Dear Faith Community Church Family,
This past Sunday we heard the words of the risen Christ to his people: Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent. (Revelation 3:19). Our Lord loves us too much not to discipline us. When he disciplines us, he convicts us of sin by his Word and by the working of the Holy Spirit within us, and he leads us to repent of our sin so that we might walk in the freedom of forgiveness and experience greater joy in our Christian life. Discipline is temporarily painful, but it results in the transformation of our character and in a deeper relationship with Jesus. Hebrews 12:11 says, “For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.” Do not close your heart to this training in discipline. It is the Lord’s path to transformation and to deeper communion with him. The Lord is preparing us to dwell with him in his presence forever.
Prayerfully prepare your heart to come before the Lord for worship this Sunday as we continue in Revelation 3:14-22.
Click here to access the livestream for this Sunday’s service (9:30am).
Office Administrator Job Opening
We are currently seeking to hire a part-time office administrator. The job description for the position is attached to the Midweek Update. Please contact Pastor Rhett if you have any questions.
Fall Cleanup Morning (AKA “Donut Day”) on Saturday, October 16 (9:00am-noon)
The church fall cleanup morning will be held on Saturday, October 16 (9:00am-noon; rain date: October 23). All are invited to join in as we trim bushes, rake leaves, clean gutters, and eat donuts.
Reformation Worship Service at Christ Presbyterian Church, Roselle (Friday, October 29)
Christ Presbyterian Church, a local PCA congregation in Roselle is hosting a Reformation Worship Service on Friday, October 29 at 7:00pm (903 E. Nerge Rd. Roselle, IL 60172). The pastors of CPC have invited our congregation to attend this evening of worship, fellowship, and refreshments. Pastor Rhett, Dave Wright and others from our congregation will be assisting with the service and worship music.
Mark Wissing: Please lift up our brother Mark who is undergoing testing due to the loss of sight in one eye.
Family of Lynda Cretsinger (friend of Phyl Holt): Pray for comfort for Phyl and the Cretsinger family following the loss of Lynda on October 2; pray also for safe travels for Phyl as she is in Indiana this week to attend the funeral.
Karla Van Der Molen: Pray that our Lord would encourage and strengthen Karla in light of an ALS diagnosis.
Pat Elam and Family: Pat’s daughter Cheri went to be with the Lord last Friday. Please pray for comfort for Pat and her family. To view the obituary, click here.
LaBelle Family Members: Roger Swardt (Pat’s cousin): Praise that surgery on intestine went well; Roxanne Streid (Pat’s cousin): Praise that after a battle with Covid, she is finally getting better; Amy (Larry and Pat LaBelle’s daughter): Pray for an upcoming court date to determine the future of their foster baby.