Weekly Connect for Sun, Sept 18, 2016

Preparing for Worship
This Sun, Sept 18, we’ll start our Heaven series. We’ll look carefully in Scripture and find out what happens after we die? We’ll find out what heaven is like. The two Scripture readings for Sunday are Revelation 6:9-11 and Luke 16:19-31. We’ll also sing some fantastic music about heaven. Come find hope and comfort this Sunday during worship at 8:30 or 10am.

Ladies! New Bible Class “Open Your Bible”
Join Amy Blackford for a 7-week Bible study based on the book Open Your Bible by Raechel Myers and Amanda Williams. The class starts on Thu, Oct 6 and ends Thu, Nov 17 from 9:15-11:15am in the Large Conference Room upstairs. Click here to watch short video about the study. Click here to sign up online. FREE childcare is provided. Participants will need to purchase their own copy of the book at lifeway.com. If you have questions or want more info, contact Amy Blackford at amy.blackford@gmail.com or call/text her at (651) 238-9374.

Serve With Your Family at Feed My Starving Children
You’re invited on Thu, Sept 22 from 6-7:30pm for our all-church monthly community outreach at Feed My Starving Children in Aurora. We’ll meet at Feed My Starving Children at 6pm. The address is 555 Exchange Court, Aurora, IL. Children must be at least 5 years old to participate. We’ll prepare meals for the poor right in our own Northern Illinois area. Register online at http://bit.ly/2b2ouse. Learn about Feed My Starving Children at fmcs.org.

Come Join Lord of Life LERT for Breakfast
Lutheran Early Response Team at Lord of Life is working with the Elburn Fire Department Pancake Breakfast to raise funds for LERT. Please come and show your support for your team and the Elburn Fire Department. Breakfast is served Sun, Sept 25 from 7:30am-Noon at the Routes 38 & 47 Fire Station 1. Come before or after you worship at Lord of Life to be filled stomach and soul. For more info please contact Larry Zagorski (630) 209-6195.

Serving at the Elburn Food Pantry Dinner
Every 5th Thursday (this month it’s Sept 29) from 5-7pm we provide a meal for those who use the Elburn Food Pantry. The main entree will be Pulled Pork sandwiches from Ream’s Meat Market. Please register http://bit.ly/2cw3nu1 or check your Connection Card to provide food items and/or serve. It’s a great way to connect people with Jesus and to serve together. For more info please contact Chris Christopher at cchrist1956@gmail.com or (630) 391-8728.

Operation Christmas Child
Please visit the Operation Christmas Child display in the Solid Rock Lodge. You will find everything you need there 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. Lord of Life Church will host a shoebox packing party for the first time on Sat, Oct 29, from 1-3pm. Please feel free to bring a friend. We will have shoeboxes, wrapping paper, and some gift donations to get you started in packing your shoebox. Therefore, we’ll need lots of donations – wrapping paper, tape, safety scissors, small toys, school supplies, hard candy and gum, and hygienic supplies. We’ll also need cases of bottled water, and lots of snacks. Please review the donation list at the OCC display table. All shoeboxes donated at Lord of Life Church will be collected on Sun, Nov 20. For the child receiving a shoebox gift, it may be his or her first step of a lifelong walk with Jesus Christ.

Thank You to All those that Served and Attended the All-Church Picnic
Thank you to all those who helped serve at the All-Church Picnic this past Sunday. Such a joy to see all those that participated in the celebration with games, brats, hot dogs, and community to remember the Lord’s providence on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Special Gift for 3-Year-Olds

Hand-crafted wooden crosses will be given to 3 year-olds during worship on Sun, Sept 25. Attend either the 8:30 or 10am service to receive a cross for your 3 year-old 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. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Basic Training for Confirmation
Basic Training is for youth (6th-12th grade) to get trained on the basics of the Christian faith. 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 expected for confirmation. For more info go to www.lolchurch.net/confirmation or contact Brian at (630) 513-5325 x140. Sessions are offered once/month on Saturdays from 9am-12pm. The next session will be “Encountering Jesus” on Sat, Oct 15 in the youth room. No sign up necessary. Just show up!

Serve at Beautiful U Ministries
Please join us for an opportunity to serve at Beautiful U Resale Shop on Mon, Sept 19. 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. Visit beautifuluministries.org or contact Amy Blackford for more info at (651) 238-9374 or amy.blackford@gmail.com.

Ladies! Enjoy a Friendship Event in September
Join Becky Fair, leader of Women’s Ministry, for a special night out with ladies to grow in your faith and build friendships. Meet on Thu, Sept 22 for a Walk ’n’ Talk event at the Batavia Depot Museum. Sign up on the Connection Card. Questions? Contact Becky Fair at rrubeck@hotmail.com.

Sign Up for the Fall Men’s Retreat
Registration is now open for the men’s retreat on the weekend of 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.

Support Our September Mission of the Month
World Mission Prayer League, based in Minneapolis, MN, has 100 Lutheran missionaries sprinkled throughout 20 countries worldwide who are committed to know Christ, pray for the advance of His kingdom, share the gospel with those who do not know him and encourage Christians everywhere in this global task. We support Rev. Jake Gillard who serves in the Minneapolis office as Director of Communication and Mobilization. Learn more at www.wmpl.org.

AWANA: Because kids matter to God. www.lolchurch.net/awana
Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm.
This Wed, Sept 21 – Silly Hair Night
Next Wed, Sept 28 – Paint Your Face Night – Parents of Cubbies (preschoolers) are encouraged to stay.

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, Sept 18 – Abraham follows God
Next Sun, Sept 25 – Joseph forgives his brothers
Grades 1-5
This Sun, Sept 18 – Moses is born to Israelite slaves (Exodus 1:11-2:10); The Point – God helps us.
Next Sun, Sept 25 – Moses is called to free the Israelites (Exodus 3:16-4:17); The Point – God has a plan for us.
LOL Kid’s Choir Starts Wed, Sep 14
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, Sept 21 – Heaven
Next Wed, Sept 28 – Hell
Grapple: Tackling tough questions about God, myself, and others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room.
This Sun, Sept 18 – What’s in it for me? (Genesis 15:1-21); The Point – God is outrageously generous.
Next Sun, Sept 25 – Is believing in God lame? (Daniel 3); The Point – I can stand up for 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, Sept 18 – Heaven
Next Sun, Sept 25 – Hell

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