In this week's Giving It Up and Taking It On sermon, Rev. Jim Warren will teach at the traditional 9:00 a.m. and progressive 10:15 a.m. services about Giving Up Fear and Taking on Trust.
The scripture passage is Matthew 26:36-46, in which Jesus is grieved and agitated and he prays that this cup would pass from him. Jesus is afraid, apprehensive for what must happen next. But ultimately he trusts in God as he prays, "Not what I want but what you want." We are often afraid, but we can trust in God.
The Easter Offering will be taken this Sunday and next. This Sunday is Palm Sunday and also the final day our Drexler Singers will be with the Chancel Choir. Two Drexlers, Minji Will and Brigid Broderick, will be graduating in May. Please extend your thanks and congratulations to them after the 9:00 a.m. service.
Come to Fellowship Hall at 10:15 a.m. for a more progressive service with prayer stations, a light breakfast, and the One and All band.
Gifts for Another Table:
We are collecting food for the Salvation Army, which does so much for the community. 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
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: Connie Lindenbaum
AFTERCARE: Madonna Courtright, Patt Lee, Paula Robb
HOSPICE: Harold Goyen
Don Gottselig, Forrest Kaufman, Sharon Warren
SYMPATHY TO: the family of Jan Violano on the April 8 death of her husband, Joe Violano
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!
9:00 Kathy Dailey, Valerie Fisher
10:15 Matt Davis, Juan Mejia
John & Kathy Dailey
Justin & Kim Cox
Bill, Susan, & Tom Chaney
Time for Children:
Worship & Wonder Greeter:
Jim Warren --
"Giving Up Fear and Taking on Trust"
Jesus is grieved and agitated, and He prays that this cup would pass from Him. Jesus is afraid and apprehensive for what must happen next, but ultimately He trusts in God as He prays "Not what I want but what you want." We are often afraid, but we can trust in God.
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.
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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 John 20:11-18 this Wednesday. Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study. All are welcome!
- April 16 Blood Drive 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.
- April 18 Maundy Thursday: Meal at 6:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall; Worship at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
- 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...
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.