Weekly Connect for Sun, Jan 15, 2017

New! Bible Study on the Book of James
James, the brother of Jesus, wrote a book of the Bible that challenges Christians to put their faith into action. Join Pastor Matt for a 5-week Bible study that coincides with a sermon series. We’ll go chapter by chapter through this book. Meets on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8pm on Jan 24-Feb 21. Sign up on the Connection Card or online at www.lolchurch.net/biblestudies.

New! Couples Group with Pastor Matt & Amy
Join Pastor Matt and his wife Amy for a couples group on the 2nd and 4th Monday nights starting Mon, Jan 23  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. Meets on Mondays, Jan 23, Feb 13 & 27, Apr 10 & 24.

Audition for the LOL Kid’s Spring Musical
Lights! Camera! Action! Auditions for the LOL Kid’s Spring Musical will be held on Tue, Jan 17 from 6-7pm and Sat, Jan 21 from 10am-12pm. Auditions are open for kids ages 3-8th 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, start date TBD. The musical will be on Sun, Apr 2 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.

Bring the Good News of Christ to the Illinois Youth Center
Join the Torch Ministries team, led by Lord of Life member Carlos Baez, for a weekend of ministry at the Illinois Youth Center in St. Charles. Witness Christ in action and his transformative power on at-risk youths. The Torch weekend is May 19-21, 2017. Interested people will need to attend five team formation meetings for the purpose of unifying the team before the Torch weekend. The dates of the following meetings are: Feb 25, Mar 17-18, Apr 8, Apr 29 and May 13. For more info please contact Carlos at cubaez@gmail.com or (630) 306-1989.

Pick up Your Preschool 2017-2018 Pre-Registration Forms
Lord of Life Preschool is starting enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year. There are forms available at the Connect Card in the lobby. Complete the form and return it to the preschool office as classes will be filled in date and time of order received. Pre-registration will be closed on Mon, Jan 30. All forms received after this date will be added to a list that will place your child on a list for the classes indicated. You will receive registration forms in Feb 2017. Contact Marliss Laughridge, Preschool Director at preschool@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x2

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.

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 or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Interested in Membership at Lord of Life?
The next Start Here new member class is scheduled for Sun, Jan 29 from 11:30am-1:30pm. Pastor Matt will share the mission, vision and values of our church and open it up for Q&A. He’ll also share what membership means and how to become a member of Lord of Life. Lunch and childcare is provided. Sign up on the Connection Card. For more info contact Pastor Matt at matt@lolchurch.net.

Youth Winter Retreats
There’s still a few spots available for middle school retreat! Contact Brian ASAP if interested in signing up. Forms are available in the lobby or online.
The middle school retreat is Feb 10-12 at Timber-lee in East Troy, WI. Sign up at www.lolchurch.net/midway.

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!

New! Conflict Resolution God’s Way Workshop
Join Lord of Life staff member Curt Berg and Rick Ford for a 6-week workshop called Conflict Resolution God’s Way. We’ll cover a peace-making model based on the Bible that applies to all your relationships. The workshop will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30-8pm, Wed, Jan 18-Wed, Feb 22. Sign up online  or on the Connection Card. Contact Curt at cberg@lolchurch.net or (630) 715-2674.

Friends of Jesus Women’s Bible Study on Thursday Evenings at 6:30pm
In this six-session study, Karen Kingsbury explores six people in the life of Jesus and the depth of friendship that is found with each one. Join Amy Boynton amy.boynton@att.net and Cheryl Monzingo cwmonzingo@yahoo.com as they study the friends of Jesus beginning Jan 19 and meeting the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month. Please register on the Connection Card. Books will be available for purchase on Jan 8 and 15 in the lobby.

Women’s Ministries Informational Meeting
Ladies if you have been a part of any Women’s Ministry events or bible studies please come to a New Year and New Ideas informational meeting on Sun, Jan 29 after the 10am service in the Family Life Center. We want to hear from you and share how you can get involved with Women’s Ministry in the new year.

Support our January Mission of the Month
Lutheran Church Charities is the home of the K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry and the L.E.R.T. (Lutheran Early Response Training) Ministry. All loose change for this month will support LCC, LOL’s Chloe Comfort Dog Ministry and L.E.R.T. Ministry.

Winter & Early Spring Ministry Guide
New ministry guides are available in the lobby or online at lolchurch.net.

AWANA: Because kids matter to God. www.lolchurch.net/awana
Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm.
This Wed, Jan 18 – Race Gear Night – Sparks Turtle Races
Next Wed, Jan 25 – Pajama 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, Jan 15 – Messages from God
Next Sun, Jan 22 – God’s Prophets
Grades 1-5
This Sun, Jan 15 – The early Church lives in community (Acts 2:42-47); The Point – We worship God together.
Next Sun, Jan 22 – Living by the Spirit’s power (Ephesians 5:15-20); The Point – We worship God in all we do.
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, Jan 18 – Purity
Next Wed, Jan 25 – Time with God
Grapple: Tackling tough questions about God, myself, and others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room.
This Sun, Jan 15 – Is the devil even real? (2 Corinthians 11:1-15); The Point – Satan is my real enemy.
Next Sun, Jan 22 – Why does Satan fight dirty? (Luke 4:1-13); The Point – Satan knows my weaknesses.
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, Jan 15 – Stayin Alive (John 3:1-21)
Next Sun, Jan 22 – Putting it into Practice (James 1)

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