Dear Brothers and Sisters,
During the past five weeks we’ve taken time to listen to Christ’s heart for the church through his letter to Laodicea in Revelation 3, his calling to abide in John 15, and his compassionate concern for sinners in Matthew 9. On Sunday, Ted Powers also updated us on our partnership with Chicago Friends of Haiti and ESMI since the September earthquake. We got to hear how the Lord used our gifts to provide critical medical care for earthquake victims. I am once again so grateful to see the generosity of our congregation and to get a glimpse into the ways God used the giving of our church body to provide for the needs of fellow Haitian believers.
This Sunday we will return to the book of Acts. Acts 15:1-35 describes what is known as the “Jerusalem Council.” This passage in Acts addresses the vital question, “What is really required for someone to be a Christian?” On Sunday we will share in the Lord’s Supper together. Please take time beforehand to prepare your hearts to come before the Lord for this covenantal meal.
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Office Administrator Job Opening
Our church is seeking to hire a part-time office administrator (20 hrs/week). The job description is attached to the Midweek Update. If you would like to inquire about the position, please contact Pastor Rhett.
Daylight Saving Time
Daylight Savings Time ends this Saturday. Remember to turn your clocks back 1 hour on Saturday night!
Embracing Hope Gathering: Saturday, November 13
Embracing Hope Women’s Gathering will meet on Saturday, November 13 from 9:30-11:00 am at the home of Erin Evans (1106 Lightning Trail, Carol Stream). Join us for a time of fellowship, encouragement, and to hear a story of hope. Please RSVP to Amy Paglia or Erin Evans.
Book Club Meeting Friday, November 12
Book Club will meet on Friday, November 12 at 10 am in room 3/4, and will be discussing the book Thanksgiving: An American Holiday, An American History by Diana Karter Appelbaum. This book starts with the very first Thanksgiving and recounts the history of the holiday up to the present day. Everyone is welcome to come, even if you haven’t read the book. For more information, please contact Diane Walker.
Steve Roberts: Please pray for strength and a full recovery following an operation on Tuesday to remove fluid from his lungs.
Debbie Caldwell (friend of Pat LaBelle): Please pray for a successful surgery on Thursday for an abdominal aneurysm and for a full recovery.
Karla Van Der Molen: Please continue to pray that our Lord would encourage and strengthen Karla and Gary Van Der Molen in Karla’s illness.