Weekly Connect for Sunday, August 3, 2014

Give Blood Sun, Aug 17 from 7:30am – Noon in the Cup of Life!
Did you know that during the summer months the supply of blood diminishes while the need for blood remains constant? Blood is something that needs to be constantly replenished, but the people who are willing to donate diminishes. Your donation to Heartland Blood Center can and will help to replenish that shortage. It only takes 10-15 minutes to donate but 45 minutes should be allowed for the entire process  Each donation can be made into 3 different blood products. Will YOU consider giving someone the GIFT OF LIFE!? Please sign up to donate in the lobby either Aug 3 or Aug 10. For more info please contact Judy Yant at Judy.A.Yant@gmail.com or (630) 294-4328. All successful donors will receive a limited edition T-shirt.

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.

Strengthen Your Marriage with Love and Respect
Join Gene and Lynda Walker at Lord of Life on Fri, Aug 15 from 5:30-7pm to study, discuss, and apply “Love and Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs.” Based upon Ephesians 5:33 and extensive research, discover the power of unconditional love and respect, and how husbands and wives can reap the benefits of marriage that God intended. Questions? Contact Gene at genegenesis1@sbcglobal.net or (630) 338-3596 or Lynda at walkerfox@sbcglobal.net or (630) 208-4634.

Join Us in the Elburn Days Parade
Families and individuals are encouraged to join us in the Elburn Days Parade on the evening of Fri, Aug 15. If you plan to participate, sign up on the Connection Card. Wear your red Lord of Life t-shirt if you have one. Donations of water bottles and candy are needed (no chocolate since it melts). Donations should be placed in the box in the Solid Rock Lodge by the sound board no later than Sun, Aug 10. Parade line up begins at 5:15 p.m. Parade steps off at 6 p.m. Line up number and location will be announced as soon as it is received. Any questions? Please contact Mary Miller millers800@sbcglobal.net

Praise Team in Need of Drummers
The Praise Team is in need of drummers to play on Sunday mornings.  You must be able to commit to Thursday evening rehearsal and both services on Sunday.  For more info please contact Christina Durrant at cdurrant@lolchurch.net or by phone at (630)209-9458.

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.

Help Move the Lamore Family
One way to love a family is to help them move. Here’s an opportunity to help the Lamore family move to Galena, Missouri. Greg Lamore can let you know the best times to help load the semi-truck trailer from Mon, Aug 11 to Thu, Aug 21. The truck will be packed up and unloaded in Missouri on Fri, Aug 22. You can also be on the construction crews that travel to Missouri to help frame walls, do plumbing and complete other odd jobs before the family arrives. Sign up on your Connection Card to help. For more info please contact Greg Lamore at (630) 886-3930.

Visit Lifespring With Us!
Quilters of the King will be visiting Lifespring  (the Women’s division of Wayside Cross) on Thu, Aug 14 from 10-11:30am. We will do a devotion, craft, and bring breakfast foods with us. We would love to have others join us. The ladies are always so welcoming and love to have company. Please sign-up on your Connection Card of for more info please contact Pamela McLane at (630) 879-0989.

Travel to Chicago to Make a Difference
Mark your calendar to join us as we travel to Saint Matthew’s Soup Kitchen on Thu, Aug 21. St. Matthew’s is the oldest Lutheran Church in Chicago and is located in the  Pilsen neighborhood. When we help at the Soup Kitchen it helps them but we, too, receive overwhelming joy as we serve. Pastor Lozo has devoted his life to this church as it opens its doors to everyone. Many of the people are homeless and have mental and health problems. We need drivers and volunteers to serve. We will meet at church at 10:15am and return about 3pm. Also, we are collecting food for them to stock their pantry. Large bags of rice, beans, canned tomatoes, vegetables, chicken thighs and legs and whole turkey’s. When you bring these items please write “St. Matthews” on the items and leave on the main kitchen counter or in the freezer at Lord of Life Church. For more info please contact Pamela McLane at (630) 879-0989.

Play Ball! Last Chance to Sign-Up
We’re playing baseball with the residents at Marklund Center in Geneva on Fri, Aug 8 from 6:15-7:30pm. Meet at the Richard Home no later than 6:25pm. If you’d like to come and have a great time, sign-up on your Sunday morning Connection Card. For more info please contact Curt Berg cberg@lolchurch.net or (630) 715-2674.

Connect with Other Families at Local Parks
Looking for something fun to do with the kids this summer? Connect with other families at different area parks on Tuesdays from 10am-11:30am. Upcoming locations are…
Tue, Aug 5 – Kehoe Park (aka “Rocket Park”) in St. Charles
Tue, Aug 12 – Dryden Park (across from Sunset Pool) in Geneva
*If there is a threat of inclement weather, we will not meet. Pick up the full list of dates and locations at the Connect Cart in the lobby. Questions? Contact Becky Fair at rrubeck@hotmail.com or (630) 365-3294.

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.  Family Camp is a great chance to strengthen connections with family and God and can be a life-changing experience whether your children are 4 or 44.  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.

Revolutionize Your Health
There will be a NEW Connect Group starting on Tue, Aug 5 and 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.

Sunday School
Sundays during 10am worship for kids age 3 through grade 5. Check in is located in the lobby.
Preschoolers
This Sun, Aug 3 – Building the big boat (Genesis 6)
Next Sun, Aug 10 – Loading and living on the big boat (Genesis 7)
Kindergarten-Grade 5
Current Theme: “Treasure Island” focused on Giving
This Sun, Aug 3 – The rich young ruler (Matthew 19:16-26); The Point – Give your life to God.
Next Sun, Aug 10 – The beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 1:1-7); The Point – We respect God to become wise.

Thanks for Painting the Children’s Classrooms
“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them.” -Jesus (Mark 10:14). Thanks to everyone who helped paint the children’s classrooms in the lower level on Saturday! They look great and help us create an environment and experiences that are inviting, exciting, safe, and intentionally designed to help kids connect with Jesus and others.

MidWay (grades 6-8) www.lolchurch.net/midway
GRAPPLE:
Tackling Tough Questions about God, Myself, and Others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room.
This Sun, Aug 3 – “Is it OK to be sad?” The Point – My hope is found in God.
Next Sun, Aug 10 – “Why do I have these crazy thoughts?” The Point – My peace is found in God.
HighWay (grades 9-12) www.lolchurch.net/highway
Hang Out on Sundays from 6-8pm
This Sun, Aug 3 – at Anna Gain’s house (1909 Sheffield Ln, Geneva)
Next Sun, Aug 10 – at Griffin & Harry Krage’s house (42W721 Still Meadows, Elburn)
Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

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

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

Job Openings
Position Available:

Building Maintenance Supervisor for the Town and Country Public Library, Elburn. 20 hours per week, available immediately. The maintenance supervisor is responsible for the upkeep and general maintenance of the Library’s physical plant. Experience with operation and maintenance of HVAC systems is preferred. Contact Mary Lynn Alms, Library Director, at (630) 365-2244 or malms@elburn.lib.il.us to apply.

Position Available:
Medical Professional needed to do OB ultrasounds at St. Charles location of the Fox Valley Pregnancy Center. 2320 Dean St., STE 102
St. Charles, IL 60175
Sonography experience a plus, but training is available. Individual must agree with Fox Valley Pregnancy Center’s Commitment to Life-Affirming Values Statement.
Hours: 14 hours per week (This is a paid position)
Monday: 2-6pm
Thursdays: 12-6pm
Fridays: 9am to 1pm
Please contact Trish for more information at trish@foxvalleyoptions.com (847) 697-0200