Weekly Connect for Sun, Apr 24, 2016

LERT Team Seeks Tools and Equipment
The Lord of Life LERT Team is currently seeking tools and equipment. The LERT trailer has been outfitted with shelving and is ready to hold our equipment.  We are seeking donations of extra tools, buckets, rakes, shovels, etc., that would stay in the trailer. We are also creating a database of equipment, tools, generators, pumps, etc., that can be loaned to the team for use during disasters. If you have any equipment or tools that you would like to donate or loan, or if you have any questions, please contact Vince Miller at vmiller@haumiller.com or (630) 365-2205, Larry Zagorski woodthorpe@hughes.net or at (630) 209-6195

Now Accepting Leadership Nominations!
Nominations are currently being taken for openings on the Board of Elders, Executive Board positions. If you, or someone you know are feeling the call to serve in one of these positions, please contact one of the members of the Nominating Committee: Jan Berg curtberg407@att.net, Dorcey Bartholomew bart22@mchsi.com, Kerry Gain kgain89@gmail.com or Leslie DiFiglio lvdifiglio@gmail.com. Otherwise, we invite you to fill out the back of the Connection Card with the names of those you would like to nominate.

New! All Church Monthly Community Outreach!
This month of April, our all-church monthly community outreach, is to go serve together at Fox Valley Pregnancy Center (FVPC) in South Elgin. Together we’ll wrap diapers in packages, assemble toiletry baskets for new moms, sort baby clothes and label baby bottles used for fundraisers. On Thu, Apr 28, we’ll meet from 6:30-8pm at FVPC located at 101 E State Street, South Elgin, IL 60177. For more info or if you have questions, contact Daina Dorband at dainadorband1@gmail.com.

Capital Campaign Update
We have just over two months remaining in our capital campaign which concludes on June 30, 2016. $440,000 has been donated with a significant amount still to be fulfilled. All of it is going to the capital improvements: new parking lot (done and paid for), new corner sign and roof repair. The new corner sign team is meeting with local sign companies and comparing detailed estimates to eventually begin work in early summer. The roof repair project is now led by our Trustees as we seek to repair the rust spots on the slanted roof. Please continue to fulfill your pledge as we get closer to the finish line! There will be a verbal update during worship this Sunday. Thanks!

Mother’s Day Brunch
Sun, May 8, 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.

Graduate Recognition!
During worship on Sun, May 15, 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!

Save the Date for the 20s & 30s Spring Dinner
If you’re in your 20s or 30s, you’re invited to a dinner gathering at Angela and Adam Spore’s house on Fri, May 6 from 5:30-8pm. The address is 1N971 Mulhern Drive, Elburn, IL 60119. Kids are welcome too! Sign up on the Connection Card or online to let us know you’re coming. For more info contact Pastor Matt at matt@lolchurch.net.

Join Us for the National Day of Prayer – Thu, May 5
The first Thursday of May each year is National Day of Prayer. This years theme is “Wake Up America” based on Isaiah 58:1a.  Please join us on Thur, May 5, at Lord of Life from 7-8:30 pm for a special time of worship and prayer for our great nation. For more info about National Day of Prayer, please visit nationaldayofprayer.org or contact Dwayne Nelson at dnelsonlol@comcast.net or (630) 488-2510.

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 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!

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 15.  For more information on confirmation at Lord of Life visit www.lolchurch.net/confirmation or contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

April is Pro-Life Missions Month
This month we support two of our pro-life missions: TLC Pregnancy Services in Elgin and our newest mission partner, Fox Valley Pregnancy Center, located in South Elgin. Both assist women with unplanned pregnancies and empowers them to make healthy, life-affirming decisions through education and compassionate support services. All loose change for this month will support both missions.

Thank You AWANA Volunteers
This Wednesday is Awards night at AWANA when children (Pre-5th grade) will receive awards for completing the year. A big thank you to everyone who served in this program that successfully connects children to Jesus and each other.

Come Play Golf on Monday Evenings
You’re invited to play golf with other people from church on Monday evenings this summer starting Mon, Apr 25. Men and women are welcome. We’ll meet each Monday at Hughes Creek Golf Club and tee off at 4:45pm. Cost is $17 to walk or $25 to ride for 9 holes. For more info contact Scott Cole at scottcole1299@sbcglobal.net.

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, 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.

Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm. Kids and friends are always welcome to join!
This Wed, Apr 27 – Awards Night
Thanks to all of the leaders, parents, and kids for a great year of AWANA!
AWANA will kick off again in the fall on Wed, Sep 14.
Next Wed, May 4 – 5th graders are invited to check out MORPH!

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, Apr 24 – Reunion with Jesus
Next Sun, May 1 – The Holy Spirit
Grades 1-5
This Sun, Apr 24 – David kills Goliath (1 Samuel 17:1-50); The Point – True heroes rely on God for strength.
Next Sun, May 1 – Elijah challenges the prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18:16-39); The Point – True heroes stand up for God.

MIDWAY (grades 6-8) www.lolchurch.net/midway
Morph: Becoming who God made me to be. Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm
This Wed, Apr 27 – New Beginnings
Next Wed, May 4 – Paul’s Mission
Grapple: Tackling tough questions about God, myself, and others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room.
This Sun, Apr 24 – Why does it matter? (1 Corinthians 15:12-32); The Point – The physical resurrection is central to the Christian faith.
Next Sun, May 1 – What if everyone’s doing it? (Mark 3:1-6); The Point – I will honor God.

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, Apr 24 – The Truth about Sexuality Part 1
Next Sun, May 1 – The Truth about Sexuality Part 2

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