Weekly Connect for Sun, May 22, 2016

Registration Closed for All-Church Community Outreach Event
The limited amount of spots to serve at Northern Illinois Food Bank have been filled. Registration is now closed for this event. What a great response to being the hands and feet of Jesus in the community! Stay tuned for details about our June all-church community outreach event.

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 6:30pm – 7:30pm. For more information, please contact Christina Durrant at cdurrant@lolchurch.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.

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. Each session focuses on one fruit of the Spirit and considers how the lives and stories of nine biblical women convey that characteristic. As you study women like Esther (self-control) and Dorcas (goodness), Ruth (love) and Elizabeth (joy), you’ll see how God is at work in your life too and how His promise of salvation and peace through Jesus are fully yours all the time.  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.

Sign Up For The Blood Drive on Sun, Jun 5
Sun, Jun 5 is our next Blood Drive. Saving lives just got sweeter! Donate a pint of blood and you’ll get a certificate for a FREE pint of Baskin Robbins hand-packed ice Cream! Our goal is 42 giving units. Please consider being one of the 42 people who will give a pint to save a life and will help us meet our goal. Visit the Lobby Display to sign up for a spot or you may sign up online. For more info please contact Judy Yant (630) 294-4328.

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 up date from both Pastor Matt and the new Financial Review Team. Your attendance and participation at this meeting is extremely important as we move forward the mission of our church together. The agenda will be available on the Connect Cart starting Sun, May 29.

25 Years and Beyond Update!
There are only 6 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!

New Member Welcome!
We’ll welcome new members into our church family during both worship services this Sun, May 22. Please be sure to greet them and welcome them. What a joy it is to partner together to connect people with Jesus and each other!

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.

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 1 – SEBA Park – 151 Water St in South Elgin
Ÿ Wed, Jun 8 – Deicke Park – 11419 Route 47 in Huntley

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.

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.

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.

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 .

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.
Preschool & Kindergarten
This Sun, May 22 – Paul Shipwrecked
Next Sun, May 29 – Jesus is Coming Again

Grades 1-5
This Sun, May 22 – God changes King Saul’s heart (1 Samuel 10:1-10); The Point – The Holy Spirit changes us.
Next Sun, May 29 – Paul tells Christians to do what’s right (Galatians 5:13-17); The Point – The Holy Spirit guides us.

MIDWAY (grades 6-8) www.lolchurch.net/midway
Morph: Becoming who God made me to be. Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm
This Wed, May 25 – Season Finale Celebration – Bring an ice cream topping to share. 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, May 22 – Isn’t it my money? (Proverbs 22:1-16); The Point – I will care about financial stewardship.
Next Sun, May 29 – Can’t I just watch TV? (Matthew 14:22-33); The Point – I will use my gifts and talents.

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 22 – The Martens Family’s Last Hang Out – Come to celebrate them and say thanks for the ways they have impacted your faith and life.
Next Sun, May 29 – NO Hang Out

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