First United Methodist Church ENews
Sunday, May 13
Festival of the Christian Home / Mother’s Day
Jesus’ final discourse in John’s account nears its conclusion with Jesus asking for God to protect the disciples, the ones who belong to him, for they belong to God. Jesus asks for God to sanctify them with the truth, knowing the persecution they will face in the near future.
Jesus wants the disciples to know that they belong to God and that they do not belong to the world, but they have been sent into the world just as Jesus was sent into the world. Jesus prays that they may be one, just as he and God are one.
Peter suggests that the disciples should find a replacement for Judas, so they select two candidates and draw lots, and Matthias is added as an apostle to join the other eleven.
Those who love God’s instruction and refuse to join in the company and works of the wicked are truly happy and bear fruit, while the wicked are ultimately destroyed.
God has testified about Jesus that life is in him, and whoever has God’s Son has life eternal, so if we believe God’s testimony,
we have this life.
Jesus prays for his followers, the ones to whom he has revealed God’s name and God’s word which is truth. He prays that God would keep them safe, would make them one as he and the Father are one, and would make them holy in the truth.
Source of eternal life, speak your saving words of life to us once more. When we follow the advice of the wicked and sit in the seat of scoffers, return us to the delight of your teachings and the joy of meditating on your ways.
Spirit of reconciliation, we celebrate the love that heals us and makes us whole; we rejoice in the love that binds us together in communion with you and with one another, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
In our Prayers Today:
All of our members, especially:
Holly Linneweh; Bill Battcher; Lucille Edwards; Louise Anderson, Pat Matzek, Loretta Tanis, Rich Rardin, Amy Castleberry, Jan Elsner
Those with health and family issues:
Family of Virginia Thomasma, Pat Shaver’s mother passed; Beth, Linda Dumas’s niece; Debbie Sanchez; Kim, niece of Teddie & Dick Knapp; Marlene, friend of Shavers; Tracey, friend of Randi Grzenia; Missy Iannella; Kayson Schumacher; Tony, brother in law of Christine Marousek; Linda Shaver-Gleason; Chris Gleason; Linus Gleason; Ann Efflandt, niece of Jack and Denise Karhoff King; Marilyn Blake, sister of Carol Wixson, Kate Benner, friend of the Landerholms; Sarah Wilkin, niece of Carol Wixson; Janet, extended family of
8:00am Worship in the Chapel
10:00am Worship in the Sanctuary:
Music by: Chancel Choir
Liturgist: Pam Lohman
Ushers: Gerry Chvatal, LouAnn Chvatal, Jack King, Ron Lohman, Jeff Kaiser
Pastor Luis and Norma will be travelling to Champaign for Norman’s Graduation. Pastor will return into the Office on Wednesday, May 16. For pastoral concerns, please contact
Deacon Ginny, Rev. Bonnie, or Scott.
As we move forward in hosting PADS this upcoming summer here are what we need. We need the same number for each of the three weekends.
We will have sign up sheets starting this weekend.
PADS – Volunteer Needs for Saturday, June 2
Dinner Prep (on site) Salvation Army, 1 S 415 Summit Ave., Oakbrook Terrace, 60181: We need 5 people
Sunday, June 2
5:30 – 7:30 a.m. Breakfast Prep, Serve, Clear, clean kitchen, distribute lunches : We Need 3 people
Clean-up – Collect Linens, wipe down pads, sweep floors, drop laundry at Central DuPage Hospital: 6:00-7:30 – We need 3 people.
Clean Laundry Pick-up and Return to Salvation Army: Between 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm, Monday-Friday: We need 1 person
Midnight to 3 a.m.: 1 person
3am to 6 am – 2 persons (1 needs to be male)
In order to be welcoming, please leave the Maple Street parking spaces close to the entrance
available to people that need to park close.
If you are able and would like a
little exercise, please either 1) park in lower lot or 2) pick up a parking permit to use Brust Funeral Home parking lot.
Let’s remember that for some, a long walk or stairs are
dangerous. Thank you!
Beginning May 20, there will be one worship service only at 9:00am. This will carry through September 2.
This was a choice made at our last Church Council Meeting.