Weekly Connect for Sunday, July 27, 2014

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.

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.

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, July 29 – Prairie Park (across from the library) in Elburn
Tue, Aug 5 – Kehoe Park (aka “Rocket Park”) in St. Charles
*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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Enjoy Fellowship During Monday Night Men’s Golf
Monday nights at Hughes Creek Golf Club beginning Mon, May 5 – Mon, Aug 25. Tee-times start at 5:15pm. Cost is $24 to ride, $17 to walk for 9 holes. For more info please contact Scott Cole at (630) 918-3014.

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.

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 please 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.
Preschoolers
This Sun, Jul 27 – God’s promise (Genesis 3:1-24)
Next Sun, Aug 3 – Building the big boat (Genesis 6)
Kindergarten-Grade 5
Current Theme: “Treasure Island” focused on Giving
This Sun, Jul 27 – Jesus tells about the widow’s offering (Mark 12:41-44); The Point – Give your treasure to God.
Next Sun, Aug 3 – The rich young ruler (Matthew 19:16-26); The Point – Give your life to God.

Thanks for a great week of Vacation Bible School
Thanks to everyone who helped make Gangway to Galilee VBS an amazing grace adventure with Jesus! Thank you to all who donated kitchen and craft supplies. Thank you to all of the volunteers (39 adults and 29 youth) and all of the families (88 kids), who participated throughout the week. Thanks to the area leaders: Becky Fair and Bob Boynton (dinners); Emily Varsho and Ali Laub (crafts); Rob Linke, Matt Byars, and Ken Johnston (games); Grace Acosta (drama); Anna Gain (music); and Christina Durrant (MC). And a BIG thanks to Mary Miller and LeeAnn Acosta for taking the lead and doing a fantastic job of recruiting and coordinating to make VBS possible!

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, July 27 – “Is it OK to be sad?” The Point – My hope is found in God.
Next Sun, Aug 3 – “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, Jul 27 – at Pastor Matt’s house (235 Walker Dr, Elburn)
Next Sun, Aug 3 – TBA

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