Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 12, 2020
(Online Service will be posted at 8:00 AM)
" Resurrection Truth: God’s Resurrection is for Everyone! "

Preacher: Pastor Ben Roberts
Worship Leader: Pastor Mark Stapleton

First Reading: Acts 10:34-43
Epistle: Colossians 3:1-4
Holy Gospel: Matthew 28:1-10
Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed! Alleluia! Even as we believe this truth and celebrate its reality, how often do we deny this for some people? How often do we believe that God shows some kind of partiality? How often do we think that the Gospel is not for others? This is what Peter thought, even after Jesus rose from the dead. But after receiving a vivid vision from God and visiting the house of the Gentile believer Cornelius, Peter realizes that God shows no partiality! As we begin our Easter series, “Resurrection Truth”, we begin on this Easter Day with the truth that the cross and the empty tomb are the great equalizer. Everyone who believes in Jesus, that He died for our sin and rose from the dead to give us life eternal, receives forgiveness through His name. Indeed, alleluia!
RESURRECTION TRUTH: 7 Truths To Hold Onto (Whether You’re In A Crisis Or Not)

Easter is the celebration that the crucified Savior Jesus has been raised from the dead. His tomb is empty. He is alive and therefore we, too, can live! The truth of the death and resurrection of Jesus will forever change the course of human history. Just as it did with the early church, it’s the same for the church today. In this series we will unpack certain passages from the Book of Acts, revealing 7 vital truths that, especially in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, we need to trust and share now more than ever!

April 12 (Easter Sunday): God’s Resurrection Is For Everyone! (Acts 10:34-43)
April 19: God’s Mission Won’t Be Stopped (Acts 5:29-42)
April 26: God’s Word Is Powerful (Acts 2:14a, 36-41)
May 3 (Good Shepherd Sunday): God’s People Do Life Differently (Acts 2:42-47)
May 10 (Mother’s Day): God’s Foundation For Every Home (1 Peter 2:2-10)
May 17: God’s Church Is A Team (Acts 6:1-9; 7:2a; 51-60)
May 24 (Ascension Sunday): God’s Plan Is Clear (Acts 1:1-11)

505 Worship Service 5:05 p.m.
(Held on the 1st and 3rd Saturday)
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Brothers and Sisters in Christ!

Offerings and contributions can be sent by mail (505 South Park Road, La Grange, IL 60525) or by dropping off a check at the church. If no one is in the church or school, just drop the check in the mailbox on the west side of the building, to the left of the doors as you face them. Secure contributions can also be made electronically using Vanco. This is a very easy system to set up! You can use this link:" to set up your account. Or you can visit our website:

You can set up the amount and frequency of your payment and it can be stopped once we begin in-person Worship services again

If you have any questions on this, feel free to contact either Pastor Ben, Pastor Mark or anyone listed below.

God bless everyone. Continue to pray and we will be back worshiping our Lord together face to face!
Thomas Braun
Adam Fuller
Marty Haugen
Chairperson Board of Finance
St. John's Meals TO-GO!

The St. John's COVID Care Meal team would like to say Thank You for the generous donations, support, and encouragement of this ministry. It is a blessing to provide food to your families during this difficult time. 

42 families were given meals!
Over 200 servings of food handed out!

Our next scheduled meal pickup will be Sunday, April 19th from 1-2pm.
A reminder that if you are unable to get to the grocery store, please email Dave Thomas @ (or, if emailing is not an option, call Dave’s mobile at (312)576-9421. Given our state’s shelter-in-place situation, one of our members will do their very best to shop for you SAFELY if a detailed grocery list is provided. Members who are willing and able to shop for you will wear gloves and masks when shopping and will only purchase packaged goods (e.g., only fruits and vegetables that are wrapped.) Groceries can be delivered to your home and a receipt can be provided so you can reimburse with cash or check upon delivery (we will try to phone you in advance). In your email or phone call to Dave, please provide your email address, mobile and/or home phone number and home address. Be as specific as possible in your item descriptions and let us know one store where, ideally, you would like us to shop.
Thank you to all those who signed up to volunteer!
More information to come in the coming week!
These are difficult financial times not only for our members but also for all churches across the nation. As many people are working from home these days, please consider making a SJLG Gift2 donation by giving a portion of your weekly gas savings to SJLG. Or, as you may have curtailed family brunches after Sunday services, please consider these savings as well. Other savings might include dry cleaning, auto maintenance/car washes, haircuts and restaurants/entertainment. These dollars will add up quickly and help the church tremendously. Most importantly, we understand these are tough financial times for everyone, so by all means, please only consider giving as you may be able . As our offerings are needed more so than ever, your consideration is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
The Board of Stewardship
We'll begin our Easter celebration with a family Bible story page. Next there's a digital Easter Egg Hunt, a fun Easter craft, a video, a tricky Easter Egg jigsaw puzzle, and an amazing DON'T-DO-THIS-WITHOUT-A-PARENT'S-HELP
science experiment!

The Easter Celebration Package will be emailed to all Sunday School and Wednesday Bible School families.  If you do not receive your package, contact Dalyne Shinneman at  or call 630.772.1688.

NOTE: The next installment of our adventure story,  The Winds of Redvale ,   will be mailed as a separate email. 
          SAVE THE DATE: JULY 27 – JULY 31
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
     47th and Brainard, La Grange, IL 60525 Phone: 708.354.1690

 We invite you to register your children on our VBS Website: . There is no fee to attend.  

Please feel free to contact Dalyne Shinneman at  or 630.772.1688 if you have any questions about our Vacation Bible School program
Click on the TRIP logo above for more information!
Donate gift cards to families in need during COVID-19
Purchase gift cards through our school’s fundraiser for essential goods such as groceries, gas, restaurants, and cleaning supplies, to donate to those in our community.

As COVID-19 widens and families are impacted by hardships related to closed schools, limited access to childcare, work limitations, and more, we have a unique opportunity to help support our community and families.
St. John's Boon Supply Fundraiser is here! 

Here is your chance to support St. John's by purchasing attractive,
durable and fun bags and items that will give back to St. John's School.
Please visit to shop online store. Have fun shopping!!!

Saturday Schedule
505 Worship Service 5:05 p.m.
(Held on the 1st and 3rd Saturday)
Sunday Schedule (online)
Traditional Worship Service 8:00 a.m.
Traditional Worship Service 10:45 a.m.

Church Office
Office: (708) 354-1690 x210