Weekly Connect for Sun, Feb 5, 2017

Preparing for Worship
This Sun, Feb 5, we’ll cover James chapter 3. James teaches us to guard our tongue against evil and to live according to the “wisdom that comes from heaven”. Come find out what this means and how to apply it to your life today. Read James 3 to prepare for Sunday. Also, there are three baptisms scheduled for this Sunday! Come worship the Lord at 8:30 & 10am!

VIDEO: Watch the Big Game Together!
Everyone—men, women, youth, families—are all invited to come watch the Big Game on the big screens at Lord of Life on Super Sunday, Feb 5 starting at 5pm. There will be fun activities, good food (please bring a snack to share), a special Christ-filled message at halftime, and a chance to win fabulous prizes! No sign-up necessary. Just show up! And feel free to invite friends and neighbors. Watch the video invitation from the Lord of Life staff! Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Date Night with Pastor Matt and Amy • Fri, Feb 10
Join Pastor and his wife Amy for a fun date night at the church on Fri, Feb 10 from 6:30-8pm. Strengthen your marriage with this romantic evening in God’s house. Cost in $5. Dinner and childcare provided. We do ask that each couple please bring a dessert. Please sign up on the Connection card or online.

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.

Ladies Pallet Painting 
Have you noticed all the cool wood pallet signs that are all the rage? Have you ever wanted to DIY your own? Well now you can. Join us Friday, March 3 from 6:30 to 9:00pm for an evening of painting, dessert, and fellowship. Cost is $30-$45. Two designs to choose from and a maximum of 30 ladies can register. Registration must be complete by Sun, Feb 19 to allow time for our artist to plan accordingly. Please sign up on the connection card or at the sign up sheet on the table beginning Sun, Feb 5.

Women’s So That Evening of Fun, Fellowship and Testimonies!
Join us on Fri, Feb 17 from 6:30-8pm. It’s a ladies night of fun, fellowship, snacks, and two testimonies of sharing God’s might So That we may know the glory of His kingdom! Nancy Kasper and Kim Cole, our own members, will be sharing how God has worked in their lives. Please contact Carolyn Albers for more info (630) 776-4184.

Loving Our Wives God’s Way
“Husbands love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her” (Ephesians 5:25). That sounds good, but what does it look like? Join us for Second Saturday Men on Sat, Feb 11 from 7:30-9am in the Solid Rock Lodge to learn and grow as a godly, loving husband. We will study God’s Word, discuss in small groups, and enjoy fellowship over coffee and donuts. If you have questions, please contact Brian Griffin at 630-877-2260 or brianmgriffin1@gmail.com.

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/menQuestions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Women’s Thursday Morning Study Begins Thu, Feb 9
This study is Discovering God’s Will by Andy Stanley, is an 8 week study exploring the personal vision God has for each of our lives. This study is designed for young moms but is open to women of all ages. Starts Thu, Feb 9 from 9:15-11:15am at meets in the large conference room. Childcare is available. You can purchase your study book atamazon.com. Please sign-up for this class on your Connection Card. Questions? Contact Amy at amy.blackford@gmail.com.

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
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 “Encountering Jesus” on Sat, Feb 18 in the youth room. No sign up necessary. Just show up!

Help the Homeless of HELPS Ministry Feb 5 & 12
After worship services on Sun, Feb 5 & 12, laundry bags with bed linens will be available to take home and launder. Return the clean bed linens to the church and we’ll attach to the bag a printed gospel message for the resident at HELPS Ministry in St. Charles.

Bowling for Babies
Bowling for Babies, the annual TLC Pregnancy Services fundraiser is being held on Sat, Feb 18 at Streamwood Bowl in Streamwood from 12Noon-3pm. Bowlers who raise $50 minimum in pledges get free bowling and pizza. Register to join the LOL bowling team with Rick and Robin Mathieu at tlcpregnancyservices.com. Questions? Contact Robin at remathieu@mchsi.com

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.

Hoop It Up in 2017
Join us for some pickup basketball on Mondays from 7:30-9pm in the Family Life Center. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net.

College Students Contact Information
Are you, or any of your adult children attending a college/university this year? We have a special gift to share our love with them. Please write down the college information on the Connection Card in the comments/prayers section and place in the offering basket on Sunday morning. You can also send an email to lol@lolchurch.net including the following information: School Name, Your school address, Major, Minor, Year/Class, Birthdate, Email Address, Cell Number.

AWANA: Because kids matter to God. www.lolchurch.net/awana
Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm.
This Wed, Feb 8 – Crazy Socks Night – the Awana Store will be open, so bring your Awana Bucks!
Next Wed, Feb 15 – Dress Like & Bring Your Dad Night
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Living our faith from the inside out, 24/7. Sundays during 10am worship. Check in is located in the lobby.
This Sun, Feb 5 – God’s House
Next Sun, Feb 12 – Esther Gets Ready
Grades 1-5
This Sun, Feb 5 – Jacob steals his brother’s blessing (Genesis 27:1-45); The Point – We show God’s love by being honest.
Next Sun, Feb 12 – Joseph is sold into slavery (Genesis 37:3-36); The Point – We show God’s love by encouraging each other.

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 8 – Spiritual Gifts
Next Wed, Feb 15 – Servanthood
Grapple: Tackling tough questions about God, myself, and others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room.
This Sun, Feb 5 – When is it Go Time? (Ephesians 6:10-18); The Point – Jesus protects me.
Next Sun, Feb 12 – Why are my parents so lame? (Luke 2:41-51); The Point – God wants me to obey my parents.

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 5 – Big Game Party starts at 5pm – bring a snack to share.
Next Sun, Feb 12 – James Chapter 4

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