Weekly Connect for Sun, Apr 3, 2016

Discipleship: The Key to Abundant Living in Jesus
Saturday Morning Men – next meeting on Sat, Apr 16 from 7:30-9am. The resurrection inspired the disciples to live a full and exciting life in Jesus, beyond anything they could have imagined. How can we experience that same kind of abundant living today with the Lord? If you’re struggling and searching for a better life, this meeting is for you. If you want your life to have real purpose and meaning, this meeting is for you. If you’re looking to take your relationship with Jesus to the next level, this meeting is definitely for you. Join us for “Discipleship: The Key to Abundant Living” and enjoy a great message and fellowship with the guys over coffee and donuts. You’ll be glad you did! For more information, contact Brian Griffin at brianmgriffin1@gmail.com.

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.

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. Come enjoy the warmer weather and fellowship with God’s people. For more info contact Scott Cole at scottcole1299@sbcglobal.net.

Join Pastor Matt for a 5-Week Bible Class on 1 John
Pastor will teach a 5-week Bible class on 1 John from Wed, Apr 6—Wed, May 4 at 6:30-8pm. This will be an in-depth study of this letter from the Apostle John who was one of the first eyewitnesses of the resurrection. Stay in the Word after Easter; sign up online or on the Connection Card. Nursery care is available.

Interested in Membership at Lord of Life?
Start Here is the new membership class being offered on Sun, Apr 24 from 11:30am-1:30pm. It’s also for anyone who has questions about the church or simply wants to know more about Lord of Life. Pastor Matt will share the history, mission, vision and values of the church. Membership at Lord of Life means that you’re ready to make this your church home and contribute to fulfill the mission of Connecting people with Jesus and each other! Childcare and lunch are provided. Please sign up for this class on the Connection Card. If you have any questions, contact Pastor Matt at matt@lolchurch.net.

Pick Up Artwork in the Church Office Lobby
Thanks to all who participated in our art show. Please pick up your masterpiece in the church office lobby area. May you be blessed as you have blessed those who had the opportunity to view your art work. To make other arrangements please contact Curt Berg by email cberg@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x131.

April is Pro-Life Missions Month
This month we support two of our pro-life missions. TLC Pregnancy Services in Elgin offers medical, spiritual, emotional and material support at no cost to women facing crisis pregnancy situations. They proudly share the good news of Jesus with all who enter their doors. Our newest mission partner, Fox Valley Pregnancy Center, located in South Elgin, assists women unprepared for pregnancy 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.

Serving at the Elburn Food Pantry Dinner
We’ve added another Elburn Food Pantry Dinner Event. Mark your calendar for the 2nd Friday in April and October. On Thu, Apr. 14 from 5-7pm we provide the meal for those who use  the Elburn Food Pantry. The main entree will be Pulled Pork sandwiches from Ream’s Meat Market. Please register online or check your Connection Card to provide food items or offer your services. It’s a great way to connect people with Jesus and to serve together. For more info please contact Chris Christopher at (630) 391-8728.

Blood Drive Results
Thanks to all who shared the gift of life at our last blood drive held Sun, Mar 6. Heartland Blood Center was able to use the 18 units of blood to help treat patients at our local hospitals. Please save the date for our next blood drive scheduled for Sun, Jun 5.

Serve at Beautiful U Ministries
Please join us for an opportunity to serve at Beautiful U Resale Shop on Mon, Apr 18. 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. There is also an urgent need for volunteers to serve on a regular basis, weekdays from 4-6pm. Visit beautifuluministries.org or contact Amy Blackford for more info at (651) 238-9374 or amy.blackford@gmail.com.

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.

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 “Searching for Truth” on Sat, Apr 16 in the youth room. No sign up necessary. Just show up!

Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm. Kids and friends are always welcome to join!
This Wed, Apr 6 – Hawaiian Night
Next Wed, Apr 13 – Sunglasses 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, Apr 3 – The Last Supper
Next Sun, Apr 10 – The Hour of Darkness

Grades 1-5
This Sun, Apr 3 – Jesus appears to His friends (John 20:11-29); The Point – We believe Jesus is alive.
Next Sun, Apr 10 – Jesus empowers His friends (Acts 1:3-11); The Point – We tell others about Jesus.

MIDWAY (grades 6-8) www.lolchurch.net/midway
Morph: Becoming who God made me to be. Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm
This Wed, Apr 6 – Jesus, the Son of God
Next Wed, Apr 13 – The Hour of Darkness
Grapple: Tackling tough questions about God, myself, and others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room.
This Sun, Apr 3 – Is death the same for everyone? (Psalm 68:20); The Point – Jesus died on the cross for our sins.
Next Sun, Apr 10 – Was it a trick? (Matthew 27:57-28:15); The Point – Jesus came back to life.

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 3 – Looking Upward and Forward (Colossians 3:1-4)
Next Sun, Apr 10 – Live It Up

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