Sunday, April 15
Meal-A-Month Bags Please return your filled bag by noon today. Find the details here.
Sundays, April 8 & 15, 2018 — Our Spring 2018 Inquirers’ Class continues today in the Conference Room at 11:15 a.m. Additional information upcoming Events
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 — Week 2 of the “Earthbound” Program and supper. Stop by the church office to REGISTER TODAY for this all-ages program. All are welcome!
Saturday, April 14, 2018 —Music for Many: A Celebration of Gifts. Additional information
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 — Lunch Bunch: Water, Water Everywhere—How to Manage It with Amy Dickinson and Jim Futransky. Mark your calendar! Find more information.
Sunday, April 22, 2018 — Earth Care Sunday and Annual Eco-Fair!
Saturday, April 28, 2018 — PCS/YA Tour of the Northshore Distillery. Contact Susan Henning at TODAY! Get the details
Sunday, April 29, 2018 — The Session has called a Special Congregational Meeting in the Sanctuary following worship, for the purpose of electing church officers. Find more information here.
Children & Youth Ministry News
CHILDREN — Sunday School – Our lesson today is The Road to Emmaus.
Join our “Yes Sayers.” In Love Does, Bob Goff says, “I used to think you had to be special for God to use you, but now I know you simply need to say yes.” We need you to say yes to helping with VBS. Many hands make light work. Call or email Carol . Want more information? Registration for VBS is now available. Register here.
If you would like to receive our weekly newsletter online, sign up with Carol
Find out more about children’s Sunday School, scheduled events and more under the CHILDREN tab at the top of the page. Contact: Carol Boyce, Coordinator for Christian Education.
Youth - Confirmation Sign-Ups! Confirmation is a time for students to explore their faith together in fellowship with others. First Presbyterian Church invites all 8th grade students to join us for Confirmation. Registration materials are available in the church office. Questions can be directed to Rev. Kara.
Junior High A.W.O.L. service trip is coming up April 20-21. Registration forms are available here and in the church office. Please register ASAP!
Find out more about FPC Youth Programs, scheduled events and more under the YOUTH tab at the top of the page. Contact: Rev. Kara Smith-Laubenstein, Assoc. Pastor, Youth Ministry.
Opportunities for service
P.A.D.S. — Volunteer needs this week: 5-6 p.m. & 5-7a.m. shifts. Sign up to help at our shelter site by clicking here.
Centering Prayer — Every Tuesday evening, 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the Spirituality Room (210), join us for Centering Prayer in order to… Open yourself to mercy before giving judgment.
We’re Praying for You — Our pastoral staff invites you to join us in prayer via Facebook Live at 11:30 a.m. on Monday mornings. Find additional information.
Cabaret Show to benefit First Pres music department — David Edelfelt will be performing his one-man show at First Pres on Friday, May 4 at 8 p.m. Stop by Social Hall after worship today or the church office during the week for more information and/or to purchase tickets.
Alzheimers & Dementia Caregivers Support Group meets on the 2nd & 4th Sundays each month after worship. Learn more.
Contemporary Literature & Faith will meet Saturday, April 14th from 9-11:00 in the Library to discuss the story, “The Middle Years” by Henry James. All are invited. Direct questions to Eileen Luther Sokoloski. Additional information.
S.A.L.T. Trip to the Long Grove Confectionary. Save the date! Wednesday, May 9. Find more information.
Earth Care Team Eco-Tip —Single Use Plastic Facts: by using a reusable water bottle, YOU could save an average of 156 plastic bottles annually. Read the rest of the story.
In Our Community:
Friese Financial Advocates, Inc. is holding a free "Shredding Day" at their office next Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m.-noon for anyone interested. Questions? Call Mark at FFA.
upcoming Worship Schedule
Sunday, April 22, 2018 A Song in Creation — The Rev. Dr. Brian R. Paulson— Psalm 104
9:45 a.m. Worship — ChapelThe Chapel Music Team 10:00 a.m. Worship — Sanctuary Chancel ChoirSunday’s 10 a.m. Sanctuary services are available here as well as on our YouTube channel.
The previous week’s Sanctuary service may be viewed on cable at the following times:Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. on Channel 17, Comcast – Libertyville, Waukegan, ZionWednesday at 5:30 p.m. on Channel 4, Comcast – Vernon Hills
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