Sunday School ClassesCrib Care under age 2 – Nursery2 & 3 Year Olds – Room 1054 Year Olds & Kindergarten – Room 205Grades 1-7 – Start in worship, dismissed to classes (All ages and grades are as of September 1, 2017)
Midweek Adult Education Offerings
Wednesday Morning Breakfast & Bible Study Group7 a.m. Breakfast • 7:30-8:30 a.m. Bible Study Join us and bring a friend! Questions? Contact Rev. Amy Heinrich at 847-362-2174.During the time of Lent, you may wish to broaden your knowledge and share your thoughts and understandings with others by taking advantage of one or more of the following learning opportunities:
Sunday ADULT FAITH FORMATION OFFERINGS
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in the Conference Room(Childcare available for children 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m)
Sunday Morning Lenten Series (11:15 a.m., Feb. 11-- March 18): The King on the Cross: The Crucifixion in the Gospel of John, facilitated by Ken and Susan Weller. Through video and discussion, discover and explore the hidden stories in John’s account of the last days of Jesus. The intertwined relationships between the ruling Romans and the Jewish temple leadership, mixed with the customs and daily rituals of life in Judea, create a rich brew of tension to which the fulfillment of the Old Testament promise of the Messiah is added. What sometimes seems familiar and obvious has a deeper meaning that will enrich your encounter of the question “Why was Jesus crucified?”. Topics include: Feb. 11: Jesus’ Arrest; Feb 18: Peter’s Role; Feb 25: Jesus’ Trials and Death Sentence; March 4: Why Was Jesus Crucified #1; March 11: Why Was Jesus Crucified #2; March 18: Why Was Jesus Crucified # 3, & # 4
WEDNESDAY EVENING OFFERINGSLearning In Fellowship Together (L.I.F.T.)
7:00 to 8:45 p.m. • Social Hall, Light Refreshments will be servedWednesday evenings, Feb. 28 and Mar. 7 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Reformed Spirituality: Read – Pray – Practice with Diane Stephens Hogue, a spiritual and retreat director, Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA), and affiliate faculty in Spiritual Formation at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Her program agenda follows:
Reformed Spirituality is coming into its own. For centuries, it has been misunderstood and often misappropriated, but with recent scholarship and the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, it is increasingly clear – Reformed Spirituality is biblically, historically, and theologically relevant – even essential – in our fast-paced, crazy-busy 21st century world. All sessions are part presentation, part discussion, and part experiential.
Feb. 28 – Pray: Grounded in the sovereignty of God, Reformed Spirituality advocates for both public and personal prayer. We will explore some promising possibilities.
Mar. 7 – Practice: Our lives are to be lived in a world which Calvin termed “the theatre of God’s glory.” We’ll delve into tenets of Reformed Spirituality such as Sabbath-keeping, spiritual guidance, study, and more – and how we might put them into practice.
Mark your calendar. Our own Rosemary Monahan will lead a 2-part series, Journaling as Spiritual Practice, on Wed. evenings, Mar. 14 & 21.
Attend one or all of the learning opportunities where you can participate at your own comfort level. All are welcome!
Sunday, February 25
A 6-part video-discussion Lenten opportunity, The King on the Cross: The Crucifixion in the Gospel of John, facilitated by Ken & Susan Weller continues TODAY in the Conference Room at 11:15.
Our Music for Many mission fundraiser, is back by popular demand! Singers and Musicians needed! We’re looking for solos, duets, small ensembles, vocals and instrumentalists to fill our stages. Adults of all ages and students in 6th grade and up (5th grade and under will be considered) are encouraged to sign up. The music committee will begin hearing acts in early March. The name of the game is entertainment, so hit us with your best shot! Sign up now. Questions? Contact Judy Brame. And save the M4M date - April 14th!
Deacon/Elder Nominations. If you are aware of a member of our congregation who would make an excellent Deacon or Elder, or you yourself would be interested, the Congregational Nominating Committee would love to hear from you today! Nomination forms are located in the church office as well as in both narthexes. Completed forms should be returned to the church office or dropped in the offering plate by next Sunday, February 24.
We’re Praying for You. Our pastoral staff invites you to join us via Facebook Live at 11:30 a.m. on Monday morning as they conduct their weekly prayers for the congregation. Pastor Paulson will begin with a brief opening prayer at 11:15 a.m.. You’re welcome to share a prayer request in advance of Monday Morning Prayer (via email, Facebook messenger, phone call, not in the office—whatever works for you!) Then at 11:30 you’re invited to pray along with the staff again via Facebook Live.
Senior High Wall-of-Hope Fundraiser! The Wall-of-Hope couldn’t be easier! Just stop by Social Hall, grab an envelope with a suggested donation amount off the wall, put the money into the envelope, offer a quick prayer for the students who will be traveling, and turn it in to the church office. This fundraiser benefits the students traveling on our Senior High summer trips to Italy and to Montreat, NC. Thank you for your support of our students!
The Power of Prayer“Pray for One Another” ~James 5:16 Please contact the church office with joys and concerns no matter how great or small. We, your church family, want to share your concerns and celebrate your joys so call us at 847-362-2174 even if you do not want to be added to the prayer chain or put in the prayer box. Thank you.
If you wish to be added as a member of the First Pres Prayer Chains or have questions, please contact: The Rev. Amy Heinrich at 847-362-2174 or Lennie Blair – at 847-362-2174 Contact Lennie or use the Prayer Request Form
Have you taken advantage of the “Sunday Saint” standing on the side of the chancel? That’s a Stephen Minister. You can receive “on-the-spot” care and share your burden. If you feel you need privacy, just ask the Stephen Minister to step out of the sanctuary or chapel area to share your prayer concern or need. Know, too, that whatever you share, whatever you pray about is confidential.
The 2017-18 Adult Faith & Fellowship Catalog is now available! Pick up your copy in the Narthex or during Social Hour after worship. The guide is also available here. You’ll find a wide variety of classes and fellowship opportunities inside. Annual favorites and new offerings — something for all ages and interests!
Church HoursMonday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m-9:30 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m-9:00 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Sunday 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The church office hours of operation are from 9:00 - 5:00 M-F