Weekly Connect for Sunday, November 2, 2014

It’s Time to Celebrate 25 Years This Sunday
During worship this morning, Lord of Life will celebrate it’s 25th anniversary! To help everyone celebrate this special day, there will be a brunch served at 9am-11:45am. Plus, memorabilia from the past 25 years will be displayed in the Solid Rock Lodge. We will look back with thankfulness and look forward to the future. Be sure to join us for this special celebration!

 Fight Club for Men
Join other men in the fight for what is right in God’s sight. Sat, Nov 8 from 7:30-9am in the Solid Rock Lodge. We will continue to study the life of David. See you there!

Save the Date—Blood Drive Coming Soon
Our quarterly blood drive is quickly approaching. Mark your calendars for Sun, Nov 30. We have a limited amount of posters available to display at your local business or someone you know who would post it at their business. Please pick up one (or two) at the Connect Cart today or during the week.

Bless the Illinois Youth Center this Christmas
Lord of Life will go to the Illinois Youth Center (just a few blocks east of the church) to visit the prisoners, deliver cookies and share the gospel message. The date of the visit is Sat, Dec 13 from Noon to 3:30pm. You can help in two ways: bake cookies that will be delivered and/or join the group visiting on Sat, Dec 13. A special clearance form for each volunteer needs to be completed and submitted to the county by Thu, Nov 13. Cookies need to be delivered to the church by Thu, Dec 11. Sign up on the Connection Card during worship. For more info contact Don Martens at donmartens@comcast.net.

Help with the Kairos Torch Weekend

We’ve been promoting the upcoming Kairos Torch weekend Ministry at IYC St. Charles on Nov 14-16, 2014. You may not be able to go, but you could help those who are by choosing one or more of the items shown below. Please sign up on the Connection Card.

  • Sign up for 30 minute prayer slots any time during the three day weekend
  • Write encouragement/praise letters to the youth (only sign first name, no last names allowed)
  • Hands of Love paper chain
  • Decorate placemats for the meals
  • Help prepare and transport the dinner to IYC Sat Nov 15

For more info please contact Kathie Clark (630) 338-6470.

Thanks for a Fantastic Hallelujah Fest!
A big thanks to everyone who donated candy, helped with games, dressed up as Bible characters and all who volunteered at the Hallelujah Fest on Wednesday night. It was lots of fun and there were lots of new faces! Also, thanks to all who helped clean up after the event. It is a joy to serve with you and connect people with Jesus!

Get Some Epic Air With Your Friends
On Fri, Nov 7, for youth (grades 6-12) at Epic Air trampoline park in South Elgin. We will meet at Lord of Life at 6pm, bus to Epic Air, and return to the church by 10pm. Pick up a flyer in the lobby and return the form portion with $25 by Wed, Nov 5 to sign up. Invite friends! Space is limited so don’t wait to sign up!

Ladies, A Special Event For You!
Women, you’re invited to a special event called So That on Fri, Nov 21 from 7-9pm. There will be snacks, fellowship and you’ll hear from speakers that will support your Christian faith. The speakers for this event are Marliss Laughridge, Amy Blackford, Diane Brasfield and Natalie Albers. Please sign up on the Connection Card during worship. For more info contact Carolyn Albers at alberscarolyn@gmail.com.

Connect with Others in a Group this Fall
Check out the Fall Connect Groups catalog and discover many opportunities to connect with Jesus and each other. There are all kinds of groups waiting for you to join! Sign up on a Connection Card or visit to www.lolchurch.net/groups. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Support Operation Christmas Child
Last year, God worked through people like you to send nearly ten million shoeboxes to children in 112 countries.  Every shoebox gift you pack helps Samaritan’s Purse to reach children worldwide with the Good News of God’s love and the true meaning of Christmas. If you would like to pack one or more shoeboxes this year, please visit the Operation Christmas Child display table in the Solid Rock Lodge. All shoeboxes will be collected on Sun, Nov 23. For more info please contact Dwayne at dnelson@comcast.net or (630) 488-2510.

Serve the Poor, Thu, Nov 20, at Saint Matthew’s Soup Kitchen
The next trip to Saint Matthew’s is scheduled for Thu, Nov 20, but in the meantime please consider donating big bags of rice, beans, large cans of tomatoes, canned fruit or vegetables and bags of chocolate candy (frozen items can be put in Main Kitchen freezer; please mark all items “For St. Matthew Soup Kitchen”). Please sign up on the Connection Card during worship. For further info contact Pamela McLane memaw.nan@comcast.net or (630) 879-0989.

Altar Care Help Needed
The Altar Care Group is in need of volunteers.  If you would like to serve, please contact Karen Broten at dyrdalen@yahoo.com or (630) 365-9183.

Thrivent Local Chapter Elections
Members of Thrivent Financial have the opportunity to vote for the leaders of their local chapter. Chapter leaders manage and administer funds available to support activities conducted by members to help others in their communities. The leadership board also supports educational and social activities that bring chapter members together. Thrivent members can cast their votes next Sun, Nov 9 at the election table in the Solid Rock Lodge. If you have questions, please contact Jim Krage at bjkrage@live.com or (630) 466-1513.

Sunday School
Learning to live our faith from the inside out, 24/7. Sundays during 10am worship. Check-in is located in the lobby.
Preschoolers
This Sun, Nov 2 – God’s helper
Next Sun, Nov 9 – A strong man

Kindergarten-Grade 5
Current Theme: “God’s Game Plan”
This Sun, Nov 2 – Jesus washes the disciples feet (9:35-10:8); The Point – We can serve others as Jesus did.
Next Sun, Nov 9 – Jesus sends out the disciples (John 13:1-17); The Point – We boldly tell about Jesus.

AWANA: Because kids matter to God.
Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm. Register online at www.lolchurch.net/awana or arrive early on a Wed (open enrollment all year long).
This Wed, Nov 5 – Food pantry collection
Next Wed, Nov 12 – Silly hair night

MidWay (grades 6-8) www.lolchurch.net/midway
MORPH: Becoming Who God Made Me to Be, and having Fun in the Process!
Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm.
Current topic – Living on Purpose
GRAPPLE: Tackling Tough Questions about God, Myself, and Others
Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room
This Sun, Nov 2 – “Is believing in God lame?”
Next Sun, Nov 9 – “Isn’t God just mean and cruel?”

HighWay (grades 9-12) www.lolchurch.net/highway
Hang Out Building friendships with Jesus and each other. Sundays from 6-8pm.
Current topic: Basic Training – Encountering Jesus

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