Midweek Update: April 5, 2023

Midweek Update: April 5, 2023

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ are the most important events in all of history. In the last week of his earthly life, our Savior entered Jerusalem as Israel’s King and was crucified for the sins of the world. In his death, Jesus bore the wrath of God for our sin, and in his resurrection, he defeated death as our conquering King.

Because of the victorious resurrection of our Savior, we can proclaim with the Apostle Paul:

“O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?”

(1 Corinthians 15:54-55)

Thanks be to God who has given us this victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!

This Friday we will join together at 6:30pm for our Good Friday service in the Worship Center. 

Click here to access the livestream of our Good Friday service (6:30pm).

On Sunday we will come together to celebrate the resurrection of our Savior. Our sermon text will be Mark 16:1-8. Following the service, we will have a special fellowship time with additional refreshments available. If you would like to bring a dish to share, please feel free to do so.

Please note that Sunday school will not meet this Sunday. Our Sunday school classes will resume next week.

Click here to access the livestream of our Easter Sunday service (9:30am).

Easter Lilies

If you ordered Easter lilies, please feel free to take them with you following Sunday’s worship service.

No Men’s Bible Study this Saturday

Men’s Bible study will not meet this Saturday. It will resume the following Saturday (8:00am) at Larry LaBelle’s home (641 Hampton Course, West Chicago).

Men’s Lunch: Wednesday, April 12 (12:00pm)

All men are invited to attend the monthly men’s lunch, which will meet at noon next Wednesday, April 12 at Pal Joey’s in West Chicago.

Women’s Embracing Hope Gathering: Save the Date and Table Hosts Needed for May 13

On Saturday, May 13, we will have a special EHG brunch from 10am-12pm at FCC. This will be a lovely opportunity to invite neighbors, co-workers, family, and friends to enjoy community, brunch, and a message of God’s hope. Would you like to set and decorate a table as we extend our hospitality in a special way for our brunch? Please contact Amy Paglia or Jenny Johnson.

Prayer Requests

Mike Horyn: Please pray for pain relief for Mike who was hospitalized on Saturday after a fall from a ladder; Mike is now recovering at home.

Karla Van Der Molen: Continue to pray for strength and encouragement for Karla as she navigates ALS.

Richard Kepner: Pray for healing for Richard who was admitted to Central DuPage Hospital on Tuesday for pneumonia and cardiac complications.

In Him,

Pastor Rhett