August 10, 2022
This Sunday

"Living the Lord's Prayer" 

We welcome Rev. Dr. David McNutt to the pulpit this month, while Pastor Kellen is away from worship. Pastor David is sharing the sermon series "Living the Lord’s Prayer."

Prayer is essential to the Christian life. Indeed, John Calvin called prayer “the chief exercise of faith.” But what does it look like to live a life of prayer on a daily basis? During this series, we will consider what Jesus says about prayer by examining the petitions of the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6. By exploring this spiritual discipline together, we will seek to embody the Lord’s Prayer in our lives. 

Sunday, August 14
“Your Kingdom, Your Will” 
Matthew 13:24-35 

10:30 a.m. Sanctuary and Livestream

In case you missed last week's worship,
you can watch here.
Congregational Meeting
Congregational Meeting 
Sunday, September 4 at 11:30 a.m.

The Session has called a Congregational Meeting for Sunday, September 4 at 11:30 a.m. after worship to vote on the recommendation from the APNC about the candidate they have unanimously nominated to be the next Associate Pastor. The candidate will preach during worship that Sunday and additional information about the candidate and their family will be provided in advance of the meeting.

Pastor's Bible Study

Pastor’s Bible Study
Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in Stewart Hall
Through August

Tonight: Romans 11 & 12
Welcome Back Picnic
Invite your friends!
Welcome Back Picnic
Sunday, September 11 at 12:00 noon 

Food and fellowship – bounce house, snow cones and games for kids!

  • Deacons are grilling hamburgers, hotdogs, brats and chicken breasts
  • Last names A-M are asked to bring a dessert to share, and last names N-Z are asked to bring a side dish or salad to share

Reception for Dan Sommerville This Sunday
Farewell to Daniel Sommerville
Director of Music Ministries

Dan’s last date is this Sunday, August 14.
Please join us after worship for a reception in his honor.
After serving faithfully with us over the past ministry year, Dan Sommerville, our Director of Music Ministry, will be concluding his time on staff. Dan has prayerfully realized that he needs to be more fully retired. We are thankful for his musical leadership in worship, bringing back the Westminster Choir, and coordinating music for various special services. Please join me in thanking God for Dan’s ministry and praying for he and his wife, Sharen, in the next chapter of their lives.
Dress-A-Girl Worship
Dress-A-Girl Worshop

Thursday, August 25 – 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Stewart Hall, Rooms 106-107
Mark your calendars for the upcoming Dress-A-Girl Workshops! As always, these workshops have an “open house” set-up. You can come for the whole time or for whatever fits in your schedule. Join us to cut, and decorate dresses that will be sent to girls in countries where women don’t normally have access to new dresses.

We have extra sewing machines. We also need help on the dresses that don’t require a sewing machine if you want to come for a shorter time or don’t want to bring your sewing machine. Contact the church office if you have questions.

Eagle Court of Honor
Eagle Court of Honor – Troop 23 will be honoring Collin McKay's achievement of Eagle Scout on Sunday, August 28 at 2:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Please join us in celebrating his Eagle Court of Honor. 

After the ceremony, everyone is welcome to attend a dinner at the American Legion Hall, 570 S. Gary Avenue in Carol Stream. Please RSVP Rachel McKay at by August 20.

One-To-One Care/Stephen Ministry 
These past two years have been a great challenge to our daily lives...emotionally, spiritually, financially, and socially. It has certainly been a test of one’s faith. As we emerge from the wake of Covid, the One-To-One Care team is ready to help anyone in need of a listening ear and a non-anxious presence with a Stephen Minister to help them through any pressing issues currently in their daily life. No issue is too small. Please contact Diane Easter, Henrieta Ribeiro, or Bob Young. We are here for you.

Kids Ministry
  • Blessing of the Backpacks – Sunday, August 14 at 10:30 a.m.  Join us in worship this Sunday for the Blessing of the Backpacks! As our children head back to school for another great year we would like to send them with the love and support of their church. Please have your child bring their backpack or preschool bag to worship on the 14th to be blessed. Each child will receive a special backpack tag with a prayer to keep with them all year.
  • Kids Ministry Volunteers Needed – Would you like to help nurture the faith of our youngest generation? Fall Sunday School is just around the corner and we are in need of some fun and inspiring Sunday School teachers! Please email Stacey Chvatal if you are interested in teaching this year or would like more information.
  • Join us for Kids Church – Extended through September 4! Children will attend church with their families and be invited to come down to Sanctuary Hall just before the sermon to join us for Sunday School. The children will not return to the church service, so please pick them up in Sanctuary Hall after the service concludes.
Genesis – Middle School Ministry
  • We will meet tonight, August 10 from 5:00-6:00 p.m! This will be our last meeting of the summer!
WF – High School Ministry
  • We will meet Sunday night, August 14 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. This is our last hangout before school starts!
Check the First Pres calendar regularly for updates.
Church Office Summer Hours:
Monday through Thursday – 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday – 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton
Phone 630-668-5147