Weekly Connect for Sunday, September 28, 2014

Take Fun up a Notch at the “Heroes Unmasked” Hallelujah Fest
On Wed, Oct 29 from 6:30-8pm, play amazing games, enjoy crafts and activities, meet Bible heroes, and get loads of treats! Plus Les the Magician will join us for a wonder-filled performance! It’s all at Heroes Unmasked! Put on a costume and bring your friends and family! Register in the lobby and grab some invitations. There are also many opportunities to serve. Sign up to serve on the Connection Card this Sunday.

Serve Together Outside
Come together for a Fall Work Day on Sat, Nov 1 from 9am-Noon. We’ll do some specific trimming, general fall clean-up, raking, and transplanting. Please sign up this Sunday on the Connection Card.

Interested in Membership at Lord of Life?

Start Here is the new membership class being offered on Sun, Oct 19 from11:30-2pm. Pastor Matt will share the mission, vision and values of the church and answer your questions. Childcare and lunch are provided. Please sign up for this class on the Connection Card. If you have questions, contact Pastor Matt at matt@lolchurch.net.

Bring in Your Lord of Life Memorabilia
During worship on Sun, Nov 2, Lord of Life will celebrate it’s 25th anniversary! To help everyone celebrate this special day, we are collecting memorabilia from the past 25 years to display in the Solid Rock Lodge. Please dig out your Lord of Life Church t-shirts, mugs, bags, pictures, etc. and bring them to the church office (upper level) by Mon, Oct 20, marked with your name. Lori Pfortmiller is the contact for the memorabilia at (847) 321-0567.

Nursery Volunteers Needed
Do you have a heart for little ones?  We need you in the nursery! Please call or email Emily Zielke if you are interested in serving the children and their families at Lord of Life! mrs.zielke@gmail.com or (630) 818.7533

Learn How to Use the Sound Board for Sunday Worship
We are in need of individuals interested in learning to run the sound board.  Anyone interested should contact Vince Miller at millers800@sbcglobal.net. Training will be provided, all that is needed is a desire to help during Sunday service once a month.

Last Chance to Sign up for the Men’s Retreat
Oct 3-5 we are heading up to Camp Timber-lee in East Troy, WI for a retreat that you do not want to miss! The cost is $95. Assistance is available. We want all men to go. Sign up in the lobby. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Play Basketball at Lord of Life on Mondays
You’re invited to play basketball at Lord of Life on Monday nights from 6-8pm. It’s a great time to connect with others in our church and outside our church. For info contact Matt Byars at mbyars031880@gmail.com or (815) 793-9751.

Do You Play the Drums?
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 worship services on Sunday.  For more info please contact Christina Durrant at cdurrant@lolchurch.net or by phone at (630)209-9458.

Get Trained at Basic Training
Get trained up on the basics of faith and life. Completion of Basic Training (all four sessions) is an expectation for Confirmation at Lord of Life. To learn more about the Confirmation process visit www.lolchurch.net/youth. This year we are going to integrate Basic Training into our weekly youth programs – Wednesdays at Morph for middle school and Sundays at Hang Out for high school students.

Serve the Poor at Saint Matthew’s Soup Kitchen
The next trip to Saint Matthew’s is scheduled for November, 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”). For further info contact Pamela McLane memaw.nan@comcast.net or (630) 879-0989.

Support the September Mission of the Month
John Donkoh, leader of Church Without Walls (C-WOW) in Ghana, Africa, is our mission of the month for September. John serves as a missionary in Ghana where he preaches, teaches and leads the native people to a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Currently, John is training leaders to help meet the growing demands of the local church plants in his community. All of the loose change given in September will go to financially support our long-time partner John Donkoh. For more info about C-WOW, contact Sue Kessler at skessler717@earthlink.net.

Connect in Christian Community this Fall
Check out the NEW 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 www.lolchurch.net/groups. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Explore Honey-Do Crew
The Honey-Do Crew is a group of members who volunteer a few hours a month to help complete projects around the church facility. Projects range from simple to complex including lawn mowing, painting the Sunday School rooms, pulling weeds, repairing fixtures, changing light bulbs and more. If you are interested in joining the Honey-Do Crew, please sign-up on the Connection Card this Sunday. For more info contact Curt Berg at cberg@lolchurch.net.

Want to Quilt for Jesus?
The Quilters of the King, Lord of Life’s quilting group, invites you join the quilters on Thursday mornings in the Solid Rock Lodge at 9-11am. For further info please contact Pamela McLane memaw.nan@comcast.net or (630) 879-0989.

Watch For Future Info on the Blessings Shop
We will not be offering a Blessings Shop this year.  Please watch for information regarding this event in the future.

Sunday School
Learning to live our faith from the inside out, 24/7. Sundays during 10am worship. Check in is located in the lobby.

Kindergarten-Grade 5
Current Theme: “The Big Dig” overview of the Bible
This Sun, Sep 28 – Samuel anoints King David (1 Samuel 16:1-13); The Point – We can do great things with God.
Next Sun, Oct 5 – Jesus heals a paralyzed man (Mark 2:1-12); The Point – Forgive others as we have been forgiven.

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, Oct 1 – Wear your favorite team gear
Next Wed, Oct 8 – Wear a crazy hat

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: Basic Training – “Discovering the Bible”
This Wed, Oct 1 – Equipped for Adventure
Next Wed, Oct 8 – Hitting the Trail
GRAPPLE: Tackling Tough Questions about God, Myself, and Others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room
Current topic: “The End”
This Sun, Sep 21 – “What’s it going to be like?”
Next Sun, Sep 28 – “Are there any second chances?”

HighWay (grades 9-12) www.lolchurch.net/highway
Hang Out Sundays from 6-8pm
This Sun, Sep 28 – *SPECIAL* from 4-6pm at Kuipers Family Farm (meet at the Corn Crib Café on the pumpkin farm side). Thanks to the Kuipers for the FREE passes! Bring $ for doughnuts. Call or text Brian at (630) 209-4263 if you have trouble finding our group.
Next Sun, Oct 5 – Meet at Lord of Life youth room. We will start a new lesson series on Basic Training: Discovering the Bible.

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