Enews: Sunday, October 10, 2021

     October 10th, 2021

 20thSunday after Pentecost

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

In Person & Virtual Worship @ 10:00am

Service of Baptism at the In Person Worship

Order of Worship for Sunday, October 10

Link to Facebook Live

The life of faith often includes times of pain. In those moments, we are free to approach God honestly. We can be our true selves in God’s presence and can freely express our pain, our struggles, and even our sense that God does not respond. “Where are you, my God?” the psalmist asks. Jesus understands what it is to struggle.  Jesus quoted Psalm 22:1, “My God, why have you forsaken me?” from the cross (NRSV). The question of suffering may absorb the minds of theologians and philosophers, but it is not an issue to be debated. Nor is it a problem to be solved. Rather, suffering is a reality to be entered into with compassion and mercy in the name of Christ. When we encounter those who suffer, the Gospel calls us to give our lives and resources to serve and heal. And when we are faced with suffering of our own, the Gospel gives us the assurance of God’s presence and grace, and a community of companions to journey with us. This is the call as followers of Christ . Hebrews proclaims Christ as our high priest, who understands the human experience of pain and mediates grace toward us. When we despair, Jesus reminds us that for God, all things are possible.  


Mark 10:17-31:

A wealthy man asks Jesus what he must do to inherit eternal life, and Jesus answers that he must follow the commandments – which the man claims he has done. Then Jesus tells him to sell all his possessions, give the money to the poor, and follow him, at which point the man goes away sad. Then Jesus teaches that it is very hard for the wealthy to enter God’s Reign. When Peter points out that the disciples have left everything to follow him, Jesus responds that those who have left behind loved ones and possessions for the Reign of God will receive much more in return, both in this life and in the one to come.




Just a friendly reminder we are under MASK mandate for all indoor facilities. So please while in our building  wear your masks.




God of all seasons, we take notice of You in the colors upon the earth. From spring in the southern hemisphere to autumn in the northern hemisphere, You are doing something new. Seedtime and harvest, You are painting a great canvas in our world of beauty and life. Renew our hearts, O God, in the turning of the seasons. Remind us how short and precious life is, Creator of All, so that we might count our days with wise hearts. Help us to enjoy Your earth and to care for it. Whether we are preparing bulbs for slumber or tilling the earth for planting, bless our co-creating with You, Holy One, and grow something new in us. Help us to perceive that You are doing a new thing, sprouting forth and changing, dying and rising again, for all things return to You, O God, Giver of Life. Amen.

Wednesday, October 27


Relations Committee

7:00pm—Charge Conference

The Reverend Danita Anderson (former Aurora District Superintendent) and currently Lead Pastor

Woodridge United Methodist Church will be our Presiding Elder.

Monday October 11th

Finance & Stewardship Committee Meeting

on ZOOM @ 7pm

Thursday, October 14th        

Ministries of Music Rehearsal & Video Recording

Sunday, October 17th        

21th Sunday after Pentecost

Oktober Fest/Auction

Christian Formation Hour @ 8:45am

Preaching – Bonnie Campbell, Pastor

Join Us For Sunday School for Kids – Education Wing



Pastor Luis will be undergoing surgery on October 12 and will be taking time off.  For any office/business/pastoral care related matters please contact Jennifer at 630/627-2508 x 301 or

jennifer@firstumclombard.org and she will assist you. For any Pastoral Care Emergency, please contact Deacon Ginny or

Pastor Bonnie. Pastor Luis will return on October 27th  for the Charge Conference.


All Saints Sunday, November 7

Please send pictures of your loved ones that have passed since All Saints Sunday 2020 so we may include them in our Worship Service.

Please provided full name and date of passing. Last date to submit: October 26!


Christian Formation News.

Reading the Old Testament through the eyes of Rabbi class is closed.

Yes, we reached the maximum number of participants that are allowed in order to be in full participation in ZOOM. 

Sorry about that. Great news we had such a great response!

Please stay tuned, for more opportunities will be coming your way.





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