Weekly Connect for Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sign Up for Women’s Bible Study Fellowship
Women, you’re invited to participate in Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) at Lord of Life starting Wed, Sep 10 at 9:15am. Childcare is provided. BSF is an international, inter-denominational Bible Study respected around the world. This year they are studying the life of Moses. If you are interested, please contact Charlene, Class Administrator, at jjneidl@comcast.net or (630) 365-3488. Learn more at bsfinternational.org.

Save the Date: Ministry Kickoff Celebration, Sun, Sep 7
Be sure to join us for worship at 8:30 or 10am on Sun, Sep 7 for a special Ministry Kickoff Celebration. This is our primary vision setting event of the year! A new ministry year begins this fall and there is so much to share with you. In addition to worship, Pastor Matt will share several ministry updates and where we are headed in new ministry year. If you are part of Lord of Life Church, then you are part of the mission of Connecting People with Jesus and Each Other. SO please make it a priority to be here for this special event.

Serve Kids in Awana
There will be a meeting this Sun, Aug 24 after the 10am worship time in the Solid Rock Lodge. Whether you’ve helped with Awana before or want to check it out for the first time, please come to the meeting. If you want to serve in Awana, but cannot attend the meeting, please contact Rob Linke at linkinstc@gmail.com or (630) 779-2431.

Join Pastor Matt and Amy for Date Night!
Want a fun and Christ-centered date with your spouse? Join Pastor Matt and Amy for date night at Lord of Life on Fri, Sep 5 at 6:30-8:30pm. If you were at the date night in February, you know how special it was! Cost is $10 per couple. Childcare provided. Children will be fed and kept occupied. Sign up on the Connection Card. For more info contact Mary Miller at millers800@sbcglobal.net.

Help Decorate for the Fall Season
We will be decorating the Solid Rock Lodge and the Family Life Center for the fall season on Sat, Sep 6 at 9am. If you are willing and able to help, please sign up on the Connection Card. Questions? Contact Emily Zielke at (630) 818-7533.

Put this Retreat on Your Calendar Men
Reserve Oct 3-5 for a men’s retreat that you do not want to miss! This time we are going to Camp Timber-lee in East Troy, WI. It’s going to be a great time together! The cost is $95 but let us know if you need assistance. We want all men to go! Watch for more details and registration coming soon. Questions? Talk to Brian Zielke, bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Support Our August Mission of the Month
Our August Mission of the month is Mission Possible, a brand new mission partner at Lord of Life. They are only two years old yet they are serving hundreds of people locally in Aurora, IL. They provide both physical and spiritual needs, offering Bible studies, prayer, companionship, job search assistance, free dental and vision care, addictions recovery, along with medical, orthopedic, chiropractic care and physical therapy. Let us all pray for the work of our fellow servants at Mission Possible and be generous with our loose change for the month of August. If you are interested in learning more or volunteering please contact Linda or Gary Baer at (630) 801-0086 or call Mary Owen at (630) 377-8731. Learn more at www.onjesusmission.org.

Revolutionize Your Health
A new group just started on Tue, Aug 5 and it’s not too late to join. They are meeting weekly through Tue, Sep 16 from 6-8:30pm at Lord of Life that will put The Daniel Plan into practice. The Daniel Plan is a groundbreaking healthy lifestyle program founded on biblical principles and focused on “The Essentials of Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus and Friends.” The group will walk together, enjoy a salad supper, and discuss The Daniel Plan. Study guides are $10. Questions? Contact Vicki Bergquist at vvickister@aol.com or (630) 365-6842.

Grow in Relationships and God’s Word in a Connect Group
We have many Connect Groups that meet during the week to help you connect with Jesus and other people through Bible study and relationships. If you would like to learn more about the groups, please contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Get Away for a Weekend with Your Family
Interested in an opportunity to spend quality time as a family with freedom from everyday distractions?  Lake Geneva Youth Camp offers a Labor Day weekend Family Camp experience combining family worship time, free time for recreation activities and great all-you-can-eat meals.  The experience begins Fri, Aug 29 with evening registration and continues through mid-day Mon, Sep 1.  For more details, contact Gary and Holly Meyer at glmhcm@msn.com or (630) 443-8316 or look online for information and registration at www.lgyc.org/family.

School Supplies Needed for Liberia
School supplies are needed for the 3,400 children who attend Liberian Children’s Ministry which includes Joe Boway’s 12 Christian schools in Liberia. Please bring items to the Mission Wall during the month of August. For more info contact Lois Linder at (630) 879-6717. The following is a list of needed items:

  • pencil sharpeners w/catcher
  • 8ct jumbo beginner crayons
  • blunt tip Fiskers scissors
  • preschool scribble pads
  • 13×5 plastic storage boxes
  • large pink erasers
  • new or used dictionaries
  • compass and protractor
  • jumbo beginner pencils
  • 24 count Crayola crayons
  • construction paper
  • washable markers
  • rulers
  • #2 pencils
  • colored pencils
  • spiral notebooks
  • lined index cards

Sunday School
Sundays during 10am worship for kids age 3 through grade 5. Check in is located in the lobby by the stairs.
Preschoolers
This Sun, Aug 24 – God calls Abraham (Genesis 12)
Next Sun, Aug 31 – Abraham is blessed (Genesis 15)

Kindergarten-Grade 5
Current Theme: “Wisdom Quest”
This Sun, Aug 24 – Solomon’s wisdom (1 Kings 4:29-34); The Point – We use the wisdom God gives us.
Next Sun, Aug 31 – Wise and foolish builders (Matthew 7:24-29); The Point – We show wisdom by following Jesus.

AWANA: Because kids matter to God.
Registration & Ice Cream Social on Wed, Aug 27 from 6-7:30pm. Please bring a topping to share. AWANA begins on Wed, Sep 10 from 6:15-8pm.

MidWay (grades 6-8) www.lolchurch.net/midway
MORPH: Season Premiere on Wed, Sep 10 from 6:15-8pm
GRAPPLE: Tackling Tough Questions about God, Myself, and Others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room
This Sun, Aug 24 – “Are they Christians?” The Point – The Trinity is important to my faith.
Next Sun, Aug 31 – “Is it evil?” The Point – The spiritual world is real, so I will seek God only.

HighWay
(grades 9-12) www.lolchurch.net/highway
Hang Out on Sundays from 6-8pm
This Sun, Aug 24 – at Nathan Maras’ house (0S172 Rowe Rd in Elburn)
Next Sun, Aug 31 No Hang Out

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