Weekly Connect for Sun, Mar 27, 2016

Join Pastor Matt for a 5-Week Bible Class on 1 John
Pastor will teach a 5-week Bible class on 1 John from Wed, Apr 6—Wed, May 4 at 6:30-8pm. This will be an in-depth study of this letter from the Apostle John who was one of the first eyewitnesses of the resurrection. Stay in the Word after Easter; sign up online or on the Connection Card. Nursery care is available.

Pick Up Artwork After Easter Worship­
Thanks to all who participated in our art show. Please pick up your masterpiece on Easter Sunday or stop by the church office during the week. May you be blessed as you have blessed those who had the opportunity to view your art work. To make other arrangements please contact Curt Berg by email cberg@lolchurch.net or call (630) 513-5325 x131.

Serve at the Elburn Food Pantry Dinner
On Thurs, Mar 31 from 5-7pm, we will 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 online or check 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.

SonSpark Labs VBS is Coming July 11-15!
Grab your lab coat and get ready for a chain reaction of fun this summer, July 11-15! At SonSpark Labs, kids will discover God’s formula for life – GP4U = J (God’s Plan for You = Jesus). They will trace God’s life-changing plan as it’s revealed from creation to the present and on into the future. They’ll find answers to life’s most important questions. They will learn that God loves them and that through Jesus they are members of God’s family. More details are coming soon!

Quilt for God’s Glory
Quilters of the King are so grateful to all who donate to us. It is a blessing to have the support. Quilters of the King is a mission-focused group that gives quilts to those in need. We welcome moms with children and are hoping to have some school-age girls come in to learn to sew this summer. With this in mind, we will need more portable sewing machines. If you know of someone who would like to donate a good working portable machine please let me know. If you have a child that would like to learn how to sew this summer, please call Pamela McLane at (630) 879-0989.

Capital Campaign Update
The corner sign team is getting detailed estimates for a new corner sign. The Trustees are getting bids for roof repair and the work is expected to begin soon. The campaign team will give a more detailed update this Sunday. The purpose of the campaign is to position our church for the next 25 years of ministry. Thank you for your prayers and thanks for fulfilling your pledge by the end of June.

New Women’s Bible Study Living a Chocolate Life by Deb Burma
Fun, friendly, and engaging, Living a Chocolate Life invites women to savor God’s rich and endless supply of grace in Christ. Whether they’re sampling bitter nuggets of pain to sweet morsels of joy, this study reminds them that the Holy Spirit fills us with sweet faith in our Savior. The study will be offered on Tuesday evenings beginning Tue, Apr 5 at 7pm. Please sign up via the Connection Card.

Support our March Mission of the Month
Beautiful U Ministries, located in Elburn, is a Christ-centered, family-style intervention program for at-risk pregnant teens and teen mothers. Beautiful U works together with local social work organizations to prayerfully place a young women with a Christ-centered Beautiful U satellite-home family. Visit Beautiful U’s resale shop at 112 N. Main Street, Elburn, where all profits help fund their mission. Donate your new and gently used items, shop or become a volunteer. All loose change for this month will go to support Beautiful U Ministries.

Serve at Beautiful U Ministries
Please join us for an opportunity to serve at Beautiful U Resale Shop on Mon, Apr 18. 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. Sign up on the Connection Card. There is also an urgent need for volunteers to serve on a regular basis, weekdays from 4-6pm. Visit beautifuluministries.org or contact Amy Blackford for more info at (651) 238-9374 or amy.blackford@gmail.com.

Ready to be Confirmed?
We have scheduled a Confirmation Sunday to encourage youth to take steps on the path to a personal confession of faith. We will celebrate confirmations during worship on Sun, May 15.  For more information on confirmation at Lord of Life visit www.lolchurch.net/confirmation or contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Dare to Share – Live It Up Tour
There is still space, but not for long! Dynamic training, worship, drama, and outreach that will help youth (grades 8-12) discover how to live a life that is upwardly focused on the Father, inwardly fueled by the Spirit, and outwardly inviting others to the party of new life in Christ. April 8-9 at Life Changers Church in Hoffman Estates. More info is available at the Connect Cart in the lobby or online at www.lolchurch.net/highway. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Basic Training for Confirmation
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 “Searching for Truth” on Sat, Apr 16 in the youth room. No sign up necessary. Just show up!

AWANA:
Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm. Kids and friends are always welcome to join!
This Wed, Mar 30 – NO AWANA – Spring Break
Next Wed, Apr 6 – Hawaiian Night

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, Mar 27 – NO SUNDAY SCHOOL – Easter Sunday
Next Sun, Apr 3 – The Last Supper

Grades 1-5
This Sun, Mar 27 – NO SUNDAY SCHOOL – Easter Sunday
Next Sun, Apr 3 – Jesus appears to His friends (John 20:11-29); The Point – We believe Jesus is alive.

MIDWAY (grades 6-8) www.lolchurch.net/midway
Morph: Becoming who God made me to be. Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm
This Wed, Mar 30 – NO MORPH – Spring Break
Next Wed, Apr 6 – Jesus, the Son of God
Grapple: Tackling tough questions about God, myself, and others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room. This is the final week that the youth in Grapple will go upstairs for the “Paint & Preach” sermon series. They will still start and end in the youth room.

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, Mar 27 – NO HANG OUT – Easter Sunday
Next Sun, Apr 3 – Looking Upward and Forward (Colossians 3:1-4)

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