Weekly Connect for Sun, Feb 19, 2017

Join Us For a Night of Worship | Fri, Feb 24
Praise God during this night of worship on Fri, Feb 24 at 7pm. This event is for all ages. The Lord of Life band will play worship music, lead prayer and a member of our church will give a personal testimony. Invite your friends and neighbors! For more info contact Christina Durrant at cdurrant@lolchurch.net.

Bibles for Kids | Sun, Feb 26
On Sun, Feb 26 we will launch an opportunity for parents and grandparents to receive a brand new Bible to give to their children who do not have their very own Bible. We want to encourage and support parents as the primary teachers of God’s Word to their children. These Bibles will be provided by the church at no cost to the families. There will be different Bibles available for various ages (including adults who need a Bible) at the Connect Cart in the lobby. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Ash Wednesday Worship Service | Wed, Mar 1
Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent. Lent is a 40-day season to prepare our hearts for Jesus’ suffering, death and resurrection. Join us on Wed, Mar 1 at 7pm for this penitent worship service. Nursery care is available for children ages 0-3.

New! Prayer Gathering on Tuesday Evenings Starts Mar 7
Please join us on Tuesday evenings for a time of seeking the Lord and pray for others. The first Tuesday Evening Prayer Gathering will be on Mar 7. Doors will open at 6pm for those who want to pray alone or with a prayer partner. The prayer gathering begins at 7pm. We will spend time worshiping the Lord, praying over the prayer requests of our congregation, praying for Lord of Life ministries, and storming the gates of Heaven for the Church of Jesus Christ. Your prayers, whether spoken aloud or shared with just the Lord, are all welcome! Everyone is welcome including those who would like someone to pray with them for their needs. All ages are welcome. No prayer experience is needed.

Ladies Pallet Painting  Night | Fri, Mar 3
Have you noticed all of the cool wood signs that are all the rage? Have you ever wanted to DIY your own? Well now you can. Join us Fri, Mar3 from 6:30 to 9pm for an evening of painting, dessert, and fellowship. A Christ-filled message will also be shared. Erica Guillen, from Simple Treasures, will be here to help us create our very own sign. Cost is $30-$35. There will be two designs to choose from and a maximum of 30 ladies can register. Registration must be complete by Feb 19 to allow time for Erica to plan accordingly. Sign up on the Connection Card or at the sign up sheet on the table.

Men! Sign Up for the Iron Sharpens Iron Conference for Men
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” (Proverbs 27:17)
This conference on Sat, Mar 4 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. Cost is $55 when paid by Sun, Feb 19. Students (age 13-22) are only $40. Sign up in the lobby or at www.lolchurch.net/men Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Register for the Dare to Share Unshakeable Tour
Using the story of young David facing an immense giant, the Unshakeable Tour will inspire teenagers (grades 8-12) to stand with an unshakeable faith in Jesus Christ and equip them to answer Christ’s call to make disciples who make disciples. March 3-4 at Life Changers Church in Hoffman Estates. Sign up by Sun, Feb 26. More info is available at the Connect Cart in the lobby or online at www.lolchurch.net/highway. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Basic Training for Confirmation | Sun, Mar 11
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 “Living on Purpose” on Sat, Mar 11 in the youth room. No sign up necessary. Just show up!

Support our February Mission of the Month
Awana, based in Streamwood, Illinois, is a global ministry committed to making the gospel and long-term discipleship available to every child, everywhere. Awana reaches kids through fun, scripture rich experiences, helping churches and parents work together through the Gospel to raise children and youth to know, love and serve God.  Lord of Life’s Awana program meets Wednesdays from 6:15 – 8pm. Kids and friends are always welcome to join! All loose change this month will go to support Awana’s ministries.

Men’s Friday Morning Bible Study
Goes verse by verse through a book of the Bible. Meets Fridays from 6:30-7:30am in the Solid Rock Lodge. They are currently studying the Gospel of John. Contact Don Martens at donmartens@comcast.net if you have any questions or need more info.

Serve at Beautiful U Ministries | Mon, Feb 20
Please join us for an opportunity to serve at Beautiful U Resale Shop on Mon, Feb 20. 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. No need to sign up, just show up! Visit beautifuluministries.org or contact Amy Blackford for more info at (651) 238-9374 or amy.blackford@gmail.com.

Want to Increase the Spiritual Connection in Your Marriage?
Join Pastor Matt and his wife Amy for the next couples group on Mon, Mar 6 from 6:30-8pm in the large conference room. We’ll have time to visit and then study God’s Word. Childcare is provided. Please sign-up on the Connection Card or online at www.lolchurch.net/marriage. For more info contact Pastor Matt at matt@lolchurch.net.

Direct Your Thrivent Choice Dollars to Lord of Life
Are you a Thrivent Member? If so, you can direct your Thrivent Choice Dollars to support Lord of Life Church. Jude Wilbers from Thrivent Financial will be here on Sun, Feb 26 to answer your questions and walk you through how to do it.

AWANA: Because kids matter to God. www.lolchurch.net/awana
Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm.
This Wed, Feb 22 – Dress Like a Bible Character
Next Wed, Mar 1 – No AWANA – Ash Wednesday Worship at 7pm
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, Feb 19 – Set Apart to Honor God
Next Sun, Feb 26 – Baby Jesus
Grades 1-5
This Sun, Feb 19 – Story of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32); The Point – We show God’s love by forgiving each other.
Next Sun, Feb 26 – Jesus heals a Roman officer’s servant (Matthew 8:5-13); The Point – We go to Jesus in hard times.
LOL Kid’s Choir
All children are invited to join the LOL Kid’s Choir! Choir meets each Wednesday from 5:30–6:15pm, for children ages 3 through 8th grade. For more info please contact Christina Durrant at (630) 209-9458 or cdurrant@lolchurch.net.

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)
This Wed, Feb 22 – Family
Next Wed, Mar 1 – NO MORPH – Ash Wednesday Worship at 7pm
Grapple: Tackling tough questions about God, myself, and others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room.
This Sun, Feb 19 – What if I stink? (Genesis 27:1-40); The Point – God loves me unconditionally.
Next Sun, Feb 26 – How did I get stuck with them? (Genesis 37); The Point – God wants me to love my family.
HighWay (grades 9-12) www.lolchurch.net/highway
Hang Out: Connecting with Jesus and each other. Sunday Nights from 6-8pm in the Solid Rock Lodge at Lord of Life.
This Sun, Feb 19 – James Chapter 5
Next Sun, Feb 26 – Look ahead at Lent

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