Weekly Connect for Sun, June 25, 2017

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.

Prayer Gatherings on Tuesday Evenings
Please join us on Tuesdays for an evening of seeking the Lord and praying for each other. 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. We then pray together for Pastor Matt, our Lord of Life staff, the church’s ministries, and our congregation’s prayer requests. Everyone is invited!

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
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. All loose change this month supports Wycliffe Bible Translators.

Monday Evening Golf at Hughes Creek
Men and women are invited to golf at Hughes Creek in Elburn to enjoy God’s creation, create a comfortable atmosphere to talk faith and life and build community. Tee times start at 5:15pm on Mondays. Meet at the course and enjoy nine holes. Invite your friends and neighbors!

Women’s Walk and Talk Events
Ladies, enjoy a beautiful walk together talking life and faith beginning at 6:30pm at the locations listed below.

  • Thu, July 6 • Peck Farm Trail. Meet at the parking lot at Peck Farm Park in Geneva. Led by Becky Fair.
  • Wed, Aug 9 • Walk the Great Western Trail. Meet at the Dairy Queen parking lot in Wasco. Led by Amy Boynton.
Ladies! A New Book Study Group Just For You!
Are you feeling tired or stressed? Looking for a place to rest your heart and renew your spirit? Join us for Soul Spa by Sharla Fritz. This study will care for and refresh your spirit. We meet Tuesday mornings from 7-8:30am at Lord of Life. The study started Tue, June 13 and ends the last week of July. Come as you are. For more info, please contact Leslie at lvdifiglio@gmail.com.

Sign Up for Vacation Bible School
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. Youth and adults are invited to serve. We need help with meals, crafts, games, nursery, check-in, group leaders, group assistants and wherever needed. 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.

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.
A full list of dates and locations can be found in the Spring/Summer Ministry Guide.

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.

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.

AWANA: 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, Jun 25 – God makes us all special (Judges 6-7).
Next Sun, Jul 2 – NO SUNDAY SCHOOL

Grades 1-5
This Sun, Jun 25 – Paul teaches about self-respect (1 Corinthians 1:26-31); The Point – Our self-respect comes from Jesus.
Next Sun, Jul 2 – NO SUNDAY SCHOOL

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, Jun 25 – Isn’t a God enough? (John 14:1-14); The Point – Jesus is the only way.
Next Sun, Jul 2 – NO GRAPPLE

HighWay (grades 9-12) www.lolchurch.net/highway
Hang Out: Sunday Nights from 6-8pm in the Solid Rock Lodge at Lord of Life. NO HANG OUT from Sun, June 4 through July 2. We will start back up on Sun, July 9 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.

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