Sunday, July 25, 2021 Rev. Susan Phillips preaching
9:00 Sundays – Onsite in the Sanctuary
We are excited to add this service to our worship opportunities!

10:30 Sundays - Online via Zoom
Please join us online!

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Or Call +1 312 626 6799 and use Meeting ID: 856 7771 8426

6:00 Wednesdays - Worship in the Garden
5:30 Social Time
6:00 Worship Service
It's delightful to worship in the garden!
We celebrate together in the garden, keep one another safe
and enjoy singing together with Emily Wheeler.
In case of rain we will move inside to the sanctuary.

Help Us Keep Our Micropantry Stocked
Stocking our two micropantries are a way we love our neighbors. 
If you are someone who would like to shop, let us know!
If you would like to volunteer for a specific day, please sign up!
If you are inspired to buy a few extra items at the store, thanks for putting them in the micropantry!
If you would like information, please let us know!
Devotional to Sancti Spiritus by Jan Hill
Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plan to give you hope and a future."
This verse fills me with contentment. Whether I am faced with a major decision or the tiniest decision, as long as I follow His commands and read His word, I can be assured that God will provide a heavenly kingdom beyond all description, a future for me that keeps me in His glory forever. What a promise!
Colossians 1:16 
"For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him."
Interesting the him is not capitalized in Colossians. Whenever I refer to the pronoun meaning God, I capitalize the H.
I marvel at the tiniest seed that matures into a carrot. Add a little sunshine, ample rain and the God given nutrients in the ground and the seed sprouts and knows its duty: to provide nutrients in the orange cylindrical shaped vegetable. So, too, the radish seeds or lima bean seeds lie in wait until the 3 main ingredients, sun, rain and earth are combined.  

The mightiest kings or most powerful rulers on earth also were created by God for His glory. Each person has a choice to acknowledge their creator or to follow satan, who was also created by God. Even a tiny virus, powerful enough to infect millions and shut down a world economy is virtually invisible.  
The vast oceans and the overwhelming sky that blankets the earth are all created by God.

And yet, God created little ol' me, my eyes are now 70 years old, my bones are 70 and my heart still pumps blood throughout. I am sure there is no one who could even come close to creating such a design! And in gratitude, I dedicate my life for Him. I think that is His plan for me; to prosper, not harm, give me hope and a future!
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance promotes hurricane preparedness
With a busy Atlantic hurricane season predicted and tragedies already being reported in the South, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is encouraging churches to make disaster preparedness plans.

Presbyterian Week of Action slated for Aug.23-29
Excitement is building for this year’s Presbyterian Week of Action, which takes place Aug. 23-29. It will lift up not only Black Lives Matter but other marginalized groups, such as Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, who have been the target of hatred and discrimination.

Share your work with us! We would love to see and display your creativity and talent. Send us your colored pictures (scan, email, regular mail) and we will share them on Sunday mornings and maybe also on our Facebook page.
Tuesday Night Bible Study
We are currently enjoying our summer break. We will return in August. Watch this space for future announcements. Have a wonderful July!
Just a reminder that another way to be kept up to date on the happenings of the church is to check out our Facebook page.
Keep Posting Your Renovation Ideas!
Vaccination Helpers Available

Are you having difficulty navigating the registration system for the vaccine? Do you have an appointment but need a ride to the vaccination site? Would you like to have more information about the vaccine or talk with someone who has received it? The Deacons and the COVID Response Team are available to help. If you need assistance contact Chaplain Tim at or call the church office at 217.528.4311 and leave a message. Someone will be in touch.

David Anderson
Nancy Thomas
Keaton Hubbard
Don Struck
Matt Nall
Jennie Claflin
Dorothy Hutchinson-Gross
All events are via Zoom unless otherwise specified.


Wednesday Worship in the Garden Gather in the Garden 5:30. Service at 6:00.

August 1
Rev. Susan Phillips to lead worship in the Sanctuary at 9:00 and via zoom at 10:30

NOTE: Links to all events are attached to items on the church calendar found at If you click on any item in the calendar, the Zoom invitation will open.
You can also find weekly church events on the homepage where a single click on the image of a computer or smart phone will take you to that Zoom meeting.
If you would like some personal assistance learning Zoom, please consider joining us before worship at 10:00 on Sundays, 5:00 on Wednesdays or email for other times.
How to Join a Zoom Meeting
From your computer, cell phone or tablet:
Click the link provided.

To join a Zoom meeting via telephone:
Dial number given for the meeting.You will be prompted to enter the meeting ID provided followed by #.
Church Contact Information
Pastor Susan Phillips

Chaplain Tim Haworth

Tara Kaeding

Michelle Hastings
Voicemail Issues
The voicemail system is not working at church. If you need to reach a staff member please email them.
321 South Seventh Street, Springfield | 217-528-4311
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