Weekly Connect for Sun, Oct 30, 2016

Donate Blood and Save Lives!
Our last Blood Drive of the year will be on Sun, Nov 27. Please mark your calendars and plan on giving the gift of life – one pint of blood will make a huge difference in our community. Sign-ups begin in a few weeks.

Men! Save the Date for Second Saturday Men
The next Second Saturday Men will be on Sat, Nov 12 from 7:30-9am in the Solid Rock Lodge. Don’t miss this special morning of fellowship with the guys and a powerful message from Jason Fair to strengthen your relationship with Jesus. For more information, contact Brian Griffin at brianmgriffin1@gmail.com.

Men’s Wednesday Night Study
Men, you’re invited to this new men’s group on Wednesdays from 6:30-8pm at Lord of Life to study and discuss Stepping Up: A Call to Courageous Manhood by Dennis Rainey. Contact Tino at fortinojg@mediacombb.net for more info.

Daylight Savings is Next Weekend!
Be sure to set your clock backward one hour (you get an extra hour of sleep!) on Saturday night, Nov 5 before you go to bed so that you arrive on time for church on Sun, Nov 6. Daylight savings is on Sun, Nov 6.

All Saints’ Day Slideshow!
All Saints Day will be remembered on Sun, Nov 6 with a special slideshow during offering. The slideshow will feature members and family of members of our church who have passed away and gone to be with the Lord in heaven. If you have a photo you’d like included in the All Saints’ Day slideshow, please email the file to Christina Durrant at cdurrant@lolchurch.net. Be sure to include the first name, last name and relation to the you (for example, your grandmother, uncle, etc.) in the email. You don’t need to send it again if the photo has been included in previous years.

Overnight Volunteers Needed at Lazarus House
Lazarus House can use your help!  We are in need of individuals 18 years old and older who would assist us with overnight help. For the safety of all our guests, it is imperative that we have a volunteer here to back up our overnight staffer. Our overnight staff is on-duty and awake throughout the night to ensure that guests will have assistance should an emergency arise but will call on the assistance of the volunteer if needed; which is extremely rare. The overnight volunteer should plan on arriving by 9:30pm, at 11pm will retire for the evening in the glamorous confines of our “Executive Suite” (which is really the Executive Director’s office, now with a roll-in bed ) and awakened only in an emergency or by 6am to assist with setting up for breakfast before leaving for the day.  Please consider offering your help to help ensure the safety of all our guests! If interested please call 630-587-2144 or email volunteer@lazarushouseonline.com

Serve at Our All-Church Work Day
We’re planning a fall work day from 9am-Noon on Sat, Nov 12. Please sign up on your Connection Card to help us out. A list of projects for the work day will be sent to all who sign-up. For more info please contact Curt Berg at cberg@lolchurch.net or call (630) 715-2674.

Lazarus House Thanksgiving Feast
Lazarus House warmly invites you to join its staff, guests, and many supporters at our annual Thanksgiving Feast to be held Thur, Nov 24 at the Salvation Army St. Charles Tri-City Corps, 1710 S. 7th Ave, in St. Charles. The event will run from 11:30 am to 2pm with dining beginning at noon. Not only are Lazarus House guests blessed by the outpouring of generosity and compassion exhibited by those who attend, the feast has also become the family meal for many who live by themselves or do not have family close by. For those able to cook, a dish to pass is most appreciated. Food should arrive ready to serve between 11:30 and 11:45am, in a disposable container. Needed dishes and supplies are posted on the website at lazarushouseonline.com. There is no cost to attend, but we would greatly appreciate a courtesy call or email letting us know if you are able to contribute a dish and/or plan on attending. Please contact Ellen at (630) 587-2144 or holidays@lazarushouseonline.com.

Last Chance to Sign Up for the Fall Men’s Retreat
It’s not too late to sign up for the Men’s Retreat coming up next weekend Nov 4-6! 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 $100. Assistance is available. Sign up in the lobby or online at www.lolchurch.net/men. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Basic Training for Confirmation
Get trained on the basics of faith and life. There are four sessions: 1) Discovering the Bible, 2) Encountering Jesus, 3) Living on Purpose, and 4) Searching for Truth. Completion of all four sessions is an expectation for confirmation. For more on confirmation go to www.lolchurch.net/confirmation or contact Brian at (630) 513-5325 x140. Basic Training sessions are offered once/month on Saturdays from 9am-12pm. The next session will be “Living on Purpose” on Sat, Nov 19 in the youth room. No sign up necessary. Just show up!

Give Thanks at Our Annual Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service
Save the date for our annual Thanksgiving Eve service on Wed, Nov 23 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 dessert will follow. Nursery care will be provided. Come give thanks to the Lord!

Internship Opportunity
Lord of Life is seeking to add an intern to serve at the church starting in January 2017. The intern will need to be experienced in video editing, social media, web design and marketing. This is a paid position. If you are interested please contact Pastor Matt at matt@lolchurch.net.

Operation Christmas Child
Please review the donation list at the OCC display table to start your adventure of making a special Christmas gift for a boy or girl somewhere in the world. Since 1993, God has worked through people like you to send more than 135 million shoeboxes to children in 158 countries. Shoeboxes will be collected on Sun, Nov 20. For all questions or inquiries, contact Dwayne Nelson at dnelsonlol@comcast.net.

AWANA: Because kids matter to God. www.lolchurch.net/awana
Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm.
This Wed, Nov 2 – Camouflage Night – Bring a nonperishable item for the food pantry.
Next Wed, Nov 9 – Team Gear Night – Bring NEW winter hats & gloves for donation.
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, Oct 30 – A Strong Man
Next Sun, Nov 6 – Two Kind People
Grades 1-5
This Sun, Oct 30 – David defeats lions and bears (1 Samuel 17:32-37); The Point – God gives us strength.
Next Sun, Nov 6 – God makes Naaman pure (2 Kings 5); The Point – We need to be pure before God.

LOL Kid’s Choir
All children are invited to join the 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.

MIDWAY (grades 6-8) www.lolchurch.net/midway
Morph: Becoming who God made me to be. Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm
Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm during the school year (Sep-May)
This Wed, Nov 2 – The Lord’s Prayer
Next Wed, Nov 9 – Baptism
Grapple: Tackling tough questions about God, myself, and others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room.
This Sun, Oct 30 – Can I do anything I want? (John 8:1-11); The Point – I want to honor Jesus.
Next Sun, Nov 6 – Is God a wimp? (Genesis 2-3); The Point – I get a do over with Jesus.

HighWay (grades 9-12) www.lolchurch.net/highway
Hang Out: Building friendships with Jesus and each other. Sunday Nights from 6-8pm at the Zielke’s House (221 E Shannon St, Elburn)

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