Weekly Connect for Sun, May 1, 2016

Sign up for Vacation Bible School
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.

LERT Team Seeks Tools and Equipment
The Lord of Life LERT Team is currently seeking tools and equipment. The LERT trailer has been outfitted with shelving and is ready to hold our equipment.  We are seeking donations of extra tools, buckets, rakes, shovels, etc., that would stay in the trailer. We are also creating a database of equipment, tools, generators, pumps, etc., that can be loaned to the team for use during disasters. If you have any equipment or tools that you would like to donate or loan, or if you have any questions, please contact Vince Miller at vmiller@haumiller.com or (630) 365-2205, Larry Zagorski woodthorpe@hughes.net or at (630) 209-6195.

Mother’s Day Brunch
Sun, May 8, from 9am-Noon in the Solid Rock Lodge. Enjoy good food and fellowship while avoiding the restaurant rush and supporting Lord of Life’s youth ministry. Free will donations will be accepted.

May is India Missions Month
This month we support our three India Missions: Children of Faith Orphanage in Vizag where leaders Anand and Rosie Thandu care for over 100 orphans teaching them about the love of Jesus since 2003; Gilgal Gospel Missions in Chennai led by Christobel Russelliah, reaching the remote Hindu villages with the good news of Jesus; and, New Life Missions in Hyderabad, where Pastor Honoch leads two churches and focuses on church planting and outreach to children and adults. All loose change for this month will support our three India Missions.

Memorial Day Slideshow
During worship on Sun, May 29, there will be a slideshow to give thanks to God for all military personnel who have served and currently serve our country. If you haven’t yet emailed Pastor Matt a photo of your loved one (or yourself) who has served in the military, please do so and it will be included in the slideshow on Memorial Day weekend. Include the name, the branch of military (Army, Navy, etc.), the years they served and your relation to the person (Father, Grandfather, etc.). Email Pastor Matt at matt@lolchurch.net.

Graduate Recognition!
During worship on Sun, May 15, we will recognize and pray for those who have graduated or will be graduating this school year. If that is you, please plan to be there and encourage other graduates to come to worship that day to receive a special blessing and gift!

Join Us for the National Day of Prayer – Thu, May 5
The first Thursday of May each year is National Day of Prayer. This years theme is “Wake Up America” based on Isaiah 58:1a.  Please join us on Thur, May 5, at Lord of Life from 7-8:30 pm for a special time of worship and prayer for our great nation. For more info about National Day of Prayer, please visit nationaldayofprayer.org or contact Dwayne Nelson at dnelsonlol@comcast.net or (630) 488-2510.

Save the Date for the 20s & 30s Spring Dinner
If you’re in your 20s or 30s, you’re invited to a dinner gathering at Angela and Adam Spore’s house on Fri, May 6 from 5:30-8pm. The address is 1N971 Mulhern Drive, Elburn, IL 60119. Kids are welcome too! Sign up on the Connection Card or online to let us know you’re coming. For more info contact Pastor Matt at matt@lolchurch.net.

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 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.

Now Accepting Leadership Nominations!
Nominations are currently being taken for openings on the Board of Elders, Executive Board and Governance Board. If you, or someone you know are feeling the call to serve in one of these positions, please contact one of the members of the Nominating Committee: Jan Berg curtberg407@att.net, Dorcey Bartholomew bart22@mchsi.com , Kerry Gain kgain89@gmail.com or Leslie DiFiglio lvdifiglio@gmail.com. Otherwise, we invite you to fill out the back of the Connection Card with the names of those you would like to nominate.

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 x136 or at mlaughridge@lolchurch.net .

Serve at Beautiful U Ministries
Please join us for an opportunity to serve at Beautiful U Resale Shop on Mon, May 16. 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.

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.
This Wed, May 4 – 5th graders are invited to check out MORPH!

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, May 1 – The Holy Spirit
Next Sun, May 8 – Mother’s Day surprise

Grades 1-5
This Sun, May 1 – Elijah challenges the prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18:16-39); The Point – True heroes stand up for God.
Next Sun, May 8 – Mother’s Day surprise

MIDWAY (grades 6-8) www.lolchurch.net/midway
Morph: Becoming who God made me to be. Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm
This Wed, May 4 – Paul’s Mission – 5th graders are invited to check out MORPH!
Next Wed, May 11 – Paul’s Final Days
Grapple: Tackling tough questions about God, myself, and others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room.
This Sun, May 1 – What if everyone’s doing it? (Mark 3:1-6); The Point – I will honor God.
Next Sun, May 8 – NO GRAPPLE (Mother’s Day) – Attend worship or help with the brunch fundraiser.

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, May 1 – The Truth about Sexuality Part 2
Next Sun, May 8 – NO HANG OUT (Mother’s Day)

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