Weekly Connect for Sun, Jan 21, 2018

Let’s Get Out! Monthly Community Outreach!
Let’s get out into the community and show the love and care of Christ!  These events are open to all ages and they’re great for families with children and youth. Here are the following dates and locations for our outreach:
  • Mon, Feb 26, 6:15-7:45pm – Marklund Hyde Center, Geneva. Marklund is a residence for infants, children and adults with developmental disabilities. We’ll share the gospel with residents at Marklund by singing, visiting, doing a craft project, reading scripture and more. Sign up on the Connection Card.
  • Wed, Mar 14, 5:45-7am – LaFox Metra Train Station. We’ll hand out invitations to Easter services and chocolates to commuters, conductors and engineers at the station.
  • Thu, Apr 19, 6:30-8pm – Corbella Clinic, South Elgin. We’ll assemble care packages for new parents, clean around the building, organize and sort the gift shop, assemble baby bottles for Mother’s Day campaigns and more. Corbella Clinic is a Christ-centered crisis pregnancy center and is an official mission partner of Lord of Life Church.
  • Thu, May 17, 6-8pm – Lazarus House, St. Charles. Lazarus House is a Christ-centered shelter for the homeless in our community. We’ll serve, clean, paint, visit and do whatever is needed to help this local shelter meet the needs of our community.
 Reaching out to Bless our College Students
Every year in February our Care Board sends out gift cards to our college students. In order to do that we need your help. As you well know, college kids change their living arrangements more than once during their time away from home. Would you be so kind as to provide your college-age child’s address while at school? Use your Connection Card to let us know and we’ll take care of the rest. For more info please contact Jan Berg (630) 818-7532 or email curtberg407@att.net.

Men! Let’s Get Equipped at the Iron Sharpens Iron Conference  Sat, Mar 3
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” (Proverbs 27:17)
This conference on Sat, Mar 3 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 $55 when paid by Sun, Feb 18. Students (age 13-22) are only $40. Sign up at www.lolchurch.net/men Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Provide Items for Lazarus House
Every 4th Friday Lord of Life Church serves at Lazarus House. This month we could use some help from the Lord of Life Church family. We could use someone to call Lazarus House to ask about Salad & Milk. We could also use some additional hamburger buns to go with the Ream’s Pulled Pork dinner sandwiches that night (Jan. 26). If you can help, please let us know via the Connection Card. For more info, please contact Curt Berg (630) 715-2674 or email cberg@lolchurch.net

Drummers Needed
The Worship Ministry is looking for additional drummers to serve on our team. Volunteers must be available for Thursday night rehearsals and for both services on Sunday mornings. If you’re interested or have more questions, contact Christina Durrant at (630) 209-9458 or cdurrant@lolchurch.net.

Moms! A New Group Just for You in 2018
A new moms group is starting up on Thu, Feb 1, 2018. The group meets from 9am-10:50am. Save the date and join Kristina Fann for a wonderful parenting study called Mom to Mom: Heart Talk on What Really Matters. Questions? Contact Kristina at bennett925@yahoo.com or call her at (630) 901-6354.

Super Bowl Party!
Everyone – men, women, youth, families – are all invited to come watch the Super Bowl on the big screens at Lord of Life on Sun, Feb 4 starting at 5pm. There will activities, food (please bring a snack to share), a halftime gospel message, and chances to win prizes! No sign-up necessary. Just show up! And feel free to invite friends and neighbors. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Support our January Mission of the Month
Lutheran Church Charities, located in Northbrook, works throughout the United States and internationally with a goal to share the mercy, compassion, presence and proclamation of Jesus Christ to a hurting world.  LCC is the home of the K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry and the L.E.R.T. (Lutheran Early Response Training) Ministry and also works with and in partnership with our churches providing church worker support, bible studies and online daily devotions. All loose change for this month will support LCC, LOL’s Chloe Comfort Dog Ministry and LOL’s L.E.R.T. Ministry.

Retreat! Youth Winter Retreats Info
Give the gift of growth to your teen/preteen. This year we will be combining grades 6-12 on one winter retreat from March 2-4 at Camp Timber-lee in East Troy, WI. Forms are available in the lobby or online at www.lolchurch.net/youth. Sign up by Sun, Jan 28.

Pick Up Your Preschool 2018-2019 Pre-Registration Forms
Lord of Life Preschool has started enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year. Forms are available outside the preschool office and at the Connection Cart in the Solid Rock Lodge. Complete the form and return it to the preschool office by Fri, Jan 26. For more info contact Marliss Laughridge, Preschool Director at (630) 513-5325 x2 or by email at preschool@lolchurch.net.

Save the Date for Ash Wednesday!
The season of Lent is right around the corner! It’s a season to prepare for Good Friday and Easter. Join us for Ash Wednesday worship on Wed, Feb 14 at 7pm. Ashes will be offered and communion will be served. Childcare will be available.

Volunteers Needed!
The altar team is looking for 4 volunteers to serve after the 10am services. These volunteers will clean up the altar and put things back after communion. If you’re interested contact Karen Broten at (630) 701-4080.

AWANA: Because kids matter to God. www.lolchurch.net/awana
Our Awana Clubs meet on Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm Sept-April.
This Wed, Jan 24 – Race Gear Night – Sparks Turtle Races
Next Wed, Jan 31 – Beach Night

Preschool – Kindergarten

This Sun, Jan 21 – Wise King Solomon
Next Sun, Jan 28 – The Split Kingdom

Grades 1-5

This Sun, Jan 21 – God tests Abraham (Genesis 22:1-18); The Point – God is pleased when we trust Him.
Next Sun, Jan 28 – The Israelites build the tabernacle (Exodus 35:10-36:7); The Point – Use your talents for God.

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.
Meets on Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm during the school year (Sept-May).
This Wed, Jan 24 – Noah (Genesis 6-8); The Point – Noah built an ark, designed by God, as the only way to save humanity. Likewise Jesus is the only way to be saved.
Next Wed, Jan 31 – Abraham and Isaac (Genesis 22); The Point – God provided a sacrifice for Abraham in place of his only son Isaac. God provided a sacrifice for humanity in sending His one and only Son, Jesus.
Grapple: Tackling tough questions about God, myself, and others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room.
This Sun, Jan 21 – What if I’m scared? (Romans 8); The Point – The Holy Spirit empowers me.
Next Sun, Jan 28 – Who do I tell? (Matthew 28:18-20); The Point – Know my sphere of influence.

(grades 9-12) www.lolchurch.net/highway
Hang Out: Sunday Nights from 6-8pm at Lord of Life.
This Sun, Jan 21 – Designer (Psalm 19:1-2); The Point – The complex patterns of the universe are best explained as the work of an intelligent designer.
Next Sun, Jan 28 – Morality (Romans 2:14-15); The Point – Objective morality points to a moral lawgiver.