Weekly Connect for Sun, Jan 8, 2017

Ministry Kickoff 2017!
During worship on Sun, Jan 8, Pastor Matt will share where we’re headed for a new year of ministry! There will be new updates on Bible studies, small groups, outreach events and missions. A new winter ministry guide will also be available that Sunday. Join us as we kickoff 2017.

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 for this couples group on the Connection Card. For more info contact Pastor Matt at matt@lolchurch.net. 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.

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 outside the preschool office starting Sun, Jan 8. Complete the form and return it to the preschool office as classes will be filled in date and time of order received. Forms will be accepted starting Mon, Jan 9. All forms received prior to this date will be dated Jan 9 at 8am. 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. For more info, contact Marliss Laughridge, Preschool Director at preschool@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x2

New Bible Class! Uncovering Jesus in God’s Calendar & Feasts
Join Lord of Life member Rich Dillon for a 6-week Bible class titled Uncovering Jesus in God’s Calendar & Feasts. Learn about how the Old Testament gives us a deeper understanding of who Jesus is and how we can know him in a more intimate way. The 6-week class will meet from 6:30-8pm on Thu, Jan 12-Thu, Feb 16 at Lord of Life. Sign up on the Connection Card or online.  For more info contact Rich Dillon at (630) 377-0197.

Join Us on Sat, Jan 14 for a Men’s Breakfast on the Power of Prayer
Guys, you won’t want to miss our first Saturday Morning Men’s meeting of the year on Jan 14 in the Solid Rock Lodge. You’ll be able to enjoy a delicious, full breakfast and a powerful message presented by Dwayne Nelson entitled, “My House Shall Be Called a House of Prayer.” We’ll begin at 7:30am with breakfast and fellowship, followed by Dwayne’s presentation, small group discussion and prayer. The meeting will end promptly at 9 a.m. If you have questions, please contact Brian Griffin at brianmgriffin1@gmail.com or (630) 877-2260.

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
Start 2017 by getting away to grow! Forms are available in the lobby or online.
HighWay (grades 9-12) – Jan 27-29 at Catalyst Camp in Cedar Lake, IN. Sign up by Sun, Jan 15. www.lolchurch.net/highway
MidWay (grades 6-8) – Feb 10-12 at Timber-lee in East Troy, WI. Sign up by Wed, Jan 25. www.lolchurch.net/midway. For questions or additional info, please 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 “Discovering the Bible” on Sat, Jan 14 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.

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.

NEW! Ladies Winter Bible Study Coming in January
The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer will meet from 7:00 to 8:15pm Thursday evenings. Join Brenda Guetthoff in her home beginning Jan 12 and meeting every other Thursday until Apr 6. For more info and directions, contact Brenda at bucabeppers@aol.com or (630) 921-2027. Please register on the Connection Card or online. Books will be available for purchase on Jan 8 and 15 in the lobby.

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.

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.

Hoop It Up on Monday Nights
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.

AWANA: Because kids matter to God. www.lolchurch.net/awana
Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm.
This Wed, Jan 11 – Valentines for Soldiers Night – Awana Store will be open. Bring your Awana bucks!
Next Wed, Jan 18 – Race Gear Night – Sparks Turtle Races
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 8 – The split in the kingdom
Next Sun, Jan 15 – Elijah and Elisha
Grades 1-5
This Sun, Jan 8 – Paul explains why we worship (Ephesians 1:3-14); The Point – We live to worship God.
Next Sun, Jan 15 – The early Church lives in community (Acts 2:42-47); The Point – We worship God together.
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 11 – Purity
Next Wed, Jan 18 – Time with God
Grapple: Tackling tough questions about God, myself, and others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room.
This Sun, Jan 8 – What if God says no? (2 Corinthians 12:1-10); The Point – God knows what I need.
Next Sun, Jan 15 – Is the devil even real? (2 Corinthians 11:1-15); The Point – Satan is my real enemy.

HighWay (grades 9-12) www.lolchurch.net/highway
Hang Out: Building friendships with Jesus and each other. Sunday Nights from 6-8pm at Lord of Life starting Sun, Jan 8.
This Sun, Jan 8 – Kickstart 2017 at Lord of Life – Live music, food, games, prizes, and more!
Next Sun, Jan 15 – The Two Step – Making disciples who make disciples who…

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