Weekly Connect for Sun, Oct 29, 2017

Give Thanks at Our Annual Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service
Save the date for our annual Thanksgiving Eve service on Wed, Nov 22 at 7pm. There will be a special testimony from one of our members who has experienced God’s faithfulness this year. This is a full service with communion. Cider and pie will follow. Nursery care will be provided. Come give thanks to the Lord!

Guys, Don’t Miss Impact for Men on Sat, Nov 11
Join us as our own Nick Krywaruczenko presents an inspirational message for men about Elisha, and how we can relate his story in the Bible to our own lives today. In addition to the message, there will be small group discussion about the key takeaways. There will also be time for fellowship with the guys over coffee and donuts. So don’t miss the next Impact for Men on Sat, Nov 11 from 7:30-9am in the Solid Rock Lodge. For more info, contact Brian Griffin at brianmgriffin1@gmail.com.

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 at www.lolchurch.net/screens-and-teens/ or on the Connection Card. For questions contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net.

We Need Your Help! Serve on Sunday Mornings!
We hope that you and your family have discussed the many serving areas during Sunday services and are planning to volunteer for a service once a month.  Whether you are wanting to spend your time with the youngest of our members/guests in the nursery, helping set up, serve, and clean up from fellowship in Solid Rock Lodge, helping keep the Sunday service moving smoothly by ushering, or warmly welcoming all who enter our doors as a Greeter, we pray you have found an area to share your gifts. Please sign up on the Connection Card to be sent more information and to get scheduled. Please contact Mary Miller if you have any questions about Sunday serving at marymmiller@mediacombb.net or (630) 365-2205

Ladies! Come Fellowship Together at a Paint Night!
Just a reminder that our Ladies Paint Night at Lord of Life will be on Monday, November 13 at 6:30pm with Simple Treasures. The last day to register for this event will be Monday, October 30th. There will be no walk ins for this event due to the planning it takes for each piece. Please register online or on the Connection Card. Please contact Becky Fair at (630) 365-3294 or rrubeck@hotmail.com with any questions or help in registering. We look forward to a wonderful evening of painting, fellowship and snacks. We hope to see you there.

Interested in Membership at Lord of Life?
The next Start Here new member class is scheduled for Sun, Dec 3 from 11:30am-1:30pm. Pastor Matt will share the mission, vision and values of our church and open it up for Q&A. You’ll learn how to get plugged-in here. He’ll also share what membership means and how to become a member of Lord of Life. Lunch and childcare is provided. Sign up on the Connection Card or online at www.lolchurch.net/membership. For more info contact Pastor Matt at matt@lolchurch.net.

Bless Children in Need This Christmas!
Operation Christmas Child shoebox collection week is almost here. Please drop off your shoeboxes at Lord of Life between Mon, Nov 13 and Sun, Nov 19. Your family, friends, and neighbors can also drop off their shoeboxes at our church. If you have one or two hours when you can help greet children and their parents as they drop off their shoeboxes, please contact Dwayne Nelson at (630) 488-2510. Thank you from all of the children worldwide who receive your gift of joy and hope! For the child receiving a shoebox gift, it may be his or her first step of a lifelong walk with Jesus.

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

Endowment Fund Future
The long-term goal of the Endowment Fund is to make families aware that (1) there is new and beneficial way to support Lord of Life, and (2) some donor benefits may be substantial. Periodically, there will be information and presentations to remind us of its availability. If you are thinking of donating, there are two options. First, you can donate now via cash, check, or credit card, and such a donation can be made electronically via the Lord of Life website, or it can be dropped into the donation plate at church. Be sure to identify plate donations with the words “Endowment Fund”. Second, you can plan to donate via estate planning. To start that process, please contact Pastor Matt, Bob Meyer, or Bob Fredericksen.

October is Church Staff Appreciation Month
October is Church Staff Appreciation Month! 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!

Final Sunday for the October Five Solas Bible Class!
During the month of October we have been offering a Bible class at 10am that coincides 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 Reinhard Rinn for this Bible class at 10am. Sunday School and nursery care is available during the Bible class.

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, Nov 1 – Camouflage Night – Food Pantry Collection
Next Wed, Nov 8 – Team Gear Night – Hat & Gloves Collection
Preschool – Kindergarten
This Sun, Oct 29 – The Ten Commandments
Next Sun, Nov 5 – Two Believing Men
Grades 1-5
This Sun, Oct 29 – Jesus saves the criminal on the cross (Luke 23:32-43); The Point – Jesus is the only way to heaven.
Next Sun, Nov 5 – Saul’s conversion on the road to Damascus (Acts 9:1-19); The Point – We receive forgiveness through Jesus.
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, Nov 1 – Everything was good (Genesis 1:31)
Next Wed, Nov 8 – Unit 1 Review
Grapple: Tackling tough questions about God, myself, and others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room.
This Sun, Oct 29 – Is God keeping score? (John 8:2-11); The Point – All sin separates us from God and is punishable by death.
Next Sun, Nov 5 – What makes Jesus so cool? (Colossians 1:16-17); The Point – God gave us a gift in Jesus.

HighWay (grades 9-12) www.lolchurch.net/highway
Hang Out: Sunday Nights from 6-8pm at Lord of Life.
This Sun, Oct 29 – Naturalism (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14)
Next Sun, Nov 5 – Pantheism (Acts 17:24-25)

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