Second Sunday of Easter
Sunday, April 19, 2020
(Online Service will be posted on Sunday at 7:30 AM)
" Resurrection Truth: God’s Mission Won’t Be Stopped "

Preacher: Pastor Ben Roberts
Worship Leader: Pastor Mark Stapleton

First Reading:   Acts 5:29–42
Epistle: 1 Peter 1:3-9
Holy Gospel: John 20:19-31
As we continue our series, “Resurrection Truth”, we look at Peter and the apostles standing trial before the Sanhedrin for simply proclaiming Jesus Christ and Him crucified and risen. The religious leaders tried to stop the apostles…but they continued to proclaim the good news! It’s the same for the disciples of Jesus Christ today. Despite opposition and threats (and, yes, even a virus that can shut down the world), the Gospel of Jesus Christ keeps on spreading! We will not be deterred! We will continue to carry out Jesus’ mission of seeking and saving the lost as we continue the work Peter and the apostles joyfully carried out.
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
Saturday, April 18, 2020
(Online Service will be posted at 5:00 PM)

505 Worship Service is normally held at 5:05 p.m.
(On the 1st and 3rd Saturday)

Music Playlist for Saturday, April 18:

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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!

We are blessed to continue this Meals TO-GO Ministry for Round 4!
In this time of caution, we are committed to providing a safe environment while
cooking these meals and are taking extra precaution and sanitary measures. 
Meal Choices this week will be as follows: Broccoli Cheddar Soup, Spaghetti Casserole/Breakfast for Dinner (Pancakes and Sausage)/ and Greek Chicken with Rice
Pick up in the St. John's Parking Lot this Sunday, April 19th from 1-2PM (NOTE: NEW TIME).  Prayer Partners will be available (using social distancing).
If you are not able to pick up and need to make alternate arrangements or delivery please contact Katie Pece. or 630-247-8516
There is a sign up genius to sign up for meals on a first come first serve basis. Please forward this message, or pick up a meal for a loved one that may not be able to get out.
We will be collecting items for a local food pantry
this Sunday, April 19th from 1-2PM in the St. John's Parking lot.
Items from this food pantry will benefit local school district families
who are in need of food and support during these difficult times.

Items needed: 
Pasta/Mac and Cheese
Spaghetti Sauce
Fruit Cups
String Cheese
Breakfast/Granola Bars
Goldfish and other crackers
**Please check expiration dates**
 Walmart, Jewel, Local Restaurant Gift Cards.
Please Contact k.pece@sjlagrange for more information.
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

Our story is all about fish. We'll go to the Sea of Galilee where Jesus helps
the disciples catch hundreds of them - it's another miracle! 

This week's story & activities will be emailed to all Sunday School & Wednesday Bible School families.  If you do not receive, contact Dalyne at  or call 630.772.1688.
NOTE: The next installment of our adventure story, The Winds of Redvale ,   will be delivered 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 (online)
505 Worship Service 5:05 p.m.
(Held on the 1st and 3rd Saturday)
Sunday Schedule (online)
Online Service will be posted
on Sunday at 7:30 AM
(Traditional Worship Service is normally held at 8:00 and 10:45 a.m.)
Church Office
Office: (708) 354-1690 x210