Weekly Connect for Sun, Feb 1, 2015

Saying the Right Words
Check out an excellent article, “The Right Words: In the Midst of Life’s Pain” by our very own Carolyn Albers. The article was published in the Winter 2014 edition of Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly, which is available on the Connect Cart in the lobby or at www.lwml.org/lwq-winter-2014. In the article, Carolyn shares about the loss of her son Nick, the challenges that followed, the words and actions that have helped her and her family in the slow process of healing.

Fight for What’s Right in God’s Sight
Men’s Fight Club on Sat, Feb 14 from 7:30-9am in the Solid Rock Lodge. We are looking at the life of David. He had some epic failures in his love life, but left a lasting legacy as a man after God’s own heart (Acts 13:22). Come get encouraged, equipped and empowered for the fight. 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.

Date Night With Pastor Matt and Amy
Join Pastor Matt and Amy for Date Night on Fri, Feb 20 from 6:30-8:30 pm.  The cost is $10 per couple, please sign up in the lobby or on the Connection Card.  Please indicate if you need childcare and the children’s ages.  If you are interested in helping with childcare (middle school and high school students are welcome) or the evening activities, please mark the Connection Card or contact Mary Miller marymmiller@mediacombb.net.

Want to Go on a Mission Trip?
The Missions Board is initiating a mission trip to Ghana, Africa scheduled for Dec 2015/Jan 2016. Rob and Cathy Geiger will be leading the trip to serve with our mission partner John Donkoh. The team will help train and encourage leaders, dedicate a water well and serve the people of Ghana. If you’re interested, please plan to attend an informational meeting on Sun, Feb 22, 2015 at 11:30am in the large conference room. For additional info, contact Cathy Geiger at cgeiger@aavextechnology.com or 630-365-6809.

February Mission of the Month
Beautiful U Ministries is our newest mission partner. They are dedicated to serving Elburn and the surrounding area as a Christ-centered, family-style intervention program for at-risk pregnant teens and teen mothers, and works together with various social work organizations to prayerfully place a young woman with a Christ-centered Beautiful U satellite-home family. Visit Beautiful U’s resale shop at 112 N. Main Street in Elburn. Donate your new and gently used items, shop or become a volunteer.  All profits help fund their mission!

Update Your Info in Church Community Builder
Please update your email or contact information for our church database. We need current info for mailings and other communications. If you need a login please contact the church office at lol@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325. You can also use your Connection Card and check off the “Update My Contact Information” and we’ll take care of it for you.

Save the Date for the Women’s Tea
Ladies, mark your calendars for a “Country Tea” on Sat, Mar 7 from 12:30-3pm. All women and young ladies are welcome.  Registration will begin on Sun, Feb 8. Questions? Contact Patty Griffin at (630) 363-9995.

Iron Sharpens Iron Conference for Men
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” – Proverbs 27:17. This conference on Sat, Mar 14 is for men of all ages, emerging men (age 13) to seasoned men. It will be at Central Christian Church in Beloit, WI. We’ll meet at Lord of Life at 6am to carpool and return by 7pm. The cost is $50 when paid by Sun, Mar 1. Students (age 13-22) are only $35. Sign up in the lobby. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Bowling For Babies to Help TLC Pregnancy Services
TLC Pregnancy Services is holding their annual Bowling For Babies fundraiser at Bowlway Lanes in Elgin on Sat, Feb 21, from 11:30am-2:30pm. Please contact Robin Mathieu at (630) 715-2198 or remathieu@mchsi.com if you would like to sponsor our team or be a part of our bowling team. All skill levels welcome! This is a great opportunity to support one of our mission partners as they continue to provide free pregnancy testing to all women and share the good news of Jesus Christ to all who enter their various locations. Other needs at TLC Pregnancy Services: We need size 3 and 4 clothing for children (boys and girls).

Discover opportunities to Connect with a Group
Check out the NEW Winter Connect Groups Catalog and discover many opportunities to Connect with Jesus and each other! There are all kinds of groups waiting for you to join. Catalogs are available in the lobby. Sign up on a Connection Card or visit www.lolchurch.net/groups. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Save the Date
Our next blood drive is set for Sun, Mar 1, from 7am-Noon. Sign up begins Sun, Feb 15, in the lobby.

You’re Invited to the Missions Board Meetings
The Mission Board of Lord of Life Church invites you to attend our monthly meetings to learn about, and participate in, what God is doing through you, and through the many missions at Lord of Life Church. We will meet in the upstairs conference room on Wed, Feb 25, at 6:30-8 pm. The following months after that, we will meet every third Wednesday of the month at the same time in the same place. We are excited about what God is up to at Lord of Life Church. Please join us and share in the joy of missions.

Online Giving Now Available for Members and Non-Members
You are invited to take advantage of the secure online giving option on our web site. Simply go to lolchurch.net and click on Give. There you will be directed to the links to give online. If you have any questions, contact Bob Boynton at bboynton@att.net.

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, Feb 1 – Ask God for help
Next Sun, Feb 8 – God’s house
Kindergarten-Grade 5
Current theme: “Stocking Stuffers”
This Sun, Feb 1 – John tells about love (1 John 4:7-16); The Point – The Holy Spirit helps us love others.
Next Sun, Feb 8 – The Transfiguration (Luke 9:28-36); The Point – We believe in God the Father.
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, Feb 4 – Wear your clothes inside out
Sat, Feb 7 at 10am – Grand Prix Races
Next Wed, Feb 11 – Dress like and bring your dad

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, Feb 4 – Why are there so many religions?
Next Wed, Feb 11 – Is it religion or relationship?
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, Feb 1 – Super Bowl Party – 4:30pm at Maras’ house (0S172 Rowe Rd, Elburn – corner of Rowe Rd and Surrey Dr, east of Rt 47). Bring a snack to share.
Next Sun, Feb 8 – The Arts of Spiritual Conversations – Asking Questions
Dare to Share – Fearless Tour
Dynamic training, worship, drama, and outreach that will motivate and mobilize youth to live fearlessly. March 13-14 at Life Changers Church in Hoffman Estates. Sign up by Sun, Mar 1. Forms are available at the Connect Cart in the lobby or www.lolchurch.net/highway. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

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