Weekly Connect for Sun, Sept 17, 2017

Married Couples Group with Pastor Matt & Amy
Join Pastor Matt and his wife Amy for a married couples group at Lord of Life. We’ll have time to visit and then study God’s Word. Childcare is provided. Starts Mon, Oct 2 at 6:30-8pm. Sign up online at www.lolchurch.net/marriage or on the Connection Card. Questions? Contact Pastor Matt at matt@lolchurch.net.

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. During the time of the Reformation in the 16th century, the Five Solas were used to reject false doctrine and elevate the freedom of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Attend the 8:30am service and then join Ed Albers and Don Martens for this Bible class. Parents, remember that Sunday School and nursery care is available during the Bible class. Register online at www.lolchurch.net/biblestudies or on the Connection Card so we have adequate space for the class.

Serve During the All-Church Work Half-Day | Sat, Sept 30
Help beautify the church building and grounds this fall. Join us to help with projects inside and outside our property on Sat, Sept 30 from 9am-Noon. A list of projects will be provided. Sign up to serve at www.lolchurch.net/serve. Questions? Contact Curt Berg at cberg@lolchurch.net

Do Your Loved Ones Know Your Wishes? Five Wishes Presentation
Does your family know your end of life wishes? Five Wishes is the easiest way to share them. Reserve your spot for Sun, Oct 1, from11:30am–1:30pm in the Cup of Life Cafe. Lunch will be provided. The cost is only $5. Sign up today on your Connection Card or online. For more info please contact Curt Berg at cberg@lolchurch.net or call (630) 715-2674.

Come Pray at the Chicago Tabernacle!
Please join us on Tue, Sept 26, when we travel to the Chicago Tabernacle. We will leave from church at 3:30pm, since it takes about two hours to drive to the Chicago Tabernacle. We will eat dinner before the 7pm gathering. Everyone is invited! God will bless you with a fresh wind of His Spirit and a rekindled fire of Christ-like love in your heart. Sign up online or on the Connection Card. Contact Dwayne Nelson if you have any questions at (630) 488-2510 or dnelsonlol@comcast.net. NOTE: one of our Elders will lead the Prayer Gathering at Lord of Life that evening for those who cannot travel to Chicago.

Ladies Craft Day and Card Ministry Workshop
Are you interested in making cards for the church to send to our members, guests and visitors? Do you have a hobby that you would like to work on while getting to know other ladies from the church and community? Join us for our first Craft Day and Workshop on Sat, Sept 23 from 8am-8pm in the lower level preschool area. The cost is $20 to cover food (light breakfast, lunch and dinner). Signup at www.lolchurch.net/women or on the Connection Card. Questions? Contact Mary Miller at marymmiller@mediacombb.net or (630) 365-2205.

Crosses for Kids | Sun, Sept 24
Hand-crafted wooden crosses will be given to children during worship on Sun, Sept 24. Attend the 10am service to receive a cross for your child or grandchild. The wooden cross is a special gift to teach your child about the love of God and start their discipleship in LOLKids. Visit www.lolchurch.net/crosses.

Calling All 20s & 30s Somethings!
Calling all 20s and 30s to a fun barbeque on Fri, Sept 29 at Angela and Adam Spore’s house (1N971 Mulhern Drive, Elburn). Singles, couples and kids are welcome! Signup online to bring a food item: salad, dessert, appetizer, non-alcoholic beverages. We’ll begin at 6pm and meet until it’s over.

New Men’s Group Starts Wed, Sept 20
Experience what it’s like to follow Jesus in our everyday walk. A new men’s group is starting on Wed, Sep. 20 at 6:30pm. Open to all men. We’ll discuss various topics with a Biblical worldview in focus. Register online or use your Connection Card. Questions? Contact Curt at cberg@lolchurch.net or (630) 715-2674.

Triangle Dinners
Get to know other couples in the church and strengthen your marriage at the same time! The marriage ministry team will put you with two new couples each month (Sept, Oct and Nov only) from the church to go and enjoy a dinner together. The couples choose when and where to meet for dinner. The church will pay for the babysitting! Sign up online. Contact Carolyn Albers at alberscarolyn@gmail.com.

Dare to Share LIVE! Now Open to Grades 6-12!
This one day outreach event for youth (grades 6-12) is an incredible way to reach our communities and schools by praying, serving, and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. It will be simulcast live from Denver, CO to over 60 locations across the US and Puerto Rico on Sat, Sep 23. We will go to Harvest New Beginnings in Oswego, IL. Cost is $35/person. Sign up by Sun, Sep 17. Forms are available in the lobby or online. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

What to Help after a Natural Disaster?
If your heart has been tugged to get involved with disaster relief, then here’s your next step. Our next basic training session for LERT will be held Sat, Sep 23 at Vida Y Fe (Good Shepherd Hispanic Ministry) 1111 Van St. Elgin IL 60123 from 8am-1pm. A $35 fee will be charged for class materials, vest, & ID. Scholarships available. Register online or check your Connection Card and we’ll follow-up with you. .

Support our September Mission of the Month 
Gilgal Gospel Missions is located in Chennai, India, and is led by Christobel Russelliah. Gilgal is reaching the remote Hindu villages with the good news of Jesus. Today Gilgal has a church, a theological seminary, a children’s home and school and nurtures 28 churches in the countryside. All loose change this month will support Gilgal Gospel Missions.

AWANA: Because kids matter to God. Register at www.lolchurch.net/awana
Our Awana Clubs meet on Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm Sept-April.
This Wed, Sept 20 – Paint Your Face Night – Cubbies’ Parents Night
Next Wed, Sept 27 – Dinosaur Night
Preschool – Kindergarten
This Sun, Sept 17 – Gideon learned to trust God
Next Sun, Sept 24 – In the beginning
Grades 1-5
This Sun, Sept 17 – Peter and the apostles get out of jail (Acts 5:17-39); The Point – The Holy Spirit helps us follow Jesus.
Next Sun, Sept 24 – Philip ministers to the Ethiopian eunuch (Acts 8:26-40); The Point – We rely on the Holy Spirit for help.

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, Sept 20 – Out of Nothing (Genesis 1:1-31)
Next Wed, Sept 27 – Imago Dei: I am Special (Genesis 1:26-27)
Grapple: Tackling tough questions about God, myself, and others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room.
This Sun, Sept 17 – Who came up with this? (2 Timothy 3:16-17); The Point – The Bible is inspired by God.
Next Sun, Sept 24 – Isn’t it just an old book? (Hebrews 4:12-13); The Point – The Bible is alive and applicable.

HighWay (grades 9-12) www.lolchurch.net/highway
Hang Out: Sunday Nights from 6-8pm at Lord of Life.
This Sun, Sept 17 – Apologetics (1 Peter 3:15-16)
Next Sun, Sept 24 – Faith (John 20:30-31)
Questions? Contact Brian at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.