NOTES: Please remember our shut-in members during this time. It means so much to them to know that we are thinking of them when we cannot be with them. Cards, letters, and gifts are appropriate to send during this time.
PRAYERS FOR OUR MILITARY
Lieutenant Mark Aiello - U.S. Navy Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, Washington. Son of Tony & Linda Aiello. Husband of Marrem Aiello.
Jake Corollo - National Guard Son of John Carollo and Lynn Carollo
Sean DeBruzzi - Army National Guard Test pilot, son of the DeBruzzi’s has returned home after being deployed to Iraq as a helicopter pilot.
Master Sgt. Matthew Neeley - Air Force McGuire AFB, NJ, Rick & Barb Reynolds’ niece’s daughter’s husband.
PFC James Raschke - Army John & Tracy Hiller’s nephew.
Captain Jason Willis - Texas Army National Guard Grace Kotowitz’ nephew.
2nd Lieutenant Chris Zolner - Army National Guard Sharon & Bob Zolner’s son. Husband of Calla Zolner and father of Zachary Zolner.
Dominic Bruinius - Navy Seal basic training, Great Lakes, IL, Donna Chaffee’s grandson
Ryan M. Janca - U.S. Navy Frank and Linda Janca’s grandson serving in Bahrain on the border patrol.
News & Announcements
You are invited to a different kind of Sunday School: "The Neighborhood" is all Sunday's outside, from 9:30-10:30 in June and July. Come one Sunday, come all Sundays, you choose. Ages 3 - High School. Bring a friend, bring a neighbor, you don’t want to miss this! Ages 12 and up, will participate as part of the leadership team. "We love because He first loved us!" 1 John 4:19. Register with the Church office or call 815-469-2549.
2021 SERMON/WORSHIP SERIES: ROUTE 66 : This series is an epic, one-year road trip through the Bible. Route 66 was originally a highway that became one of the most famous roads in the United States. It ran from Chicago to Santa Monica, California from 1926 until 1985. For many years it served as the primary route for those who were migrating west looking for a better life. In a similar way, our journey through the 66 books of the Bible is the route to a better life. More than that, to life itself because it leads us to Jesus Christ. 48 of the most important stops on the way through the Bible have already been mapped out. We won’t have much time to spend in any one place. We have places to go and people to meet.
SUNDAY MORNING ADULT BIBLE STUDY: is looking at Jesus’ powerful “Sermon on the Plain” from Luke 6. It is both challenging and comforting. Find power and encouragement, especially when the cross of discipleship grows heavy and is full of splinters. Bible Study meets in the fellowship hall from 9:30-10:30. Bible study does not meet today due to the Voter’s Meeting and resumes next week.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Hebrews 6:19 We have this HOPE as an anchor for the soul, firm and
secure...JESUS! Today God speaks to us through His word in Esther, showing us His
sovereignty and faithfulness. We are encouraged in trusting in His promises and
responding to His love. When events seemed out of control to Esther and Mordecai,
when the king dictated ruin for their people, when evil was poised to triumph . God was at
work. Mordecai verbalized confidence that God would save His people (Esther 4:14) and
he and Esther acted on that faith. God is at work today. He has given us His Son, Jesus
Christ, and the gifts of faith, forgiveness and eternal salvation. He has called us "friends"
and His Spirit is our “Helper".
YOU ARE INVITED! The congregation, families and visitors are invited to participate in
Intergenerational Sunday School next week, Sunday, May 16th from 9:30-10:30, with
a celebration of God's word, promises, people and gifts to us!
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