Weekly Connect for Sun, Aug 21, 2016

Saturday Morning Men is Starting Up
All men are invited on Sat, Sep 17 from 7:30-9am. Don’t miss this special morning of fellowship with the guys and a powerful message from our very own Curt Berg to strengthen your relationship with Jesus. For more information, contact Brian Griffin at brianmgriffin1@gmail.com.

Fall Men’s Retreat
Save the dates Nov 4-6 for an opportunity to slow down, unplug, and reconnect with God and other guys. We are once again going to Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center in Oregon, IL. The cost is $100. Assistance is available. Stay tuned. Sign up is coming soon! Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Heaven Sermon Series and Bible Study!
Every wondered about heaven? Or what happens after you die? What will happen when Jesus comes back? Join Pastor Matt for a 3-week sermon series during worship on Sun, Sep 11, 18 and 25 to answer these questions and more. Also, there will be a 3-week Heaven Bible class to coincide with the sermon series. The class starts on Tue, Sep 13 and Wed, Sep 14 at 6:30-8pm (the same class is offered twice each week to accommodate people’s schedules). Sign up for the Tuesday evening Bible online at https://goo.gl/xN9ae4 or the Wed evening class at https://goo.gl/Muabnm. You can also sign up on the Connection Card.

Women’s Wednesday Morning Bible Study
This group will study Israel, Kings and Prophets from the Old Testament. Meets Wednesdays from 9:15-11am September through May. Starts Wed, Sept 14 in the Small Conference Room Upstairs. Contact: Barb Martens at blpmartens@comcast.net

Women’s Tuesday Evening Bible Study
Meets Tuesdays at 6:30pm in the Small Conference Room upstairs. Meets Sept 13 & 27, Oct 4 & 18, Nov 1, 15 & 29. This study will cover The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer. Contact Vicki Bergquist at vvickister@aol.com.

Women’s Thursday Evening Bible Study
Meets Thursdays at 6:30pm on Sept 15 & 29, Oct 6 & 20, Nov 3 & 17, Dec 1 to study The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer. Takes place in the Large Conference Room upstairs. Contact Amy Boynton at amyboynton@att.net for more details.

All Church Picnic Sun, Sep 11!
Join us for loads of fun and great food at the All-Church Picnic on Sun, Sep 11 after the 10am service. There will be games, brats, hot dogs, and community to remember the Lord’s providence on this 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The new Heaven sermon series will start this Sunday. We’ll have chairs and tables at the Preschool entrance but feel free to bring your own lawn chair. The church will provide the meat, games and setting. Please bring a dish to share. See the list below to see what to bring. Sign up on the Connection Card to let us know how many will attend and how many brats and dogs you’ll need and if you would like to help with the picnic. Questions? Contact Mary Miller at marymmiller@mediacombb.net.
· Last Name A-F: Vegetables or Pasta Salad
· Last Name G-R: Fruit or Salad
· Last Name S-Z: Chips or Dessert

Mystery Retreat for Upperclassmen
Up for the Unknown is a mystery retreat for high school upperclassmen (juniors & seniors) that will take place from Sat, Sep 10 through Sun, Sep 11. The location and the activities will be unknown to the participants. All they need to know is that it is guaranteed to be a good time! Parents of eligible youth will be contacted by Brian Zielke to discuss the classified information regarding the retreat’s top secret location and details. Sign up forms are available on the Connect Cart in the lobby or online at lolchurch.net/highway. Deadline to sign up is Sun, Sep 4.

Audition for the LOL Kid’s Christmas Musical
Lights! Camera! Action! Auditions for the LOL Kid’s Christmas Musical will be held on Tue, Sep 13 from 6-7pm and Sat, Sep 17 from 10am-12pm. Auditions are open for kids 3rd-8th grade. Each audition will last 10 minutes. Participants will be asked to prepare a vocal solo and read an excerpt from the musical. Rehearsals will be on Tue evenings, starting Sep 20 from 6-7pm. The musical will be on Sun, Dec 11 at 5pm. Sign-up sheets can be found on the Connect Cart in the Lobby. For more info, contact Christina Durrant at cdurrant@lolchurch.net or (630) 209-9458. Come praise our King in this fun-filled worship production!

LOL Kid’s Choir Starts Wed, Sep 14
Come and sing with us! All children are invited to join the LOL Kid’s Choir! Choir will meet each Wednesday from 5:30pm – 6:15pm starting on Sept 14. 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.

Ministry Kickoff Sunday, August 28!
During worship on Sun, Aug 28, come find out the new ministry opportunities available for you and your family to grow in your faith this fall. Pastor Matt will share what’s ahead for the fall including new Bible studies, servant opportunities, children and young ministry updates and much more. Plus we’ll have a sending for one of our mission teams leaving for a Ghana mission trip. Save the date!

Sign Up for the August Blood Drive
Please visit the table at the mission wall this Sunday to sign up for the blood drive. Walk-ins always welcome. The date to remember is Sun, Aug. 21. We’re anxious to reach our goal two in a row! All donors will receive a free T-shirt! For more info please contact Judy Yant (630) 294-4328 or judy.a.yant@gmail.com.

Support Our August Mission of the Month
C.W.O.W. (Church without Walls) is located in Ghana, Africa. John Donkoh, who is C.W.O.W.’s pastor, 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. All loose change for this month will go to support C.W.O.W.

Serve at Beautiful U Ministries
Please join us for an opportunity to serve at Beautiful U Resale Shop on Mon, Sept 19. 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. Visit beautifuluministries.org or contact Amy Blackford for more info at (651) 238-9374 or amy.blackford@gmail.com.

Get Away for a Weekend with Your Family
Are you looking for an opportunity to spend quality time as a family with freedom from everyday distractions? Lake Geneva Youth Camp offers a Labor Day weekend Family Camp experience combining family worship time, free time for recreation activities and great all-you-can-eat meals. The experience begins Fri, Sep 2 and concludes mid-day Mon, Sep 5. Questions? Contact Jason Fair at jason.fair@mchsi.com or (630) 476-0942. Register at www.lgyc.org/camps.

AWANA:
Awana will kick off again in the fall on Wed, Sep 14. Find more details and register at www.lolchurch.net/awana. If you are interested in serving in Awana please contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Living our faith from the inside out, 24/7. Sundays during 10am worship. Check in is located in the lobby.
Preschool-1st Grade
This Sun, Aug 21 – The Parable of the Lost Coin (Luke 15:8-10)
Next Sun, Aug 28 – The Parable of Hidden Treasure (Matthew 14:44)
Grades 2-5
This Sun, Aug 21 – Saul disobeys God (1 Samuel 15:1-22); The Point – We obey God’s commands.
Next Sun, Aug 28 – David plays his harp for Saul (1 Samuel 16:13-23); The Point – We trust God’s timing.

MIDWAY (grades 6-8) www.lolchurch.net/midway
Morph: Becoming who God made me to be. Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm
Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm during the school year (Sep-May)
Morph will kick off again in the fall on Wed, Sep 14.
Grapple: Tackling tough questions about God, myself, and others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room.
This Sun, Aug 21 – Are they Christians? (Acts 2:22-41); The Point – The Trinity is important to my faith.
Next Sun, Aug 28 – Is it evil? (Ephesians 6:10-18); The Point – The spiritual world is real, so I will seek God only.

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, Aug 21 – at the Zielke’s house (221 E Shannon St, Elburn) – We will walk to Lion’s Park for the Elburn Days carnival. Bring $ for rides & food if you want.
Next Sun, Aug 28 – at the Schrepferman’s house (501 Maple Ave, Elburn) – Bring a swimming suit & towel if you want to swim.
On Sun, Sep 4 we’ll meet in the Youth Room at Lord of Life.

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