Weekly Connect for Sun, Sept 25, 2016

Come Join Lord of Life LERT for Breakfast This Sunday
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, Sep 25 from 7:30am-Noon at the Routes 38 & 47 Fire Station 1. Come after you worship at Lord of Life to be filled stomach and soul. For more info please contact Larry Zagorski (630) 209-6195.

Special Cross for 3-Year-Olds
Hand-crafted wooden crosses will be given to 3 year-olds during worship on Sun, Sept 25. 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.

Fall Play Dates for Kids
Join fellow moms at Lord of Life for indoor play dates this fall. Moms can enjoy coffee and treats while their kids play together. We will meet the first and third Monday of the month, starting Oct 3, from 9:15 to 11:15am in the nursery. For questions or more info, please contact Christina Durrant at cdurrant@lolchurch.net

Ladies! New Bible Study Begins Thu, Oct 6
Join Amy Blackford for a 7-week Bible study based on the book Open Your Bible by Raechel Myers and Amanda Williams. The class meets in the Large Conference Room Thursday mornings from 9:15-11:15am, Oct 6-Nov 17. FREE Childcare is provided. Watch a short video about the study at http://goo.gl/IxjftU. Register online at www.lolchurch.net/women or sign up on the Connection Card this Sunday. If you have questions or want more info, contact Amy Blackford at amy.blackford@gmail.com or call/text her at (651) 238-9374. Please order your study book in advance at lifeway.com

Ladies Movie Night Fri, Oct 11, at 6:30pm
Join us for Miracles from Heaven starring Jennifer Garner. Women’s Ministry will provide soup, cider, and dessert. The movie will begin promptly at 7:00pm. Please sign up on the connection card. Childcare will not be available. For more info contact Becky Fair at rrubeck@hotmail.com

Epic Air Youth Event
Get some epic air with your friends on Fri, Oct 21! This event is for youth (grades 6-12). We will meet at Lord of Life at 6pm, bus to Epic Air trampoline park in South Elgin, and return to the church by 10pm. Pick up a flyer in the lobby or online at www.lolchurch.net/youth and return the form portion with $30 by Wed, Oct 19. Invite friends! Space is limited so don’t wait to sign up! Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Coming Soon: Meal Train!
Next Sun, Oct 2, we’ll be rolling out “Meal Train”. It’s an online tool to coordinate meals for families who have recently had a new baby. We will have a short announcement during worship to let you know how you can participate. For more info contact Mary Owen at le710@comcast.net or call (630) 377-8731. You may also contact Becky Fair rrubeck@hotmail.com or call (630) 365-3294.

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 at 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 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 snacks. The donation box is located next to the Operation Christmas Child lobby display. 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. The child receiving a shoebox gift, it may be his or her first step of a lifelong walk with Jesus Christ. For all questions or inquiries, contact Dwayne Nelson at dnelsonlol@comcast.net.

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.

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!

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 28 – Paint Your Face Night – Parents of Cubbies (Preschoolers) are encouraged to stay.
Next Wed, Oct 5 – Dinosaur Night – Parents of Sparks (Kindergarten – 2nd grade) 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 25 – Joseph forgives his brothers
Next Sun, Oct 2 – God protects Moses
Grades 1-5
This Sun, Sept 25 – Moses is called to free the Israelites (Exodus 3:16-4:17); The Point – God has a plan for us.
Next Sun, Oct 2 – Moses gives instructions for the first Passover (Exodus 12:1-13); The Point – We trust God to rescue us.
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, Sept 28 – Prayer
Next Wed, Oct 5 – Heaven
Grapple: Tackling tough questions about God, myself, and others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room.
This Sun, Sept 25 – Is believing in God lame? (Daniel 3); The Point – I can stand up for God.
Next Sun, Oct 2 – Isn’t God just mean and cruel? (Jonah 1-4); The Point – God knows what’s best for me.
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 25 – Prayer
Next Sun, Oct 2 – Heaven

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