April 14, 2021
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SUNDAY WORSHIP
Sermon Series:
“What is Your Name? The Life of Jacob”
Sundays through May 16

Pastor Kellen explores 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: "Birthright Oversight"
Genesis 25:29-34


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 through April 28 
7:00 p.m. on Zoom
 
In these times of crisis and Covid, the Psalms provide a great platform for discussion and growth. Using insights from Lewis’ only biblical commentary, we will explore topics such as anger, death, justice, beauty, and biblical authority. 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.
Roof Replacement Is Underway!

The replacement of our asphalt roof has begun. This is one the biggest building projects in over 20 years. This project will last over a month and encompasses the area from the Sanctuary to the west end of Stewart Hall, with 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 during this major renewal for our church. Thank you for your generous support which allows this much-needed project to take place.
 

Kids Ministry
  • Zoom and in-person Sunday School 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.
  • Art and Picnic on the Lawn Family Event – Friday, June 30 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Kids Ministry invites you to join us for a group art project and picnic dinner on the church lawn, RSVP required for supplies and planning.
  • Vacation Bible School: Adventure Island  June 14-18 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Kids Ministry is excited to invite you to join us for this outdoor VBS adventure. Preliminary RSVP for planning and supplies.

Genesis – Middle School Ministry
  • Today, 5:00-6:00 p.m. Genesis in the Gym! Socially-distant games and a look at the book of James

WF – High School Ministry
  • Sunday, 5:00-6:30 p.m. Outside games, plus devo, small groups and worship
  • Sunday 6:30-7:00 p.m. – Brainstorming meeting for Youth Sunday
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.
Presbyterian Women – Women’s Ministry

Springtime Luncheon
Thursday, May 6 at 11:30 a.m. in Stewart Hall
 
Program: Liberation Bound
"If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time, but if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together." 
- Lilla Watson

Join us as we celebrate our connection as women, as Kedrick Armstrong leads an exploration of sacred music through the lens of black female artists. 

Honorary Life Membership Award
Installation of 2021-2022 Officers

Your choice of a catered box, individually wrapped lunch, or bring your own brown bag lunch. The $12.00 catered lunch gives you your choice of sandwich with fresh fruit and individually-wrapped desserts. Beverages for all will be available.

To register with a catered order or brown bag lunch, please email or call the church office at 630-668-5147 by Monday, May 3 to reserve your space and meal. 
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