Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021
In this week's Parish Life:
  • Faith Formation & Sunday Morning Worship
  • Flower Dedication
  • Fall Fest
  • Holiday Meal Boxes
  • Stewardship message
  • Theology on Tap
  • CARE Yard Signs
  • Join our AV Team
  • Job Opening: Faith Formation Coordinator
  • PADS volunteers needed
Faith Formation on Sunday at 9 a.m.
Join us on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. in Fellowship Hall for our new intergenerational Faith Formation programming. Everyone is welcome and if you haven't attended, we hope you'll join us this week!

The Nursery opens at at 8:45 a.m. for children under 3. If you’d like to participate by Zoom, please register in advance here.
Worship on Sunday at 10 a.m.
The Rev. Dr. Brian R. Paulson is leading worship in the Sanctuary on Sunday. His sermon is titled Commit Yourselves. David Edelfelt is leading the Chancel Choir.

Our worship service is livestreamed at 10 a.m. on YouTube and will be recorded for those who wish to view it later in the day. Click here to download our worship bulletin.

Flower Dedication
The flowers this Sunday are placed to the glory of God by Charlotte and Lora Stivers in memory of James D. Stivers, Sr.; and by Gretchen Clemens in loving memory of Edward Baugh, Katy Clemens and Eric Ostdiek

To make a flower dedication, click this link, call the church office at 847-362-2174, or send an email to

Fall Fest after Worship
Join us outside under the portico immediately after worship for our Fall Fest, hosted by your Deacon Hospitality Committee. You'll find coffee, apple cider and Lee's Donuts. You can even decorate your own pumpkin to take home!

Theology on Tap at 4 p.m.
Come to O'Toole's in Libertyville this Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. for some causal conversation about what our faith has to do with how we live our daily lives.

Fellowship Pad
Sign our Fellowship Pad and make a prayer request by clicking the Fellowship Pad link below.
Join us outside the Sanctuary portico next Saturday, Oct. 30 from 6 - 6:30 p.m. as we pray for our planet on the eve of the U.N. Climate Change Conference. We will ring the church bells and offer prayers by candlelight. This event is open to other churches and members of the larger community. **The Earth Care Team will also be collecting plastic shopping bags for recycling.
A Stewardship Message
God’s generosity and grace are an ongoing part of our lives! Do we awake each day with gratitude? Do we stop to see God’s gifts of life and generosity in the world around us, or the food we eat, or God’s image in the people we meet? Do we pause to give thanks for these things and recognize how God’s generosity is endless? How is your gratitude growing in response to God’s abundance?
Your Giving Matters!
The Fall Stewardship Campaign, The Gift of Giving, is rapidly coming to a close. For those of you who have responded generously, thank you! If you haven’t had a chance to submit your Giving Estimate for 2022, please remember that October 31 is Commitment Sunday. We are asking all FPC members and friends to reply by this important deadline. You can access the Giving Estimate form by clicking on this link. Please know that your giving truly matters. Questions? Please contact the church office at 847-362-2174. Thank you!
Online Giving: Set It... And Forget It!
FPC Libertyville accepts one-time and recurring donations conveniently from our website! Once you set up a recurring gift, you can literally "set it and forget it!" Your secure donation can be made via electronic check or debit/credit card by simply visiting More information is available on our website or by calling the church office at 847.362.2174.
Invest in your Church
Have you considered the benefits of gifting stocks, bonds, mutual funds or Required Minimum Distributions from retirement funds to the church? Perhaps you didn’t know this was possible, but it is! The church’s needs are diverse, and a gift of appreciated securities is a meaningful way to support long-range planning of First Presbyterian Church. (There may be tax benefits as well) For more information, kindly contact Cynthia Churchwell at for info. 
Donate Turkeys & Hams to Families in Need
Thank you to everyone who has donated to the Mobile Food Pantry's Holiday Meal Boxes campaign! Each $18 donation pays for a complete turkey or ham dinner that serves up to eight people. Please consider a donation to support families in need during the holidays.
Join our Sunday Morning Tech Team
Have you ever been interested in working in a TV studio? Or do you enjoy hearing music with the mix “just right”? Enjoy working with things? The Chapel AV team needs your help! Bring your time and talent to help live stream our services to those unable to attend in person.
No experience necessary! We will train you to operate the equipment. We need people who have an interest and willingness to help provide high quality audio and video.
Become a video operator. You’ll frame shots with a camera remote control and select which camera shot is shown to the live stream audience. Or be an audio mixer. You’ll operate the sound board, providing sound to the congregation in the chapel and to those watching at home.
Job details
Video operator
1.  Operate remote controls for two video cameras, framing shots in a visually appealing way.
2.   Select camera shots and computer graphics by operating the video switcher which is used to present the church service to viewers at home.
Audio operator
1.   Place microphones for singers and musicians
2.   Operate the audio mixer, setting levels and mixing sound, to provide a great presentation of music and speech to congregants attending live and viewing the live stream at home.
3.    Rehearse with the band make sure musicians can hear themselves and to ensure quality sound mix of the music during service on Sunday.
Interested? Have questions? Contact Jim Henning at or (847) 989-3707
Growing Beloved Community Yard Signs Available in the Narthex
You can pick one up on Sunday morning in the Narthex or stop by the church office during the week.

Job Posting: Faith Formation Coordinator
The search for a new Faith Formation Coordinator is on! You can read the job description here.

Please share this job opportunity with anyone you think might be a good fit to join our ministry team.
Interested candidates should send their resume to

Questions? Contact the co-chairs of the search committee—Jennie Bucciero ( and Gail Starr(
PADS Volunteers Needed
The homeless shelter at the First Presbyterian Church of Libertyville needs your help.
If you are available to help now or at any time over the next seven months please sign up at 

Feel free to reach out to Dave Marsden with any questions or concerns.
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 blue button below.
Church Office Hours
The church office is staffed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call 847-362-2174 when you arrive and someone will open the "office entrance" door on Douglas Ave.
How to contact a pastor or staff member
Phone: Call 847-362-2174.
Email: (emails go to a member of the administrative team and will be 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.