Weekly Connect for Sunday, Mar 29, 2015

Easter Eggstravaganza Family Event – Sat, Apr 4
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 are collecting candy donations in the lobby. We need to fill over 1,000 eggs! Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Fight for what’s Right in God’s Sight
Men’s Fight Club will meet on Sat, Apr 11 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. Fight Club meets monthly on Second Saturdays from 7:30-9am. Got questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Five Wishes Workshop – Sun, Apr 19
Why attend Five Wishes Workshop? 1) It lets you talk with your family, friends and doctor about how you want to be treated if you become seriously ill. 2) Your family members will not have to guess what you want. It protects them if you become seriously ill, because they won’t have to make hard choices without knowing your wishes, and finally, 3) You can know what your mom, dad, spouse, or friend wants. You can be there for them when they need you most. You will understand what they really want. So please plan on attending our workshop on Sun, Apr 19 from 11:30am-1:30pm, where we’ll complete the Five Wishes document. Lunch will be included. Please sign up on a Sunday morning Connection Card. For more info please contact Curt Berg at cberg@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x131.

Come Serve at Beautiful U Ministries
Please join us for an opportunity to serve at Beautiful U Resale Shop on Mon, Apr 20. 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.

Ladies, Want to Study Revelation Starting in the Fall?
Bible Study Fellowship International will be studying the book of Revelation beginning Wed, Sep 16, to the end of April 2016. The class includes questions for personal study, discussion groups for sharing insights, and lectures with practical applications. The class meets on Wednesday mornings from 9:10-11am at Lord of Life Church. A program for members’ children’s ages birth to 1st grade is offered at the same time. Interested women are invited to attend a welcome/registration class on Wed, at 9:10am on either April 8 or 15 at Lord of Life. An evening group for women will meet on Wednesday evenings beginning Sept 16, 6:30-8:15am at Village Bible Church, 847 N. State Route 47 in Sugar Grove. The welcome/registration for this will be held on May 6 at 6:30pm. For more info about Bible Study Fellowship, please visit bsfinternational.org, or for info about the groups, contact Charlene Neidlinger at (630) 365-3488.

Cooking and Freezing Community Meals
Our Community Meal supply in the Cup of Life Cafe freezer is completely empty. Would you be willing to pre-cook a meal and freeze it for later delivery to anyone in need of a meal? Please sign your Connection Card to let us know you’re willing. We’ll be in touch with more information. For more info contact Curt Berg at cberg@lolchurch.net.

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.

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 info on confirmation at Lord of Life visit www.lolchurch.net/youth or contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net.

Need to 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. Mon, Apr 20 from 6:30-7:30pm at Geneva Lutheran Church (301 S Third St, Geneva) or 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.

Save the Dates for Vacation Bible School
July 20-24, 2015. This summer, 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 are coming soon.

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) 878-4312.

Attention Thrivent Members
Did you know your Choice Dollars expire Mar 31? The way to give your Choice Dollars to Lord of Life Church, Elburn, is by calling 1 (800) 847-4836 where a representative will talk you through your choice. They will ask a few questions to make sure you’re directing your Choice Dollars to where you want it to go. For 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 29 – Jesus’ sacrifice
Next Sun, Apr 5 – NO SUNDAY SCHOOL ON EASTER

Kindergarten-Grade 5
Current Theme – The Ultimate Transformer
This Sun, Mar 29 – Jesus enters Jerusalem (Mark 11:1-11); The Point – We praise Jesus to show we love Him.
Next Sun, Apr 5 – NO SUNDAY SCHOOL ON EASTER

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, Apr 1 – NO AWANA – spring break
Next Wed, Apr 8 – Wear sunglasses

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, Apr 1 – NO MORPH – spring break
Next Wed, Apr 8 – Basic Training Recap
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 29 – at the Zielke’s house (221 E Shannon St, Elburn)
Next Sun, Apr 5 – NO HANG OUT ON EASTER

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