March 17 Midweek Update

March 17 Midweek Update

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Does the gospel cut you to the heart? This is how Luke describes the response of those who heard Peter’s sermon on the day of Pentecost. “Now when they heard this,” Luke says, “they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, ‘Brothers, what shall we do?’” (Acts 2:37). The crowd realized that they were responsible for sending Jesus, God’s own Son, to his death; more than that, they realized that the man they had crucified was now reigning as King and Judge over all the earth. Peter responds to their desperate question with the glorious message of grace: “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.” (Acts 2:38). As we look at Peter’s Pentecost sermon in Acts 2:14-41 this Sunday, my prayer is that we will behold the grace and forgiveness of God that is greater than all our sin.

Click here to access the link for this Sunday’s services (8:30am and 9:45am).

Haiti Trip (July 23-31): Final Call!

Our planning for the Haiti trip is in full swing. If you are interested in joining us in Haiti, it’s not too late, but please let me know within the next week. We are beginning the next stage of preparations, including arranging flights. To access the Haiti trip information on our website, click here.

Church Directory Update

We are updating our church directory and ask that you send us your updated information by the end of this month. There are two ways to do so:

  1. Fill out the online form. To access the form, click here.
  2. Fill out the paper form available in the narthex and place in the designated box.

In addition to completing the information update form, we ask that you send us a recent photograph to include in the directory. Please email photographs to the church office. Bryan Van Zanten has volunteered to take photographs for anyone who would like to have one taken for the directory. Please email or call Rosa Matos and she will contact Bryan to set up a time to do so.

Easter Sunday Service: April 4, 9:30am

As we approach Holy Week, I want to remind you that we will hold one Sunday morning service beginning Easter Sunday. Our service will begin at 9:30am with a capacity of fifty in the Worship Center. Overflow seating and livestream will also be available. We are looking for a few families who are willing to sit in the overflow seating area, in order to ensure that we can show hospitality to our guests by allowing them to sit in the Worship Center. If you are willing to do this, please contact Rosa Matos in the church office.

Following our Easter service, we will hold an outdoor fellowship time (weather permitting). If you would like to participate in bringing food or treats, please contact Larry LaBelle.

Prayer Requests

Steve Roberts: Steve has been transferred from Central DuPage Hospital to Edwards Hospital in Naperville to address an infection in his back. Please pray for strength and healing for our brother.

Josiah Wierenga: Josiah will be undergoing a surgery on his toe this Monday. Please pray for his safety and a successful procedure.

Wetherington Family: Please pray for Carissa who will be traveling to Michigan this weekend for an 8-week internship on a Clydesdales horse farm; Nick as he travels to Denver for an audition on Monday, March 22 to enter the music college at Colorado Christian; praise God that Andrew got a job at a local bike shop and that Katie’s sister, Cari (Muzzy), and her husband Griffin welcomed their first baby, a girl, Madison Kathleen, on March 12th.

Kay Campbell: Please pray that the Lord will bring comfort to our sister Kay Campbell and her family. Kay’s brother, Bill Doan, passed away last Wednesday morning.

Grace and Peace,

Pastor Rhett