April 7, 2021
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Sermon Series:
“What is Your Name? The Life of Jacob”
Sundays, April 11 – May 16

During this series, Pastor Kellen will explore the highs and lows of Jacob in the book of Genesis. Through Jacob’s birth, family conflict, and relationship with God, we see God’s redemptive plan on the move. God transforms Jacob from a deceptive young man into Israel: the one who wrestles with God.

This Sunday: Origin Story 
Genesis 25:19–28, CEB

God’s promise to Rebekah about her children sets the stage for all that he will do in and through the lives and conflicts of Jacob and Esau. The conflicts God’s children experience can be used by God as part of his providential promises.

10:00 a.m. Limited In-Person and Livestream Worship

Reservations for Limited In-Person Worship

We are accepting limited reservations for in-person worship on Sunday mornings.

  • Email or call the church office at 630-668-5147 to make a reservation for the upcoming service.
  • Face coverings are required to be worn and remain on throughout the service.
  • Social distancing of six feet will be maintained between attendees who are not part of the same family.
  • The sanctuary is cleaned and sanitized before and after each service.
  • If you are vulnerable or displaying any Covid symptoms, please enjoy livestream worship at home.

Adult Education
Reflecting on the Psalms with C.S. Lewis
Wednesdays April 7, 14, 21, 28 
7:00 p.m. on Zoom
During these times of crisis and Covid, the Psalms provide a great platform for discussion and growth. Join Dr. Greg Anderson, who will be discussing C.S. Lewis’ “Reflections on the Psalms” as a way of using the Psalms as a vital resource for times such as these. Using insights from Lewis’ only biblical commentary, we will explore topics such as anger, death, justice, beauty, and biblical authority.
Memorial Service
Celebration of Life
for Ruth Lundy
 Saturday, April 10 at 1:30 p.m. 

Reservations to attend the service in-person may be made by emailing or calling the church office at 630-668-5147. Watch the livestream service at firstpreswheaton.org/livestream. Read Ruth's obituary here.
Roof Replacement Begins This Week

One the biggest projects in over 20 years will begin this week, with the replacement of our asphalt roof. Weather permitting, this project will last over a month in duration. It will encompass the area from the Sanctuary to the west end of Stewart Hall. There will be over 30,000 square feet of roofing! Where the contactor will be on any given day will impact our access to our facility. Every effort will be made to inform those using our facility of these temporary changes and how it will affect safe entry and exit to the building.

We ask for prayers and patience as this major renewal for our church begins. Thank you for your generous support which allows this much-needed project to take place. 

Kids Ministry
  • Zoom Sunday School and in-person Sunday School this Sunday, April 11. Join us for Zoom Sunday School during the livestream at 10:10 a.m. If your family will be attending church in person, children can join Chandra in Stewart Hall for Sunday School (iPads or devices welcome). 
  • Kids Together meets outdoors today at 4:00 p.m. Join us in April and May for hands-on projects and games for preschool-KG. The older kids will be doing hands-on art, woodworking and science. Each week includes a time of sports and recreation for all ages. RSVP required for supplies and planning. Please RSVP by Monday of the week you are attending.

Genesis – Middle School Ministry
  • Today, 5:00-6:00 p.m. Genesis in the Gym! Socially-distant games, time for a Bible reflection and praying together about our joys and concerns.

WF – High School Ministry
  • Tonight, 7:00 -8:00 p.m. – Guys and girls small groups will meet at church. Guys in the apartment, girls on the 3rd floor. If it’s nice, we will find a spot outside!
  • Sunday – WF meets from 5:00-6:30 p.m. with outdoor games (weather permitting) and indoor devo, worship and small group discussion. Grab a mask and a friend and join us!
Adult Volunteers Needed 

“I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” Matthew 25:35 

Have you considered how you might be called to befriend refugees in your community? Exodus World Service equips Christian volunteers to walk beside families who are rebuilding their lives after fleeing war or persecution. Exodus provides training and support, you give one hour per week for three months. You can help a refugee kid with homework, or practice English conversation with an adult, all by video/Zoom call. It’s never been easier to make a difference in the life of a refugee family! Learn more here.
It's time for the Women's Ministry Annual Fundraiser! 

Women's Ministry will be selling beautiful notecards with photos of flower blooms a great way to brighten someone's day with a note or to give as a gift in a set. A set of five cards costs $10 and each additional set is $8. Cards will be for sale in the Rotunda on Monday, April 19 from 9:00 -11:00 a.m. and Tuesday, April 20 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. If you're unable to stop by, email or call the office at 630-668-5147 to make other arrangements. 
Church Office Hours:
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton firstpreswheaton.org
Phone 630-668-5147