Weekly Connect for Sun, May 8, 2016

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.

Leading Your Family God’s Way!
Saturday Morning Men – next meeting on Sat, May 21 from 7:30-9am. God calls men to be the spiritual head of our households and to follow Christ’s example in leading our families, but how can we get there? What steps can you take to become the man that the Lord wants you to be for your wife, children and others? Join our very own Vince Chiaramonte along with other men as we dig in on this topic. There will be time for fellowship over coffee and donuts, as well as small group discussion following Vince’s message. It’s our final monthly Saturday meeting until September and you won’t want to miss it! For more info, contact Brian Griffin at brianmgriffin1@gmail.com.

Help Provide a Dish or Serve at the Memorial Service on Sat, May 21.
As members of Lord of Life we love serving others. Ron Kramer – one of our homebound members passed away Sun, Apr 17. We provide the luncheon as our show of love for Ann, his wife, and family. Would you be willing to serve or provide a dish to serve the family? Please check off your preference on the Sunday morning Connection Card. We’ll be serving Ream’s pulled pork and sausage sandwiches. For more info please contact Curt Berg at (630) 715-2674.

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.

Ryker Newhouse Benefit
Ryker is the son of Eric and Jennifer Newhouse and grandson of Don and Dianna Janes, members of Lord of Life. Ryker was injured at an in-home daycare. Since then he has endured two brain surgeries and one eye surgery. As a result, the Newhouse family has accumulated an extraordinary amount of medical bills. On Sat, May 21 there is going to be an event organized by the Campton Hills Kiwanis and the Kaneland High School Key Club at The Lodge restaurant (41W379 Route 64, Wasco) from Noon-3pm to help the family. There will be meal tickets for $15 (carry out available), silent auction, trivia contest, raffle, and coloring contest for kids. To preorder tickets or make a donation for Ryker’s Benefit, please contact Old Second Bank at (630) 513-7775.

New Member Welcome!
We’ll welcome new members into our church family during both worship services on 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.

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 .

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.

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.

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!

Beth Moore is Coming to Chicago!
Living Proof Live with Beth Moore is coming to Chicago. Beth Moore will be in Hoffman Estates at The Sears Centre Arena on Sept 17, 2016. The event begins at 9:30am and concludes at 4:15pm. Early registration for the event is $59 through May 20th. Women’s Ministry would like to coordinate a carpool to the event. If you are interested in attending, please purchase your ticket through LifeWay events at (800) 254-2022, or online through their website at lifeway.com. Please be sure to email Becky Fair at rrubeck@hotmail.com or call at (630) 365-3294 to let her know you are interested in attending. More information about carpooling will be available closer to the event.

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.

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 8 – Mother’s Day surprise
Next Sun, May 15 – Paul’s Mission

Grades 1-5
Next Sun, May 8 – Mother’s Day surprise
Next Sun, May 15 – Daniel survives the lions’ den (Daniel 6:1-23); The Point – True heroes trust God to protect them.

MIDWAY (grades 6-8) www.lolchurch.net/midway
Morph: Becoming who God made me to be. Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm
This Wed, May 11 – Paul’s Final Days – 5th graders are invited to check out Morph!
Next Wed, May 18 – The End of Time

Grapple: Tackling tough questions about God, myself, and others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room.
This Sun, May 8 – NO GRAPPLE (Mother’s Day) – Attend worship or help with the brunch fundraiser.
Next Sun, May 15 – Can I really hear God? (Deuteronomy 6:4-5); The Point – I will listen to God.
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 8 – NO HANG OUT (Mother’s Day)
Next Sun, May 15 – Celebrate seniors – 8th graders are invited to 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.