Rev. Jim Warren resumes the Lenten sermon series, Giving It Up and Taking It On,
this Sunday. We will focus on Giving Up Selfishness and Taking On Generosity as we explore Luke 19:1-10. After encountering Jesus, Zacchaeus promises to give away half of his possessions and pay back four times as much as he has defrauded anyone. He is transformed from a greedy tax collector to a generous and giving person. Can we be transformed like Zacchaeus was?
Our very-talented Chancel Choir will bless us with a Gift of Music at the 9:00 a.m. service.
Afterward, gather with others in the centrum after the first service for some donut holes and hot coffee. Visit the Info Desk to learn about many opportunities.
At the 10:15 a.m. One and All service in Fellowship Hall, you can enjoy a complimentary light breakfast as you sing along with the superb One and All band.
Gifts for Another Table:
It's a new month and we are collecting food for the Salvation Army, which does so much for the community. Could you bring a couple of items each week? Items needed are: rice and rice dinners, potato dinners, pasta of any kind, pasta sauce, Hamburger Helper, dinner meals, cereal, mashed/boxed potatoes, and canned fruits and vegetables. Thank you!
Don't Miss It
Activities/Events at Our Church
Spring Cleanup of the FCC
9:00 a.m. Traditional Worship in the
Worship and Wonder in
after Time for
Coffee Fellowship in the
Sunday School for Adults
(Conference Room and
Sunday School for Youth
One and All Progressive
Service (Fellowship Hall)
Youth Group for grades
K-12 in Major Hall
CARD SHOWER: Sharon Warren
AFTERCARE: Hal Jennings
HOSPICE: Harold Goyen
Don Gottselig, Forrest Kaufman, Sharon Warren
SYMPATHY TO the family of Robyn Loftin, Holly Rocke, and Ethan Rocke on the April 1 death of Robyn's mother, Paula Loftin, of Bloomington
Serving this Sunday
Please note: This is current data as of Friday Email publishing date. If you know of changes to your own duties, please continue as you have planned. Please make sure the office is aware of changes. Thank you!
Acolyte: Jeremiah Hall
- Trish Logan
- Heather Damery
- 9:00 Chip & Patti Jamerson
- 10:15 Chip & Patti Jamerson
- Tyler Chapman
- Clark Kosier
- Gary Thompson
- Ralph Lehmann
- Tamara Shields
- David Bradbury
Ron & Nancy Gramley
- Rick Erickson
- Shirley Wotherspoon
Time for Children:
Worship & Wonder Greeter:
Jim Warren - Luke 19:1-10 "Giving Up Selfishness and Taking on Generosity." After encountering Jesus, Zacchaeus promises to give away half of his possessions and pay back four times as much as he has defrauded anyone. He is transformed from a greedy tax collector to a generous and giving person. Can we be transformed like Zacchaeus was?
Things to Do While
You Are at Church
Sign up at the Info Desk for the Disciples Women's Ministries Thursday, May 2 event,
"Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft: All the latest information by Greg Liepold, Normal Police Department CSO." The session, in Fellowship Hall, starts at 11:00 a.m., with lunch at noon. Limited to 80 participants.
Learn about and indicate interest in a Small Group Study. Visit the Info Desk and see information about a once per month, Wednesday afternoon, study at the Thompson home. You may also contact Patty at 217-719-0094 to find out more.
Order an Easter Lily for the Sanctuary. Find and complete the order form when you sign an attendance pad.
Sign up for the April 16 Blood Drive at the Info Desk. The drive will be from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Major Hall. Your donation is very much needed.
Sign up for the April 17 Wednesday Supper Club, meeting 5:00 p.m. at Applebee's. Indicate your interest and how many will attend on a Sunday attendance pad. You may also call the church office by 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 15.
Drop off your Box Tops for Education in the Disciples Women's Ministries mailbox outside the church office door.
Make a new friend! Greet a visitor. Greet someone another member has greeted! Several contacts truly make a person feel welcome. A great resource for helping a visitor is the bulletin, and you can also walk them to the Info Desk for another warm greeting and more information.
"Check In" on Facebook while you are at church.
Ministry Quick Links
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See the Youth Bulletin Board in the Centrum for Youth news and opportunities.
Sunday School for Children and Youth, and Youth Groups, meet this Sunday. Youth Group includes grades K-12 and will begin at 5:00 p.m. in Major Hall.
Camp Registration is open for all 2019 camps. See the bulletin or
Messenger for information.
Note: Youth Group meetings are from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. on Sundays and guests are invited.
Generally, we will no longer have meals at Youth Group. Generally, Kids for Christ (Kindergarten through 2nd grade) will only meet on the first Sunday of the month, as per tradition.
Mark your calendars:
Brown Bag Bible Bunch meets at
noon on Wednesdays. The group will be studying Matthew 26:36-46 this Wednesday. Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study. All are welcome!
Sharing FAITH beyond the FCC walls. Opportunities to be involved in our community...
Want to help
by providing a meal?
If you would like to help provide meals for the Warren family, please follow the steps below:
- Go to the web site: takethemameal.com
- Type in "Warren" for the family name
- The Password: Godisgood
- Sign up for the time(s) when you would like to supply a meal, and just follow the simple steps for delivery.