Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Prayer is God’s ordained means to bring Kingdom change in the world, and it is also the means he has ordained to cause Faith Community Church and our community to flourish! Jesus himself has given us a script in the Lord’s Prayer; a prayer, yes, to pray, but also a prayer to live. This Sunday our series on Kingdom Prayer begins. Sunday’s sermon focus will be on the opening words of Jesus’s prayer: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be your name. Come to worship ready to dig into the Lord’s Prayer together and to experience the transformation that this prayer brings.
On Sunday, we will be joining together to take the Lord’s Supper. Please prepare your heart beforehand through prayer and confession prior to participating in this covenantal meal.
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This Saturday: Cleanup Day (AKA Donut Day)
Join us for our church cleanup day this Saturday, October 1 from 9:00am to 12:00pm.
Caring Network Annual Celebration and Fundraiser Dinner: Thursday, October 20
On Thursday, October 20, Caring Network Illinois will host their Annual Celebration & Fundraising Dinner at Drury Lane in Oak Brook. Our church supports them through the Baby Bottle Drive and prayer. “The Battle for Life Intensifies” is the title of this night’s event, with keynote speaker Benjamin Watson, NFL Superbowl champion and Advocate for Life. Dinner is complementary. A freewill offering will be taken. Amy-Jo Wierenga and Jackie Huggins are table hosts and would love you to join them. The sign-up poster is located outside the Worship Center. Please contact Amy-Jo or Jackie for more details.
Providing Meals for Sharon Vaughn
If you would like to provide a meal for Sharon Vaughn as she recovers from back surgery, the Mercy Ministry Team has provided a way for you to do so. Meals will be provided beginning this Friday, and continuing M/W/F through Wednesday, October 26th. If you are interested in providing a meal, please go to: takethemameal.com, click on “Find a Meal Schedule,” enter Last Name: Vaughn, Password: [see email for password]. If you need assistance with signing up, please contact Don Johnson or the church office.
Wednesday Morning Women’s Bible Study
The Wednesday Morning Women’s Bible Study will begin a new study on Wednesday, October 5 at 10:00am. We will be studying Hebrews with the book Better by Jen Wilkin. Please contact Amy-Jo Wierenga if you have any questions.
Klingberg family: Please pray for the Klingberg family after the sudden loss of Joanne’s daughter-in-law, Beth Klingberg, last Saturday.
Larry and Pat LaBelle: Please pray for strength for Larry who returned home from the hospital on Monday after being admitted for an irregular heartbeat; pray also for Pat as she recovers from shingles; praise God for the birth of Larry and Pat’s great-granddaughter, Natalie Brooke (7 lbs. 15 oz.), on Monday.
Cornelia Popescu: Pray for Cornelia as she completes the initial testing for upcoming surgery in November.
Sharon Vaughn: Please pray for continued recovery for Sharon following a back surgery last week.
Karla and Gary Van Der Molen: Please pray for continual strength and encouragement for Karla as she manages ALS.
Grace and Peace,