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Midweek Update: January 19, 2022

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Last Sunday, we saw how the gospel turns the world upside down through the downward path of Jesus’ earthly ministry, his passion, and then the upward path of his resurrection. In the biblical estimation, the only way to go up is to go down. This Sunday, we see the message of the Gospel coming up against the greatest human philosophy of the…

January 12, 2022 Midweek Update

Dear Faith Community Church Family, The experience of Paul and Silas in the city of Philippi was quite a rollercoaster ride. They see Lydia come to Christ­–the first convert in Europe, a slave girl is set free from an evil spirit by the power of Jesus, then the two missionaries are beaten and thrown into prison. This is followed by a divinely appointed earthquake, which…

January 5 Midweek Update

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Here is a quick and interesting fact for you: Within the last 25 years the number of products an average supermarket carries in-store has increased from 8,000 to 47,000. One thing this tells us is that in America, we like having options (at least when it comes to our grocery shopping). However, as we’ll see in Acts 16:25-40, when it comes to our…

December 29 Midweek Update

Dear Brothers and Sisters, December has been a busy but wonderful time of focusing our attention on the coming of our Savior. I give thanks to the Lord for your generosity shown through the response to the Advent mercy project to raise funds for DuPagePads. Our church raised $4140.00 to donate toward the interim housing project. How awesome to see the fruit of the Spirit…

Midweek Update December 22

Dear Faith Community Church Family, Here we are in the last week of Advent! It’s been a joy to travel through Luke 1-2 together over these last weeks, reflecting on the birth of our Savior and preparing our hearts for the celebration of his birth. As you are in the “final throes” of Christmas preparations, I pray you feel the eager anticipation of Christ’s second coming…

December 15 Midweek Update

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Our Sunday worship service with the beautiful choral music and Christmas hymns, followed by the Community Christmas lunch were both highlights of the year for our church. It was a wonderful time of worshiping our Prince of Peace together and opening our doors to guests for a special meal. Thank you to everyone who served by playing music,…

December 8 Midweek Update

Dear Faith Community Church Family, Our aim at Faith Community Church is to do all things for the glory of Christ, the growth of his church, and the good of the community. This Sunday we have the opportunity to show hospitality to our friends and neighbors by inviting them to join us for our Community Christmas Lunch at 11:00am. I encourage you to invite one person to…

Midweek Update: December 1, 2021

Dear Brothers and Sisters, There are many reasons people enjoy the Christmas season. Maybe it’s the break from work, extra time with family, or seeing the beautiful lights in the neighborhoods. These are all wonderful things about this time of year, but in the opening pages of our Advent devotional, Repeat the Sounding Joy, Christopher Ash gives us an even more profound…

November 24, 2021 Midweek Update

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Tomorrow we come upon a day set aside for giving thanks to our God. Every good gift comes from his hand, the greatest of which is the gift of his own Son. At the conclusion of 1 Thessalonians, the Apostle Paul gives a series of brief commands: “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in…

Midweek Update: November 17, 2021

Dear Faith Community Church Family, When you hear the word hope what comes to mind? For you, is hope something that only has to do with the future, but doesn’t have much effect on your present Christian life? In the Scriptures, the hope that God gives us is always intended to transform how we live in the present. This is what the Apostle Peter calls a “living hope” (1…

November 10 2021 Midweek Update

Dear Brothers and Sisters, In just a couple of weeks, on Sunday, November 28, we begin the Advent season. I am eagerly anticipating this special time in the church calendar and I am praying that the Lord would use this season to transform us and to deepen our joy as his redeemed people. Our Advent series this year is entitled The Path to Joy. During the weeks leading up…

November 3, 2021 Midweek Update

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…

October 27, 2021 Midweek Update

Dear Faith Community Church Family, This Sunday, Teaching Elder Ted Powers will preach God’s Word from Matthew 9:35-38. This passage describes vividly the heart of Jesus for those who were suffering. “When he saw the crowds,” Matthew says, “he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” Following the sermon, Ted will…

October 20 Midweek Update

Dear Faith Community Church Family, Jesus says in John 15:5: “I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” The Lord is telling his disciples that if they want to bear fruit in their lives (like the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23), they must stay connected to him. As…

October 13, 2021 Midweek Update

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…

October 6, 2021 Midweek Update

Dear Faith Community Church Family, This past Sunday we heard the words of the risen Christ to his people: Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent. (Revelation 3:19). Our Lord loves us too much not to discipline us. When he disciplines us, he convicts us of sin by his Word and by the working of the Holy Spirit within us, and he leads us to…

Midweek Update: September 29, 2021

Dear Brothers and Sisters, This month our Call to Worship in our Sunday morning service is Psalm 95:6-7: Oh come, let us worship and bow down;     let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! For he is our God,     and we are the people of his pasture,     and the sheep of his hand.  These verses summarize what worship is all about in just five lines. Worship begins with…

Midweek Update: September 22, 2021

Dear Faith Community Church Family, The first missionary journey of Paul and Barnabas was truly a ground-breaking trip. This was the first time a local church sent out missionaries into foreign territory to be witnesses to Jesus and his Gospel. In the passage for this Sunday, Acts 14:1-28, we follow the two men as they travel to several cities–Iconium, Lystra, and Derbe.…

Midweek Update: September 15, 2021

Dear Brothers and Sisters, What a delight to welcome seven new members into our congregation this past Sunday! It was a joy to celebrate our new members and to show hospitality to friends and neighbors through our Sunday meal together. Many of you helped in various ways to decorate, set up, prepare, and cook. Thank you for all the ways you served our church and our guests…

Midweek Update: September 8, 2021

Dear Brothers and Sisters, This Sunday we officially begin our fall ministry season at Faith Community Church. During our worship service we will have the joy of receiving new members into the Faith Community Church family. In addition to welcoming our new members during the service, following the worship service this Sunday we will hold an outreach lunch at 11:00am. As…
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