt for a Baptism Class
Baptism is one of the most important parts of the Christian faith. Pastor Matt will teach a baptism class on Sun, Oct 4 from 11:30am-12:30pm. This class is intended for anyone who wants to be baptized, including parents who wish to baptize their children, and anyone who has questions about this tremendous gift of grace.  Pastor Matt will walk you through the Scriptures regarding baptism, answer your questions and share the next steps to be baptized at Lord of Life. Sign up on the Connection Card. For more info contact Pastor Matt at matt@lolchurch.net.

Donate Your Old Bibles
Mission Possible (our Sept mission of the month) is collecting old Bibles to distribute to people who walk through their doors. If you have any old Bibles, please bring them to the basket by the mission wall in the lobby. Thank you!

Join the Children’s Choir!
All children are invited to join the LOL Children’s Choir! Choir meets each Wednesday from 5:30pm-6:15pm. Children ages 3 through 8th grade are welcome to join. For more info please contact Christina Durrant at (630)209-9458 or cdurrant@lolchurch.net.

Presentation of Crosses to 3, 4, and 5 Year Olds
On Sept 27 at the 10am service our church will recognize and celebrate the beginning of our children’s formal Christian education by presenting all 3, 4, and 5 year old children with the gift of a cross. One of the most important messages to teach young children is that Jesus died on a cross to take away our sins. Please let us know by Fri, Sep 25 so we can plan to give your child a cross. Go to www.lolchurch.net/crosses to sign up. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Serve at Beautiful U Ministries on Mon, Sept 21
Please join us for an opportunity to serve at Beautiful U Resale Shop on Mon, Sept 21. We will meet at 6:15pm every third Monday of the month at the shop (112 N. Main St., Elburn) to help sort, organize, and price donations. Sign up on the Connection Card. Contact Amy Blackford for more info at (651) 238-9374 or amy.blackford@gmail.com.

Support our September Mission of the Month
Mission Possible in downtown Aurora is dedicated to holistically meeting the human needs of the Aurora’s underserved people in Christ’s name. They provide for both physical and spiritual needs, offering Bible studies, prayer, addictions recovery, mentoring, counseling, tutoring, legal advice and Christian fellowship along with free medical, orthopedic, vision, chiropractic care and physical therapy. All the loose change for the month will go to financially support Mission Possible. Learn more at www.onjesusmission.org.

Did You Know Online Giving is Available?
You can give your tithe or offering online at www.lolchurch.net. Click on the Give button in the main menu— it’s a convenient way to give.

Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm. Kids and friends are always welcome to join!
This Wed, Sep 23 – Paint Your Face Night – Cubbies Bring Parents
Next Wed, Sep 30 – Dinosaur Night
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, Sep 20 – God protects Moses
Next Sun, Sep 27 – The Ten Commandments
Grades 1-5
Current Theme – “Extreme Makeover: Redesigned Attitudes”
This Sun, Sep 20 – The Pharisee and the tax collector (Luke 18:9-14); The Point – We’re humble before God.
Next Sun, Sep 27 – A woman anoints Jesus’ feet (Luke 7:36-50); The Point – We serve others.

MIDWAY (grades 6-8) www.lolchurch.net/midway
One More Pool Party
Let’s get one more pool party in before the summer weather ends! This Sun, Sep 20 from 2-4pm at the Branstad’s house (478 Prairieview Dr, Geneva). For youth in 6th-8th grade and their families. Bring a swimsuit, towel, and snack to share. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net
Morph: Becoming who God made me to be. Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm.
This Wed, Sep 23 – Joseph: from Slave to Deputy Pharaoh
Next Wed, Sep 30 – Deliverance
Grapple: Tackling tough questions about God, myself, and others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room.
This Sun, Sep 20 – What if God’s plan stinks? (Genesis 37:18-36); The Point – God’s plan for you isn’t always fun.
Next Sun, Sep 27 – Will life ever get better? (Genesis 39:1-6); The Point – Make the best of the situation.

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, Sep 20 – God Builds a Nation
Next Sun, Sep 27 – Joseph: from Slave to Deputy Pharaoh

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