Sunday, August 14, 2022
Worship at 10 a.m.

Sunday, Aug. 14
  • Worship at 10 a.m. (Sanctuary)
  • Deacons Back to School Supply Drive
  • Social Hour at 11 a.m. (Outside)

Saturday, Aug. 20
  • Mobile Food Pantry at 8 a.m. (Douglas Ave. parking lot)

Sunday, Aug. 21
  • Worship at 10 a.m. (Sanctuary & Chapel)
  • Social Hour at 11 a.m. (Outside)
  • Inquirers Class at 11:15 a.m. (Fellowship Hall)

Sunday, Aug. 28
  • Worship at 10 a.m. (Sanctuary & Chapel)
  • Social Hour at 11 a.m. (Outside)
  • Inquirers Class at 11:15 a.m. (Fellowship Hall)

Wednesday, Aug. 31
  • Tough Talk for Tender Hearts at 7 p.m. with Rev. Amy Heinrich (Fellowship Hall)

News & Upcoming Events
  • Fall Kick-off (aka Rally Day) on Sunday, Sept. 11 (Social Hall & Douglas Ave.)
  • Turquoise Table launches on Sept. 11
  • Lunch Bunch returns on Sept. 20
  • PADS moves to Wednesday nights in October
  • Women's Fall Retreat on Oct. 29 (Ryerson Woods in Lincolnshire)

Volunteer Opportunities*
  • Greeters
  • Mobile Food Pantry
  • God's Gardeners
  • Sunday morning helpers for Follow Me and Kids' Church
  • Chapel AV Team
  • Helpers for our all ages Follow Me program on Sunday mornings from 9 - 9:45 a.m.

*Call 847-362-2174 or email office@boxp.net for a "no strings attached" conversation about these volunteer opportunities or to talk about other ways to get involved.
Worship at 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary
Join us at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug 14 in the sanctuary. Rev. Amy Heinrich is preaching "False Prophets; False Peace." The service will also be livestreamed on our YouTube channel. You may access the service directly at this link: https://youtu.be/04VDOX3466A.
Social Hour
Following worship, join us outside for coffee, lemonade and sweets.

Flower Dedications
The flowers today are placed to the glory of God by Jack and Judy Beinlich in loving memory of Judy’s mother, Dorothy Leighton. To make a flower dedication in the Sanctuary or Chapel, please see Parish Life, call the church office at 847-362-2174, or send an email to office@boxp.net.
Food, Fun, Games & More!
Don't miss our Fall Kick-Off after church on Sept. 11.
Chancel Choir returns from their summer break and we will be launching our fall programs, including our Follow Me all ages Faith Formation programs, Youth Group, Confirmation, and much more!

There will be food and fun for everyone!
 
If your small group, circle, committee or team would like to reserve a spot in Social Hall for our traditional program fair, please email Michelle Groenke at mgroenke@box.net no later than Aug. 31!

Tough Talk for Tender Hearts on Aug. 31
Join Rev. Amy Heinrich on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall for a conversation about her sermon "False Prophets; False Peace."

Fall Backpack and School Supply Drive
The Deacon Board and our congregation will once again be providing backpacks and school supplies to our Mobile Food Pantry guests, students at Hope Technology and Education Center in Chicago, and students in the Waukegan to College program.  Please give generously so that these kids can have a great start to the school year.  
Scan the QR code on the left using your cell phone camera, which will take you directly to the link on Realm or click this link: https://onrealm.org/FirstPresbyteri4662/give/schoolsupplies
Inquirers Class August 21 & 28
Come learn what it means to be part of a Presbyterian denomination! You'll meet our pastors and staff, learn the history of our denomination, and find out how to get involved here at First Pres.

We will meet on Sunday Aug. 21 & 28 from 11:15 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Lunch will be provided. Please call Michelle Groenke at 847-362-2174 or email mgroenke@boxp.net if you're interested in attending.
Stewardship
“I thank my God for you every time I think of you; and every time I pray for you all, I pray with joy because of the way in which you have helped me in the work of the gospel....” Philippians 1:3-5.

As we approach the beginning of the fall season, and the return to our regular routines, your Stewardship committee thanks you for the way in which you have helped First Presbyterian Church live the gospel of Jesus Christ. We hope to continue to engage and energize you into living out our shared faith in all that God is calling us to do.

Online Giving
Click the link below or text firstpreslib to 73256. 
JHF & SHF connect on Instagram
There's a new Instagram page for First Pres Junior High and Senior High youth! Check it out at  https://instagram.com/firstpreslibyouth?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=.
God’s Gardeners is looking for more volunteers
The CARE Garden is located off Winchester Rd. (next to the Libertyville Soccer Complex). Volunteers from First Pres and The Chapel church lead this important up

The regularly scheduled work times for this year are: Tuesdays 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesdays from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Saturdays from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

They also need help on the third Friday of the month (August 19, Sept. 16 and Oct. 14) to harvest, prep and package produce for the Mobile Food Pantry.
  • Harvest: 8:30 - 11 a.m. at the garden
  • Prep and package: 11:30-1 p.m. at the church

Check the CARE Garden Facebook Page for updates on work times, especially if bad weather is in the forecast. You can also call the church at 847-362-2174 and we can put you in touch with Amy Scovill, our CARE Garden leader
Job Openings
First Presbyterian Church of Libertyville is seeking qualified candidates to fill the positions of Business Administrator and AV Coordinator.

Click here for the Business Administrator position or here for the AV Coordinator position.
Libertyville Senior Center
The Libertyville Senior Center offers a number of programs and services for seniors in our community. You may access their monthly newsletter by clicking the link below.
Amazon Smile Donations
Did you know that when you shop using AmazonSmile, Amazon will make a donation to First Presbyterian Church of Libertyville's mission fund?


Thank you to our friends and members for shopping at smile.amazon.com or using the Amazon app with AmazonSmile ON.
Church Office Hours
The church office is staffed Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Please press the doorbell on the office door on Douglas Street to be buzzed into the building.
How to contact a pastor or staff member
Phone: Call 847-362-2174.
Email: Office@boxp.net (emails go to a member of the administrative team and are forwarded to the appropriate person).
Pastoral Emergencies: Please call 847-367-6460 if you are church member and need to reach a pastor in an emergency. Leave a message and a pastor will return your call as soon as they are able.