Weekly Connect for Sun, Oct 22, 2017

Get Ready! Fall Fest for Families is Here!
Join us this Wed, Oct 25 from 6:30-8pm for Fall Fest where families will enjoy fun games, prizes, and activities like a hayride and trunk or treat–all while celebrating God’s great love! So put on a costume and bring your friends and family! Invitations are available in the lobby. There are also many opportunities to serve. Sign up to serve on the Connection Card. Candy donations will be collected in the lobby starting Sun, Oct 8. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140. www.lolchurch.net/fallfest

Request from the Bagley Family
The Bagley family has requested that no one from Lord of Life Church visit Corinne Bagley at this time. Only family will be allowed to visit Corinne. They are thankful for the care from our church but request that we respect the family’s wishes. Please cooperate and respect the Bagley’s request.

Screens and Teens Discussion (for Parents and Teens)
Want to know how to connect with your teen in a wireless world? Join Pastor Matt and Brian Zielke for a discussion that will include the content from the book Screens and Teens by Christian-author Kathy Koch, PhD (reading the book beforehand is optional). The discussion will be on Tue, Nov 14 at 6:30-8:30pm. Register online or on the Connection Card. For questions contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net.

We Need Your Help! Serve on Sunday Mornings!
Please prayerfully consider joining the Sunday Servants Team in one of these areas: Nursery, Solid Rock Lodge, Usher, and Greeter. Sunday Servers select a service time and serve one Sunday a month (1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th). We also have a Team that serves on those rare 5th Sundays. If you have any questions or need additional information, or wish to volunteer, contact Mary Miller at marymmiller@mediacombb.net or (630) 365-2205, or you may sign up on the Connection Card. This weeks highlight is the nursery. Nursery care is offered during the 8:30 and 10:00 am services. This is a great place to get your “baby fix” for those no longer caring for infants and toddlers. During nursery we play with the children and encourage Godly play. If you love children and yours are growing out of that “snuggle” zone, please consider joining the nursery and giving our young mothers a wonderful gift.

Ladies! Come Fellowship Together at a Paint Night!
Join us on Mon, Nov 13th at 6:30pm in the Solid Rock Lodge for a painting night with Simple Treasures. You can sign up here. You will be able to choose from five wood signs and pay at that time. You must sign up to participate through the link. There will be no walk-ins due to coordinating the materials for the evening. Childcare and scholarships are available. Please contact Becky Fair with any questions at rrubeck@hotmail.com or (630) 365-3294.

Ladies Night Out at Aurelio’s Pizza!
The summer has ended and fall is here. Let’s get together and enjoy a night out amongst friends. We will be meeting at Aurelio’s Pizza in Geneva on Mon, Oct 23 at 6:30pm. Cost will be around $7 per person. Please sign up on the Connection Card so we can keep an accurate count of who will be attending. For more information contact Becky Fair rrubeck@hotmail.com or (630) 365-3294.

Bless Children in Need This Christmas!
Please visit the Operation Christmas Child display in the lobby. You will find everything you need there to start your adventure of making a special Christmas gift for a boy or girl somewhere in this world. Since 1993, God has worked through people like you to send nearly 150 million shoeboxes to children in more than 150 countries. After you have packed your shoeboxes, you can drop them off at Lord of Life Church between Mon, Nov 13 and Sun, Nov 19. Please let your family, friends, and neighbors know that they too can drop off their shoeboxes at our church. For the child receiving a shoebox gift, it may be his or her first step of a lifelong walk with Jesus.

Attend the Sunday Morning Bible Class in October!
During the month of October we will offer a 5-week Bible class at 10am that will coincide with the Five Solas sermon series. The Five Solas are grace alone, faith alone, Scripture alone, Christ alone and glory to God alone. Attend the 8:30am service and then join Ed Albers and Don Martens for this Bible class. Sunday School and nursery care is available during the Bible class.

Men! Sign Up for the Men’s Retreat
Registration is now open for the men’s retreat, Nov 17-18 (Fri & Sat)! Don’t miss this opportunity to slow down, unplug, and reconnect with God and other guys. We are once again going to Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center in Oregon, IL. The cost is $75. Assistance is available. Sign up online. Questions? Contact Brian at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Endowment Fund News—Next Step
It is expected that the total amount contributed to the Endowment Fund will increase to $25,000 soon. That amount will then be transferred to the InFaith Community Foundation, who will manage it according to Lord of Life’s Endowment Fund Investment Policy. InFaith is an experienced firm that manages many such funds for churches throughout the country. When the $25,000 level has been realized and the amount transferred, we will then change our emphasis to working with families to support Lord of Life Church via estate planning. Learn more at lolchurch.net/endowment.

Church Staff Appreciation Month
October is Church Staff Appreciation Month! This Sunday we will be thanking our church staff during both worship services by presenting them with a special gift. Please take a moment this Sunday to personally thank them for their faithful service to our church, our community and our great God. Note that Sheila Kuranda, Administrative Assistant at Lord of Life, is celebrating 20 years of service at our church this month!

Support Our October Mission of the Month 
Faith Life Ministries was founded in 2001 by former Lord of Life members, Barry and Kim Voss. It is a ministry dedicated to training and equipping Pastors and church leaders in Africa, Asia, Latin American and Eastern Europe. This year Barry has held training sessions San Jose, Costa Rica; Chiang Mai, Thailand; Mexico City, Mexico; Thies, Senegal and recently Kherson, Ukraine. All loose change this month will go to support Faith Life Ministries.

AWANA: Because kids matter to God. www.lolchurch.net/awana
Our Awana Clubs meet on Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm Sept-April.
This Wed, Oct 25 – Fall Fest – starts at 6:30pm
Next Wed, Nov 1 – Camouflage Night – Food Pantry Collection
Preschool – Kindergarten
This Sun, Oct 22 – God protects Moses
Next Sun, Oct 29 – The Ten Commandments
Grades 1-5
This Sun, Oct 22 – Zacchaeus repents (Luke 19:1-10); The Point – Jesus helps us turn away from our sin.
Next Sun, Oct 29 – Jesus saves the criminal on the cross (Luke 23:32-43); The Point – Jesus is the only way to heaven.

LOL Kid’s Choir
Choir meets each Wednesday from 5:30–6:15pm, for children ages 3 through 8th grade. For more info please contact Christina Durrant at (630) 209-9458 or cdurrant@lolchurch.net.

Nursery Care
Nursery care is provided for children ages 0-3 at both the 8:30 & 10am worship services. Nursery check-in is located in the lobby.

MIDWAY (grades 6-8) www.lolchurch.net/midway
Morph: Becoming who God made me to be.
Meets on Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm during the school year (Sept-May).
This Wed, Oct 25 – Come early (6pm) to help with Fall Fest
Next Wed, Nov 1 – Everything was good (Genesis 1:31)
Grapple: Tackling tough questions about God, myself, and others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room.
This Sun, Oct 22 – Who’s a perfect 100? (1 John 1:5-10); The Point – Everyone sins.
Next Sun, Oct 29 – Is God keeping score? (John 8:2-11); The Point – All sin separates us from God and is punishable by death.

HighWay (grades 9-12) www.lolchurch.net/highway
Hang Out: Sunday Nights from 6-8pm at Lord of Life.
This Sun, Oct 22 – Worldview (2 Kings 22-23:25)
Next Sun, Oct 29 – Naturalism (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14)

Questions? Contact Brian at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.