Midweek Update: October 4, 2023

Midweek Update: October 4, 2023

Dear Faith Community Church Family,

One of the clearest and theologically rich passages on generosity in the Scripture is found in 2 Corinthians 8-9. Paul writes 2 Corinthians for two main reasons: First, to respond to people who were saying Paul had suffered too much in his ministry to be a true Apostle (Paul responds by saying that suffering is the means by which God achieves his purposes and makes his glory known!). The second reason Paul writes is to encourage the Corinthian believers to give generously to a financial gift which will be sent to care for the believers in Jerusalem.

The beautiful passage in 2 Corinthians 8-9 sets generosity and giving within the larger framework of the gospel and the glory given to God through biblical generosity. This is our reason for giving generously: God will be lifted up and his name praised! 

This Sunday is our Vision Campaign Commitment Sunday. We will gather together to praise God for his financial provision and faithfulness to our congregation. The sermon passage for Sunday is 2 Corinthians 9:6-15.

On Sunday, we encourage you to place your campaign pledge in the basket as you walk into the Worship Center. During our service, we will have a time of prayer devoted to thanking the Lord for his provision. 

If you have not received a campaign pledge form, a pdf version of the form is attached.  We will also have additional copies of the form available in the narthex on Sunday. If you would like to submit a campaign form through our website, you can do so here.

Click here to access the livestream for this Sunday’s worship service (9:30am).

Men’s Lunch: Wednesday, October 11 at Eggceptional Cafe 

All men are invited to attend the monthly men’s lunch on Wednesday, October 11 at noon. Please note that the men’s lunch will take place at Eggceptional Cafe (1085 Army Trail Rd, Bartlett, IL 60103).

Women’s Embracing Hope Gathering: October 14

Ladies, please join us as we gather Saturday, October 14, to share in friendship and light refreshments, and to hear a story of God’s hope and faithfulness shared by Karen Snowden. We’ll meet at the home of Ellen Horyn  from 9:30am to 11:00am. Bring a friend! RSVP to Jenny Johnson.

Tour of the West Chicago Neighborhood Food Pantry: Tuesday, October 17

For anyone who would like to attend, we will be taking a tour of the Neighborhood Food Pantry (123 Fremont, West Chicago). Those who would like to attend the tour can meet at the church at 9:45am or meet at the pantry at 10:00am for the tour.  If you can’t attend the tour, but are interested in donating to the pantry, we will take a batch of items over with us on the 17th. Donations can be placed in the box in the area where the mailboxes are located. Spices (such as salt, pepper, cinnamon, chili powder, etc.) are currently needed, as are personal care items, and smaller sized laundry detergents. Contact Amy-Jo if you have any questions.

Prayer Requests

Mike Horyn: Please pray for encouragement for Mike as doctors address his health issues with upcoming tests and appointments.

Wright Family: Pray for healing for both Dave’s mom, Marilyn, and Beth’s mom, Hildi. Marilyn was hospitalized last weekend with a fractured hip, and Hildi was taken to the hospital after suffering a stroke on Sunday afternoon.

Larry LaBelle: Please pray for continued recovery for Larry following a recent back surgery.

Karla & Gary Van Der Molen: Continue to pray for comfort and encouragement for Karla as she and Gary navigate her ALS.

In Him,

Pastor Rhett

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