He is Risen! This Sunday is Easter and so we wrap up our Holy Week with the final installment of our Giving It Up and Taking It On sermon series. Rev. Jim Warren will preach at a special 7:30 a.m. Sonrise service, as well as the traditional 9:00 a.m. and progressive 10:15 a.m. services. His sermon, Giving Up Death and Taking on Life, explores John 20:11-18. About the sermon, Jim says, "As we celebrate today the victory of God over death in the resurrection of Jesus Christ, we'll ask where death prevails in our lives and where we need to experience life."
Come a little early. You are invited to place flowers (found in baskets at the doors to the sanctuary or Fellowship Hall) on the cross near the communion table before each service.
We will have baptisms this Sunday at the 9:00 a.m. service! Come celebrate those being baptized and offer them a word of congratulations and support after the service, and do so over a delicious breakfast in the centrum around 10:00 a.m. If you prefer to go to the 7:30 a.m. service, coffee will be available afterward, also in the centrum.
Music will be wonderful! At the 9:00 a.m. service, in addition to our reliably outstanding organ music by Lou Ann Fillingham, we will be blessed with a talented brass ensemble. At the 10:15 a.m. service in Fellowship Hall, the One and All band will present excellent music appropriate to the joy of the day. Because of the larger breakfast in the centrum, no light breakfast will be offered at One and All.
The Easter Offering will be taken this Sunday.
Gifts for Another Table:
We continue to collect food for the Salvation Army, which helps out so many in need. Items to bring 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
7:30 a.m. Sonrise Easter service in
9:00 a.m. Traditional Worship in the
Worship and Wonder in
after Time for
Easter Breakfast in the
Sunday School for Adults
(Conference Room and
One and All Progressive
Service (Fellowship Hall)
AWAITING TESTS/SURGERY: Paula Robb
- Wannie Beard
- Steve Bozarth
- Madonna Courtright
- Marilyn Kopp
- Patt Lee
- Kaleigh Menken
- Mary Lou Mercier
- Peggy O'Neal
- Paula Robb
- Mary Smart
- Don Gottselig
- Forrest Kaufman
- Sharon Warren
HOSPICE: Harold Goyen
HAPPY 90+ BIRTHDAY
- Myra Komnick turns 92 on April 23
- Robert Goodall turns 90 on April 27
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: Ellie Chapman
- Trish Logan
- Stephanie Reed
- 7:30 Ryan Newton, Stephanie Reed
- 9:00 Pat & Jenny Lawler,
Nate & Heather Damery
- 10:15 Valerie Fisher, Juan Mejia
- Rich Crusius
- Frank Lipscomb
- Deanne Bryant
- Gregg Kiesewetter
- Mike Robinson
- Deanne Bryant
- Brian Metz, Austin Metz
- Doug & Stephanie Reed
Brian Metz, Austin Metz
Time for Children:
Worship & Wonder Greeter:
Jim Warren - John 20:11-18
"Giving Up Death and Taking on Life"
As we celebrate today the victory of God over death in the resurrection of Jesus Christ, we'll ask where death prevails in our lives and where we need to experience life.
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 Leipold, Normal Police Department CSO." The session, in Fellowship Hall, starts at 11:00 a.m., with lunch at noon. Limited to 80 participants. Deadline to sign up is 10:30 a.m. April 28.
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.
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
Also find us on
See the Youth Bulletin Board in the Centrum for Youth news and opportunities.
Sunday School for Children and Youth, and Youth Groups, do not meet this Sunday in observance of Easter.
Camp Registration is open for all 2019 camps. See the bulletin or
Messenger for information.
Mark your calendars:
Brown Bag Bible Bunch meets at
noon on Wednesdays. The group will be studying 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 this Wednesday. Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study. All are welcome!
- April 19 Good Friday Worship at 12:10 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church
- April 21 Easter Services at 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., and 10:15 a.m. Coffee will be available after the 7:30 a.m. service, and a light breakfast will be served in the Centrum around 10:00 a.m..
- April 28 Volunteer Celebration at both services, and Congregational Meeting at 10:00 a.m. Don't miss it!
Sharing FAITH beyond the FCC walls. Opportunities to be involved in our community...
| Office Hours Today and Next Week
In observance of Good Friday, the office will be closed today after lunch.
Next week (April 22-26),our hours will be limited daily to 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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.