Weekly Connect for Sun, Jun 5, 2016

Gospel Night With the Moonlight Pickers
Join us Friday, June 24th for an evening of Gospel music with Jared and Melissa Olson of The Moonlight Pickers. The worship concert will be from 7-8:30pm. Come and worship the Lord with us!

Work Day Planned
We are planning an exciting work day for anyone who wants to help outdoors at Lord of Life on Sat, Jun 18 from 9am-Noon. We will be filling in the washed out areas around the perimeter of the parking lot. We will also be constructing a retaining wall. And finally, we’ll be correcting the drainage system at the upper south parking lot. Please sign up to serve on your Connection Card this Sunday or online. For more info please contact Curt Berg at (630) 715-2674 or email cberg@lolchurch.net

Join Us for an All-Faiths Night Cougars Baseball Game
Join us for Cougars Baseball during All-Faiths Night Monday, June 27th 6:30 p.m.  Cost is $5 for bleacher seats (with backs).  Sign up and pay in the Lobby this Sunday and next!  If you have any questions, please contact Mary Miller at 630-365-2205 marymmiller@mediacombb.net

Give at our Blood Drive This Sun, Jun 5
A pint for a pint. What a deal. How can you give a pint and, at the same time, get a pint? Give a pint of blood and receive a pint of Baskin Robbins Ice Cream. Also, you could be one of 42 to make our goal this month. Let’s do it – together! If you haven’t signed-up, it’s OK, you can also just show up to give. What a blessing you will give and also receive.

HighWay Hangout
This Sun, Jun 5 there is a P.I.T. Crew Meeting at the Zielke’s (221 E Shannon St, Elburn). The P.I.T. Crew is the NEW Planning and Implementation Team for high school ministry. All HighWay youth are welcome to come, learn about it, and join the P.I.T. Crew. It will be a team of committed leaders who meet monthly throughout the year to plan and implement youth ministry ideas. There will be NO Hang Out from Sun, June 19 (Father’s Day) through July 3. We will then start back up on Sun, Jul 10 meeting at homes for the rest of summer. If you are interested in hosting Hang Out at your house, please contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

MidWay Youth Pool Party
Wed, June 8 from 6-8pm at the Branstad’s house (478 Prairieview Dr, Geneva)
For youth going into 6th-8th grade and their families. Bring a swimsuit & towel. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net

Join the Men’s Choir for a Special Performance on Father’s Day Sun, Jun 19
Men of all ages are invited to join the Praise Team on Father’s Day. You will be singing a couple of songs during the opening worship at BOTH services. There will be rehearsal prior to this service on Thursday, Jun 16 from 6:30-7:30pm. For more information, please contact Christina Durrant at cdurrant@lolchurch.net.

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 .

25 Years and Beyond Update!
There are only 4 weeks left in our 18-month capital campaign. Progress is being made on both the roof repair and the new corner sign, If you would like to contribute to the campaign or fulfill your pledge, you may do so online at lolchurch.net. Stay tuned for more details about an all-church barbecue to celebrate what God has done through this all-church effort!

Summer in the Psalms!
This summer, starting June 5, we’ll read the Psalms and apply them to our lives. The sermon series will cover many of the most familiar Psalms and there will be a reading plan (look for it next week) for the whole church to commit to read the Psalms this summer. The Psalms were Jesus’ prayer book and King David’s hymnal. They cover an array of emotions, challenges and reasons for praise. Join Pastor Matt as we dive into this spiritually rich and relevant book!

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 8 – Deicke Park – 11419 Route 47 in Huntley
Ÿ Wed, June 15 – Pottawatomie Park – 8 North Ave in St. Charles

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. We are also collecting supply donations (see list in lobby). If you have any questions, please contact Mary Miller at marymmiller@mediacombb.net or 630-365- 2205. We are in need of paper towel tubes for VBS, at this time we need about 100. We are also in need of empty water bottles with the caps!  Please put these items in the box in Solid Rock Lodge that says “CRAFT ITEMS”.

Join Us for the Congregational Voter’s Meeting
Please join us for the congregation voter’s meeting on Sun, June 12 immediately after the 10am service. The meeting will start promptly in the Family Life Center so please plan to stick around or come back if you attend the 8:30am service. The order of business will include electing leaders, an update on proposed governance structure and an update from both Pastor Matt and the new Financial Review Team.

Ladies! New Women’s Summer Book Study!
Ladies join us Tuesday mornings from 7 to 8:30am for Golden Fruit: Living the Fruit of the Spirit Through the Best Times of Your Life. This nine-session Bible study helps the Christian woman put all her roles, characteristics, and emotions into perspective. This study will begin June 7 and go through the month of July. No class July 5th. No childcare is available. Please sign up on the Connection Card or online. For more info contact Becky Fair at rrubeck@hotmail.com.

Sunday Serving Opportunities
Are you looking for a way to serve with your whole family on Sunday mornings?We  are in need of volunteers in the Solid Rock Lodge. This is a great family serving opportunity because everyone can help. If you are interested, please contact Mary Miller at (630) 365-2205 marymmiller@mediacombb.net.

Get Your Baby Fix and Join the Nursery Team!
Do you love to hold babies? Do you enjoy playing with young children? Do you have a heart to share the love of Jesus with the little ones? If you said “Yes,” then the Nursery Team might be a good fit for you! If you are interested in finding out more about the Nursery Team, please contact Brian Zielke at (630) 513-5325 x140 or bzielke@lolchurch.net.

Come Play Golf on Monday Evenings
You’re invited to play golf with other people from church on Monday evenings this summer. Men and women are welcome. We meet each Monday at Hughes Creek Golf Club and tee off at 4:45pm. Cost is $17 to walk or $25 to ride for 9 holes. For more info contact Scott Cole at scottcole1299@sbcglobal.net.

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. *We will promote kids to their new grade levels on Sun, Jun 5 during Sunday School (with the exception of preschool and kindergarten classes).
Preschool & Kindergarten
This Sun, Jun 5 – God is with us all the time!
Next Sun, Jun 12 – God makes us special!
Grades 1-5
This Sun, Jun 5 – Grade level promotions
Next Sun, Jun 12 – Jesus is faithful (Matthew 4:1-11); The Point – God helps us be faithful.

MIDWAY (grades 6-8) www.lolchurch.net/midway
Morph: Becoming who God made me to be. Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm
Thanks to the MidWay youth and adult leaders for a great year of growing together in our faith! 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 5 – How far is too far? (Proverbs 4:23); The Point – I will flee from sexual immorality.
Next Sun, Jun 12 – They really think about that? (Philippians 2:1-11); The Point – I will consider the needs and feelings of others.

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 5 – P.I.T. Crew Meeting at the Zielke’s (221 E Shannon St, Elburn) – The P.I.T. Crew is the NEW Planning & Implementation Team.
There will be NO Hang Out from Sun, June 19 (Father’s Day) through July 3. We will then start back up on Sun, Jul 10 meeting at homes for the rest of summer.

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