Weekly Connect for Sun, Jun 26, 2016

VBS Update: Please Return Donated Items
We are approaching Vacation Bible School in a few weeks, we ask that anyone that took an item donation slip please return your item(s) to the VBS table by Sun, July 3. We have also put some new slips out, we have many perishable items that we are in need of….please take a slip and return your perishable item(s) on Sun, July 10. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Miller at (630) 365-2205 or marymmiller@mediacombb.net. Thank you for supporting VBS!

Youth & Family Event at Otter Cove Aquatic Park
All youth (incoming grades 6-12) and their friends and families are invited to meet for some twilight fun at the Otter Cove Aquatic Park in St. Charles on Wed, Jul 20 from 6-8pm. There is no need to sign up. Just show up. Admission is $5/person. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at (630) 513-5325 x140 or

Join Us For a Mission Potluck With Dr. Markenley Chery
Please join us on Sun, July 3, after the 10am service in the Solid Rock Lodge for a mission potluck with Dr. Markenley Chery, a missionary from Haiti. You will have the opportunity to hear an update on Mama Yol and her orphanage in Haiti and also learn about Dr. Markenley’s mobile medical clinic ministry. Please sign up on the Connection Card if you are able to attend. For questions or more info, please contact Kim Cole at kimcole1299@sbcglobal.net or (630) 918-3015

Women’s Ministry Invites You to “Walk and Talk”
Ladies, let’s take hold of the beautiful summer weather and get together for “Walk and Talk”. We’ll meet once a month at various locations to walk, talk, and enjoy fellowship with each other. Each walk will end with a treat at a local ice cream shop. What better way to enjoy an evening out with friends. Save the dates for Jun 27, Jul 18, and Aug 15. We will meet at 6:30pm. The event will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Please sign up on the connection card so we know you will be joining us. First “Walk and Talk” will be at the Batavia Riverwalk on Mon, Jun 27. We will meet at the Batavia Depot Museum,155 Houston St, walk and then finish at the Batavia Creamery. Questions? Contact Becky Fair at rrubeck@hotmail.com

Interested in Membership at Lord of Life?
Start Here is the new membership class being offered on Sun, July 17 from 11:30am-1:30pm. It’s also for anyone who has questions about the church or simply wants to know more about Lord of Life. Pastor Matt will share the history, mission, vision and values of the church. Membership at Lord of Life means that you’re ready to make this your church home and contribute to fulfill the mission of Connecting people with Jesus and each other! Childcare and lunch are provided. Please sign up for this class on the Connection Card. If you have any questions, contact Pastor Matt at matt@lolchurch.net.

Serving at the Elburn Food Pantry Dinner
Every 5th Thursday (this month it’s June 30) from 5-7pm, we provide the meal for those who use the Elburn Food Pantry. The main entree will be Pulled Pork sandwiches from Ream’s Meat Market. Please register on your Connection Card to provide food items or offer your services. It’s a great way to connect people with Jesus and to serve together. For more info please contact Chris Christopher at (630) 391-8728.

Update: All-Church Community Outreach at Lazarus House
Thanks to all who served on Thursday night at Lazarus House in St. Charles. We visited with the homeless residents, helped complete projects and shared the generous love of Christ. Stay tuned for details about the July event.

Summer Play Dates at Parks Start in June!
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. Pick up the full list of dates and locations at the Connect. Questions? Contact Emily Varsho at (847) 452-5681 or emily.varsho@gmail.com. Upcoming locations are…
Ÿ  Wed, Jun 29 – Wheeler Park – 822 N 1st St in Geneva
Ÿ  Wed, Jul 6 – Island Park – 2 IL Rt 25 in Geneva

Sign Up for Vacation Bible School and Help Serve
Join us this summer, July 11-15, for SonSpark Labs VBS where kids will discover God’s formula for life: GP4U = J (God’s Plan for You = Jesus). Each evening a family dinner will start at 5:15pm, followed by the program from 6-8pm. The cost is $30/family. All children Preschool (age 3) through 5th grade are invited to participate. Register in the lobby or online at www.lolchurch.net/vbs. Youth and adults are invited to help serve. We need help with meals, crafts, games, nursery, check-in, group leaders, and group assistants. Sign up to serve on the Connection Card or online at www.lolchurch.net/vbs.

Support Our June Mission of the Month
Wycliffe Bible Translators is dedicated to translating and delivering Scripture to people around the world in a language and form they understand best.  We support Wycliffe missionaries John and Bonnie Nystrom who serve eleven language groups in Papua, New Guinea. They are training Papua New Guineans to translate the Bible into their own languages, coaching them through the translation process, and equipping them to pass on their skills to more translators from some of the 300 language groups in Papua that still have no Scripture at all. Learn more at www.wycliffe.org. Loose change this month supports this mission.

Preschool Has Openings for the 2016/2017 School Year
Lord of Life Preschool has openings available in the three and four year old programs for the 2016/2017 school year. If you have a child in either of these age groups that you would like to enroll or would like further information, please contact the Preschool Director, Marliss Laughridge, at (630) 513-5325 x2 or at preschool@lolchurch.net .

UPDATE: Ghana Mission Trip
On Sun, May 29, we prayed over and sent one of our members, Nick K., on a mission trip to Ghana for two months. Nick arrived safely and God is doing amazing things! You can read all about it and stay updated by visiting the church website lolchurch.net and click on “Missions” in the menu bar. Nick thanks us for the prayers. Keep praying for people to enter into a relationship with Jesus!

Thanks to all of the leaders, parents, and kids for a great year of AWANA!
AWANA will kick off again in the fall on Wed, Sep 14.

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, Jun 26 – Jonah and the Big Fish
Next Sun, Jul 3 – NO SUNDAY SCHOOL
Grades 1-5
This Sun, Jun 26 – David prays (Psalm 5:1-3); The Point – We expect God to answer our prayers.
Next Sun, Jul 3 – NO SUNDAY SCHOOL

MIDWAY (grades 6-8)
Morph: Becoming who God made me to be. Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm
Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm during the school year (Sep-May)
Morph will kick off again in the fall on Wed, Sep 14.
Grapple: Tackling tough questions about God, myself, and others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room.
This Sun, Jun 26 – Are there any second chances? (Matthew 13:24-43); The Point – God will determine who is saved.
Next Sun, Jul 3 – NO GRAPPLE

HighWay (grades 9-12) www.lolchurch.net/highway
Hang Out: Building friendships with Jesus and each other. Sundays from 6-8pm in the youth room.
This Sun, Jun 26 – NO HANG OUT
Next Sun, Jul 3 – NO HANG OUT
Sun, Jul 10 – at the Krage’s house (42W721 Still Meadows Ln, Elburn); bring a swimming suit & towel.
Check out www.lolchurch.net/highway for updates on summer locations.

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