Weekly Connect for Sun, Jul 23, 2017

Mystery Retreat for Upperclassmen
Up for the Unknown is a mystery retreat for high school upperclassmen (juniors & seniors) that will take place from Sat, Sep 9 through Sun, Sep 10. The location and the activities will be unknown to the participants. All they need to know is that it is guaranteed to be a good time! Parents of eligible youth will be contacted by Brian Zielke to discuss the classified information regarding the retreat’s top secret location and details. Sign up forms are available on the Connect Cart in the lobby or online at www.lolchurch.net/highway. The deadline to sign up is Sun, Sep 3.

Give Life, Give Blood Ÿ Sun, Jul 23, 7:30am-Noon
Blood Drive on Sun, Jul 23, 7:30am-Noon in the Cup of Life. All donors will receive a Target gift card as a thank you! We also have a special $1000 scholarship drive going on for students ages 17-21.

Fashion Show at Lord of Life Church!
Saturday, Aug 19, Administer Justice, an Illinois Christian non-profit, will be hosting a fashion show featuring fabulous fall fashions for women and children from CAbi. The event will be held at Lord of Life from10:30am-12:30pm. Tickets are $35 which includes brunch. Proceeds from the event will benefit the life changing work of Administer Justice, which provides free legal assistance, financial counseling and legal education to low income residents. Register today at administerjustice.org or call (847) 844-1100 for more info.

Ladies! Preparing Our Hearts for Christmas Informational Meeting
If you are interested in being a part of the planning team for our annual Christmas event, Preparing Our Hearts for Christmas, please come to an informational meeting on Sunday, August 20th after the 10am service. We will meet in the large conference room. For additional questions, please contact Becky Fair at (630) 365-3294 or rrubeck@hotmail.com.

Connect with Your Family at a Family Camp!
For the past few years, the Fair family has attended Lake Geneva Youth Camp’s (LGYC) Labor Day Family Camp. They invite you to join them! This year, it is the evening of Sep 1 through Sep 4. This is a great way for the family to reconnect together, spouse’s to spend time together and kids to have fun in organized activities (based on age). Plus all meals are provided as part of the cost. If you’re interested in more information, contact Jason Fair at jason.fair@mchsi.com.

Sending for Youth Mission Trip This Sunday!
There will be a “sending” this Sun, July 23, during both worship services for the youth and adults going on the youth mission trip on Monday to Missouri. Please keep the mission team in your personal prayers.

Elburn Days Parade • Fri, Aug 18
Elburn hosts a weekend of fun and festivities in August called Elburn Days! Our church participates in the parade on Friday night. We get to hand out info about the church (including the gospel message), goodies and meet the community. Come join us on Fri, Aug 18 at 5:15pm as we walk the parade route together. This is a great event for all ages! Questions? Contact Mary Miller at marymmiller@mediacombb.net.

Ladies! Come and Enjoy the Last Two Summer Walk and Talk
Ladies, come and enjoy the last of our beautiful walks together talking life and faith beginning at 6:30pm at the location listed below. An additional Walk and Talk has been added to the schedule.

  • Wed, Aug 9 • Walk the Great Western Trail. Meet at the Dairy Queen parking lot in Wasco. Led by Amy Boynton.
  • Wed, Aug 30 at the Batavia Riverwalk
 Tuesday Evening Prayer Gathering
Please join us Tuesday evenings for an evening of prayer. Doors open at 6pm for personal prayer. At 7pm the prayer gathering begins—we worship God together with songs of praise followed by a devotional and prayer time where we focus on God’s goodness and love. Everyone is invited!

Serve at Beautiful U Ministries
Please join us for an opportunity to serve at Beautiful U Resale Shop on Mon, Aug 21. We 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.

Please Contact Pastor Matt If You Need Anything
Pastor Matt invites you to contact him directly if you need anything including prayer before surgery, a communion visit, personal prayer, benevolence or Christian advice of any kind. If you are suffering or need help, don’t hesitate to call him on his cell phone at (970) 214-2373 or by email at matt@lolchurch.net.

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. If you have questions or want more info, contact Don Martens at donmartens@comcast.net.

Help Serve in Our Comfort Dog Ministry
Do you like dogs and Jesus? We have a place for you to serve! Bring the love of Christ to the community by becoming a prayer partner or handler for Chloe the comfort dog. Comfort Dog Ministry is specifically looking for people to serve during the week during daytime. To ask questions or get involved, contact Sue Kessler at skessler717@earthlink.net.

Support Our July Mission of the Month 
Bon Repos Orphanage is located in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and is led by Yolanda Thervil, known as Mama Yol. Using her life savings, Mama Yol left New York and invested in building a compound that would serve to raise orphans and provide a Christian education for the local community. Her orphanage is currently raising 40 orphan girls. All loose change for this month will go to help support the Bon Repos Orphanage.

Summer Park Play Dates
Looking for something fun to do with the kids this summer? Connect with other families at different area parks on Wednesdays from 9:30am-Noon. Upcoming locations are…

  • Wed, July 26—Moore Park (splash park), Geneva. Led by Shannon Hanson (630) 877-3031.
  • Wed, Aug 2—Mt. Saint Mary’s Park, St. Charles. Led by Christina Durrant
  • Wed, Aug 16—Pottawatomie Park, St. Charles (splash/water area). Led by Becky Fair
AWANA: Because kids matter to God. www.lolchurch.net/awana
Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm. AWANA will kick off again in September.
Preschool – Kindergarten
This Sun, July 23 – God likes to share with us because He is good.
Next Sun, July 30 – God can do amazing things in any situation.

Grades 1-5
This Sun, July 23 – Andrew brings his brother to Jesus (John 1:35-42); The Point – We share Jesus with our families.
Next Sun, July 30 – Mary & Martha ask Jesus to heal Lazarus (John 11:1-44); The Point – We pray for our families.

MIDWAY (grades 6-8) www.lolchurch.net/midway
Morph: Becoming who God made me to be. Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm
MORPH will kick off again in September.
Grapple: Tackling tough questions about God, myself, and others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room.
This Sun, July 23 – What if God’s plan stinks? (Genesis 37:18-36); The Point – God’s plan for you isn’t always fun.
Next Sun, July 30 – Will life ever get better? (Genesis 39:1-6); The Point – Make the best of a situation.

HighWay (grades 9-12) www.lolchurch.net/highway
Hang Out: Sunday Nights from 6-8pm in the Solid Rock Lodge at Lord of Life
This Sun, July 23 – at the Krage’s House (42W721 Still Meadows Ln, Elburn) – Bring a swimsuit and towel.
Next Sun, July 30 – NO HANG OUT – returning from mission trip.
Pick up the full list of summer Hang Out locations in the lobby. Questions? Contact Brian at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

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