Weekly Connect for Sunday, July 20, 2014

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

Cancelled Parent Training
Unfortunately, the parent training course that was scheduled during Mon-Wed of Vacation Bible School has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience that this change may cause to those who were planning to participate.  If you have questions, please contact Brian Zielke.

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.

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 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. Interested? Sign up on the Connection Card. Study guides are $10. Questions? Contact Vicki Bergquist at vvickister@aol.com or (630) 365-6842.

Strengthen Your Marriage with Love and Respect
Join Gene and Lynda Walker, along with other couples, at Lord of Life next Fri, Jul 25 (not meeting this Fri, Jul 18) 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.

Paint the Children’s Classrooms
“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them.” -Jesus (Mark 10:14) We want our children’s ministry environment and experience to be inviting, exciting, safe, and intentionally designed to help kids connect with Jesus and others. We have scheduled another work day for Sat, Aug 2 from 8am-3pm to paint the children’s classrooms. Join us for part or all of the day. We will provide child care and lunch. Sign up on the Connection Card today. Questions? Please contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

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.

Support Our July Mission of the Month
In the late 1980’s, John and Bonnie and their family came alongside Pastor Peter and several other men from the Arop village in Papua, New Guinea, to translate the Bible into the local language. Now, while visiting another part of the country, just 10 years later, John and Bonnie learned that tragedy had struck the Arop Village, causing massive loss of life. Was this the end of Bible translation for Arop? Please join us in welcoming John and Bonnie Nystrom, as our mission of the month for July, as they share their story of tragedy, teamwork and transformation, and the incredible way that God used a tsunami to change the face of Bible translation in Papua, New Guinea.

Serve at the Elburn Food Pantry Dinner
Please let us know how you can help on your Sunday morning Connection Card. We need servers, food providers, food transporters, and clean-up crews. The event is Thu, Jul 31 from 5-7pm. The main course will be pulled pork sandwiches from Ream’s Meat Market and the rest will be from the good people at Lord of Life Church. For more info please contact Chris Christopher at (630) 391-8728.

Play Ball!
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, Jul 22 – Pottawatomie Park in St Charles
Tue, July 29 – Prairie Park (across from the library) in Elburn
*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.

Help Yourself in a Healthy Way
Dual Recovery Anonymous is a 12 step self-help addictive behavior program. This group meets every Thursday evening from 6:30-8pm on the lower level of Lord of Life Church. For more info contact Vince Chiaramonte at vincent@vscstudio.com

Sunday School
Sundays during 10am worship for kids age 3 through grade 5. Check in is located in the lobby.
This Sun, Jul 20 – God made people (Genesis 1:26-31)
Next Sun, Jul 27 – God’s promise (Genesis 3:1-24)
Kindergarten-Grade 5
Current Theme: “Treasure Island” focused on Giving
This Sun, Jul 20 – Nehemiah gives his time to rebuild the wall (Nehemiah 2:4-6:13); The Point – Use your time for God.
Next Sun, Jul 27 – Jesus tells about the widow’s offering (Mark 12:41-44); The Point – Give your treasure to God.

VBS Starts Monday! Register today.
Set sail on an amazing grace adventure this summer! July 21-25, family dinner at 5:15pm, program from 6-8pm each night. Gangway to Galilee VBS will take us on and around the Sea of Galilee with five accounts of Jesus’ ministry there. Register in the lobby or online at www.lolchurch.net/vbs. Registration is $30 per family (household). Questions? Contact Mary Miller at millers800@sbcglobal.net or (630) 365-2205.

MidWay (grades 6-8)
Tackling Tough Questions about God, Myself, and Others
Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room
This Sun, July 20 – “Why did God make me this way?” The Point – Be content with who I am.
Next Sun, July 27 – “Is it OK to be sad?” The Point – My hope is found in God.

HighWay (grades 9-12)
Hang Out on Sundays from 6-8pm

This Sun, Jul 20 – at the Zielke’s house (221 E Shannon St, Elburn)
Sun, Jul 27 – at Pastor Matt’s house (235 Walker Dr, Elburn)

Thanks for Sending Our Youth to Lead the Cause University
Thanks to everyone who helped send our youth to Colorado last week for Dare to Share’s “Lead THE Cause University.” We are so grateful to all who have supported us in prayer and financially through the Mother’s Day Brunch, Servants for Hire, the Missions Board and the Nick Albers Missionary Evangelism Scholarship. The trip was an amazing experience of training and practice in leading the cause of Christ by advancing the Gospel. We are looking forward to sharing some stories with you next Sun, Jul 27 during worship!

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

Going on vacation this summer?
Check out the US map on the Mission Wall. Let’s all put a pin at the location we are going this summer. As you do, please notice the closest pink Mission Arrow. Would you consider stopping by and saying, “Hi”? They’d love to see you. To find out more about any of our mission partners check out our web-site http://missions.lolchurch.net/

Drive for TLC (The Loving Choice) Crisis Pregnancy Center…
…in Elgin is in need of part time drivers for the 31 foot RV mobile bus.  You do not need to stay with the bus when it is at a location, just drive it to that set location and return it to the TLC center in Elgin at the end of the day.  You do not need a special license.  If interested, please contact Ruth from TLC at (224) 558-2262.