Sunday, May 15, 2022
Worship at 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Sunday, May 15 (Chancel Choir & Orchestra Major Work)
  • Follow Me faith formation at 9 a.m. (Chapel)
  • Worship at 10 a.m. (Sanctuary) featuring the Chancel Choir & Orchestra. Childcare is available for infants through PreK.
  • JHF Pizza Party at 4 p.m. (Youth Lounge)

Monday, May 16: Lake County United informational assembly (via Zoom)

Tuesday, May 17: Lunch Bunch 12-1 p.m. (Social Hall)

Saturday, May 21: Mobile Food Pantry at 7:30 a.m. (Douglas Ave. parking lot)

Sunday, May 22
  • Follow Me faith formation at 9 a.m. (Fellowship Hall)
  • Worship at 10 a.m. (Sanctuary & Chapel). Rev. Brian Paulson is preaching in the Sanctuary and Rev. Nicole Farley is preaching in the Chapel.
  • Holy Spirits at 4 p.m. (O'Toole's Libertyville)

News & Updates
  • High School & College Grad info needed
  • Project Envision results are now on Realm
  • Announcing our new Pastoral Resident
  • We're Hiring: Business Administrator (part time); AV Coordinator (part time)

Upcoming Events
  • June 5: Confirmation & Baccalaureate Recognition at 10 a.m.; Evening Sabbath at 5:30 p.m.
  • June 10 & 11: Inquirers Class
  • June 12: All Church Lunch in Social Hall
  • June 15: Ecumenical Juneteenth Celebration Dinner & Worship at First Pres
  • June 18: Mobile Food Pantry
  • June 19: Ice Cream Social; Welcome to Kimberly Mendoza; and New Member Recognition
  • June 26: Ordination & Installation of Church Officers
Faith Formation in the Chapel at 9 a.m.
We continue with Practice Joy this Sunday! We'll talk about how to practice joy in all times, learn from Philippians 4:4-9, and wonder about how to make joy. We hope you'll join us in the Chapel at 9 a.m. on Sunday morning.

Click here to learn more about our Follow Me faith formation program and Kids' Church.
Chancel Choir's Major Work on May 15
Join us in the Sanctuary at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 15 for the Chancel Choir & Orchestra Major Work: Schubert's Mass in G, directed by David Edelfelt. The service will also be livestreamed on our YouTube channel.

Kids' Church
We will not have Kids' Church this Sunday so that families can enjoy the Major Work together, but we are offering the option of childcare for children through Pre-K in the Faith Formation wing of our building. The nursery is available for infants.
Session Report
Click here to read the Session Report that was given during worship last Sunday.
Flower Dedications
To make a flower dedication in the Sanctuary or Chapel, please click this link, call the church office at 847-362-2174, or send an email to

Project Envision
The results of our Congregational Survey and Listening Circles were emailed to active members and participants last week. Let us know if you didn't receive it. Additional documents were also uploaded onto Realm. If you've activated your Realm account, you can access those documents by clicking here. Please email if you have trouble logging in or accessing the documents.
Dear Friends in Christ,
We invite you to one of Lake County United’s informative assemblies on Monday, May 16 at 7 p.m. via Zoom.

We think you’ll be excited to hear about not only the progress our leaders have made in advocating for attainable housing for essential workers in Waukegan and Libertyville, but our work on a 24/7 crisis stabilization facility and programs for gun safety.
Our fast-paced program on this early spring evening should be inspirational to many of us who are looking for some good news during these troubled times.
You can register using the QR code to the right or by clicking this link. We've also attached flyers in English or Spanish. After you fill-in and submit the registration, you will receive an email with the Zoom link to the program.
Thanks for Zooming ahead with us.
Elyse Danckers
Kristin Marsden
Sue Kalman
First Pres. Delegates to Lake County United
Celebrating our new High School & College Graduates
We'll be celebrating our high school and college graduates in worship on Sunday, June 5.

High School Graduates: If you have a student graduating from high school, please complete these four short questions here and send a photo of them here by Monday, May 23.

College Graduates: If you have a student graduating from college, please email with their name as you'd like it to appear in the bulletin, as well as the college from which they're graduating. We ask that you send us this information by Monday, May 23.
Lunch & Learn with Lunch Bunch on May 17
Join us for a fun lunch and learn opportunity from 12-1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17 in Social Hall.

Adults of all ages are invited to come enjoy a delicious soup and salad lunch ($10) and learn the history and traditions of Mill Creek Hunt Club. Mary Russert will share the fascinating story of the origins of fox hunting here in Lake County.

Sign up by calling the church at 847-362-2174 or by clicking this link.
Next Steps: Inquirers Class June 10 & 11
Are you interested in joining First Pres or just want to learn more about what it means to be a member of a Presbyterian church? We're planning a class for Friday evening, June 10 from 6-8:30 p.m.and Saturday morning, June 11 from 9 a.m. -12 p.m.

Our Inquirers Classes are a great way to meet new people, learn more about our church, and explore about what it means to be a Christian and a member of a Presbyterian denomination. Please fill out this interest form:
Holy Spirits on May 22
We'll talk about Practice Joy at the next Holy Spirits on Sunday, May 22 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at O'Toole's in Libertyville. Join us and bring a friend.
Stewardship message from Elder Essie Pochron
God loves a cheerful giver. God has the power to provide you with more than enough of every kind of grace. That way you will have everything to provide more than enough for every kind of good work. - 2 Corinthians 9:7b and 9:8 CEB

Consistent, cheerful giving is an act of worship and one way to bring God’s kingdom here on earth. Have you set up your Realm account yet? It’s a great way to set your weekly giving and forget it. It’s easy! Click on the Give Online link below for more information.
Pastoral Resident Kimberly Mendoza
We're excited to announce that Kimberly Mendoza, a new graduate of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, will be joining our ministry team in June.

We will be sharing more information about Kim in the coming weeks as we joyfully prepare for her arrival!
Free Groceries on Saturday, May 21 from 7:30 - 9 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church of Libertyville's Mobile Food Pantry distributes food every 3rd Saturday of each month outside the church. Hours are 7:30 - 9 a.m.

Anyone in need of help is welcome to join us to receive free groceries. No ID, documentation or pre-approval needed. All are welcome. Distribution is first-come, first-served, while supplies last.

There is now an optional RSVP form for our pantry guests. Submitting an RSVP is not required, but it will help organizers determine how much food to order each month.
Job Opening: Business Administrator
Our business administrator, Cynthia Churchwell, is stepping down from her position at the end of May. Please reach out to Elder Nick Proepper or to Pastor Brian Paulson if you or someone you know might be interested in filling the vacancy. A full job description will be available soon.
Part-Time Audio-Visual Coordinator
We're looking to hire a part-time AV Coordinator. Please click here for the full job description.
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.
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: (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.