Weekly Connect for Sun, July 9, 2017

Family Night at Otter Cove, Wed, July 19
Enjoy a fun family evening on Wed, July 19 from 6-8pm at Otter Cove Aquatic Park in St. Charles. All families are welcome. Meet at the water park. There is no need to sign up, just show up. Admission is $6 per person. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x 140.

Give Life, Give Blood, Sun, Jul 23, 7:30am-Noon

Our next blood drive is quickly approaching. Please mark your calendars to stop by to give on Sun, Jul 23, 7:30am-Noon in the Cup of Life. Appointments are preferred; walk-ins welcome! You may sign up here or stop by the lobby display during the next two Sunday mornings (7/9, 7/16) to choose your time slot. 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. For more info, please contact Judy Yant at (630) 294-4328 or email judy.a.yant@gmail.com.

Did You Lose Something at Church? Check Out the Lost & Found

We’re making it easier to find your possible lost items. Please find them again in the next two weeks (7/9, 7/16) on the east wall of our Cup of Life Cafe. You may find those missing treasures you thought were long gone! For more info, please contact Curt Berg (630) 715-2674 or email cberg@lolchurch.net

Men! Connect with Other Guys at Tuesday Morning Men’s Group

A group of men from Lord of Life meet at Colonial Cafe on Randall Road (St. Charles) on Tuesday mornings at 6:30-7:30am to discuss faith, life and pray together. Any and all men are welcome! Questions? Contact Don Martens at donmartens@comcast.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. Contact Don Martens at donmartens@comcast.net if you have any questions or need more info.

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.

Check Out the Updates Downstairs!

This summer the main lobby and lower level team is updating the main lobby and lower level to improve the aesthetics of our space so it is more vibrant and welcoming. Please go check out the paint work downstairs in the youth room and Education Central. It’s quite an improvement and it will bless our youth and children! Also, the new main lobby welcome center desk will be installed at the end of July/early August. This will take the place of our current western-wagon style Connection Cart.

Ladies! Enjoy The Last Summer Walk and Talk

Ladies, enjoy our last beautiful walk together talking life and faith beginning at 6:30pm at the location listed below.

  • Wed, Aug 9 – Walk the Great Western Trail. Meet at the Dairy Queen parking lot in Wasco. Led by Amy Boynton.
Vacation Bible School Starts Monday!
Join us this summer, July 10-14, for “Operation Arctic” where kids will explore the coolest Book on the planet and discover how we can know for sure that the Bible is God’s written word to us! Each evening a family dinner will start at 5:15pm, followed by the program from 6-8pm. All kids age 4 through 5th grade are invited to participate. The cost is $30/family. Register in the lobby or online at www.lolchurch.net/vbs. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Miller at marymmiller@mediacombb.net or (630) 365- 2205.

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 12—Wheeler Park, Geneva. Led by Amy Blackford (651) 238-9374.
  • 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
Serve at Beautiful U Ministries
Please join us for an opportunity to serve at Beautiful U Resale Shop on Mon, July 17. 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.

The Case for Christ Book Study

The Case for Christ is a journalist’s personal investigation of the evidence for Jesus. Written by Chicago’s own Lee Strobel, we’ll address common arguments people have about Jesus and we’ll be better equipped to share and defend our Christian faith. The books are available for purchase in the lobby and we’ll meet to discuss it together on the remaining dates below. The same content will be discussed twice each month to accommodate schedules—take your pick. Please register to attend the remaining book study dates on the Connection Card or at lolchurch.net/ministries/biblestudies if you have not yet done so.

  • Part 2 Chapters 7-10: Tue, July 18, 7pm or Wed, July 19, 10am
  • Part 3 Chapters 11-14: Tue, Aug 8, 7pm or Wed, Aug 9, 10am
Prayer Gathering Resumes After July 4th Break
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!

Because kids matter to God. www.lolchurch.net/awana
Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm. AWANA will kick off again on Wed, Sep 13.

Preschool – Kindergarten

This Sun, July 9 – We trust Jesus to help (John 11 – story of Lazarus).

Grades 1-5

This Sun, July 9 – God tells people to take care of the earth (Genesis 1:27-28; 2:4-25); The Point – We respect God’s creation.

Youth Pool Party—For All Youth 6th-12th Grade

Sun, July 9 from 6-8pm at the Branstad’s house (478 Prairie View Dr, Geneva). Bring a swimsuit and towel. Questions? Contact Brian at (630) 209-4263 (mobile) or bzielke@lolchurch.net.

MIDWAY (grades 6-8)
Morph: Becoming who God made me to be. Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm
MORPH will kick off again in September.

Tackling tough questions about God, myself, and others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room.
This Sun, July 9 – Does God send people to hell? (2 Peter 3:3-16); The Point – Hell is separation from God.

(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 9 – at the Branstad’s House (478 Prairie View Dr, Geneva). Bring a swimsuit and towel.

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.