Weekly Connect for Sun, Mar 12, 2017

Help Make an Impact in Our Youth and Young Adult Ministries
LOL’s Governing Board is looking for a couple of passionate, motivated volunteers who want to help shape the direction and effectiveness of our children, youth and young adult ministries. A sub-committee is being formed from both staff members and the congregation at large to brainstorm, research and design our outreach to these vital next generations of Christians even more relevant and inspiring as they battle against the pull of the culture. Please contact Pastor Matt at matt@lolchurch.net or Jennie Linke at jlinke@comcast.net if you would like to join this sub-committee or if you have any further questions. You can also indicate your interest on the Connection Card.

Happy Birthday Corinne!
A longtime member of our church, Corinne Bagley, will be 90 years old on March 20. We would like to have a surprise birthday reception on Sun, Mar 19 after the 10am service. Corinne has been a blessing to many of us and served in our church from the beginning of Lord of Life. Come enjoy some cake, lunch and fellowship. For more info contact Pamela McLane at (630) 879-0989 or email her at jwpamclane@comcast.net. Also, if you have a cute story to tell or something to say about Corinne let Pamela know.

Serve During the All-Church Volunteer Half Day – Sat, Apr 1
Help beautify the church building and grounds for the season of spring. Join us to help with projects inside and outside our property on Sat, Apr 1 from 9am-Noon. Register online here and a list of projects will be provided for you. If you prefer, you may sign up on the Connection Card, a list of projects for you to choose from will be emailed to you. Please be sure to include your email address on the front side of the Connection Card.

LaFox Train Station Outreach – Wed, April 5
On Wed, Apr 5, we will hand LaFox Train Station commuters invitations to join us for Worship during Holy Week and Easter. When we did this in December, many commuters communicated their thankfulness to the church and some even attended Christmas services! Meet at the train station at 6:15am on Wed, Apr 5. For more info, contact Curt Berg at cberg@lolchurch.net.

Easter Eggstravaganza – Sat, Apr 15, 10-11:30am
Join us for an egg hunt and more; a fun event for your family! For kids as soon as they can walk (hunt for eggs) through 5th grade. Let’s celebrate the Resurrection!

Holy Week and Easter Worship
Join us for Holy Week and Easter worship services. Maundy Thursday worship is Thu, Apr 13, and Good Friday worship is Fri, Apr 14. Both worship services are at 7pm. Easter Sunday, Apr 16, worship services are at 8:30 and 10am. Nursery care will be offered for all of our Holy Week services including Easter.

Women’s Spring Tea – Sat, April 22, 12:30-3pm
Ladies! Mark your calendars for the 20th anniversary celebration of the Women’s Tea Event. Guaran-tea, A Tea for all Seasons registration begins Sun, Mar 26. Questions? Contact Patty Griffin at (630) 363-9995 or by email at imbusy@yahoo.com.

New! Blended and Blessed Conference at Lord of Life
Lord of Life is hosting Blended and Blessed, a FREE one-day live event and livestream for stepfamily couples, single parents, dating couples with kids and those who care about blended families. Join us on Sat, Apr 29 from 8:30am-4pm as we unpack five keys that are crucial to healthy stepfamily marriages. With some of today’s most trusted and respected experts, Blended & Blessed will challenge, inspire and encourage you. Sign up on the Connection Card or online at http://www.lolchurch.net/ministries/marriage. Questions? Email Carlos Baez at cubaez@gmail.com. Learn more at blendedandblessed.com.

Basic Training for Confirmation on Sat, Apr  8
Get trained on the basics of faith and life. There are four sessions: 1) Discovering the Bible, 2) Encountering Jesus, 3) Living on Purpose, and 4) Searching for Truth. Completion of all four sessions is an expectation for confirmation. For more on confirmation go to www.lolchurch.net/confirmation or contact Brian at (630) 513-5325 x140. Basic Training sessions are offered once/month on Saturdays from 9am-12pm. The next session will be “Living on Purpose” on Sat, Apr 8 in the youth room. No sign up necessary. Just show up!

Save the Dates for Vacation Bible School on July 10-14!
As your family looks ahead at plans for this summer, make sure to put Vacation Bible School (VBS) on your calendar for July 10-14. Each evening will start with a family dinner at 5:15pm, which will be followed by the program from 6-8pm. Save the dates and stay tuned for more details to come! Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Support our March Mission of the Month
C24/7 Father’s Arms Ministries, a new mission partner, was founded by James and Natalie Crockett. They are dedicated, through the power of Jesus Christ, to improve the lives of children and young adults in the North side of Howard neighborhood of Chicago by providing them with the necessary tools, security and environment for them to thrive economically, socially and spiritually. You can help by providing items they can use for their after school program and women’s Bible study. Please see the lobby display table for more details or contact Curt or Jan Berg at curtberg407@att.net or call (630) 715-2674. All loose change this month will support C24/7 Father’s Arms Ministries.

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.

Serve at Beautiful U Ministries
Please join us for an opportunity to serve at Beautiful U Resale Shop on Mon, Mar 20. We will 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.