Dear Brothers and Sisters
Over these two weeks we have been journeying through Revelation 3:14-22, a passage that clearly displays Jesus’s love for us. His commitment to his people, the people for whom he shed his own blood, is readily apparent in verse 19: “Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.” When the Spirit convicts us of sin (for example, anger, pride, self-dependance, sexual immorality) and leads us to repentance, we are being given an incredible gift from the Lord. He is leading us into the freedom of forgiveness and deeper communion with him. This Sunday, the sermon will focus particularly on the hope of those who remain faithful to Jesus even through opposition and persecution. We are told in verse 21: “The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne.” As we’ll see, to be “one who conquers” requires humility and daily dependence upon the Lord himself to give us strength and to keep us faithful to him.
Click here to access the livestream for this Sunday’s service (9:30am).
A few things to keep in mind:
This Saturday: Fall Cleanup Morning (AKA “Donut Day”) (9:00am-noon)
The church fall cleanup morning will be held this 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. Pizza will also be provided for lunch!
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.
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.
Karla Van Der Molen: Pray that our Lord would encourage and strengthen Karla in light of an ALS diagnosis.
Tony Lopez (Sam Signorelli’s brother-in-law): Please pray for Tony as he may soon begin dialysis.
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.